Monday, June 20, 2016

Yoda Hat Layout and Using up Scrap Pieces


Today I am sharing a quick layout.  Although this is overly exciting, I like this layout.  I used up a bunch of random pieces I had from a DSP pack.  I also used up some random cut out pieces of October Afternoon on this layout.  Since I don't use Whispering White cardstock for background paper often, I think it's one of the reasons this layout makes me so happy.  It's clean but yet has a lot going on.  

The whole layout was focused around my son wearing his Yoda hat....cause who doesn't like Yoda!?  I was able to use some old Christmas alphabet up on this layout.  The letters were red and green, I picked out just the green ones, and I'm pretty sure you would never know they are Christmas letters.  The ink splatters are done with my favorite set Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  

More using up things, I used up these mini flowers that I had forever.  I'm not really a flower person but I think they worked on this layout.  I also used some brads in my layers!






I used the Stampin' Up board to create the lines, it's a long retired item from Stampin' Up but I like to pull it off the shelf and add some interest to a layout.  

Thanks for stopping by today!
Michelle

Friday, June 17, 2016

Layout option with Patterns paper and Solid circles

Do you have a layout that you always go back to?  I do.  Circles.  I use a lot of circles.  Circles are easy.  I can use punches or framelits to cut my circles.  I have tons of sizes to chose from.  EASY, right? I love using my tools and getting my money out of them.  Circles are one of the first punches I bought, and the first set of framelits I bought. Stampin' Up came out with another framelit set of stacked circles that is on my want list.  I know I will get the use out of them as well! 
  Using circles makes this an easy layout to do time and time again, especially if I get stuck for an idea.  This layout works for any patterned paper, I simple match my solid cardstock to the colors in the pattern paper.  For a twist, you could do the reverse....use solid cardstock as the background, then the circles cut from patterned paper.  Here's another idea, use scalloped circles instead, or do a mix of scalloped and regular circles!   That's what so great about this layout, you can switch it up, and it will never look the same from one layout to another.  With different colors, background choices, one page or two page layouts, it will always look great AND is easy to do! This is one that I rotate in my scrapbooks a lot!  I hope it gives you inspiration to add it to your layout rotations.


I used kraft for my background.  I love kraft so anytime I can use it, the better!  But white would have looked nice here too! Or a colorful pop on Black would look great!  


I like to ink the edges of my circles.  Also popping some up with dimensionals gives it some nice added interest. 


This is a great layout for scraps!  Use up that DSP!!!




I hope you enjoyed the layout!  Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Get ready to scrap those camp layouts!


Summertime is in full swing, I think most school systems are out across the US for the summer now.  And summer camps now begin!  This is a layout of The Davidson College Basketball camp that my son did, I think 2 years ago....has it been that long??!!!!  


This was one of my favorite embellies that I made using framelits and stamps.  It is a polaroid framelit.  I have any more pictures to use, but decided this would be the perfect place to make a stamping "scene".  I ended up having to stamp this twice....my first attempt while stamped nicely, I realize the angle would NOT work for a ball to actually go into the basket...so I had to restamp it again, positioning the ball up higher on the paper, so it appears to be dropping down into the basket.....like a perfect basket!!! ;)



This is a pretty simple layout but I was able to fix a lot of pictures on it.  I make faux "wood pieces" on the background, with just ink and a stamping marker. 


I made the banners out of left over scraps from the Designer Series Pack with my banner framelit.  







Pretty simple but a fun layout.  What camps are your kids attending this summer?  
Michelle

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Splatter Happy Father's Day Card with Bella and Friends Stamp set

It's Father's Day card time.  I wanted to use some of my new Stampin' Up stamp sets out of the new catalog.  Bella and Friends was one of my favorite stamp sets from the catalog, who doesn't like cute puppies?? 

This stamp set was perfect to use for Father's Day! We have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that adore my husband. Here they are:


I used my misti to line up the Happy Father's Day sentiment perfectly!  This stamp set is from the Guy Greetings set. The colors for this card was from the ColourQ challenge:



I stamped the sentiment in Basic Grey ink along with the puppy in the Bella & Friends stamp set.
I used Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Marina Mist on this card for the card challenge.
I also used the theme of Father's Day from:

This is the one layer card challenge from Less is More, one of my favorites:
This week's theme was splatters.  I LOVE splatters and keep my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on my desk since I use it so much.

I did this card on water color paper so I took my aqua painter and added some smears, I loved seeing the ink blend and mix. I didn't want to mix all the splatters and make the card "muddy" looking, so I had to be careful where to use my aqua painter.  








I wanted to do something on the inside of the card, so I added this image from Marquee Messages on the inside, also done with my Misti.  My kids are excited to give this card to their dad.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the other cards in the challenges.
Michelle!!!



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