Saturday, June 8, 2024

Classic Cars Layout

I love classic cars so was very excited to get to go to the Marlboro Car Show this past weekend. They have this set up along Main Street in Marlboro with all kinds of cars up and down the street. Mike, Meghan, and I had so much fun checking out the different ones. I love looking for the odd-man-out style of car - one that you do not see too many of at the show. I was especially excited to see some Ford Thunderbirds there from the 1950s. My favorite car is the 1957 T-bird with opera windows and was especially happy to see one of those there!



The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Sketch Savvy. You can see this sketch along with others here.



This layout was a challenge I did for myself in that the supplies I used for the patterned papers and die cuts came from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin' Up. I wanted to see how I could use what are typically card making supplies for a scrapbooking layout.

I converted the sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" to work with my current album size. The photo sizes were converted to work with the new layout size. I used some die cuts for the circle and journal box elements. The branches were some die cuts from the kit that I cut in 1/2. The title was cut on my Cricut. I added some Basic Grey and Smoky Slate Pearls along with some White Diagonal Trim ribbon to embellish the layout.








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Friday, June 7, 2024

Our Time Layout

So Mike and I have recently gotten into the habit of having breakfast out on Sunday mornings before going to the grocery store. We have been trying to check out different local breakfast places each week. I did this layout during a recent Scrapbook with me.



The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from ScrapRoom. You can see this sketch along with others here.




I converted the sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" to work with my current album size. I also changed the orientation of the photos from horizontal to vertical and the sizes to work with the layout. I used the Nature's Sweetness DSP for the patterns along with some Pebbled Path and Pecan Pie cardstock. I used the Spotlight on Nature dies to cut the circles. The title is a combination of small sticker letters and die cut letters from my stash. I added some In Color Jute Trim to embellish the tag.









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Graduation Cap Card

I find it hard to believe but my niece, Claire, just graduated from high school and will be heading off to college in the fall. We recently went to her graduation party and I made this grad cap fold out card for her. I found the idea on Pinterest and modified it a bit for her.




To make this card I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut to 8 1/2" x 4 1/4". I did a gate-fold with it so I scored it at 2 1/8" on either side then folded the sides into the center. I also cut the following pieces of paper:

- 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Cherry Cobbler
- 3" x 3" Basic Black
- 4" x 4" Basic White
- 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Basic White
- 2" x 1 1/2" Cherry Cobbler
- 2" x 3/4" Basic Black

In addition I pulled some black glitter paper from my stash to 2 3" x 3" pieces.

I cut one of the 3" x 3" black glitter pieces in 1/2 diagonally along with the 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Basic White piece. I took 1 of each of these triangles and cut it in 1/2 along the long side. These will be used for the graduation gown "collars".




I adhered the white smaller triangles to the black glitter smaller triangles then to the front side of the gate fold on the card.


I made a tassel using some black and white twine. I wrapped the twine around 3 fingers a few times until I felt like it was thick enough. I used two of the ends to tie together around the top of the loops then cut the other loop to make the fringe. I added an extra piece tied through the top of the loop to hang the tassel with. 

I attached the 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Cherry Cobbler piece to the 3" x 3" black glitter piece. I poked a hole through the center then using a brad from my stash I attached the tassel to the cap. I adhered the 3" x 3" Basic Black piece to the back of the cap to cover the brad.



I folded the 2" x 1 1/2" piece of Cherry Cobbler in 1/2 lengthwise and used this to attach the cap to the card. I used the 2" x 3/4" piece of Basic Black to cover the top 1/2 of the Cherry Cobbler piece.

I stamped Congratulations from the Something Fancy Stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on some Basic White and then using a coordinating die cut cut out the sentiment. I added a small piece of Basic Black that I hand trimmed as a mat for the sentiment layer.



This card worked out great and was a fun way to share some graduation wishes with my niecce.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Meghan's 26th Birthday Layout

Another layout from last week's Scrapbook with me events. This one if from Meghan's 26th birthday dinner out. As usual they picked our favorite local sushi place - Yama Zakura. This was a fun layout to do and worked great for using up some more of my stash of Stampin' Up paper. This layout used paper from the retired Moroccan suite.



The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Page Maps. You can see this sketch along with others here.



The sketch was converted from 12"x12" to 8 1/2" x 11" for my album size. The photo sizes were changed to work with different layout size. The title numbers were die cut using a set from my stash. I didn't use any other embellishments with this layout due to the busyness of the patterns I chose to work with.






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Monday, May 27, 2024

February 2024 Monthly Recap Layout

Catching up on some 2024 layouts during my Scrapbook with me events. Completed this layout last week and used up my stash of Florence paper for this one. Loved how the colors and patterns in this paper worked with the photos from February.




The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Page Maps. You can see this sketch along with others here.



The sketch was converted from 12"x12" to 8 1/2" x 11" for my album size. The photo sizes and number of photos were changed to work with different layout size. The title was cut on my Cricut with an image file I found. I added some pennant banners and buttons for embellishment on the layout. 







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Friday, May 17, 2024

Just a Trim Layout

I didn't realize how long it had been since Nicole last had her hair cut until she went to get it done recently. I know for the years she did dance we kept it long to make it easier to wrap up into a bun but since then she really has not had it cut. I think she had at least 12" taken off this time. I love the look of it at her shoulders!



The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Rochelle Spears. You can see this sketch along with others here.
 


This sketch worked great for using up more of my stash of the Skylark collection. I modified the sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" for my current album size. I also changed the sizing of the photos. I added some additional color to the base White Daisy page using Lagoon Exclusive Ink and a blending brush. The title is a combination of die cut letters and some small letter stickers from my stash. The twine, enamel dots, and sparkles are all from my stash.







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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Lead The Way Layout

I completely understand how my husband feels when he follows me around a craft store for what seems like hours after going with him to a local home improvement store! I just took a few pictures of him checking out the tool section and knew I wanted to scrapbook this!



The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Alison Davis. You can see this sketch along with others here.
 

The sketch was changed from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" to work with my current album size. I changed the sizes of the photos to work with the changed layout size and changed the number of strips as well. The layout uses papers from the retired True Gentlemen DSP pack from Stampin' Up. The embellishment clusters are stamped using the retired Nailed It stamp set from Stampin' Up. I stamped the images in Memento Ink and then colored in using alcohol markers. The title is a combination of die cut letters and small letter stickers from my stash. I finished off the layout by adding some faux-stitching using a ruler and black marker and added some enamel dots as well.









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