Saturday, November 25, 2023

The Best Things in Life layout

Morning everyone!
Today I'm sharing a layout of my son from a fall photo shoot.


Every now and then I get busy scrapping along and add a tag to something that I want to put extra special journaling on, but wait until later to do the journaling. That is the case here.
I forgot and took the photos before remembering to add the journaling to the little card behind the photo. lol


So here I have a chipboard heart from this fun little pack where many of the Hearts will nest inside of the others. I really enjoy all the different sizes that come with the set.
I've layered some of my favorite acrylic Red Hearts with it.



 Here you can see I started my title with the base of 2 nested hearts then added The Best Thinks in Life title over the top. To spruce it up a bit I added some Heart Clusters that are wood veneer.
Everything is colored with ink pads or markers.

Angela dt

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Capture Memories layout

Hello my friends.
Time for me to share my layout with you.

I really love how this turned out.
I picked some pretty simple photos of my daughter working on a sewing project but with the right embellishments, you get a pretty awesome layout.

So on my title I used 2 words from the Small Moments Border Words set. I used an ink pad to add a bit of color to them and attached them with glue dots.
The acorn is wood veneer from the Acorns set. I used an ink pad on this too, but with a darker color. The chipboard and wood absorb the ink differently so sometimes I test it out on the back before applying to the front.

This fun little pumpkin is from the Pumpkins set. It has 3 in it.
I used various different colored ink pads here and you can see that some absorbed more than others.


This piece is from the Pumpkin Corners set.
I just LOVE how it turned out.
And of course the finishing touch is adding the awesome acrylic Red Leaves here and there to really set off my embellishment clusters and tie the page together.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you're having a wonderful fall.
Angela dt

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Happy layout

 Hello and happy November to you all!
Today I'm sharing a birthday layout.
In my family we have a couple of birthdays in November so I always have a lot of photos of present opening this time of year.
This layout, however is about my daughter making cupcakes for her birthday.

So for this cute layout I used a sketch by Rochelle Spears and the first thing that grabbed me was the banner in the corner. I knew the Happy Banner from the Birthday Fun wood veneer set would be perfect for this layout.
I also used the cute little party hat over the photo of cupcakes.

For all of these pieces I used markers to color and add details.

These fun candles are from the Birthday Candles chipboard set and my Happy Birthday is from the Small Sentiment Words set.
I used markers to color these too and to add the polka-dots to the candles.

I hope you have lots of fun family time this month and time to scrap a few of those moments too.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Sugar layout

 Using the sketch from Sketches In Thyme for week 2 of Nov,
I've created this fun layout of my little Sugar bug.

 Thanks for stopping by!
Remember to join the fb group to see what other sketches and layouts are shared every month.



Thursday, October 26, 2023

Happy Halloween layout

Less than a week to Halloween!
I'm not ready.
Seriously, how can the best holiday season be nearly over already and I've barely had time to enjoy anything spooky, scary or pumpkin-y?
Life, it's crazy round here.

However, I have been getting a bit of my scrappy spook on.
Today I'm sharing a layout showcasing my son's costume from last year using some fantastic products from Creative Embellishments.

Yes, he is totally monkeying around!
He was a Gorilla but they are not allowed to wear masks at school.
So we drew some bananas his cheeks and he filled this bananagrams bag with banana flavored laffy taffys to share at school.
He had so much fun and most people thought he was pretty funny.

We'll start with our gorillas.
The one swinging up top is from the Gorilla set
and the one in the second photo is from the Gorilla 2 set.
For both I put a base of matte white chalk marker and then used a brown ink pad to get the fur look and finished it on the edges with a bit of black ink pad.

When I was looking through my Halloween chipboard I saw the Zombie hand and thought it would be funny to have it reaching in for his banana. lol I love it!
I used the base layer of matte white chalk marker on all my chipboard pieces for this layout and then added some metallic silver over that and finished up with a bit of green distress crayon.
I think it looks plenty rotted.

I used a simple title to keep the focus on the photos and fun embellishments. This is from the Happy Halloween Word Set, with orange gel crayon layered on top.
Next up the Banana. I only used yellow gel crayon here, but then took a pin and cleared the little cuts in the chipboard on the banana so they clearly showed the lines in it.
And the finishing touch, these creepy eyes on a flair button from the Boo Flair set.

I hope you have a fabulous, lasting just as long as you wish, Halloween!
Have a spooky rest of your month!

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Plague Doctor layout

I had so much fun creating this next layout!
I love it when my kids get creative and put together their own costumes, but I love it even more when the costume is creepy, scary or spooky.
So what did my son come up with for Halloween of 2020?

What better than a Plague Doctor costume?!!
I loved every minute of this and he loved the extra treats and toys he got from some houses that also loved his clever costume.

Up first is our Plague mask; it's under Crow Skull mask on Creative Embellishments website.
I used metallic gold chalk marker and then added a little detail over the top with other markers until I like the look. I little red around the eyes never hurts. I colored the bottom and hat with black marker & then added a black acrylic skull w/ crossbones
Can't forget my creepy spider. I used brown mark on him with a bit of red on the pincers. I need to order more, my spider stash is getting low.

