Tickle, Tickle

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Good morning. There is a new article up on the Get It Scrapped blog today discussing page prompts. Have you ever been stuck when beginning a page, or bored with your ideas? Prompts are another way of jumpstarting your page, and your creativity.  I did this page using the following prompts:

2 tilted photos
3 different patterned papers featuring the same print in different sizes/colors.
an embellishment sprinklte or trail
journaling that includes dialogue

In these photos, my son and my Nani are enjoying some time together, playing a game of Tickle, Tickle. I love the looks on their faces. My son as he feels the sensory aspect, and the pure joy in Nani's face

When I think of my Grandma and my children, I think of the circle of life, which is why I chose polka dotted paper. I used the design advice of having a stable straight line to anchor the tilted photos. I also mixed the size and color of the pattern paper motifs. The dialogue was the most challenging part of the prompt for me. I had to find photos to which I could attach dialogue. The layout design is inspired by Corrie Jones layout in Product Play eBook from the Get It Scrapped Membership.
As always, thank you for looking through my creative view. There are several other layouts in the article using the same prompt. Take a look over  there for more inspiration. 
Supplies: Patterned Paper, alphas & brads-Simple Stories, twine & Pen-American Crafts, wood pieces & mist-Studio Calico, chipboard, epoxy stickers, puffy stickers & flair-Freckled Fawn, enamel dots-My Minds Eye, journal tag-Paper Issues Swag Bag, Ink-VersaMagic, Adhesive-Recollections, Ek Success, Stickles

Keep Calm and..

Monday, January 26, 2015

Good morning and happy Monday. It's going to be a busy month around here. But that's ok, that means I've had time to create. Today I'm up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog for this week's challenge. I like that there have been a variety of multi photo sketches lately. 

I had a lot of fun with this one. However, it's always a good time when I am making fun of myself. 
Cotton candy became a 'thing' at my annual scrap retreat this past summer. It's been a running joke, err, more of a craving ever since.  So while recently at Disneyland, what did I have to have? Cotton Candy. One of my friends found this printable. I couldn't think of a better place to use it.

I absolutely wanted to keep this light, bright and silly. It was a good excuse to use pink too. I reversed the sketch and moved the vertical strip to become a shelf for the photos. I mixed some bold colors  and subtle patterns with some happy themed embellishments. Add a touch of girly: finished.

I'm happy you stopped by today to continue this crazy journey with me through my creative view. Come join me again soon.

Supplies: PP-Bella Blvd, Echo Park, stickers-Bella Blvd, resin & flair-Freckled Fawn, doily-BoBunny, sequins-Studio Calico, Michaels, mist-Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, pen-EK Success 

The Book Of Life

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hello again. Red Carpet Studio has a new challenge today. Create a project inspired by this movie poster. Easy enough right?

The Book of Life

I pretty much went no further than "Book". I had set aside this cork title with this photo several weeks ago. This was the perfect opportunity to finally put a page together. I have finished a few other page about my son reading and his love of books. To make this one different, I used the speech bubbles to house the titles of some of the books he read at this age. I think that will be fun to look back on. 

I love cork. It goes great on boy page. It's timeless. And what a bonus it's part of this paper! I purposely stayed away from green elements for this page so the green of his shirt would wind up being the focus. Although this is a school themed collection of paper, I liked the lined papers as a way to work with the idea of reading. The speech bubbles became a large part of the design, which led me to keep the rest of the embellishing fairly simple.

Cant wait to see you adding your projects over at Red Carpet Studio.  Thanks for looking today. Hope to see you taking a peek again at my creative view.

Supplies: PP & stickers-Simple Stories, brads-Making Memories, Simple Stories, washy-queen & Co, Twine-Doodlebug Designs, cork-Fancy Pants, Freckled Fawn, clip-Target, mist-Studio Calico

You + Us

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hey there. Yep, I have more stuff to share this week. Today's project is courtesy of Picture This challenge blog. The challenge this time is:

3 photos + black & white + lace

I will admit, right here, that this was really tough for me. I found photos, but then lace didn't work. I found black & white, but not 3 photos. But seeing as I don't shy away from a challenge, I found a way to make this work. 

I took these photos of us at the tulip fields and turned it into a page about what we do together. The colors in the photos helped dictate the color scheme. I found this fun sketch My Scraps & More. (I don't play there as often as I'd like!) I grabbed a bunch of pieces from a Paper Issues Swag Bag as well as some other 3x4 papers I had cut up for the paper layers. I don't use lace. Ok, rarely, do I use lace. But I made good use of a doily! I added a bunch of random embellishments, all in black & white. They all tie into the theme of family. Done.

