Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Arrrgh, Matey! - a Momenta page

Hello matey's! Tis National Talk Like a Pirate day! To celebrate, here's a fun page I created using Momenta products.

I used this awesome screen stencil for the background! I think it is intended for fabric, but it worked fabulously on paper.

I used silver metallic paint to paint the background. It dried super quickly.

These are photos of me and my boys at the Pirate House - a cool, historic, haunted restaurant in Savannah.

Isn't that the cutest pirate you've ever seen?!
I'm loving these gemtones pages from Momenta!

I ran some cardstock through my embossing machine and I distressed all the edges of the project life cards I used as layering pieces.

This is some halloween felt embellishments I picked up after the holiday last year - perfect for a pirate page!

A little journaling at the bottom of the page finished it off - it's amazing how many small photos I'm getting comfortable at fitting on an 8x8 page!

Enjoy National Pirate Day!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mixed bag - Lucky Number 3 - with Lasting Memories

Hey friends!

There's another fun challenge for you over at Lasting Memories today!

The prompt today is to use three photos on a layout with three pattern papers and three embellishments.

I cranked out another little 6x8 pocket page for my 8x8 vacation album with this challenge!

Of course I had to use my Ink Road Stamps on my mermaid page. I used three different patterned cards, three stamps, three embellishment clusters and three photos!

I hope you'll play along with us at Lasting Memories this week!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mermaids! IRS and SMS Instagram hop

Hello friends!

There's tons of fun making a SPLASH over on Instagram today! Ink Road Stamps and SpiegelMom Scraps have teamed up for an Instagram hop.

There's tons of inspiration in the hop featuring the IRS mermaid stamp sets and the exclusive sequin mix from SMS. These ladies have seriously blown my mind with their creative projects!

I used these adorable sets to create a fun 6x8 pocket page. The mermaids fit perfectly in these 2x2 squares.

I used alcohol inks to create some aqua mixed media and stamped the mermaids on top..

I added some sequin clusters with these ladies.

The MERMOM stamp was just perfection with these photos of me playing with my boys in the ocean.

Of course I had to add some glitter! I did two sequins pockets with my fuse, and embossed the Mermaid at Heart stamp with some light blue glitter and adhered it to the outside of pockets.

Some lightly stamped bubbles made a great journaling square for my page.

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Make sure to complete the IG hop for your chance to win tons of fun prizes and see some beautiful inspiration.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Mixed bag FUN with Lasting Memories

Hey friends!

Today our challenge at Lasting Memories a mixed bag - today's challenge is to use the word fun on a summer layout.

This was a great challenge for me since I'm working through a summer beach vacation 8x8 album.

I used a collection of outtakes from a photo session with my boys on the beach to create these pocket pages. I even printed a blooper photo because i just loved the little blurry sandy hands, and it was perfect to hold my "fun" title!

I stamped with fun sentiments from the new mermaid stamps at Ink Road and used lots of Amy Tangerine papers.

These kids are so crazy - it's hard to get "good" photos these days, but I'm loving the outtakes!

Thanks for looking & I hope you'll play along at Lasting Memories!!

Saturday, September 01, 2018

God gave me pretty boys

These are some of my favorite photos of my boys, so I knew I had to do them justice. I wanted to stay true to my rustic sparkle style, but still have an Easter, spring vibe!

I tore some rustic, wooden white plank paper and the top of my background paper and sewed along the edge for texture. I tucked in my larger photos at the bottom.

Then I created a "clothesline" of tags for the smaller photos. I just love all their little poses, so I had to include them all on the page.

I am trying to do a Stamptember in Scraptember this month by creating layouts with stamping every day. This layout has a stamped tag using the Eggstra set from Ink Road Stamps. I love this set, but hadn't much opportunity to use it. But a shaker tag was definitely in order.

I also adore that little turquoise bow!

I wanted a little girl, I really did. But God always knows what we need, and I am pretty happy I had two boys and don't have to deal with girl drama (because let's face it, these boys are dramatic enough!).

But I always say God gave me the two prettiest little boys!! So I loved that I could work that into a title on this page with some of my favorite photos I've ever taken of them.

Love these sweet little faces.

Hoping this will be a creative, productive month for me with Scraptember and Stamptember projects and inspiration flowing!

Check out my IG account @scrappinhappy for tagged products.

Thanks for looking!