Cards from Scraps - March Edition

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Short month + lots on my plate + very little time = One Card.
Sometimes that's just how it goes. 

I do really like this one though!
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Happy Girl

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time for some sketch inspiration from and for The ScrapRoom! You can find the sketch on the blog and also on our group Facebook page HERE.

This is my layout using one of the March Flavors Of The Month (FOTM):
This is Photoplay Paper featuring the "Rhapsody" collection. My first thoughts on seeing this collection was kinda retro, 70's era, free-spirited. With this in mind, I turned to one of my childhood photo albums and found these photos fo myself at the beach. I scanned the originals and did a little minor editing before printing them. I was sad to learn that I couldn't really sharpen them or enlarge them to any extent. Just brighten them up a bit and print at essentially the same size. I guess it just goes to show how far photography has come in my lifetime.

I left the sketch pretty well as is. The only part I really changed was to eliminate the additional pieces of patterned paper peaking up from behind the main photo block. Items from my own stash are minimal---just an eyelet, some twine, a couple wood shapes and a cut title. 


I'm super happy with how this page turned out. Probably not a collection that I would have chosen on my own but it totally works here. And I'm thrilled to have scrapped a page about little ME!

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!


High Flying Adventure

It's time for the mid-month challenge at Scrap Our Stash!
We have a sketch + word challenge for you...this month's word is CHARM.

Here is my layout...
Here is the sketch and further challenge details....

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WORD = CHARM
Create a layout inspired by this sketch and add an item from your stash that starts with each letter

of the word - CHARM

My breakdown goes like this:
C - camera, circle tag, chipboard title
H - hearts, Heidi Swapp mist, hexagon print paper
A - arrow, American Crafts
R - red
M - machine-stitching (using thread from my stash)

I made just a few changes to the sketch. I flipped it horizontally which was directionally more appealing for my larger photo. I used two additional smaller photos instead of one square photo. I moved the title toward the top and added a journal spot below my large photo. The rest is pretty much the same. I machine-stitched a large circle this time. My go-to move often is to eliminate the circle...but this time I kept it and braved the machine! 

I hope you feel inspired to get busy creating your own version of this challenge. You can check out more DT inspiration at Scrap Our Stash. You can also upload your link there for a chance to win!

Bonjour!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Good morning! It's that time again when The ScrapRoom brings you the Recipe Pages! Each designer gets to create a doulbe page layout with an assigned Flavor of the Month kit. Mine is this lovely kit from American Crafts, "Oh Lovely Day" by Dear Lizzy.
**Full step by step instructions are available for this layout and all of the recipe layouts when you become a subscriber
to the The ScrapRoom kits**

I fell totally in love with the B side of the paper titled "Up and Away". I wanted it to make a large statement on my layout, so I cut it into a big circle. I have the large circle cutter from Creative Memories (one of the best purchases I ever made). The floral print and the houses on the sticker sheet drew me to these photos from a trip to France a couple years ago. I think the colors of the buildings work really nicely with this collection.

The flower print chipboard and phrase stickers were easy embellishments!
The alpha stickers are from my own stash. I cut "Bonjour" with my Silhouette.
I love these little buildings! Such a perfect fit for my layout.
More chipboard and phrase stickers...
My favorite photo. Can you guess why? 😉
I really love how this collection of embellishments came together. The only thing I had to add was a bit of twine!

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!

Happy Day

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Good morning! Are you ready for spring? I sure am which is why this layout makes me so happy! 
It features a collection from Echo Park called "Celebrate Spring/Celebrate Easter". 
It's one of the March FOTM kits from The ScrapRoom!
I love the bright colors and cute animals. That multi-colored dot paper (called Jelly Beans) has got to be my favorite!

I kept the design pretty simple here, going with a sketch I found on the Paper Issues blog. I used mostly stickers for the embellishing and even for the title. The entire sticker sheet was part of the March Embellishment Kit. Made this page come together so quick and 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!

True Friends

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hello! Are you ready for my first March flavor reveal from The ScrapRoom?

Well, here you go!
This is Crate Paper "Chasing Dreams" by Maggie Holmes. This kit came with some pretty die-cuts and buttons. The layered butterfly came in the embellishment kit and I love it! Probably my favorite thing on this page (besides the awesome ladies in the photo!). 

The color scheme is a little more muted but still very present. I find a lot of my photos are very bright so I chose to convert this one to black & white. What I was capturing here was the friendship though, so the details of the photo didn't matter (such as what color jacket was I wearing or was the sky blue that day).  Black & white is not my preferred style of photo, but sometimes it just works better.

Inspiration for this page comes from another sketch I found on the Paper Issues blog. You can view 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!

So Smitten with our Kitten

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hi there! 
I'ts time to welcome a new month and a new challenge at Scrap Our Stash.
It's back to Tic-Tac-Toe for this one---which I love!

Here is the layout I made featuring some cute kitty photos...
These photos were taken nearly eleven years ago! I can hardly believe our beloved Lucy has been with us that long. 
Ahhh, how time flies.

Here is the Tic-Tac-Toe board for March:

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I met the challenge with the top horizontal row---charm (I used two, metal fish and word "meow"), striped paper (which looks like lines but the actual name is "striped paper"), and washi tape (I used three different ones).

These papers goes way back....all the way to 2006! It's from Pebbles Inc. and has been in my stash FOR-EVER!! I even have stickers and die-cuts. I pulled a couple things from my Bella Blvd Riley collection kit (yellow print paper for tag, green tab sticker) but the rest is from Pebbles. 

The design was inspired by a sketch I found on the Imaginisce Blog. 

There you go! Your March challenge plus inspiration. Visit Scrap Our Stash to play along! 🍀
 
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