Friday, June 23, 2017

Feed the Birds Layout

When I think of Saint Paul's Cathedral in London, the song "Feed the Birds" from Disney's Mary Poppins movie is the first thing that comes to mind, so I made sure we took some pictures of the pigeons when we were visiting St. Paul's! This is my first St. Paul's layout, accompanied by a photo storage page, and features a few pictures of the exterior. For the bird die-cut next to the title, I actually used a quail cut, but I snipped off the plume on top of his head so he resembled a pigeon.

Here's my journaling card for the coordinating pocket storage page. I started with a sketch but changed the orientation to fit with my other photos. FYI: the dots on the ground are supposed to be bird seed, not bird poop! I realized after I added them that there could be some confusion there. . .
And these photos of the exterior of St. Pauls will also go in the pocket page.

Striped paper (MME)
Chocolate, Cashmere, Whisper, Sunset & Black cardstock
Chocolate ink
Brown and Black markers (Zig)
Tan ribbon (from my stash)
Cricut Noah's ABC Animals cartridge: title, bird
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: tags
Cricut Artiste cartridge: border
Pattern: Let's Scrap 6-15-17 sketch (left side only)
Journaling Card Pattern: Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style #75
Challenges: Bitten By the Bug 2 Birds of a Feather challenge

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Gear Up Father's Day Card

I had to whip up a quick Father's Day card and decided to use stuff I already had on my desk. I had cut out a bunch of gears as decorations for vacation Bible school (Maker Fun Factory, anyone?), and thought gears went great with a masculine theme, so I used the left-overs and added some stamped gears and a sentiment. Easy peasy, but hopefully Dad will like it! I even stamped a coordinating envelope.
Gear Up, Holiday Tags & Marquee Uppercase stamp sets
Clover, Sunflower, Dutch Blue & White Daisy cardstock
Ruby, Desert Sand & Dutch Blue ink
Cricut Artiste cartridge: gears
Challenges: Bitten By the Bug 2 Father's Day theme; Fantabulous Cricut Challenge masculine/Father's Day theme

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Exploring London on Foot Layout

My husband and I recently took a trip to London as a treat for surviving and enjoying 25 years of marriage, so I got a bunch of photos printed up and am going to try to scrapbook them all before I forget the details of our trip. Here's the first layout! We stayed at the Portobello Hotel, a cute boutique hotel in Notting Hill, and every day we would walk to the Notting Hill Gate tube station, about a ten minute walk. It wasn't quite as fun walking back to the hotel in the evening when we were tired, but we did get to know Kensington Park Road pretty well. For the layout, I tried to recreate the feel of the street where the hotel was located. The facing page will be a photo storage page with six photos of the area, so I will post them here so you can get a feel for our whole trip!

The weather was gorgeous so all the foliage was looking its best.

My hubby really loves trees so we took lots of pictures of the beautiful trees in London!

Around the Block stamp set
Sky, Garden Green, Goldrush, White Daisy, Slate & Black cardstock
Black, Garden Green, Goldrush, Whisper & Bamboo ink
White gel marker (Sakura)
Gold metallic marker
Black marker
Shin-Han Twin Touch markers
Cricut Artistry cartridge: house
Pattern: EMS Sketch 31

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Up a Lazy River Layout

I'm back! It's been two months since I posted a layout, but hopefully the mojo will continue flowing and I will have lots to share this month. I'm starting scrapping my London vacation today, but first here's a Yosemite layout that I finished up this morning. The pictures aren't the best, but I had fun scraplifting this layout from Trish at Splitcoast Stampers. The way the frames were laid out really caught my eye, so I tried to duplicate that, along with the circle and the photo placement. Thanks for the inspiration, Trish!
Back Country Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Outdoor Denim, Barn Red & Whisper cardstock
Outdoor Denim & Olive ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Marine Blue Shin Han Twin Touch marker
Outdoor Denim & Olive craft buttons
Olive & White embroidery floss
Cricut Artistry cartridge: title
Challenges: The Studio Challenges recipe - I managed to include hand sewing, fussy cutting (the trees), frames, and buttons