Can we start this post with looking at just how small our little man was! This was his first trip to the zoo at right about 18 months. We treated my Dad with a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo for Father’s Day.
I used the newest sketch from ScrapMuch!? for my page. It obviously doesn’t follow it to the letter, but even when I start out saying I will follow it to the letter it rarely ends up that way. I kept the strip at the top in addition to the layers behind the photo, but changed it to one large horizontal photo instead of a medium vertical one. I always struggle with large photos, but was happy with how this came out.
The paper is from Stampin’ Up several years ago…before the catalog changed styles. Some Thickers and monkey die cuts from a zoo swap I did a few months ago and the page was done.
So…I want to see what you do with the sketch. If you participate make sure to link here so I can leave you a comment. Until next time…Keep Scrapping!
This is actually one of eight cards I created. I gave a one sheet wonder template a try and was completely stoked with my results. The paper is a from a Hampton Arts collection called Playlist…the exact paper is called Volume. I used this paper not only for the dots/spots, but because with all the different colors the cards can now be used for a male or female recipient.
The stamp is from a old CTMH collection stamped with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black. The punch is a standard scalloped circle, but I believe mine is from Stampin Up.
I hope you come join our dots and spots challenge, and I’d love to hear if you ever used a one sheet wonder template and what you thought of the results. Until Next time…Keep Scrapping!
Hi everyone and welcome to my second guest post for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Lisa’s blog.
The idea of this hop is to give you 12 days of inspiration to get those Christmas projects done. You may see cards, layouts, mini albums, altered items or home decor…you’ll have to visit each day to not miss a thing.
For my project today I chose to make a 3×3 meander album with a Christmas theme. I have been sick with bronchitis so I made you a video…Thanks for understanding!
Now before you head off to Scrappin Madge’s I’d love if you followed me here and on my Facebook page (link on the sidebar). If you follow me already please know how honored that makes me feel…I appreciate all of you!
Until next time…Keep Scrapping!
Hi everyone – welcome to this month’s Child’s Play Challenge 1st of the month reveal. This month we teamed with Pixels and Paper to offer a super fun challenge with two chances to win. We had to use both a photo and a recipe (both at the end of this post).
I choose to use photos from our Christmas tree hunt in 2012…they fit the recipe well and the awesome sketch I saw at Creative Scrappers. All of the papers are from older Stampin’ Up lines, as is the red card stock. One tip I have for you…color your photo mats with ink. I love Stampin’ Up’s Cherry Cobbler, but a pack is expensive…especially with the cost of shipping. To make my mats I took white card stock, an ink dauber and used the Cherry Cobbler ink pad. After a few minutes of drying time, just to be certain, they ere ready to go. Perfect solution to keep costs lower.
As I was creating this I kept thinking it was too busy, but when done, and I took a step back I love it. It’s actually one of my favorite layouts I’ve made recently…along with my son’s pre-school one (which can be found here).
Thank you all for reading, and I hope you’ll play along. Until next time…Keep Scrapping!
Gold – Washi tape and the stars on the tree
3 patterned papers – green/red stripe, green stars, red gingham
something 1 year or older – the green strip of trees as well as the pictures
animal – my hubby…lol
bling – the gold stars and red bling as tree toppers
Photo – the red and green color and the tree on the tin.