It's another make it Monday over at the Memory Nest! You can choose your sketch for inspiration and then you have to choose a phrase from the inspiration. There is a lot of freedom with this make it so head on over there!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
My Scraps & More. I just love when I can get a bunch of photos onto a layout.
I love the colors of this layout because they are no where near the normal colors you would think of for a Christmas/Winter layout. It just turned out so bright and happy! This also is a list layout, which I have never done before. I'm glad to finally got around to making a page like this. There is a lot of texture on this page as well. I have paper frames, fabric frames, and a wooden frame to help give a lot of texture. Plus the silver frame is actually the back of a gold frame from Maggie Holmes' Flea Market. The gold wouldn't work with this layout, but the silvery back worked great! I used up some paper scraps on this layout and that is always a great thing.
Friday, November 22, 2013
I just wanted to share this cute fox coffee sleeve I made for one of my besties' birthday. I had to wait a few days before I posted it to make sure I didn't mess up the surprise for my friend. I got the directions for it here. It didn't come out perfect, but it came out as well as it was going to for have two little ones who need my attention every five minutes. I kind of hope I can find some time to make another one. I would love to do one in some crazy orange fabric.
Monday, November 18, 2013
It's another Monday and that means another challenge is going on at the Memory Nest. It's a color challenge with a twist of triangles!
Anyways, don't be fooled by this page, my son is currently driving me CRAZY! He doesn't want to go to sleep tonight. I'm thinking that he is more wonderful than I ever dreamed because I never get a chance to dream! Ha! But really, the poor little guy is teething and I just feel bad for him because their is not really anything I can do to help him.
Well, I decided to give those gelatos one more go. This time I used them to color the frame (from Create Paper's The Pie)r a lovely shade of orange. I'm actually happy with how well they covered the frame.
Originally, I had planed to do a paper patchwork of triangles, but my photos ended up competing too much, so I opted for the triangle journaling card instead. I also added some wooden trianglse on my page. They actually are arrows that I just sniped the long part off of.
My favorite part of the page is the shaker box. I'm just digging the colors in it. Of course, the glasses are a bit random, but I just loved how they looked. I thought the glasses were too adorable to not put in.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I've been wanting to scrap this photo for a while. It's the first toy my daughter ever assigned a real name to. When I noticed this layout challenge at Scrap Friends, I knew this photo of my daughter's toy would be perfect for it. What I loved about this sketch was the feathers, but feathers didn't seem to work with my photo, so I ended up using some banners instead.
Since the photo is so playful, I wanted to use a fun energetic paper. I used this lovey dovey paper from Bella Blvd. I just loved the colors in it, so I used the colors to pull out coordinating sequence to add to my page. It's just the kind of page that make me happy.
Monday, November 4, 2013
It's Monday and that means another Challenge is going on at The Memory Nest. The challenge is to use a selfie with the sketch below. Now, I never take selfies, so I had to go and try to take a few. Every time I tried, my daughter would pop her head in. Her popping in is what inspired my title.
Now I tried another technique with some gelatos again, but I'm still not liking it. I was really wanting them to help add some texture. So, I covered my experiment up as best as I could.
I have also added in some journaling after I took the photo of the layout. It took me a while to come up with what I wanted to say. I ended up writing a little bit about what I love about being a mommy. The journaling ended up being way more emotional than I normal do.
I think my favorite part of the page ended up being the little wooden people. I just think they are so darling!
Monday, October 28, 2013
I always look forward to when Scrapfriends comes out with a new sketch. I just love the splatters! Anyways, I knew I just had to use this sketch for some guestbook cards from when I got married a few years back. I had just found them again and I've been trying to find fun ways to get them into my wedding scrapbook. It has been such a blast reading them!
I tried using gelatos on this layout, but I mostly made a mess and warped my paper a bit. I know lots of people are loving them, but I'm really not much of a fan. I'll give them a few more tries. Maybe I'll find a way to use them that I like.
I've had the wooden envelopes for a long time just waiting for a good layout for them. I'm so glad to finally use them!
Monday, October 21, 2013
I made this page for another great color challenge with a fall theme going on over at the Memory Nest right now. I was really inspired by the gray color. It isn't a color I normally think of for fall, but I loved using it as a base. I stamped a bunch of leaves onto the background to bring out the orange, but the laves were a bit too distracting, so I ended up water coloring some of the page orange to tone down the leaves a bit. I also painted some vertical lines yellow to mimic the corn even though yellow wasn't exactly in the color challenge. Finally, if you look at the upper right corner you can see I made a spot for the map. I tried to make it in such a way that the map would hide the little bit of blue and pink that was on that paper. I couldn't find any other way to hide that blue and pink. I didn't have any embellishments that were big enough to cover it without loosing the grid work.
I had a lot of fun adding a variety of embellishments. My favorite is the Doodle Bug brad. I also am loving the title. It totally reminds me of bending my way through the corn maze.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I was trying to do some cleaning and found some of my wedding photos and really wanted to scrap one. The paper girls have a sewing challenge going on right now and I knew it would be perfect for my wedding photo. I sewed around the outside with my sewing machine. I knew I wanted to hand sew the ombre feather and I'm really happy with how it came out. Of course, I did some water color again because I'm on a water color kick. I also decided to make my journaling hidden because it is a really crazy story about some killer squirrels that goes with this photo.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I loved how the water color background turned out for my son's page so much, that I had to try it again. This time, I thought I would make a two page layout for my daughter's book since it has been a very long time since I've tried one.
I wanted to scrap these pumpkin patch pictures from last year because we were just about to go to the pumpkin patch again and I thought they would help me get into the fall mood. I just love fall, but the weather in the pacific northwest is so unpredictable this time of year. You never know if there is going to be a sunny day to go pumpkin picking so you have to take advantage of one when it comes!
Scrap Our Stash had their Tic Tac Toe challenge again, so I thought I would give it a go. I went right down the center and did 3 buttons, decorative pins, and wood veneers. I scattered buttons randomly onto the page. I used up the little joy pin from Little Yellow Bicycle that I had laying around still. I also added a little wooden heart. I wanted to add more wooden veneers, but nothing else would cooperate with me.