I'm really loving the moodboards over at Two Peas in a Bucket. For both January and February I created kits out of my existing scrapbook supplies based on the mood boards. And then I used those kits to make layouts during the month. I only made 2 layouts each month, but I love how they've all turned out, and I get a true sense of satisfaction whenever I mix up different manufacturers and collections like this, and use some old stash mixed with new. So, I'll continue to create my own kits each month and try to share them here.
Kristy picked out a beautiful photo for her Photo Inspiration challenge this week! Make whatever inspires you and link up at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog!
I found the perfect stamp in my stash that reminded me of the mosaic tiles - a Hero Arts/Studio Calico background stamp made up of tiny rectangles lined up in rows. So I stamped that 2 times, added my photos, then layered my title and embellies on top of the stamped areas. Some border strips, journaling and enamel dots finish it off!
Paper and embellies: Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste
Enamel dots: Basic Grey
Background stamp: Hero Arts/Studio Calico
Ink: Hero Arts shadow ink
Letter stickers: American Crafts and Pebbles
You've still got about a week left to enter the latest challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. Our challenge is anything to do with home. My sister just bought a new home, so I created this CAS card using Mama Elephant stamps and that "Home" in the corner is from a stamp set by Unity. Inks are Hero Arts shadow inks, these 4 colors came in a set together, so they coordinate nicely.
Get going on your own home project and link up at the Paper Girls for your chance to win a prize from Amber! Also, check out the other projects made by the girls. Layouts, mini albums, cards and even a gorgeous mixed media piece!
Here's my layout - I actually used 6x6 patterned papers, buttons, and stickers from an Artful Delight Card Kit. I love these fall colors on the white background. I didn't really do any journaling, but just used lots of words stickers and a long title instead:
I love how it turned out! Working with these soft colors was a lot of fun, and I usually go for brights. I've also come to realize that my favorite projects are the ones where I can combine elements from a lot of different collections and manufacturers. This layout has a lot of My Mind's Eye on it, but also some Authentique, Studio Calico, American Crafts, Fancy Pants, and a flair button from Bluebird Chic. I was able to add some stamping. I used Memento black ink, and first stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper, then stamped on my layout. This created a softer look which was perfect for this layout.
I stamped directly on the letters of the word "ART":
The Alley Way Stamps is celebrating their 3rd birthday this month, so here's a birthday card to enter in their Birthday Card Challenge!
I paper pieced the little striped star from the "Learning Curve" stamp set and set them on a black background. I added some glitter glue to the stars, and while I like the added sparkle, the glitter kind of muted the bright colors. Oh well. It's still a fun card that I'll send out to one of my nieces or nephews for their birthday!
I've done quite a bit of scrapping in 2014 already (6 layouts in 4 days, WHAT!?!)… I've just been very lazy about blogging lately. Let me share a couple layouts today and start to get caught up with that.
This one was inspired by the current sketch/challenge at Paper Secrets. In addition to the sketch, I needed to use the letters in the word PARTY for the different page elements.
The elements I used were:
P - Polka Dots
A - Arrow
R - Rose-colored embellies (buttons, clip)
T - Thickers
Y - Yellow
Next, I used a fun collection, Echo Park's "Winter Wishes". I got a great deal at the Echo Park warehouse sale a couple months ago, the whole collection pack was only $3, yay!