Well, I’ve slacked off again, and not scrapped much in the last couple months. Today, I got six layouts done, all with sketches designed by the Ladies at “Let’s Scrap.” The sketches are from December 2013 to February 2014 (but in no particular order here):
Some of the layouts are, of course Ripley last summer on Norris Lake. One is more selfies from Sean, along with some attempt to lighten his hair with peroxide last August. The last layout is just from things around my house (plus Scott’s car, a photo he took and posted on Facebook).
Hope you enjoy looking at my scrapbook pages.
My first layout is from some sketch I’ve had for a while, so forget who to give credit to. It worked out great for some photos I had of Carley:
Here are a couple of layouts based on sketches from Let’s Scrap…
This next one is from Paper Secrets: (and these photos are all still from July – I’m way behind on my scrapping!)
This one is from Sketch-n-Scrap:
The next layouts are from Colorful Creations. A couple of them have sketches, but sometimes they just give you instructions and you make up the page to include whatever detail(s) they ask for:
This sketch came from Sketch 365, but was from November’s challenge (I never got around to it last month):
This sketch is by Jennesa Francis (Sorry if I misspelled your name!). I’m not sure if she designed it for Sketch-n-scrap or Paper secrets – I forgot to write it down when I printed a copy:
This last layout was just me throwing a few pics on paper – no sketch to connect it to:
I think that’s it for now.
Thanks for looking!
After another couple of months of doing nothing creative, I’ve made a batch of 20 Christmas cards that I have sent off to “Holiday Mail for Heroes.” After I had already added a few small glittery embellishments, I read on Walter Reed’s web page to “avoid glitter” as it could be problematic for soldiers with respiratory illnesses. Oops! The glitter I used isn’t like loose powdered glitter that I sprinkled on myself, so hopefully the cards will pass inspection and actually be given to the soldiers.
I also managed to make a quick card for my brother’s up-coming 50th birthday! Hope he likes it!
I’m still scrapping photos from June of this year – didn’t realize how many I’ve taken! But, I’m caught up on the weekly sketches offered by “Let’s Scrap.”
Hmmm, it seems I’m missing the sketch inspiration for this last layout. I thought it was from Let’s Scrap, but it’s possible it came from some other blog. I had it printed out, but apparently not saved in my computer files anywhere. Apologies to whomever should be getting credit for the inspiration.
Got a few layouts done for challenges at Colorful Creations. Not all of them offer sketches, just instructions. The first one did have a sketch:
This next one was a challenge that required the use of 5 photos in a 2-page layout. A sample page was posted for an example, and I used quite a bit of that design for my page:
I double dipped with this next sketch, which came from Paper Secrets; I also used the required item (bling) from a sketch-less challenge on Colorful Creations:
Here’s another Let’s Scrap sketch challenge:
There likely will be more to come, but maybe not tonight! 🙂
Haven’t scrapped much since some time in May…trying to do other chores and tasks that still seem far from done. Went back to the two main scrap sites that I’ve participated in the most and here’s what I’ve accomplished:
For Let’s Scrap, they do weekly (on Wednesday) 2-page layout sketches, with a card sketch on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. I haven’t done any cards yet, and still have a few weeks left to catch up to having them all up to this week’s challenge.
First the sketch:
Then my take on it:
The next set of pages come from challenges for August from Colorful Creations. They don’t always have sketches to follow, just instructions on what should be included on your layout. When available, I’ve included a sketch followed my my take on it. Otherwise, the pages are just my take on the monthly challenges for that site.
There will be more pages to add later. Hope you enjoyed looking at these. Thanks!
Here are more layouts from Colorful Creations and Let’s Scrap for National Scrapbooking month!
First, from Colorful Creations is the latest round of “So You Think You Can Scrap” (SYTYCS#18). For this challenge, you were not allowed to use a trimmer, scissors, or knives (cutting edges) on any papers. The layout had to include a bird, staples, 4 different patterned papers and wet or dry embossing.
Next, I am continuing on with the next several Sketch-a-Thon sketches from Colorful Creations. Numbers 1 and 2 were in a previous post. Here we start with # 3:
There was no #’s 4 or 5, so we move on to #6:
Next we go to Let’s Scrap. First is a single-page layout that is part of the National Scrapbook Day challenges:
Another NSD challenge had instructions that I didn’t follow. They updated their site some months (about a year?) ago, and the font on my computer is horrible and I tend not to read lengthy posts. Apparently, I’m the only person with a problem viewing their chosen font, so I have to just deal with it. And, since I don’t read instructions carefully, I didn’t use all the items they wanted on this layout…I just used the sketch. 🙂
Last (for now), is the regular weekly sketch from Let’s Scrap:
There should be plenty more sketches this month from several different sites, so I will post what I accomplish later. Thanks for looking!
There will hopefully be a lot of challenges for me this month and I will try to get them all added here.
I’ve been following a blog for a long time, now, called Let’s Scrap. I love their site because they always have 2-page layouts and I tend to work best with those. Other than the first and last pages of my scrapbook albums, I really want my facing pages to match whenever possible. If I don’t have enough photos for a 2-page design, that doesn’t bother me as much as not having the pages coordinate. Many of the layouts I’ve posted in the gallery pages are inspired by sketches from Let’s Scrap. Here is this week’s sketch and my version of it:
Next is the first half-month’s sketch from Paper Secrets. I messed up a couple things, so I’m not really thrilled with it, but I’m not going to point them out, so maybe y’all won’t notice. I turned the sketch to work with the photo I had.
Another site that I found out about last December, Colorful Creations, has tons of monthly challenges and has been a great resource since the Scrap ‘N Chat board closed last fall. I have used many of their challenges while making the 2 wedding albums for my niece, but didn’t give proper credit at the time. This month they are having a Scrap-a-Thon, and here are the first couple sketches they posted, and my pages:
Colorful Creations also offers challenges where they just instruct you on supplies or techniques to use, but without a sketch. For these, I usually dig out old sketches that I’ve collected off anyplace I could find (using google to start my searches). The first one is an embellishment challenge, where you are simply instructed to use circles. The second one is titled “Random Wednesday”. This weekly challenge can be about anything, sometimes having a sketch, sometimes being about cards. This week we are to use lots of ribbon.
Here is the first half-month’s sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap and my version of it:
I’ll be back with more later. Thanks for looking!
Most of my scrapping this month focused on more of Holly’s wedding photos, this time for my own personal album. A lot of those photos were scrapped using sketches from Colorful Creations, and their site is set up for direct uploading. I hadn’t done the first half-month’s sketches on the other blogs I follow, but there’s still time, so I might get them done yet.
These are the second half-month’s sketches, and my take on them from the following blogs:
From Paper Secrets (15 Apr 2013)
I turned the sketch on it’s side to better accommodate my photos (which are actually post-cards that my niece had made for writing Thank You notes on).
From Sketch-n-Scrap (15 Apr 2013)
From Sketchbook365 (15 Apr 2013)
This is the last page of my album; it holds the program that was handed out at the Church to follow through the wedding mass.
I will post a page to the right that has the full album available if anyone cares to view it.