Friday, July 10, 2015

SCS July Sketch + Go Ahead & Jump Layout

I haven't been very good about posting the sketches and layouts I create for Splitcoast Stampers on my blog, but I'm trying to do better. Here's the single page sketch for July, featuring three 4" x 6" photos. Hope this inspires you to get out your supplies and start scrapping. If you want to share your layout, you can either add your URL in the comments below or go to Splitcoast Stampers and post it in the gallery with the keyword Sketch15Jul1 so I can check it out. I love to see how people interpret my sketches!

The Sketch:
My Layout:
Save the Date & Tiny Typewriter Alphabet stamp sets
Fanfare Level 2 papers
Pacifica, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry & White Daisy cardstock
Outdoor Denim & Cranberry ink
Outdoor Denim marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Outdoor Denim bookplate, brads & buttons
White ric-rac (Wrights)
Trinkets wooden shapes
Blue Magic Mesh (Historical Imports)
Cricut Artiste cartridge:circle, Jump
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch15Jul1
Challenges: Creating with Paper & More color challenge (I used all five colors, although my middle shade of blue looks a lot darker in my scan); Scrap Our Stash PHOTOS challenge (P = patterned paper, H = hemp, O = Outdoor Denim ink, T = Trinkets wooden shapes, O = Oval bookplate; S = stamping); Southern Girls Sticky Business challenge (I pulled out some really old Magic Mesh, and it actually still was sticky!)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Together Layout

With July 4th just past, there are a lot of red, white and blue crafting challenges floating around. I didn't have any July 4th photos so I grabbed a picture with those colors and started scrapping. The background of the photo was really distracting (can anyone say lawnmower?) so I tried a new-to-me technique; I converted the background to black and white while keeping the people in color. I also played along with a few other challenges, so be sure to check them out at the bottom of this post.
Just Be You stamp set
Ruby, Outdoor Denim, Kraft & Colonial White cardstock
Ruby, Outdoor Denim & Desert Sand ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Colonial White brads
Ruby chevron ribbon
Enamel stars
3-D foam tape
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title, stars
Cuttlebug embossing folders: CTMH Stripe, Swiss Dot
Pattern: Stick It Down July single page sketch
Challenges: Color My Heart Ruby, Outdoor Denim, Kraft & Colonial White color challenge; Frosted Designs Red, White & Blue with a Twist (my "something old" is all the product and my "something new" is the technique of recoloring a photo); Picture This Red, White, & Blue + 1-2 photos + stars; Rochelle Spears July tic-tac-toe (I chose the column with brads, stars & striped paper); Lasting Memories Together theme

Friday, July 3, 2015

Shower Layout

This layout has been sitting on my desk for weeks while I was busy with other things, so this morning I bit the bullet and got it finished! It was inspired by this layout, and I added a few embellishments to round it out.
You Are My Happy Alphabet, Chocolate Alphabet Small, Picture Perfect & Spot On Backgrounds stamp sets
Brushed Level 2 papers
Canary, Pixie & White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon, Creme Brulee, Blush & Pear ink
Lagoon baker's twine
White Daisy brads
White Daisy Photo hangers
White Daisy organdy ribbon
Flamingo Dots
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banner, scalloped border, hearts, tags