Monday, March 18

A is for ANGEL

This is such a precious photo taken of my second cousin- so angelic. I had to scrap it for her mother (my cousin). It's not the best quality photo- since I copied it from facebook, but its still is nice to do this layout - which will be a surprise when I mail it to them.I will be applying this layout over at Challenge me Happy- Anything goes.
 I took some creme colored floral paper for background and inked the edges in brown then added a cricut cut from Home Accents in blue and a colorful floral paper and layered them on top. Then added the photo which i wrapped some silk shiny ribbon on the two corners and then added stickles all around the edge of photo. Then went inot my flower stash and grabbed a few white -purple and yellow flowers and layered them on the three corners. Added the large letter A (Heritage- Cricut cartridge) with some rhinestones also for the centers of all flowers & more ribbon in top left corner. Cut out my own green leaf stems and inked them. Also I had handmade my own flourishes on acetate with a lavendar tulip paint  and cut them out after they dried and added them in three areas of this layout.
Just loving all the colors and how beautiful little Anakin ( her name) is- I'm sure they will appreciate this when it arrives in the mail...I really enjoyed doing this layout also.

Tuesday, March 12

Sketches in Thyme #104-Let it snow

     Here is a take from the sketch over at Sketches in Thyme #104 this week. I have been so preoccupied with lots of bowling and other events in my life I haven't been scrapping to much- but finally took the time to get a few pages done and I like how this sketch worked with all the photos I took of the recent snow storm we had here in northern Illinois- so this is what I came up with. a two page layout using the same sketch on each page (reversed).
     Creative Imaginations, Recollections and My Mind's Eye, white cardstock papers used: Cut stripes of paper with houses and individually cut some out and scattered on pages with pop dots. Shiny silver snowflake stickers (hard to see) added and some lime green thicker alpha's for the address of my home. I then journaled in the middle of the two pages the amount of snow that had fallen and dates.
     We have had over 30" of snow in the month of February- and I don't have a snowblower- so I've been busy shoveling lots of snow and would rather be scrapbooking - so I'm ready for spring anytime now.

Monday, March 11

Lucky in Love

Here is adorable layout of my daughter and her boyfriend- I just love working with the colors of green and blue- and this sketch is from Creative Scrappers #250.
 I went digging in my paper scrap stash and found all these pretty papers in the colors I was looking for and laid them out like the sketch- along with the one photo -which is where I pulled alll these colors from and then I had a precut scrap negative of a large tree to I used it to mist in coffee brown the two trees. Then with my Cricut and Gypsy I used the same papers to cut out several leaves and the title in some solid cardstock
 I inked the leaves and scattered them onto misted trees and also put some clear stickles on the words and added a & in the middle of page with some scrappers floss tied on. alsodid some machine stitching on the right side and bottom of layout in black thread.
Added a few cut out flower embellies and I was really happy in how this page turned out using this sketch from Creative Scrappers.

Saturday, March 9

Grandpa & Me

How adorable is this page of GRANDPA & ME- I just think its so manly....which is the challenge I will be entering this layout for over at Anything Goes Challenge and the sketch is from Sketch n Scrap #28. This is a layout I did of my 2nd cousin (the little guy) and his grandfather, which I will giving it to my 1st cousin(mother-daughter=missing generation in photo)  to display and have for a keepsake.
Papers used: Recollections, October Afternoon and K&Company, other supplies used: brown and blue cardstocks, circle punches, inks, black marker,scrappers floss in brown, hole punch, stamped clock face and pop dots

Thursday, March 7

LUCKY to have YOU in my LIFE

 I had so much fun with this sketch from Memorable Seasons and I love to do layouts of my dogs. I am applying this layout to several  challenges today which I have listed below.  Many supplies were used also- but most of all I used more than 50 % of Kraft paper by My Mind's Eye and Chevrons, painted on Layout with paw prints, used staples for the banners and the word Lucky in the Title. Other embellies like the flowers were punched from several papers and inked and pop dotted on
 Also used several sticker and thicker alphas for the title and some washi tapes and journal tags, oh yeah  a few metal brads -which some of them I covered with the washi tape. Some stamps were used on the banners also. Misc scrap papers were used for the chevron pattern and punched flowers, and the hexagon pattern on the other papers which were torn and inked edges.  I just love how this whole page turned out with all the embellies and the color combo that I used- I will have to use this sketch again in the future.
Applying this layout to the following challenges:
use staples - Memorable Seasons
 Chevron challenge- Frosted Designs
Kraft cardstock-1 tag-paint/mist and at least 2 kinds of Alphas- at The Studio Challenge
word LUCKY - Bo Bunny challenge
Kraft it up- Scrap Our Stash
Chevrons/hexagons-TPE #48 challenge (scrapbook)