Hey friends. Can you believe I have two posts in one day!? This layout was inspired by two things. I recently joined The Secret Not Secret Kit Club and the owner Khristina posted a challenge to created a layout inspired by your favorite tv show. I paired that challenge with the November 1st sketch from Stuck?Sketches.
Hey Crafty Friends! It’s been awhile, but I’m back with a new project. I actually took the pictures today, scrapped the photos today and am now blogging it all in the same day…who am I??
This layout was created for the December scrapping party at The Secret Not Secret Kit Club. I can’t wait to get my first kit from them and share it with you.
The first challenge of the day was getting sketchy with Meggy and a sketch by Laura of Beads Buttons and Birds. Of course I had to take the sketch and flip it on it’s side because why leave anything the way it’s shown right!
The photos are of my kiddos this morning. We didn’t have anywhere to rush off to…it was snowy…perfect for just relaxing. After breakfast they snuggled together to watch some cartoons and then J toddled over to snuggle with the puppy for a bit.
If you followed me for a bit you know I’m trying to kill my stash, and at very least my kits. 99% of this layout came from an old (circa 2015) My Creative Scrapbook kit that focused heavily on the Family Frenzy line from Bella Blvd. The collection is so old that I couldn’t even find any on Amazon!
Most of my accents however came from the Simple Stories We Are Family collection. The photo stickers came in white, black and color so those were fun to spread around the page along with their self adhesive brads. I’m usually not great at mixing collections, but these came together easily.
I added some enamel dots, various labels from my stash and some Heidi Swapp color shine in Black Velvet before calling the layout done.
I have to say this was a really hard challenge for me because Supernatural isn’t a happy happy show, but I didn’t want to make a dark layout and I honestly don’t have anything I would consider dark.
I ended up using the So Rad collection by Simple Stories. I used pieces of the 12×12 collection, some of the 4×6 cards, some self adhesive brads, die cuts and enamel dots.
I think with what I picked wasn’t happy per se, but the colors brought some life to a darker theme show. I also added some things from my stash to complete the look I was going for. The washi tape was from an old Freckled Fawn kit, the twine is from My Mind’s Eye and I inked the edges of the paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
One tip I have is if you want to add small journalling strips like I did is to use a xyron machine to add adhesive. I used the small x shaped one for these so it didn’t use up my nine inch machine cartridge. I have previously used a glue pen, but every layout I used them on the strips have fallen off, but I haven’t had any trouble with the xyron.
To finish it of I added some of the best quotes from the show. One from each of the main characters.
Okay, enough rambling for now – let me get back to creating. Until next time…stay crafty!
Hey Scrappy Friends! Back today working with a new collection in my stash buster challenge. Today I’m working with the Simple Stories Hello Baby collection. I received a friends remainder of this kit. She had already made a mini album out of this. I used her bits and pieces to made two layouts (one already shared here) and a mini album that I’ll share later via video.
My inspiration for this layout came from the July 15th sketch over at Stuck?Sketches. The doily is from the dollar store and I used a scallop punch on the border on the right side. The words cute, love and cupcake were all fussy cute from 2×2 snap squares. I chose the cupcake as an embellishment because J’s dress has a cupcake on it.
This one came together very quickly and I LOVE how it turned out. Have you been doing any scrapping this summer? Leave me a comment and I’ll drop by to see your creation too. Until next time…stay crafty!
Hey scrappy friends! I’m here today with another guest post for the challenge blog Use Your Stuff. This time we were challenged to make something inspired by the Star Wars film.
I had no trouble knowing exactly which photos I wanted to use on this one. The large photo is my brother-in-law on his birthday in the Chewbacca suit we bought him, and the bottom photo is some Storm Troopers from Star Wars night a the local zoo.
So when I first thought about how to make this Star Wars themed beyond the photos I thought of the opening credits and the galaxy look. The patterned paper on the bottom that gives that same look is from Simple Stories – Heart Collection. I also used star washi from Heidi Swapp to try to tie in the Star Wars theme. The rest is just various dollar washi I’ve picked up along the way with some Freckled Fawn embellishments thrown in. Oh, and last but not least I found the sketch on pinterest. It didn’t lead back to a post, but the photo said it was from Sketchy Thursdays.
For the really fun stuff though I just googled some Star Wars images and used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo. The title is a Master Yoda-esque quote that I cut with the Star Wars font in the color of the original title.
I hope this shows you how easy it is to combine your stash to get a great layout…even if the elements (love paper) aren’t themed for the exact topic. Leave me a link with what you create to enter the challenge and I’ll be sure to come take a look!
I am pleased to share this video with you! I was able to collaborate with a bunch of other artists (not just paper crafters either) showing projects inspired by the new live action Beauty and the Beast. Come check out my twisted take and check out what all the other talented people made!