Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My First Design Team!

I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen as a design team "decorator" over at the 2 Broke Girls Challenges blog!!

This is a scrapbooking sketch challenge site themed around baking and sweet treats, what a great combination!

Each month I will be hosting a challenge on the forum in which a random winner will be chosen and awarded a small prize.

Please head over to this great website, sign up and follow along.

Don't forget to introduce yourself in the forum on the welcome page and tell them where you came from.

Here is the layout I created for the design team call:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

LOAD Catch Up!


Today I used a sketch from a new challenge site I found called 2 Broke Girls Challenges. The paper used was a combination of Echo Park Dots and Stripes and a little bit of CTMH Dream Pop. The "enjoy" title is Heidi Swapp purchased from Michaels.


A very simple layout today using CTMH paper line Victory.
Today I made the left side of a 2 page layout for Hilary's school album. To make the school albums easier to complete I make the exact same layout for every year only changing the paper. The left side is built on an upside down CTMH True Fit Folio so I can put a lot more pictures and interactive stuff on the inside. I was totally inspired by Heidi Swapp and her Memory Files. This gorgeous paper I used is CTMH Lucy. I cut the title out on my Cricut with the CTMH Artiste cartridge.
This is the right side of the layout I started yesterday. On this page I used a Heidi Swapp sticker word and a Project Life Childhood edition journaling card.
A very simple layout because I think the picture speaks volumes. CTMH Dream Pop paper used here along with an Ali Edwards stamp. The layout design is Shimelle Laine once again.
This layout was made to accompany a layout I made in February about the birth of my nephew in Vancouver. I used CTMH Chantilly paper, kraft borders, burlap ribbon, outdoor denium chevron ribbon and the title is an Ali Edwards digital printable from Designer Digitals.
Stay tuned for more!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LOAD 6 and 7


Today I wanted to scrap some older photos so I pulled out a some paper from Pink Paislee, the Indigo Bleu line.


For the prompt today I wanted to use a lot of pictures from varying events and times so I decided to use Project Life pocket pages.  I also a little leftover Dream Pop paper, some Simple Stories Vintage Bliss cardstock stickers and Heidi Swapp alphabet.

See you tomorrow with another layout!

Monday, May 6, 2013

LOAD 513 Days 2 through 5

Today I am playing catch up on posting my LOAD layouts. I made a few extra this weekend because I was playing along with International Scrapbooking Day challenges over at Big Picture Classes.


Once again I used the new CTMH Dream Pop paper line only available in May. I really love the this paper and am having a lot of fun playing with it. This layout design came right from CTMH as part of the kit and I followed it pretty closely.

I also tried my hand at some embroidery that I saw Amy Tan do in her Signature Series idea book. I love the way it turned out and plan on doing this a lot more.

Products used:

Dream Pop paper kit
silver shimmer trim
slate polka dot washi tape
slate ink
pink glitter gems
My Mind's Eye bakers twine


This was another Shimelle Laine layout I got from The Hitchhikers Guide to Scrapbooking.

Products Used:
Dream Pop paper kit
Dear Lizzy die cut cardstock shapes

After I completed the layout I decided to add a 6" x 12" flip flap so I could include a few more pictures from the day.
Products Used:
Dream Pop paper kit
black letter stickers

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

LOAD 513

Today is the first day of LOAD 513!!

In preparation for my 31 days of scrapping I created a bunch of "naked" layouts so all I will have to do is choose photos to put on them each day based on the prompt given to me by Lain. I created most of these layouts using Shimelle Laine's Perfect Collection class, some from her class The Hitchhiker's Guide to Scrapbooking and two created by CTMH artists. To make these layouts I used the new Dream Pop paper line from Close To My Heart that is only available for the month of May with a qualifying purchase.

the cardstock in this paper kit

13 single and double page naked layouts made from a single paper pack with a few sheets of paper left over
naked layout #1 using a sketch by Shimelle

All I added to the naked layout was a photo, a few paper strips tucked underneath, a title sticker and a heart for embellishment. That adorable "love" sticker is from Heidi Swapp's new line at Michaels that I just bought last week! The heart I used is a simple chipboard heart I have had in my stash for years but I covered it with the new paper so it would match perfectly.

Stay tuned for more layouts!