Monday, May 16, 2022

Stay Curious layout

 Can you believe we're already halfway through May?
I think this year is going to fly by.

Today I'm sharing a layout based on a sketch challenge from Scrap Our Stash:



I just loved the way this layout turned out. The sketch was fun and butterflies are usually pretty easy to use. These photos are of my son and I posing after he used every barrette we had in my hair. Most kids go through stages of wanting to do hair and I sure don't mind having it played with. It reminded me of the days that I used to do my dads hair. lol

Thanks for stopping by today!

Baseball layout

 Hello all!
It's shaping up to be a pretty good week here and the weekend was fabulous. Love getting some sun on my skin.

And on that note here's a fun Baseball layout for you:

For the love of Baseball!
One of my favorite sports and I LOVE watching my kids play.

I've layered chipboard stars and wood veneer baseballs from Creative Embellishments in various spots on this layout to spruce up the papers and stickers.
Also, I used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

Here are a few more closeups:


I hope you get out of the house and enjoy some baseball/softball this year.
Thanks for stopping in!
:) Angela

Monday, May 9, 2022

Happy Mother's Day layout

Perfect layout for the perfect Mother's day weekend.
Sure do love my family and kids!


I used a Creative Embellishments stencil on my background and some awesome chipboard and acrylic pieces from Creative Embellishments as well.
I used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap to guide this layout.
Here are some close ups for detail:




 Thanks so much for dropping by.
Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Paint layout

 Hey all!
I hope you're enjoying a wonderful May!

Today I'm sharing a layout I made based on a sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

This sketch was not one of my favorites but I think it turned out ok. I went with line that I've had in my stash for some time and just tried to use up some fun but older product. Using the purple washi tape was fun because of the bold purple my girls were painting their room. Yes, they both regretted the choice. lol But it's fun right?

Hope over to the blog and play along for your chance to win!

Monday, May 2, 2022

Adorable layout

Hello and happy May to you all!
Today I have a fun challenge from Scrap Our Stash.

I created this layout using the sketch and mixed media:


I really loved the sketch so it made it a bit easier to create this layout but I think the best part was the patterned paper that I cut the "arrow" from. The sunset look was perfect for this photo of my son playing in the water on the trampoline on and warm summer day.


I used bits of brightly colored ink spray on my background for the mixed media portion of the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Easter Bunny layout

I hope you're enjoying some nice sunshine and spring weather.
We've been getting outside more lately, going to soccer games, track meets and working in the yard. I'm ready to start doing some hikes and softball and baseball will start soon. Can't wait!

Today I have a fun Easter layout to share with you.
My chipboard, acrylic eggs and cute bunny flair button are all from Creative Embellishments.



 I used gel crayons from Vicki Boutin to decorate my layout and my chipboard.
I had fun playing with a paint brush and water also.
I haven't done much of that yet but I really like the look of it, so I'm guessing there is a lot more in my future.


This little bunny flair button from the March flair set was perfect for pairing with my title piece. My title piece was done with the purple gel crayon and then I used the water to give it a more even look. The chipboard tends to soak in a lot so you might have to add more crayon or put it on really heavy to start with.



 I'm not going to lie, the idea of coloring on this cute Easter bunny was intimidating but I like the way she turned out and I love the trail of eggs she left in her wake.


This was the part that got my 12 year olds attention so I know it turned out good. lol He loved the colorful egg most and told me how good the colors looked together and then about all of his favorite color combos.

Have fun turning your spring memories into pages!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

You & me spring layout

Hey everyone!
I've got a fun layout using Creative Embellishment products today.
Let's jump right in.

I created this layout using some fun chipboard pieces and gel crayons that I just picked up.
So I was doing a bit of playing and learning.

I used orange and yellow crayons to make the flower cluster and dark blue and purple for the scroll. The birds were extra fun because I was layering the colors to see if I could get a more realistic look and I think they turned out pretty good.