Any Halloween layout can use more skulls and creepy eyes right?
This one is from the small skulls set. I used matte chalk marker and then added some detail coloring around the eyes, mouth and cracks with marker.
The eyes are from cat eyes set and are wood veneer. I colored them with red and black marker.


Now for my title. It's the All Hallow s Eve title & I freaking love it!
I used a rust red marker on most of it and them added some bright red along the bottom. Then colored the spider to match the look of a black widow. When I was done it didn't stand out against the page enough to I went around it with some chalk marker, which kind of picked up the color that was already there a bit and then I touched up the bottom with more red.
Add another black acrylic skull and this cool crow flair button from the Skull Flair set and you've got yourself the perfect layout to showcase a Plague Doctor Halloween!

Happy Spooky Season to you all!

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Creepy layout

Hello and welcome back!

We recently replaced the carpet in one of our rooms and we decided to have a little fun after pulling out the old carpet, before the installer came.
He didn't say anything so maybe this is normal?

 I have a LOT of chipboard pieces on this layout.
One of my favs is the spider crawling up over the skull.
All of the details on are the Creative Embellishments blog.

Thanks for enjoying my favorite holiday with me!

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Beware layout

Hello and welcome to my favorite holiday month!
Halloween is without a doubt the best holiday we celebrate.
Spooky, fun & as simple as you want to make it.

This layout is based on a sketch from Sketches In Thyme.
I love the spooky fun of Halloween so taking these sweet photos of my little guy checking out this jack-o-lantern and creating a spooky layout is exactly what I did.

Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Soccer Sweetheart layout

Last post for September. This year is really flying.

This kid is fabulous!
He is super intense about soccer, but he will stop right after a run (not following where the final kick actually went) and turn to look for his supporters and the camera.

I'm so glad he is enjoying what he does, his way.

All the details for this layout are on the Creative Embellishments blog.

Thanks for dropping in!



Thursday, September 21, 2023

Celebrate layout

Today I'm getting into the weeds with some birthday photos!
Everyone has those photos that for whatever reason they just don't dig into for scrapping often right? Well, these are mine. But today, I have this fun layout to share:

I think it turned out pretty good.
Check out the details on the Creative Embellishment blog.
Thanks, Angela!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Hiking layout

 Hey my scrappy friends!
Today I'm getting into nature with a fun hiking layout and a bunch of cool nature chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments.

I had a lot of fun coloring these cool chipboard pieces for this layout.
All of the details are on the CE blog.


Friday, September 8, 2023

Sophomore layout

 Hello, hello!
I hope you've been enjoying some scrappy endeavors lately.
Today I'm sharing a back to school layout based on a sketch from Sketches In Thyme.

 The sketch had some really fun layering behind the photo and it worked so well for this photo.
I'm positive I will use this sketch again.
Check it out and play along for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, August 31, 2023

Middle School layout

Last day of August.
Man this year is flying by. I admit, I'm not ready for summer to be over.
But I have a back to school layout for you anyway. 

All of the details for this layout are on the Creative Embellishments blog.
Thanks for stopping in!


Friday, August 25, 2023

Dad & Me layout

What's up my crafting peeps?
I hope you're having fun with the last few days of summer because it's time for SPOOKY season.
Oh yes, I am that person.
But today I'm sharing a layout of some summer fun at the lake.


All of the details for this layout are on Creative Embellishments blog here.

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, August 14, 2023

River Time and tan lines layout

Today I'm sharing a layout about my daughter and her friends having a little fun for her birthday.
I'm using some fun new chipboard pieces related to water activity.
I asked for some lake/river related items and there are some really great new ones in the store now. You should totally check them out at Creative Embellishments.

The new chipboard pieces I used are the title piece and these awesome flamingo floats.
I am definitely going to need more. I love them!
You can check out details on my layout on the Creative Embellishments blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Fastpitch layout

Hello crafty people!
Today I'm sharing a layout based on the sketch from Sketches In Thyme.
You can find the sketch and play along on their fb page.


 I had a lot of fun using this new to me line from Photoplay paper and creating a fun softball page of my daughter back in her fastpitch days. I think my favorite part is the ball stitches around the outside of the layout. It's easy to do and adds so much to the design.

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

My Favorite layout

 Hello friends!
Today I'm sharing a layout based on a sketch from Scrap Our Stash.
It also needed to have a summer theme and striped pattern paper.


I almost forgot to put the striped pattern paper in there and then when I switched it out with a mostly solid blue that I had planned to use under the photos I was really worried my photos would be lost in the chaos of all the bright, busy papers. But I think it turned out really good & only a little busy. 

Play along at SOS for your chance to win!

Thanks, Angela

Friday, July 28, 2023

Game layout

 No this is not a sports layout.
Don't be so shocked!
Occasionally I post layouts about other types of games...

