Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Pirate's Lair Awaits!

Do you like pirates?  I do, thanks to Johnny Depp and all those Pirates of the Carribean movies.  Fueled by the fact that I have boys and we have watched them all...multiple times!

Okay, so this layout isn't exactly about pirates, but it does point to Disney's very own pirate playground.

***Echo Park Happy Camper collection***

Guest sketch artist Emma Straface provided this sketch for us at Scrap Our Stash.  The stash part of the challenge is to include a banner.

I didn't change much from the original sketch.  Used a 4x6 photo instead of one 4x3...and I did not cut my photo in half as suggested by the sketch.  I moved my journal card to the right...I just liked it better there.  And I changed the angle of my smaller accent photo.

I love this little banner punch that I purchased through Stampin' Up.  I use it more for cards but it works well on layouts too.

And there you have it...another Disney page for the book.  Or books, as it may turn out!  Don't forget to come join us at Scrap Our Stash!

Monday, July 13, 2015

CREATE - July Issue

Has the suspense been killing you?  Well wait no more...
the July issue of CREATE is finally here!

The talented ladies at Scrapbook Generation have put together another stunning issue full of layouts, cards and other projects for your viewing pleasure.  As a design team member, I am proud to once again be creating layouts for this amazing magazine!

Here are a couple of sneak peeks at a two-page layout for the summer theme:

And this is a peek at a single page layout for the journaling theme: click on over HERE to read the complete issue and see full reveals of these pages created by Me!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Are you excited?

I know I am!  

The July issue of CREATE magazine will be coming to your favorite electronic device very soon!

Here's a peek at the cover.  Layout by the ever talented Allison Davis!

Stay tuned for the complete reveal!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Hello!  Time yet again for a Scrap Our Stash reveal!

***Studio Calico Here+There collection***

Here is the challenge:

What I used:
P - pictures, punches, polka dot, pink, princess castle
H - heart (wood), handwriting
O - orange, olive green, opalescent Stickles
T - twine, tag, tape, teal
O - old October Afternoon rub-ons, odd number of photos
S - Studio Calico, stars, scallops

My layout is inpired by a page created by one of my favorite Disney scrappers, Susan Stringfellow.  You can find the inpiration layout and her accompanying sketch on her blog, Sketch Savvy.
 I put some crystal Stickles on the heart and a couple of the stars for  some opalescent shimmer.  The "Once upon a time" rub-on was a hidden treasure I found in my stash from October Afternoon.

I used the negative of this punch to create a tag.  Dimensional adhesive between the layers gives the shadowing effect.

A "hidden" Mickey here, with the enamel dots.

That's it for today.  Now head on over to Scrap Our Stash and play along, OK?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Aim High

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a layout inspired by a sketch from Ashley Horton.  She is our guest designer for the latest challenge at Scrap Our Stash.

***My Mind's Eye Adventure collection***

Here is Ashley's sketch:

As you can see, my page definitely took on a more masculine feel.  As I'm plowing through my Disney photos, I just wasn't seeing the hearts working for any of the photos I had left.  So I decided to see the hearts as a vertical element and that translated to vertical strips on my page.  A little secret here...I used a 6x6 paper pad, which means I cut my papers and hid the ends behind the photo block to make them appear longer.  One of the many things I love about 6x6 pads!

Most of the sketch stayed relatively the same.  I used two photos and matted them into a block. Mine are just vertical instead of horizontal.  The title shifted to the left a bit. I used twine to create a whimsical "circle" around my photos rather than the stitched circles shown on the sketch.

We were also challenged to use the scraps from our layout to create a card.

As I mentioned, I used a 6x6 paper pad for the layout.  I gave myself a little bit of creative liberty and created a card using any of the paper scraps I had from this particular paper pad.  The bonus is that these papers are all double sided, too!  I was inspired by this card sketch from Case This Sketch!

That's it for this reveal.  I hope you can join us at Scrap Our Stash!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

To all who come to this happy place...


*** Fancy Pants Memories Captured collection***

Scrap Our Stash has a new challenge up!

I'm loving these stash challenges!  Aren't you?
Here is what I pulled out of my stash to match each of the letters:
B - buttons, border punch
R - retro camera, railroad station (photo)
A - arrow
D - doily, die-cut title
S - striped paper, scallops, strips of paper

I would've never thought of this collection as being very supportive of Disney photos, but I have been amazed.  I have used these papers and the ephemera pack on several layouts.

Once again, I am inspired by the talented Susan Stringfellow.  The layout that inspired me can be found here at Creatively Savvy.  What really drew me to this one was the long cut title...which I lifted!  Of course, the photo is very much like the one I had and I really liked the overall design of her I pretty much lifted the whole thing.  With different papers/products and a swap in photo/title placement.  I just love her work!

Ok, you know the drill.  Head on over to Scrap Our Stash and play along!

Monday, May 18, 2015

CREATE - May issue is here!!

Time to open up the latest issue of Scrapbook Generation's CREATE magazine and devour all the goodness that lies within!

Here are some sneaks at what I created for this issue...

Two-page layout sketch:

Card sketch:

Tag sketch:

Manufacturer challenge - Paper House:

Enticed to see more?  Head on over HERE to view CREATE in it's entirety.  You won't be disappointed!