Friday, September 22, 2017

Scrappy Besties - A Stuck?! sketch & a Sketch in Thyme PL sketch

Well it's been a min, huh?!

Seriously getting into my family's busiest season, but I've got to stay on track with my scrapbooking!

Today I'm bringing a fun layout I created with the most recent Stuck?! sketch.

Here's the original sketch:

I must've been waiting for the exact perfect STAMPS to create this layout. I used my new Beautiful Mess set from The Ink Road stamps shop.

Cheryl is someone I was paired up for a pocket pals Disney swap. Well, we sure hit it off over our love of Disney and scrapbooking, and not having anyon in real life who "gets" our type of scrapbooking! We talk almost every day! I was super excited to meet her and her family on our last Disney trip, and these are the pages documenting it.

I used some of the fun sentiments from this crafty set about my Scrappy  Bestie! I popped them up with foam dots around a cute Minnie frame.

I started out trying to do a red and white page, but I couldn't find enough red with the bright white. So I made my own background paper by embossing Minnie's bow in white on red paper, and I used my clearsnap smooch to color some white flower yellow to bring that bit of added color throughout the page.

We both agreed we do not love the photo, but we are memory keepers, and we realize it is important to tell the story anyway! We will just have to go to WDW again and take another!!

I used the little pushpin stamp to tab my hidden journaling card behind the photo.

I found this one final perfect blue flower to help bring that color to the bottom of the page!

I embossed the texture pasted castles with iridescent glitter, and I also stamped an iridescent glitter Minnie bow to math the background paper, but it apparently doesn't photograph well.

I love it!

So I also completed the corresponding pocket pages where I included photos of the boys playing together at Disney Springs.

I used a fun sketch from Sketches in Thyme Project Life to create a card for this layout.

It says "Dis BFF" as our boys took to each other well and quickly! So sweet!

Here's the original sketch:

Here is the card within the entire PL page:

And here's the backside, which includes my 4 year old's photog skills!

I"m still plowing through and playing catch up on my Pocket Palooza 100 days project. This was part of it. Not giving up!

Thanks for checking out my layouts today!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Perfect Day - a Lasting Memories page

Hey everyone!

I hope you've having a wonderful weekend. We have another wonderful challenge for you this week over at the Lasting Memories blog - to use florals in your layouts!

This is the 6x8 layout I created for this week's prompt:

I picked up this 6x8 Heidi Swapp paper pad at Tuesday Morning & thought it would be so perfect for our Biltmore photos!

I stamped these Stampin' Up flowers and embossed them and fussy cut to add to the floral aspect of the page.

I added my title of sorts on this turned up bit. I love titles usually, but this is a mini album, so I do not feel titles are necessary on every page since they're clearly within the same theme.

It ended up being a beautiful day that day after the rain passed by. We had a lovely no-kids trip to Asheville. The Biltmore is lovely.

I hope you will go play along with our challenge this week at Lasting Memories, and you still have time to play along with our other pattern challenges.

All papers - Heidi Swapp
Floral stamp - Stampin' Up
Perfect stamp - Studio Calico

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Fussy Cuttin' with IRS

Happy Friday-eve!

I just wanted a quick post about my layout that is on the blog over at The Ink Road. It's all about fussy cutting the new alpha stamps. Ahhh the new collection is so amazing. You should definitely go buy it! Very versatile.

Here's my layout:

Visit the blog at Ink Road Stamps to see more details and see how I patterned the outline alphas!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Cozy Cub - a PI prompt page

Heyyyy everybody!

I had a very scrappy Labor Day holiday, and am bringing you a new layout made during that productive day.  I used the Paper Issues prompt of "let's give them pumpkin to talk about" Ha! I love it!

So I made this fall layout for my little cub.

Ahhh not even a year later and he's so huge now! :(

I wanted the orange to compliment the tone of my photo, but I love a good kelley green, so I couldn't ignore those pjs. I think it's a little bit of a different color combination but I'm diggin' it.

I had to outline the alphas with a marker, as they were not standing out enough for me. I used the sequins to bring the green and orange together within the page.

I also added the orange twine to the green strips as another way to tie the color combination together. I seriously bought this entire pad of WRMK paper at Tuesday Morning, and I've scoured the package, and I cannot find the name of the collection?!

I am just loving this bear stamp! I use it on so many layouts. I embossed him with green to add to the green theme.

I am just sooo ready for fall! It's really felt a lot like fall this weekend, let's hope it stays that way. Watching my favorite team on tv as I type & I used my pumpkin lotion today. Fall is my favorite!

Orange papers - Craft Smith Co
Wood paper - Crate Paper
Green bits - We R Memory Keepers
Alphas - Basic Grey
Stamp - Hampton Art
Acetate piece - Cedar Lane by Pink Paislee

Thanks for looking & Thanks for the Inspiration, PI - I'll probably use that Issue theme as a title some time! haha

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Star Spangled Studs

Happy Sunday-Funday!

I hope you are filling your day with fun. Today I'm bring a fun layout for this week's challenge over at Lasting Memories. The challenge is to use stripes on your layout.

I scrapped some 4th of July photos of my Star Spangled Studs, where stripes are obviously a staple for an Independence Day page!

All papers and die cuts beyond the background are from a Pebbles collection. I typically scrap a series of photos of my boys because it's super hard to choose the best photo of these crazy kids.

I used navy ink to stamp some stars & splattered some navy Heidi Swapp shine as well. I spangled the title with gold thickers.

Contemplating packing up craft supplies makes me want to use up my stash! Hence, all the die cuts splattered throughout the page.

