Posts Tagged ‘gems’

SOS May Challenge – Mother May I?

This month the Challenge over at Scrap Our Stash is “Mother May I”.  Go to one of your favorite blogs and find a layout to case or get inspiration from.  Visit Scrap Our Stash for all the details.

I chose this beautiful layout from Sherri Tozzi’s blog:

Here is my layout:


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Silhouette Paper Packet (retired), Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes, journal tags (retired), Opaque Pearl Adhesive Gems, Black Ribbon Round (retired), Pink Sparkles, Black ink, and Desert Sand ink.

This was a fun challenge and helped me scrap pictures that I was struggling with because they had both pink and red in them.  The neutral papers solved this problem.

Adorable Baby Layout


I just used a few random supplies from my stash for this simple layout.  I do know that the flower centers are Making Memories Gem Stickers.

Decorated Mini Paint Cans – Great Gifts

I got these mini paint cans at the Target Dollar Spot and knew I would have a use for them.  The top one was used for a teacher’s gift.  The second can was part of a gift exchange for my daughter’s 5th grade girl gift.  We also made a journal which I will post in a couple days.  These are Christmas, but you can decorate them for any occasion.  All supplies are from my stash and I used the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for my diecuts.  I also added a tag with ribbon to the handle of the can.

Christmas Gift Bags

The girls and I made these cute little gift bags for teacher gifts this year.  They were quick and easy to make the girls had fun helping.  I think the paper is DCWV.  All the embellishments are just misc. from my stash that I’m working to use up.  I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut cartridge.  I cut the gift bag on p. 115 at 5 3/4 (the largest it would cut).  It wouldn’t cut 2 on one sheet but you can trick it by cutting one, then reinserting the mat so the paper is switched around and cut it again.  As long as you have 6″ of paper you are good.

 

Wonderful You Layout

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.