Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's Time for Another Sketch

It's time for another sketch to be revealed by Stuck?! Sketches and as usual I love it! I stayed pretty close to the sketch for this layout and definitely will be using this sketch again for future pages. 

For this layout my inspiration was Maggie Holmes Gather collection. I know that she will be releasing a new collection soon, so it is easier for me to justify buying more of her products when I am using them! To change things up a bit, I chose the black and white paper and embellishments as my jumping off point, and then added pops of aqua and pink to the page. 

The layered heart die cut in this cluster is one of my favorites in the collection. The hearts are cut out and it gives the die cut dimension without adding bulk. 

I could use a few more of these chipboard flowers. I have said it before and I will say it again...Crate paper needs to release a chipboard set that is all roses. I know that I can't be the only one that loves them and needs more in my stash!

We'd love for you to play along with us this month. If you do, be sure and link your layout to the blog and you will have a chance of winning a prize from one of our sponsors. 

I have a process video if you'd like to take a closer look at how this page came together. Have a great day!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 1st Reveal

My goodness it is hard to believe that it is June 1st! This year is flying by so quickly. Today I will be sharing another fabulous sketch that Laura created over at Stuck?! Sketches. The sketch calls for three photos, but can easily be adapted. I chose one 4x6 photo, and then used a frame to house my embellishment cluster.

I've been wanting to use Paige Evan's new collection since there are several book elements in the die cuts and chipboard. I'm a big reader and luckily both kids love to read as well. My daughter went through a phase where she read every single fairy book that she could get her hands on, and to this day we still have them. I just can't bear to part with them just yet.

Everything is from Paige Evan's new line Oh My Heart with the exception of the pink glitter alphas (old Dear Lizzy Thickers), the green tile stickers (Webster's Pages), and the enamel dots. The doilies are Cambridge lace doilies and they can be found on Amazon and eBay.

 It took me quite a long time to fussy cut these flowers. My wrist is healing but there are certain things that tend to aggravate it and fussy cutting is one of them. I really wanted to add some stitching to the flowers but I knew that when I created this layout that I would not be able to do so and finish it it time. I *might* go back and add the stitching once my wrist is healed.

We would love for you to play along with us this month! Be sure and link your layout up to the blog and you'll have a chance at winning a prize from one of out sponsors.

I'm a bit behind this week...I will update the blog once I upload my process video :)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Stuck?! Sketch Reveal

It's that time again...time for another sketch to be revealed by Stuck?! Sketches. I had a lot of fun with this sketch and hope that you can find some inspiration as well. This is a great sketch to use your scraps. 

My daughter recently brought home her softball pictures, and there were several wallet size photos. I trimmed three of them off to use as one photo. This is also a great idea for school photos :)

I challenged myself to use a patterned paper as my background instead of white cardstock. The patterned paper is gorgeous on both sides so it was a hard decision, but I am so happy that I did in fact take that plunge! I am always scared that I am going to regret using the entire sheet of paper. Thank goodness for different softball colors. These are colors I can work with so much easier than Texas Orange!! 

 Most everything on the page is from Paige Evans new collection Oh My Heart, with the exception of the enamel dots, flair (Cocoa Daisy), Thickers, and the pink alphas (Evaliscious).

We would love for you to play along with us at Stuck?! Sketches! Be sure and link up your layout for a chance to win a prize from the following sponsors.

I have a process video for this layout and will link it once I have it uploaded!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1st Reveal

Today is reveal day for Stuck?! Sketches and it is another great sketch! This sketch calls for three small photos, but can easily be adapted to one or two photos as well. 

 I chose these two photos of my son on his first "official" college visit. I did move the title down below the photos for a couple of reasons. First, the font that I used is rather large and the title is a bit too long to fit on top of the photo cluster. Also, I journaled and tied it into the title. The title stands on its own, but once you read the journaling it all comes together. 

This Pink Paislee collection Fancy Free is quite possibly one of my all time favorite collections for masculine layouts. I have used it for several layouts and am getting sad that I'm down to scraps with certain papers. 

 The yellow alphas are by Studio Calico, the gray Thickers are Amy Tangerine, and the phrase chipboard stickers, and green triangle enamel shape are by Freckled Fawn.

