Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

Here is a card I threw together this morning.  I created it for the challenge over at  The Paper Players and since it's Easter why not make an Easter card! I've recently started distressing the edges (again) and love the look of it.  It's an older technique but one I find myself going back to often.

This is the sketch for this week. Once I figured out what image I was going to use it just all came together.
It's a bit hard to see in the picture but I used a dotted embossing folder on the background to create some dimension.  
SS: blessings4kitclub (the stamps of life), crazy about you (stampin up)
INK: pistachio pudding, calypso coral, coastal cabana, vintage photo, black memento ink
CS: light blue, dark brown, happy day dcp (my minds eye)
ACESS: dotted embossing folder, basic jewel rhinestones

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Backyard Golf

This is the first layout I made using my new templates form Kiwi Lanes.  These were so fun to use and made the layout come together so fast.  I'm loving how polished the layout looks and it barely needs any embellishments. 

The pictures themselves are the greatest but I couldn't pass up scrapping these.  My son got a kids golf set for his birthday and couldn't wait to use it the first nice day.  He had a blast playing and I was able to get some fun pictures. 

Cross Over Challenge layout

I am so happy to be scrapbooking again!  I can't even tell you how much I've missed it.  My husband gave me a wonderful weekend retreat as part of my birthday present and it has ignited my creativity again.  I was able to get 16 full layouts done (pictures to come soon) and with my craft supplies now nicely tucked downstairs, where I'll use them more, I can't wait to pull out my supplies and get busy!

I decided to create this layout using a sketch from Kiwi Lanes.  I've heard of there wonderful templates before but just never took the leap into buying any.  At my weekend crop one of my table mates was using them and I just fell in love. When I got home I purchased my first few sets.  I love them.  They help make scrapbooking easier as well as helping to make nice clean looking layouts.

This is the challenge for this week.  It ends tomorrow (3/27/2016) so I got this in at the last minute.

Here is my two page spread.  I love how all the patterned papers work together.  This is the first layout that I've ever done and not added embelishments.  I just really don't think they are needed.

Paper: cranberry and chocolate cardstock, patterned paper
INK: tim holts distress ink vintage photo
Templates: clara lane, elements, adventure