Sunday, July 31, 2016

Santa Magic Layout

This morning, my husband pushed me into my craftroom and said he would take care of our boys. It has been a glorious morning! I used my time to create a single page layout of my son's breakfast with Santa last year.

I used the retired White Pines WOTG to create this layout. I really love this paper, and wanted to show all of it. I also really loved the complements for this set, so I used it to create three different clusters. For the top left corner, I also used the retired Twinkle and Santa Claus stamp sets.

I am entering this layout in Heart 2 Heart Challenges Magical Challenge. There is nothing more magical than Santa!

All of these products are retired. To view current products, visit my website.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Urban Birthday Layout

Welcome back, readers! I've been working my way through scrapping my family's 2015 experiences. My oldest son turned 2 last year, so for his professional pictures I wanted something all boy to showcase them. I chose the Urban Workshop on the Go and the Artbooking cartridge to make this.

For the left page, I used a full sized 8x10 for the dominate photo and added layers and an embellishment cluster.

In the cluster, I hand colored a stamp from the Greeting Farm called Oh Boy! Ian to look like my son. 

For the right side, I used a full background layer from Artbooking and three photos. (I promise this page is not as crooked as it looks. It is all the angle of the photo.)

To embellish, I used the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge to cut the dump truck and the page title.

I also used the Paper Fundamentals Adventure Stickers to add the "Sweet Smile" caption.

All of these products are retiring tomorrow, so if you see something you like, visit my website to place your order.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Charlotte Wedding

Good morning! If you are a regular follower of this blog, you know that my scrapbooking style tends to have one of three things: 1- layers, 2- embellishment clusters, and 3- lots of photos. This layout of my cousin's wedding has all three!

For this layout, I used the Charlotte Workshop Your Way. The Workshop Your Way kits include a full B&T paper pack, three sheets of cardstock, and two types of embellishments.

This layout was not easy to make, because I knew I wanted a lot of pictures, but I really wanted to include a 5x7 on the left page. I made it work by looking at my photos on my computer, and then cutting mats to the size I wanted the photos. Then, I moved the mats around until I got the final design. I actually have my own photo printer, so I can print the photos the exact size I want them.

I added an embellishment cluster to the bottom left, The base of the cluster is a heart doily cut using a die run through my Cuttlebug. Then, I added layers using the Charlotte complements and some Paper Fundamentals Stickers from the Basic set.

For the right page, I created a grid using six 3x3 photos and two dominate photos in the middle. Since the photos didn't leave a lot of room for embellishments, I double layered the background and added a very small cluster to the bottom.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Kiddie Halloween

One of my absolute favorite yearly events to scrapbook is Halloween. I think part of it is that I love the colors associated with it, but it's also because we have so much fun as a family celebrating Halloween. Last year, my oldest son and I attended a Halloween party for our Early Childhood PTA. Let me tell you how adorable it is to have a costume party with toddlers. For Halloween, my son was a rocket ship and I was the Moon. I made both of our costume, and you can view them better here. For this two page layout, I mixed two retired CTMH Halloween paper packs, Scaredy Cat and Nevermore.

For the left page, I used a spiderweb cut from the Artbooking and some fussy cut stamps from the retired Little Monsters stamp set to embellish. 

I actually had this spiderweb left over from another project, so this worked as a stash buster for me, as well. I never throw out extra cuts, because I can usually find another project for them!

The thing I loved about this stamp set was that the monsters look like kids, which was perfect for this design. I hand colored the images using blending markers. 

For the right page, I cut the title from the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge. I think this cartridge maybe retired, which is a shame, because it's really awesome!

Here again, I mixed embellishments from the two retired paper packs.

Ingredients: Unfortunately, all of these products are retired, but you can view all current products here.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

German Food and Fundamentals

Hello again! Close to My Heart Paper Fundamentals make great paper for accents, but I rarely do an entire layout using them. Today was one of the exceptions. When my bestie Heather came to visit last summer, we took her to our favorite German restaurant Das Schnitzel Haus in Parma, Ohio. If you don't already know, Ohio is full of delicious German food. Das Schnitzel Haus is the best German food outside of my grandma's kitchen.

As you can see, I used three different Paper Fundamentals papers to create a funky German flag background. The black layer is turned to the shiny side of the paper, but the pattern is still there. The banner in the corner is also a mixture of Paper Fundamentals embellishment packs. The "Explore" and "German Food" stickers are from the Basic Fundamentals Stickers.

I created this funky hexagon design using cuts from the Artistry Cricut cartridge and the Hexagonal Patterns stamp set.

The "You Are Here" embellishment comes from the Cranberry Fundamental Assortment. And, I used the Documenting Moments journaling stamp to add my journaling.

I am entering this layout in this week's Heart 2 Heart Sightseeing Challenge, since it was part of Heather's Ohio grand tour!


Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Scrapping Friends

My best friend Heather and I share the love of scrapbooking, so when she came to visit me last summer, she brought some supplies. Oddly, we had never taken pictures scrapping together before, so this time we absolutely had to. Heather and I are both minimalistically girly, so I chose the slight flowery patterns found in the retired Happy Times paper pack.

To embellish this page, I mixed a lot of different products I had hanging around (see below), but I specifically purchased the retired SOTM Life in Pictures for this page and created a cute cluster.

For the flowers in the mason jar, I colored them using the watercolor pencils. I love the look, because it is much more subtle than markers.

Since I created this layout using stuff I had been hoarding, but I hadn't used, I entered this design in the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Throwback Challenge.

Happy Scrapping My Artsy Friends!