Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Scrapbooking Outside the Pocket

Oh my poor little blog, I've neglected you so!  That doesn't mean I haven't been creating, though.  Last month, I took part in my first online workshop through Big Picture Classes, and it was so much fun!  The workshop was taught by Monica Bradford and was titled, "Scrapbooking Outside the Pocket".  We explored different ways of using pocket products/journaling cards in our scrapbooking.  Here are some of the pages I created:
This was the first page I made, and I thought it was a little plain - no real embellishment except the tone on tone arrows.  But, it's starting to grow on me!
I really love this one!  It's also very simple, no real embellishments, but the bright colours really make it interesting.

More brights.  This time my pocket products were Silhouette die cuts.  They all started as cream coloured cardstock, but then I brayered ink over all of them to get this bold look.  Love that die cut feather!

This is what Monica called a T-design.  Once again, very simple, only die cut arrows for embellishment, but the T-design is really unique, so it looks different from every page I've ever done. 
During this workshop, I placed a Close to My Heart order, and decided to get some more pocket cards.  The idea for this page was to layer embellishments on our cards.  I've got some decorative brads, a wood veneer accent, some inked Pink Paislee hearts, and an apple cut from another journaling card.  I even did some stamping in there!
Here I decided to try the tone on tone background that I've been seeing everywhere.  I love this simple grid design - it works perfectly with a single vertical photo that you really want to be the focal point of your layout. 
And last but not least (I still have two more layouts to show, but I'll save them for another day), this bright layout of Ailis with her two grandmothers last summer.  I really love how this one turned out, too!  The photos are gorgeous, don't ya think?

Well, that's it for now.  I think this post goes down in history as the one with the most of my projects in it, whew!  Hope everyone's been happy and healthy!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sketches in Thyme Reveal!

We have a new sketch up at Sketches in Thyme, looks a little something like this:
And here's what I managed to come up with:
I knew right away I wanted to scrap these four little photos of my girls dancing at a concert in the park last summer.
 I cut the "right here, right now" bubble from a piece of Simple Stories paper I have, and thought it worked perfectly for the title.  Then, for the journaling, I did something a bit different for me - I hid it on a journaling card tucked in behind the green file folder!

I'm taking part in an online class right now through Big Picture Classes, and although I've finished a few pages, I just haven't had time to post them here!  Guess I better get on that, hey?  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you join us at Sketches in Thyme this month!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

You Are My Favourite Valentine

Well, I didn't get as much done with my February Counterfeit Kit as I would have liked.  This is the last layout I completed before dismantling said kit and getting ready for March:
Since Ailis was born on Valentine's Day, I thought I should do a page with just this simple title:
I thought this longer title kind of sums up my feeling for her, in a nutshell!  

Here's the sketch from My Scraps & More that I used for this one:
Lots of layers equals lots of fun!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Smash Page for Stuck?! Sketches

Quick post to show you a Smash page I completed last night.  I used this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches as my inspiration:

Dangit, I just saw that I missed the deadline!  Such is my life.  Anyway, I like how my page turned out, so all is not lost.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fur-ever Friends

I've done Hunter pages, and Casie pages, even a Casie mini album, but never a page about the two of them together!  What do you think, isn't that picture adorable?  
 I wrote a bit about how they didn't get along at first, and how we wonder if their relationship is more mother/son or brother/sister (Jason says, "What about husband/wife?" but they are so not like that!).  The journaling ended up perfectly tying into the title:
 Don't you love when that happens?

Here's a closie of some elements on the left hand side:
All supplies are from my February Counterfeit Kit.

And here's the sketch I worked with from Let's Get Sketchy:
That's all, I hope you like!

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Sketches in Thyme" is back!

Did you hear?  Sketches in Thyme is back, and this month's sketch looks a little somethin' like this:
And here's what I came up with:
I bought a new Tim Holtz stencil to create that background honeycomb effect, and everything else is from my Counterfeit Kit.  

Here's a close-up of one of the white hearts I embossed, and the journaling:

I'm not sure, but I think I might love it!

Hope you can join us this month at Sketches in Thyme!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February's Counterfeit Kit

Seeing I got so much scrapping done last month with my counterfeit kit, it just made sense to make another kit this month.  Here's the kit I chose to copy:
And here's my version:
 I'm quite proud of how it turned out, as I actually made some of my own supplies from things I had on hand.  Like, I created the "me & you" die cut with my Cameo.  I also cut some doilies and printed these cool arrows (you can get this printable for free here!):
 Some more things I cut with my Cameo - tags and little envelopes you can see here:
 I even had some tickets I had printed out a long time ago (I know they're from Becky Fleck, but I'm not sure where they are) that seemed to match the tickets in the original kit.  Then I decided to add some buttons and feathers, just for the heck of it:
Ooooh, I can't wait to dig in and play!  Maybe I'll do some scrapping right now!!!