Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's A Party Layout

Time for another layout - I'm on a roll this week!  I can't believe how quickly this one came together using the sketch from ScrapMuch? was done in under 20 minutes, and I'm usually one that agonizes over where I place everything.
The collection I used was Be Different by Fancy Pants.  It was perfect for the sketch and the subject of my photos.  This was our son, and my nephew, at my aunts surprise wedding last June.  She told us it was a retirement party, but some of us guessed better :-)  The journalling is hidden on the tab that says cousins...pull it up and voila!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monkey See Layout

Still feeling the affect of the snow here and work is opening several hours late.  I'm not complain about extra time at home!  Today I'm sharing a layout I created using the sketch from My Creative Sketches.  
This was the final layout I completed in my kill the kit challenge with Echo Park's All About A Boy.  After this layout I didn't have anything big enough left to even mat a 4x6 photo.  Sad to see my favorite kit go, but happy to be using my stash!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Layout

Welcome to another snow day post.  This one I completed using the January 15th sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap.  It was perfect to highlight this larger photo of our family from our sons 2nd birthday back in 2012.
The paper is a combination of a really old DoodleBug Collection and just and old Doodlebug Collection called Hip Hip Hooray.  I outlined the brackets and ampersand to highlight them again the patterned paper.  I also did some hand doodling to look like stitching along the edge of all the papers. In person it really set the design off nicely.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rub-A-Dub-Dub Layout

Hi all!  We're experiencing winter weather here today so I'm "stuck" inside and getting to work on thing around the house and in my scrappy area..oh
I'm sharing with you today a layout I created using the January 15th sketch over at Stuck?.  I challenged myself on this one because I don't usually choose to work with sketches that are like photos strips, but I really enjoyed how this came out.  
The paper I used was from an old Echo Park collection called All About A Boy.  It was my favorite collection ever I think, and the layouts I completed his month killed the kit.  Happy to have stash used up, but sad at the same time that my favorite collection is gone.  Anyone else go through that with their favorite collections?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tractor Boys

Thanks for joining me for another layout share!  I'm thankful for all your views and comments.  This layout was created with the free sketch that Scrapbook Generation put on their new Facebook challenge site.  Be sure to look them up at SG Scrap Squad.
I used at WRMK collection designed by Teresa Collins that I've had in my stash forever.  Some Freckled Fawn embellishments, doodling, Tim Holtz splatters and I was done.  Easy peasy on this one and I was pleased with how the colors popped on black!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Going For Gold

Thanks for joining me today while I share my newest layout created off the sketch from GrandDiva's Creative Corner.  It was originally a two page sketch, but I only used the left hand side.  I also used the the mood board from Creating with Paper & More. The mood board had a wood sign in it inspiring the wood grain paper I used for my background.  It also had a child blowing snow that looked like stars...hence the star accents I used around my page.  Lastly, the board had a deer in the left corner. My husband is an avid hunter so it inspired me to scrap about his recent achievement at work.
Last, but certainly not least, I went with Rochelle Spear's challenge of using twine or ribbon on your layout.  I had a ton of both these items in my stash, but never really use them so this was perfect for me. 
I also wanted to include the comments that were posted when his job put the achievement on their wall.  I didn't want to include four full size photos on the page, and I didn't want to shrink the photo of him down so I used some flip flaps from Close To My Heart to fit them all in.

Thanks for bearing with me for my super long post.  Hope you love the layout.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Zoo Fun

Welcome to my first completed layout of 2016.  Hope you have had a great start to the new year. 
This layout has several new things for me...gesso and the packaging technique that I learned from Adele at Inkie Quill's videos.  So I used gesso on the page and them some modeling paste.  I  took some mist on a piece of old packaging, added water, and them smooshed it over the modeling paste.  I wanted to mimic the splashes the penguin was making in he water on the zoo smart car.
The paper is from an old Lawn Fawn collection called into the woods.  I didn't have any embellishments from this collection...if it even had I cut some of the critters from the paper to use.  I figured they were appropriate since the page was about a trip to the zoo.
I used a sketch from Stuck?Sketches and then used some Simple Stories photo flap thingies to add more photos. The journalling is also under the floppy thing so that the memory is there, but not adding to the busyness of the layout.
Hope you enjoyed my attempt at trying something new!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Top 15 in 2015

Happy New Year!  I am very excited to be playing along with the Paper Issues design team on heir top 15 in 2015 blog hop.  Be sure to leave me a comment as to which one is your favorite and why.  Without further adieu here are my top 15 in no particular order.