Sunday, February 26, 2023

Woof Means I Love You Layout for Lasting Memories #639

It's Sunday, so here's another mood board challenge from Lasting Memories! At first, I was trying to think if I had any police or fire engine photos I could scrap, but I eventually zeroed in on the dogs and decided to do a dog themed layout.  Other design team members focused on the color combo, so there are lots of options you could try, but hurry, because this and all the other February challenges close on Saturday, March 4 at 6pm EST!

Here's the mood board:

And here's my layout:

Paw Prints on My Heart stamp set
Mix In papers
Sage, Honey Butter, Black, Toffee & White Daisy cardstock
Sage, Honey Butter, Pewter & Autumn Terracotta ink
Black marker
Autumn Terracotta ribbon
Paradise Just Bloom paper flowers
Gold brads
Honey Triangles washi tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: frame
Cricut Artistry cartridge: dog, title
Pattern: Rochelle Spears February 2023 sketch

Challenges: Scrap With Stacy February 2023 Tic-Tac-Toe board (I used the left column with gold + washi + brads)

Color My Heart Color Dare #536 (used the right column with Honey Butter + Sage + Pewter, plus some Paprika, Mist, Gold, and the neutrals of Black, White, and Toffee)

Monday, February 20, 2023

Cars & Carts Layout

I'm trying to see how much mileage I can get out of my most recent sketch, so here is another layout based on the sketch, but rotated right this time. These photos were taken at the Discovery Cube in Orange County, which I always considered a place for younger kids (middle school and below), but when my high school senior and freshman saw this layout, they wanted to go visit again. Go figure! Just in case you can't read the journaling, it says, "The kids built edible cars from cookies and candy before grabbing a cart to do some environmentally friendly grocery shopping. So much fun!"

Build a Picnic stamp set
Newsprint Alphabet stamp set (SU)
Summer Vibes & May/June 2022 Mix-In papers
Kraft, Capri, Black & White Daisy cardstock
Desert Sand, Candy Apple Red, Capri & Black ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Turquoise rick rack (Craft Essentials)
Love You More & Heart to Heart Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Boy Set die-cut (Laserline)
Durables Artisan Studs - Pewter
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banners
Cricut Artiste cartridge: grocery sack
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #108 (rotated right)

Challenges: Farm Quest Challenge #22 Mason Jars (I stamped a tiny one, colored it in so it looks like it's filled with strawberry jam, and added it next to the grocery bag)

Sunday, February 19, 2023

2 of a Kind Buddies for Lasting Memories #638

Since I have a bunch of kids, I'm really enjoying the Lasting Memories this month, but this week's friendship challenge is one that could be used for anyone of any age. Here's the Challenge board:

My layout features pictures of my two youngest kids enjoying Legoland together. They were in foster care for four years and had to rely on each other, so their relationship became very close. I used my latest sketch again but moved the vertical picture towards the top and put the title below it.

Colorful Kit papers (KI Memories)
Capri, Raspberry, Bluebird, Sunflower & White Daisy cardstock
Capri, Pixie, Bluebird & Sunflower ink
Fineliner pen (iBayam)
VIP Rainbow acrylic shapes
Hopscotch badge buttons
Capri & Rose grosgrain ribbon (Making Memories)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: scalloped frame, 2 of a kind, Buddies
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: curvy rectangle
Cricut Accent Essentials: arrow
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 108

Challenges: Crafter's Cafe #294 Cute (I picked cute papers and a cute sentiment to scrapbook these cute photos of my kids!); Let's Craft & Create #192 Use a Sentiment (2 of a Kind)

Friday, February 17, 2023

Joy's 8th Birthday Layout

This was an awesome birthday party that my kids loved, so it was fun to scrapbook it! I used a mix of old supplies (like the KI Memories floral paper) and new products (like the horse stamp).

