Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 05/13/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
The May Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is a Patterned Paper Party! Create a layout using THREE or more patterned papers from DIFFERENT collections.
Here is my layout:
Supplies used: EK Success Overton House Designs paper, Heidi Grace Designs paper, unknown stack paper, Making Memories Simply Stated Heidi Large White Alphabet Rubons, Stickabilities Alphabet Stickers, Prima Flowers, Michael’s rhinestones, and ribbon. Sketch from Imagine by Close to My Heart.
At first I thought it was going to be difficult to mix patterned papers because I have switched to buying packs because they are so much easier to coordinate. But what do you know…I have some really old paper! This challenge was a good thing because these papers would normally be my last resort. So single sheets here I come and this is what I came up with. The best way for me to mix pattern papers is to choose one multi-colored paper as a starting point, then find mono-toned or less busy papers to go with it. You can see this from my layout. I have the striped paper and polka dot papers (mostly covered) as my busy, multi-colored sheets. Then I added the pink flowered sheet, brown flowered sheet, green polka dots, and pink/green flowered sheet. I have a large supply of Making Memories alphabet rubons making those the first that came to mind. Even though I have a large stash, I do use them often. They are good quality and make a quick way to add a title, similar to alphabet stickers but with more letters to use.
Now I will share the funny part of doing this layout. I was as far as the pictures on the paper, just had to add a title and embellishments, when I realized that these are Christmas pictures – not birthday. I certainly wasn’t going to start over at that point. I decided that I did use pink and green so that’s close enough to Christmas colors. I was just focused on how well the paper matched her outfit and I guess that’s what happens when your child has a birthday so close to Christmas.
What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout. You have until May 29th.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 05/06/2013 12:30 pm by Wendy
Supplies used: CTMH Hooligans Paper Packet, Recollections Glitter Tape, American Crafts Elements Clear Mini Jewel Brads, Prima Black Rhinestones Flourish, and Making Memories Simply Stated Hand-Lettered Rub-on Words (Expressions). I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 04/28/2013 08:00 am by Wendy
Here’s the next sketch at Scrap Our Stash! This time, use at least 6 buttons from your stash.
Here’s my layout:
Supplies used: Close to My Heart Buzz & Bumble Paper Packet, Close to My Heart Color-Ready Cork Alphabet, Making Memories buttons and flowers, and other Close to My Heart misc. retired embellishments.
I had a little trouble with the circle on this one. I used the outside of a bowl to place the buttons but next time I will draw a line with pencil and then place the buttons. Because of the different sizes, they didn’t line up as nice as I wanted them to. This is a very different layout for me because of the colors but they worked well with the photos and I’ve almost used up this paper packet now.
There is still time to submit your layout at Scrap Our Stash. You have until April 29th.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 03/13/2013 08:00 am by Wendy
There is new ownership over at Scrap Our Stash. Come see the changes and check out the new challenges! Our first one is Kraft It Up. Create a layout using 50% kraft (paper, embellishments, etc.) The stash buster is metal. Use at least 3 pieces of metal embellishments (eyelets, brads, gears, hinges, etc.) on your layout.
Here’s my layout:
Supplies used: Close to My Heart Kraft Paper, unknown pattern paper from my stash (it’s from a stack), Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, mulberry paper from stash, Making Memories Charmed Photo Corners, Making Memories Metal Flowers, Making Memories Metal Word, and Close to My Heart Milepost Shapes (retired).
First of all I have to say that I recently bought some Kraft paper because I see it everywhere and honestly…I hate it. So this was a true challenge for me! In an attempt to use up some of my kraft paper, I used it as the background of my layout. The decorative circle is cut from the Artiste cartridge (p.60 – Accent 4 – Shift – Fit to Page). I took the scraps from the inside of this circle image and flipped them around (double-sided paper) and used them to create the flower. I added another circle of mulberry paper that was buried deep in my stash. Do you remember this stuff? I even used my Creative Memories circle cutter. The shapes in the corners of the layout are layered metal pieces, 2 photo corners topped with the flower.
Now head over to Scrap Our Stash and submit your own layout. You have until March 29th.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 02/26/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: CTMH Clementine Paper Packet, CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, CTMH Almond Glitter Glitz, Making Memories paperie greenhouse stickers, and Kaiser Pearls.
One of my goals this month is to use up my Clementine Paper Packet so you will see a bit more with this paper and then I will be done! For this layout I took two of the zip strips that were cut from the tops of the papers and put them together to make the decorative border in the center. I used Glitter Glitz to the edges of the scalloped circles to add some sparkle to the page. I used this sketch from Inspired Blueprints.