I actually did a layout that I didn't use a sketch for! Weird huh?! lol I used Campin Critters and Lifes a Party for this layout. I couldn't pass up scrapping my two boys with my Grandson hanging out in their tent at the family reunion this year. That's about what it says on the tag, stuck inside the top of tent.
The whole point of having the outhouse in this layout is simply that the adults (namely my Mom & I) won't let, namely my two boys, (although they had a cousin or two with them at the time) live down tipping over the outhouse a few years ago.
I have another complete layout using Creative Scrapper's sketches, found here! This is not my normal style, which is why I love following CS sketches.
My take on their sketch...
My Grandson is 6 months old in these pictures and my daughter and I were giving him his first cup! It was a hot day out, but my DD put a blanket over her legs before giving Lil B his cup! She didn't want him drooling or spilling his juice all over her, she's so funny.
This week at SweetSassyDiva's, the design team theme is glitter. Those of you who follow my blog know that for me, glitter means Stickles!! I love using stickles on my layouts, I would say I go overboard with them, but I don't think that's possible. : )
I've had this idea for a layout in my head for awhile, but it was only a partial idea... until now. I've been wanting to use a train to hold photo mats since my Grandson loves trains. Being only 7 months old, he has a variety of toys, so no theme really holds with him yet, so I was just holding onto the train idea. Since I had some cute pictures of him on the floor with a bunch of toys, I decided to go with the train idea and assorted toys. I only used two carts on this layout, B is for Boy and MS Birthday. I prefer the train on MS Birthday, which was cut at 3.
The money was cut @ 4. I used red stickles on his heart and lips and clear on his hat.
The stickles really make everything stand out so much more.
The dump truck was cut @ 3.5.
I used brown and clear stickles on the dirt.
I cut out the lion @ 4, the keys @ 3 and the Prince Charming and crown @ 3.5 and the rings at 3.5.
For the train, I decided to add some left over pictures to it. For the two passenger cars, I just used a square punch.
On the back side, I used scotch tape to hold them in place.
For the other two cars, I used the hinge method. On my gypsy I placed two of the same cars on one mat. Next I added scotch tape to the top of some plain white paper on my cutting mat and cut out the two cars.
Do NOT remove from the machine, I just hit load paper, so I had room to move. ((I should have hidden all the lines, except the insides one before
cutting, but I forgot. I did do it after cutting the white paper,
before I cut the photos. Shown is the missing white piece, the only cut that should have been made, although it didn't hurt anything.))
Next I inserted the pictures underneath the white paper, so I could see exactly where it would cut.
Since my mats are in pretty bad shape, I taped the pictures down on the mat and then cut them out.
I took the two pictures and inserted them into each remaining cars.
I made an awesome trade over on facebooks Scrappy Trade Shack ! I traded a cartridge for Life's a Party. I "had to have" the monkey! lol Monkey's are so popular on little kids things right now, so most of my Grandson's pictures have a monkey somewhere in it. I cut out a few of the monkeys and made this card with one of them.
I was so excited to get the A Quilted Christmas cartridge this week! I've made several different cuts from the cartridge.
I made them into Christmas cards, but I haven't done anything special with them. Mostly I just wanted to see how they looked. Hopefully an idea will come to me on doing something with a little more zing!
There are a lot of great die cuts on this cartridge, each about 7 layers. They also have a card feature, so I made two of them also.
This cartridge alone will keep me busy for awhile! :)
Thanks for looking!
I enjoy making cards and scrapbooking. I think it's a great way to relax while being able to share my creations with others. Scrapbooking is also a great way to share my family's history for years to come.