Wednesday, March 20, 2019

April Calendar Page

Hello, I'm back with another layout, this time my April calendar page! As usual, I was inspired by the double page sketch at Stick It Down:

I pulled out a kit for the papers and found the glitter chevron paper in my stash. I cut the title with my Cricut and covered it with glitter glue to add some sparkle. I embellished the page with chipboard pieces, brads and glitter glue.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Renaissance Festival

Hello, thank you for stopping by! I have a new layout to share! This is for my oldest daughter's scrapbook and chronicles our trip to the Renaissance Festival several years ago. I was first inspired by the Get Messy challenge at Paper Issues, so I made some scattered polka dots with gelatos and a circle mask. I scribbled the gelato through the mask, misted it with water and then blended it with my finger. I then added my papers and photos. I fussy cut the butterflies from some patterned paper for The Studio challenge.. I curled those up a bit for some dimension. For the title, I found a banner chipboard piece and coated it twice with Picket Fence Distress Stain. I cut the letters using my Cricut. I decided once they were attached that they needed a little something to make them stand out, so I outlined them with blue sharpie and then added a border to my banner with the same marker. The embossed chipboard butterflies were coated with white gesso and then lightly pressed into Distress Ink. I finished things off with some stickers and sequins.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

March Calendar Page

Hello! I am finally getting around to sharing my March calendar layout. I had it completed in time for the beginning of the month, I just never got around to posting it. I started with the February double page sketch from Stick it Down:

I made it work for a few more photos by dividing the photo areas on the right side into two. For the half circle ono the left, I decided to use a bunch of luck themed transparent die cuts that I have had for a long time. I layered in some wood pieces, buttons, and enamel dots with the die cuts. I worked from the colors of the die cuts and found some patterned papers to work with it. I printed my journaling on green cardstcok. I found the green and blue ribbon in my scrap jar and decided to use it on this page to draw attention to the title and the cluster in the bottom right corner. I finished things off with some splatters of spray ink and some gold shaped sequins.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wild Life

Hello! I have another new layout to share! Today's layout is packed with 8 photos on a single page! I started by wanting to pull in some blue to go with the blue of my daughter's shirt in the largest photo. I found the multi color polka dot paper and then pulled a collection that went with it. I used a decorative edge to cut the polka dot paper. I added a piece of blue star tape to pull in more of the blue. For my title, I cut the letters using my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot. To make the word "Life" stand out, I swiped some blue acrylic paint onto the patterned paper. I embellished the page with some dimensional zoo stickers and die cuts that I have had for a VERY long tome. I stamped colored and fussy cut the bee and toucan to pull in more of the zoo theme.

Thanks for checking out my layout!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Enjoy Every Moment

Hi all! I have a new layout to share that isn't a calendar layout! This is a layout for my oldest son's book. Since this page is about water, I decided to make some waves from some patterned paper. The second layer I lifted with some craft foam. I embellished the page with various stickers. I also used some clear Dew Drops around the page to look like water droplets. 

I felt like it still needed a little something so I splattered some blue ink while covering the photos. I'm entering this in the Lasting Memories Challenge to use multiple photos.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Friday, January 25, 2019

February Calendar Page

Hello all! I have my calendar page ready for February, and it's a week early! I was inspired by this month's two page sketch at Stick it Down:

I stuck with the general shapes, but moved my title and journaling. I used Project Life cards across the bottom since I didn't have tags and I had cards that coordinated with the papers I was using. For my title, I used rub ons on a piece of patterned papers. I matted that and attached it with foam tape. I was also inspired by the current Lasting Memories challenge: bling, buttons, brads, sequins or enamel dots and finished off the page with some stickers, die cuts, and both buttons and sequins. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Happy Woof-day!- CAS(E) This Sketch

Hello! I have a new card to share today! I was inspired by this sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch from a few weeks ago:

I stuck pretty close to the sketch and used scraps of patterned paper for much of it. For the image, I used a Simon Says Stamp set and colored it with colored pencils. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card!