Thursday, November 17, 2011

Frosted Designs Friday Embossing Challenge

Ahhh, it's so nice to have a few minutes to update my blog.  I've been so busy this Fall with work, home and church responsibilities that it seems my scrapbooking time is limited to just getting my projects done!  So I was glad to see I could incorporate the CK issue challenge over at Club CK with the Friday challenge for Frosted Designs.  And what inspiration!  I love challenges to keep me scrapping!   The issue challenge was to use a doily on your layout and the Frosted Designs challenge was to use embossing.  So since I didn't have any store-bought doilies, I decided to try out the Cricut Craft Room (that rolled out this week) to create a doily and then run it through my cuttlebug and emboss it.  It was definitely a fun, learning experience!.  I added the two embossed scalloped circles and was so amazed how well they coordinated with my created doily.  My fellow CK Peep Ashley Horton created the sketch I used for this layout.  The patterned paper is some really old paper I found in my stash and I loved how the purple and blue paper went so well with these pictures.  I also was pleased to put my MS punch around the page punch to good use.  This is one page that turned out beautifully and it makes me want to get back in my room and keep scrapping away!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 8.25.11

I had so much fun playing with my granddaughter at my niece's birthday party.  She had such a great time playing with this little doll stroller.  She pushed it all over the yard and I thought it was so cute.  I knew I wanted to scrap these pics and loved the Sketchy Thursdays sketch this week.  These are just some papers from my scrap stash.  The die-cuts and the circle pics and papers were done with my Cricut.  I love that center point option! The die-cuts are from the Kate's ABC's cartridge and the letters are from the Country Life cartridge.  I really enjoyed putting this one together!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Club CK Blog Hop Sketch

The wonderful gals at Club CK have done it again!  They hosted a blog hop over the weekend of August 19th & 20th that was so much fun!  I enjoyed seeing how everyone took the sketch that Amanda (okanogangirl) created and made it their own!  I decided to give it a try myself.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch which you can see at Amanda's blog but decided I would like to add some fabulous flourishes using my Bazzill stitching templates (also an idea that Amanda recently posted on her blog).  I used Sassafras Cherry Delicious patterned paper on this layout.  The pics are from my great-nieces 3rd birthday party.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Sketch #20

I really love this sketch.  It was quite a challenge for me to create this page.  I'm kind of new at using sketches so I haven't quite learned to interpret it and make it my own quite yet but I'm learning a lot and trying lots of new techniques as I create my layouts.  This one was a lot of fun - it took me about 6 hours to create because I just kept coming up with more ideas.

First thing is the background design on the left was done with my Stampin Up Stampin Around tool and then I used clear embossing powder and heat embossing to give it some texture. I used my Tim Holtz distress inks in Tea Dye and Antique linen on almost all the elements and the patterned paper.

The ribbon slide was made from a recycled soda can that I ran through my cuttlebug using my Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4 and cut slits out with my craft knife. The grommet on the tag (left of photo) came from some scrapbook packaging.

The element in the upper right hand corner was a piece of cardstock that I used a Kaiser Craft rub-on on and then printed the info on vellum and adhered it.

On to the digital elements. I wanted a dance card instead of a bingo card and I didn't have a ticket either so I created them in Photoshop using the Design House Digital Kit - Jen Allyson's Vintage Findings - Black and Cream.

Other items used include: Bazzill Cardstock - Stonehenge, Patterned Paper: K & Co. Teal Floral & Letter Flat paper. Prima Flowers, Butterfly sticker by La Petites - Paper Studio, Buttons by American Crafts, Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip Ink,  Stampedous Clear Embossing Powder, Marthat Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 7.21.11 Layout

I was checking out the Sketchy Thursdays blog and decided to use their sketch for some scrappy inspiration!  I love to put together pages featuring my favorite (and only) granddaughter!  I wish I'd been with her the day she went to visit this place.  There were so many neat little Nursery Rhyme play areas and playground equipment and a petting zoo.  This is just the first of a series of pages that I need to show how much fun she had playing there.  

Stepping Out into the Blogosphere

Welcome to my new blog!  I love to scrapbook and my husband loves to grow flowers.  So I thought it would be appropriate to name my blog Creative Scrap Garden.  I love sharing my scrapbook creations online just like he likes showing off his love of pretty flowers every spring in our yard.  It's a joy to just see how the flowers grow and mature and I feel like that's where I am going with my scrapbooking.  I started out just making computer generated graphic cards.  Then on to paper crafted cards.  My family and friends love to get their handmade cards.  Then about 7 years ago I decided to start a scrapbook of my children's baby pictures and I have been hooked ever since.  I truly have a passion for creating scrapbook layouts and cards.  It's so much fun and even more fun when I can share them with others.