 This was so much fun and I absolutely LOVE the chipboard playing cards from Creative Embellishments.
Details here.

Thanks for coming by today!


Friday, July 21, 2023

Smile for the Camera layout

What is summer without a little water right?

This is another creation for Creative Embellishments.
I used both chipboard (title) and wood veneer (glasses) on this layout.

 All of the details are here.




Thursday, July 13, 2023

Wild One layout

I really love the way this layout turned out!!
I used lots of awesome chipboard from Creative Embellishments.


All of the details are on the CE blog.

Thanks for stopping in!


Saturday, July 8, 2023

All the Rides layout

 Hello again!
I hope you're having a wonderful summer.
I've been running around pretty crazy this summer and it is definitely going to be over before I'm ready, but today I get to share a little bit of summer fun with you.



This layout is based on a sketch from Sketches In Thyme.
You can find it on their fb page here.

Play along with the challenge for your chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, July 1, 2023

Softball Game Day layout

 Is it really July?
I'm ready for a camping trip or something.

The challenge for Scrap Our Stash was to use the sketch and red, white, and blue.
I went with a baseball line that was mostly red, white and blue and added some softball stickers to represent fast-pitch for this layout of my daughter playing her favorite game.

Check out the challenge here & play along to win.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Life Documented layout

How is your summer going? I hope you're getting in a lot of fun or relaxation, or both.


Today I'm sharing a layout for Creative Embellishments.
I used this cool Life Documented chipboard title and added a rainbow of gel crayon color to it.
I LOVE the way it turned out.

More details on the Creative Embellishments blog here.

Thanks for stopping in!


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Fun in the Sun layout

Yay for summer!
Where I live summers are only unbearably hot for a few weeks, whereas winters are long, cold and nasty. So I'm a huge fan of summer and do my best to take it all in when possible.
Today I'm sharing a layout with photos of my oldest hanging with her dad on the lake.


This was created using products from Creative Embellishments and you can get more details on those and my layout here.

Enjoy a little R&R this summer!

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Here Comes Trouble layout

Hey everyone!
I'm creating for Creative Embellishments today.


Just ahead of Father's Day I thought it would be perfect to scrap these pictures.
My kids are like most and get a little wild when dad is around, combine that with the camera and we've got 4 crazies vying for attention.
Details on my layout on the CE blog.

Hope you are having a wonderful June!
Thanks for stopping.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Dreamer layout

I'm sharing my layout based on a sketch from Sketches In Thyme today:


All the details are on their page on facebook
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Flag Football layout

 With a new month comes a new layout.
Scrap Our Stash gives a sketch with a challenge.
This challenge was to add a tab, tag and creative title work.

This kid has so much fun doing pretty much any sport.
I love watching him work hard and have fun.

Thanks, Angela

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Mom & Me layout

 Can you believe it's the last day of May?
Wow, things are just speeding by, but that means it will soon be camping time and I can't wait!
Today I'm sharing a layout of me with my son.

I had a lot of fun creating this layout.
I used a sketch from Paper Issues, lots of gelatos and gel crayons and tons of chipboard and wood veneer from Creative Embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

All Star Baseball layout

 I have a fun Baseball layout to share with all of you today!
When I saw this cool baseball frame in the store it was a must have and it looks great on this layout.

So much fun chipboard, wood veneer baseballs and stars all from Creative Embellishments.
Details here.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Birthday Bash layout

Hey everyone!
Today I'm sharing this fun Birthday Bash layout for Creative Embellishments.


I used a sketch from Sketch n Scrap and lots of fun chipboard from Creative Embellishments.
You can find all the details here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 8, 2023

Hello layout

Today I'm sharing a layout based on the sketch challenge from Sketches in Thyme.

This little guy loves the phone. He's such a social kid.

Come by the SIT fb page and play along with us for you chance to win a prize.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Egg Hunt layout

The first of May.
This month is going to fly by. I can tell by looking at my calendar.

So let's get started.

From Scrap Our Stash I've used a sketch and the challenge to add circles to your layout.
Check it out and play along for your chance at a prize, here.

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, April 27, 2023

Fascinating layout

 Now that it is officially bug season,
(I know because my trees are buzzing with happy little bees working on their honey),
I have a layout all about a happy little boy fascinated with those bugs.

It's so fun to watch them learn and explore!
I used a sketch from Paper Issues for this layout.
All the details here.


Friday, April 21, 2023

Hoppy Easter layout

 Time for some Easter fun!
Today's layout is of my youngest dying some eggs for Easter.

So of course some colored eggs and a cute Easter bunny are required for the layout.
Details here.

Happy Spring to you all!

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Start 'em Early layout

 Today is the first of 3 layouts this month for Creative Embellishments.

This one was so fun to make.
I love working with the nested & acrylic stars.
All the details are here.

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Softball layout

Today I'm sharing a layout based on a sketch from Sketches In Thyme.
They have fully moved off their blog and onto fb with a community group of scrapbookers.
You can check it out here.

This layout was so fun to make!

Thanks for swinging in.

Fairy Dust