From the Funny Farm, Punny Pals, Friendship Alphabet Small, Just a Number & Number Solos 8 stamp sets
Colorful Kit papers (KI Memories)
Toffee, Almond, Bluebird, Bubblegum, Flamingo, Pear & White Daisy cardstock
Toffee, Pear, Pixie & Black ink
Fineliner pen (iBayam)
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Color Kaleidoscope sticker (American Crafts)
Color-Ready Kraft Borders
Raffia (from my stash, source unknown)
3-D foam tape
Mini heart punch (EK Success)
Cricut Art Philosophy & Artbooking cartridges: hearts
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #90

Challenges: Use Your Stuff #477 Numbers; Time Out Challenges #232 Birthday

Monday, February 13, 2023

Just Chillin' With Dad Layout

I had just finished scrapping this layout but hadn't added any journaling because I intended getting the details from my hubby, when he walked into the room and asked, "Where were these taken?" I guess I won't be adding any journaling unless we someday figure out where he had taken the boys for lunch that day!

Mistletoe & Wood Grain papers
Jingle All the way papers (Simple Stories)
Black & White Daisy cardstock
Black, Cranberry & Cocoa ink
Jingle All the Way Thickers (Simple Stories)
Let's Wander & Color Kaleidoscope stickers (American Crafts)
Black gingham ribbon (Michaels)
Woodgrain Brackets die-cuts
Black brad
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: Just Chillin'
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: with Dad
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #266

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Sweet Treats Layout for Lasting Memories #637

It's Sunday, and that means another Lasting Memories Challenge is coming your way. This week's mood board is almost guaranteed to make you hungry, so grab a cookie and make your way to your scrappy place to whip up a layout and play along! Here's the board:

And here's my layout, featuring photos from a cookie decorating activity:

Traditional Christmas papers (KI Memories)
Topiary, Shortbread, Candy Apple, Green Apple & White Daisy cardstock
Topiary & Candy Apple ink
Black marker
Jingle All the Way Thickers (American Crafts)
Cricut Artistry cartridge: cookies, banners, sweet, treats
Pattern: Stick It Down February 2023 double page sketch 

Saturday, February 11, 2023

EMS Sketch Challenge #108 + But Wait, There's More Layout

Some months I don't get around to creating a scrapbook sketch at all, but this month I have created two! Don't forget to check out my other sketch, a double pager, as well as using the one I'm sharing today. If you use this sketch, feel free to adapt it to your photos, and please leave a link to the completed layout in the comments at the bottom of this post.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout. I was having a hard time figuring out a title for these miscellaneous photos from Christmas Day 2016 until I thought of the old informercial phrase, "But wait, there's more!"

Stacy's Hand Alphabet, Whooo's Your Valentine & Alphabet Solos E stamp sets
Four Season - Winter & October - December 2022 Mix-In papers
Pine, Toffee, Scarlet & White Daisy cardstock
Pine, Toffee, Ruby & Mink ink
Chocolate pigment ink
Burgundy marker (Zig)
Clear embossing powder
White Lacey Trims (49 & Market)
Green organdy ribbon (Offray)
Heart brads (from my stash, source unknown)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banner, tag
Cricut Artiste cartridge: hearts
Challenges: Cut It Up #271 Have a Heart (I included die cut and stamped hearts, heart brads, and the striped paper is actually lines of hearts as well)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Be Mine Valentine's Day Card

It can be challenging coming up with a unique Valentine's Day card every year when you've been married for over 30 years, so I turned to a few challenges for inspiration (see below) and came up with something that I hope will express my love for my hubby on this special day and everyday! 

Thoughtful Seasons stamp set
Love sentiments paper (from my stash, source unknown)
Spring 2020 Mix-In papers
Pomegranate & Black cardstock
Pomegranate & Smoothie ink
Black marker
Stuck on You puffy stickers
Woodgrain washi tape
Paper crimper
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: love birds
Pattern: Try Stampin' on Tuesday #593

Challenges: Double Trouble #131 Love Is In the Air (Thing 1 = hearts are in the air + Thing 2 = entered my card at TSOT + Thing 3 = use TSOT's sketch); Heart's Quest Challenge #23 Love/heart + romantic Valentine; Inspiration Station #46 (inspired by the sweet couple on a swing with hearts in the air above them - I couldn't reproduce the people so I used love birds instead)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

TMNT Layout

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit at the Discovery Cube in Orange County featured many interactive activities for my kids to experience. My youngest son used to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so I enjoyed revisiting this fun memory as I scrapbooked a few of the pictures.

