Friday, February 28, 2014

P is for Pizza- My Scraps and More Sketch #70

It is time for another reveal on the My Scraps and More Sketch blog!  Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my layout:

I used Fancy Pants "Hopscotch" collection for this one. To help bring all the different colored papers together, I edges the pieces with green ink. I moved the journaling up to the top left embellishment cluster because I felt it worked better there.
The felt pieces are from a pack of Basic Grey "Woolies". I placed the striped pink buttons at the same angle as the stripes on the border sticker I used.

I was also inspired by the 2/12 Word Up Wednesday challenge on the My Scraps and More board.  The challenge was to use the phrase "(Letter) is for (Blank)".  I had no idea what to name this page, so this challenge was perfect!  For the circle embellishment by the "P", I put a sticker on a button- I really enjoy doing that, it is a quick way to add some dimension to a sticker and dress up a button!

Make sure you head over to the My Scraps and More Sketch blog and check out what the rest of the team did!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper and rub ons- Fancy Pants Designs
Buttons- Oriental Trading Company and Hero Arts
Felt- Basic Grey
Twine- Pink Paislee
Chipboard- KI Memories and Basic Grey
Stickers- Fancy Pants Designs and American Crafts
Pen- Sharpie
Ink- Tsukineko
Punch- Marvy

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Giving Thanks

 I put together this two-pager pretty quickly yesterday.  I had these photos printed out as collages, so I worked from there.

I wanted to have both backgrounds the same color, but I didn't have two sheets of matching cardstock, so I went with the two toned background and used my patterned paper to pull the design together.  I used mostly Simple Stories products.  I find that whenever I use Simple Stories, my pages come together quickly.

I was also inspired by the 2/13 Throwback Thursday challenge at My Scraps and More.  The challenge was to use at least 3 rub ons.  I pulled some rub ons from my stash that worked with the colors of my layout.  The tree in the upper right corner is a rub on, as are the metallic copper scrolls by the title and down the left side of the page.

I also pulled out some brads and eyelets to accent my flowers a bit, haven't used eyelets in a while!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper and Stickers- Simple Stories
Brads- Basic Grey
Eyelets- Michaels and Making Memories
Gromlet- We R Memory Keepers
Pen- Tsukineko
Rub ons- Pink Paislee and We R Memory Keepers

Friday, February 14, 2014

Isn't She Sweet

I'm back today with a layout I finished a few days ago.  I was inspired by the Throwback Thursday challenge at My Scraps And More for last Thursday.  The challenge was to use a collection that was at least 3 years old.  I pulled out my Basic Grey "Porcelain" collection.  I'm thinking that one is about 5 years old!  

I made this layout about a friend's baby shower (that baby is now 3 1/2 years old!).  I printed the photos as a photo collage and built my layout around them.  I used the photo collage as a pocket for the invitation. I wanted to add some pattern to my background cardstock so I used my Stamping Gear and some pink ink to stamp the pattern.

To highlight the photo of the sweet baby of honor, I used a felt frame.  The actual frame had already been used, so I used the felt that was left around it to cut another one. I used some canvas flowers to embellish the layout.  I inked them with some yellow and pink inks to make them match the colors in my layout.  I finished them off with some buttons.  Rather than using string in the holes of the buttons, I squirted some platinum Stickles in them for a different look.

The other part of the challenge was to used 3 stickers from the collection.  I used a journaling sticker, the flower, and a circle sticker that I stuck to a button.  

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper- Basic Grey
Stickers- Basic Grey
Flower and canvas- Prima
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Stamp- EK Success
Buttons- Rusty Pickle
Ink- American Crafts, Ranger
Pens- Tsukineko, Sakura
Felt- Fancy Pants
Cartridge- Holiday Cakes
Collage Template- Scrapbooks Etc.

My Scraps and More Sketch #68- He's Here

It is my first official reveal at the My Scrap and More Sketch blog today!  This week we had this fun, single-photo sketch by Wendi to work with:

I decided to make a page using my youngest son's birth announcement.  I had fun doing some inking and stamping for this one.  I found a cool stamp set at Archiver's for 75% off last week that has lots of splatter and brush images.  I think I will get a lot of use out of it.  I used it here for the circle and "ribbon" pieces in the top right and also to underline my title.  

I have quite the mix of papers on this page, all scraps!  I started with the Karen Foster animal paper and went from there.  I used the Cricut for my title. I also did some fussy cutting for my embellishments, cutting out the little duck and the vellum stars.  

