Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Foliage with IRS!

Heyyyyy y'all!

I'm bringing you some fall inspiration over on the Ink Road blog today.

I created these pages to finish up my 2016 October Daily & they were SO FUN!

You can check out all the details on how I created my wreath and custom OD day tags on the Ink Road Stamps blog.

All of the IRS stamps are so versatile. They work great on traditional scrapbook pages and pocket pages.

I hope this is getting you in the mood for some fall scrapping! Go check out more on the blog at the Ink Road!

Friday, October 13, 2017

All the feels with IRS stamps!

Happy Fri-yay, buds!

I'm over on the Ink Road blog with some amazing fellow Design Team members today for our Feature Friday. We are highlighting different ways to use the Compliments - Volume 1 stamp set. I created a scrapbook page.

Go check out my teammates' projects and see how versatile this stamp set is!

I also used the new Full Circle set from IRS for my background. I knew I wanted a subtle background, so I opted to DIY with a tone on tone look using two stamps from Full Circle, and O from the Open Alpha set and a small circles from Full Circle.

I used papers from Authentique's Darling Boy collection for the rest of the page.

 I stamped my sentiments and embossed in orange atop a smokey gray (I mean, yeh, GBO). I really am loving brights on dark backgrounds lately!

I used tiny foam dots to pop up my coordinating sequins. I also used some orange wool twine to add interest at the top of the page.

Those little perfect baby expressions are literally giving me all the feels. It's too much. These are some of Heath's 9 month photos and he is about to be 5?! Sigh. A baby no more. I can't handle it!

I had so much fun creating this boyish page for The Ink Road. Go get ya some stamps!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Home Wrecker - a Stuck?! sketch


I'm bringing a page today that I created with this month's Stuck?! sketch while I was at the Scrap Gals retreat last weekend!

Here's the original sketch:

Here's some details:

I altered this little tag because it was in the shape of home plate! That victory face is too much!

I love getting title ideas from Pinterest. My favorite way to find them is to search for "toddler tshirts"! I know that's strange, but I've found the best ideas from the snarky kids tshirts ideas there.

Used some washi and a sticker to bring the red to the top and tie it throughout the page.

PS - the Retreat was a BLAST! I got 7 or 8 layouts done & made some great scrappy friends!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 08, 2017

More Than Tacos - that's a lot!

Hey Friends!

I'm up on the Ink Road blog sharing a fun scrapbook layout today from our Mexico trip this summer.

I created green banners to bring the green out of the triangle paper, and stamped on pink, yellow and white strips to bring the colors down the black and white page.

I had this super fun series of jumping photos of my boy in front of a pyramid at the Chacchoben ruins in Mexico, and it was too hard to pick just one!

What better way to use the llama and cactus paper trends than with a Mexican travel themed page?!

Fun fun! Check out more details on the Ink Road blog & leave some love!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My Angel - a Stuck?! sketch

Happy hump day, friends!

Today I'm bringing you a layout I was able to create fairly quickly with a sketch from the Stuck?! blog & I LOVE it!

Here's the original sketch:

I just can't get enough of this baby's angel face! I snapped this pic in the doctor's office a while ago, and it's one of my favorites. You know how they're all extra snuggly and sweet when they're sick?

I combined some of my favorite wood grain paper with bright yellow which I fringed. I also used a sage green and tied in some cork color to compliment the wood grain.

 I love this tiny paper clip bow from Illustrated Faith - who says bows don't go on boy pages?

I cut the title from my Cricut. The font is a free one - Daydreamer.

I made a visual triangle with green bits of ephemera and cork bits.

I stamped the "you are lovely" sentiment from my Ink Road stamps. It is a single line, but since that would not fit on my label, I masked the bits I wanted separate, stamped the part I wanted, and unmasked before stamping, then did the opposite again! This is a great way to make a stamp fit where you need it.

Gray heart paper - Project Life
Yellow paper - Chickndiddy
Green paper - Heidi Swapp
Wood paper - Chickndiddy
Green leaf ephemera and green tag - My Minds Eye
Gray tag - Studio Calico
Cork geotag - Studio Calico
Cork banners - the Paper Studio
Bow - Illustrated Faith
lovely stamp - Ink Road Stamps

I had so much fun creating this page. Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Scrappy Besties - A Stuck?! sketch & a Sketch in Thyme PL sketch

Well it's been a min, huh?!

Seriously getting into my family's busiest season, but I've got to stay on track with my scrapbooking!

Today I'm bringing a fun layout I created with the most recent Stuck?! sketch.

