Thursday, August 29, 2013

Memories Of A Lovely Day ~SOUS August 30~


Memories Of A Lovely Day

 Hey there! Thanks for stopping in today! 
 I have a sketch and layout to share with you today, not in that order! LOL! But another design to share with my gal pals and followers of Stuck on U Sketches
 Hope that you like! Really enjoyed this creation and the soft vintage vibe (that I am so not known for! LOL!) But fun to try...
 Going to let you all just look at pictures today and see my product list but keep the rest of my chatting to a minimum (what a relief! =)





Papers~
Crate Paper Random
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Store, for embroidery hoop
Embellies~
burlap
Basic Grey Fact or Fiction stickers
Recollections and Prima flowers

 There seems a lot more stuff on the page then that list covers but that IS it! Just a lot of what I listed is actually on the page! LOL!
 And can I say how adorable those babies were...having kids back to back, the time goes by even faster then normally! I miss those days (kinda!) LOL!

 Bye!

 ~Leah


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hello ~Artful Delight August Kit~


Hello Sis, Hello Bro

  Hey Hey! My last Artful Delight August kit share...what a joy this kit was and these happy and unique papers! LOVED this chevron and used it twice this month! 
 Before I got any further...love the film stripe washi tape included in the kit...see it at the bottom of the page? The sheerness of the washi allows a hint of color for the chevron to show through. Love! 

 All the goodies are from Artful Delight...most from the current kit but a few goodies added from previous months. Love the bold black letters and chalkboard banners from this month's kit! 




 I was quickly drawn to this flower from a previous kit and knew I wanted to add it but it was more of a how? How to allow the flower to show again't such a bold print? Decided to emboss and then came the idea of the vellum and white embossing. Adore this detail! How amazing would this have been to have cut and layered with this embossed vellum look? Wish I had had the time to do so!


 I hear good things about next month's kit...just like you, can't wait to see it! Thanks for the visit!

~Leah

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Celebrate Life ~SOUS Project Life Challenge~


Celebrate Life

 Once I pick photos, my creations seem to flow. Each person scraps in a different way but most start with a photo...then everything else is created around that. Or an idea that I look for a photo to go with..but the page itself is worked around my pictures.

 So I chose these photos and scrapped my Project Life inspired design! And, I have used only 3 Patterned Papers which goes with Stuck on U Sketches current PL challenge! Yay!

 I am pretty bummed I wasn't able to get the glittery pink cloud paper to photograph...so imagine the shimmer, ok? =) 

 Here we go...



Papers~
DCWV Playtime Stack (all prints on kraft)
basic kraft and black AC card stock
Die Cuts~
Papertrey Ink Fabulous Frames (polaroid shape)
Stickers~
Simple Stories
Embellies~
bakers twine
Recollections flowers

 I'm glad I got to share this page. I won't be posting very often to the Project Life challenges. Which I am sad to say but I don't have the extra time to create for these challenges. As much as some can seem simple, there is still a lot of planning and time to create these. So, I'll just be sharing a bit randomly. Wish I could do more because I LOVE seeing Project Life creations shared and they are always inspiring! So glad we are doing these challenges now!

 Ok, well thanks for the visit! See you on the flip side for my Artful Delight share...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

ABC Apple ~SOUS Die Cut Challenge Borders~


ABC Apple

 Well, folks...well have officially made it through the first few days of school! Wow! The kids are pooped but otherwise seem happy and we are thrilled for the friends they have in class! As for the teachers...they seem like dolls but don't know them well yet! Scotti has 2 teachers this year! Both teachers are mom's of 3 and have young babies...they for sure have their hands full but hopefully this will be a great year for everyone! 




 These are the cards I made to share with the new teachers this year...next time I'll have to keep in mind that I need 3 cards since we have 3 teachers this year! =) Hope they don't mind sharing this one! 

 Oh goodness...almost forgot to mention WHY I made these...I mean, other then for the teachers, that is...

 We have a GREAT Die Cut Challenge at Stuck on U Sketches to use any border die. There are SOOO many out there right now...the electronic machines have a ton of ones out there but also have been noticing more and more metal die options as well. Can't wait to see what everyone else does! 

 This so cool, will be using it again and again, ruler border die is the coolest! I just cut off the portion to fit my card using my Silhouette DE! Easy fit! And that ABC background...LOVE!




Papers~
Authentique Nostalgic Essentials
Crate Paper Random
and Basic Grey
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Online Store: ABC background,
and ruler
Stamps~
Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics (tone on tone
stamping on grey/red polka dot paper)
For and You 
and Tiny Tags die
Imaginisce Snag Em' Stamps for the apple
(leave and stem hand cut)
Embellies~
red tulle bow
red/white bakers twine
notebook border punch

 Thanks for visiting!!!! HUGS!!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

All Together ~Artful Delight August Kit~


All Together

 This was a fun page to put together! I great mix of good things...my Artful Delight August scrapbook kit and my go-to die cutting! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a few things to go along with embellies included in the kit. Ones used on the page included in the kit are the flowers, pinwheels and the chippy stars. All the different shaped leaves, photo frame and title were all die cut. I'm super excited (yeah, so I'm easily excitable, LOL!) about the title piece I created using different free fonts from Dafont.com and adding a banner piece. I welded all those together and then created a shadow using the Designer Edition software. I will for sure be making more titles like this! Fun and easy (well kinda, LOL!) Every piece of paper seen here was also included in the kit! Love, love all the patterns! The more simple b sides of the papers make them perfect for die cutting. 
 Hope you enjoy!
 Today is the LAST day before school starts tomorrow! I'm excited like it's my own first day of school! LOL! What am I going to where? Who can't I wait to see? LOL! Funny, right? But I am excited and have high hopes for a wonderful year for my babies! =)






 Have a wonderful day my friends...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Time Goes By In A Flash ~SOUS August 16 Sketch~


Time Goes By In A Flash

 We have a new sketch challenge for you folks today at Stuck on U Sketches! Hope you like the sketch I created for you all! =) My first time playing with some different things and really did enjoy the outcome. I know this for sure looks different from most of my other sketches! 


