Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hello Patriots


Hello crafty friends! Time for my 2nd Design Team assignment over at the Scrapy Land challenge blog. They do biweekly challenges, and the theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells. There are TWO WINNERS for each challenge. One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team. Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

I incorporated 2 different dies to create today's layout of my 2 teenagers in Boston for the New England Patriot's Superbowl Parade. First, I started with the Little Hexagon Border Layer from Poppystamps.  I ran several scraps of black cardstock through my Big Shot, overlapping the hexagon die to give it a rough, messy look. For my title I used the Hollow Hello Die from Frantic Stamps paired with sticker letters. I love how thin the "Hello" is, and I even saved the letters cut from the center to use for another layout! 

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I hope you'll stop by the Scrapy Land challange blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with, and take part in the challenge too! You have until April 30th to upload your entry for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate. Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Friday, April 5, 2019

Dodgeball Champs

Hello crafty friends! There's a new Saturday Morning Cartoons Sketch challenge up on the Scrap Our Stash challenge blog. 


 I took inspiration from the Care Bear, Champ. When I was a kid, Champ was a tannish-orange bear, but they have since given him a makeover and he is blue! So I have both tannish-orange and blue colors in my layout. I went to my stash of sports-themed papers, and found a blue pattern that worked well as the jumbo circle in the sketch. I layered the circle over the orange strips of pattern paper in my stash, and tucked a few stars leftover from a previous project abover and below my photos. To incorporate Champ's Belly Badge, I printed a picture of the bear from Google Images, fussy cut the trophy, and popped it up on dimensionals on the left side. Looking forward to seeing your take on this Saturday Cartoon Sketch challenge. Thanks for stopping by! =) T


Challenges entered:
Scrap Our Stash- sketch + Care Bears
Craft Rocket- for men/boys
Love to Scrap- male call

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Home Sweet Home



Hello crafty friends! I'm so excited to annouce that I have a new design team assignment, I'm now a member of the DT over at Scrapy Land Challenges! They do biweekly challenges, and the theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells. There are TWO WINNERS for each challenge. One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team. Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

For my first challenge, I decided to make a layout about our new puppy, Bellatrix. Since she was settling in to her new home with us, I used this adorable Little Town border die from Lawn Fawn and made 2 layers of bright pink homes from scrap paper and layered them at the bottom of my photos. I also added another scrap of those adorable little homes on the bottom right of the layout.


I hope you'll stop by the Scrapy Land challange blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with, and take part in the challenge too! You have until April 30th to upload your entry for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate. Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Yay Last Day

Hello crafty friends! back again with a fun layout I made the other day.I was trying to finish up a few March challenges over at Paper Issues, and when I saw the challenge "Sassy Scallops" I just knew it was time to break out my new Rainbow Border Maker Cartridge I just got from my friend and Creative Memories consultant Karen

I pulled out my latest kit from The Wild Hare Kits and grabbed this fabulous rainbow striped paper from Heidi Swapp. I was hoping the stripes would be thick enough to punch into individual rainbow borders. I started punching and it was like this pattern paper was made for this punch!

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So after punching apart the ENTIRE sheet, I had a pile of rainbows in ALL THE COLORS!! Played a bit with the placement, I really didn't need that many rainbows.... watch for them to pop up again in a future layout! So here's what I came up with:


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Since I was only using 1 photo (my kiddos on the last day of 10th and 11th grade last June), the full 12" rainbows would have really overpowered the picture. I decided to place the pic on an angle and just used 5 border pieces trimmed down to 4" in length.  I really like how it frames the photo and draws you right in. I added 2 little strips of notebook-punched index cards to reinforce the "school" theme, sprinkled some star sequins, and of course did a tiny bit of messy mixed media. I just added a splash of light blue Shimmerz on either side of the photo. 

I really had NO IDEA what to do for a title...by the time your kids are finishing 10th and 11th grade, you have blown through every possible creative "last day of school" title! But I had this "yay" sticker in my stash, and so I know "Yay Last Day" is kind of silly, but it uses a sticker and I got to use my favorite new ABC stamps from Mama Elephant! Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Challenges Entered:
Paper Issues- scallops
Pile It On- rainbow
Southern Girls- someone special

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Shine

Hello crafty friends! The second challenge for March is up at the Scrap Our Stash challenge blog, and it's my turn for show and tell!

and here's my take: 


I've had this fun photo of my niece at the beach last summer that I've been waiting to scrap, and the jumbo pic on the left side of the sketch worked perfectly for it. I layered the cloud pattern paper on top of the striped background, and ran strips of "best day ever" washi on the top and bottom of the clouds. Then I dug through my stash pulling anything summer-related and created a few clusters, scattering star sequins in each cluster as the final touch. Looking forward to seeing your take on this Pick Your Side Sketch challenge. =) T
 


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