Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/13/2011 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: Sassafras Serendipity Sunshine Lollipop paper, Close to My Heart Live Your Style stamp set, CTMH Sunset/White Daisy cardstock,
CTMH Chocolate/Sunset/Cotton Candy inks, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge, Colorbok Gems, and Kaisercraft Fozz Felt.
The September 2011 Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is GRIDS. At first I was stumped but then remembered that I have been wanting to do some weaving and I came upon a sketch that got my mojo going. This layout is loosely based on this Scrapbook Generation sketch. I changed up the photos and turned it into a one-page layout.
I created my grid by simply weaving paper together. I cheated and used the Sunset as my base, cutting it part of the way across and leaving together on one end. I didn’t even measure because I knew the odd cuts would be hidden under my photo. After loosely weaving in the white stripes, I lined them up with the outer edge and worked towards the inside.
Posted in Altered & 3D Projects on 08/11/2011 12:00 am by Wendy
When I found out the theme for the August Scrap Our Stash Challenge was to “re-do” something I thought I was in trouble. I am not one to go back and redo any of my layouts. I’m just glad they got done in the first place! Plus, it’s interesting to see how my scrapping style has changed over the years. It’s also funny to hear compliments for some of the layouts that I don’t really care for; we all have different tastes. So back to the challenge….my second child turned 10 this year and this ended up to be the perfect opportunity to get something completed in a timely manner. For my first, I had created a 10-Years of You album that featured a photo of her each of her 10 years. So I decided to “redo” that same project for my second 10-year-old. Let me tell you it was much easier the second time around! I simply used the same album and layouts, choosing different papers and embellishments to suit a different personality. The only trouble I had was that I stamped all the numbers and did the album backwards and when it came to doing the title it did not match my front cover paper. Not a big deal to switch it up and I even used a number 3 in place of a the letter E. The cover paper did just happen to have a nice lace/ribbon border that looked great on the front cover. Here is the outcome:
Supplies used: CTMH All-Sorts Mini Album, DCWV patterned papers (stack), CTMH White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Mark Richards Crystal Stickers, EK Success Precious Finds Adhesive Gems, Colorbok Gems Adhesive Accents, Miss Elizabeth Foam Letter Stickers, Basic Grey Bling It, and rhinestone border and ribbon from my stash.
If you’d like to see the first album I created, go to this post.
Tags: Basic Grey, Colorbok, CTMH, DCWV, EK Success, foam, gems, Kaisercraft, Mark Richards, Miss Elizabeth, rhinestones, ribbon, stickers
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 07/17/2011 12:00 am by Wendy
This layout was made with a special kit from Close to My Heart quite awhile back called Tickled Pink. With all girls pink is a popular color at our house so I had my fair share of this paper! Supplies: CTMH Tickled Pink Kit, cricut, unknown gems.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 12/13/2010 12:00 am by Wendy
Layout with flaps closed (=Christmas theme). The green papers are in the side flip flaps:
Layout with flap on each side open (=Birthday layout):
Supplies used: My Mind’s Eye Just Dreamy short stack with glitter papers, unknown star gems, birthday rub-ons by Royal & Langnickel Brush, Sticko Tile’s Play mosaic stickers, Close to My Heart Color Ready Alphabet – Hodge Podge, Provo Craft Stand-outs quilled stickers, and Close to My Heart flip flaps.
Scrap Our Stash Monthly Challenge: Do a Birthday Project
Layout Challenge: #124 & 125 of 210 (due to the amount of time and effort involved in this layout and the extended flaps, I am giving myself credit for 2 layouts!)
2009 was quite the winter with more than normal days home from school due to the weather. The weather also made it difficult for our family to get together for the holidays and birthdays. So when the time came it was one big party!
For this layout I knew what I wanted to do but it involved a lot of thinking and planning to actually get it done. These new Flip Flaps from Close to My Heart come in a variety pack of different sizes (these are the two larger ones) and allowed me to expand my layout and add many more photos. First, I chose papers that I could use as both a Christmas and Birthday themed page. Next I laid out the pages and protectors I planned to use. This allowed me to arrange the photos on my spread. This was the hardest part. I didn’t do much for paper layering because of the planning involved so the rest of the assembly was just pictures and embellishments. On the birthday section, I cut out one of the stars from the pattern paper so it would overlap my photo and become an embellishment for my page, then added star gems to the centers.