Birthday card – Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #83

Hello! Hope everyone had an enjoyable “Card Making Day” last weekend. Today I have a simple card to share. It’s inspired by a sketch designed by Mandy on Sketch N Scrap. sns-oct-5th-2016

I created a birthday card –

Birthday card

I used patterned papers from Shimelle True Stories and diecut  a colorful piece with my stitched rectangle die. I trimmed the balloon card from the cut apart sheet and stamped a birthday sentiment on it with Waffle Flower stamp lotus set.

A really quick and easy card and super fun birthday card that is suitable for everyone. Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out more inspiration from the design team. Hope you will join us and play along with our sketches. We would love to see your creations.

Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #114

Hello! It’s the first of the month of October, it’s so nice to feel the autumn air! Today I have a layout to share inspired by a sketch designed by Heather on Sketch N Scrap.

Sketch #114

1st-oct Sketch N Scrap

I created this layout with photos  of the lavender farm.

Beautiful lavender scrapbook layout

 

I actually wrote a lot of journaling for this layout – mostly about what I love about lavender and what you can use it for.  I also created a hidden journaling on a tag to write more of my experience on the farm. I took a piece of rectangle patterned paper with a heart on it, I put a strip of the bottom and it holds my tag really well.

hidden journaling scrapbook layout

I added some diecuts from Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills and since the colors were the olive green, I mixed up some paint splatters that match and splatter away and colored my heart to add color.

all smiles here (pinkfresh studio indigo hills) with stitching

I added some hand stitching, it’s actually a metallic purple thread but somehow it was a little thin so I couldn’t thread it to my sewing machine. It breaks really easy so that’s why I need to hand stitch it.

I hope you will stop by Sketch N Scrap blog and check out what the other design team members created! Today is also World Card Making Day, so check out the Sketch N Scrap Facebook for fun challenges and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

A simple life – scrapbook layout

Hello! I realised I didn’t get to blog about some of the layouts I created. Sometimes I managed to share in my Instagram or Facebook. But I try.. anyways..

Today I wanted to share a layout using some diecuts and stitching inspired by a sketch on Stuck?! Sketches. It’s the September 1st 2016 sketch –

Stuck Sketches September 1st 2016

I created this fun colorful ‘mixed media layout’ – well  maybe not mixed media if you consider splatters lol

mixed media scrapbook layout - the simple life

I managed to add some stamping to the background (Heidi Swapp Script background stamp). I always feel some sense of accomplishment if I use a stamp on a layout. Really.

splatters and stamps on scrapbook layout

After the patterned papers were adhered, I machine stitched the borders for interest.  Then I diecut the wreath from Clique Kits (it was a free cutfile) and it’s so pretty! I backed the leaves with some scraps from Dear Lizzy Documentary collection that was in the olive green color. So I mixed up some olive green splatters from my acrylic inks and splatter away.  Then I found diecuts from Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills had some pretty fun diecuts and puffy stickers that matched my color scheme pretty well. I also added the puffy hearts from Shimelle collection.

pinkfresh studio diecuts and shimelle puffy stickers

tim holtz stickers

I didn’t add any journaling, so I added the Tim Holtz stickers to express some of my emotions. The small talk sticker book from Tim Holtz is really fun and has a lot of sayings I want to convey in my layouts.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

 

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #82

Hello! I want to share a card I created for today’s card sketch on the Sketch N Scrap blog. It’s a very cute and versatile sketch- it can be used for all occasions.

This sketch was designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap:

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I created an encouragement/thinking of you card using patterned papers from Dear Lizzy and Crate paper and  Tim Holtz stickers for the sentiment.

Encouragement hello card

I just fussy cut the flowers and added silver thread behind the flowers to add some texture. I did use foam tape to raise the sentiment a little bit more so that the sentiment can be more obvious.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more design team inspiration and hope you join us in playing with our sketches!

Please do check out my Instagram/Facebook for more projects that I have created! Thank you for stopping by and Happy crafting!

 

Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #113

Hello! Today I have another layout to share on Sketch N Scrap. My layout was inspired by this fun sketch designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap.

sept 15th SNS

I created this layout with lots of diecut words instead of journaling. spelunking scrapbook layoutCave exploration is indeed a super fun adventure. We went to Warsaw Caves and it was truly an experience. My tip is don’t forget the headlamps! We used flashlights but really it would be better to have your hands free holding the walls as you climb the caves or as you crawl through tiny passageways.

Anyways, for my layout, I diecut the words with my Cameo like captions for my experience.

spelunking scrapbook layout

sewn banner spelunking scrapbook layout

A closeup of the cute little banners which I added some hand stitching for fun.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration! We hope you would join us in playing with some of the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Sketch N Scrap #112 Layout Sketch

Hello! It’s already September! Hope everyone is doing well!

Today I would like to share a layout inspired by a beautiful sketch designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap:

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Perfect sketch to kickstart your inspiration to scrap some fall photos maybe or any photos really. For my layout, I started with layering some of the patterned papers and love how it turned out.

Better Together Scrapbook Layout

Then I added some leftover diecuts I previously cut before with my Cameo and some stickers.

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A short post today – remember to hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other design team members inspiration! We would love for you to join us this month! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members Blog Hop

Hello everyone! It’s time for August Counterfeit Kit Challenge (CKC) Members Blog Hop. You must have arrived from Leslie’s blog!

Every month they have challenges to inspire you to create your projects. The challenges this month are:

For today’s post, I want to share the layouts and cards I created with my August kit. I created a coordinating page about my puppy which I previously created (you can check it out here) with my forgery paper. I found another photo of him taken on the same day which is clearer actually.

