Here’s the next sketch at Scrap Our Stash!  This time, use at least 6 buttons from your stash.

Here’s my layout:

Just Me & My Dad Layout by Wendy Kessler

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.

Score! Volleyball Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Flaire Designs All Star Collection Paper, Scrappin’ Sports & More Volleyball Rubon-Ons, CTMH Button – Black Assortment, CTMH Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape,  CTMH Game On stamp set, CTMH Whisper cardstock, and CTMH Slate ink.
Challenge: – Page Maps Sketch Challenge

I used this sketch from Sketch Support:

What started out as a dreaded layout turned into a happy ending.  I think the sketch was what did it for me.  It is very hard to get good sports (action) photos and the smaller photos suggested on this sketch made me “zoom in” on the action and really focus on my daughter.  I have to say that this is my first use of Washi Tape and OMG I am in love – very cool stuff!  I have to also say that these rubons are wonderful…you will be seeing them in the near future as I finish a couple more volleyball layouts.

I missed posting this on Sunday so here you go.

C1463 Harvest Happiness

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Harvest Happiness stamp set, Mini-Medley Accents Antiqued Gold, Bronze Glitter Glitz, Cocktail Alphabet stamp set, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and inks (Autumn Terracotta, Cocoa, and Goldrush).  Sketch from Got Sketch.

This stamp set is one that coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I just love this!  I cut the leaves in the upper left of the page with the Art Philosophy cartridge then stamped my image, so much faster and easier than cutting them out by hand!  I created the border along the left with one of the leaf images and added Glitter Glitz throughout the page for some bling.

Supplies used are all CTMH: (retired) papers, Playful Flourishes stamp set (retired),  Chocolate cardstock, Chocolate ink, Baby Pink cardstock (retired), Just Blooms flower (retired), Solos 1 stamp set (retired), Chocolate grosgrain ribbon (retired), button (retired), and Colonial White Waxy Flax.

The October 2012 Scrap Our Stash Challenge is “Hot Chocolate”.  I just love to use a chocolate-color brown on my layouts and my favorite color combination is brown and pink.  For this layout I felt that the background layout was a bit plain so I random-stamped flourishes using chocolate ink on the chocolate cardstock.  This added a bit of pattern without making the layout too busy.  These 8×10 photos can be difficult to scrap but this was was a breeze.

D1527 Perfect Fit – Frames

This stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, which makes it so easy to cut and stamp.  What a perfect way to make tags for Christmas, birthdays, or any other occasion!  These were so quick and easy to make!  I stamped most of them with one color but you could use the rock n’ roll technique like I did on the pink/purple circle or add multiple colors with a sponge dauber.  You can add a small sentiment to the center, a to/from, or just the name of the person receiving the gift.  I used the Salutation Seals and Casual Expressions stamp sets.  You could also use these as embellishments on a page or other project.  You can rotate two of the frames for a total of 6 different looks.  Just stamp and leave as is or add pearls, sparkles, ribbon, and other accessories to add more details.

Some of the things I used to embellish:
Glitter Glitz Gel
Durable Studs
Boutique Assortment
Mini-Medley Accents
Just Blooms