Saturday, June 29, 2013

Layout Fun!

Happy Saturday everyone!

It is a long weekend here in Canada (Happy Canada Day long weekend!!), and I am happy to report that the We(s)t Coast is finally seeing some June sunshine and blue skies! What a wet, cold start to summer we have had!

I thought today would be a good day to share some layouts I made with the Scrapbook and Card's Today Summer Crop & Create Delivered box that I received a couple of weeks ago!

The box was packed full of fun papers and embellies and even an exclusive stamp set!

 These first two layouts were made following the sketches and instruction sheets included with the kit. It's fun to follow these and make a layout or two that maybe isn't your usual style.

This beachy layout I have shared already. I used a sketch that was in the kit and added the super fun Kraftin' Kimmie Summer Fun stamp set to it. I'm still really wishing I had cut those 3 vertical strips to have a banner notch in the end. I wonder if I could carefully do that without ruining the whole thing.....

This last layout I made using my own sketch that I drew after playing around with the paper pieces that I had left. These two sheets (the navy dot and the yellow hearts) are my absolute favorites from the kit so I wanted to use as much as I could. The other paper strips are scraps and those little bottom border strips that some double sided papers have. I covered some Maya Road chipboard hearts that were included, with washi tape from my stash. Love how they look! And I also added those beautiful Bella Blvd feathers and tied them with some yellow paper twine from the kit. I really love how this turned out but I feel like could add a brad or something at the the top and/or bottom 'love you' paper strip area. Hmmm, I received my order of UmWow Studio chipboard yesterday, with some confetti hearts included. I think I'm going to have to play around and see how that would look!

Did anyone else out there order the Crop & Create Delivered kit? I'd love to see what you have created if you would like to leave me a link!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Krafty Challenge

Oh happy days! I received my Scrapbook and Cards Today Summer Crop & Create Delivered box with the mail on tuesday. I decided yesterday that I would focus on making the layout projects included with it and really put the goodies to good use. I finished my third layout with it today (I made two yesterday). Yesterday's layouts really stuck to the plan that was included in the kit, but today I used the sketch to create and layout and decided I needed to use a few goodies from my stash with it. So I pulled out my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and got busy with their new Summer Lovin' set (which is so awesome! If you are in the market for a new stamp set, get it!!).

Here is what I came up with:

Super cute! I just wish had trimmed the 3 paper strips to have flag ends, but this is how the sketch had them. I had 3 different photos that I wanted to use on this LO so I may have to do it again with that change.

The sandcastle and the bucket with shovel are from the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps set. I had a set of cute flip flops cut and coloured for the LO too but they just looked too big next to the sand castle. I also used my clear glitter pen and added some to the sandcastle and the sand in the bucket (and the polka dots on the flip flops).

Monday, June 17, 2013

An update!

All has been quiet around here. I haven't been doing a lot of crafting lately. Mostly been working on house and yard stuff :P

BUT, I did have a chance to join in on May Arts Ribbons latest ribbon challenge. When I saw the theme of it, I just new I had to get a spot! The post is up today so go on over and check it out!

I just love how this banner turned out! I mostly used bits and pieces from Fancy Pant's By the Shore collection. Love it! Plus the great May Arts ribbons that I chose and a few other bits and bobbles.