Hi everyone and welcome to the Scrapbook Generation blog hop for December teamed with my December 1st reveal for Child’s Play Challenge. If you’re hopping along with Scrapbook Generation you should have arrived here from Laura’s blog. If you’re here for the Child’s Play Challenge reveal, or would just like to join the hop, please start at Scrapbook Generation’s blog.
For the hop we were asked to use any sketch by Scrapbook Generation. For Child’s Play Challenge we were asked to use the movie Polar Express for inspiration. Since both reveals were on the same day I challenged myself to combine them.
I have never seen Polar Express so I decided to use blue for my main color like the cover of the movie. The cover also had a train coming almost right out of it and that’s where I decided to merge the two things. I chose the October 2014 free sketch since it also has photos coming out of one corner. The photos are from 2012 wacky week at our son’s daycare.
You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out. Now before you head on over to Penny’s blog I’d love for you to follow me here, with bloglovin and on Facebook. Alsoleave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store.
The winner will be drawn on Monday, December 8th which leaves you one week to leave a comment.
I am also entering this for the Lasting Memories DT call
Until next time…Keep Scrappin!
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.
Welcome to another reveal for Paper Crafter Anonymous. I am playing with the papers from my recent haul. This is the Pathfinding paper as well as a few chipboard stickers and accessories. The banner and words are from Simple Stories.
I loved this photo of my mom and son when he was about ten months old, but I didn’t want to overwhelm it with patterns since the background was busy. The orange leaf paper from the Pathfinding collection was just interesting enough.
The heart banner behind the photo was actually the strip of paper you cut off the bottom of a 12×12 sheet. If you’ve followed my blog lately I’ve been loving finding ways to use these in layouts to extend the paper pack.
I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve done with the paper. I’d love to see what you’ve done with the collection if you purchased it. Until next time…Keep Scrapping!
It’s time for another reveal at Child’s Play Challenge and this time we needed to use sequins. For me…that was no challenge at all! Even though I have a boy I love using boy color sequins. I even have wood grain sequins; which I think are my favorite.
For this layout I pulled out an old Doodlebug Designs Halloween collection and the one photo we have of M on his first Halloween. We don’t celebrate, but they were having a party at school so I bought him a great pumpkin shirt.
I usually struggle with strips for some reason, but I love how these came out and how they offset how dark his shirt is.
I hope my layout inspires you to come over and play with us. I’d love to see what you create with sequins. Until next time…Keep Scrapping!