I hope you will go play along with this week's challenge at Lasting Memories! I can't wait to see what you all create!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

S'more Please! - a SID sketch

Well, nothing like waiting until the last minute, but I have a layout for the August single page sketch over at Stick It Down.

Here's the original sketch:

I just had to! I finally broke into the precious Pink Paislee Outfitters paper I've been hoarding.

I also used my new stencil from Clearsnap that I received as a prize in the mail the other day!

I picked out some gold, coral and navy sequins to compliment the Pink Paislee paper. I also tied the ephemera title together with the page with the turquoise texture paste.

Usually all my camping pages end up with wood grain and cork - I just feel like it adds to outdoorsy feel a bit!

Legit, this kid will make us build a campfire in the rain because you just cant't go camping without a fire!

I love this fun loving kid! I had a lot of fun getting a little messy with this layout, and I knocked out some hoarded pieces from Outfitters and that title piece I've been keeping for just the right photo!

Gray background paper - Studio Calico
Mountain Paper - Pink Paislee
texture paste - Heidi Swapp Shine
Wood veneer - Heidi Swapp
Smores ephemera - Pebbles
Cork - DCWV
Hexagon stamp - Ink Road Stamps
Hexagon stencil - Clearsnap
photo layers - Crate paper

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Summer YOLO - a Stuck?! sketch

Happy Fri-yay, y'all!

I'm bringing another layout created with a Stuck?! sketch today.

I loved this fun diagonal sketch!

I stash busted some old, favorite ribbon on the diagonal, and used one of my favorite papers from the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection.

No joke, ice cream was life on this cruise ship! Haha!

I used these pebbles ice cream pieces to layer around my photo and scraps from Crate Paper and a card from MAMBI, and the colors worked pretty well with the Simple Story collection - I love when that works out.

As usual, I had so much fun creating with a Stuck?! sketch!

Paper, YOLO card, stickers - Simple Stories
Ribbon - American Crafts
Ice cream - Pebbles
Green layering card - MAMBI
red and yellow layering papers - Crate Paper

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Bros before Bows

Happy Eclipse day!

I hope you have your safety eye wear & a good view today!

I'm bringing you a fun little page I made of my boys. Do you ever use color schemes that you love to wear to inspire your page?

I'm super into a cream, black and army green  look right now, so obvs I dress my boys in the same, and I let their clothes inspire the layout.

I just can't be onboard with the lights, brights, pastels with a plain white background all the time. It's beautiful and I admire it, but this page is so me.

I matted the page with an olive green, and the newspaper page is a vellum, which I overlaid on a white cardstock.

I used some random pieces of cardstock from my stash for the layering pieces. This die cut piece is one of a pack of Heidi Swapp "decorate paper" I got on clearance from Joann and hoard because I love them so much!

I stamped the bear on textured cardstock then embossed with the same olive green for a tone on tone that turned out fun!

I love throwing in the pops of black to offset the cream and green.

As usual with my boys, I can never pick just one of the multiple photos it requires to get them in a good pic together. So I used all of my favorites!

That's a baby finger pointing to his brother and saying "Heath? Heath?"  Haha, he awoke naptime a little too early for me to complete this process alone.

Those gold glitter pieces were put in tie together the title, which I found in my favorite way of coming up with fun title - searching pinterest for toddler tshirt ideas!

My oldest may not agree, seeing as how his bff is a big wearer of bows, but I do hope they will make this a mantra at some point! LOL

Green cardstock - DCWV Adventurer
Newspaper vellum - K & Company
Black doily - Joann
Green checked paper - the Paper Studio
Map paper, black/cream chevron, and black tag - Studio Calico
Die cut paper - Heidi Swapp
Bear stamp - Hampton art
Heart stamp - Ink Road Stamps
Key - Joanns
Bros and Bows alphas - thickers
Washi - Recollections by Michaels

I had so much fun creating this page! I hope it inspires!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer Vibes with my Guys

Happy Fri-yay, people!

I'm really digging on some Summer layouts lately, so today I'm bringing you another!

I was inspired by my friends over at Paper Issues and their Working Title Challenge to use Summer in your title.


Y'all! They had this beautiful Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection for $5 at my Hob Lob! What?!

Can I also just say that I totally just had to go look at the name of the collection & it's part of my title?! Maybe I subconsciously knew it? IDK. I think I'm just totally in sync with my LOVE - Simple Stories.

I'm such a frugal crafter (read: hoarder) that of course I couldn't just use the ENTIRE PIECE of my favorite paper from the collection on one page. So, I cut a border from this gorgeous  hombre, sunset inspired paper, and went all Missified with my stamp inks and packaging smooshing on some white cardstock.

I smooshed some turquoise/aqua at the top, coral and pink in the middle & orange at the bottom. I was quite happy with the effect.

One can never have too many layers, AIR?!

True confession: My cricut mat is in need of replacing, so after it butchered some of the cloud cut files, I couldn't ask it to cut me some paper strip borders. I used my circle punch to create a couple of scalloped borders!

The larger cloud is fussy cut from the SS collection, but the others are from cricut.

I adore the label stickers from the collection! the little confetti stickers went great with my Heidi Swapp shine splatters.

This particular photo only too about 100 shots. He kept holding his breath and going under before I could snap it!

I loved using the stickers with an hombre affect to match the papers. Blue atop and pinks/corals down below. Man, I love lazy pool days with my boys!

I had so much fun creating this mixed media, summertastic layout!

All papers and stickers - Simple Stories Summer Vibes
Guys alphas - Amy Tangerine
Other alphas - SS Summer Vibes
Inks -  Stampin Up
Splatters - Heidi Swapp Shine

Thanks for looking!