A Card from Scraps

I can’t throw anything away. I save scraps, possibly even pieces that are too small, hoping I will make something useful from them. Today I made a card from scraps and used the Sketch N Scrap card sketch #151.

So this is the sketch I used. I turned it, but I think you can still see the original theme of the sketch.

Three different pieces of patterned papers. I kinda like the weirdness of the different prints together, a bit romantic or nostalgic a bit. Anyway. The stamped image is by Unity Stamps. I used circle punches to make the rings by punching the smaller punch first then sliding over the paper where I made the hole with the slightly larger punch. The gems are actually lighter for real, couldn’t get the shading right for the photo. Hope you get an idea of what it looks like.

It’s always nice to have some general cards ready to send. This can work for a nice little message to a friend for what ever occasion arises, or just to let them know you are thinking of them. Taking the time to send a “paper” note is way better than just a digital email or text, don’t you agree?

I’m excited to have been picked to be the Featured Scrapper this month at Sketch N Scrap – my page that I entered in July was selected, what an honor! Check out their blog – really great selection of scrapbook layouts and CARDS! I encourage you to go and pick a sketch and make something!

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Bubble Bash in Tempe

For these fun little photos of the great grands I used the Sketch N Scrap sketch #180 again. It has been fun and challenging to find all 7 layers and figure out the dimensions.

Except for the solid, all papers were found between two pads – DCWV and Recollections. Title letters cut with Cricut. Added some leftover circles from where DD cut out a die on alcohol ink over photo paper. Added one Rainbow Drop.

Photos of Christmas at St. Joe’s

This layout was created with two challenges in mind. One was the Christmas challenge over at A Cherry on Top. I also chose to use Graphic 45 as the main manufacturer. Being a G45 junkie I have plenty, and what you see here are only scrap pieces!

I picked this sketch (#180) from Sketch ~ N ~ Scrap. It all came together so well. I have these two photos left over from my 2017 Christmas photos and had figured I just wouldn’t ever get any thing done with them. Until these challenges!

My paper pieces are too big. My photos wouldn’t cut down any more for me. My title got out of hand. But – you should be able to see my inspiration using the sketch. I sponged all the paper edges with a ColorBox ink pad, ‘cocoa’, and it was old. It was still inky but the pad was ever so crumbly. I got those crumbs all over the place. As soon as I was sure I didn’t have anymore edges to ink, that pad went into the trash. Titles was cut with Cricut Explore Air and the sub title strip on the G45 sticker was cut right out of an old bulletin.

Sweet Baby Girl

This layout was fun to put together. Always great when I have a lovely sketch to start with, too.

Check out this sketch today at Sketches in Thyme blog!

I played with watercolor paint, added a stamped image with some heat embossing, and die cut the title with Cricut Explore Air. I also used some metal bits for the stamped words, punched hearts and a die cut filmstrip.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a marvelous time filled with some happy moments you want to scrapbook about!

My Birthday Lunch

This was the perfect sketch to finally scrap my birthday luncheon with my daughter this past year. It is a Sketch – N – Scrap sketch (#179).

When I went looking for papers to use I thought about the red and black theme because of the restaurant. As soon as I spotted this floral by Carta Bella I wanted it. It is part of a recent order of florals I made through A Cherry On Top.com. This is the first one I’ve used from that batch. Do you ever do this, buy pretties then hoard them? Anyway, I kept the rest of the pieces solid since the floral is so busy.

Color quality seems a bit off and I tried to fix it, didn’t word too well. The bottom two pics my dear daughter slid in there as I was returning from the sushi bar. I used them because it shows the inside of Sakura well.

I don’t know if your birthday is coming up soon, or just passed, but whenever it is I wish it to be a very happy one!

