Sunday, March 27, 2016

Poodles & Tigers & Elephants Layout

Happy Easter to everyone. Hope you are all having a blessed day with families, and that you have a few moments to sneak off to your scrapping place! I've moved on from scrapping about the Natural History Museum (three layouts is enough for me) and have some circus photos to scrap. Circus photos are always a challenge because, due to the lighting, so few of them come out well. I managed to use a few pictures despite the pinkish-purple cast to the photos.
Life's a Jungle, Tiny Typewriter Alphabet & Vintage Type stamp sets
Laughing Lola Level 2 papers
Black, Flaxen, Ctystal Blue & Whisper cardstock
Black, Flaxen, Crystal Blue, Thistle & Slate ink
Black marker
Brown ShinHan alcohol marker
Gold metallic marker
Purple Shimmer Trim
Purple Glitter Gems
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: ticket
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch15Jan1
Challenges: Lasting Memories Glitter & Glam challenge (I used Shimmer Trim, Glitter Gems, and a gold metallic marker); Use Your Stuff Inspired by a Quote challenge (my title is a take on the old lions and tigers and bears, oh my! quote)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Butterfly Pavilion Layout

I put together two sketches for this layout (see below) and had fun figuring out how to tie the two different looks together. I finally decided the butterfly theme was enough, although I did add wooden flowers to each page.
I couldn't get a great scan because the courderoy brads were so thick, but hopefully you get the idea!
Friendship Alphabet Small stamp set
Buzz and Bumble & Passages Level 2 papers
Sunset, Sweet Leaf & Cashmere cardstock
Cocoa ink
Black marker
Buzz and Bumble Assortment wooden shapes
Sunset courderoy brads
Sunset baker's twine
Sweet Leaf embroidery floss
Clear craft button
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge; pennants
Patterns: Sketches in Thyme #188 & Stick It Down March single page sketch

Friday, March 25, 2016

Got Milk? Layout

I loved these pictures of my boys scarfing down Oreos, but I had the hardest time figuring out how to scrap them. Finally, with the help of a few challenges, I came up with an idea and ran with it! Thanks to Lasting Memories for their Black Tie Affair challenge (I went with lots of black); Sketch-n-Scrap for their Throwback Thursday Sketch #3; Heart to Heart for their Fern color challenge (inspired me to use my Fern paper and ink pad for the first time) and Scrapbook Challenges for their Chevron challenge.
In the Background, Washi Wonder & A Chocolate Affair stamp sets
Enchantment Paper Fundamentals: Fern
Black, Fern, Desert Sand & White Daisy cardstock
Black & Fern ink
White gel pen (Sakura)
Black gingham ribbon
Black brad & button brad
Cricut Artiste cartridge: title
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: large heart, tag
Heart punch (EK Success)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Natural History Museum Layout

Since this layout contained a hodge-podge of pictures from the Natural History Museum, it was hard to figure out how to tie them all together, but I eventually decided to go with the dinosaur theme, with a little nod to the gem collection via the "you rock" stamping. Does everyone get that the mountains are actually volcanoes covered with lava, or do I need to add an eruption to one of them?
Roar! stamp set
Saddle, Cocoa, Orange, Cashmere, Garden Green & White Daisy cardstock
Cocoa, Desert Sand, & Garden Green ink
Sunset brad
Garden Green button nail head
Cricut Artistry cartridge: mountain, title, bones
Pattern: EMS Sketch 51 (left side only)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

King John Layout

Another layout I created at a scrapbook retreat this weekend! For anyone who lives in Southern California, every summer Shakespeare by the Sea visits local parks and stages Shakespeare plays. You can bring a picnic dinner, the play is free, and it's loads of fun!
Lollydoodle, Glamour Uppercase, Glamour Lowercase & Baroque Borders stamp sets
Dotty for You Level 2 papers
Sweet Leaf & White Daisy cardstock
Lagoon, Flaxen, and Sweet Leaf ink
Black marker
Blue Enamel & Glitter Duos dots
Lagoon baker's twine
Art Philosophy cartridge: pennants
Pattern: Scrapbook Challenges Flashback Friday Sketch 197
Challenges: Rochelle Spears Polka Dots challenge

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Boom! Layout

Here's one of the layouts I got done at my scrapbook retreat this weekend. I used the March sketch I created for Splitcoast Stampers:

The Heart to Heart challenge blog issued a challenge to be inspired by the number three, so my layout has three photos and three types of shapes: pennants, stars, and circles. Hope that's enough threes!
Boom! stamp set
Fanfare Level 2 papers
Cranberry, White Daisy cardstock
Black marker
Pacifica ink
Cranberry baker's twine
Gold star brads (Creative Impressions)
Art Philosophy cartridge: pennants

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Celebrate America Layout

It's been a busy week and I'm getting ready to head off to a scrapbook retreat tomorrow, but I wanted to share a layout I finished this week. Everyone seems to be working on St. Patrick's day pictures this week, so there are a lot of challenges featuring green, but I happened to be scrapping July 4th pictures. I did manage to play along with the green themed mood board challenge at Creating with Paper and More. I loved the row of hearts dangling from string, so that idea inspired me to hang some of the stars on my layout. Click on the link above to play along with this fun challenge!

American Celebration & July Word puzzle stamp sets
Superhero & Typeset Level 2 papers
Indian Corn Blue & White Daisy cardstock
Indian Corn Blue, Moonstruck, Cranberry & Black ink
Black marker
Dimensional Elements chipboard: Quotes
White baker's twine
Silver Star & Americana Primitive Star brads (Creative Impressions)
Pattern: Splitcoast Stampers Sketch16Jan3

Friday, March 11, 2016

Forever Friends Layout

Life has been very stressful lately, and I have been sick for four weeks with a flu bug, so I haven't felt much like scrapping. After a two month scrapbooking hiatus, I finally sat down and created a layout today. Woohoo! It feels good to have some mojo back. Hopefully it will continue through this weekend when I go on a scrapbook retreat. Anyway, here's the layout I created as part of the scrapbook I'm putting together for our former pastor's wife. FYI: I used some lyrics from Michael W. Smith's song Friends as my journaling. The song was written in 1983, but the words are still powerful today!
Dream Pop Level 2 papers
Creme Brulee & White Daisy cardstock
Black marker
Craft buttons
Lagoon ribbon
Flamingo Dot
EK Success heart punch
Cricut Artbooking: title
Cricut Art Philosophy: large hearts
Pattern: EMS Sketch 29
Challenges: Clear It Out (use patterned paper over a year old); Heart 2 Heart retirement challenge (I used the retired Dream Pop papers, lots of craft buttons, and some Lagoon ribbon that came in a kit); Use Your Stuff trim challenge ( I used ribbon)