Me. Myself and I

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hey there! I almost forgot to post this! I,'m on a good roll with challenges and blogging this month. Mostly due to Calvinball. Now If I can only keep it up. Next up for me is a cheeky little number I created for the Paper Issues Spring Crop using the Sketch + 3 from Scrap Our Stash this month. 

I adjusted the sizes and number of the photos, also adjusting some into 3x4 cards instead. The rest is pretty much the same. From the 3 columns I used Graphic paper, (black & white) hot pink & hearts, and ink (splatters). Since I do so many boy pages, I always love a chance to use a doily. 

The Paper Issues challenge was to use a selfie. I'll say I did. I'll take a few Calvinball points for that too. You know me, I like to add humor to my pages. There is not better way to do that than to make fun of yourself. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, there is alway something going on around here.

Supplies: PP-Basic Grey, Echo Park, MME, stickers-Echo Park, chipboard-Simple Stories, Bella Blvd, brads-MME, washi-Hobby Lobby, twine-The Twinery, doily-BoBunny, ink-Tattered Angels, Dylusions

I dont Wanna...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Good morning! Today I am sharing my final layout as this month's Guest Designer for The ScrapRoom

Kit Club members receive the benefit of recipes to help them put together all the 2 page layouts that are created by Design Team members. More information on these recipes and on joining the kit club are available on The ScrapRoom website.

I used the Maggie Holmes Bloom paper from the FOTM kit to create my page. I used all of the embellishments, adding a few extras from my stash, including the alphas for the title. I really liked how these papers all work together. I used both sides of some of them.

My friends and I get together for a scrapbook weekend getaway every summer. We call it "Camp". We love camp. We have so much fun that we never want to leave.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. There is always more to share, so come back again soon.

Supplies: FOTM Kit-CS-Bazzill, PP & Stickers-Crate Paper, die cuts-Crate Paper, Simple Stories, doily-Doodlebug Design, alphas-Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, mist-Heidi Swapp

Put the Needle on the Record

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hey there and good morning! There is a new article on the Get It Scrapped blog today discussing page designs that appeal to the senses. I think this is a really interesting way to convey meaning in a scrapbook page and it was an assignment I quite enjoyed completing.

I am appealing to the sense of hearing. I began with photos of some of our music. To enhance the sense of music, I used musical themed embellishments, such as the notes, washi tape, and title. I fussy cut the letters D, E and F out of a piece of paper to give even more 'sound' to the page. Using the black background was a choice I made to not only ground the business of the photos, but to mimic a vinyl record. 

My husband is an audiophile. He is always playing music, as well as playing with his records and equipment. He goes on binges with particular artists and genres. I never know what's coming next. A personal favorite are our Sunday morning brunches with the Beatles.  Everyone in our house listens to music. We may all have our own taste, but there is always something playing in the background.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. Come back again, I always have more to share.

Supplies: Cardstock-The Paper Company, Patterned Paper-Pink Paislee, Washi Tape-Recollections, Tape Works, Wood pieces-Studio Calico, Ink-Colorbox, VersaMagic, Stickers-Simple Stories, Alphas-Webster's Pages, October Afternoon, Thickers by American Crafts, pen-Uniball, mist-Heidi Swapp, Dylusions

High in the Sky

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Ha! 5 days, 5 posts! I said I'd be busy around here and I meant it! Next up is this little number I created using inspiration from a Paper Issues Spring Crop Challenge combined with the newest ScrapMuch? sketch

Yep. Flipped it again. It would have worked the other way too, but I figured because the topic was about being high up, the photos should be too. So because of that, I also moved the title and enhanced the edge strip to be a larger focus.