On the first bird I used orange for the belly, light blue on the main body and one line of purple along the top. On this bird I a bit of yellow that blended with the light blue on the main body. I like the look it gave it. Then I finished with dark blue along the top. On both birds I used yellow for the feet.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

My life layout

If I'm getting the weather I'm hoping for I may be outside in the sun today, soaking it all up.
I hope you're having a good weekend too.

Today I'm sharing the layout I made based on this sketch from Scrap Our Stash.

Some more photos from our spring break trip a few years ago and some more goofing off.
I love it!

As you can see I used both star patterned paper and star embellishments. I really liked the design of this sketch and found it really easy to work with.
I added a bit of ink to the 'my everyday' word cut out, the 'my life' wood veneer frame, the heart in the wood veneer 'Love' bubble frame and the single wood heart.

I finished up with the hand stitching and journaling.

Thanks for stopping!
Angela W

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Run! layout

 Hello again!
Today I'm sharing another layout created with Creative Embellishment goodies!

This was a trip to a nearby dinosaur museum a few years ago.
I'm not sure I have a serious photo from this trip but it was so much fun!

I started out picking the dinosaur from the chipboard pack that I wanted to go with my layout and then I used some ink to edge them with a bit of definition.

Then I went with my title and had fun letting the pterodactyl take off with one of the letter.
Last I added some cool wood veneer stars. The picture in the store does not do them justice. I love the dimension you get because they're so thick!

Thanks and have a great weekend!
Angela W

Friday, April 8, 2022

Hi honey layout

We just got back from spring break.
We were able to travel a little and had a great time enjoying some spring training baseball, sun and swimming. I hope you're enjoying some spring time fun as well.

Today I'm sharing a layout based on this awesome sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

This sketch allows for easy change of number of photos when you cluster them together, so I'm sure I'll use this sketch again. But this time I found the perfect photo so I've stuck really close to the sketch.



I had this fun photo of my daughter playing around and posing for me. It went so well with the bright papers and embellishments.
This layout was a breeze to put together and just so fun.

Angela W

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Fun Friends layout

 Hello, hello!
I am so excited for spring and some warmer weather. I hope you are enjoying some better weather too.

Today I have a layout based on this challenge from Scrap Our Stash:


Here's my layout using the diagonal line including striped pp, butterfly and 2 photos:

I picked out a couple fun photos and went from there. Layering the patterned papers, adding the banners and title came next. Then for my favorite part; embellishing!

Thanks for coming by today!
Angela W

Friday, March 25, 2022

Music Magic layout

Tis the season for a dance layout right?
Good, because I have one for you today.

I created this layout around the title piece that I got from Creative Embellishments.

I had so much fun using glittery mists to highlight certain words in this title piece. It turned out great!
On my background I started with ink sprays and the Music to my Ears stencil.

I finished up my layout with some great words from words sets in the store and then added wood veneer music notes and my well loved acrylic hearts!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Angela W

Friday, March 18, 2022

I'm so lucky he's my #sweetheart

 This boy of mine is so cute!
I really love scrapping pics of the kids when they were young and I was definitely a better photographer with my last kid. So that whole, you take less pics of each kid, did not really pan out with me. lol

Here he's just being his cute little self while showing off his mohawk.

I used wood veneer shamrocks and this chipboard hashtag word from Creative Embellishments, but I sprayed them with Mr Hueys Gold color mists and I got some really fabulous shine!
When I first took photos it was later at night, so the natural light was crap and I turned on a porch light to help. The shine these put off was awesome! I couldn't quite get the same shine in natural light but I think you can see it pretty good in this photo and it's even better in person.
These embellishments took up that mist like a charm and I am super happy with how it turned out.

I finished up with some word strip journaling and these fantastic red acrylic hearts, also from Creative Embellishments. They've got stars in various colors and I can't wait to get my hands on some!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Talk Wrestling layout

 We're getting a bit more sunshine around here and it feels fantastic!
Love me some sun and warmth.

