Sunday, November 26, 2023

Pin the Bow on the Cat Layout for Lasting Memories #678

Good morning everyone, and welcome back to the latest challenge for Lasting Memories. It has been fun to be the hostess this month, and here's my last challenge. Grateful for Words - use one of the following journaling techniques on your layout: a list, 50+ words, on a journaling card, digital or hidden. I chose to go with a journaling card on this one, and after searching through my stash, I found one I thought went well with the layout. Hope you think so, too, and are inspired to hop on over to Lasting Memories to play along with any of our Scrappy Gratitude challenges before the clock runs out on Saturday, December 2!

Chloe papers (Bella Blvd)
Capri & White Daisy cardstock
Capri & Raspberry ink
Black marker
Chloe chipboard stickers (Bella Blvd)
Hopscotch PML card
Bubblegum embroidery floss
Burlap ribbon
Silver photo hanger
Base & Bling bow charm
Blue craft button
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tags, butterfly
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #141 (Throwback sketch for their November Crop challenges)

Challenges: Festive Friday #148  - used natural ribbon (burlap) + texture + animals + animal patterns (cat paws)

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Scoop the Poop Layout

For my daughter's cat themed birthday party, we came up with a variety of the games, including this one for the kids to scoop the poop (chocolate candies) out of the kitty litter (rice). To be honest, I probably found the idea on the internet, but the kids loved it, so thanks to whoever dreamed up the idea. I found a poop emoji on the internet and traced it to create a hand made embellishment to add to my layout.

Stacy's Hand stamp set
Chloe papers
Toffee, Capri, Cotton Candy, Brown Bag & White Daisy cardstock
Toffee, Capri, Pixie & Brown Bag ink
Coffee and Black markers (Zig)
Cat Lover sticker (Photoplay)
Circle Double Stitched steel dies (Art Impressions)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: heart

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Disorganized Fun Layout for Lasting Memories #677

Hello, everyone, and welcome back to another fun challenge from Lasting Memories. I am hosting this month, and I chose to focus on being grateful for another essential scrappy supply: enamel dots and shapes. I used six dots on my layout, and I love the extra pop it gives to my page. We would love to have you play along with the challenges this month; simply click on the link above to get the details!

Oh Happy Day papers (Simple Stories)
Toffee, Capri & Pear cardstock
Capri, Raspberry, Canary & Black ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Grass Green fineliner pen (iBayam)
Black and White enamel dots
My Happy Place acrylic heart
Raspberry baker's twine
Metal rimmed tag
Let's Wander sticker (American Crafts)
Oh Happy Day Bits & Pieces ephemera (Simple Stories)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: heart
Cricut Design Space: Fun (using Cookie font)
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #285

Challenges: Cut It Up #291 Friends and Family (I chose to use the friends theme because I'm scrapping photos of my daughter having fun with her friends)

Thursday, November 16, 2023

EMS Sketch Challenge #111 - Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

I haven't posted a new sketch since May, but as I was working with one of my older sketches, it kept morphing until it didn't look that much like the original, so I decided to create a new sketch based on my layout! You won't need a ton of patterned paper for this one, but even with four photos there is room to get creative and have some fun. As always, feel free to change things up a bit and please post a link to your completed layouts in the comments so I can enjoy how you used the sketch.

Here's the sketch:

Scrapping photos from my daughter's cat themed birthday party has been a rather hodgepodge affair, so this layout actually goes before the one I posted on Sunday and after the one I posted in August. I think I am now in chronological order, though, so it's all good. The title for this layout was based on the song from the Aristocats, but I decided to keep the second "e" in "Ev'rybody" since it looked better on my layout. Anyway, here's my layout:

Stacy's Hand Alphabet stamp set
Chloe papers (Bella Blvd)
Toffee and Pear cardstock
Chocolate, Pear, Orange & Lagoon ink
Burnt Sienna fineliner pen (iBayam)
Chloe chipboard Icon stickers (Bella Blvd)
Chloe stickers (Bella Blvd)
Cat Lover stickers (Photoplay)
Orange embroidery floss
My Happy Place Shape Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)
Cats & Bats enamel dots
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: large heart
Challenges: Let's Craft and Create #201 Stitching; Scrap With Stacy November Tic-Tac-Toe (used the left column with stickers + ink + enamel shapes)

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Posing Layout for Lasting Memories #676

Happy Sunday, everyone. It's time for another challenge over at Lasting Memories, and this time I asked everyone to show their appreciation for stamps and stickers by including two or more of either on a layout. I usually am all about the stamps, but I had purchased a cute cat themed kit for scrapping my daughter's cat birthday party, so I decided to use the stickers from that. Feel free to hop on over to Lasting Memories and join us for any of the November challenges before December 2!

Chloe papers (Bella Blvd)
Capri, Canary & White Daisy cardstock
Capri, Canary, Pixie & Whisper ink
Peacock Blue fineliner pen (iBayam)
Chloe & Molly stickers (Bella Blvd)
Oh Happy Day sticker (Simple Stories)
Blue Jean Heart puffy shapes (Doodlebug)
Striped ribbon (American Crafts)
Pattern: Sketches in Thyme #588 (rotated right)

Challenges: Festive Friday #147 (I chose alphabet + patterned paper + Hello sentiment - the blue sticker at bottom right)

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Enjoy the Presents Layout for Lasting Memories #675

Good morning, and happy Sunday to everyone. I'm hosting the challenges over at Lasting Memories this month and went with a theme of Gratitude List with a Scrappy Twist. Today's thing I'm grateful for is die-cuts! I used lots of die-cuts to decorate this layout of my son opening presents on his birthday. We would love to have you join us over at Lasting Memories for this challenge before it closes on December 2!

Sweet Safari papers and stickers
Sundance, Lagoon, Bluebird & White Daisy cardstock
Honey, Lagoon, and Candy Apple ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Teal Dots
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: hearts, presents, postage stamp mat, buddies
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tab, postage stamp frame
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Pattern: SCS Sketch April 17