Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This Place

Happy Wednesday!
Lisa here today to share a layout I created of my son at the fair on a ride with a bunch of his friends. I can't take credit for the photo, since I snagged it off his Facebook page.
I used Fancy Pants Everyday Circus for this fun layout:

                                                      Here are some close ups:

This is such a fun line to work with!
Enjoy your day!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Swim Time.

Hello and good morning...

I have to say, I am SUCH a sucker for scrapping anything summer related. It always just makes me happy. I scrapped this photo of my little one swimming with her uncle. He was so good with her, and he and my sister gave me some much needed laying out time at the pool while they took her for a swim.

I used the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine line for the page.
I went circle crazy with my sewing to added some texture on the white circle, and then added some OA alphas for my title work, they have GOT to be my all time fave mini alphas...

I also used several of the sticker elements from the collection and stitching around the whole page:

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

Coming SOON!

I will start with some store news!  I just got a notification that Crate Paper Notes & Things, Studio Calico Brighton Pier, and maybe some more will be here by the end of the week!  Check your email for the newsletter!!

What do you think of the new updates to the blog?  Sketch DT member Nadine has been cleaning up the place and bit and it looks GREAT!  She also did a little makeover to the My Scraps Sketch Blog, too!  You should check that out and Fridays sketch, too!  There is an awesome Bella Blvd prize up for grabs!

*********** Layout Share***********

I have noticed a big "rainbow" trend lately, so I decided to use some papers layered in ROY G BIV order for my page.  I used some Echo Park Capture Life, and Studio Calico South of Market.  And I think selfies were just made to go inside frames!

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Have a fantastic week everyone!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Birthday Fun with Jillibean Soup

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here with you today :)  Have you been over to the My Scraps Sketch Blog today?  There's a new sketch up, and this is the layout I created using it.  

Sometimes I don't know where my ideas come from.  I saw the sketch and started browsing through my photos.  I always have a lot of birthday pictures, so I picked four that featured my daughter with various family members.  I decided to use some of the Birthday Bisque line from Jillibean Soup.  I love bright colors, so this one was perfect.  I mostly used the stamps from this collection...oh my goodness are they awesome!

I used the big numbers stamp to create the background.  I used watercolors to paint in each number to created a rainbow effect.  I love how it turned out!  The yellow background sheet was a random sheet from my stash, and I drew the long rectangles, outlined them with black pen, and used gelatos to give some colorful smudgy shadows.  The rest is bits and pieces from JS...and more of their stamps.

I just love the nickels and sticker buttons!  And the bits and pieces contain lots of fun arrows.  So great for layering and adding interest.  

More stamping, buttons, arrows....and my title.  I cut "birthday" on my Cameo and watercolored it blue.  The yellow "Fun" is the JS Beanboard Alphas.

Here's one more close up of the other side of the layout.  More fun goodies!  I tell you, the stamps were so much fun to use here.  You can really get creative and created your own embellishments and/or backgrounds.

Be sure to check out today's sketch as well as the My Scraps Store!  It's still full of goodies, and SO MUCH MORE is on its way!  You won't want to miss out on what's coming :)

Have a GREAT weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Missy :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Beauty

Last year we had such a wonderful opportunity when the broadway musical Beauty and the Beast came to town.  Autumn and I made a girls night of it and I think watching the look on her face throughout the show was just as fun as actually watching the show.  I used Fancy Pants Me-ology to create this page of the snapshot we took from the night. No photos allowed of the performance so we settled for one with the program.  You can't tell in the pictures but she made sure she was wearing her Beauty and the Beast flip flops.

Here is a close-up of some of the great elements that come with this collection.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

California Girls

Hey there scrappy friends!
Lisa here today to share a fun layout I made using Chic Tags Cloud 9. I am loving this collection, so many fun embellies and their paper is just awesome!

I used a photo of my daughter and I from 2010 when we took a family vacation out to California. 

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Beach Love

Hello and good morning...

I can't believe it's already July 15!!!! I am such a summer chick I don't want summer to end at all. I scrapped this photo of my lil one at the beach, taken over spring break. The water was still pretty cold, but the older kids weren't shy about going in the water, but my lil one stayed back with me on the sand, and she built sand castles.

I used the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine line which I have completely fallen in love it. I want to take more summer photos, just to use up the line.

I used several sticker elements as embellies through out the page:

and created my own banner with fussy cut pennants and stitching:

I honestly love the slightly rustic feel of it with the Woodgrain paper and  the realistic Blue Skies paper.

So in case you haven't checked out the collection, you totally NEED it... really!!!! There are also lots of solid papers that go with the collection to tone things down also.

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day