Saturday, March 19, 2016

Two Cards, Different Themes

Hello again! Today is my son's 3rd birthday! Last night I made him a birthday card in the color scheme (Topiary, Indian Corn Blue, and Pomegranate)  of his birthday party. His party theme is PJ Masks, which is a show on Disney Junior.

Despite this show being so popular, Disney has not released any merchandise yet, so I just used the CTMH Balloon Animals (retired) stamps to create this fun card.

I also made a Get Well Soon card for my awesome cousin who has been in the hospital. For this card, I used the colors from the Color My Heart Color Dare #185 and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #151

Unfortunately, there are similar cards on both page already submitted. But, I'm going to submit my anyway, since I did participate.


Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

4th of July Layout

Hello there, papercrafters! So, I am finally getting back into the swing of things. I am six months pregnant with baby number 2, so my free time has been spent sleeping! I'm getting that second trimester energy burst, so while my toddler was napping today, I was scrapping!!!

So, for our 4th of July 2015, I had a lot of fireworks pictures, but sadly not so many family photos. I wanted to showcase the photos, but I really wanted to emphasis this beautiful patterned paper from the Doodlebug Patriotic Parade paper pack. To do that, I chose a layout from the Make It From the Heart Vol. 2 guidebook. I have used this pattern before, if you would like another example

For the left page, I used CTMH cardstock to help layer the Doodlebug design. I also added some stamping from a retired CTMH Pinwheel stamp that I cut first with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

The Cranberry cardstock pictured above is actually part of the Paper Fundamentals Adventure pack. It's hard to see, but this side of the paper is glossy with understated tone on tone circles. The back of the paper (not pictured) has these circles in white.

For the right page, I jazzed things up with some more of the Pinwheels and some stickers included with the Doodlebug paper pack. I also added a bonus 4x4 photo in the negative space to really make this design my own.

To hold the Pinwheel designs together, I used retired CTMH brads that match this paper perfectly.

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