Monday, February 29, 2016

Patterns Galore!

This is a picture of me with my niece and nephew.  We spent the afternoon playing and decided to take a picture to send my mother who lives out of state.  That's why my niece was waving...we were all saying hi to Gram (that's what they call her).

As I mentioned, I am trying to work through my stash and the first thing that always comes to mind is patterned paper.  So on this layout, I decided to mix and match several colors and patterns starting with the hot pink brick paper from Webster's Pages. I selected the floral paper since it has dark pink in it too which brought in shades of yellow, pink and green.  Now it was easy to pick out other papers for layers and embellishing. 

Since the patterns are so bold, I kept the embellishments simple and made clusters of with circles and flags cut from patterned paper and added the buttons and enamel dots.  

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How to Use a lot of Letter Stickers

This is one of those catch up layouts from last month.  It was a really fun layout to pull together even though there are a couple of things I would change if adhesive wasn't so sticky. ha!  I love how the title came out and I love that I used so many letter stickers even though there's still a million in my stash.

The pictures are from a weekend in Atlantic City with one of our friends.  We spent the day and evening hanging out on the Boardwalk on a perfect summer weekend.

There's a big mix of products from Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine, Crate Paper, Simple Stories and American Crafts.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Lunch Break

I am trying to wrap up scrapbooking pictures from the summer of 2015.  This picture is with one of my friends from high school.  We work a few blocks apart and catch up every few months.  It's nice because it's pretty much the only time I actually go out to lunch.  

I kept everything on this page pretty tight around the photo.  There are quite a few layers and embellishments directing your eye to the picture. Since that left a lot of white space, I decided to use a somewhat bold patterned paper for the background.  

There is a mix of older and really old supplies on this page from My Mind's Eye, Dear Lizzy, October Afternoon, Fancy Pants, Teresa Collins and Echo Park along with Glitz Designs, Little Yellow Bicycle and Adorn It who are sadly closed now.

This is layout 10/40 for my no buy challenge.  I'm 25% there!! 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

One Kool Kid

This here is my nephew at ice skating lessons from just about a year ago.  He loves all sports but hockey is his favorite so it's natural he wanted to take skating lessons.  He works so hard at whatever he wants to achieve.  By week three, he was moved to the group of stronger skaters. It's crazy and admirable for such a young boy.  He was just 5 in these pictures.  

The layout itself is pretty simple and I used lots of old products.  The title letters are Doodlebug's Loopy Loo stickers from 2008, the wordy border sticker is by KI Memories in 2007.  But there's also some Amy Tangerine and Echo Park products too.  I want to give a special shout out to the Gelly Roll pen by Sakura.  It writes smoothly and stands out beautifully on the black cardstock.  

This is layout 9/40 for my no buy challenge.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Our Little Tree

This is a layout I made for the Sketches in Thyme PL blog, I'm a maven. :)

The is a picture of the tree we put up for Christmas 2014.  It was the first tree we decorated in years.  We used to go all out with decorations then stopped when it became a burden and inconvenient so we started over with a little table top model. It was perfect!

I wanted to use the Photo Play Dear Santa but I found the papers within the line didn't match as well as I would like.  There were white and cream based pages plus the reds were different shades.  I ended up using one sheet as the base page to create a page frame and a few stickers.  The rest of the Christmas paper comes from My Mind's Eye Sleigh Bells 6x6 pad plus some pieces from my 2014 December Daily kit from Gossamer Blue.

Starting in January, I've been in a no buy challenge on Facebook and have decided to make 40 layouts before I shop for new supplies.  This is layout 8.  I'll catch up posting those layouts over the next couple of weeks.