Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beach Time

Well I have fallen behind on the sketches I was doing.  But this weekend is a 3 day weekend, woohooo!!!  I hope to be able to catch up on some of them.  This page I created was from Wendi's Sketch #5.  I used Fancy Pants Nautical for this page of our trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The twist for the sketch I will admit I almost forgot about, woops!  I had to add it in when the LO was complete.  It was to add some kind of critters.  I'm not a stamping person but I remembered an old stamp I had of an alligator and never used, I knew it would be just perfect.  Of course just one wasn't enough so I kept going :)

If you haven't come by to play along with the sketchathon I hope you will.  There is a lot of inspiration up and much more to come!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happiness Found

Hey there scrappy friends!
Today I am sharing a layout and sketch I posted on Sunday for the Sketch-a-thon that is going on over on the message board. We are posting a new sketch every day and would love to have you join us!

Here is the sketch I created:

                                 and here is my layout using Elle's Studio Everyday Moments:

                                                             Here are a few close ups:

      Hope you will stop on over to the message board and check out all the other wonderful sketches!

                                                                      Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eat Cake

Hello and good morning...

One thing that I never seem to run out of, or scrap all of is.... birthday photos.. If you are like me, you take a TON of birthday pictures- from the cake, to the present opening, just the birthday person, and even at their meals.. LOL... there's just no way to scrap them all.

I finally printed off some pics of my little one from her second birthday and am trying to attack getting them scrapped. The Jillibean Birthday Bisque line is perfect to get those photos on the page.

I added some misting with my stencil at the top and bottom of the page, and then added some enamel dots in the holes punched:

I also used a Jillbean mini placemat and then colored in the number TWO to highlight her birthday number:

So don't let those birthday photos sit any longer.. get them scrapped!!!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring= Muddy Messes!

When the snow starts to melt, we get mud.  Lots of mud.  Why is mud so fun?  I have no idea....but it keeps my kids entertained and I don't mind throwing their clothes in the laundry!  So I let them play!

I don't usually mix and match lines, but I did a LOT on this page!  I used products from the Amy Tan Plus One, Dear Lizzy daydreamer, Crate Paper Styleboard, Studio Calico Lemon Lush and Wanderlust collections!  I love how the background paper looks like rain drops!  That's why I chose it!  :)

For each photo, I just added some bits of paper behind and clusters of embellies on top of each.  I layered vellum, chipboard, die cuts, stickers, and even some wood veneers. Then topped it all with some machine stitching in black.

On my title letters, the black alphas were just too dark, and I wanted them to look more muddy, so I used white ones and stamped them with some grey and brown inks.  And I LOVE those gold foil leaves from Studio Calico!

I kinda like the bright springy colors of this page contrasting with the MUDDY photos!  :)  And there is a lot more mud out there still!  :)  but at least the flowers are starting to poke through in some spots!


**************ARRIVING THIS WEEK*****************

The new Echo Park Capture Life collection will be arriving THIS WEEK!  Look for it in the store Wednesday or Thursday.  This is a GREAT everyday line, and also comes with dies!! 

There is also a black and white version, too, great for background or just contrast to the bright papers in the first collection.

***************Weekly Giveaway********************

Weekly Giveaway!

For a chance to win a $10 credit to the store, leave a comment on each blog post this week.  I will choose a random day and then a random commentor on that day to win!!!  Winners have 7 days to claim their prize.

Last weeks winner is:

Congrats Kim!  Contact me at to claim your credit!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sketchathon & Sunshine!

Hey there, My Scraps fans!  Missy here.  Have you checked out our April Sketchathon yet?  We're hosting this over on our boards all month long...a brand new sketch presented every day.  Here's a sketch I created the other day.  It has room for 9 small photos, or you can use just a few and use paper or embellishments in some spots.  You can even use larger photos if you wish.

Here's how I used the sketch.  I used five photos and then embellished the other squares.  The good thing about this sketch is it's great for using up your scraps!  I used some Pebbles products for this.

I added some pop dots to this title piece and layered some paper and thread under it.

A few fun layers underneath the photo make it stand out a little more and helps to bring in more color around the page.

A few buttons here and there give it some interest...these button is from a pack I found at Walmart ages ago.

A added a few cord butterflies around the page, too. 

We hope you'll come join us this month!  We're having a great time, and there are prizes to be won!  Hope to see you there :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Missy :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

WARNING! Wild Things spotted in the Area!!

That saying was a perfect fit for this little boy! He is something else and I found that the Fancy Pants Be Different collection was made for all of the photos I have of him. I love that I could use this Halloween picture with this line and not have to use traditional Halloween papers. The title 
WILD CHILD  could not be more fitting though I love him to pieces!!!

For this one layout I incorporated so many different embellishments...

a sticker for here

alpha stickers from here

two cards from this...

a button from this set...

my title from the ephemera pack...

and a ticket...

I loved adding all of these fun little extras to these great Fancy Pants papers!!! I hope you grab your stash and get some playing time in this weekend! Have a great one!!

- Tammi

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Boys Rule

One of these days I might finally get through all of the field day pictures, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.  The kids are just so cute, I way overdo it on the photo taking of all the fun they are having getting soaking wet and competing against each other.  Crate Paper Boys Rule worked very nicely for these photos.  I wanted to give the green in the paper a bit of a bolder look so I added in some color with my Gelatos.  The kids class shirts were quite bright! I've been taking advantage of the sketchathon for my inspiration.  This was sketch #6 by Lisa.

 To get the arrow look I used my Jillibean Soup Placemats as a stencil.