Sunday, April 23, 2017

coloring eggs - 1988

I went back a few years to scrap these photos of my kids coloring eggs back in 1988.  Scrapbooking wasn't around until my kids were in high school, so I have a lot of old photos that were rescued from magnetic photo albums and are waiting to be scrapped.  Every so often I take a break from scrapping current photos and get a few of these old ones on layouts. 

I kept this layout pretty simple, with paper strips and punched borders.  I stamped and colored the bunny and fussycut the eggs from some patterned paper, then cut the title with my Cricut. 
This page is for the Lasting Memories challenge to use bunnies, chicks or eggs on your page.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Scenic route - Chief Joseph Highway

Last summer we were lucky enough to take a two week motorcycle trip out west and see parts of the country that we had never visited before.  One day we rode the Chief Joseph Highway on the way to the Bear Tooth Highway.  Wow, such scenery!  Absolutely beautiful weather and a beautiful ride. 
We have a ton of photos from our trip, and I'm slowly starting to get some of those scrapped.

For this one, I used a sketch from Creative Inspiration and the current challenge from Use Your Stuff, to use eyelets or brads. 

That map paper from Pink Paislee was just perfect, because it covers Wyoming and Montana, which is where we spent the greatest part of our trip.  The journaling stamp is from American Crafts' Go Now Go line by Shimelle.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Scrap Our Stash Challenge

 This month's sketch/word challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to use this sketch and also an element for every letter in the word FLOWERS.

Here's my page using the sketch and a few photos from our visit to the Ark Encounter last year.

I used (F)ancy Pants, (L)edger paper, (O)ctober Afternoon, (W)oodgrain, (E)cho Park and (R)ubons. 

Floral card with Cricut Explore

I tried something a little different with this card.  Instead of using a stamped image, I used the "write" function on my Cricut Explore and a rose image from the Anna Griffin Elegant Embellishments 2 cartridge.  The image was drawn with a fine tip black Cricut pen and then colored with colored pencils and gamsol.  The sentiment was stamped and I added a few tiny sequins.

The background paper is from Bella Blvd. Illustrated Faith.  I still need some practice with shading with the colored pencils, but I do like the softer look when compared to my usual Copic coloring. 

This is for the current challenge at Shopping Our Stash (use a rose on your project) and the card sketch challenge at Stick It Down. (see sketch below) 

  April Card Sketch 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Shopping Our Stash + Paper Issues Challenge

The current challenge at Shopping our Stash is to use punches and/or die cuts on your project.  I used a really old slot border punch on this layout, and wove some narrow blue paper through the punched slots.  I also used my Cropadile to punch some holes and added eyelets to thread the jute through the border strip.

I also used this page for the Roll the Dice challenge at the Paper Issues Facebook community - use two tags and six stickers.  These two adorable guys are my grandsons, who are either best buddies or mortal enemies, depending on the day, LOL!  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter bunny pillow box

I'm playing along with a few die-cut challenges this week, and the blog hop challenge from Creative Inspiration, which starts here.  I made this Easter bunny pillow box with my Cricut Explore, using the pillow box from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 and the bunny from Mr. Egg Head.  (Both are in Design Space).  I just added a couple of google eyes and drew on the whiskers.

This is for the Easter challenge at Fantabulous Cricut and Bitten by the Bug 2.  Now all I need is some Easter candy to fill this with!

Spring planting?

The new challenge at Lasting Memories is to use the word "spring" in your title or journaling.  I scrapped these photos of the grandkids playing in our newly tilled garden last March.  Their favorite type of gardening.....playing in the dirt, LOL!