Now it's your turn to Picture This on a page! Thanks as always for looking at my creative view.

Supplies: PP-Fancy Pants, MME, CS-Bazzill, doily-Doodlebug, embellishments-Freckled Fawn, Stickers-Simple Stories, Queen & Co, stitch template-American Crafts, thread-DMC, die cuts-Silhouette


Monday, January 12, 2015

Good Monday to you. Today is a new sketch challenge reveal at Let's Get Sketchy. This week we have a lovely one photo sketch with many possibilities.

My sister took this beautiful photo of our Nani on her 96th birthday. I wasn't able to be there. but when I called to say Happy Birthday, Nani told me she had the BEST day! I absolutely love that she still likes to celebrate her birthday. I think it is worth recording for that reason.

I loved the idea of the bokeh papers to help tell the story and bring the candles to life. The rest of the elements are a mix of modern (wood pieces) with heirloom (doilies & sequins). The bright colors also show the brightness of the celebration.  I also used the current challenge, T-W-I-N-E,  from Scrap Our Stash to aid in my embellishment choices. Two alphas, Wood, Inked edges, Nani in the photo (or nine total sequins), and Echo Park papers

Thanks for looking into my creative view today. I hope you will come back again, as I have lots to share this week.

Supplies: PP, Stickers-Echo Park, wood pieces-Freckled Fawn, studio Calico, Doily-Michaels, mist-Heidi Swapp, Washi-MME, sequins-Michales, Studio Calico, Flair-Freckled Fawn, Alphas-Echo Park, October Afternoon

Our Dog Roxy

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hey there and good morning! What a wonderful way to begin the week. A new blog post and my first reveal as a new team member for Red Carpet Studios. Are you a movie buff? Each Sunday, Red Carpet Studios offers a new challenges inspired by the Silver Screen-MOVIES.  Challenges are open to any type of PAPer crafting project. This week's challenge is inspired by:

The Two Faces of January
The challenge is to use items in "twos". 

My project below uses two pieces of patterned paper, two photos, two alphas, two shaped paper clips, 2 brands of enamel dots, and two colors of spray mist. The striped paper is the reverse side of the blue paper.

We had just adopted Roxy and she seemed to be in every photo we took for a while.  She was our first dog and quickly became part of the family. I chose to use generic papers and use the embellishments to help tell the story on the page. Using limited products helped me to put this page together quickly.

Thanks for looking at my creative view today. Join me again, as I have more to show you this week.

Supplies: PP-BoBunny, clips & resin-Freckled Fawn, flair-Queen & Co, washi-Belle Blvd, chipboard-Basic Grey, enamel dots-MME and Freckled Fawn, tag-LilyBee, Alphas-Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts

14 in 14

Saturday, January 10, 2015

In the spirit of the new year, starting fresh, yada yada yada...I'm doing something new. I went back through all the pages I made in 2014, chose my favorites, and turned them into a 14 favorites from 2014.  Some are personal artistic favorites, others the story, others yet, the photo(s) on the page itself. One thing in common with all the pages, there is a bit of me in all of them, in color, meaning and humor.

All but one of them has a blog post with more information. Clicking the title will take you to the original post.

 You Are Amazing

Thanks for taking a stroll down memory lane with. I hope you'll continue the journey through my creative view in 2015.

Paper Issues CT Introduction

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Well, this has been a big secret to keep and I've been bursting with excitement for a while. I'm so happy to introduce myself today, as a new member of the Paper Issues creative team!

Here is a page I created using the sketch from the current Sketch Party. It was incredibly perfect for this page.

I used the Hello Embroidery Stitch Kit by Amy Tangerine on the large circles to give them some texture and a bit more animation. I loved the Echo Park Dots Washi Tape for this project as well. It added just the right amount of pattern, without overwhelming the photo.

A close up of the stitching and washi tape, as well as some of my favorite phrase stickers. 

Well, I guess that's it for today. It's always a good idea to browse the Paper Issues frequently. By frequently, I mean daily. The newest merchandise is constantly arriving. Since you don't want to miss out on anything, you may want to use this coupon code to save 20% on your purchase.
Supplies: CS-AMerican Crafts, Bazzill, Washi-Echo Park, Stitch template-American Crafts, thread-DMC, American Crafts, sequins-Studio Calico, Stencil-TCW, Mist-Tattered Angels, Stickers & flair-Freckled Fawn, Alphas-American Crafts, October Afternoon