I love to use arrows although I'll admit they can be a bit of a struggle. This arrow from the PP chipboard sheet was perfect to use to point to the Visitor's Guide. I love it when things come together like this!

Please be sure to stop by the blog and see what the Design Team has created with this sketch! We'd love for you to play along. Be sure and link your layout for a chance to win a prize from our sponsors this month.

I have a process video for this layout as well if you'd like to take a closer peek at my process.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April Sketch Reveal

Hello scrappy friends! It's time for another sketch reveal from Stuck?! Sketches. Today's layout calls for one larger photo, but you can easily switch it to two or three smaller photos. This sketch was a bit different than pages that I have been creating lately, so I chose to work pretty closely with the sketch. 

The Oasis collection by Crate paper has been calling my name, so I decided to pull it out for this layout. I like the bold blues that are in this collection and knew that they would be perfect with the blue in my top. 

I tried to work a title onto the page, but just could not come up with something that I liked. Either the size was wrong, or it just didn't fit well under the photo, and let's face it...titles just aren't my strong point. So I made the executive decision to let Vacation Time stand as my title. The phrase works well, and sometimes there just really isn't a whole lot to say about the photo.

I splattered some mist onto the page and I didn't like it on this cluster. The splatters were more like blobs. So, I pulled out these hearts to help disguise the blobs and I think that they did a pretty good job of fixing my mistake.

Be sure to check out the Stuck?! Sketches blog to see what the other designers created with this sketch. We'd love for you to participate and you would have a chance of winning a prize from one of our sponsors listed below. Just make sure to link your project on the blog.

Here's a link to my process video if you'd like to take a closer look at my process. Thanks so much and I hope that you have a great day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sketch Reveal!

It's that time again...time for another great sketch to be revealed over at Stuck?! Sketches. I know that I always say that I love them, and this month is no exception. If you haven't ever used a sketch, what are you waiting for?! Seriously, though...give it a try! Using sketches is most helpful for me when I have lost my mojo. Having decisions made for me is super helpful, and I can always tweak the sketch to fit my photos.

The sketch calls for a large heart on the background of the page. Never feel like you need to incorporate all of the elements on the sketch. I love hearts on my pages, and use them frequently. I decided to challenge myself though to use something different. I decided on a shamrock so that I could scrap these photos.

I used various Felicity Jane papers from my stash, the tag is American Crafts, the word stickers are Dear Lizzy, and I'm not sure who makes the puffy stickers. The white alphas are from Freckled Fawn and the black Thickers are the Doll font. I punched gold hearts out of gold washi that has been in my stash for ages and it was purchased from JoAnn's.

The layout really needed the pops of black with the alphas and the stitching. I debated on hand versus machine, and ultimately decided on the machine since it would be easier to stitch along the border.

 Be sure and stop by the Stuck?! Sketches blog to see what the other design team members created. If you decide to play along with us, be sure and link your layout up to the blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors!

Here's a link to my process video. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sketch Time!

It's time for a new sketch to be revealed from Stuck?! Sketches and it's a fun one :) This sketch calls for a vertical design and four small photos. While I love it like this, my photos just did not work and if you watch my video you will witness my struggle. This is the beauty of sketches though! I just turned it and made it work for me and I love how the layout came out.

The problem that I was having with my photos is that the orientation is different. Dora is looking to the right, and Backpack is looking to the left. When I had the photos on top of one another it just didn't look good to me. Switching the orientation allows the photos to look at each other which makes for a more pleasing presentation.

I put some gesso on the background and used some mist to make my own background. I had a lavender mist which was a great way to incorporate the lavender in the photos. To finish off the background I used modeling paste with a heart stencil to scatter some hearts across the page.

The papers and alphas are from various Felicity Jane kits, as well as the sequins below the photo cluster.

I am so glad that I took these photos of some of my daughter's favorite toys. Honestly, I wish that I had taken more photos like this. My nostalgia has been in high gear and making this layout was just so much fun.

If you have a chance, stop by the blog and see what the other DT members have created using the sketch. Better yet, make a layout with the sketch and link it to the blog for a chance to win a prize from one of the sponsors.

As soon as I have the video for this uploaded, I will link it below. Thanks so much for joining me today!