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

Explore

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

Sweet Things

Hello craft friends! Back again with another layout in my adventures with The Hundred Day Project. First I started with this sketch from The Hip Kit Club:

And here's what I came up with:

I used goodies from my July Hip Kit to put this together, and I must admit, when I first saw that gumdrop papers, I thought there was no way I'd ever use it! But I had these 2 pics of my kids with their cousins on Easter, and for us it was a day filled with lots of sweet treats, so why not put this fun paper to use? It's busy, but that's ok with me on a fun holiday page like this. 

A few things to note on this layout: The smaller 3x3 pic on the left is on craft foam to give it a little lift. That also gave me the chance to tuck the title and tag behind it, and gave it a little lift as well. I made the banner just with a scrap of black paper and then a whole slew of wood veneer flowers layered on top. I did the journaling on paper strips as there was no way it would show up on those gumdrops! 

Thanks for stopping by to see my sweet layout! =) T

Monday, May 28, 2018

Sunny's House

Hello crafty friends! Back in April I decided to give The Hundred Day Project a try after listenening to several crafty podcasts. It sounded so wonderful, and I thought, "sure, I can create a layout a day for 100 days". Now my family, who probaly can smell my crazy ideas that are never going to work from a mile way, where pretty sceptical. Even my daughter kind of giggled and said, "One hundred days? Really mom?". I should've listened, but I was also convinced I'd be able to prove them wrong.

Well, here we are on day 50something, and I'm on layout # 24. Ouch. But it's still 24 FINISHED layouts, so can't complain that much. Here's the first one I created, back when I thought I'd be doing all 100....


This was a really quick and fun layout to do. It's way out of my comfort zone and not quite my style, but I think it fits the playfulness of the photos. The PP I wanted to use had a ton of great phrases, so rather than using it as my background and potentially covering up some good words, I used a dotted blue and green background and then stacked favorite phrases above and below the pic. The house sticker tucked in on the left is clear, and wouldn't have showed up well on the pink stripe background. So I stuck it onto a scrap of white CS and fussy cut it to ensure it would stand out. I added a yellow diecut heart on the right to balance out the yellow of the house, and that made a nice spot for my journaling as well. 

I have lots more to share of my continuing journey in The Hundred Day Project. Thanks so much for stopping by! =) Tiffany

Monday, March 26, 2018

Hello Easter Bunny

Hey there crafty friends! Had some fun getting a little scrappy time in over the weekend, here's what I created:

To get started on this layout, I began with the Frame It Up challenge at Paper Issues and the Squares challenge at The Studio Challenges. I had 3 chipboard frames in my stash left from a Simple Stories collection from several years ago, and I thought the spring colors would fit my Easter Bunny pic. I layered the "you and me" card from Stampin Up behind the largest frame, and added cardstock and sweet puffy bunny stickers to the smaller frames. I also wrapped each frame with black and white twine. All of my goodies were layered on top of 2 pattern paper scraps, as well as a chunk of black CS with a filmstrip border punch element. 3 shiny pink diecutes were tucked into the layers, and I added the hand-drawn word "bunny" to the hello card as my title. Kind of a busy page, but it speaks to the fun my neice had meeting the EB last week! 

Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Isn't She Lovely

Hello crafty friends! There's a new baby in our extended family, and that means I get to create a sweet girly layout for the new arrival.


And I based it on this sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

For the layout I started with the Hip Kit Club kit from April 2017. I have quite the stash of these gorgeous kits and am trying my best to work my way though them. I started with the sweet bunny background paper as my base, tying it in with the Easter challenge at Shopping our Stash. I then built layers with the photos, tissue paper, and a couple PP scraps. I also fussy-cut flowers from a floral PP and then tucked those under either side of the photo mat, and then at the bottom right corner as well. A smaller flower in each cluster was put on foam adhesive to add some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by! =) T