Happy Holidays

Monday, December 11, 2017


Hello again! Today I have a layout featuring a collection from Simple Stories called "Very Merry". It's one of the December Flavor of the Month kits from The ScrapRoom.
This layout was created using The ScrapRoom's monthly sketch. You can find the sketch on their website by clicking the link above. I rotated the sketch counter-clockwise. I did this primarily because my photos were horizontal, not vertical as they are in the sketch. That, and I just wanted to be different! 

Simple stories is always a favorite of mine. The colors, the variety of prints, the sticker sheets...there is always such a great assortment of things to choose from. And if you get the embellishment kit, there are chipboard pieces to give you even MORE choices. I managed to create this entire layout using NOTHING from my stash. Well, except the cardstock base. I swapped out the black for vanilla, but that's just personal preference. And the best part? I still have a lot of the kit left to create more stuff!

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.
TTFN🌲

FALALA

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Good morning and welcome to the second reveal for this month!
This page features "FALALA" from Crate Paper. It's just one of the four December FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom.
LOVE the muted colors of this collection! It really gives you a lot of room to play and lets your photo take center stage. I splattered white cardstock with coordinating red and green before getting started. I chose a single photo and cut some different sized pieces of patterned paper to layer beneath and help to frame it. I knew right away that I wanted to used the "festive" print (with FALALA on one side) as part of my title. I chose to box cut the letters individually and create a banner. I used both of the adorable paper clips included in the kit and also the glitter frame, which I layered over the snowman card, and the acetate snowflake. From the embellishment kit, I chose a few of the phrase stickers. I love the soft feel of this page. It makes me feel cozy inside!

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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Make It Merry

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HELLO and welcome to December!

It's time for a new round of Flavor of the Month kits from The ScrapRoom. Incidentally, it's also my last month working with them. For personal reasons, I have decided to step down from the design team...at least for now. 
Anyway, without further ado, here is the first kit featuring Carta Bella's "A Very Merry Christmas" collection.
This collection reminded me of old greeting cards my grandma had tucked away in a shoe box. Very reminiscent of a time long ago. To be honest, I wasn't sure what direction I was going to go with this particular kit. Placing any "current" photos on this just seemed like it was going to be out of place. But, then I stumbled upon these and the colors seemed right...so I went with it. 

I kept the design pretty simple while still managing to including bits and pieces of nearly every print in the kit. I made a couple of tags and tucked them behind the larger photo. I cut apart a die-cut frame and used it as a border element peeking out from behind my photos (red stripe scallops). The enamel dots were a great way to add a little interest to the layout, along with a few wood stars from my stash. In the end, I really like 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 you've enjoyed the first installment of the December kits. Be sure to come back and see more in the coming days!

Breaking TWO

Thursday, November 16, 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 Pink Paislee "Turn the Page".
I love the hexagon print in this collection and wanted it to make a bold statement on my page. So I decided to fussy-cut it (although this wasn't too fussy at all!) and use it as a lead-in to my layout and also a place for my long title. From there, I cut 12" strips in a variety of widths from the remaining patterns to create a place for my photos to rest.

The inspirational chipboard pieces are what really led me to my photos. I had a goal to beat 2 hours in a half marathon event and at this race, I did it. "Trust the Timing of Your Life" and "Believe You Can" pretty much sum it up!  

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. Also, as a TSR subscriber, you get access to all of the recipe layouts complete with measurements and directions for assembly.
So come check it out. You won't be disappointed!

Look What's Cooking!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hello again! Today I have a layout featuring a collection from Carta Bella called "Welcome Home". It's one of the November Flavor of the Month kits from The ScrapRoom.
I used the Freaky Fast Formula to create this page. I layered several of the cuts to the left and then worked my photos toward the right. This collection from Carta Bella has a very warm and home-y feel to it. The "homemade" tag made me think of home-cooking which drew me to these photos. The colors in this collection really complimented them nicely, don't you think? I used a few die-cuts in my fotm kit and also added some stickers from the embellishment kit. I love how it turned out!

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.
TTFN🍂

Hello Fall

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Are you ready for some autumn love? Well, I have just the layout then!
This page features "A Perfect Autumn" from Echo Park. It's just one of the four November FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom...and also probably my favorite 🍂
As a runner, I get out in the elements nearly every day and fall here in Oregon has been spectacular this year. I take a lot of photos while I'm out to share on social media. Sometimes I scrap them too. So when I saw these papers, I knew just what photos I wanted to use. The yellow leaves and my blue jacket...this collection was MADE for my photos, right? 

Echo Park does not disappoint with this one---so perfect for scrapping all those fall photos. I love how they paired the orange, yellow, red and browns with the turquoise blue. It just makes everything pop. They really complimented my photos nicely and I loved adding the cute woodsy animals to my page.

The design for my layout was inspired by a sketch I found at PageMaps. It's one of the October 2017 sketches and you can find it HERE.


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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Our Running Adventure

Monday, November 6, 2017

HELLO and welcome to November!
It's time for a new round of Flavor of the Month kits from The ScrapRoom. First up is this kit featuring American Crafts, the "Star Gazer" collection by Dear Lizzy.
This collection from American Crafts had a nice variety of prints to play with. The theme of the collection led me to these photos. Although we are not star gazing (it's actually early morning), the photos are dark with silhouette images which feels more like sunset than morning! But, if you think about it, the sun is a star, right? The dark blue and the star print played well into my photos as did the flair and some of the die-cuts. It totally worked!

The design for my layout was inspired by a sketch I found at PageMaps. It's one of the October 2017 sketches and you can find it HERE.

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 you've enjoyed the first installment of the November kits. Be sure to come back and see more in the coming days!
 
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