Monday, March 28, 2016

A Boy And His Dog Layout

I'm up today with my last layout of the month for Scrapbook Challenges.  As a design team we are only asked to complete four projects a month, but I liked this sketch so much I needed to use it too.
The paper is by Bella Blvd and came in one of my Creative Kits from My Creative Scrapbook.  I believe it was the October kit if I had to guess.    All of my edges are inked in opposite colors.  The reds in blue and the whites in red.  It looks really cool in person.
Thanks for popping in today, and if you use today's sketch please let me know!

Monday, March 21, 2016

First Wink Layout

Thank you for joining me for another reveal for Scrapbook Challenges.  As you can tell I've really been enjoying the challenges this month and have gotten so much done.  
This is another sketch challenge and of course I had to alter it.  I rotated the sketch and moved the title.  Where I used the two 3x4 pocket cards is where the title was intended to go. 
The wink of my title was plain wood veneer.  I took some acrylic pain I had laying around and painted it to match my journalling card.  
I also don't know if you can tell in the photo, but I stitched down each side of the block like the dotted lines in the sketch. 
I really love how you can take a sketch, and alter it slightly, to make it work for your photos.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Soccer Star Layout

Time for another sketch reveal at Scrapbook Challenges. Please go check out the sketch for this week and see just how much I switched it around to fit the photo I had.
This is our son's first sports photo!  I used an older collection from Carta Bella, and the title is a cut file from Miss Kate's Cuttables that I bought through the Silhouette Store.
Thanks for checking out my layout today, and I hope to see your entry at the challenge blog.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Future Picasso

Welcome to another reveal for Scrapbook Challenges.  This is a Flashback Friday - sketch 197.  The sketches are now in the 470's so imagine how old this one is!
For my page I turned the sketch, and used the July creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook.   It was a beach/summer themed kit, but I changed it around to fit the boldness I wanted for my photos.  The green paper backing the photos has cameras, but you'd never know it since I only used a sliver.  The green of my banner also has all summer words on it, but I cut it in the "wrong" direction your eye doesn't really make the word connection.  
I did have a challenge on my title enough letters left for what I wanted it to read.  The letter T and E in future are cut and put together from other letters, and the C is Picasso is actually a U.  it looks better in person than the camera picks up.
Since the photos had such bright colors I didn't really know where to start, but was very happy with how it came out in the end.  Will you be joining us for this sketch?  If you do be sure to leave me a link so I can come see what you created!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
30th Anniversary of 
Connie's Sweet 16 Birthday Blog Hop
We are so delighted you are joining us to celebrate Connie's Birthday!! We will be showcasing projects centered around, you guessed it, birthdays! 

Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.
We have several awesome sponsors for this hop! 
And a freebie for everyone at the end!

One lucky winner will win 2 free files from Miss Kate Cuttables.

One lucky winner will win these awesome goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart.

Everyone can win this cute Birthday cut file for free. After you hop and leave a comment on all the blogs, send Connie a message on FB or via email and she will send you the Free SVG from Paper Crafting World.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Wednesday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 3/16/16 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Without further is the page I created for the hop.  I don't usually do pocket pages, but I had so so many photos of this one that I worked the best.  I took a pocket page I had and used my fuse tool to alter the sizes to fit my photos.  Most of the goodies are from Doodlebug with some Queen & Co washi and Fancy Pants puffy stickers thrown in.  

Up next is Barbara, but I hope you will follow me on whatever platform you are most comfortable with before you hop along.
Here's our line up in case you get lost.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

FireFighter Layout

I'm so excited to share with you my first layout as part of the design team at Scrapbook Challenges.  The challenge this time was to use chevron paper. 
I like chevron paper, and of course have a ton, but as I look at my layouts I realize I don't use it all that often.  This was perfect for me to pull out some of those papers and make myself use them.
The design was actually an older (August 2014) sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.  What is even older is the paper collection...It's from My Mind's Eye and is called Boy Crazy.  It was released in 2013!  
I'm so glad that my last few layouts have been using older products.  I really need to make a dent in what I own!  Have you been using up your older products rather than buying new?