Vacation – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello and happy Friday!

July has truly flown by for me. A lot of work, a little getaway, and lots of wonderful hours enjoying the summer sun on the deck.

At ScrapMuch? we’re starting August a little early and doing our first Friday reveal today!  The good news is, it’s a long weekend here and maybe you’ll feel inspired to get in a little crafty time!

So here is my reveal for this week:
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I had a lot of fun working with this sketch this week. To me this was a fun mixing of paper from old lines in my stash, as well as some new Pink Paislee and Evalicious embellishments, a little bit of washi tape, some fun stamping, and some fun misting!

The pictures are all from a super fun trip we took 5 years ago to Puerto Vallarta Mexico. It was a perfect week of sun, sand and smiles. I don’t even care that I’m “behind” in scrapbooking because these are old pictures. It just means I have the opportunity to re-live the memories during the creation process. I’ve also long given up on scrapbooking chronologically and tend to organize my albums by theme. It’s what works for me.

Here is our inspiration sketch:

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. I hope you join us and share your take on the sketch with us for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize!

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you again in 2 weeks with my next reveal!

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Love Summer – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello and happy Friday!

I hope everyone is having an amazing Summer! It is by far my favourite season. What can I say? I like it hot! So, I opted to make this week’s ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday layout about summer!

Here is what I came up with for this week:

Love Summer

I managed to combine a few years of Simple Stories summer releases for patterned paper and embellishments because they were a similar palette and feel. I used Jillibean Soup for the background page and the whimsical dots worked great with the whimsical hearts and polka dots in the Simple Stories paper. Add in some fun “hairy floss” from American Crafts and a paperclip from Freckled Fawn for some fun embellishing.

As usual, I stuck pretty true to the original sketch:

So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog for some Team A inspiration. Create your own layout from this, or any of this month’s sketches, and link up with us for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize! As always, I love to see what you create!

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope it’s sunny where you are!

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Left My Heart – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hey everyone! Happy July!!

It’s the first Friday of the month, which can only mean one thing… ScrapMuch? Team A is up with their double page layout reveal!

Summer is all about vacations, so I went with a vacation theme for this sketch. Here is my layout for this week:

Left My Heart

I opted to dig in to my uber amazing Jillibean Soup Sightseeing Stew pack for the patterned paper, tags, and most of the embellishments. I added in a fun Maya Road airplane clip, some fun Evalicious puffy stickers, and a Studio Calico flair piece. Of course all that brightness needed a gentle kraft paper as a background. I also took this opportunity to scrapbook some of the many pics I take out the airplane window. I’m a window seat girl. I love to watch the world! The destinations featured in this layout are Arizona, Las Vegas and Cancun (aren’t those turquoises just stunning?!)

And here is the sketch we had to work with:

I kept pretty true to the sketch, aside from cutting apart the baggage tag page and using those as a ledge for the photos.

So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog to see what the rest of the team has been up to this week! I’d love for you to make your own layout to this sketch and share it with us for a chance to win an amazing ScrapMuch? prize!

Have a great sunny weekend everyone!

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I Am – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello and Happy Friday!

It’s time for another ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A reveal!

Today I’m sharing a layout that features the super hot Simple Stories I Am line. When I saw the reveal on this line I couldn’t wait to play with it and I was super thankful to find a bunch of it at ScrapMuch?! I know I probably shouldn’t be adding to my stash but this was so so so worth it (and I only bought a little bit!)!

This post comes with a bit of a warning, it’s not just about a layout. It’s about me. It’s about sharing. It’s about real life and being true.

So here is my layout:
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Supplies used: Patterned Paper – Simple Stories; Wood Veneer – Simple Stories; Ink – Tim Holtz Distress; Sequins – Teresa Collins; Punch – Teresa Collins for Fiskars; Washi – Gift from a friend! (Thank you Eileen!)

