Cards from Scraps

Thursday, June 23, 2016

I'm here today to offer you some scraps...well, cards from scraps actually!
These were made using just a smidgen of the scraps left over from two of my FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom. Mind you, I still have a bunch left and could easily make more cards or even some more layouts. Pretty awesome, huh?
This card was given to my sister-in-law for her birthday a couple of weeks ago. I used some of the Pink Paislee Fancy Free FOTM here along with some cork hearts from the embellishment kit. The sequins and stamped sentiment were from my own stash. The stamp is from ki.

These next two cards were made for Father's Day. I used leftovers from my Echo Park FOTM kit, Pinstripes. Some of the letter/number stickers are from my own stash as well at the wood elements. Otherwise, all from TSR.
I love the variety of patterns in this collection. It really allows for a multitude of combinations making each card so unique. 

I hope I have inspired you today. If you would like more information about The ScrapRoom and their monthly kits, go HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Today I am playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!
Here is the sketch that inspired my layout...

As you can see, I made some modifications. I wanted to use a longer series of photos so I added a second row. They're also a little larger than the ones portrayed in the sketch. I tried to incorporate a large circular element behind my photo rows but it just wasn't working. So I went with some patterned paper block instead. Some washi, wooden embellies and enamel dots completed my page.
Seriously, my son and my mom are amusement ride junkies! Hearing the laughter from the two of them is priceless!

Playful Puppy

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time for a cute puppy layout and a sketch + stash challenge from Scrap Our Stash
***Bella Blvd Rover collection***

Here is the sketch that inspired this layout...

The diagonal cut in my layout is going the opposite direction from the sketch. Again, that is more a matter of scrapbooker error than intentional design. I seem to have trouble with diagonal cuts which is probably why I shy away from doing them outside of challenges. LOL!

Here is what I used from the lists:
List 1 - polka dots (red washi)
List 2 - Queen & Co. (nails)
List 3 - red (love banner, paw prints in the pattern)
I straightened out the photo block.  I don't know...just too much angling for me and I thought it looked better this way. The title stayed in the same location though and then I just played around with some embellishments until I was satisfied.

Are you inspired by this sketch? Do you have items in your stash from these lists that you could use to create a layout? Then get busy and link up at Scrap Our Stash. There is always a great monthly prize up for grabs to a random winner!

Fun in the Sun

Monday, June 13, 2016

This is one of my favorite collections in The ScrapRoom's FOTM kits for June.  It's from Photoplay Paper and screams summer!  I also love the name...Summer Daydreams
The design for this layout is inspired by the monthly sketch provided with the June kit subscription.  I knew right away when I saw these papers and this sketch that they belonged together. I added some splattering to the background and some sunny washi tape I had in my stash.  I pulled out my embroidery thread and did some hand-stitching.  This takes some time but I love the look.
Most of the items used are from the kit. There was a large sticker sheet as part of the kit which gave lots of options for embellishing. I did supplement from my stash to complete the title (F-U-N came from the sticker sheet).  In the end though, I found the variety of patterned papers to be the best embellishment.
If you are inspired by this page and would like more information about these kits, be sure to visit The ScrapRoom!

Biking the Trails in Sunriver

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Have I ever mentioned how much I love to scrap outdoor photos?  Well, I do. Especially outdoor biking!
This layout was made using another kit from The ScrapRoom. The FOTM is American Crafts, the Shimelle Starshine collection.  OK, right off...I absolutely LOVE the print with the globes on it!  Then there is the honeycomb...perfect for fussy-cutting. And who doesn't love a nice text print? In addition to the fun chipboard pieces, this collection got my mojo flowing quickly!
I punched some circles to create a place for clustering a few embellishments. I used the chipboard and flair piece provided in the kit. From my own stash I pulled in a few wood shapes---I just HAD to use the bikes!  Stickers, Thickers and a script font cut with my Silhouette completed the title for my page.
It really was amazing how far we traveled on these trails with a kid on training wheels and no gears. No, we didn't travel all 35 miles.  But we traveled a lot further than I ever thought we would. He was such a trooper...actually, both of the boys were. Such a great time. I can't believe how long ago this was. Seeing these photos really makes me want to visit Sunriver again!

This layout comes with a recipe card for subscribers to replicate---step-by-step instructions complete with dimensions for everything. When you become a subscriber at The ScrapRoom, you receive access to these recipe cards. You get one for each of the 4 FOTM kits, each created by a different designer.  It's pretty awesome!

Summer Essentials

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ahhh...summer.  My favorite season!
These photos are from last summer while we were in Germany.
***Echo Park Splash collection***

I was inspired by the latest challenge at Stuck?! Sketches to pull this one together.  I grabbed an older collection from Echo Park and some cute washi...a few sequins...loving the beach umbrella. I made a few changes from the sketch but I think you can still see it pretty easily. 

Seriously, summer is my favorite season. I love wearing shorts and skirts and tank tops and flip-flops. I love hanging out by the pool or, really, any source of water. I love the warmth of the sun on my face. Cold beverages. Sun-kissed skin...but just slightly.  I love eating outside...BBQ's. Ahhh....summer.  Maybe I appreciate it more because summer here is often limited to just 2-3 months...if we're lucky.

This layout makes me dream of summer.  Good thing it's just around the corner!

Simply Beautiful

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Here we go...another FOTM kit reveal for The ScrapRoom!
This is Pink Paislee, Fancy Free.
I loved the dreamy look of this collection. It immediately reminded me of this photo I had of my mom on the beach in Maui. This trip was several years ago but I hadn't scrapped it yet.  I guess I was waiting for the perfect collection that would speak to me...this one did.
I distressed the edges of my patterned papers using a distressing tool.  Before I had this tool, I just used the blade of my scissors.  Either one gets the same result...just easier and probably less safety risk with the tool. I machine stitched around the edge of the large ombre piece to give it a little more interest.  The large watercolor flowers were fussy-cut from one of the patterned paper pieces.  Let's face it...I rarely scrap girly pages so I kind of went all out (for me!) with this one.

The design of this page was inspired by one of my favorite scrappers, Susan Stringfellow. You can find the sketch and her layout on this blog, Sketch Savvy.

For this layout, I pulled these items from my stash: mist for splattering, wood shapes, enamel dots, sticker letters and a cut font using my Silhouette. Everything else was in the FOTM kit from The ScrapRoom.