Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Go Where Your Dreams Take You!

Hi fellow scrappers!

I'm here today to share another layout that I made with the beautiful July Scraps of Darkness "Wayfarer" kit!

Here's my layout  . . . "Go Where Your Dreams Take You:"


This is the fifth layout that I made so far with this versatile kit!  The background "Seascape" paper is from the Blue Fern Studios' Wanderlust Collection. I found this paper to be perfect for my photo of Anne in the ocean at Atlantic City!   We were just there this past week!!

Here are some close-ups:




I had a lot of fun making this layout, and my daughter Anne absolutely loves the page.  I hope you get a chance to check out the Scraps of Darkness store  -  there are all kinds of scrappy goodies there . . .  and information about the kit club memberships!  And their blog has loads of inspiration for all of you scrappers!

My friend, Susi, asked me to link up my layout to this month's Art Journal Journey theme.  Jo is hosting this month's awesome "Poetry in Motion" theme!


Thank you so much, Susi!!


And thank YOU for stopping by today.  Happy Scrapping!


Monday, August 7, 2017

I Love You, Scraps of Darkness July Kit, 2017

Hi everyone!  Welcome Monday.  I hope you all have a wonderful week . . . . and my biggest wish is that you get some crafty time in, too!

Today I would like to share the fourth layout that I made with the beautiful
July Scraps of Darkness "Wayfarer" kit:

This kit contains gorgeous papers from
Blue Fern Studios' Wanderlust Collection:


I also made this layout for the August Challenge YOUrself challenge:


This month's challenge asks that you use a die cut on your page.  I enjoyed using a heart and a scallop die from my stash with the burlap paper sheet that came with the Wayfarer main kit!!!

Here is my 12 X 12 layout:


This photo was taken last year when Anne and I attended a special family member's baby shower.  I love this sweet photo of the two of us!!!

And I fussy cut all of the butterflies!  They came from the Scraps of Darkness coordinating paper (49 and Market Vintage Artistry Collection) add-on:

Don't they seem to be flying off my page??

I added the rub-on word "love" and the blue mist from the creativity add-on:


This scrapbook page was so easy to make with the amazing items from the Scraps of Darkness "Wayfarer" kit and add-ons!

Here are some close ups of my page:




Please check out the Scraps of Darkness blog and store to learn more about them, their talented designers, their products, and the awesome kit club memberships.

Also take a moment to check out the August challenge at Challenge YOUrself.

Thank YOU so much for your visit to my blog today.  Hugs to one and all!!!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Destination: Atlantic City, Scraps of Darkness July Kit, 2017

Hi fellow scrappers.  How is everyone today?  I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far and getting some scrappy time in.

Today I would like to share the third layout that I made with the amazing
July Scraps of Darkness "Wayfarer" kit:

This kit contains unbelievably beautiful and detailed papers from
Blue Fern Studios' Wanderlust Collection:


Some of these papers have a vintage feel and totally led me towards scrapping a photo of my grandparents on the boardwalk of Atlantic City!

Here is my 12 X 12 layout:




The photo was taken in the late 1940's.  They loved going to AC and walking the boardwalk.  This particular time, they were all dressed up - I believe it was taken on Easter Sunday.  My grandfather was so handsome and grandmother beautiful.  (Of note, we are taking a family vacation in AC soon!!!  I cannot wait. . . .)

I stared with a 12 X 12 paper from the coordinating paper add-on:


I also used some of the papers included in the main kit by fussy cutting or die-cutting what I wanted.  

I enjoyed using the PinkFresh alpha set from the elements add-on:

Also, that stamp sent has come in handy for me numerous times while using this kit!!!

And I added the very special Tim Holtz angel wings from the creativity add-on to my layout:

I loved using yellow embossing powder and blue spritz from this add-on as well!

Again, I am here to tell you that scrapbooking doesn't have to be daunting.  I completed this page in a couple of hours!!!  Having the elements from these kits at your fingertips makes creating a scrapbook page easy-peasy.

Here are some close ups of my page:





I highly recommend that you head on over to the Scraps of Darkness blog and store to learn more about them, their talented designers, their products, and the awesome kit club memberships.

Thanks for your visit to my blog today.  Hugs and Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cherish - Scraps of Darkness July Kit, 2017

Hi everyone!  Welcome August!  We are enjoying hot and humid weather in PA today  - a perfect summer day as compared to the torrential rain of last week.  YAY!

Today I would like to share the second layout that I made with the July Scraps of Darkness "Wayfarer" kit:


As I said in my last post, this kit contains gorgeous papers from
Blue Fern Studios' Wanderlust Collection:


These papers definitely remind me of years gone by!!!  I felt very nostalgic and couldn't wait to scrap a favorite old photo.

