Monday, May 23, 2016

Hello Baby

I'm here today with another layout for Scrapbook Challenges using one of our daughters newborn photos.  This took a totally different turn than the sketch, but I LOVE how it came out.
 Except for the sequins and doily all these products come from Simple Stories.  The doily was a plain white one from my stash that I colored with Tim Holtz Broken China distress paint and my waterbrush.  It matches the blue in the paper perfectly.  
Thanks for checking out my layout, and as always...if you participate please leave me a link so I can be sure to check it out.


Monday, May 16, 2016

Hello World

I'm up today with another Scrapbook Challenges layout, but it includes several firsts.  It's Julia's blog debut first and foremost.  She was only about two hours old in these photos!  They are my Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother-In-Law and our son meeting her.
The second first is that this is my first scraptastic layout.  When I saw their Drops of Jupiter kit in March and then Eloise in April I knew I had to sign up.  Everything on the layout, except for the pink background and the wood veneer hearts came from the kit.  I love how it all worked together.

Come back next week for a layout showcasing Julia's newborn photo shoot pictures.  I LOVE how it came out.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Winter

I'm happy to be back with another layout today for Scrapbook Challenges.  I am even more thankful than normal to be part of their design team right now.  I think if I wasn't I wouldn't be getting any layouts done...I'd just be holding Julia all day long...
This layout was done with the January 2016 kit from My Creative Scrapbook.  It features washi tape and die cuts from Pebbles, paper and stickers from Echo Park, letters from Doodlebug and a die cut from Tim Holtz.
To make the die cut on the top/bottom of the photos extra special I pressed them into my VersaMark stamp pad and then embossed them with Ranger chunky embossing powder.  It gives the snowflakes a glossy appearance. It's almost like they are glistening.  
Thanks for joining me today, and if you ever have any questions about my process or a layout I'd love to answer them!


Friday, May 6, 2016

Big Boy Bed

So I'm sharing a layout with you today for Scrapbook Challenges.  This was a bit of a challenge for me...not because of the sketch, but because of the photos.  The photos are a memory I wanted to scrap, but weren't overly colorful or exciting.  Our son was always a bad sleeper, but when we moved him to his toddler bed he slept so much better.  He loved laying in it "reading" (bottom photo) and even tried to make the bed everyday (top photo).  See why I wanted to scrap them!?
To jazz the page up I used some modeling paste mixed with Tim Holtz distress paint through one of his stencils. The paper layers are all from a DCWV stack.  I really like the stack, but don't like that their papers don't have any matching embellishments.  To rectify this I used some star dies and matching paper.  Using some various size pop dots they look really cool.  
The tags at the top, along with the circle at the side are from the Scraptastic subscribers print and cuts.  This is the first time I've used that feature on my Silhouette and it was rather fun.
So what do you think of my creative embellishments?