While visiting family last summer, we decided to check out the OC Fair. Not only did we choose a scorcher of a day, we went during the hottest part of the day. We walked around, ate a lot, played some games, and tested a few rides. The kid was way more brave than we were, but I think we all agreed, there is nothing like a ferris wheel on a clear day. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I've still got more up my sleeve, so come back again soon.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP-Doodlebug Design, Stickers-Doodlebug Design, Echo Park, Freckled Fawn, chipboard-Bella Blvd, Printable-Paper Issues, enamel & wood dots-MME, Shimelle, mist-Studio Calico, alphas-Cosmo Cricket, Thickers

Sisters First, Friends Always

Friday, March 18, 2016

Well good Friday morning to you. Today I'm sharing another project created as March Guest Designer for The ScrapRoom. I'm featuring the PinkFresh papers from the FOTM kit and the Freaky Fast Friday formula, or FFF for short. Take a look at he formula we used this month.

First I looked at all the papers. Then I looked at which patterns I liked best together, then I took a deep breath and cut them up. I probably spent 10-15 minutes laying them all over the page in several different ways, until I was satisfied with the design. I stamped a few times under the papers to give the grey a little more interest. I used the die cuts, word stickers and wood pieces to create 2 of the embellishment clusters, adding a doily from my stash to create the base for the third. A bold title ties all the colors in the page together.

I met these ladies in college. It's many years later, many years lost and found. One thing is for sure, we did meet as sisters in our sorority, but we are still, and always will be friends. We toasted our 25+ year friendship at a luncheon celebrating our chapter's 50th anniversary on our campus. It was such a great weekend and a reminder that you don't have to talk everyday to be good friends. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I hope you'll come back again as I have much more to share.

Supplies: CS- American Crafts, PP, die cuts, stickers, alphas, wood pieces-PinkFresh, Doily-Doodlebug Design, stamp-KaiserKraft, ink-Colorbox, mist-Heidi Swapp

Nothing's Changed

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Oh hello again. I'm on a roll this week, plating catch up on some finished pages, and I'm not finished yet! Today I'm sharing a page I created for both Scrap Our Stash Challenge and Scrapbook Generation Crop.

This is the book inspired inspiration challenge and here is my resulting page.  I found myself using the colors pink and turquoise, as well as the banners, and yes there is gold all over the page, including the title. I used a 2 page Scrapbook Generation sketch and went to town with colors, patterns and embellishments. 

Last fall, I spent the weekend with some really good, but long lost friends. We recently reconnected after years apart and I couldn't have been happier. I don't know what happened, but let's thank social media for getting us back together. It truly was like nothing had changed since college. I wish we lived closer, but now it's time to just stay in touch.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I've still got more projects to share, so come back again tomorrow.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, puffy stickers-Crate Paper, alphas-Thickers, Webster's Pages, mist-Heidi Swapp

Always Aunt Helen

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hey there and good morning! We made it past PI day to the middle of the month. That means it's time for a new sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches. 

Here is the new sketch

You have to know me well enough to know that, a) I use a lot of 4x6 photos, so b) I flip and adjust sketches to work of the photos I have. That is the beauty of Laura's sketches. They are so easily adaptable. They work for any style page with any size photos.  So yes, I flipped it on it's side once clockwise, but left the design alone. 

Just to show you how versatile this sketch is, I also stretched it out into a 2 page layout. I did the dame thing by flipping it on it's side, then connected the two sides by using the same paper in the middle. I still used only 3 embellishment areas.  This sketch could also easily become a 2 page layout just by duplicating it as it is. 

I know I promised no more baseball pages from this album, but I lied. However, these are the last two pages. That I can promise you. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I've got lots going on this week, so come back again soon.

1 pg LO supplies -CS-AC, Bazzil, PP-Echo Park, doilies & enamel pieces-Doodlebug Design, tags, Freckled Fawn, Jellybean Soupacrylic pieces-Freckled Fawn, Color Cast Designs, stickers-Lily Bee, Fancy Pants, washy-queen & Co, twine-Recollections, flag-Pebbles, alphas-Lily Bee, October Afternoon, punch-EK Success, stickles

2 pg LO supplies-CS-AC, PP, stickers, doilies, enamel pieces-Doodlebug Design, Dimensional stickers-Paper House, twine-Recollections, alphas-Thickers

Love you Nani

Monday, March 14, 2016

I am among March a very creative month. Calvinball has that effect on me. That and I'm ready for spring, but it's been too rainy to do much outside of the house. So, on to today's project. 

