Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hey, Santa - I've Been Good! Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop with Giveaway

Hey you guys!  I'm not sure where January went, but I think it went and hopped into the past with December and November!  I went to my niece's wedding mid-January (so beautiful!), then this week I was in California for work -- buh-bye, January!  

And speaking of hops, we're back in business doing another Scrapping Our Stash blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Jennifer's blog.  She's got some lovely work to share using Basic Grey! Today I will share a layout using some of my Simple Stories Cozy Christmas stash (released last summer) using sketch 97 from the My Scraps & More sketch blog.  Take a look then scroll down to see how you can win a gift card to the My Scraps & More store and then hop a final time to complete the hop!

I adore this plaid from the collection, so I cut a frame out of it so I could use the middle for another project.  I placed the frame onto off white cardstock and then created the two layered photo areas, pretty well keeping to Audrey's sketch.  The top left has a pocket element that I used to start the layout's title.

I layered the brown woodgrain paper, the holly paper, the pocket card, and the matted photo (which is popped up with 3D tape).  I sewed along the top left diagonal to add texture and interest.

I did a similar layering for the bottom right photo area and duplicated the diagonal stitching.  I used some of the stickers from Cozy around the entire layout (including the banner that hangs in the top right) and added a few red gems as well.

For the rest of the title, I used alpha stickers from Cozy, and then I added journaling strips to each photo area.  It came together quickly!

****Giveaway Time!****

I'm giving away one $15 e-gift certificate to My Scraps & More.  All you have to do is:

  • Be or become a member of my blog with Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin AND
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
You can share this post on Facebook or Twitter or refer a friend who joins my blog for an extra chance at the prize (please note the action you've taken in a 2nd comment or have the referral tell who referred them in a comment on this post).

Easy peasy!  You have until Monday, Feb. 2nd at noon Central time to enter for your chance to win.  International entries are fine, and I use to choose the winner.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd.  Good luck!  Thanks for hopping along with us.

Now head over to Kim's blog for the final, crafty treat (a 2-page layout)!

Have a super weekend!

To start at the beginning or if you get lost, head to Cathy's blog.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Let the Magic Begin | MME December Sketch

Happy 2015 everyone!  What a fun year 2014 has been.  Of course, not all of it was perfect, but it was nice to have a generally good year for a change.  One of our most special things for 2014 was our Thanksgiving visit to Walt Disney World.  And I'm finally starting to scrapbook that trip - it may take me all of 2015 to get through!  Time will tell. :)

Today's page is focused on our first day at WDW - we chose to kick off the trip visiting The Magic was a great day, so I wanted to highlight it using a photo taken at the beginning, first thing in the morning.  I used the December sketch from MME.

I started with a textured cardstock base spritzed with dark blue.  I then cut out the word "Magic" from my base using a free font and my Cameo.  I backed "Magic" with CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock to match the blue in the MME Jubilee Tangerine collection that I used with this layout.  

I trimmed some strips, circles, stars, a banner, and a tab using Tangerine paper, which I inked the edges of with dark blue ink.  I sewed along the left of the strips to create additional interest.  I matted my photo with Outdoor Denim cardstock, tucked the banner behind it and sewed a bit along the edge.

I finished the page with some journal strips.  Enamel dots and brads came from the Now & Then, Market Street, and Cut & Paste collections.  "Let" and "The" words for the title were trimmed from Tiny Word Stickers from The Sweetest Thing collection.  A few sequins were also added for a final touch.

Thanks for stopping by today on this brand new year!  I hope your 2015 is filled with peace, love, joy, and a bit of chocolate.  xoxo