The picture is a selfie from an absolute moment of zen and relaxation. I snapped it on my mid-winter escape to Vegas when I was lying on a beach chair in the warm sun and finally able to just relax from all the stresses and emotional events that preceded that trip. I was So. Happy. The squares on the side truly are perfectly me – feeling happy, feeling blessed, and there’s tons of photographic evidence of me being happy in the sun.

I fussy cut the feathers from some of the other pages, as well as the flower. I used the black and white striped paper in the corner after I cut my pennant, just because I liked how it looked up there.

I used that great portion of word paper and intentionally left some parts visible.
I am enjoying the journey.
I am here.
I am going places.
I am on a journey.
I am loving.
I am enough.
I am beautiful.

I really struggle with the last two. “I am enough” was a mantra I was learning and starting to believe when I was routinely doing yoga with time spent on pranayama. It was finally quieting the voices of inadequacy that rambled in my head. My final thoughts on “I am beautiful” are far too heady for this post and for right now, but suffice to say it’s something I hope to feel and believe, truly believe, in my lifetime. That is a universal woman sentiment. We all want to feel beautiful.

On that fun note! Here is the sketch we had to work with this week:

And 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 this week. Then create your own layout and link up with us for a chance to win a fabulous ScrapMuch? prize! As always, I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Maybe a Fork? – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Happy June everyone!!

It’s the first Friday of the month which means ScrapMuch? Team A is up with their double page layout!

I recently got this awesome October Afternoon bundle that I couldn’t wait to use on a few pages. I also managed to use this layout to scrapbook some older photos of a super fun night while away on vacation with friends. I even added in one photo that came out blurry but still captured the joy and laughter that it was too priceless not to scrap (or at least I think so!).

So here is my take on the sketch:

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Needless to say, I wasn’t very good with chopsticks at the time. I’m thankfully better, but not super proficient.

The ombre effect on the thickers was again the result of some inadvertent sun bleaching – but totally works with the washi tape from the line and the ombre journalling tag. And the paper line in general? Nothing but happy, which was totally perfect for the happy photos.

And here is the sketch we had to work with:

So now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog to see what the rest of the team is up to! Then scrap your take on the sketch and share with us before the end of the month for a chance to win an awesome ScrapMuch? prize!

Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

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Simply Tiffany – May 1st Stuck?! Sketch

While cropping with the ScrapMuch? ladies on NSD I created this wee little layout based on the May 1 Stuck?! Sketches sketch. I meant to post this earlier but time just got away from me this month, so here I am just under the wire!

This sketch proved to be a little more difficult to work with for me than I thought it would be, but in the end I’m happy with the finished product. Here’s what I created from that sketch:

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I managed to use up some more of my Graphic45 Raining Cats And Dogs (love this line!), some Simple Stories embellishments from their cat line, and a few other fun embellishments from my stash. The star however is truly Tiffany. She’s so sweet when she’s sleeping!

Thanks for stopping by! I plan on spending some time tomorrow cropping with the ScrapMuch? ladies because I think it’s the last time I’ll get to join them until the fall. Have a fabulous weekend and I’ll for sure be back next week with another ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday reveal!

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Happy Memory – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello! It’s the Friday of the long weekend here in Canada. It’s time for ScrapMuch? Team A to reveal  their Sketch-y Friday creations.It also happens to be my Mom’s birthday this weekend. So I thought it was fitting to scrapbook a picture of my Mom and I for this week’s layout. The picture is from a wonderful Mother’s Day lunch a few years ago.

Without further adieu, here is my layout for this week:
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And here is the sketch we had to work with:

I took a few liberties with the sketch but stuck to it’s true essence. I’m super happy with the end product and I got to use up a bunch of my stash in the process!

Have a great weekend everyone! I hope you get some time with your family, some great fireworks and memories to scrapbook!

Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog to see what the rest of the team has created for you this week and then make sure to share your take on the sketch with us for a chance to win a ScrapMuch? prize!

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 May 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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