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Sunday, March 31, 2013

He Has Risen Indeed

He Has Risen Indeed!




Praise be to the Lord!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Layouts, layouts, layouts

So, I'm on a roll and of course I have to post all my layouts. I'm just way too excited about getting so much done for our family scrapbook!
These layouts were all completed using sketches from the My Scraps and More Birthday Sketch-a-thon. 
(From this point on I will not be posting the sketches. You will have to create an account and see for yourself) :)


This challenge required the use of inks. I used Tim Holt'z Walnut stain distress ink and Colorbox inks to distress all the pattern paper peices used on this layout. The circle paper comes from George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge and the "Preschool" title comes from the Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge. The "ABC" in the lower right corner comes from the Recess Cricut Cartridge. The paper is DCWV: My Sunshine.


This layout challenge required the use of stamps. The camera, arrow, bracket, and two corners were all stamped and embossed, then cut out before applied to the page. The title was cut on the Cricut using the Cricut Everyday cartridge and the paper comes from the My Mind's Eye Love Nest paper stack.You can take a closer looked at the embossed stamped images below.



Friends Don't Let Friends Crop Alone!
Love it! From the Cricut Everyday Cricut Cartridge.


This sketch challenge required a banner to be used. I used a sticker banner that I had in my stash and decided to apply it around the circle pattern paper cut out using the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge. The frame around the picture comes from the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge and the two banners in the upper left side of the page were cut out using the Lovely Floral Cricut Cartridge. The paper comes from the My Mind's Eye Love Nest paper stack.



The sketch challenge required the use of yellow and orange. I decided it would be perfect for my son's Soccer Tots pictures. The "Soccer" title comes from the Sports Mania cricut cartridge and the "Tots" was welded together using my gyspy and the A Child's Year Cricut cartridge. The soccer ball also comes from the Sports Mania cartridge.




This challenge required the use of inks. I used Tim Holt'z Walnut stain distress ink and Colorbox inks to distress all the pattern paper pieces used on this layout. The circle paper comes from George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge and the "Preschool" title comes from the Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge. The "ABC in the lower right corner comes from the Recess Cricut Cartridge. The paper is DCWV: My Sunshine. 



Well, thanks for looking and till next time,


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simple But Fun!

Today I just want to share a few of the simple layouts I have completed for my family album.


This layout was super simple. I used a paper from the DCWV The Green Stack and simply added pictures and a title. The title comes from the Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge.


This layout, again a super easy and quick one was put together using paper from Canvas Corp. and the cricut cartridge Stand and Salute.


Canvas Corp again for the paper and trendy twine for a little embellishment.


This layout is based of a Newspaper plane. It reminded me of my favorite movie and now Broadway play Newsies! So, I had to have my husband get a picture of me in front of the plane! The newspaper came from the Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge and I honestly can't remember which cart I used for the title. Oh well!

Thanks for looking!

Till next time.



Monday, March 25, 2013

Fun in the Sun


Here are some more fun layouts for your enjoyment. The first is based of a sketch that Let's Scrap had up for a recent challenge.


I only used the right side to enter the challenge and my take is below.




This was a very fun layout to make. I used DCWV's My Sunshine Stack. I used the Create a Critter and the Lovely Floral Cricut Cartridges for the flags and the banner at the bottom. 


This layout used the Boys Will Be Boys and Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridges. The paper is from DCWV's My Sunshine Stack.


The title on this layout is cut from the Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge.



Till next time,


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sketch-a-thon: Cards


Well, there are a few card sketches that have been included on the My Scraps and More Birthday Sketch-a-thon and I can always use more cards for my card stash. So here are the two card  sketch challenges I've done so far.

Use a Punched Shape


My Take:



Now, I don't have a lot of punches so I used my border punch for this challenge. Hopefully, that flies :) I used paper from the DCWV's The All About Girls matte stack for the both the card base and it's butterfly center. I used the border punch all around the center piece of butterfly cardstock and then added some pre-made flowers from my stash to embellish the card. I used a stamp for the sentiment.


Use twine on your card


My Take:


This was an easy challenge for me as one of my favorite things to work with lately is twine. I just made the wavy shape with twine on my card and stamped a sentiment on a piece of pattern cardstock that was in my scrap drawer. The paper comes from the DCWV's Hippie Chic matte stack. Very simple card, but I think it turned out cute.

Till next time,

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hilarious

In the interest of catching up on my family album, as I'm a couple of years behind, I have allowed myself to simplify! Using my stash is definitely a goal as well. 




The title on this layout was cut using the Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge. 


This layout was created using DCWV's My Sunshine Stack.


One of the things I've always had a hard time doing was using those awesome papers with full page designs on them. Deciding to take the leap in to simple pages I decided to use this paper from DCWV's The Playtime Stack. I slapped on a picture that I matted and then added a tag after tying on some twine. Not to shabby looking and Hooray!


Very cute layout of my favorite little tough guy! He's learning to use a water gun - not very successfully that is!


Such a simple layout I'm in shame! Slapped on a picture, added a premade flag banner and folded down the corner of the paper. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do and it's still cute!

Till next time,



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sketch-a-thon: 4 more sketches complete

It was a successful evening of scrapbooking. I got a few layouts completed for my family album as well as more sketch challenges for the My Scraps and More Birthday Sketch-a-thon!
You can check them out below:

Sketch #5 
2 photos only

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My Take:


The paper used for this layout comes from the My Mind's Eye Complete Boy paper stack. The title was welded together using my gyspy and the A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge. The Kangaroo comes from the Noah's ABC's Cricut Cartridge.

Sketch #6 
Outdoor photos

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My Take:


The paper comes from My Mind's Eye Complete Boy stack and four cricut cartridges were used. Paper Lace for the bottom border, A Child's Year for the title, Graphically Speaking for the arrows, and Noah's ABC's for the kangaroo.

This is the two layouts together.


Sketch #7 
Use two main colors

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My Take:


The black background image comes from the Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge and the title comes from the Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge. The paper is DCWV's La Creme stack.

Sketch #8
Stitching

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My Take:


I stitched using trendy twine all along the edge of the base of the title. The title comes from the Recess Cricut Cartridge and the base of the title as well as "1st Day" comes from the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge. Behind the picture I decided to use ribbon instead of paper for to create that banner look. The paper comes from DCWV's Sunday Afternoon paper stack.



Till next time,






Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Baby Book

A very good friend of mine recently had her baby boy and instead of going out to buy her something I decided to make her a baby book. 
And of course I have to share here with all of you!



















Now, I did use the cricut for a lot of this album. The calender pages were all cut using the Designers Calendar Cricut Cartridge. Other cartridges used include A Child's Year, Life's a Beach, Animal Kingdom, Boys Will Be Boys, and Accent Essentials.

Till next time,