Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dream Big

And here's my take on it:

I chose to use 3 photos and that were in the 1st sketch, and layered them on top of a large square with torn edges, similar to the jumbo bracketed piece in the 2nd sketch. I just love that jumbo scallop element! (using a scrap of red polka dot paper I’ve had in my stash for years). I flipped my title to the top, rather than the bottom on both, and added 3 wooden buttons along with puffy hearts and nests of thread in 3 embellishment clusters. 

I hope you'll visit the Scrap Our Stash challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created, and take part in the challenge too! Looking forward to seeing your take on this Blended Sketch challenge. =) Tiffany

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Boston Pride Parade

Hello crafty friends! Back again with another fun challenge over at Scrap Our Stash! I'm a big fan of movies, so I always LOVE  the Golden Globe challenge. How fun to take a bit of inspiration from a favorite mobie or tv show? This month the challenge was based off of the award-winning show, Transparent:

The trick for this one is to create a grid design, and include a transparency on your layout. Here's what I came up with:

The Boston Pride Parade was the perfect event to scrap for this challenge. I printed my focal point photo as a 4x6, and then printed my other pics as 3x4 and grouped around the main photo in a grid formation. I had a great little rainbow flag transparency and rainbow stickers from the parade that made simple and bright embellishments. Because the photos were busy and I had lots of rainbow embellishments, I decided to keep my background plain white (although it was very hard to resist the urge to ink and splatter!).  For a final touch I tore the edges of the background paper to reveal a strip of rainbow pattern paper. This helped to frame the layout a bit, and draw your eye into the center. 

Want to play along with this fun challenge for your chance to win a $20 gift card to Michaels, JoAnn, or Hobby Lobby? Visit the Scrap Our Stash blog for all the details and see what my fellow designers have created! =) T

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Squad Goals

Hello crafty friends! I'm back again today with a new layout for the Scrap Our Stash design team. This time I'm up for the Blended Sketch challenge:

The challenge is to create a new layout based on both sketches. Blend the 2 together to create a new layout, and don't forget to add sequins. Here's what I came up with:

I combined the 4 stacked photos of the first sketch with the title placement and left side vertical strip of the 2nd sketch. I printed my photos as 3x4" so I could squeeze all 4 in a grouping. Sprinkles of sequins in shades of pink were added below the journaling, above the top left photo, and next to the bottom right photo. Be sure to visit the Scrap Our Stash blog to see what the rest of the DT has created. I look forward to seeing how everyone blends these 2 sketches in their own unique ways! =) T

Friday, July 20, 2018

New Design Team Member!

Hello crafty friends! So excited to share that I am a new Design Team member at Scrap Our Stash! The SOS blog has 2 fun challenges each month, both encouraging all of to use that ever-growing stash. The Golden Globe Challenge combines a movie as inspiration with an added twist of some other item or design element that needs to be included in your layout. The 2nd challenge of the month is the Blended Sketch Challenge, where you're given 2 different sketches as inspiration. Combine your favorite elements to create your layout, but be sure to include the additional item listed!

Here is this month's Golden Globe Challenge:

and my take on it:

For this layout, I hand-cut a sunburst shape out of yellow patterned paper and layered it over a sky blue water colored background. To mimic the movie poster, I printed a whole bunch of 2x2” photos that were highlights of last summer. I put my title in the center of the sunburst and had my photos coming out over the rays, creating a big summertime collage. A few epoxy stickers, sunshine embellishments, and nests of blue thread finished up the layout. 

Stop by the Scrap Our Stash challenge blog to say hello, and participate in this month's challenges for your chance to win a $20 gift card! =) T

Saturday, June 23, 2018

High Five

Hello crafty friends! It's been a cold, rainy day here in Massachusetts. Perfect for scrapbooking, so I'm sharing a fun layout that starts with the Striped Sensation challenge at Paper Issues:

and here's the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy I used for inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy 15!

Hello crafty friends! Yesterday was cold and rainy here in Massachusetts. Not a great June day, but the yucky weather was perfect for staying in and crafting! To get started, I pulled out 3 pics I had from my daughter's 15th bday. Then I began to browse my favorite challenge blogs for inspiration. I first started with the "What's Going Down" challenge at Paper Issues. This required me to keep everything at the bottom 1/3 of the page. And that worked really well with the latest sketch up at Sketches in Thyme, so here's what i came up with:

and here's the sketch I used: 

The PP I used was already beautifully splattered on the bottom 1/3, so it was a perfect starting point. I added strips from a grey scrap along the edges as the sketch asked for, and strips of a pink striped scrap above and below the pics. I squished my title right on top of the photos too, just to keep everything on the bottom of the layout. Added my journaling, a tag and twine, and this fast layout was done! Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Hi crafty friends! One of my favorite things to do when I'm stuck for an idea is to consult my favorite challenge blogs. Always a great way to get me to think outside the box and try something that isn't my standard go-to technique. For this layout I started with a sketch that's a collaboration between Paper Issues and Let's Get Sketchy:

and here's my take:

For this layout, I used goodies from a custom kit I purchased from The Wild Hare Kits. This is a pretty fun kit club, you create a style profile, and they curate a kit with things to fit your style. Very fun! I love how this sketch allowed for a variety of pattern papers. I really enjoyed mixing the bold black and white graphic with the fun navy/coral/mint geometric print. Layered it all on a plain grey CS background so it wasn't too crazy. Tucked a gold clip with coral flag on the photo, and then added a few gold stars throughout the layout, as well as a sprinkling of gold splatters. A little metallic is always a nice touch! Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Challenges for this layout:
Paper Issues- Partnered Up
Let's Get Sketchy- Sketch
Challenge Up Your Life- Gold