Wednesday, October 6, 2021

October Calendar Page

Hello all! I'm late getting this layout posted! I have been busy taking and editing photos so I was just able to squeeze making this layout in between sessions. I started with this sketch from Stick It Down:

I stuck pretty close to the sketch other than where I turned one photo to a collage of 5 photos. ;) That beautiful woodgrain paper was part of a newer fall collection I have and it was begging to be used as the background on this layout. I used quite a few scraps of some older collections mixed with some newer. I printed my journaling and cut it into strips. I used my Cricut to cut the title from copper metallic paper (you can't see the shine in the photo, but it is really pretty in real life). To embellish my page, I used stickers, chipboard, brads and Dirty Bronze Nuvo Drops. 

 Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Another Birthday Card

I'm back with another card for another challenge that needed to be posted before the end of the month! For this one, I used the current card sketch from Stick It Down:

I started with some corrugated cardstock for my card front. I had the ruler patterned paper and realized that it would be perfect as this was a card for my nephew's 6th birthday. I then went to work stamping the two panels with a ombre inkpad. I layered the stamped panels onto orange woodgrain paper and attached them to my card. I used my Cricut to cut the stars. The large star outline I cut twice to give it a little more dimension. To finish things off, I used some Stickles to give the stars some shine.


Happy Birthday- Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello, I have a new card to share today! I was inspired by the current board at Tic Tac Toe challenge:

I used the left column to inspire this card. I started with some kraft cardstock that I ran through an wood grain embossing folder. I did a little ink blending with a couple colors of brown Distress Inks to bring out the texture more. I layered that over some patterned paper scraps. I then went to work with my Cricut, cutting the leaves from copper paper and the "Happy Birthday"' sentiment from navy paper once and black (because I didn't have enough navy) twice. I layered the navy die cut over the two black die cuts to give the sentiment some dimension. To finish off the card, I used some Dirty Bronze Nuvo Drops.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Great Wolf Lodge Fun

Hi all! I have a new layout to share today! It is a two pager, but I used this sketch from Scrap Our Stash for the left hand page:

I ended up mixing lots of brands and collections on this layout. For my title, I found the Great Wolf Lodge logo online, downloaded it and turned it into a cut file using the Cricut software. Once it was cut, I left it on the mat, and used a piece of plastic to do the smooshing technique with some blue Distress Inks. I let it dry and then took it off the mat. I used the negative cut to get the spacing right. I also kept it for another layout, since I will be making layouts about this trip for all four of my older kids.  I finished off  the title with some letter stickers that I sewed down with my sewing maching. To add some interest to the background of my layout, I used a wave cut file and cut it from the same color of cardstock and glued the pieces onto my background. I am also saving the negative cut from that for another layout! 

For embellishment, I used my banner punch and made a banner next to my title. I pulled out some splatter stamps and added those around my layout in dark blue ink. I finished off my clusters with stickers, puffy stickers, enamel dots and some epoxy flair. 

 I am also entering this in the Lasting Memories Pattern Paper Play challenge to use striped paper. I used a couple of striped papers for this layout.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hello Forty

Hi all! I have a new card to share today! Yesterday was my husband's 40th birthday, so this is the card I made for him. He has gotten really in to kayaking (and shopping for kayaks in the last few months, so I went with that. For my background, I used the smooshing technique with some Distress Inks. Once that was dry, I stamped the stripes and gave them a spray of water to get the color to bleed a bit. I then took a paint brush and some metallic watercolors and added the splatters.

I used my Cricut to cut the sentiment and kayak. The kayak was then heat embossed with clear powder for some interest. I cut the kayak too close to where something else had been cut from the paper so the bottom edge was rough. To cover that up, I colored some molding paste with ink and spread that across the bottom of may card as water. I finished the design off with some navy enamel dots. 

 I was inspired by the current board from Tic Tac Toe Challenge:

I used the top row- enamel dots, watercolor technique and a large sentiment.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Little Miss Back to School

Hello, I have a new layout to share! It's back to school time and I have some (old) back to school photos to share. This girl just started 7th grade this year!

I was inspired by this sketch from Sketches In Thyme:

I started by smooshing some yellow ink on my background where I was going to put my photos. Then I used a stencil and ink blending tool to make the orange circles (I'm really liking this stencil). I finished the ink work with some splatters of blue ink. I laid out my photos and went to work embellishing. I ended up pulling out the October Afternoon Modern Homemaker collection. I'm getting down to scraps of that, but this design lended itself well to that restriction. I cut the pencil, apple, star and title with my Cricut. For my journaling, I used a journaling stamp and black ink and stamped off the page. I felt like I needed a little something between the title and journaling so I used a piece of washi tape. I finished off the page with enamel dots, brads and some puffy stickers. 

 I am also entering this in the Lasting Memories plaid/gingham/check challenge since I used lots of those patterns on here. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Beat the Heat- Sketches In Thyme

Hello again! I got another layout finished this weekend. I had time and I know busy photography season is just around the corner, so I took advantage! I started with this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

I made some changes to this sketch to get some more photos in. I extended the longest strip of patterned paper and used six photos. I staggered the photos like in the sketch, which meant having them right up to the edge. For the title, I used a Paper Issues free cut file and cut it from patterned paper and then chipboard for dimension. I had some fun with some new embellishments. I got a new Elle's Studio tab stamp set that I used a bunch on this layout. I also used stamps, Stamp N Bond, and glitter for the stripes behind the title. I forget to use the Stamp N Bond, but it is such a cool product! The little cluster in the bottom right was an add on when I dropped an inked stamp on my layout. I decided to just cover up the boo boo with some washi tape, stickers and epoxy flair. I used some puffy stickers, acetate heart stickers and pink Color Shine ink splatters to finish off the layout.