Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Little FourWheeler Layout

     I'm was on a role this month with finding challenges that help me get these 8x10 photos done.  When I saw the sketch from Scrap Much? by Laura Whitaker I knew it would be the perfect 2nd page to my previous 9 month boy layout.
     I stayed pretty true to the sketch except I rotated it and turned the three photo spots into one large one.  The scallop and bracket borders were done using my Kiwi Lane templates. To tie the pages in together I used the same paper lines and the same embellishments...voila...a whole new page in under a half hour.   I'm really loving sketches lately rather than photo or color challenges because they allow me to get the photos I need to done without to much stretching to make my ideas fit.  Also, who can complain about getting a page done in a half hour!?
Until next time...keep scrapping!

Friday, August 22, 2014

9 Month Baby Boy Layout

For the first year of our sons life I took him to the portrait studio once a month and had some 8x10's taken since they were only 2.99 a sheet.  I love having the large photo showing all his growing features and we staged each photo to show some of what he was doing that month.  The only problem I have is scrapping that one big photo.  When I saw the inspired by challenge at Sketch~N~Scrap this month using one large photo I had to jump on it to get some of my photos done.
     During this month we had gone to my Uncle's cabin and road four wheelers.  I used some cork paper by Studio Calico and some camo paper I've had in my stash for about 3 years.  If I had to guess the camo paper was from The Paper Studio.  All the embellishments except the wood circles I believe are Studio Calico as well.  Was so happy to get this photo scrapped and was happy with the way it came out.
     Do you have a size photo that you find challenging to get done?  Until next time....Keep Scrapping!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Child's Play Challenge - Flintstones

Welcome to another reveal for Child's Play Challenges.  This time we needed to use the TV show the Flintstones for our inspiration. I watched re-runs of the show occasionally as a child, but not enough to have toys or pictures for the challenge.  I do remember the episodes focusing mainly on the father (Fred) so I chose to do a layout for photos of my wonderful husband.    Unfortunately, I thought I had another week and my photos weren't ready in time to place in the layout.  The layout will hold three 3.5 x 5 portrait photos.
     I used a sketch from Paper Secrets, and their CAMP challenge.  You have to use something on your layout starting with each of the letters.  C  = cork chevrons. A = Antique Linen distress ink to color the tag and a tiny sticker Alphabet to spell father.  M = mist in two colors dropped in both corners. P = patterned paper by Echo Park and Fancy Pants.
     The tag, twine and star actually all started out white, and I used distress ink to color them.  The tag is Tim Holtz Antique Linen and the twine and star are Vintage Photo.  I wanted to highlight this to show you can use your current stash on many layouts without having to go buy more.  Just have to think outside the box a little bit.  
     I hope you have some fond memories of the Flintstones and will create a layout to join us.  Link up by August 31st.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sesame Place Layout for SSIB

Welcome to my August reveal for SSIB.  We changed things up with month and are using a sketch with the twist of homemade die cuts.  Our die cuts were graciously provided by our blog owner Stacia, and are wonderfully done.
     I pulled out DoodleBug Design Hip Hip Hooray collection and got to punching.  I love how the bright happy colors of the collection worked so well with the Sesame colors.    I used all B side papers in order to avoid the birthday items and I'm very pleased how well everything ties in together.  I didn't buy the enamel dots when I purchased this collection and really wish I had for this layout.  
     This is also one of the few times I've used white card stock as my background, and it was a pain to photograph.  I really think this is one layout that has much more pop in person that the photo.
     I hope you take a look at our sketch, get your die cuts out, and join us!  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Paper Crafter's Anonymous Design Team

     I have another fun announcement!  I was chosen by the fabulous Close To My Heart Rep Heather Flaherty to be part of Paper Crafter Anonymous' design team. I am very excited to be working with such great people. Make sure to check out her page and look for my creations starting in September.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Child's Play Challenge - Weebles

     Time for another fun reveal from the Child's Play Challenge team.  We were challenged to use the toy...Webbles.  The slogan of the toy is Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down.  While our son had some Weebles I didn't have any pictures of him playing with them.  I decided instead to go with the fall down part of the rhyme.  I used pictures of when hurricane Sandy struck, and our son had to come to work with me since daycare and home were without power.
     To go with the falling down/tipsy feeling of Weebles I used a mid July sketch from ScrapMuch? I thought the skewed accent paper worked perfectly.  All the papers and elements are from the Bella Blvd Max collection, and I even added some outlining in my stars (my attempt at doodling).  The amazing tab pulls a photo out of the street signs knocked over.
     I hope you enjoyed my reveal, and that you will come over and join us.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Let's Get Sketchy Magazine

I am so excited to announce that my Auntie Loves Me layout from my March SSIB reveal, and Child's Play Challenge win has been chosen for publication in the edition of the Let's Get Sketchy "Get Inspired" Magazine that was released today.  
There is so much inspiration in their free have to go check it out!  This is my first time being published, and I certainly hope it won't be my last.  Check out the magazine, the great challenges they have, and until next time...Keep Scrapping!