Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Foliage with IRS!

Heyyyyy y'all!

I'm bringing you some fall inspiration over on the Ink Road blog today.

I created these pages to finish up my 2016 October Daily & they were SO FUN!

You can check out all the details on how I created my wreath and custom OD day tags on the Ink Road Stamps blog.

All of the IRS stamps are so versatile. They work great on traditional scrapbook pages and pocket pages.

I hope this is getting you in the mood for some fall scrapping! Go check out more on the blog at the Ink Road!

Friday, October 13, 2017

All the feels with IRS stamps!

Happy Fri-yay, buds!

I'm over on the Ink Road blog with some amazing fellow Design Team members today for our Feature Friday. We are highlighting different ways to use the Compliments - Volume 1 stamp set. I created a scrapbook page.

Go check out my teammates' projects and see how versatile this stamp set is!

I also used the new Full Circle set from IRS for my background. I knew I wanted a subtle background, so I opted to DIY with a tone on tone look using two stamps from Full Circle, and O from the Open Alpha set and a small circles from Full Circle.

I used papers from Authentique's Darling Boy collection for the rest of the page.

 I stamped my sentiments and embossed in orange atop a smokey gray (I mean, yeh, GBO). I really am loving brights on dark backgrounds lately!

I used tiny foam dots to pop up my coordinating sequins. I also used some orange wool twine to add interest at the top of the page.

Those little perfect baby expressions are literally giving me all the feels. It's too much. These are some of Heath's 9 month photos and he is about to be 5?! Sigh. A baby no more. I can't handle it!

I had so much fun creating this boyish page for The Ink Road. Go get ya some stamps!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Home Wrecker - a Stuck?! sketch


I'm bringing a page today that I created with this month's Stuck?! sketch while I was at the Scrap Gals retreat last weekend!

Here's the original sketch:

Here's some details:

I altered this little tag because it was in the shape of home plate! That victory face is too much!

I love getting title ideas from Pinterest. My favorite way to find them is to search for "toddler tshirts"! I know that's strange, but I've found the best ideas from the snarky kids tshirts ideas there.

Used some washi and a sticker to bring the red to the top and tie it throughout the page.

PS - the Retreat was a BLAST! I got 7 or 8 layouts done & made some great scrappy friends!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 08, 2017

More Than Tacos - that's a lot!

Hey Friends!

I'm up on the Ink Road blog sharing a fun scrapbook layout today from our Mexico trip this summer.

I created green banners to bring the green out of the triangle paper, and stamped on pink, yellow and white strips to bring the colors down the black and white page.

I had this super fun series of jumping photos of my boy in front of a pyramid at the Chacchoben ruins in Mexico, and it was too hard to pick just one!

What better way to use the llama and cactus paper trends than with a Mexican travel themed page?!

Fun fun! Check out more details on the Ink Road blog & leave some love!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My Angel - a Stuck?! sketch

Happy hump day, friends!

Today I'm bringing you a layout I was able to create fairly quickly with a sketch from the Stuck?! blog & I LOVE it!

Here's the original sketch:

I just can't get enough of this baby's angel face! I snapped this pic in the doctor's office a while ago, and it's one of my favorites. You know how they're all extra snuggly and sweet when they're sick?

I combined some of my favorite wood grain paper with bright yellow which I fringed. I also used a sage green and tied in some cork color to compliment the wood grain.

 I love this tiny paper clip bow from Illustrated Faith - who says bows don't go on boy pages?

I cut the title from my Cricut. The font is a free one - Daydreamer.

I made a visual triangle with green bits of ephemera and cork bits.

I stamped the "you are lovely" sentiment from my Ink Road stamps. It is a single line, but since that would not fit on my label, I masked the bits I wanted separate, stamped the part I wanted, and unmasked before stamping, then did the opposite again! This is a great way to make a stamp fit where you need it.

Gray heart paper - Project Life
Yellow paper - Chickndiddy
Green paper - Heidi Swapp
Wood paper - Chickndiddy
Green leaf ephemera and green tag - My Minds Eye
Gray tag - Studio Calico
Cork geotag - Studio Calico
Cork banners - the Paper Studio
Bow - Illustrated Faith
lovely stamp - Ink Road Stamps

I had so much fun creating this page. Thanks for looking!