Starburst stamp (SU)
Animal Cookies papers
Bright Glitter paper (Recollections)
Black, Amethyst, Brown Bag & Desert Sand cardstock
Amethyst textured cardstock
Amethyst, Brown Bag & Desert Sand ink
Black marker
Raw Sienna Fineliner pen (iBayam)
Silver cord
Heart punch (EK Success)
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch17Apr (rotated left)

Challenges: Color My Heart #534 (used blue, green, lavender, tan, brown, black & silver)

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Push the Limits Layout for Lasting Memories #636

I am excited to announce that I have joined the Lasting Memories Design Team as of this month! The challenges this month all revolve around a few of the favorite things of DT member Brandi's little boys, and here is the first inspiration board. Even if you don't have kid photos to scrap, I can see lots of ways  you could be inspired by this board, so feel free to join in on the fun.

Here's the board:

And here's my layout:

Flyin' High, Later Sk8r & Boys at Play stamp sets
Let's Wander Mixed Media paper (American Crafts)
Nectarine & White Daisy cardstock
Sunflower, Nectarine, Tulip & Lagoon ink
Teen Spirit Boy ephemera (Echo Park)
Color Kaleidoscope stickers (American Crafts)
Cricut Artistry cartridge: ring
Pattern: Stick It Down February 2023 single page sketch

Challenges: Time Out Challenges #231 Photo Inspiration (I was inspired to use the mixed media paper with multiple colors across it as my background and to use a title with white writing on a colored background)

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Bridal Shower Card for Kayla

The daughter of a friend of mine is getting married and I needed a card for her bridal shower, so I got to work designing something that would match the gift bag I am using. For some reason, my mojo wasn't exactly kicking in, so it took a long time, but in the end I discarded all my earlier ideas and went for something rather simple based on the current sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Here's my card:

And here's the sketch. I used flowers to create the half circle shape at the right end of the card

I also added the butterflies to represent the bride and groom. I was going to go with love birds but was inspired by the latest board from Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges to use butterflies instead. I used the column with die cuts + layers + butterfly.

My final inspiration was from Crafting Happiness' Love challenge, which prompted me to choose the sentiment "With Love," to both reflect the love the the happy couple and the love our family has for them! Here's the sentiment with the butterflies; I added some glitter to them using a clear shimmer brush.

Random Act of Cardness stamp set
Party Time paper
Sapphire, Raspberry, Nectarine & White Daisy cardstock
Sapphire, Raspberry, Nectarine & Flamingo ink
Black marker
ShinHan Touch Twin marker - Cherry Pink
Clear Shimmer Brush
Spring Blossom Just Blooms paper flowers
Craft buttons
Baby Pink embroidery floss
Sapphire baker's twine
Cricut Artistry cartridge: butterflies, sentiment shape

Friday, February 3, 2023

EMS Sketch Challenge #107 + Adventure Under the Sea Layout

Do any other scrappers have a stash of  8.5" x 11" papers that you probably should use but have ignored because they aren't the right size for 12" x 12" layouts? If so, this sketch is for you! It features three 8.5" x 11" papers in addition to five uncropped 4" x 6" photos. Although both pages are loosely tied together with the narrow piece of paper or ribbon that extends all the way across the layout, you could also easily use either page on a single layout. 

The Sketch:

My Layout:

I had a lot of fun doing the tags but they don't show up well in my scan of the whole layout, so here are a couple close-ups:

Voice of the Sea & Tiny Typewriter stamp sets
8.5" x 11" papers from my stash (source unknown)
Peacock cardstock
Peacock, Petal & Black ink
ShinHan Touch Twin markers
Teal marker (Zig)
Hopscotch PML card
Purple Glitter Gems
DE Tags & Framed Fun chipboard
Lagoon ribbon
Color Kaleidoscope sticker (American Crafts)
Challenges: Festive Friday #127 - used hearts + purple + ribbon + something shiny (glitter gems)