I saw this great sketch at ScrapMuch? Combine that with a moldboard challenge at Scrapbook Generation, and the desire to use some brand new product and this is the result. 

I started to use the sketch as it was designed. At the last minute, I changed the photo, which led me to both flip,  and mirror image it. I adjusted the title and journaling placement, and am really happy with the way it came out.

I lost my Nani a month ago. I feel like I need to do pages about her right now. This is the opposite of how I felt when my Grandfather passed away 5 years ago. I couldn't even look at photos of him without crying. Nani enjoyed life all the way to the end. This photo couldn't exemplify that any better. So yes, this is how I want to remember her.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. There will be lots going on here this week, so please come back again.

Supplies: CS-AC, PP. stickers-Simple Stories, doilies-Doodlebug Design, resin-Freckled Fawn, enamel shapes-Freckled Fawn, Bella Blvd, crochet heart-Bella Blvd, sequins-Studio Calico, spray ink-Heidi Swapp, alphas-Thickers, by AC, twine-The Twinery

Beach Bummin'

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Oh help there. It seems I am a bit behind on my blogging. It's a scrappy month, thanks to Calvinball, so now it's time to play catch up. I'll begin with this page I created based on the March sketch challenge on the Imaginisce blog

I flipped the sketch horizontally. I think we were all kind of looking in different directions, but the photo looked better on this side on the page. Other than that, I pretty much used the sketch as it was designed. I used my newly purchased Sunny collection. I'm a sucker for summer themed papers. Maybe its all the grey winter days, or memories of growing up in a beach town. Who knows. But summer collections and photos make me smile. This collection included!

I started by misting some yellow & orange over a stencil I cut on the Silhouette to create a subtle sun ray. I love the mix of acrylic and card stock die cuts. I added a few flair and enamel dots to give the page some dimension. I also trimmed one of the 3x4 cards, then adhered the camera over it. It added the right motif as well as more color to my page. I can't wait to dig our more photos to use with thus stuff!

Of course we waited until our last day in Hawaii to take a family photo. Isn't that usually what happens? Nonetheless, we got a nice photo, which sums up our last vacation. Nice. Lazy days at the beach, naps in the hotel, eating out every meal. A teenagers dream right? I can't complain either, and can't wait to go back.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I've got lots to catch up on, so come back again soon

Supplies: CS-AC, PP & die cuts-Imaginisce, flair-Feed Your Craft, Fancy Pants, enamel dots-MME, Queen & Co, mist-Tattered Angels, 

The Good Stuff

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Good morning! Today I get to share another layout created as Guest Designer this month at The ScrapRoom. On The ScrapRoom blog are several projects featuring the new Simple Stories Life in Color collection that is part of the FOTM kit. 

I  used the Simple Stories page kit along with a few items from the Embellishment Add On kit to create this layout.  

Those triangles spoke to me and I wanted to use them in a bold way. I cut 3 of the strips apart and layered them until I had a look that I liked. To balance all of the angles, I added various sizes circles. circles. To balance color, I placed strips of paper at the top of the page as well as a few red inked wood stars from my stash. 

There isn't anything super special about this photo. It is more of a reminder to us to stop and take in the moment form our son's perspective. It may be just another walk to the park for us, but for him it's the journey. He takes it all in. To us we wonder why he doesn't want to go down the slide. To him, maybe he's just fine watching everyone else. So sitting on the park bench for a moment slows us down. Maybe so that we can take in the moment as well.

