Sledding gone wrong

Fun times can quickly turn bad.  Well, that is when the kids are getting tired and wore out. Kids getting plowed over by others and fist fights perfectly caught by the camera. Oh how these days can be hard, and yet I miss them so much. My kids have grown up way too fast!! What a fun journey it has been. 
The inspiration for this lay came from Let’s get sketchy. (Follow the link to see the original sketch.)  I found this great blog through instagram. I love sketch and challenge sites.  For this layout I used Basic Grey Friutcake kit papers. To cut the circles out I used my Fiskars circle cutter. I then embellished the layout with The Paper Studio doilies stickers from Jolie’s Boutique snow stuff set, letter stickers from the stash, a brad from The Paper Studio, and letter from my stash. The snowman is cut out from a leftover scrap. 


Winter Calling

So many great action shots for our sledding fun, it was hard to whittle it down to the ones to be used. This layout highlights a lot of the fun we had that day.  

This layout started with finding the inspiration on Pinterest, obviously my go to place for inspiration.  Paisely and Polkadots once again had what I was looking for. This layout was perfect for using up some of my scraps.  

To get the torn notebook edge I used my sitter binder to punch binding holes and then torn and distressed the edge to look as if it had been torn out of a notebook. I edged the top and bottom of the dictionary style paper with a Martha Stewart scalloped edge punch. I am not sure where that paper came from, but the rest of the pattern paper is from Basic Grey  Friut Cake collection. 

The embellishments above include a tag from the collection, a circle cut out of the paper with the Fiskars circle cutter, a pocket hand cut and accented with a brown Sharpie, a button from my collection, a crochet flower from The Paper Studio, and a rub on from Fancy Pants Happy Holiday.  

The tickets throughout the layout come from Tim Holtz Adage Tickets.  The tag is inked with Colorbox ink. There is another crochet flower from The Paper Studio. 

Bundled Up

Nothing is better than capture the joy and wonder of your children.  I love this about this layout in particular.  The kids had a blast sledding on this day.  Many hours and pictures later the day was mostly a success.

After sorting through the litteral stack of photos from sledding, I picked out photos that captured the kids perfectly at that moment in time.  After picking out the pick turns it is time to browse my Pinterest boards.  I found inspiration from Paisely and Polkadots and the layout can be found on my scraplifted board.  Next is raiding the stash.  My Basic Grey Figgy Pudding collection packet was perfect.   I also raided my project life card stash (not sure where these came from, The Paper Studio bling snowflakes,  silver glitter ribbon from American Crafts, red glitter ric-rak ribbon (not sure where it came from), silver glitter lettering (not sure who made this), and Kiwi Lane scalloped template. Below are close ups of different page elements.  

Picture Day

It only took 11 years to complete, but I finally have my baby girl’s Kindergarten pictures scrapbooked.  This is a double page layout that includes her school and class picture. 
Once again, I found my inspiration on Pinterest.  The inspiration page I used is on my scraplifted board. This is so much easier for me to keep track of what I’m working on and what I have already used.


I raided my stash to complete this layout, which I am in desperate need of using up.  I started by finding the pattern papers that spoke to me.  Colorbok Baby Girl kit was easily it. I chose the patterned papers I wanted for the banners and accents, cut them out, distressed the edges and glued them down. I then used glitter tape to edge a boarder accent.  On the far left side I layered embellishment die cuts that came in the kit, buttons from my great-grandmother’s stash, twine decorate finish off the buttons from American crafts, the yellow tag cut from framing mats (not sure where it came from), the arrow from Me&my big ideas pocket pages paper stickers, and the details journal spot from Sn@p sticker labels.  

The center tying the two pages together include a few more elements.  First I cut out a photo frame with a Sizzix die with scrap cardstock.  Then I backed it with patterned paper from the kit and cut small banners from left over paper too. The frame is embellished with cheveron washi from We R Memory Keepers, and cut out accent with scrap paper and popped it out with Stampin’ Demensionals from Stamping Up. Under the photo frame is a Mini  Craft Sack from the Paper Studio. Buttons, twine, and die cut embellishments carried over from the left hand side of the page.  The final touches include a Smiles sticker from me&my Big ideas pocket pages and pink glitter washi.