Monday, December 28, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook Prize

Here is what I won from My Creative Sketches - the sister site to My Creative Scrapbook.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Wedding Party

I am hear today sharing a wedding layout that I completed using the December 1st sketch from Stuck? Sketches.  I changed the two photos to one large one and I used the flourish in the right corner to mimic the top of the sketch with a cluster of embellishments.  No title here because it's going in my wedding album so we all know what it's about :-)
So tell me your tricks to getting straight photos!  This layout is cock-eyed, but I noticed it looks that way in my photo.  I had it lined up with the edge of my table so it must be how I was standing.  What do you do to get the photos straight?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

That Was Awesome

I know it's not Sunday, but I finally got to sit down and work on the Scraplift Sunday piece from the Paper Issues Facebook group.  
My take follows the form of the layout fairly closely.  My main paper choices were the Carta Bella line Boy Oh Boy.  Several of my embellishments also came from that line, but I also have a few in there from Basic Grey, Close To My Heart, A Flair For Buttons and the title from Heidi Swapp.
Hope you like my take!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tiny Fan

Being home this week I managed to get a layout done last night!  I used the sketch from GrandDiva's Creative Corner.  Even though I made a few adjustments if you go to her site I think you can see the sketch was used fairly closely.  
The paper is from Echo Park's That's My Boy collection.  I've saving that paper with the football field on it for something special.  Since these are pictures of the Super Bowl I thought it was the perfect time to pull it out.  The modeling paste was left white and put through a Tim Holtz stencil.  I believe this one was just called something like splatters.
Well - off to get more cookies in the oven...until next time!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Slide Buddies

Hi fellow scrappers!  I'm here today sharing my newest layout for the (P)inspired challenge over at Paper Issues Facebook group.  The photo had lots of red, white and black elements in it, but what spoke to me was a striped onesie (see the stripes on the sleeves of our sons shirt?) and the saying on the pin said Be the reason someone smiles today.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but my husband is smiling over playing with our son in these photos.  It was the first time he has gotten to play with him at chick-fil-a.  I also used the black and white paper as a nod to the inspiration.
I had these photos on my desk for awhile, and had tried other things, but nothing seemed to work.  I even threw away a whole nights modeling paste work because it just didn't complement the photos.  I think this design worked well.
The papers are from Bella Blvd Color Chaos collection and came with my June kit from My Creative Scrapbook.  This is the fifth layout I have gotten out of that kit, and still have tons left! 
Thanks for joining me today.  I have plans to get more up this week, but in case I don't...Have a Merry Christmas!

Southern Girls Challenge - A Bit of What you Fancy - I love enamel dots and stars

Monday, December 7, 2015

Making Memories Layout

Just a quick post today sharing a layout I did using the sketch over at My Creative Sketches.   Head over to the site to see the sketch and you'll see how I changed it up a bit to fit my style of scrapping.  The papers are from and old Close To My Heart collection.  It was meant for fall, but I liked how the colors matched the grass and shirt M was wearing.  Thanks for checking it out!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

College Graduation Layout

Happy Sunday Everyone!  Today I'm up with a layout that I am using to enter the December Sketchy Saturday over at Paper Issues.  I took their sketch, but used it "backwards".  My title is where their photos are and my photos are where their blocks of paper should be.  Check the link out and you'll definitely be able to tell how I was inspired.
The paper and embellishments all come from the August 2015 creative kit over at My Creative Scrapbook. The papers are from the Fancy Pants Summer Sun Collection, as is the flair and my title.  My title is a project life card that I trimmed to fit the space.  
Hope you enjoyed what I created.  I'm signing off now to do the grocery shopping and hopefully get some scrappy time in after that.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Noel Tree Layout

I figured with the holidays coming up I'd continue to share with you some of the holiday kits I got used up.  These kits are from Scrapbook Generation and are a year old.    I thought that even though they used a retired paper line the design could be adapted to fit any paper line, and even any season.  
Are you working on getting caught up with your old photos?  I recently went through all the layouts I had done, but not in books and sorted them by year.  I then started with the oldest year and printed all the photos I needed to finish the year.  This was photos from one of those printing sessions.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Soccer Friends

Morning Everyone!  In one of Facebook groups our challenge for December was to use a sunburst design, or paper, on your layout.  It's not something I'd normally use so it was quite a challenge for me.  I actually had to ask a friend how she completed her sunburst.  She used scrap paper to make a template, but with having our son and working I needed something quicker.  I found this you tube tutorial and it was done in no time! 
For my sunburst effect I used the Carta Bella Boy Oh Boy line. I didn't want to use all patterned paper because it looked so busy.  What I did was take a matching color and emboss and arrow pattern, from Heidi Swapp, in clear powder.  I gave the paper a little something, but not too much.
The background paper is from an old Studio Calico kit.  The title actually came from our son.  As I was working on the page he came over to see how it was going, saw the pictures and said..."Look, my soccer friends."
Hope you enjoyed the layout, and have a great weekend.