Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Seriously?! Truck Layout

So I'm back with another layout from our trip to see Monster Jam!  I promise there is only one more trucks layout :-)  I had so many more great pictures from this event, but I tried to pick only some of our favorites.  
Even though I missed the deadline to enter for the prize I loved the June 1st sketch over at Stuck!? as I thought the circle element was perfect for a Monster Truck ring. I did flip the sketch though to accommodate the orientation of my photos and I traded the one photo on the bottom for two smaller ones. 
The papers are from Bella Blvd's Color Chaos collection and came as part of my June creative kit form My Creative Scrapbook. This is my second layout made from the contents of the kit...I have another coming up next week...and I still have enough paper/embellishments to do many more.  
The stickers are all from the Bella Blvd collection, but my accents come from various other places.  The orange washi is from a Freckled Fawn kit.  While the name dots are from DoodleBug and the Seriously title is a Simple Stories Snap card.  A little tip for you...the quote sticker in the right hand side didn't pop enough again my white background.  I took one of my comics and edged the sticker in an orange that matched the washi and it looks so much better.
Well, that's it for now.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday

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I'm up today with another reveal for the ScrapMuch? design team using a fabulous sketch from Laura Whitaker. This time I turned the sketch sideways to fit this adorable photo of my nephew when he turned three last month.

Since the photo didn't have a lot of obviously colors I had some trouble choosing a color palette, but once I got rocking it went very smoothly.  The paper is an Echo Park collection called That's My Boy.  The title, washi, and flair badge are both from my Freckled Fawn subscription kit...totally still in love with that subscription.  Seriously, you need to check it out.
So what do you think of this weeks sketch, and my take on it...would love to hear your comments.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Scrap Our Stash June Blog Hop

Hi All and welcome to the June Scrap Our Stash Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Suzanna's blog...doesn't she do great work!?
I choose to make a pocket letter for this months hop.  I had a swap to fulfill so it was perfect timing.  I used the 2012 Echo Park Collection Hello Summer for most of this letter.  Three of the card embellishments (the flip flops, ice cream and camera) are from the Paradise Beach collection released the same year.  I did cheat a bit and the & symbol and the popcorn sticker on the top left card are from my Freckled Fawn kit.
I used crystal lacquer on the ice cream card in the corner.  Each scoop had dots so I put the lacquer on each of the dots...it gave a cool look and nice dimension to that pocket. My partner has already received this and I'm so glad she loved it.

So now you're off to Jennifer's blog to see the amazing project she created.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Monster Jam

So I've had my eye on the creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook for a couple months now.  Last week they had a promotion that if you signed up you received a free Julie Nutting doll stamp and prize pack.  Well that was enough that it tipped me over the edge.  What I really liked was you could sign up for two months as a trial.  I have signed up previously for kits that require a six month commitment and after two months of lousy kits realized I was stuck.  I like have the chance to try these first.  
My first kit came yesterday, and I dove right in.  I will have an open box going on on you tube shortly if you want to see what all was in the kit.  It was jammed packed of things that matched!  That was my frustration with a previous kit club...you got bits and pieces from this and that collection/designer and nothing really matched anything else.  This could all be used together. The kit also came with a copy of the monthly sketch from their blog called My Creative Sketches, which is what I used for the layout below.  The paper is from the kit and is part of the Bella Blvd Color Chaos collection.  The orange dots are modeling paste mixed with pearl pen and put through a Tim Holtz stencil.  The embellishments come from various companies including Freckled Fawn, Doodlebug, Queen & Co and Stampin' Up.
I don't usually work on black, but I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone.  It will definitely take some getting used to.  How do you think it came out?  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Big Layout

So last week I showed you the right hand side of my two page Big Helper layout, and now it's time to share the left hand side.  I created both of these using a single page sketch from Laura Whitaker and ScrapMuch? 
In case you missed last weeks reveal.  I took an old Scrapbook Generation kit and re-purposes the paper.  I loved the paper, but knew I wouldn't use it with the sketch they provided.  I'm determined to use some of my old items though so voila.  
So even though they are two single page sketches do you think they work together as a double page?  I'd love to hear your thoughts, and until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Southern Girls Goodbye

Time for my last reveal at Southern Girls Challenge Blog as they are changing their design team format.  Can you believe I've been with them for 16 months!  I've made lots of cool projects, and appreciate them giving this challenge newbie a chance.
The challenge this go round is to use white/cream - mint green and/or turquoise and coral and/or pink.  I used an old Studio Calico Kit for my paper and embellishments from Doodlebug and the Freckled Fawn April Kit called Oh Deer Me to create this pocket letter.  This is one of my favorite so far...right up there with the beach ones I did.
Today is also hubby and I's ten year anniversary! So...if I can get 20 comments (ten for our marriage and ten more for ten more years) I will give away a prize.  We're so happy today so I want to share that with you.  Until next time...Happy scrapping!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

College Graduation

Welcome to my last reveal for the Lasting Memories challenge blog.  While I may not be designing for them I will certainly try to keep up with their challenges...what a fun bunch of ladies.  
For my last assignment we were given a quote about a journey, and it being our own...not for anyone else to understand.  I didn't go with the theme of the quote, but with the word journey.  My sister recently graduated college and I created a layout with her schools colors and a place for a photo of our family after the ceremony. 
The paper is an older Doodlebug Collection and the title is a Heidi Swapp wood piece.  I hope she loves how it came out.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Helper Layout

     Welcome to another sketch reveal for the ScrapMuch? team.  I am finding Laura's sketches so inspiring that for the first time in a long time it's easy to get my design team assignments done! Today's sketch was no different.  I used this week's sketch to create the right hand side of a two page layout about our son helping Daddy in the garden when he was only about two.
       I used papers from an old Scrapbook Generation Super Sketch Club kit that I never got around to making the designated layouts for.  I've really been working on either making those layouts in advance, and having them ready, or using the paper for other things.  There is so much new stuff I "have" to have that I need to use up some of what I already own.  I'm sure you all can relate!
     These papers happen to be from the Simple Stories 24/7 collection, and I love them.  If I could find the whole kit collection I'd but it!  The colors are the perfect combination of bold and subtle all at the same time.
      So...for the left hand side of the page I used another of Laura's sketches, but you'll have to wait until next Friday to see that one :-)  Until then...Keep Scrapping!