Saturday, February 3, 2018

Stick it down online crop

Last weekend Stick it down hosted an online crop.  I tried to play along but life had other ideas for the weekend.   Saturday 1/ 27 Danielle and I did a couple hours of service with another scout troop working on their Silver award.  Sunday was church and run club.   Good thing the deadline to submit layouts ran through the week and into this weekend.

I did manage to get BLIND Scrap challenge done on the day it came out.

 1 portrait and 1 landscape 6x4 photo.
2 Patterned papers(12x12)
2 cardstock (one is backing and won't be seen)
ribbon
small embellishments
a large monogram letter.

Instructions.
Cut along the diagonals on both patterned papers making 2 large triangles.
Adhere to backing cardstock with the right angles on top left and bottom right corners.
Mat each photo with plain cardstock.
Cut a circle the size of a saucer from remaining cardstock.
Ink around this circle if desired then place in top left hand corner so that it goes over the edge.
 Trim off excess pieces.
Cut out monogram letter of your choice to fit in the middle of this circle.
Adhere monogram in centre of circle.
Take 3 pieces of ribbon about 5cm long and fold in half.
Staple or use a brad to adhere these to the corner of your photos.
Adhere photos to page.(portrait in the top right corner and landscape in the lower left hand corner, under the monogram circle.
Add journaling or title to the lower right hand corner.


I also got the double page sketch/ tic tac toe challenge done last Saturday too


I used the center row across with the sketch below


to create this fun Halloween layout



This Friday I managed to get in one more challenge with the Grab 5

Here is the list of supplies you need to include in your layout: a stencil, stamping, alpha stickers, sequins and this sketch.

I flipped and rotated the sketch as it didn't want to cover up all the cool stencil work.
  I also used a larger photo as it had to have the whole finger in the frame.
I made my own stencil and texture paste. Stamped element is the journaling lines on the arrow


The stencil work reminds me of the shape of the blade on the mandolin that cut Eric's finger and all the round dots look kind of like the texture of a band aid.  By far this is my favorite layout of the crop.  Wish I could have got more done, maybe next time 

Glad to be back to it.  Hopefully I'll be able to sneak in a few more layouts during the super bowl


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Hanging up the scissors at lasting memories

I thought I could make it till the end of the year over at lasting memories, but I just haven't been getting much crafting time in.  So I've left a little early but have no fear as I will try and play along when I can and I the team just added a fabulous new designer too.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Lasting memories Holidays/traditions - with more than 2 photos

In keeping with our theme - December Holidays/traditions - create a layout with more than 2 photos to use up that stash of holiday photos.


I'm almost through all of my Christmas themed Kits.  So excited about that as I'm trying to work my way through a year and a half worth of TSR kits.  I'm going on a kit diet after my Birthday, so starting February 1st instead of New Year.  No new kits or product except solid base card stock.
  Going to get creative and us my stash for the next year.

.  I'm stepping down form the design team at  Lasting Memories but will be there till the end of the year so come join me for some holiday fun

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lasting Memories recipe for November 19th

This month at Lasting memories we have been utilizing  recipes to create our layouts.  I'm all for recipes when trying something new or pushing outside of my comfort zone, but I find that I have a hard time sticking to them exactly.  So for the November 19th recipe of  2 photos, 2 different fonts for title, 4 patterned papers, 5 buttons, 1 ribbon/trim/twine, 4 die cuts and sprinkle with mist I altered it to fit my needs and to work with the items I took to retreat with me.  I could have probably have misted but that would have required extra table space which was at a premium at the retreat. Space in case of over misting and then somewhere to let it dry so I could keep working.  I also didn't carry buttons or twine with me as I tried to pack light and stick to the kits I've accumulated in the last year.  I think I'm done with purchasing kits for a while.  Need to work through the ones that I have.   


If you have the chance to join use this week feel free to alter and adjust the recipes as needed

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lasting Memories Recipe for November 12th

This month at Lasting memories we have been utilizing  recipes to create our layouts.  I'm all for recipes when trying something new or pushing outside of my comfort zone, but I find that I have a hard time sticking to them exactly.  So for the November 12th  recipe of 1 large photo, 3 patterned paper, a pinch of wood veneer, a dash of Chipboard pieces and sprinkle with enamel dots I left out a few things, but also did something I haven't done in a while.  I merged two picture together to create a panoramic photo of the kids canoeing in the field behind our house.



Come whip out a recipe this week with us and don't let a few ingredients hold you back


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

More retreat creations with Creative memories supplies

So I just posted my TSR kit creations from retreat and now I'm sharing CM product creations.  Basically I only took kits or bundles of product with me to Camp cascade.  The goal was to travel light and have less supplies to work from to keep me focused and not digging for something I think I might have.  Definitely  sped up the process, but also left those that have borrowed scraps and bits from me in the past without a pipeline.







Camp Cascade Scrap retreat with TSR kits

I just got back from a fabulous scrap retreat at Camp Cascade, so if you live in Oregon or even Southern Washington I suggest you check it out.  We had around 30 ladies there and I got so much done in the 3 days there.  The company was great, scenery fantastic the rooms are comfortable and the food enjoyable.

So here is some of what I got done with my kits from TSR:



















I'm working my way through a year and a half worth of TSR kits.  I'm going on a kit diet after my Birthday, so starting February 1st instead of New Year.  No new kits or product except solid base card stock.
  Going to get creative and us my stash for the next year

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thank God for Crops

I can't tell you how blessed I am to have been able to attend a fabulous croptoberfest this past weekend.
I've been on overdrive with all of the life activities that having an active family brings, so it was nice and  refreshing to do something for me.

If you haven't been to a creative Memories crop that feature Paper Buffets and Project recipes I highly recommend attending one.  The awesome thing about the paper buffet is that you can pick and choose papers from different paper packs without having to commit to a whole pack.  So I pulled some of the ones that caught my eye to work with.  Utilizing the project recipes  takes the guess work out of cutting and assembling background.  Then all that was left was to stick down the photos.  Fast and simple.

So here's what I got done at the crop:  I'll showcase the CM paper and project recipes that were part of our crop.

Sugar Plum 

Made with Love

I  wanted to use the Recipe card as my journal space but it was on the flip side of my back ground paper, so I situated the cut so that it would be hidden by the top layer.  Also did the same with the cranberry cardstock.


This layout used papers from both Hocus Pocus  ( black and whit stripe and aqua w/dots) and Cake my day  ( paint splatter and diagonal stripe) which I grabbed during the buffet. 
 The colors coordinate so well that you wouldn't know they are from different lines.  Love the versatility 


Now for the layouts I did with TSR kits and Project Recipe layouts:
Carta Bella Christmas Delivery FOTM kit 12/2016

 Bella Blvd. Illustrated Faith FOTM kit 12/2016

MME Hello Gorgeous 3/2016 DS kit


And last but not least a Creative Memories Exclusive Croptober paper and cardstock layout and a sheet from Go, Fight, Win!
using this sketch from Stuck Sketches



Thanks for making it to the end of the post with me.  
Now to keep the creative juices following and crave out some more me time