Today I'm sharing a layout made for Scrap Our Stash challenge:



The challenge was to use the following sketch with circles on your layout.

Sometimes when you're looking at a sketch the colors or elements they use to design it can limit the potential you see in the sketch. That's one of the reasons I always turn my sketches to black and white. I find that color on a sketch is one of the most distracting things for me. But beyond that sometimes you can see flowers or hearts as embellishment place holders and it makes you think of certain photos or themes.
As you can see I change that up quite a bit too. My go to for embellishments are stars. I feel like they go with almost anything and I love them.
They were perfect for this photo of my son and husband watching and discussing their favorite sport; Wrestling.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 11, 2022

Lucky in Love layout

 Hey there!
I'm back today with another layout using Creative Embellishment products!
Check it out:


This was a super fun and quick layout.
We don't do a lot of celebrating for St. Patrick's Day, but that doesn't mean I don't have papers I want to use. lol
I decided to use this awesome "Lucky in Love" title and do some pics of my littlest guy who was nearly not a part of our family.

I used a gold chalk marker on the title, then added some wood veneer shamrocks with a bit of green marker to help outline them and make them pop. Last I added some of the awesome flair buttons and one acrylic heart.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Super Smile layout

Today I'm sharing a layout based on this sketch from Sketches In Thyme:

Such a great sketch!
And here is the layout I made:



I was really happy to use some bright colors and scrap a truly spring-y layout.
I'm SO ready for SPRING!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

No flowers here, Spring is for Softball layout

Wow, March already.
This year is going to fly by!

Today I'm using the challenge from Scrap Our Stash.
It's to make a Spring themed layout and you must use flowers.

So your first thought might not be a Softball layout.
But when I was looking through some of my March photos I found indoor soccer, basketball, softball, wrestling, some people taking naps on the living room couch and some dance photos.
I could have picked some of the dance photos, you know, flowers always go great with dance.
But I'm not exactly the traditional type most of the time and I was thinking "spring isn't for flowers, it's for softball"

Thus the birth of my title
(It's more me and my girls than flowers anyway)

So I picked out the softball photos, picked a spring line I had from a Scrap Room kit and got to work dirtying it up for my layout.
As you can see, a great way to add flowers w/o overwhelming the layout with them and making them the dominant theme w/o them dominating your photos.

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Ecstatic layout


 I'm back this week with another fantastic layout using the awesome Creative Embellishments wood veneers!

These pictures of my little man just brimming with excitement for his dad's birthday were just too tempting. I'll get to the other birthday photos eventually...

Look at that face!
How can you resist, right?



So I started with the title. Knowing I would need something bold I looked for my red thickers. Of course none of them had the letters I needed so I improvised. The E is a 3 and both c's are q's that I cut the long side off of.

Then I started working with my wood veneers from Creative Embellishments!
So easy to color with markers or you can just leave them because they're awesome naked too!!
When you need to check a color just flip the piece over and make a little mark on the back. Super easy and they look so good.

I did the same with my balloon groupings and then taped some twine to the back of each piece and tied the strings together in the front with another piece of twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Happy Married Life layout

 Here is the piece that inspired my Shovel It layout!

When I saw this Happy Married Life chipboard in the Creative Embellishments store I knew I had to have it!


Awesome right?
And you know you're doing something right when all 4 kids collectively groan!

I had so much fun with this layout.


I used a sketch from Paper Issues to get me started on my background. Then I added the big paper hearts to help highlight my title piece after decorating it with a chalk marker and black pen.

From there I had tons of fun adding embellishments until my creative side was satisfied.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

:) Angela

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Happy Day layout


Today I have another sketch challenge, from Scrap our Stash this time. Plus the added challenge of using 5+ patterned papers on your layout.



Here's my layout:


I love these goofy kids of mine and I love these photos. This was an easy one to put together. Lots of color, patterned papers and fun embellies.

Thanks for stopping!

Fairy Dust