Cards from Scraps - July Edition

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Getting the most out of my kits this month---Yay!!
I had a little time to put together a couple of cards for you using some scraps from my TSR kits.

This first card features Pebbles "Girl Squad" I loved these beverage cups and wanted to use a strip of them as a focal point. Once cut, I just played around with different bits of paper and sizes until I came up with this. I cut the sentiment with my Silhouette.
 The second card proudly displays some of the embellishments from Pink Paislee's "Sweet Freedom" collection. Seriously, Other than the cardstock, all I used was the washi tape strips, the dimensional star and one phrase sticker. Easy as apple pie.
I hope you have enjoyed all the reveals this month for The ScrapRoom.  Be sure to tune into the TSR Blog for sneaks of what's to come in August. You can also find out all about the kits and how to become a subscriber by clicking on the links below the blog header. 
See ya again soon!

Free to be YOU

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hi there! Today I have an extra layout to share for The ScrapRoom.
You'll probably recognize this fotm kit from earlier in the month --- the patriotic collection from Pink Paislee, "Sweet Freedom". I had a fair amount left over so decided to use the TSR sketch and create this:

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As you can see, my photo arrangement and paper placement is in keeping with the sketch. I did swap out the smaller strip of paper behind the photos for a strip of washi tape instead. I then used another coordinating strip of washi below the photos in place of the ribbon. I removed the tilt and used stars as my accent pieces. Once again, I went to my Silhoeutte to cut some large white stars and also my title. Sometimes I don't know what I would do without that thing!

As always, 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.
Ta-ta for now!

Chillin' in the Pool

Wednesday, July 12, 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 Simple Stories, "Summer Days".
I really enjoyed using this collection for these pool photos taken when we were in Hawaii. It's bright and sunny and full of lots of fun images to choose from like cameras, beach balls, pineapples, swimsuits and sunglasses among others. And the colors are so yummy, too! Initially when I printed my photos I thought, "darn...the blues are so wrong for this." But, I went with it anyway and I find that even though the blues between my photos and the papers are so different, it seems to work anyway. At least I think so. And I'm the only one that matters, right? 😉

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.
So come check it out. You won't be disappointed!

Undersea Adventure

Sunday, July 9, 2017

I seem to be focused a bit on Hawaii lately. I made a mini book for my mom after this trip in 2005 but then I never scrapped these photos for myself. Now, with a Hawaiian vacation planned for later this year, I'm returning to these photos and reminiscing. The boys were so little then!
I'm really loving this collection kit from Bella Blvd. It's called "Under the Sea". There is both a boy and a girl version...obviously, this is the boy one. 

This page was created with the latest challenge at Scrap Our Stash in mind. 
Here are the details:

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I chose a diagonal row using striped paper, stars and twine. For each of these items, there are just small bits on my page...but they're there, fulfilling the challenge. I think sometimes people think they need to make a bold statement with the items. You don't. I'm just sayin'.
The design for this page was inspired by a sketch from Laura Whitaker at Scrappin' Around the Clock. You can see the sketch HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

#GirlSquad

Friday, July 7, 2017

Here comes kit reveal reveal #3 for The ScrapRoom!
Today's flavor of the month is "Girl Squad" from Pebbles.
In case you didn't know, The ScrapRoom hosts a couple of challenges each month, one of them being the Freaky Fast Friday Formula. This is what prompted the layout you see today. You can find out all about this challenge by visiting the TSR Blog.

I really love the colors in this collection---totally up my alley! I chose this photo from a beach retreat with my local scrappy friends. I love how the colors we're wearing and the sunset glow really coordinate with the colors in these prints. I also love the variety of prints and the fun theme---I mean, who doesn't love girl time, coffee and tacos? I even loved the title so much that I took advantage of the pre-made Thickers phrase found in my Extra Embellishment Kit. The only items that came from my own stash were the wood shapes and the post-it tab with the date (and this is actually from a previous TSR kit).

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!

Midnight Messenger

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Yesterday was Independence Day so I just want to start by sharing my American pride and say,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA!!!

And now, time to share another layout for The ScrapRoom
Today's flavor of the month is very timely for this holiday --- it's "Sweet Freedom" from Pink Paislee.
Red, white and blue are one of my favorite color combinations. So you can imagine, I'm a bit of a sucker for patriotic-themed collections. This particular one from Pink Paislee has a more grown-up feel to it than many of the other more cutesy ones out there. This led me to scrap these photos you see here of Paul Revere and his various memorials in Boston. It was a great collection to highlight the important role he played in America's history. The photos definitely took center-stage but the different patterned paper strips in combination with the stickers and die-cuts really help to capture the feeling. All that came out of my stash for this one is the journal card and the title (a combination of Thickers and a silhouette cut).

As always, 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.
Come check us out!

Right Here

Monday, July 3, 2017

Good morning! Welcome to another round of reveals from The ScrapRoom
First up for July is a kit featuring the "Oasis" collection from Crate Paper.
I started this page with one of the patterned papers in the kit as my background piece. It made for some nice subtle interest on my page which is overall pretty mellow in terms of color. I decided to do something fun with the other two pieces of patterned paper in the kit. Rather than just cut strips or blocks, I went to my Silhouette. I have always wanted to do an outline cut and fill with patterned paper. Since these photos were taken on Cape Cod, I went with an outline of the state of Massachusetts and filled with the stitched triangles print. The print of this piece is small enough to be seen and not cut off, and the colors are fairly monotone and not distracting to my photos. I then took the paper with the different colored circles to punch semi-circles, creating a border at the bottom and also placing a few above my top photo for unity. 

Most of the embellishments came from the FOTM kit or the Extra Embellishments kit. From my own stash I grabbed a little washi tape, a bit of twine, a couple of wood shapes and the chipboard Thickers letters.

I have to say, this collection was very much out of my comfort zone. But I really like how it came together and I LOVE how it makes my photos pop!

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. 
Come on...check it out...you know you want to!
 
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