Scrapbooking SOS - is all about why I scrapbook. I scrap for me, my sanity and
for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Liftateers Year 4, Week #23

I couldn't wait to get my pictures back from the Photo Studio. We got a family portrait done and as soon as I saw this weeks lift I knew what pics I was using. NOW, it was just finding which tree to cut out!
I ended up going with one from Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge:
After I cut the tree out I loved how the negative cut looked so I used that as my background cardstock and matted a tan paper to the back.

I wanted to add some leaves over top of the cut out leaves in the negative, but the punch I had is too small. SO, I have one that I am going to borrow off a friend OR just cut them out with the Cricut. I am going to add the members of our family tree. Mainly immediate relation to my kiddos! So, that 8 to start with us & Grandma/pa, Nanny/Poppy. I will have to see if there will be enough room to add aunts/uncles & cousins. (11 leaves) 

Of course thinking up the title was simple:
I used Close To My Heart - Token Alphabet Stamps

After I figure out the placement of the leaves. I want to add from the roots. When started dating going up the trunk "Our marriage date" and on the left branch with the two leaves the kids birthdates. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Card Lifters, Year 3 - Week #27 & #29

Here is my Week #27
Made this one for my mom and just reversed the placement of the flowers/sentiment.

Week #29
I loved the saying so much that I went with it and sent it off to an old friend.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Scrap Our Stash - Sketch #3 & pre-made flowers

Another page I finished while at the retreat I went to last month.
Here is a page I have been wanting to scrap for awhile now!
I had the apple paper and flocked vine paper pulled out with the pic, but had no spark of inspiration/creativity.

Using a marker in a close matching brown I scribbled across the background paper first. I liked the look of it on the sketch below, but I didn't have any chalks with me.

Found the apple slide mount loved how it looked with the page and theme. So, I used it for my title which I placed on the opposite side as the sketch shows. But that gave me the chance to have a large tag which pulls out under the mat to show my journaling. I added a bird sticker I had.

TIP: If you want to add a sticker such as I did, if you rub baby powder to the exposed sticker back it will cover the glue and allow it to lay against the papers without sticking.

Here is the Sketch we were given:

Remember over at Scrap Our Stash we have a prize up for grabs! Check out the Stash Challenge and Sketch Challenge for two chances to enter to win the prize!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Scrap Our Stash - May Stash Challenge #3

This month over on Scrap Our Stash the May Stash Challenge is up.

Here is mine called:

In the Title I used: Rub-ons - October Afternoon - Cherry Hill Vintage Type & Close To My Heart Pennant Alpha Stamp Set

Other Rub-ons Used: Fancy Pants - Trick or Treat

Going to see if I can get a better shot. I used 3 different Pattern Paper Collections. I had a collection of Holiday Papers from an unknow Manufactcturer, a mat pack from Target & a Paper Pad that has been in my stash forever.....Also used a Adhesive Candy Corn Border from K & Company.
My daughter popping candy from her Trick or Treat endevor as she showed "The Boys" (aka: our dogs) Which turned into The Candy Chase. You can see one of "The Boys" in the bottom corner pic just behind her hand. 

Head over to Scrap Our Stash and check it out a get busy to enter this month's prize.
Here is what you need to do:

Create a layout using 3 or more patterned papers. THREE of your papers must be from different collections.
AND from your stash: Rub ons