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Stuck?! sketch

Tea Time with the Boys and a Stuck?! Sketch

A Stuck?! sketch strikes again as I near the end of documenting February 2011. I have one more spread that should about take care of the month, but I’m quickly realizing that they don’t make an album big enough for what I’m unleashing. . . wha ha ha! Okay, so back to the matter at hand. I loved this simple sketch but I wanted/needed to use three photos instead of one, so I simply made a collage of sorts that was just under 4×6 and put everything together with just a bit of tweaking. Absolutely everything on this layout except… Continue reading »

back-to-school

Back-to-School and Back to Scrapping

Yippee! I finally finished a scrapbook spread for the current year in which I’m living. No, that doesn’t happen very often (I’m still trying to finish a December daily album from 2015). In fairness, I decided to give myself a fighting chance this year by going with pocket pages. . . with the option of a few 12×12 more creative designs. So here’s my first go at this new approach and I think it might just work for an album that’s, well, “a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.” I’m going to use Simple Stories-ish papers… Continue reading »

color throwdown

Color Throwdown Challenge Made Simple

Okay, so I got a little crafty yesterday, but after coming off a multi-day headache I felt the need to catch up on absolutely everything. And although this was card number two for the day, it only took about five total minutes to complete so I was able to knock it out for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge and move on to the next item at hand. Sure, this card was simple to assemble, but I still think it packs quite a punch. I love the small pop of red via the heart brad, because it adds a great bit… Continue reading »

congrats card

Congrats Card for New Parents

It seems like I’m often in need of baby cards these days and I just don’t have much of a stash for this all-important event, so when Cards in Envy posted their cheers challenge for the week I decided to create a congrats card just for some lucky parent to be. I decided to make the card gender neutral by using some tangerine pink, blues and yellows, because I don’t have a looking glass for this sort of thing (if I did, I’m sure I would be rich). All the papers for this card, except the yellow balloon, came from… Continue reading »

so long summer

Saying So Long to Summer

I wrapped up my week fittingly with this so long to summer card that I created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I immediately thought pocket, but when I couldn’t locate denim paper in my stash I switched to a bandana feel. The stitching around the edge gives it a bit more finished look and some added texture. The papers came from different collections, but I was able to combine everything for a fun summer look, and of course I inked all my edges. I found the big yellow flower in my… Continue reading »

scrapbook sketch

A Bouncy Baby Scrapbook Sketch

I carved out a little time this week to work on another way-past-due scrapbook layout, and thanks to this month’s Stuck?! scrapbook sketch, I was able to translate a vision into reality. I knew I wanted to add some “bounce” to a spread because I had some adorable photos of our then four-month-old son in his favorite little bouncy chair, but I just needed a bit of inspiration. Unfortunately, the Stuck?! sketch was only a single page design and I needed two pages to pull off my layout, so I mimicked the feel of the original sketch and created a… Continue reading »

color throwdown

Extra Oomph for the Color Throwdown

I planned to clean my house today, but my craft room beckoned to me and I finally gave into my creative compulsion. So instead of cleaning toilets and doing laundry, I decided to create a cute little card for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge. The basic combination of kraft, green and white led me to a super basic card, but I jazzed it up with a few extra touches. I created the flower out of a brown paper bag and added the button stitched in green to create a simple focal piece. I also added some bulky stitching with cross-stitch floss and inked every little edge. The combination… Continue reading »

scrapping

Scrapping a Little Love

I have been getting my crafty on these days and have managed to finish another scrapbook page for 2011. Hey, I’m already into February folks, so at least I’m making progress. I used a couple of challenge sites for inspiration on this one, including the June Stuck?! challenge for the sketch and the June Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge for a few of the elements. I tried a few new techniques for this layout and added all kinds of stuff that shimmers and shines, although some of the metallic elements like the foil heart, metal “together” embellishment, and glittery paint… Continue reading »

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