Friday, March 15, 2019

Awesome

Hello crafty friends! Friday is my day off, and so I always treat myself to a little time in the craft room before I get started on any errands or work I need to do here at home. And because I love to get started with a sketch, I headed over to Paper Issues to see what they had for a sketch challenge this month:


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This sketch looked like so much fun, and while I'd really love to use the hexagons, my heart was saying "Stars". So here's what I came up with:

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These were pics of my son last week at his Indoor Track Awards Banquet, and since he was one of the State All Stars, I just had to include stars in my background! I've had this great piece of messy grid paper in my stash for YEARS and YEARS, and the blues and greens where just what I was looking for. I had a great star cut file, but rather than using as is, I fussy cat around each star so that I only had the outline, and it didn't cover too much of that great messy background. I added the black foam "awesome" for the title and also pulled out my Dymo label maker and punched out the "indoor track award winner" as a sub title. Strips of journaling layered over a silver doily for  little bling, and this fun layout was complete! Thanks for stopping by. =) T

Challenges entered:
Paper Issues- sketch
The Studio Challenges- fussy cutting
Pile It On- your favorite color
Love to Scrap- anything goes

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Yay All Day

Hello crafty friends! Ever feel like you're in a scrappy slump? A scrapbook challenge is always just the thing I need to get those creative juices flowing! Last week, my friend and Creative Memories consultant, Karen, posted a sketch challenge on her Facebook page, and I just had to join in:


And here's my take: 


Because this sketch was a Creative Memories challenge, the requirement was to use only CM pattern papers and embellishments. I had just purchased this fun "Happy BirthYay" collection from Karen, and it's bright colors and celebratory accents were perfect for a page about my daughter getting her Learner's Permit. Since the 2 photos I had to use were horizontal, I flipped the sketch to get started. Then I cut 1 1/2" strips from a single sheet of double sided PP and tucked 4 behind my pics. I also used the Banner Border Maker Cartridge and punched a strip of banners from a bright green in the collection and I layered over the pink. After that it was just a matter of going through the embellishments and stickers and having fun making a couple clusters of cuteness! 

For the final touch I added a few Nuvo drops, ink splatters, and glitter over all the heart embellishments. Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Challenges for this layout:
Shopping Our Stash- friendship

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Good Vibes Only

Hello craft friends! It's my turn over at the Scrap Our Stash challenge blog. This month we have 2 fun challenges to get your creative juices flowing, the first is the Saturday Morning Cartoon challenge:

and here's my take: 

I took inspiration from the colors in the Snoopy picture and grabbed green cardstock and a sheet of patterned paper with sweet yellow hearts for my backgrounds. I also found a scrap of strawberry paper in my stash, perfect for this layout! I cut the "good vibes only" ...title from an old cut apart page, and embellished with a bunch of green label stickers. I also added green Nuvo Drops, ink splatters, and twine for some extra color. I rarely use green, and was surprised at how much I found in my stash! Looking forward to seeing your take on this Saturday Cartoon Sketch challenge. =) T

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Here we Go!

Hello crafty friends! It's time for a second challenge for February over at the Scrap Our Stash challenge blog, and it's my turn for show and tell!

 

and here's my take:



 

I had 2 photos of my kids playing soccer, so chose the left side of the sketch and added the "my happy place" card in place of a 3rd photo. I used several different striped pattern papers from my stash, punching circles from the paper to mimic the circle embellishments in the sketch. Looking forward to seeing your take on this Pick Your Side Sketch challenge. =) T

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

All Together

Hello crafty friends! We have 2 new challenges set for this month over at the Scrap our Stash challenge blog. Let's dive right into the first one, the Saturday Morning Cartoon challenge:

 

And here's what I came up with:

 

I took inspiration from the colors in the Popeye picture to make my mixed media backgroup in blues over a pale pink background. I layered my photos over strips of pattern paper in my stash, and cut out the bracket edge of a tag to tuck under the left photo. For the 3+hearts, I added 3 chipboard hearts and a punched heart in 4 places on the layout. Looking forward to seeing your take on this Saturday Cartoon Sketch challenge. =) T
 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Feeling Fruity



Hello crafty friends! Back again with another fun challenge over at Scrap Our Stash! It's a new year, and that means new challenges. This time we're choosing a side from this double page sketch:


The trick for this one is to create a layout inspired by one side of the sketch, and include flowers. Here's what I came up with:


I found 2 pics of my kiddos when they were little babes enjoying bananas (these 2 little monkeys are now 17 and 18), so I chose the left side of the sketch. I used 3 different pattern papers I've been hoarding and tucked lots of diecut flowers through the center of the layout. Looking forward to seeing your take on the challenge! =) T

Saturday, January 5, 2019

New Years with Friends


Hello crafty friends and Happy New Year! It's time for a new challenge at Scrap Our Stash, and this time around we're playing with Saturday Morning Cartoons and a sketch! 


And here's what I came up with:


I took inspiration from the Super Friends logo and mimicked it with strips of bright paper scraps for my background. I layered my photos over 3x4 cards in my stash, and cut out the bracket edge of a tag to tuck under the left photo. For the 3+stars, I sprinkled a variety of star stickers and 2 punched stars in 3 places on the layout. Stop by the Scrap Our Stash challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team comes up with, and play along for a chance to win this month's prize. Looking forward to seeing your take on this Saturday Cartoon Sketch challenge! =) Tiffany