Paradise – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal!

Hello and Happy February!! :)

It’s the first Friday of the month, which means it’s time for another ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A 2 page layout reveal!

I am so excited to see February get here! It’s vacation month for me and I’m finally heading south to visit my happy place after 3 long years. So of course, past memories of my time there became the inspiration for this week’s layout.

So here is what I created for this week:

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And here are some detail shots:

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I used my Kelly Purkey stamps in blues, as well as some Teresa Collins stamps, because of the amazing waters, and orange because it’s one of the resort theme colours. Everything in the resort is white, silver and orange. That little Enjoy The View tag is from a treasure box from a vendor at a mega crop I was at in November.

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I love love love this title! It’s a Silhouette cut file that I filled in with black, printed on my laser printer, cut with the Silhouette and then sent through the Minc with silver foil. I also used an embossing folder on the second piece of patterned paper but on the reverse side to create a debossing effect. The flair up top is from Lawn Fawn. The washi is Bella Blvd and My Mind’s Eye.

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More shots of the debossing, the Tattered Angels stamp and some messy misting. I even dug into my stash and used some of my favourite 7Gypsies paper for this layout. Both grey pieces are from the same 7Gypsies line, as is the ribbon.  The accordion circle embellishment is from Pink Paislee.

So here is the sketch we had to work with for this week:
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So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of Team A created for your inspiration this week. Make sure to link up your sketch inspired creations by the end of the month for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize! As always, thanks for visiting and I can’t wait to see what you create! See you in 2 weeks!

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Today – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello everyone and happy Friday!

It’s also time for a ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A Reveal!

This week I am featuring a special little lady who turned 1 on December 1st.  I figured it was a fitting layout for this week, as this Sunday marks 1 year since her adoption into our home and hearts.  I’m talking about none other than sweet Tiffany.  She also has a Game of Thrones name of Tiffalyn Baratheon.  I’m not sure how I feel about her being a Baratheon… I digress.. Just like the photoshoot I did with Bella on her 1st birthday, I felt it was important to capture Tiffany’s 1st birthday too!

So here is what I created for this week:

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All patterned paper is Maggie Holmes for American Crafts. I fussy cut the flowers to create the circular elements. The polkadot heart, title, and 2 squares are all Heidi Swapp Minc products that I used rose gold foil on.  The pearls and chipboard ampersand are Pebbles. The floss is American Crafts. Cardstock is Bazzill Basics.

Speaking of Heidi Swapp Minc…. I am in loooooooove with her new CHA releases for the Minc! I can’t wait to get my hands on the reactive mist and ombre foils!!!  Had to believe the machine I never thought I’d use I have used on almost every layout since. I just love that metallic pop.

Here is the inspiration sketch for this week:

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As you can see I took a little liberty with the sketch this week, mostly because I was really inspired by those 3×3 Minc elements.

So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of team A has created for your inspiration!  I hope you get a chance to create your own sketch inspired pages to share with us!

Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until  January  29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month’s sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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‘Tis The Season – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Happy New Year!

2016 is here upon us, and I hope it greets you all well.

Believe it or not, but it’s time for some ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A inspiration.  I actually have some scrapping plans this weekend. I figured I’d use these last few days of holiday staycation to work on some of my projects from the Teresa Collins Vegas event that I didn’t get to complete on site.  Speaking of holidays, since it’s so close to Christmas, I allowed myself one last Christmas themed layout to share for this holiday season.

Christmas photos for me are so rare lately that I had to dig deep and pull out some pictures from a few years ago.  Ok, ok, so it is close to 8 years ago, but who’s counting?!  Santa even gifted me an awesome point and shoot, and I tried to do a photo a day for December. I think I managed to make it to the 5th….

So here is what I created for this week’s reveal:

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All the paper is from Simple Stories and the Cardstock is Bazzill.  The ribbon is from my stash, and the die cut borders and title were from my Silhouette.  I also glammed up the title with some Wink of Stella clear marker over top – and a little brown Wink of Stella on the tree trunk too.  The bling atop the tree and the 25 wooden element are Tim Holtz.  You may notice some shadows on my layout. I took it outside in the warm December sun (!!!!!!) – seriously!

And here is the sketch we had to work with:

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So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of the team has created for your inspiration. Create your own sketch inspired layout, and share it with us for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize!

See you in 2 weeks with my next reveal!

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We Are – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Ok. You’re seriously not going to believe this – but this is my last reveal for this year for ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday.  I’ll be back in the new year, but this is the last one scheduled for  Team A.