 I had an insane good time putting this together...well...after I got into the groove of adding details. The base of a layout goes together well enough and I did have all the cuts designed but knew I wanted more and after I got moving on this, the page flew together and I had a really good time with it!

 The punch of red was added as an afterthought and looking for what else I wanted to add...I took that bit of red from the swing in the photo and love the extra punch to the page as a whole. So that was fun! I know my pages are more childish and bright so this whole vibe was something a bit different for me and that also made it extra fun to make!




Papers~
Authentique 
DCWV
and Basic Grey
and light green vellum by Mrs Grossman's
(sadly I'm not home while I'm doing my text and forgot my notes at home)
Die Cuts~
Silhouette Online Store;
circle background shape, camera reels, film rolls, film strips
viewfinder and flourishes
and title (dafont.com)
Embellies~
feathers
pearls
butterfly punches by MS
floral mix from my stash
brads
and sticker letters by Echo Park

 Hope you all have a great weekend! The kids and I are spending a couple more days at my mom's before school starts next week! Next week! Oh gosh...here already! =)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thinking of Summer ~Artful Delight August Scrapbook Kit~


Thinking of Summer

 I for sure think this page for Artful Delight has that Summer vibe, don't you think? I was excited to see this print in the August kit because I thought it was something unusual and also something that screamed "boy". Because let's face it, there never seems enough out there for more boy/guy pages and so I thought that was the way to go...(sidenote, the b-side of the paper is a fabulous blue woodgrain and was almost so good I had a hard time using this side! LOL!)

 This is probably one of the more simple pages that I've done but one of my favorite's. I love the simple but happy details of this and love how even though the page is interesting that the sweet lakeside photo of my little guy stands the focus!


All embellies are from Artful Delight kits...most, of course from the current August kit but just a few things, like the bakers twine, are from previous kits...so so so...just get the kits monthly. They work together! =)


 Well...one more day and my baby...not this one, but my oldest baby (only a Mom would get that, right?) turns 9...I can't believe it! Almost double digits! =) So back to getting things ready for some birthday fun!

 ~Leah

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hello Kinderbears! ~SOUS August 9 DieCut Challenge Furry Friends~


Hello Kinderbears!

 Oh my goodness, I had a little mental blunder and got projects mixed up so I'm a bit late in posting this...even if I did have the project done way before! Urgh! I'm so so bad this year with posting on time... =(
 So, let's get over that, please and move onto a very fun Die Cut Challenge at Stuck on U Sketches

 Furry Friends

 So what a great chance to scrap those photos of your hamster or make a card for your puppy dog loving best friend. Either way, too many ideas to even begin to go on...but do ya need some ideas? Stop at the SOUS blog because our team did some very creative, very fun stuff! 




Papers~
DCWV Sunshine Stack, all prints
kraft and white card stock
DieCutting~
Silhouette Store; background banners, flowers, hello circle, bear,
title- Angry Birds dafont.com
Embellies~
Papertrey Ink Polka Dot basics 
Bling
and Echo Park stickers

 Well I am just about to head out the door for the Santa Clara, Ca Scrapbook Expo with a good friend and our little girls. Good times ahead! 

 Laters!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fun In The Sun ~Artful Delight August Kit Reveal~


Fun In The Sun

 Hey Hey! Another month is upon us and that means another always wonderful kit from Artful Delight
Check out the very awesome reveal photos for the scrapbook and card kits! Wonderful, right? And the embellies and in particular, very excited for the sheer envies! 

 Oh, and almost forgot...be sure to check out the new sketches as well! This one was fun and easy! Great combo! 

 Kept the page simple and let the beachy prints be the focal point. I added a single pinwheel from the kit then made a few mini's to add...did some inking and added just a bit more gold glitter to go with the polka dots on the large pinwheel. 




Great stuff! So so excited to play some more with these items!

Hugs! ~Leah

Thursday, August 1, 2013

This Moment ~SOUS August 2 Sketch~


This Moment

 Another Friday has made it's way around! Whew! And pretty much all our Summer plans are behind us. So what's to finish the Summer before school starts? Lots of playing with friends and hopefully lots of crafting time for Momma! However before all that, I've been getting my house back in order. After needing to replace a section of carpet in the boys room and having that room emptied, etc. I was desperate to have my house looking good! And now it is! 

 Now thinking crafty time!

 And so how about I share a layout and my sketch designed for Stuck on U Sketches! Hope you all like both! I really do like the sketch and can see using this one again! And, man did I follow the sketch well! Normally, wether I've designed the sketch or not, I don't follow it so closely but this time I really tried! And love the result. 

 You can't really tell I think but man this puppy was time consuming! All the layered cuts, border punches, adding Glossy Accents...just took forever to come together. Not to mention having a really really hard time deciding what to do for embellishing once I had the main page done! 







 Papers~
DCWV All Boys (an older stack)
and some scraps of solid card stock
Die Cuts~
Silhouette; Circle This Moment (though I added in a ducky where they had a heart instead!),
more circles, and banners, boat and ducks.
Embellies~
Glossy Accents (which I thought was a great addition since the papers had gloss finishes
as well. Always time consuming but worth it!)
Epoxy Dots
Echo Park stickers

And my sketch for SOUS!

 Well I'm glad you came by and hope that Summer plans are still in full effect for you...though I am glad for some quiet days ahead...going to be weird having my babies go back to school! I'm actually not sick of them yet...and yes, I said yet! =)