Last set of Layouts from the Scrapbook Challenges Event

***Warning – This post is photo heavy*** In order to get the rest of the layouts from last month posted quickly so I can move onto this month’s reveal at Let’s Capture These Sketches, the last 4 layouts from last month are all in this one post.

I had a lot of fun working with this next sketch. I ended up rotating it 90 degrees and using 2 photos instead of 1. I also relocated the title to suit my layout. Here’s what I came up with for Sketch SS03:

I used the Pink Paislee Daily Junque line and used the patterned paper to create a nice scalloped border and the flower I pieced together. Fun line to work with. 😀 Here’s the fab sketch I got to use:

For the next one, I went CAS again. The sketch already was pretty clean, but I straightened out the wavy lines and added a bit flowers and glitter. Here’s my take on Sketch SS12:

For this one, I stuck with Crate Paper’s Emma’s Shoppe. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. I added stickles to my flowers. Here’s the sketch I worked with for this one:

Next up is a departure from my norm once again. One of my goals for this year is to scrap “real life” so not just the happy moments but real life stuff that happens. So, I scrapped about what happened this last Winter and how we found out Matthew had Lyme Disease. I used sketch SS07:

Simple Stories Destination papers and Life Documented stickers. G45 metal flower, paper flowers and brad. Maya Road trim and Pink Paislee green alphas. Here’s the sketch I used:

This last one I did for fun. The sketch looked really interesting and had a lot of possibilities, so I really liked working with it. I decided to go with Matthew being…well, Matthew! lol This super photogenic little guy poses for pics, but then when he’s had enough starts making funny faces. I guess he was quite distracted by the baby, cuz I managed to get tons of fab photos before he started sticking out his tongue and being goofy (normally it’s soon after the first pic). I scrapped most of the other photos, so I figured I might as well scrap this fun photo too. 😀 Here’s my take on Sketch SS14:

October Afternoon 5 and Dime papers, stickers and chipboard. Here’s the super fun sketch:

TFL!

Hurry! Hop on, Mom – Layout

For this layout I combined the July color challenge (with a twist) on Paper Secrets with a gorgeous sketch#88 by Ness on Let’s Capture These Sketches.

Be sure to stop by these great sites for some fun and inspiring challenges! Let’s Capture These Sketches features a new card and layout sketch each week. Card sketches are usually posted on Fridays and Layout sketches are posted on Saturday. Hope you stop by and play along! Paper Secrets features 4 new monthly challenges which are posted on the 1st of every month and all entries are due by the end of the month. This month, we have a color challenge, a manufacturer challenge, a card sketch and a layout sketch! Each completed project that is posted to the gallery gives you one entry for the monthly prize…a $25 gift certificate to the PS store!

These photos are from when Matthew was 2 and Madison was 3. They were pretending that the Earth was melting and they built a rocket ship to the moon. Surrounded by these toys…their space craft…they urgently yelled for me to hop on before it’s too late! I teasingly told them that there wasn’t any room, so Matthew frantically tried to grab and shift some objects to make room, not realizing that all he was doing was making it more cramped. He soon gave up. If you look closely at their faces, you can tell Madison didn’t find my teasing so amusing especially when Matthew gives up his expansion efforts and I tell them, well, I guess I have to stay here and fry. lol

Materials:

October Afternoon Rocket Age 12×12 cardstock papers
OA Rocket Age chipboard sticker
OA Rocket Age Miscellany
OA Rocket Age diecut stickers
Stickles
Webster’s Pages Storytellers Alphas
Inkssentials White opaque pen

Adhesives:

Helmar Adhesive runner

TFL!

Projects Created with For the Record by Echo Park

There’s a great site called Sketches4All that I visit frequently. The people there are great and the challenges are a lot of fun! Well, I won SGOTM (Sketch Girl of the Month) for March and Fia sent me Echo Park’s new For the Record paper pack! When it arrived early this month, I was soooo excited! The papers are vibrant and beautifully designed, which is no surprise if you’re familiar with Echo Park’s wonderful, high-quality papers. The paper pack comes with twelve 12×12 double sided papers, one 12×12 element sticker sheet and one 12×12 alphabet sticker sheet. Of the twelve cardstock papers, there are 2 that have a pattern on one side and the other side is divided into four 6×6 sections…perfect for cards and tags! There’s another sheet that is patterned on one side and has cutout border strips on the other and lastly, there is one sheet that has a pattern on one side and cutout journaling cards on the other side. They really thought of everything! I loved working with this fabulous paper pack. Thank you Fia!!!

So far, I made one layout, one card and one tag. I still have at least 5 sheets that I haven’t cut into yet and plenty of scraps for several projects. I adore the diecut sticker images that come with this set too! I’ve set most of those aside for a journal I’ll be working on later this month. 😀

This is a tag I created for Michelle’s challenge group on the site. It’s based on the first April tag sketch and features a diecut sticker that I turned into a ribbon slider by making a couple of simple cuts:

This card was created for the rolled paper technique challenge in Khristen’s group using the colors Rosey posted for a challenge. The handmade flower was very easy to make and I hope to post a tutorial on it in the future, along with other flowers I’ve made on past projects:

This layout was based on Fia’s first April challenge for the Get Sketchy group. All stitching is done by hand since I do not have a sewing machine:

Thanks for looking!

Materials:

Echo Park For the Record Collection Kit
Sei ribbon (on the tag)
May Arts ribbon (on the card)
jeweled brad from my stash
Stickles
Black Bazzill cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
DMC embroidery floss

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Tools:

Fiskars border/edge punch

To play along with these and other fabulous challenges on Sketches4All, CLICK HERE!

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