Friday, March 29, 2024

5th Grade Grad Portrait Layout

My mojo has been seriously missing this month, but I managed to pull together this layout in just a few hours, so hopefully it's slowly returning. My goal for this month was to finish my eldest son's elementary school album, and I actually did it! He turned 22 this past December, so this achievement is way overdue - LOL. I decided not to include any journaling since this layout will go right after his fifth grade graduation layout (lots of journaling!), plus I've said everything I needed to say using the word ephemera and stickers.

A Typeface stamp set
Field Trip patterned paper (American Crafts)
Spring 2020 & Jan - March 2023 Mix-In papers
Mocha & White Daisy cardstock
Sapphire, Toffee & Mocha ink
Candid Moments PML card
Petticoats & Pinstripes ephemera ((Echo Park)
Field Trip ephemera (American Crafts)
Teen Spirit - Boy ephemera (Echo Park)
Slice of Life puffy sticker (American Crafts)
Field Notes Thicker (American Crafts)
Let's Go Tidbits (Chic Tags)
Field Trip Thickers puffy stickers (American Crafts)
Confetti Dot Brown grosgrain ribbon (Offray)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: photo corners
Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap #293

Challenges: The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone + optional Bingo (I used the diagonal starting at the top left with Words + Pearls + Free + Photo + Brown)

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Open House Layout for Lasting Memories #694

Hooray for Sundays and Lasting Memories challenges! Here's another Getting Into Shapes challenge from Sandy, and this time we're focusing on triangles with a twist of using ephemera. I am almost done with my eldest son's elementary school album, so I decided to grab photos from his 5th grade open house and incorporate triangles by adding a little banner for the title. What creative way can you use triangles and ephemera? Come show us over at Lasting Memories by March 30!

Smarty Pants patterned papers & stickers
Kraft, Candy Apple, Buttercup, Colonial White, Black, Grape, Fern & Bluebird cardstock
Candy Apple, Desert Sand & Fern ink
Black marker
Twilight Bigger brads
Sunset baker's twine
Illustrated Faith Family ephemera (Bella Blvd)
Field Trip Ephemera (American Crafts)
Field Notes ephemera (American Crafts)
Slice of Life puffy stickers (American Crafts)
Let's Wander Thickers (American Crafts)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banners
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #59

Challenges: The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone;  Scrap With Stacy March Tic-Tac-Toe board (used the diagonal with stickers + circles + puffy stickers)

Sunday, March 10, 2024

5th Grade Graduation Layout for Lasting Memories #692

My goal for this month is to finish my oldest son's elementary school album, since he is already 22 and I should have done this years ago! Thanks to this week's Lasting Memories challenge, I was able to put another layout into his album. Sandy asked us to create a layout with at least four squares and a square shaker box. I pulled out an old sketch of mine that had lots of squares, and was able to fit the shaker box into one of the photo spaces. I love challenges that make me get creative and step outside of my comfort zone, so thanks to Sandy for her inspiration. We're playing with shapes the whole month of March at Lasting Memories and would love to have you join us!

Blue Ribbon, Teacher Appreciation, Friendship Alphabet Small & Casual Expressions stamp sets
March-April 2002 & January-March 2023 Mix In papers
Black, Clover, Honey Butter & White Daisy cardstock
Black, Clover Meadow, Lagoon & Honey ink
Black enamel dot
Green, silver & gold sequins (from my stash, source unknown)
Washi tape (Recollections)
3-D foam tape
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge #32
Challenges: Colorful Options March 2024 - Green; Color My Heart Color Dare #590
Double Trouble Challenge #161 Pinch Proof - Thing 1 = use green + Thing 2 = play along with Festive Friday's Inspiration list #154 (I chose green, gold, gold embellishment & good luck sentiment) + Thing 3 = add a touch of gold