Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Enjoy the Sunshine

It's my turn again over at 3 Scrappy Boys.  In case you don't remember, I am working with the July Add-On kit which consists of papers from #Summer by American Crafts and a cute one by Heidi Swapp. Here is what I created this week:

Isn't this the cutest photo of my niece?  I had fun playing with the hot pink, lime green and the hint of black!  The only thing I added not in the kit: the hot pink paper (it was so necessary for this), the white cardstock, the hot pink washi and the sequins.  Otherwise it's all from the kit.  

The main title was created with one of the script fonts from the Simple Stories DIY stickers and one of the transparency ephemera in the kit.  For the "enjoy", I found the green by itself got a little lost on my pink paper so I remembered a trick I used years ago (think pre-thickers days) where I learned if you are needing a vowel/letter that you've used all of them up, cut around the letter, with a little bit of white showing and use the negative of the letter/word.  So that's what I chose to do.  The transparency, again was a little lost so I stapled it to some white cardstock and fussy cut around the edge of the transparency. 

I was inspired by this sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy.  I turned it upside down due to the way my niece is facing in the photo.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find some time to enjoy the sunshine!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Birthday Boy

I'm really trying to be better at my blog posts.  For some reason, I always seem to forget to come post them here.  Today I'm up over at the 3SB blog sharing another layout I created using my July Add-On Kit. It features the American Crafts #Summer line which is full of fun bright papers.  Since the colors are such cheerful & happy I thought they'd be fun for this photo of my son on his birthday last year.  He chose to go to Red Robin for lunch and there was a whole girl's athletic team there who insisted on singing to him.  Carsen doesn't like to be sung to and he was quite embarrassed, hence the #embarrassed on my layout.
I loved this pre-designed background with the journaling block right on it.  I layered up several of the papers, stitched a few on, added the thickers from the kit and a few of the stickers from the DIY Simple Stories.  Since the top was a bit heavy I anchored it with the strip of dots from the bottom of one of the papers.  The only thing not in the kit on this layout was the little white alpha stickers.  Otherwise it's all in the kit!  

When I sat down to create this I was inspired by one of Laura Whitaker's sketches, as always.  Love her style!  Isn't it great?!  I might have to use it again rotated.  Love it!

That's it for today.  I keep hoping life will allow me to scrap more than just DT stuff but for now, I'm grateful I can find time for my DT stuff so maybe soon I'll have more time.  Hope you're having a great summer!  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

3 Scrappy Boys July Add-On & Back Porch Memories GDT sketch

I love this month's Add-On kit from 3Scrappy Boys!  The colors are so fun and colorful!  I love the embellishments and the papers!  It's fantastic!  Here is a photo of the kit and later this week will share a video showing you everything that comes in it.
July 2014 Add-on Kit

And here is a layout I created using this adorable photo of my 2 nieces that I love!
I created this by using the fun Doodlebug Washi Tape and creating a border around my cardstock, cut my papers by American Crafts #Summer line and added a few bits and pieces of the Fancy Pants Ephemera and stickers from DIY Simple Stories.  I used this amazing sketch by Page Maps created for BackPorch Memories.  Isn't it great?!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and check back throughout the month to see more creations using this kit.   Have a happy, scrappy week!