Make sure you head over to the My Scraps and More Sketch blog and check out what the rest of the team did!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper- Echo Park, Karen Foster Designs, Crate Paper, Sassafras Lass, October Afternoon
Tape- My Mind's Eye
Ribbon- The Paper Studio
Brads- Basic Grey, Making Memories, Crate Paper
Stamps- Hero Arts
Ink- Tsukineko, Colorbox
Vellum- K and Company
Punch- Marvy
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridge- Holiday Cakes
Sketch- Wendi Robinson

Monday, February 3, 2014

Baptism Card- Case This Sketch #61

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my nephew who was baptized last weekend.  I used last week's Case this Sketch:

The cross was stamped and heat embossed.  I also inked the edges of the sentiment and sprinkled and heated silver embossing powder on it.  For the background a used a new text stamp to add some texture. (Ha, ha, get it "text" ure?! Anyway...)  I added some drops of navy Stickles to look like water down the center of the cross.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Scraps and More Sketch Blog DESIGN TEAM!

If you regularly check this blog, you know I love to work with sketches for my projects.  I even have a tag for it!  Well, I applied a couple of weeks ago to be a part of another sketch design team: the one over at My Scraps and More. And I was accepted!  I am so very excited!  The ladies on the design team are SO talented!  When you are done checking out my page here you will want to head over there to check out the rest of the team, it is great!

Here was the sketch we were given:

Here is my layout:

More white space than I usually have, but it is fun to mix it up from time to time.  SOMEONE (I won't name any names) did make a comment about how much empty space there was, but whatever, I like how it turned out!  

I started with a sheet of Bazzill cardstock that had embossed heart banners all over it.  I wanted to make those stand out more so I used a couple of colors of spray ink (the embossed areas resist the ink). 

For the cluster on the upper left, I used a Heidi Swapp chipboard resist heart that I inked in pink and purple, a doily that I misted to make it shimmer, a transparency quote, a journaling sticker and some Dew Drops.  I colored a few of the Dew Drops using Alcohol Ink.

For the title, I used some old Pink Paislee chipboard letters for a pop of color and cut the words "Made with" using my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot.  This is one of the finest fonts that I have ever cut, but I'd say it worked pretty well.

Now that you have seen what I made, head over the the My Scraps and More Sketch Blog and check out the rest of the design team!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper- Bella Blvd
Tape- Bella Blvd
Chipboard- Heidi Swapp, Pink Paislee
Ink- Tattered Angels, Tsukineko, Ranger
Pen- American Crafts
Stickers- Simple Stories, October Afternoon, American Crafts
Transparency- Die Cuts With a View
Font- CK Bella
Dew Drops- The Robin's Nest

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Scrapping Everyday Miracles February Challenge

It is February 1st, which means it is time for a new set of challenges at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  I created examples for both of the sketches this month.

First up is my card.  I made this wedding card for an old neighbor who got married a few months ago (yes, I said a few months ago, sometimes I am so not on top of things!).  The heart cut is from the Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge.  I backed it with the blackout of the same heart cut from vellum.  I stamped "love" in VersaMark and then used some Stamp N Bond.  After heating it, I sprinkled the blue glitter on it.  The finishing touch was the pearls and gems.

I used our inspiration verse this month as the sentiment inside my card:

My second project is a layout based on the layout sketch.  These are some photos from one of the first sessions of ECFE that my son was able to actually play and participate. I had a lot of fun playing with these bright colors and practicing some clustering in the top left.  Oh, see those letter stickers in the title?  They are ridiculously old!  I was happy that they worked with my color scheme and theme for this project.

I used rub ons, wood, chipboard, stickers, and some fussy cut stars for my cluster.  After I had all the pieces attached, I wanted something to connect them.  I have seen some layouts recently that use some bunched up thread as an embellishment so I decided to try that here.  I really like how it turned out!  

I have these epoxy quotes and thought this one fit the layout well.  The journaling card that I used had a car on it, so I found an apple sticker to fit the theme of the layout better.  A fussy cut star and a wood star complete this smaller cluster.

Make sure you head over the Scrapping Everyday Miracles and check out what the rest of the team made and the awesome prize this month!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper- My Mind's Eye, Echo Park
Die Cut Paper- KI Memories
Stickers- Bo Bunny Press, American Crafts, Cloud 9 Designs, Simple Stories
Wood- Adorn It
Ribbon- Michael's
Twine- Target
Floss- DMC
Rub ons- Basic Grey
Pen- Zig
Ink- Ranger and Clearsnap
Embossing Powder- JoAnn Crafts