Friday, March 28, 2014

Five Product Challenge

The latest challenge from Scrapbookin' Adventures was to only use 5 products (not including ink, adhesive or tools) on a project. We can only use patterned paper, cardstock, alpha stickers, die cuts and cork. These challenges always seem easy until you start working on your project. It's hard not to add other products that you know would look good too!

This layout was inspired by one I had pinned a couple of months ago. You can see it here. I love the chalkboard look of the background paper with the bright colours on it. I was originally going to also use black cardstock for a background and see if I could get a similar chalk effect with white ink, but I changed my mind and went with a kraft cardstock. I wasn't sure how it would look with the white ink on it, but I really like how it turned out!

Kraft CARDSTOCK; Fancy Pants "Down by the Shore" PATTERNED PAPER; Thickers ALPHA STICKERS;  DIE CUT circles; Studio Calico and American Crafts CORK.

Friday, March 21, 2014

That Face!

This is a layout I have been wanting to do since I first saw this picture. The look on my son's face is just priceless! It was his first birthday party and his cousin was playing with one of the new toys. I promise that he did not actually get mad at his cousin. He just gave him the death glare and then moved on. I am so glad we captured the moment on film, though!

I was having trouble finding a way to use these pics that really hi-lighted both of them, so I turned to my layout board on Pinterest. That's when I came across this lovely and so sweet layout be Maggie Holmes and thought the photo placement would really work for my pics. Plus the confetti was a perfect addition for a birthday party layout!

I love how this turned out and I am so happy I waited and found the right design for it!

MME ~ Hip Hip Hooray collection
MM - alphas
unknown washi

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Crazy for Snow!

We live on the West Coast, so we don't see a lot of snow in the winter and the first snowfall of the year is always so exciting! Lucky for me, I was able to capture the look of (crazy) excitement on my eldest daughter's face. It only takes a light dusting of the white stuff to get my kids excited!

I used the colours chosen for the Scrapbookin' Adventures newest challenge; robin's egg blue, hot pink, leaf green, navy blue and kraft. I also used the October 2013 sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker. It's one that I have had pinned for a while and am happy to have had a chance to use it!

The sketch:

My layout:

These bright colours are hard to photograph! I love how this turned out. The little touches of navy make me happy!

Imaginesce - Colourful Christmas collection
Pebbles - Sunnyside navy paper
Kraft paper
Doodlebug pink alphas
MME tiny type alphas
October Afternoon - enamel dots
Recollections - epoxy snowflakes

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Um Wow Studio ~ March Sketch

It was so nice to spend a rainy Saturday working on some layouts! And it was really nice to finally have a chance to work with Um Wow Studio's March sketch. I did a little digging to find just the right picture for this one. I came across a set that I have been wanting to scrap for a little while now.

The sketch:


My layout:

I love the look on his face in the center picture! Clearly he is also not amused by daddy's handiwork. As you can see, I stuck pretty close to the sketch. I just enlarged the photos and shifted it to the edge of the page and then moved the embellishments beside the photo over further so that I could include a larger title. And I added a spot where I could include the details of my son's terrible hair cut!

DCWV - Timeless Type Stack
UmWow Studio - star confetti chipboard & sidewalk chalk flair

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker ~ March Sketch

Another month and another sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. This sketch was a challenge for me to embellish! Those triangles were just not working for me! Maybe because I had switched the orientation of the photo and made the scalloped edge the sketch has into a much smaller feature.

The sketch:

Mar 2014 Sketch

My layout:

I love the how this layout turned out! I was originally going to try to keep everything in a grey/black/white colour theme and let the colour from the photo jump out but it just wasn't working for me. I think the black paper I was using was just too much. So I added in the pretty light blue and it just came together.

The papers are all from the Fancy Pants 'Park Bench' collection. I added in some washi and enamel dots along with those cute Doodlebug alphas and a flair badge from Um Wow Studio. And I had to dig way back into my stash to find those black photo corners! I have had them forever but this is the first time I have used them. For some reason I felt like this layout really needed them!