Saturday, March 30, 2013

Yesterday Layout

I use stamping a lot in my scrapbooking, so I tend to forget that CTMH also carries wonderful lines of stickers that coordinate with their paper packs. Although the That's Amore paper pack is long discontinued, the coordinating stickers are still as sticky as ever and were the perfect complement to my pictures!

That's Amore Level 2 papers and My Stickease
Chocolate ink
Chocolate marker
Love Always Journaling Spots
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 4

Friday, March 29, 2013

SCS Variety Challenge 186 - Downtown

I posted the variety challenge on the Splitcoast Stampers site on Wednesday but am just now getting around to posting it here. Hope you feel inspired to play along! Click the link below to find out how.

SBVC186 - Hot Hexagons
Hexagons are everywhere in scrapbooking lately, so try your hand at creating a layout that uses hexagons! If you need some inspiration, I attached a few sketches that feature lots of hexagons.

Honeycomb, Glamour Uppercase & Glamour Lowercase Alphabets
Buzz and Bumble Level 2 papers
Champagne & White Daisy cardstock
Cocoa & Sunset ink
Cocoa marker
Craft buttons
Natural Hemp
3-D foam tape
Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge: hexagons
Pattern: Lovely Assistant from Magic

From Let's Scrap

From Nuts About Sketches
From Sketch Savvy

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yummy Treat Layout

The Color My Heart Color Dare for the week was to use Sky, Blush, and Buttercup on our artwork. I thought it would be a fun color scheme for my ice cream photos. Just an FYI: CTMH's burlap ribbon looks great on almost any project, and isn't it the perfect texture for a waffle cone?

Fanfare WOTG stamp set
Sky, Blush, Buttercup, Chocolate & White Daisy cardstock
Blush, Buttercup & Desert Sand ink
Chocolate marker
Burlap ribbon
Pink Glitter Gems
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped circle, title
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 13

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Monkey Card

The theme for the baby shower I'm going to this afternoon is jungle, so I decided to put together a jungle card. I started with the emerging colors technique to stamp the background, and then layered papers until I got the look I wanted. The monkey wasn't quite working for me until I dug through my box of scraps and found a left-over vine from one of my workshops. Ta-da, monkey swinging from a vine. Love it!

Jungle Leaves, Life's a Jungle & With Love stamp sets
Chocolate, Topiary, Desert Sand, Bamboo &White Daisy cardstock
Chocolate, Topiary, Cocoa & Versamark ink
Clear embossing powder
Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: vine, scalloped border, scalloped square
Challenges entered: Heart 2 Heart "Go green" challenge (I used lots of green and all the die-cut pieces were recycled from other projects); Creative Belli challenge (also a green theme)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

EMS SKetch Challenge 42 - Mountain Index

I noticed I posted a sketch last month on Saturday the 16th, and I'm posting one this month on Saturday the 16th. Maybe this will be a trend! Enjoy the sketch, change it up as needed, and be sure to let me see your finished product.

The Sketch:
My Layout:

Playful Caps, Playful Lowercase, Pair-a-Phrase, Alphabet Solos "A", "E" & "V" stamp sets
Passages Level 2 papers
Cocoa, Brown Bag, Bamboo &Colonial White cardstock
Brown Bag & Cocoa ink
Cocoa, Barn Red & Silver markers
Silver brads

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SCS Variety Challenge 185 - At the Falls

It's the second Wednesday of the month, so time for another Variety Challenge for Splitcoast Stampers. This challenge uses a really fun technique, so hopefully you'll have time to play along! Just click on the link below to go to the challenge page on SCS.

SBVC185 - Emerging Colors
Create your own background paper using the emerging colors technique found here: Emerging Colors. Then use the paper as either the background of your layout, or cut it up and use it in some way on your layout.

For my layout, I created the floral paper using this technique, and I love it. Just wish I had made the piece bigger so more of it would show!

Universal Backgrounds, Rustic Flowers & Precious Alphabet stamp sets
Bamboo, Desert Sand & White Daisy cardstock
Blush, Cocoa, Topiary, Desert Sand & Versamark ink
Cocoa marker
Clear embossing powder
Topiary brads
Antique Copper Designer brads
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: pennants
Pattern: Heart 2 Heart Sketch 19

Friday, March 1, 2013

For Always Birthday Card

Here's the last card for my For Always card workshop. The gals are coming over tonight and we are going to have fun! Anyone else got fun scrappy or crafty plans tonight?
Joyful Birthday & Love Life stamp sets
For ALways Level 2 papers
Smokey Plum, Juniper, Slate &White Daisy cardstock
Smokey Plum, Juniper & Black ink
Slate Satin Polka-Dot ribbon
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: stars, frame
Challenges I'm entering: Frosted Designs Chevron Challenge, Heart 2 Heart CAS Challenge