Today was fun Scrapbook layout

I used versamark ink with the same plus sign stencil I used on my previous layout. I just wanted the subtle marks on the background of the cardstock. I added some alphabet stickers and some diecuts I cut out with my Cameo. I also used some numbers thickers to document the date of the photos were taken.

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I just love using my border punches. Love the look and I figured I must use it more on my layouts to get my investment worth 😉

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I made some cards too with my kit. IMG_1186

The patterned paper was one the top corner of a 12×12 which I found it hard to use on a layout, so I just trim it down and put it on a card front and stamped a sentiment on it.

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The next card, I used the leftover forgery paper I made and made a card with it. I layered some papers and added my stamped sentiment.

Then I also used some bits of paper and a cut apart card from my never ending scrap pile and leftover bits of one patterned paper from the kit as mats to create a simple layout inspired by Challenge #3 – Sounds Foreign to Me.

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I scrapbook a photo of a B&B place I stayed in when I was visiting Montreal. I am not even sure how to pronounce it.  It was such a lovely place. I included a brochure of the place too since it had all the information and pictures in it. I used my sewing machine to add some stitching for some interest.

It has been a small kit this month, so I took some bits and pieces from my scrap pile for the projects.  And it’s great because the aim is to use up the stash build up right 🙂

As you all probably already know, I am the guest designer for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for August. It’s been really exciting and fun. I can’t thank them enough for the wonderful welcome and support that they have given me. Thanks so much CKC!

Hop over to Tara’s blog next and enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Here’s the complete order for the Blog Hop in case you got lost:
CKCB    http://www.counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com 
Lisa       http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
Julie      http://jsquaredscrapspot.wordpress.com
Leslie    http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
Karen    (you are here)
Tara      http://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com
Margie   http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Tina       http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Salla      http://pistojapiiri.blogspot.com
Jemma  http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 

Scrapping more instax photos

Hello! Today I want to share a layout with more instax photos. My layout was inspired by Sketch 495 on Scrapbook Challenges.

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 495 Aug 22

This sketch is very fun because it inspired me to use my sewing machine and use some bits and pieces of my scraps for this layout.

Scrapping more Instax photos (scrapbook layout)

It was a very sunny day as we were walking the Waterfront Trail. Even with the ‘Clear’ setting on the Instax camera, the photos came out pretty bright. But it was still fun, it was as though it had filters on it. I added some gold thickers and gold splatters since the instax film had the cute cartoons on it had the shiny gold too.

*tip: for better instax photos – I found that if you are in the shade on sunny days with the Clear setting, the photos will come out pretty good*

More close ups:

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And previously I also created a layout inspired by a Sizzlin Summer sketch on Scrapbook Challenges last week as well, I thought I put it on this post as well. I used the same Shimelle True Stories collection.

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Kindred Spirits Scrapbook layoutI ‘ombre-fied’ the fabric thickers with gelatos.Kindred Spirits Scrapbook layoutI diecut the balloons and added hand stitching for the strings. I also added some stamping to the balloons for some interest. diecuts balloons docrafts Kindred Spirits Scrapbook layout

I hope you have some fun with the sketches. Hop over to Scrapbook Challenges for more inspiration from the design team members! Lots of fun for Sizzlin Summer 2016.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“Friends” – Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #80

Hello! Today I have a card to share with you. I used supplies from my August homemade kit and inspired with the sketch on Sketch N Scrap that is designed by Heather.

SNS 20th Aug Card

Here is my bright card with my homemade kit.

Friends card

I was inspired by the pennants on the sketch, but instead of creating the pennants, I added the pom pom trim which is kind of fun and cute. The original diecut had the word Bohemian on it, so I just my trusty old fun Dymo embossing label maker to make the pink tape “Friends” sentiment for my card.

Just a simple card share today! Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more design team inspiration and we hope you will play along our sketches! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Photobooth photos Crazy Fun Scrapbook Layout

Hello! Today I have another scrapbook layout to share with you using photobooth photos. In my previous post here, I created a layout of the photobooth photos with a bunch of friends but I still have some photobooth photos as a couple too. It just shows that we never stop taking photobooth photos at the wedding.

My layout was inspired by this lovely sketch by Mandy on Sketch N Scrap:

SNS August 15th

My layout:

Crazy Fun Photobooth Scrapbook layout

I chose a black cardstock for my background like my other layouts whenever I find my photos are darker. Somehow it has a better contrast and I can choose bright coloured patterned papers ie PINK. I chose pink because in the photos I had this really bright fuschia pink boa on.

I did some ink smooshing on the black cardstock. I added a lot of water to my gold paint so it left more of a metallic silver color instead with some gold in it which I found it cool. I used an old packaging that previously stored some pearls so it had the bubble wrap texture in it when I smooshed onto the cardstock. So that was a nice suprise and fun!

Instead of a circle, I used an offset cutfile I made for another project and I never used it. That’s why it’s more of like a funky doily shaped.

Crazy Fun Photobooth Scrapbook layout

Most of the patterned papers are from Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection. I used some of the words strips that I cut from Shimelle True Stories patterned paper and added some punched hearts.

Crazy Fun Photobooth Scrapbook layout

I added the ‘today on arrow’ cutfile just to highlight and draw attention to my photos and title. It was a fun layout to make and hope you are inspired for your project.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap  for more design team inspiration. Hope you will join us in our sketch challenges – we would love to see your creations! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!