Friday, July 24, 2015

Splash Layout

     Welcome back to another Scrapping Our Stash blog hope.  I'm so excited to be participating two months in a row, and honestly my paper just made the qualification since the new releases started coming out last week.
You should have arrived here from Laura's blog...didn't she have an awesome project!
     My project was inspired by a Sketch~N~Scrap sketch with the twist of old/vintage photos.  I didn't have any vintage photos, but the ones I am using are from when our son was about 18 months...he's now about 4 months away from being five!
     The paper is from Carta Bella's Soak up the Sun collection.  The green washi has been in my stash for years and the orange is from Freckled Fawn.  I used some modeling paste for the stars and some other random Freckled Fawn embellishments.  
    I know there is a large journalling area on this page, which is not like me, but there was actually a large story I wanted to remember about these photos.  The title is some Doodlebug chipboard letters.  I love them, but they have been sitting in my stash for quite sometime since they are so big.
    You also may have noticed that the upper left corner looks a little wonky. I promise that is not due to a bad photo, but will be part of the memory now.  I was playing catch  with our son with a soft ball in the basement and wouldn't you know he managed to knock a glass of water all of over my scrap desk!  I thought about re-doing the layout and then thought...nah....I'll just add some journalling to the back and it will be part of the memory!
  Now I send you off to Audrey's blog to see what amazing creation she has for us this month.  Until next time...Keep scrapping!

Zoo Fun Layout

     Can we start this post with looking at just how small our little man was!  This was his first trip to the zoo at right about 18 months.  We treated my Dad with a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo for Father's Day.  
     I used the newest sketch from ScrapMuch!? for my page.  It obviously doesn't follow it to the letter, but even when I start out saying I will follow it to the letter it rarely ends up that way.  I kept the strip at the top in addition to the layers behind the photo, but changed it to one large horizontal photo instead of a medium vertical one.  I always struggle with large photos, but was happy with how this came out.
   The paper is from Stampin' Up several years ago...before the catalog changed styles.   Some Thickers and monkey die cuts from a zoo swap I did a few months ago and the page was done.
   So...I want to see what you do with the sketch.  If you participate make sure to link here so I can leave you a comment.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping! 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mini Album Blog Hop

     Hi everyone.  You should have arrived here from Heather's Crafty Heart...didn't she make such a cool mini album!?
     What I really loved about this hop was you could make something new or show your favorite past album.  I tried to get something created, but didn't make it so I'm sharing with you my favorite album I've ever made. I created it with a tutorial from My Sister Scrapper and the All About A Boy Collection from Echo Park.  Without further adieu....

     I hope you enjoyed the video.  Now before you hop on over to Charity's blog to see here amazing project please follow me with bloglovin and leave a comment to be entered to win a coin envelope mini album that I made.  You can also receive an additional entry for following my Facebook page.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

In case you get lost along the way - here's the full line up
1.   Me (Kelly Jean) - kelsterjean designs
2.  Amanda - Random Sweetness
3.  Nubia - The Papercutting Nerd
4.  Beth - Scrapping Wonders
5.  Heather M - Heather's Crafty Heart
6.  Lynn - Lynn's Everyday Ideas
7.  Charity - Scrappin' Chaos
8.  Mandi - Kraze of MJ
9.  Heather S - Coffee and Pretty Paper
10. Kristin - rukristin papercrafts

Friday, July 10, 2015

Trucks Rule Layout

     It's time for another ScrapMuch!? reveal with what I promise is the last of the monster truck pictures. I'll admit when I first saw the sketch I was a bit stumped as circles and brackets aren't my forte, but that is what's awesome about can interpret them in your own style.  
     I used the June creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook that contained a ton of the Bella Blvd Color Chaos collection.  I kept the embellishment clusters in the same place as the sketch..dropped the bracket and turned the two photos into four.  The enamel dots are from Doodlebug and the title in from the Freckled Fawn April kit.  The word stickers from Bella Blvd I edged in Copic markers that matched the other colors I was using.     Despite my changes I think you can still see the sketch in my layout.  What do you think?  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Boys Will Be Boys

     When I saw the July 1st sketch over at Sketch~N~Scrap I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to use, and it came together in right around an hour.  An hour is probably a first for me as I tend to agonize over every little embellishment.
     The paper is an old boys collection from Echo Park that I have been hoarding, but I'm really trying to get through my stash as there are so many new collections I want to buy.  The flair is from an awesome Easy shop called A Flair For Buttons.  Some Bella enamel dots, Studio Calico wood veneer and Jillibean Soup ephemera and I was ready to go.  
   What do you think of the sketch and my take?  Will you use it?  I want to see if you do!  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!