Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Galentine's Day - Using Urban Chic

Hey everyone! Today, I'm bringing a fun pocket page I created with the Urban Chic collection I won from the We R Memory Keepers blog! They were so generous & it was super fun winning such a lovely prize. I made a video of the unboxing here.

I used the fun, girly collection to create a pocket page for Galentine's day with my friends earlier this year.

I just adore the donut paper! And the Thickers are a great size!

This was a super fun outing with no kids - maybe a new tradition?!

All Supplies - We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic collection.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 26, 2016

All the Heart Eyes - A Stick It Down sketch

And just like that, it's Monday again.

But at least it is more fall-like in Middle Tennessee today!

I have a page using some new, fallish papers today that I created with a sketch from Stick it Down. I recently bought this stack from Michael's - it was one of their "hot deals." I have some plans for it and a happy mail soon... But in the meantime, I figured I could pull the non-fall papers out and use them for my boys. I love this *on trend* color pallet of orange and blue lately. It always reminds me of my high school alma mater.

Here is the original sketch:

And I definitely can't take credit for the title. I've seen it a few different places recently, but I will say the first place I ever saw it was from a young girl, Megan, in our Scrap Gals Facebook group. I gushed over it and she said, "You can use it!" And I've been waiting for the perfect time! I use the heart eyes emoji for my loves all the time!

I loved the background behind the photos in the sketch, but I didn't want flowers on my page of my baby in the tub, so I used a free cut file I had downloaded, and just welded it together a few times on my cricut. I tied some ribbons on it for some texture. I didn't have any blue letters, and I didn't want a cut title, but I remembered I had these double-sided sticky Thickers, and some blue glitter - boom perfect!

This little dude has grown so much since he sat back in a baby bath tub! **Insert all the crying eyes!**

Paper - Craftsmith at Michael's Pumpkin Spice
Thickers - American Crafts
Orange Alphas - Studio Calico

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

All Around Best Bro - a Lasting Memories challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!

My goodness, I cannot believe September is almost over, along with my first month on the Lasting Memories Design Team. Time flies when you're having fun!

Today I have another layout I created for this week's challenge - "All Around". The theme is directions - anything goes. Or you can use circles. I actually used the word Around in my layout.

My sweet scrappy friend/pen pal, Cherylsent me a fun happy mail a while back that had these great 6x6 papers in it. We both have boys to scrap about, so they're perfect.

A few weeks ago, I was listening to Live Inspired and Tracie was talking to Crafty Jen Schow and mentioned that she did a YouTube series where she demonstrated different ways to use her 6x6 paper pads. I watched one of the videos, and it did have good ideas. I'm sure she probaby used them this way as well, I just layered them all behind one another to spread across the page. I actually cut some of the larger bits that were hidden behind layers to paper save.

I have seen this little quote about brothers and superheros pop up in different places, and I knew I wanted to incoporate it into my page. However, while I was designing the page, I really didn't have a space for it. So, I improvise. I just created a 6x8 page, and I plan to mirror against my 12x12 in my album.

I used my Cricut and free fonts from dafont.com to create the page. I have had the chipboard elements for forever - I picked them up from a Scrapbook Clearance store a while ago. They went perfectly with the great superhero papers. I cut the capes from one of the superhero papers.

I super love how the spread turned out. I hope you have been inspired to create with us over at Lasting Memories!

Gray cardstock - CraftSmith by Michaels
Superhero cardstock - Bazzil
Gray alphas - Amy Tangerine
Red foil alphas - Thickers by American Crafts
Superhero Chip board - American Crafts.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Start Smart, Stay Rad - a LGS sketch

Hey everyone!

Today I'm bringing a page I really enjoyed making with a lovely sketch from over at Let's Get Sketchy.

I just started on the month of February - my how these two littles have grown since then!

Here is the original sketch:

I've really enjoyed layering lately, and this was the perfect sketch for that! I'm not sure it comes across in the photo but the word smart is gold metallic (a fun little happy mail goodie), and I really enjoy that look with the colorful papers and b&w photo. I also had fun with some black splatter on my layout, which I don't do a ton.

Here is the little tag at the bottom. I love how it was a good continuation of the title, Start Smart, Stay Rad!
I used the staples, green paper and twine and a gold arrow to draw it together with the layer from up top.

Paper - My Minds Eye
Twine - Michaels
Washi tape - Recollections by Michaels
Puffy arrows - Freckled Fawn
Stay Rad tag - Heidi Swapp
Black round alphas - Studio Calico
gold smart, ampersand and flower all happy mail goodies - sources unknown!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Star Gymnast - a Picture This Challenge!

Happy Hump Day!

Today I have my first 6x12 page! I feel like this is a very on trend size of page right now, and I've been meaning to try it for a while!

The lovely ladies at Picture This have challenged us to use stars on our layouts this month. This worked perfectly for this little page because Heath's gymnastics ribbon said he was a star!

I used my new Fuse to create the 6x12 page protector for this page. Easy as pie!

All the gymnastics photos are full of primary colors, so it's hard to work with scrapping sometimes!

I enjoyed throwing this quick little page together for my little STAR!

Patterned paper - Crate Paper
Stickers - Studio Calico
Doily - Michaels
Robot sticker - American Crafts

Thanks for looking!