Archive for April, 2011

Makin’ a Splash Layout

Supplies used: KI Memories Surprise Collection paper, Making Memories chipboard flower, Fiskars border punch, Provo Craft alpha rubons, and K&Company adhesive chipboard.

This was my layout from the March Challenge at Scrap Our Stash that I forgot to post.  The  challenge was “Spring Cleaning” – meaning dig something out from your stash, dust it off, and use it!  I pulled out all the stops with this layout.  Everything I used is old, old, old and I literally had to dust off my border punch!  I used a sketch from My Little Sketch Book.  I just love sketches!  I’ve found some great sites lately and plan to use them more.  They make scrapbooking so quick and easy!

Summer Swim Layout

Supplies used: DCWV The Glitter Stack papers, Recollections Glitter Adhesive Borders, PC Stand-Outs, Heidi Swapp rubons, Me & My Big Ideas chipboard stickers, and misc buttons and dew drops from my stash.  I used a Sketch Inspiration Sketch.

The Monthly Challenge on Scrap Our Stash for April is “Bring in the Sun”.  I don’t know why this was so hard for me but I am very happy with the outcome.  First, I was stumped for what I was going to do.  I looked through my stash and didn’t have “sun” anything.  Then I found swim pictures and thought I would focus on the color yellow (one that doesn’t make it into many of my layouts).  Then, I added my own little mini challenge to not use pink. 🙂  In the end, I love the layout.  I think because it is so different and that will make a nice addition to my books.  Go over to Scrap Our Stash and join the challenge!

April CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – My Creations

This month for the April 2011 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop we are featuring My Creation products.  My Creations are alterable items like board books, clipboards, banners, etc.  I have been waiting for this topic to show up for the Spotlight Blog Hop because I have so many My Creation projects that I would like to complete and this gets me going.

If you are starting the hop, just continue through until you make your way back to my blog.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Tamytha’s Blog.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sophia Paper Pack, Sophia My Stickease, Sparkles, Just Blooms Big Pinks Paper Flowers, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Baby Love stamp set, Spot On Backgrounds stamp set, Twinkle Brads, Mini-Medley White Daisy, Dimensional Elements Simple Alphabet Lower, Sophia Level 2 Journaling Spots, White Daisy Organdy Ribbon, Pear Ink, Blush Ink, and Buttons Pink Assortment.

I chose to use decorate the My Creations Cube.  There are six sides to the cube and there are also six different B&T papers that come in the Level 2 Paper Packs.  This means all you have to do is choose a paper pack and get started!  Then embellish any way you want. I added eyelets to all the holes just because I have a ton to use up.  I used waxy flax to tie together the box and I added organdy ribbon to the top for bows.  I started out using ricrac but that was way too hard to thread through the holes.  I used a sponge dauber to add the ink color to the dimensional element letters.  I wasn’t happy with the green but loved them after I stamped on the spots.  I used 3D foam tape under the stamped images to add more dimension.

Here are some more altered items that I have done that you may want to check out:

My Creations Recipe/Photo Box

My Creations Memory Keeper

My Creations All-Sorts Mini Album

My Creations 3-Ring Binder

Dimensional Element Ornaments

Acrylic Family Album

3×3 Mini Album

Altered Clipboards for Kids

I hope I have inspired you to pull out something and create!

Now go to Lori’s Blog to see the next creation!

If you get lost along the way, see the previous post for a list of all participants.

April CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – List

Here is the list for the April 2011 Blog Hop:

Wendy K. – My Scrapbooking Blog <—- You are here.


Adeline Brill

Nikka Geers


Tamytha Jenkins