My 4 Sweet Girls

Following a sketch from Sketch N Scrap blog I had a good time putting this page together. When ever I look for photos for a sketch challenge I try to match the size and orientation whenever possible. These two are from a set of pics taken at a restaurant so I’m sure I will make a companion page with some of the others. These worked together as they are my precious girls, between the two pics they are all accounted for.

I took some liberty with the added elements but kept the main sketch. Some of these elements I used are pulled from odds and ends, like the glitter strip. I cut the strip from a scrap I had recently used and still had out, where I was intending on using a ribbon.

The flourishes are stamped and heat embossed. I enjoyed making this page. Of course, gazing on these happy faces is always a delight. The added fun came as I scouted around for the additional goodies to add on.

Thanks for stopping by. I wish you lots of loving memories with your family and friends.

Sweet Baby Boy

Here is a page I did using a sketch from Sketch – N – Scrap and two photos from 2016 of my great grandson.

I swapped the locations of the title and journaling. Look at the photo on the right and please tell me if he looks like any 5 day old baby you have ever seen. This sweet and precious fella was delivered naturally by a 5 foot one inch mother weighing in at 10 pounds 5 ounces. Thankfully, both were, and are, healthy. This is another layout for the 8 x 8 album I have been building for him. Although a bit over due, hopefully he will still enjoy looking through the pages himself some day.

I am happy to have been on a scrapbooking streak, and thank you for stopping by to check out what I’ve been creating. Please visit the challenges at Sketch N Scrap for lots of inspiration.

Two Days Old

My sweet great granddaughter!

I drew my inspiration for this layout from “Let’s Get Sketchy” for the sketch and from “A Cherry on Top” challenges for using washi tape. This is also entered on Facebook for the RG Avenue Community challenge to use one of there sentiments, which I used as my title

This is the first Baby Page I’ve made with this pack of Kaisercraft. Not the first page I made with the photos of this precious new baby girl, because I had lost this pack – for a few months now. Crazy. Just found it yesterday I am relived to announce.

As you will notice I used the paper pattern as my upper right triangle in the sketch. It is so pretty. My washi tape strips are vertical rather than vertical. The flowers are colored with Spectrum Noir pencils and fussy cut. Hum, just noticed I forgot to paste down the word sticker in the upper left of the photo. Hopefully the “Sketch Challenge Police” won’t arrest me. I may have to add it because now all I see is that missing piece.

so, thanks for taking a peek at my page. Hope you check out the challenges and get scrapping your own memories with your dear photos. Be save, you are one of God’s precious people!

Using Your Stamps with Scrapbooking

Do you have a favorite way to used stamps when you create a scrapbook layout? This whole month at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges blog focused on stamping on layouts.

When I was introduced to rubber stamps around 2005, it was to make greeting cards. However my world of making memory pages for photos expanded. I began to make my own embellishments to add to the pages where I used to add stickers or simple cut shapes. That is probably my favorite – stamp my own embellishment for my pages.

This sweet face, smiling up at the camera in the sun, is for my last offering to Lasting Memories blog as their guest contributor with the design team. First I stamped directly on the base page, the borders over and under the photos. The bird and flowers were heat embossed with gold detail powder from Nuvo, water-colored quickly, and fussy cut out to use as my embellishments. I die cut the greenery, added some pearls and a bit of doily. Then for the title, I stamped a sentiment from rubber stamps with the same color of ink I used for the border, drew around it with gel pens, and fussy cut it for this page.

It was a beautiful day we spent with this precious child. Having these photos is good, of course, but having created this scrapbook page for an album is even more delightful. What a joy for me to flip back through the many pages and get that loving feeling we spent together. She is 7 years old now and the beautiful moments continue, but because children grow so fast it is nice to view these glimpses of her over the years. She is the sunshine in my life and I am thankful for her. I see God’s love for all in that sweet and joyful face.

Thanks for popping in to check out my post. If you are a scrapper, I hope you have found some inspiration. For more inspiration, please click over to the Lasting Memories blog, lots of crafty fun and inspiration will be found there.