Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rancho Simi Layout + November Single Sketch

Even though I posted the single page sketch on Splitcoast Stampers three weeks ago, I hadn't gotten around to creating a layout to go with it, so today I sat down and powered one out. Since all the photos are matted, this seemed like a good layout for a patterned paper background, so I pulled a full sheet from the Pathfinder packet and went to work. I was playing along with a stamping challenge to stamp a bird on your layout, and I can't believe I actually had a chicken stamp! I've been doing this way too long, right?

The sketch:

My layout:
Bingo Alphabet, Catch You Later & Today's Date stamp sets
Pathfinder Level 2 papers
Glacier, Chocolate, Barn Red, Champagne & Colonial White cardstock
Glacier, Chocolate, Barn Red & Olive ink
Olive marker
Chocolate baker's twine
Chocolate embroidery floss
Chocolate brads
Scalloped border punch (Fiskars)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tag, hearts
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch15Nov1
Challenges: Lasting Memories Bingo / Thankful challenge - I used the diagonal row with brads, multiple photos, tag, and 2 alphas. I didn't actually use the word thankful on my layout, but I was truly thankful to sit down and rest for a while, so hopefully that counts!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Awards Layout + November Double Sketch

The pictures for this layout have been sitting on my desk for three weeks because I was busy with another project and couldn't find a sketch that worked for them. I finally finished my project and decided to create my own sketch, so here's the sketch and my layout. Feel free to pop on over to Splitcoast Stampers and see my other sketch for the month, too.

The sketch:

My layout:

Alphabet Solos "A," "W," R," "D," "S," "I" & "T" stamp sets
DCWV Summer Stack papers
Pear, Buttercup, Sky & White Daisy cardstock
Pear, Buttercup, Sky, Clover Meadow & Creme Brulee ink
Black marker (Zig)
Craft buttons
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: banner, stars, circles, rounded squares, "U"
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch15Nov3
Challenges: Picture This November 1 (your choice of photos, scraps, die-cuts, buttons); Scrap Our Stash ALBUMS challenge (I chose A - Alphabet Solos stamp sets, L - layers, B- buttons & banner, U - die-cut u, M - marker, S - stars & sketch)