This page was also inspired by a page created by the talented MaryAnn Maldonado

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I've got some more projects to share, so come back again soon.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, die cuts, stickers-Simple Stories, enamel dots-MME, wood pieces-Studio Calico. ink-VersaMagic, mist-Dylusions

Hello Spring

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hello there! I am excited to share my first page as Guest Designer for The ScrapRoom this month! The ScrapRoom offers kits and add ons, plus coffee if you want. 

I was given the Flavor of the Month Kit, plus a Patterned Paper Kit and Embellishment Kit to work with this month. I have to say, what a nice selection! I really like how the kit was broken down into individual page kits. It doesn't get much easier than that to put pages together. 

So speaking of pages, the first page I have to share today is using this month's sketch:

I used the Pebbles papers and embellishments from the Flavor of the Month Kit.  I love printed kraft paper. And the butterflies and bees! I found them a great match for these photos. I used the sketch as it was designed, but I did make a few adjustments. First, I used a 4x6 photo accompanied by the 2 smaller ones. Second, I used the barcode strips to create 2 extra horizontal strips across the center of the page. Lastly, I moved the title up a little so I could add some journaling.   As far as embellishing, I fussy cut some hexagons add some color. The title uses one of the words from the Sticker sheet in the Embellishment Kit. From my stash I added the alphas for the title and some mist sprinkled over the page.

We are so fortunate to live close to the daffodil and tulip fields. We were on a family outing one Saturday last spring. On our way home, we found ourselves driving right through the daffodil fields. Of course we had to stop! It was cloudy, but the colors were so bright. I still can't help but think of the Poppy Fields in The Wizard of Oz though every time we visit. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my creative view today. I'm going to be very busy this month, so come back often to see what's going on.

Supplies:  The Scraproom FOTM kit-CS-American Crafts, PP, die cuts, stickers-Pebbles, OTHER: Alpha-Thickers, mist-Heidi Swapp, 

Play Ball

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Good morning! New month, new sketch challenge reveal over at Stuck?! Sketches today! Take a look at this sketch that is full of possibilities.

Yes, I made another baseball page. What can I say, I really wanted to finish this album! And, yes, I took liberties with this sketch as well. But that's the beauty of a sketch. You can make them work for you is you are feeling creative, or use them as is. I kept the design the same, but used one larger  photo. In place of the 2 smaller ones, I created larger embellishment clusters, both with squares in them.

I'm pretty sure this is the last page of the album. I'm finished. It's one of my favorite photos of the night. It;s proof we were there, that the party existed, that Momo was the guest of Honor. 

Thanks for stopping by amy creative view today. It's going to be a crazy month around here so come back often.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, stickers, washi tape-Doodlebug Design, enamel shapes-MME, Doodlebug Design, mist-Tattered Angels, Studio Calico, 

He's a Creeper

Hey, good morning and Happy March! Todays Get It Scrapped article topic is the design principle of  Repetition.   Repetition is just what it sounds like; using items, colors, patterns etc, more than once to help tell the story on your page. Only in scrapbooking, the object is to keep it interesting. I like to vary the shapes, texture, size etc, of what I am repeating to create interest and whimsy. 

My page below, uses primarily 3 colors: black, white and orange. Throughout the page I created repetition in texture with glitter, motif with skeletons, bats, stars and words, and lastly with the color orange in a variety of shapes, tones and patterns. By mixing how I used all of these elements, I created interest all over the page.

My son went to a Halloween party without a costume and came home looking like a creepy character from "The Nightmare Before Christmas".  He had told me his friends were going to make him up to look like a skeleton, but this was way beyond my expectation!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Check our the other Get It Scrapped team member's layouts the blog, and while you are there, head over to the Forum and join in our game of Calvinball that begins TODAY!

Supplies-Cardstock-Bazzill, Patterned paper, chipboard-Crate Paper, Foam pieces & Alpha-Thickers by American Crafts, pen-Micron, adhesive-EK Success