Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

"Their Bond" layout

Happy Friday! What are your fun plans for the weekend? For me, I will be spending it with the family plus sneaking in some time in my craft room. 

Today's sketch is from Scrapbook and Cards Today blog and it was part of their July Sketch challenge. 

In my page, I didn't have a 4x6 vertical photo for this set so I just used two 3x4 pics. This was also created with some of my Bella Blvd. stash that I got as part of the class I took at the Scrapbook Expo back in May. 
As I review this page, I noticed that I created two different color temperature on my page. The blue on the left provided a "cold" feeling while the yellow on the right provided a more warmer feel. I didn't do that intentionally. I was just pulling some colors from my photos. Would I do this again? Probably not as I think the two different extreme temperatures created a divide on my page. What do you think? 

These photos are of my sister and her youngest child and I just loved the sequence of photos showing their bond as mom and child. So sweet.

The title is pretty simple but I still didn't have enough of the right letters so I cut out an "f" for the T and then turned a "q" 180 degrees to make my B.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope that this layout share gave you some inspiration for your next page. 

Till next time,

Thursday, July 28, 2016

"Wonderful Class Party" layout

Hi guys. Grace again with another layout share today. This one was inspired by this month's sketch from the The ScrapRoom blog challenge

If you saw my layout share yesterday then you can see that I have this theme to get some Halloween school photos done for my two older kids. Time is flying by so fast that I feel like I need to focus on event layouts from 2011- 2013 (at least) so I don't feel so overwhelmed. I also didn't write down any journaling for these events so I'm only going by what I remember (mostly from the photos). And because of that, I don't want to put it off any longer. 

I don't have much Halloween papers, luckily I have some die cuts and stickers that worked well to incorporate the theme. I also used a combination of new papers and scraps here to fill in the design on the sketch.

I recently purchased a word die cut set from Echo Park and I love it! The word "wonderful" was cut from that die cut using some silver paper. Soooo fun!

Thank you for stopping by. Make sure you come back tomorrow for my last layout share of the week.

Till next time,

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"Cute Halloween Party" layout

Happy Wednesday friends. Today's share was based off of the July challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash blog

I had three photos and so I squeezed them on the center, close to how the sketch had them. I also used some clear modeling paste to create some subtle design to my background. I don't have much Halloween papers (as I don't see stocking up on them since I don't do much of this type of holiday) so I added the theme with stickers and embellishments instead. 

For the (3) challenge, I used stick pins, twine and Uniball. All things that I don't normally use on my page so the challenge gave me a great excuse to pull them out of my stash. The white pen helped me create a frame around my page in a subtle way. It was worked good with the dark paper as well.

I was also able to use my 123 punch board from We R Memory Keepers to make the tabs on the papers on the top of my photos.

Most of the items on my page are from my scraps except the background and star papers. I've been into this "long title" kick right now and it helps me use up my big alpha stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave me a comment below.

Till next time,

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Field Day scrapbook layouts

Hello my dear friends and welcome to another week of layout shares. I have been busting out some pages as I enjoy my "summer vacation" from school. I'm taking this time to really make a dent with some crafty projects cause I know that when school is on, there is very little time for my creative pursuits. Do you feel the same way when our other "jobs/roles" take over our lives?

Part of my need to be efficient with my scrapping lately is to use a sketch for more than one layout. An example of this is this sketch from the Scrapbook Challenges blog. I used it to create two individual layouts. The photos are from the same event but I plan on putting them into my kids individual albums. 

For this first one, I opted to just use strips of one paper on the ends instead of blocks of various designs. I thought that the arrows were already quite busy that there was no need to add anymore. I did like the large strip for photo in the center of the sketch. It allowed me to add five 3x4 photos plus one block of paper for journaling. 

Last May I went to the Scrapbook Expo and took a class from Bella Blvd. They gave us a ton of products so I pulled out that bag and used the products in it to make my this page. I popped up some of the stickers with fun foam to make my own dimensional adhesive.

The top right photo had quite a big white space on it so I used that spot for my title. I added some starts to the centers of the D to add some dimension.

For this page, I have a circle die with stitching designs on them and when I ran them through my die cut machine, it created a framed circle from the negative of the cuts as well. I saved them and used that on this page. I added scraps of paper on the backs of them in which I added some embellishments on some and one housed my journaling.

