Cards from Scraps - May Edition

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I only had time for one card again this month.
This one went to my husband for his birthday.
I used some scraps from one of my FOTM kit's from The ScrapRoom. This is the Echo Park "Once Upon a Prince" Collection. From my own stash I added wood stars (Studio Calico), alpha stickers (Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Elle's Studio), wood-grain background paper (Simple Stories 6x6 pad) and the ruled paper in the middle (Basic Grey 6x6 pad).

This card was inspired by a sketch I found HERE at Freshly Made Sketches. This happens to be my go-to website for card sketches and inspiration.

May is flying by and soon it will be over. But, that means a whole new bunch of FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom!!
If you want to know more about these fabulous kits, be sure to pop on over to the blog and click on the links at the top of the page. 😊

Paradise

Monday, May 22, 2017

The ScrapRoom is one of the sponsors this month at Stuck?! Sketches so we were asked to create a layout based on the current sketch. I happen to be a huge fan of Laura Whitaker's sketches and this one is no exception!

My layout:
The sketch:

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One of my favorite things about sketches is their adaptability. You can use it like a recipe and follow it exactly...you can change it up a little...or a lot. I made just a few changes, going with two photos instead of three. I moved my title a bit more toward the right upper corner and used Silhouette cut circles instead of stitched ones. 

The papers and stickers come from Pebbles "Sunshiny Days"---one of the May FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom. I LOVE this collection so much!

Thanks for checking out my blog today!

Love Today

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Going to toot my own horn here...I love this page! I love the design, the collection, the photo (along with the memory, especially since this set of grandparents is no longer with us).
It just really came together better than I even imagined.
This is my latest layout for the current challenge at Scrap Our Stash. It's a sketch + word stash challenge. This month's word is MOTHER---in honor of Mother's Day!

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The stash items I selected are as follows:
M - mist, My Mind's Eye (twine), metal brads
O - orange
T - tab, tree
H - heart
E - enamel dots
R - Ranger ink

I used the Simple Stories "You Are Here!" collection. I've been hoarding this collection for my tropical vacation pages---
I just thought it would be for a future trip, not one we took more than a decade ago! But like I said...I love how this turned out and am so glad I decided to break into this stash!
If you're feeling inspired by my page or this challenge, please stop by Scrap Our Stash for full details. Don't forget to upload your page for a chance to win their monthly prize!

Fun in the Sun

Monday, May 15, 2017

It's Recipe Reveal Day at The ScrapRoom!
Each designer gets to create a double page layout with an assigned Flavor of the Month kit. Mine is Pebbles, "Sunshiny Days".
Doubles are great for those times when you have lots of photos and want to include them all, right? I used the right side to basically "get all the photos in" and the left side to showcase the two I like the best and wanted for my focal point. The patterned paper with all the words, "Summer Days", inspired me to cut strips and stagger them a bit. I had some coordinating washi tape that I used to compliment the strips and I also cut strips from some of the other patterns too. I completed the layout using the sticker and chipboard embellishments. I chose to cut my own clouds with my Silhouette. You could certainly hand cut some if you want the same look.

If you would like more information about The ScrapRoom, the FOTM kits or would like to know how to become a subscriber, you can visit us on the Blog. At the top you will see links to Learn About, Purchase, visit the Website (which also has idea pages) and view Current Challenges. I hope to see you there!

**Note: After many years of using sketches from Scrapbook Generation and designing for CREATE Magazine, I find that many of my layouts look like they were created from their sketches. Truth is, my style and their sketches are just such a perfect merriment that I now create layouts in a similar design without even trying or pulling out a sketch book. I guess I owe them a Thank You! 

Keep Calm

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I have a super fun page for you today featuring Simple Stories "Emoji Love".
This is another one of the wonderful May FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom!!
I had a blast with this one---can you tell?! The bright colors,bold statements and fun emojis led me to scrap this photo and create this playful design. I used a lot of stickers and die-cuts and then decided to play a little more and "tie" it all together with a lot of twine! I love how it turned out!

If you would like more information about The ScrapRoom, the FOTM kits or would like to know how to become a subscriber, you can visit us on the Blog. At the top you will see links to Learn About, Purchase, visit the Website (which also has idea pages) and view Current Challenges. I hope to see you there!

Thumbs Up

Monday, May 8, 2017

I have another reveal today for The ScrapRoom!
This FOTM kit features the Pink Paislee "Oh My Heart" collection.
I have been waiting for just the right collection to scrap these photos. This one from Pink Paislee really spoke to me. The fuchsia pink is the perfect match to the color of our shirts. The other prints and embellishments in this collection add nice contrast and interest. It all came together to make this pretty "girly" page that I am just so happy with. I'm so glad that I waited for this collection!

If you would like more information about The ScrapRoom, the FOTM kits or would like to know how to become a subscriber, you can visit us on the Blog. At the top you will see links to Learn About, Purchase, visit the Website (which also has idea pages) and view Current Challenges. I hope to see you there!

Don't Grow Up...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Good morning! Today is the first FOTM kit reveal for The ScrapRoom!
This one feature a collection from Echo Park called "Once Upon a Prince".
Such a great boy collection! I love the rich, regal colors and the fairy-tale prince and dragons theme. It's a nice change of pace from other boy-themed collections.

I used this collection for the Freaky Fast Friday challenge. The ScrapRoom does one of these every month. You can find the details on the blog HEREAfter spending some time playing with different pattern combinations, I finally came up with this arrangement which I think compliment my photos perfectly. I added some of the layered stickers, chipboard pieces and brads. I converted a die-cut tag into a journal spot and dressed it up with an eyelet, some twine and another layered sticker. I cut the title with my Silhouette, using a quote from Peter Pan. Pretty clever, huh?!

If you would like more information about The ScrapRoom, the FOTM kits or would like to know how to become a subscriber, you can visit us on the Blog. At the top you will see links to Learn About, Purchase, visit the Website (which also has idea pages) and view Current Challenges. I hope to see you there!
 
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