Got Gifts?

Friday, December 2, 2016

December already?!?!? really is...and only 23 more days until Christmas. 
Fear not though. I will still have many inspiring (hopefully!) layouts to share with you.
First up---this one for Scrap Our Stash.
***Echo Park Season's Greetings collection***
**Sketch inspiration from Scrapbook Generation's Sketches for Scrapbooking, One-Page Sketches, Volume 2**

I went along with the Christmas theme and found this little treasure among my photos from last year. Isn't he just adorable? I think so!

After selecting the photo, I went through my Christmas paper stash and found this one from Echo Park. It just so happened to have a nice stripe print that reminded me of the striped wrapping paper in the photo. There was this blue in both my photo and the striped paper which led me to choose a similar shade for my background. A little non-traditional, but I like it!
  To fulfill the remainder of the challenge, I added some sequins for that little bit of sparkle that is always perfect on a Christmas page, right?

I hope you are inspired to get some scrapping done. If so, come on over to Scrap Our Stash and play along. Be sure to upload your layout in the link for your chance to win the monthly prize!

Cards from Scraps

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Just a little Hello card to share with you today...
I made this using some of the scraps I had leftover from one of the FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom.  This is Jillibean Soup, the Chit Chat Chowder collection. Just makes me happy to see these bright colors and fun prints together---it's sure to bring cheer to someone's day, right?

HMS Victory

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

After scrapping Disneyland for what seems like FOREVER, I am gradually moving onto a more recent trip. Although at this point, it's already been over a year! Alas...I will never be caught up. And that's okay.

This photo was taken in Portsmouth, England. It's a harbor town in the southern part of the country.  The HMS Victory played an important role in English history and is docked here for people to tour.
***Fancy Pants Down by the Shore collection***

Here is the challenge behind the page---the latest from Scrap Our Stash:

My list selections are as follows:
List 1 - Glitz (gold anchor print is Glitz Designs)
List 2 - Harvest Gold (in several of the prints that I chose)
List 3 - Indigo (also in several of the prints you see)

I followed the sketch pretty closely, as I'm sure you can see. I eliminated the circle elements and used one large photo instead of two smaller ones. Otherwise I left it as is.

You have until the end of the month to play along with either of the two challenges posted at Scrap Our Stash.  I hope you'll join us!

I {heart} Fall

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Do you need some sketch inspiration today?
 Here is The ScrapRoom's November Jump Start sketch to help you out!

 When I saw this FOTM kit from The ScrapRoom, I knew just where I wanted to go with it. Last fall I followed a photo prompt challenge and took lots of fall pics. This collection from Simple Stories called "Hello Fall" seemed like the perfect match. I chose these three photos mostly because they shared a commonality (pumpkins) and they went well
 with this collection.

If you decide to create a page based on this sketch, be sure to link it up on the blog for a chance to win! You can also learn more about The ScrapRoom and their monthly kits by going HERE.

Now go get your scrap on!

Tower Bridge

Friday, November 11, 2016

Time for some London travel!
This is my recipe reveal for The ScrapRoom. Each month the designers are assigned a FOTM kit to create a 2-page layout and write up "recipes" on how you can re-create it. I was thrilled to see this flavor, American Crafts "Go Now Go", as my assigned kit. 

This kit is perfect for pages about travel. I knew I wanted to maximize the cute corners of the paper titled "stroll". I started with that page on top of the double length layout and played around with positioning and photo placement until I got something I was happy with. Then I just worked in some strips of the other papers to either side of the larger block to make it all come together.
To have access to the recipes for the designer layouts, you DO need to be a subscriber. To do that, all you need to do is go to this website at The ScrapRoom for more information.

Thanks for stopping by!

Go Ape!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Good morning! Feeling a little bananas after all the election hub-bub yesterday?
Well, then I have the perfect layout for You!

This one was created using some We R Memory Keepers "High Five" goodies. It's one of the November flavors from
The ScrapRoom and it's so perfectly fitting for these photos.

My favorite piece of paper is the one titled "flair" (light blue one on the left side of my page). Not only does it make a great print but you can also grab your circle punch and make your own embellishments! I love dual purpose paper like that! And the phrases are so versatile making it easy to use them for many occasions. I also made some fun little tags out of a couple of the patterned papers.
The design for my layout was inspired by Susan Stringfellow from Sketch Savvy.

To learn more about these fabulous kits and how to become a subscriber, be sure to visit The ScrapRoom!

Girls Gotta Shop!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Good morning!
Today I'm excited to bring to you a layout featuring this bright and cheery collection from Jillibean Soup! It's called 
Chit Chat Chowder and it's one of the flavors this month from The ScrapRoom!
When I saw this collection, I knew I had to scrap something fun and girly. I went straight to some photos from a recent visit with the girls from The ScrapRoom. Cassie, I already knew from another scrap life ;-). She came down and stayed with me for the weekend. Brenda lives in the same town as me and we have had coffee on a few occasions but never scrapped together. And Rochelle had always wanted to visit Oregon so seized the opportunity to fly in from Vegas and bring us girls all together!

For this page, I actually came up with my own design---shocker, right? I just played around with some scrap pieces of paper until I got a look I liked, then selected the papers I wanted for each layer, then got busy cutting and layering.

I added some interest to the top and bottom of the page by using a combination of paper strips, washi tape and circles. All that was left after that was the embellishing and title.
Such a fun collection to play with!
To learn more about these fabulous kits, be sure to visit The ScrapRoom!