Here's the original sketch:

I must've been waiting for the exact perfect STAMPS to create this layout. I used my new Beautiful Mess set from The Ink Road stamps shop.

Cheryl is someone I was paired up for a pocket pals Disney swap. Well, we sure hit it off over our love of Disney and scrapbooking, and not having anyon in real life who "gets" our type of scrapbooking! We talk almost every day! I was super excited to meet her and her family on our last Disney trip, and these are the pages documenting it.

I used some of the fun sentiments from this crafty set about my Scrappy  Bestie! I popped them up with foam dots around a cute Minnie frame.

I started out trying to do a red and white page, but I couldn't find enough red with the bright white. So I made my own background paper by embossing Minnie's bow in white on red paper, and I used my clearsnap smooch to color some white flower yellow to bring that bit of added color throughout the page.

We both agreed we do not love the photo, but we are memory keepers, and we realize it is important to tell the story anyway! We will just have to go to WDW again and take another!!

I used the little pushpin stamp to tab my hidden journaling card behind the photo.

I found this one final perfect blue flower to help bring that color to the bottom of the page!

I embossed the texture pasted castles with iridescent glitter, and I also stamped an iridescent glitter Minnie bow to math the background paper, but it apparently doesn't photograph well.

I love it!

So I also completed the corresponding pocket pages where I included photos of the boys playing together at Disney Springs.

I used a fun sketch from Sketches in Thyme Project Life to create a card for this layout.

It says "Dis BFF" as our boys took to each other well and quickly! So sweet!

Here's the original sketch:

Here is the card within the entire PL page:

And here's the backside, which includes my 4 year old's photog skills!

I"m still plowing through and playing catch up on my Pocket Palooza 100 days project. This was part of it. Not giving up!

Thanks for checking out my layouts today!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Perfect Day - a Lasting Memories page

Hey everyone!

I hope you've having a wonderful weekend. We have another wonderful challenge for you this week over at the Lasting Memories blog - to use florals in your layouts!

This is the 6x8 layout I created for this week's prompt:

I picked up this 6x8 Heidi Swapp paper pad at Tuesday Morning & thought it would be so perfect for our Biltmore photos!

I stamped these Stampin' Up flowers and embossed them and fussy cut to add to the floral aspect of the page.

I added my title of sorts on this turned up bit. I love titles usually, but this is a mini album, so I do not feel titles are necessary on every page since they're clearly within the same theme.

It ended up being a beautiful day that day after the rain passed by. We had a lovely no-kids trip to Asheville. The Biltmore is lovely.

I hope you will go play along with our challenge this week at Lasting Memories, and you still have time to play along with our other pattern challenges.

All papers - Heidi Swapp
Floral stamp - Stampin' Up
Perfect stamp - Studio Calico

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Fussy Cuttin' with IRS

Happy Friday-eve!

I just wanted a quick post about my layout that is on the blog over at The Ink Road. It's all about fussy cutting the new alpha stamps. Ahhh the new collection is so amazing. You should definitely go buy it! Very versatile.

Here's my layout:

Visit the blog at Ink Road Stamps to see more details and see how I patterned the outline alphas!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Cozy Cub - a PI prompt page

Heyyyy everybody!

I had a very scrappy Labor Day holiday, and am bringing you a new layout made during that productive day.  I used the Paper Issues prompt of "let's give them pumpkin to talk about" Ha! I love it!

So I made this fall layout for my little cub.

Ahhh not even a year later and he's so huge now! :(

I wanted the orange to compliment the tone of my photo, but I love a good kelley green, so I couldn't ignore those pjs. I think it's a little bit of a different color combination but I'm diggin' it.

I had to outline the alphas with a marker, as they were not standing out enough for me. I used the sequins to bring the green and orange together within the page.

I also added the orange twine to the green strips as another way to tie the color combination together. I seriously bought this entire pad of WRMK paper at Tuesday Morning, and I've scoured the package, and I cannot find the name of the collection?!

I am just loving this bear stamp! I use it on so many layouts. I embossed him with green to add to the green theme.

I am just sooo ready for fall! It's really felt a lot like fall this weekend, let's hope it stays that way. Watching my favorite team on tv as I type & I used my pumpkin lotion today. Fall is my favorite!

Orange papers - Craft Smith Co
Wood paper - Crate Paper
Green bits - We R Memory Keepers
Alphas - Basic Grey
Stamp - Hampton Art
Acetate piece - Cedar Lane by Pink Paislee

Thanks for looking & Thanks for the Inspiration, PI - I'll probably use that Issue theme as a title some time! haha