For this week’s layout I used more of the Simple Stories We Are…Family collection. This is actually a collection I totally loved in the store, then got it home and had no idea what on earth to do with it. I’ve actually *forced* myself to use it for 2 reveal layouts and I love the finished product for both of them. I’ve also made a concerted effort to use all the stickers and goodies in the collection packs instead of “saving them for the perfect layout”.

So here is what I came up with this week:
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All products Simple Stories except cardstock from stash, and twine from American Crafts.

Here is our inspiration sketch that we had to work with:
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So now it’s your turn. I hope you get some crafty time before the end of the month so you can link up your creations for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize. Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog for some more Team A inspiration.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Year’s!

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Love – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday

Hello everyone and once again happy Friday! Don’t look now but it’s the last Friday in November and December is right around the corner! It’s also time for another ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday team A reveal. We’re ushering in the new month with a 2 page layout for your inspiration.

This month my page features a wonderful memory from my most recent trip to Las Vegas and the night I saw Cirque du Soleil Love. I usually make a point to see one Cirque show per trip, and this time I opted to see Love. I was blown away and sat in awe the entire time. It was purely magical. So without further adieu, here is my layout for this week:
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Because it was Love, I got to dig out all my fun heart tools like my border punch and squeeze hand punch. I also added a punch of metallic red using my Heidi Swapp Minc machine. That card was just perfect for adding some journaling about the night. I used some paper from Bo Bunny that is wonderfully distressed and vintage, with some beautiful cursive writing and music paper, also totally perfect for the page and the event.

Here is the sketch we had for inspiration:

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I know December is a busy month, but you now have an extra weekend to scrap your own version of the sketch and share it with us before the end of December for your chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize! Make sure you take some time during the holidays for some scrap-therapy. It’s so worth it! Looking forward to seeing your creations!

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Pumpkin Everything – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!

It’s once again time for Team A’s Sketch-y Friday reveal over on the ScrapMuch? blog.

This week I’m featuring the Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice line again. I just love this collection! Ironically it’s also the manufacturer spotlight over at ScrapMuch? and Laura has created a ton of amazing pages and projects with this line. I swear I did this layout up before I found out it was the feature of the month. Clearly I have great taste in paper!

Anyone else love pumpkin everything in the fall as much as I do? It’s always bittersweet for me because I love pumpkin but I hate that it means it’s the end of summer.

So, with all that intro, here is what I created for this week’s reveal:

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Pretty much everything for this layout was from the Pumpkin Spice line. I did use my Tim Holtz coffee cup stamp to ink up the base, fitting since it is a layout about coffee after all. I also used a piece of cork from a DCWV paper pad to add more texture, as well as some patterned lines to go with the dots and florals. I cut the title with my Silhouette. I glammed up the chipboard pumpkin with my clear Wink of Stella marker. The twine for the bow is American Crafts.

Here is the sketch we had to work with for this week:

Here is a run down of our Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for our monthly prize.    You have until November 29th, at midnight to participate in any of this month’s sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You may take some artistic license with your adaptation of the sketches, however if you choose to use a double page sketch for a single page layout you may only enter once per sketch, not once per side.

If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)  Good luck, we cannot wait to see what you create!

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Friends Always – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

I’m in denial that this weekend it’s November already.
I’m in denial that the clocks go back Saturday night.
I’m in denial watching the thermometer dip day by day.

So with the new month beginning on Sunday, it’s time for another Team A ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday reveal. In keeping with usual tradition, the first layout of the month is a double pager. I’m happy to share my layout featuring my Vegas Wolfpack! These ladies are awesome. We come from all walks of life, from all over the US and I’m the lone Canadian. I’ve known one of these amazing ladies since 2007. We always have so much fun together, bound together in our common love of scrapbooking, and travel, and travel for scrapbooking. We may not be able to all get together next year and that makes me very sad.

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I used a mix of Teresa Collins, Simple Stories, Heidi Swapp and Amy Tangerine products on this layout. I loved going with the black, white, and gold palette. I even added in some chipboard pieces that I put through the Minc (love that machine!) – the ampersand on the big camera embellie, and the “good times” on the photo.

Here is the sketch we had to work with this week

So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of Team A has created for your inspiration! Then create your own sketch inspired layout and share with us for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize!

Have a safe and Happy Hallowe’en everyone! I’ll see you in 2 weeks with my next ScrapMuch? creation!

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