Cards from Scraps

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 One of the best things about the FOTM kits from the The ScrapRoom is the leftovers. There is plenty in each kit to make 2-3 layouts and still have scraps left for cards. And that is what I have for you today...some cards from scraps.

First up is a birthday card made with some leftovers from My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection:
 Next I have an non-specific card created with some scraps from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello collection:
I could have made so much more...why are there not two of me?  LOL!!

Seaside Promenade

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I had some time to get my scrappy on and play with another sketch!
***Project Life Honey collection***
This layout is inspired by the latest challenge at Stuck?! Sketches by Laura Whitaker. 

 I stayed pretty true to the design, even creating a circle background cut file with my Silhouette.  The changes I made to the sketch are: I printed my photos a little larger. I eliminated the single large circle and I chose not to do any splattering on my background.
I added some fun clips and wood shapes but generally just let the photos speak for themselves.  I really love how this one came together!

Fun at the Fair

Monday, May 16, 2016

It's time for the May sketch+stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash!
Here is what I made:
***October Afternoon Night Light collection***
Here are the challenge details:

This is one of my all time favorite October Afternoon collections and I was thrilled to get a chance to use some of my scraps.
List 1: Metal (arrow paper clip)
List 2: Newsprint (flower, arrow and star stickers)
List 3: October Afternoon (paper, stickers)

I kept the sketch pretty true.  There are some minor adjustments to size and positioning and making a larger title but that's about it.  In addition to the October Afternoon stuff I got to use, I also pulled this strip of tickets out of my stash. I received this some time ago in a prize pack and now had the perfect place to put them. Yay!

Now it's your turn. Come on over to Scrap Our Stash and play along. There's always a great prize up for grabs to a random winner! 

The Angel Hotel

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Today I bring you the final flavor for May in The ScrapRoom's FOTM kits.
This one is from My Mind's Eye, the On Trend 2 collection.

I really love the corals and greens on this one. The colors along with the floral print reminded me of a photo I took last summer of this gorgeous hotel in England that was all covered in ivy. So, of course, I had to go where my inspiration lead me and bring these two together.

My assignment was to be inspired by this sketch. I could create a single or double page layout. I was also given the challenge to rotate it, left or right. I ended up using the right side to create a single page (obviously) and I rotated it left, or counter-clockwise.  No, I did not copy the sketch exactly.  I rather used it as inspiration. I kept the vertical strip on the right and extended it from top to bottom. I layered three different patterned papers beneath my photo and I went with one larger photo instead of two.  I really liked the chevrons so included them but oriented them in a way that was more pleasing to my particular layout. From there I just embellished where my eye lead me and then created a pretty title to go with the overall look of my page.

So what came out of my stash? The doily, some sequins and the title (cut with a Silhouette).  I'm really loving these kits. I created this and still have plenty left over for at least 2 or more pages.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Home

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It feels so good to be creating double page layouts again!
The ScrapRoom's recipe assignments are really getting me back to feeling comfortable with 2 pagers again...which is funny because they used to be what I created the most!
So here is today's reveal.... FOTM is Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello collection.

This collection with all the blues and yellows and greens lead me to create this multi-photo layout of our new puppy.  Yes, he's approaching his 3rd birthday in a couple of months...but it's never too late to scrap these photos, right?  I went with a simple grid design on the right side and did some layered embellishments on the patterned paper blocks.  For the left side, an easy collage of photos with a couple of big patterned paper strips, a fun title and some more layered embellishments.

Did you know that if you subscribe to The ScrapRoom's basic FOTM kits, you have access to recipe cards with instructions to create 4 double page layouts using items mostly contained in these four kits? I say mostly because usually there is not an alpha set to create a title and each of the designers may pull some basics from there own stash like twine, buttons, enamel dots, etc.  But all of the patterned paper and coordinating embellies are contained within each kit.  Pretty cool, huh?  Seriously, the only thing on this layout from my own stash are the green Thickers I used in the title.

So have I convinced you yet to at least check out The ScrapRoom and the kits they have to offer?  I hope so!  In case you're not quite ready but are curious, you can join us in our Facebook group and get to know the people, see and participate in our challenges and the general chatter about this craft we all love so much. You can find the link to the TSR Subscribers/Fan Group in the sidebar on the blog (see link above).  Now go scrap already!

Life Is Good

Saturday, May 7, 2016

I'm playing along at Stuck?! Sketches again---Yay!
Simple Stories Life In Color collection
I love these older style billboards that give glimpses of a time gone by. I also love that there are actual photographic images in the letters. It really appeals to the scrapbooker in me!

This is the May 1st sketch by Laura Whitaker's that I'm using...
As you can see, my angled paper cuts are in the opposite corners from the sketch. That is more a matter of scrapbooker error than actual planning.  Luckily, it still worked out!

And here are some close-ups...
That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Signs of Good Times Ahead

Friday, May 6, 2016

 Since it's Friday, I have a Freaky Fast Formula challenge brought to you by The ScrapRoom,  Today's FOTM is
Bella Blvd's Let's Go collection.

I'm a big fan of Bella Blvd and was so excited to see this collection in my May kit.  The bonus, I'm a huge sucker for travel papers and this collection has been on my wish list!  Yipee!

I was really excited to see that I could work this formula into a grid design.  I love the clean lines of grids.  I used washi at the top and bottom of the page to give it all a bit of a frame.  Isn't it just so cool that I have clouds at the top and a road at the bottom?  I'm so clever!

So what's in the kit vs. what's added?  Let's break it down. Three of the four patterned papers were included in the basic kit as well as all the die cuts. The fourth pattern came in the extra patterned paper kit and the washi tape was in the embellishment kit. From my own stash: wood shapes, buttons, geo tag chipboard, road washi and the title.  What's really awesome is that I created this page and still have lots left over for making more pages!

You can find the formula dimensions and directions for the challenge on The ScrapRoom's blog
I hope to see you there!