Saturday, June 22, 2024

Old Port Layout

Another layout from our long weekend up in Portland Maine. Loved being able to wander around the Old Port area checking out the shops and restaurants.  I am continuing to use the Lake Life collection for the layouts from this weekend.



The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Close To My Heart. 



I converted the sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11". I also converted this from a 1-page layout to a 2-page layout to work with the additional pictures I had. I added some of the Mix-In papers that coordinate with the Lake Life collection for this layout. The title was die cut using a set from my stash. The chevrons came from a punch in my stash along with the embellishments.






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Portland Maine Weekend Title Page Layout

Spent last weekend up in Portland, Maine with Mike and Meghan. Had not been up there since the girls were little so this was a really fun weekend. Could not wait to start scrapbooking the memories from this long weekend! Did this layout during Monday's Scrapbook with me using the paper from the Lake Life Collection from Close To My Heart released through Stampin' Up.




The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Close To My Heart. 


I converted the sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11". I also decided to just work with the left-hand side of the sketch for this title page layout. I changed the orientation of the photo from portrait to landscape and moved the title block down to work with this. The title was cut on my Cricut. I added some embellishments from my stash to complete the layout.







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Friday, June 21, 2024

March 2024 Monthly Recap Layout

Catching up on my monthly recap layouts during a recent Scrapbook with me. 


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



I converted this sketch from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" for my current album size. I also modified the photo sizes to work with the layout size change. I pulled out some retired Flower Shoppe paper for this layout. The title and chevrons were cut using my Cricut. I added the dotted circle elements using a circle template and black marker. I added some embellishments from my stash to complete the layout.










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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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