Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas with Sarah: A SCRAPLIFT

Had a great time taking pictures with my daughter over the holidays.  I totally lifted this layout using the Two Peas Garden Girl  Jen Gallegher's layout she created in her Memory Keeping Monday video.  If you need inspiration, Two Peas video tab is a great place to go to.  I have really learned a lot about layering and how it can really add dimension and therefore pop and unity to a layout.

Most of the Embellishments and paper in this layout were made using my Silhouette.  I wanted to use the same elements and sure enough, I found all of them there. Even the bingo card.  I used the Glitz Design and other paper patterns they have available on their site.  Even the kraft envelope came from their die cut and pattern. The heart was cut using a Martha Stewart punch.  I hand cut the banner where the title was typed.  There are ways to type after you die cut the shape but I find it easier to simply hand cut it after it is in print if the shape is simple enough.  The border punch on the left was made using the Fiskars Lace punch.  The twine around the tag at the top was made using twine we had left over from our garden this year.  This was a fun layout to do because I knew what I was looking for at Silhouette and I put enough twists on the overall design to make it my own.

Friday, December 28, 2012

SOU Sletch Reveal: Deer Die Cuts

Hello to all. I hope your Christmas was a merry one.  Today's reveal at Stuck on You Sketches is a die cut challenge where you are to create something using a deer die cut.  I made this little treat bag to put chocolates in when my daughter came to visit for the holidays.  I put it  on her night stand.  I will make a few more for our Grandsons. as New Year treats to alleviate the holiday let down.

The entire bag was made using my Silhouette and their die cut for the bag.  I drew the mouth on and added some wobbly eyes to give it more personality.


Friday, December 14, 2012

SOU Die Cut Challenge: First Bike

I made this layout for the Stuck on You Sketches Die Cut Challenge.  Our task was to create something using a die cut that is a toy.  Our Grandson got his first bike for his birthday.  We were so tickked because he could not quite grasp the concept of having to pedal to move.  So, everone took turns pushing him.  We are to work on that issue. :)

I used the Nursery Tales  Cricut Imagine Patterns Cartridge to make the tree representing his growth and Silhouettes "Boy on Bike" die cuts.  I also used Silhouettes print and cut feature for the die cut lables with bikes that I used.  The title was cut using the Silhouette in two fonts.  The arrow was from a sticker set  had in my stash.  I also used a die cut tag to put my journaling on that is tucked in the die cut label at the top.  That way readers won't have to take the layout out to read it.  The papers I used are from American Crafts Every Day, which is an older collection I have laying around and need to use.  The cardstock is from Bazzil. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Danish Elf

Our family is scandanavian and everyone has an unusual sense of humour. I made this scrap of my cousin who lives in OH. I haven't seen him in years. Thank goodness for Facebook.

I made the snowflakes using Cricut's When its Cold Outside cartridge that was free last week.  The papers were printed off of my printer using Echo Park's This and That Christmas.  I cut up the page that had all of the tags and tucked them in the pockets I made throughout the design.   The title was made using two different alpha stickers I had in my stash.