Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Party Pants

Hello friends!

You will find me over at the Ink Road Stamps blog today with this fun, rainbow page!

You can see more details on the Design Team blog. These fun stamps just bring out my rainbow side! Go treat yo'self!

Peace, Love & Rainbows, friends!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Swanderful Besties

Happy Monday, friends!

Today I am bringing you a fun  layout I threw together using the Stuck?! sketches November 1 sketch.

Here's the original sketch:

I have had these photos of me and my besties for a min, but the color cast of the photos is very purple, so I was struggling with how to scrap them.

This navy Swan paper from the Amy Tan On A Whim collection was perfect!

I toned it down around the photos with some gesso then used a cross stencil to apply aqua HS shine texture paste.

I have a severe addiction to stamps apparently, especially The Ink Road stamps, and cannot seem to complete a page without them! Really though, the Swan paper had to have the Swan stamps!

I embossed in hot pink and glitter and fussy cut 3 swans, one for each of us.

I grabbed a couple fun die cuts from a Studio Calico kit to add to the whimsy.

The popsicles were perfect to add color, and because we had paletas this evening!

I used my circle punch to create this faux scallop border to match my photo backing paper.

I love these Dear Lizzy puffy alphas & I don't use them often b/c PINK. I stamped the swanderful sentiment from IRS, and the small pink alphas are from Illustrated Faith.

It's been a minute since I created a non-assignment page! It felt good. And I'm hoping to get back on my crafty track now that my boys' birthday party is over - maybe life will slow down a bit!

I love working with Laura's sketch & this was no different.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Go & Be Crafty

Hello dear friends!

Today I'm over on the Ink Road Stamps blog with some of my fellow crafters for Feature Friday! Today we are featuring the Beautiful Mess stamp set. I LOVE this set, y'all! The handlettering is fab, the sentiments get me, and we already know I can't get enough of those little leaves on my projects.

I thought this stamp set would be perfection in documenting the Scrap Gals Retreat I attended last month in Nashville. I grabbed a Felicity Jane kit we were given at the event, a go-to design from the class by Crafty Jen Schow, and worked my Beautiful Mess stamps!

 I fussy cut some of the crafty sentiments from the set on different toned solid paper, along with some of the crafty tools.

I did a DIY journal card behind the photo of the Scrap Gals & journaled about how important they are to me. I appreciate all the work they do in creating the podcast and cultivating a positive, crafty community. Listening to their podcast has really changed the way I think about this long-time hobby and passion.

It was so fun to go to this event and hang with these ladies and so many others that just get it. We had the best little table of sweet woman to work with and everyone was so kind & loving & TALENTED! Man, the ladies of the Scrap Gal following have definitely got loads of talent in their craft.

Tiffany taught us all a very wonderful selfies class, so I'm hoping this page is "cuteness approved." LOL!

Of course I had to fussy cut some florals for this page, to pay true tribute to the SGs.

I popped up some black sequins to bring the page together with embellishments.

Pop on over to the IRS blog to see what my fellow Design Team geniuses created using this stamp set - it's so versatile!

Thanks for looking!

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!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Scrappy Besties - A Stuck?! sketch & a Sketch in Thyme PL sketch

Well it's been a min, huh?!

Seriously getting into my family's busiest season, but I've got to stay on track with my scrapbooking!

Today I'm bringing a fun layout I created with the most recent Stuck?! sketch.

Here's the original sketch:

I must've been waiting for the exact perfect STAMPS to create this layout. I used my new Beautiful Mess set from The Ink Road stamps shop.

Cheryl is someone I was paired up for a pocket pals Disney swap. Well, we sure hit it off over our love of Disney and scrapbooking, and not having anyon in real life who "gets" our type of scrapbooking! We talk almost every day! I was super excited to meet her and her family on our last Disney trip, and these are the pages documenting it.

I used some of the fun sentiments from this crafty set about my Scrappy  Bestie! I popped them up with foam dots around a cute Minnie frame.

I started out trying to do a red and white page, but I couldn't find enough red with the bright white. So I made my own background paper by embossing Minnie's bow in white on red paper, and I used my clearsnap smooch to color some white flower yellow to bring that bit of added color throughout the page.

We both agreed we do not love the photo, but we are memory keepers, and we realize it is important to tell the story anyway! We will just have to go to WDW again and take another!!

I used the little pushpin stamp to tab my hidden journaling card behind the photo.

I found this one final perfect blue flower to help bring that color to the bottom of the page!

I embossed the texture pasted castles with iridescent glitter, and I also stamped an iridescent glitter Minnie bow to math the background paper, but it apparently doesn't photograph well.

I love it!

So I also completed the corresponding pocket pages where I included photos of the boys playing together at Disney Springs.

I used a fun sketch from Sketches in Thyme Project Life to create a card for this layout.

It says "Dis BFF" as our boys took to each other well and quickly! So sweet!

Here's the original sketch:

Here is the card within the entire PL page:

And here's the backside, which includes my 4 year old's photog skills!

I"m still plowing through and playing catch up on my Pocket Palooza 100 days project. This was part of it. Not giving up!

Thanks for checking out my layouts today!