Here is the 12 X 12 layout I came up with:


I featured a treasured photo that was taken back in 1963 of my dad, mom, my twin sister, and me at the NJ shore.   I added hidden journaling on the back of my page about how my dad and mom didn't have much money back then, but they worked hard to take us on at least one day trip every summer to the shore.  I have many fond memories from those days!!!

I enjoyed using the frame and stamp set from the elements add-on:


And the transfers, stencil, and spritz from the creativity add-on:


Again, scrapbooking doesn't have to be difficult or overwhelming.  With just a few elements at your fingertips, you can create a layout in just one day!!!

Here are some close ups of my page:



Take a minute to stop by the Scraps of Darkness blog and store to learn more about them, their designers, their products, and the awesome kit club memberships.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, July 31, 2017

Forever Memories - Scraps of Darkness July Kit, 2017

Hi fellow scrappers!  I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.  Have you been able to get some scrapping or crafting in?  I sure hope so!  I have the perfect inspiration for you today!

I would like to share the first layout that I made with the July Scraps of Darkness "Wayfarer" kit:


This kit contains gorgeous papers from the Blue Fern Studios' Wanderlust Collection:


And also includes these awesome elements:

  • Blue Fern Studios Wanderlust 12x12 Printed Chipboard (19 pieces)
  • Blue Fern Studios Laser Cut Chipboard Word: Memories
  • Prima Traveler's Journal Ephemera and Stickers (104 pieces)
  • 49 and Market Vintage Shades Flowers: Yellow Bouquet
  • One 6x6" burlap paper sheet
  • 2 metal bird charms
  • 5 mini clothespins
I used blue and yellow cardstock included in the cardstock add-on that compliments the main kit papers beautifully:


Without further ado, here is my layout:


I featured a favorite photo that I took back in 2013 at Arrowhead Lake and a lyric from the song "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver.

Just to show you that making a scrapbook page doesn't have to be a daunting project, I made this simple layout in just one day!

I enjoyed using many of the awesome elements contained in the the creativity add-on:


And the elements add-on:


Here are some close ups of my page:




What a great time I had making my fist layout with the July Scraps of Darkness kit. I highly suggest that you head on over to the Scraps of Darkness blog and store to learn more about them and their kit club memberships.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  Happy Scrapping everyone.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Yay for Summertime Memories!

Good Morning fellow scrappers.  TGIF!  I am enjoying some scrappy time this morning because of the thunder storms, of all things!  My daughter's cross country coach cancelled practice due to severe storms, so I decided to do a little scrapping.

Today I got my inspiration from The Memory Nest:


Here is this week's sketch challenge:

 

I am also linking my project to this month's Art Journal Journey challenge:


The July challenge is hosted by Elizabeth and her theme is Summertime Love.

Here is my take:



I used a photo of Anne and me taken this past summer (2016) when we walked along the beach in Atlantic City. (We were so pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the beach and boardwalk are there.)  


I used some yellow, orange, and pink shimmery spritzes, a star-burst stencil, and the rim of a plastic cup with black ink to create my background.  I had some cute, summer embellishments from a Close-To-My-Heart collection and Crate Paper chipboard that I had in my stash

Here is a close up and different angle:


I truly enjoyed making this page.  Thank you Elizabeth at AJJ; and Leslie at the Memory Nest for providing me the inspiration to make my summer layout.
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Happy summer creating everyone!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Happy moments & Good Times!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful week . . .  Happy Tuesday  :)  We are in the midst of summer here in PA, but it has been pretty mild and pretty wet so far.  Today we are having some sun (yay!) after it rained last night, and a little more humidity.  So it definitely feels more like summer.

Today I would like to share a new layout that I made. I created this one using fun, summer photos of my sister and brother-in-law!

I found a challenge site through one of my very talented blog friends,  Lizzy, who is from Australia!  The blog is new to me and is entitled: 123 Challenge Blog.

Here's the challenge:


They ask that you use the following:
1)  The sketch provided by pagemaps.com
2)  Two words that are provided:  happy and time
3)  Three colors: pale pink, silver, and light blue.

Here is my take:


I love this pagemaps sketch and followed it pretty closely.  I didn't have paper with clouds, so I cut out my own clouds and sewed a big circle on my page with white thread. I did have paper with the three main colors and had fun using these colors together.  These photos make me smile!  My sister provided me with the photo of her husband, and I took the photo of her.  Oh, and in case you didn't know, she's my twin!  Looks pretty much like me, huh?

Here is a close up of my page:



I hope you get a chance to check out the 123 Challenge Blog this month!

Have fun and enjoy the rest of your week.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  HUGS!!!

Happy Scrapping!