Sunday, July 27, 2014

Scrap Our Stash - Sketch with Stash Challenge #16

This month's Sketch with Stash Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to make a layout inspired by the following sketch and use ribbon or trim on your layout:

Here is my take on the challenge:

For my layout, I used a picture of my son blowing bubbles. He thinks he is so big now that he can blow bubbles by himself...well, when he is not spilling them! For my ribbon or trim, I added a ribbon in the shape of a banner to the right side of the photo. For my supplies, I started with an older Studio Calico kit - Double Scoop and then added various items from my stash. 

The July sponsor is Queen Kat aka Kate Blue and she is gifting a $25 gift certificate to Paper Issues.

To be entered, just link up a layout at Scrap Our Stash that meets the Current Challenge and Challenge Guidelines. We would love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Studio Calico Double Scoop - Killed kit!

I mentioned early this week that there is a thread on the Studio Calico message boards where some of us are working to "kill" (i.e. use up) some of our older kits. I decided to start with Double Scoop which is the kit from last September. My goal was to use up what I had left of the kit. I had made two previous layouts (that I could find!) using the kit. They are HERE and HERE. Besides the kit, I added in some paper from my stash that was in some of the add-ons (or similar) and embellishments from my stash. Also, I did take out the frames from the kit and purge those - They just are not something I wanted to use so didn't force myself. Here are my projects: (Also, sorry the pictures are not the best ever but easier to just take with my iPhone :)!)

I also made one other layout that is for my Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge this month so I will be posting that on Sunday. Here is what I have left of the main kit:

My next kit is going to be Valley High. I got the Valley High kit in the Black Friday sale at Studio Calico, so I don't think I have touched it at all. Have you "killed" any kits lately? If so, I would love to see! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Layout for Mama Elephant Challenge

Mama Elephant has lately become one of my favorite stamp companies. I honestly think I could find some way to use every single stamp set they have - though I have limited myself to just a few sets! My all time favorite set is the Up and Away stamp set (and I used it on my layout below). It is super cute and so versatile!

Mama Elephant has just started a new challenge blog called Mama Elephant and Me and their first challenge is to create a project using a Mama Elephant stamp that is inspired by the following image:

I decided to make a birthday layout for the challenge. I don't normally stamp too much on my layouts so this was a "double" challenge for me. I used the Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp Set and the Wake A Wish Stamp Set.

To create the title block, I first stamped the Monkey and Balloons from the Up and Away Stamp Set and colored the images with Copic Markers. I then stamped the "Go and Celebrate" sentiment from the Make A Wish Stamp Set on vellum with VersaMark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I layered the vellum over my image. The rest of the layout came together fairly quickly using various items in my stash in the light blue, orange, green and yellow color scheme.

I hope this inspires you to use some stamps on your layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Layouts using Studio Calico Hello, Hello kits

I am sharing a couple of more layouts I made MOSTLY with the Studio Calico Hello, Hello main scrapbook kit and Add-on kits. I am never one to limit myself only to the kit contents, so you will definitely see items from other Studio Calico kits and other items from my stash in my layouts.

This layout is a lift of Maggie Holmes Love This layout - which you can see HERE. Her layout is all girl and  as you can see, mine uses more boy elements.

This layout really shows the bright colors from the Hello, Hello kits. I "toned down" the bright background paper a bit by adding vellum over the top of most of it.

This kit is definitely VERY far from being "killed" (i.e. used up) as I bought quite a few add-ons this month and got the wrong one sent to me (which SC made right so I got an extra kit). My kits are starting to pile up so I plan to stick to the two main kits I now get (scrapbook and PL) for awhile until I use up some of my stash. There is a thread over at Studio Calico on "killing kits" so feel free to join us if you have some kits to "kill".

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Congrats cards - Using The Greeting Farm stamps

Happy Monday - I am sharing three cards I made using The Greeting Farm stamps I colored with Copic markers. We had promotions at work and three people in my department were promoted, who happened to all be girls. I used that as an opportunity to make some cute girl cards!

The Greeting Farm stamp sets I used were Miss Anya Summer, Miss Anya Collection, and Miss Anya Night Out. I used a lot of various other products on these. If you have any specific questions on other products used, leave me a comments or send me an email.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Scrap Our Stash Challenge #16 Layout - Let's Go Shopping

Today, I am sharing my layout for the Scrap Our Stash Challenge #16 - Let's Go Shopping. For this challenge, we are supposed to go shopping from our stash.

The challenge is as follows:

From the shopping list below, shop for (5 or more) different items in your stash. 
 Create a layout and include those (5) items on your page. Each item will only count as one, for example: a wood veneer polaroid frame will only count as a frame or as wood veneer, you decide. If you choose arrows you must use (3) but it only counts as 1 of the 5 items on the list. 
*Make sure you include in your blog write up the (5) items you used, to be eligible for the monthly prize drawing. 

 You are allowed to add anything else you desire to complete your page!

Here is the shopping list:
Washi tape
Stars (3 or more)
Striped Paper (not lined)
Enamel Dots (3 or more)
Polaroid Frame
Buttons (3 or more)
Dimensional sticker
Paper Clip
Arrows (3 or more)
Wood Veneer
Journaling card
Sequins (3 or more)
Use (2) or more types of punches 
Die cut
Tags (2 or more)
Flair button
Rub On
Flowers (3 or more)
Cork embellishment

Here is my take on the challenge, which you can also see at the Scrap Our Stash blog HERE:

For this challenge, I scrapped a picture I took from our vacation this summer at the beach. The stash items I used - which ended up being more than 5 - were striped paper, 3 arrows, cork embellishment, journal card, flair, tags, and die cuts. I also was able to use some of my new Studio Calico Hello, Hello kit and a Gossamer Blue kit I bought last summer for this challenge. I love when I can combine "older" with new! 

The July sponsor is Queen Kat aka Kate Blue and she is gifting a $25 gift certificate to Paper Issues.

To be entered, just link up a layout at Scrap Our Stash that meets the Current Challenge and Challenge Guidelines. We would love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!