Cards from Scraps - April Edition

Monday, April 24, 2017

It's card sharing time!

This one is made with a couple of Silhouette cuts (the circles and the title) and some scraps from The Simple Stories "Faith" FOTM kit.

This card using some Echo Park scraps was inspired by sketch #20 that I found HERE, at Freshly Made Sketches.

There you go! Now go create some cards of your own...you know you want to!! 😉

Wonders of the Sea

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hey! Happy mid April to you! 
Time for the second challenge of the month from Scrap Our Stash!!
This one is sketch with a twist...
Create a layout inspired by this sketch...

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 ...and add an item from your stash that starts with each letter of the word - FLOWER.
This is what I chose from my stash:
F - fish (puffy stickers)
L - liquid pearls (Nuvo Drops), layering, letters
O - orange
W - washi tape, white
E - enamel dots,eyelet, Echo Park
R - red, Ranger ink (for edging) 
I hope I have inspired you to join us over at Scrap Our Stash. There is always a great prize up for grabs so be sure to link up if you create a layout using the sketch with a twist challenge!

We Are Family

Friday, April 14, 2017

One more for April...
today's flavor from The ScrapRoom features a collection from Fancy Pants---"Family & Co."

This layout follows the Freaky Fast Friday Formula, which is a monthly challenge feature at The ScrapRoom. Follow the blog link above to find out more.
This kit was absolutely perfect for scrapping these photos of a Thanksgiving gathering several years ago. Sadly, I often take these group shots but rarely do they make it to a page. This collection from Fancy Pants finally made it happen! I loved the colors, the variety of patterns, the cute houses and all the other little goodies. With the embellishment kit, you also get a huge selection of puffy stickers which included the key, several hearts and the dots. It made creating this page so easy!
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!

Magic This Way

Thursday, April 13, 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 "Magic and Wonder" from Echo Park.
This kit has a nice selection of what I call "solid prints" that make a good base for getting your layout started. I chose the yellow w/ white stars and the tone-on-tone red stars for my base, added my photos and then more printed paper for accents.
My favorite piece is the Jumbo Dot print. I used it to punch circles and create a fun banner on the left side of my page. A little secret here....The Jumbo Dots are on the back of the red star print. Since a large portion of this is not seen due to photos and other papers on the right side, I measured and cut out what isn't seen so I could use it elsewhere (ie., punch the circles from it).
The title is a Silhouette cut file. The journaling was typed and printed from my computer and then cut into strips.
For the full step-by-step recipe and instructions to create this layout, all you have to do is become a subscriber to The ScrapRoom!

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!

When In Doubt

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Are you ready for The ScrapRoom flavor reveal #2?
This one features the Simple Stories "Faith" collection.
(Sketch inspiration comes from the Paper Issues blog. You can find the actual sketch HERE.)

This collection is so beautiful! I went with a full sheet for my background (I am a sucker for woodgrain). I embellished the floral corner with a butterfly and "popped up" one of the yellow flowers by layering another one on top of it. I absolutely loved layering all these pretty prints! Between the stickers in the kit and the additional embellishment kit, I created this whole page with only the small alpha stickers from my own stash. AND I have lots left over for more!
Spiritual pages are hard for me to do. Not because I don't believe in God...I'm just more private with my faith. This page caused me share a little bit about what's inside my heart. It was kind of therapeutic, in a way. Like I needed to create this one. God works in mysterious ways, 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.
I hope to see you there and thanks for stopping by!

You Make My Heart Smile

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hello April!
A new month means a new round of flavors for The ScrapRoom!
First up is this lovely flavor of the month kit from American Crafts, "Little By Little".
(Inspiration for this page comes from a sketch I found HERE on the Paper Issues blog)

I love the large floral print in this collection! My mind immediately went to this photo of me and my mom taken last Mother's Day in her yard with roses from her garden. I really wanted to showcase this photo and this kit definitely did the trick! I made use of a couple of the edge pieces too (that strip at the bottom that usually has the UPC on it). I love when manufacturers put a full 12" print on the other side. It's like having another printed piece for free! The colored cameras on the right and the navy w/ tiny white dots on the left are both strips from the edge. The die-cuts and the wooden buttons added the perfect finishing touches.
 The title and the white scribble circles behind my photo are both Silhouette cut files.
I used a little mist on the background before getting started and I added a few Nuvo drops at the end for just a touch more yellow.
The label came from my stash but all the die-cuts and buttons are from The ScrapRoom kits.

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!

The Magic Is Real

Sunday, April 2, 2017

There's a new challenge up at Scrap Our Stash! Here is what I created to meet the challenge...
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I used the left vertical row---border punch, stitching and the color yellow. The zig-zag stitching was actually already drawn on the journal card. I went over it with embroidery floss and extended it a bit.
These photos were kind of the leftovers from our trip...the random ones that didn't really go with anything else but I still wanted to scrap them. I kept the design real simple---basically a pocket page but without the pockets. I've managed to hoard a lot of the Simple Stories "Say Cheese" collections so I put some of it to good use on this layout.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my page. If you are inspired by this layout or would like to participate in the challenge, hop on over to Scrap Our Stash!
 
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