Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hey there and good morning. I'm really excited to finally be able to share this page! It's part of today's Get It Scrapped article, using Geometric finds in scrapbook pages. These fonts are becoming more popular, but can be challenging to use. 

I used an Art Deco style font. I edited the photo with a vintage filter. The two styles complement each other. 
This font is bold and can draw a lot of attention. I chose to work it in to the design of the page as an embellishment so It is visible, but not overwhelming,  I liked the idea of a vertical band design. It's a literal interpretation of the city skyline. Using the building die cut at the top of the page also alludes to this. The border under the title grounds the page. 

This photo represents the love I have for Chicago, my adopted city. The story is about my life while living there nearly 20 years, after moving there on a whim. I took this from the plane flying in to the airport for a short layover. I was struck by its familiarity, and all my memories. 

Thanks for stopping  by my creative view today. I know it's been quiet around here. Stop back again soon, I will have new projects to share.

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, Patterned Paper, chipboard, stickers, die cuts and font-Basic Grey, wood piece-Studio Calico, mist-Heidi Swapp, pen and adhesive-EK Success

Home is Where My Stuff Is

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hello there! We all have different reasons for scrapbooking. Some do it  for fun, some to tell stories. I do it for a little of both reasons. I'm all about the photos and the meaning behind them, but I am not an epic story teller by any means. Today's topic on the Get It Scrapped blog, creating more room for journaling on our scrapbook pages helped me to write a bit more on this layout. 

The day we arrived in our new home, I expected our son to be confused and upset. Instead, I found him curious about his new surroundings and content to have his things around him.This layout tells this story as a whole, but each photo has its own story. I used journal spots around the page to tell details about some of the photos. The title ties each of these stories together. 

The design of this page is well suited for this type of journaling. On the left side, there are open spaces to include journaling. On the right side, I created one more spot, then completed the story near the title. Using the same paper for each spot brings cohesion to both sides of the layout.

The creative team has several more ideas for getting more journaling on the page on the Get It Scrapped blog. 

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

Supplies: Patterned Papers, stickers, chipboard-Basic Grey, flair-Fancy Pants, Freckled Fawn, Acrylic shapes, journal spots-Freckled Fawn, alphas-American Crafts, Basic Grey, pen and adhesive-EK Success, sketch inspired by-Scrapbook Generation


Rule the School

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Good morning! Wow it feels good to be blogging again. Mostly because they also means I had some time to play.  So today I have for you the second May sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches

I love this sketch. I could have easily used one or even three photos if I wanted to. I chose to stick to the intended 2 photos. The papers and embellishments I selected are really busy, So I eliminated some of the layers in the sketch. For my page, the banners weren't necessary and I went with larger embellishment clusters.  This was a great opportunity for me to use the Scribble Scrabble and Boys Rule cut files from The Cut Shoppe. I deconstructed the 'rule' part of the file to create my title. 

My son won a contest at school with the prize allowing him to be Principal for a day. He was so proud he wore his bed tracker and dress shoes to school that day. He had several responsibilities throughout the day, including having lunch with the Principal in her office.  I thought this was a creative incentive for students and was thrilled he had the opportunity to do this. 

Join the challenge this time around for an chance to win prizes form our two generous sponsors. Please read the rules on the Stuck?! Sketches blog.

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Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I know it's been a while. I'm getting back up to speed, so coma back again soon,

Supplies: CS- American Crafts, PP, die cuts, stickers-Simple Stories, enamel dots-Doodlebug Design, MME, alpha-Webster's pages, cut file-The Cut Shoppe., silhouette

Future Chef?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hey there and Happy May Day! New month means a new sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches.  Here is our fantastic new sketch

Here is how I used it. I used the sketch pretty much as shown but I made the corner pieces much smaller. My photos aren't great and I thought the larger bottom piece might overwhelm them.  As smaller pieces, they give my page a nice diagonal flow, keeping the focus on the photos. 

So, I'm not really sure how this went down. I need to call my sister to find out is she remembers. It's either that we were baking cookies when my younger son tried to join us, so we gave him some flour to play with, or we gave him the flour to play with to see what he would do and not bother us while we were baking. Either way, he really liked playing with it. And the cookies were good too. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have more to share.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP-Echo Park, doily-BoBunny, Embellishments-Fancy Pants, Lilly Bee, Freckled Fawn, Pink Paislee, mist-Studio Calico.