I'm sure you can tell by now that I treated the photos exactly the same way as my first page. I only moved where the 3x4 paper would go in the center.

I love how these two pages turned out and totally different from each other, even though they were both inspired by the same sketch. I hope this share inspired you.

Till next time,

Friday, July 22, 2016

"Easter Blessing" layout

Hello my dear crafty friends. Today's share was based off of the following sketch from Sketch N Scrap. 

I liked the stars and the multi pic design of the sketch but I had way more photos so I just added another line of photos on the top of the existing lined up photos. 

I used all scraps on this page except the white cardstock background. To make my title and journaling stand out better against the triangle paper, I added a piece of vellum in between the title and the papers.
I recently purchased some word dies from Echo Paper so I used that to create my script "blessing" part of my title.

Thanks for stopping by.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave them in the comment section below.

Till next time,

Thursday, July 21, 2016

"My Sweet Life with Them" layout

How's it going friends? Today I'm sharing a layout inspired by the following sketch from Stuck?! challenge blog. 

The sketch lend a perfect way for me to add the funny photos that led up to my fave picture of me and my two older kids. These was taken in 2013 and so I only had the two then. 

I've been inspired by using scraps lately and trying to use up some stickers. I added a bunch of them here.
I also was inspired by the Scrapbook Circle blog's challenge for the month, which is to use some wood elements on your page. I decided to add some wooden hearts on the page. I've had this pack for a while now so it felt great to bust it open and use some on a layout.

I did a long title to use the "sweet" sticker.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Till next time,

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

"Live, Laugh and Dream" layout

Happy Wednesday. Today's sketch inspiration was from Sketches in Thyme. I love the multi pic design plus the triangles were out of my comfort zone. 

I flipped the page 180 degrees so I can have the vertical photo on the right. I used a bunch of scraps here, both papers and stickers. You can tell because my long title is a bit of a hodge podge of things. I like it though, they all seem to work well together. 
I didn't know what to do with the triangles so I added flower stickers on some of them, and for the big one, I added it to the side. Still not sure if I really LOVE the look of it but it's done and I'm ok with it. 

Thanks for stopping by.

See you tomorrow.

Till next time,

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"Celebrate Easter 2013" layout

Hi guys. I'm here to share another layout. This one was inspired by the latest sketch from the Stuck?! challenge blog. 

This is also my entry for Mercy Tiara's 27 day challenge. The prompt for the month of July was to scrapbooking a favorite holiday and why I love it so much. 

With this page, I wanted to document my favorite part of Easter, that is our annual family photo. My family puts up with me as I plan the color scheme and also the coordinating outfits. We wear our outfits on Easter Sunday and then take pictures after church. We've been doing it for about 10 years now. 

With this layout, I wanted to go with a "spring" color scheme and so I used my Jen Hatfield collection from Pebbles. I love how the collection makes the dark blues in our outfits stand out really well. I also like the dainty/feminine touch of the papers.

Because there were a lot of great images from the collection, I used them to make my embellishments. Here I punched out some words and flowers with my 1 3/4 circle punch and then added a scallop punch on the back. I also hand cut the flowers from paper and added that to my page.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for another new page.

Till next time,

Monday, July 18, 2016

"Wonderland Adventure" layout

Hello dear friends. Sorry I've been MIA here on this blog. I went on a much needed vacay to see family in California and it's taken a while for me to get back into the crafty swing things. But now that the important life stuff has been taken cared of, I am now able to get back to scrapbooking. My first page to share would be this double page spread. 

This was inspired by the latest Clique Kits challenge which is ANYTHING GOES. I love parameters but anything goes is always a fun way to work on too, especially if I'm a bit rusty in the creating arena. 

With this page, I used some papers from We R Memory Keepers, some die cuts created by a steel die cut (Wonderland) and my Silhouette Cameo. I also used some embellishments from Basic Grey and tiny sequin flowers from SpiegelMom.com.

I handcut these tags from a pattern paper. I love using papers as part of my embellishment.

With some tags, I added twine while on others I used some brads.

I used my typewriter to create my journaling strips.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day.

Till next time,