Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!!  We have just been taking it easy around my house this weekend.  Today I was lucky enough to get to scrap ALL DAY!   My bff, Denise, and I decided to scrap two sketch layout challenges together.  Well sort of together...she scrapped in So. Ca and I scrapped in NV.  

Denise picked out the sketch challenges at The Paper Variety and at Got Sketch?  I'm going to show you the layout I made with the Paper Variety sketch first. 

I kind of wanted to go a little crazy with color on this one so if you need to leave and go get your sun glasses I will wait.......'re back?  (ha)  Well...bright enough for you??  I started by pulling out some white card stock and misting it with water then I pulled out the gorgeous brightly colored Dylusions ink sprays.  I used Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest, Postbox Red, Bubblegum Pink and Squeezed Orange.  I'm just so in love with all these fresh bright colors! 
After letting my paper dry, I pulled out some papers from S.E.I. and picked out and trimmed the papers that worked best.  I trimmed out a journaling tag and stitched one of my paper strips.  I finished up by pulling out some chipboard letters and stickers from my stash for the title and subtitle.  I added a bright orange flower and some bright green stick pins.  Voila....done.
I'm obviously entering it over at Paper Variety and just to be matchy matchy with Denise, I am entering it at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything but a Card.  And I am also joining in on the Misting challenge #68 at Scrapfit.
Next, I want to show you the layout I made using the sketch challenge from Got Sketch?.  I had fun with this one too.  I pulled out a paper kit of Cosmo Cricket goodies.  Since this sketch used so many different layers of paper, I figured it would be smart to start off with a paper collection that went together. 

I layered and cut and layered some more.  I pulled out a Martha Stewart edge punch and punched.  I found fun goodies in my stash to use, ribbon, flower and brads.  I typed up my journaling in Word and then printed it out on some matching patterned paper.

I thought I was done but it just didn't seem quite right.  After I showed it to my hubby, he agreed with me that the photos I was using were too small.  So, I decided to print them out a little bigger and matted them with red paper to make them pop a bit more.  And then finally I was done.  I really like how this layout turned out.  What do you think?

I'm entering this layout at Got Sketch?

While you are here visiting you should make sure to join in on my blogiversary giveaway HERE.  And I also have a Customer Appreciation Giveaway from Crafter's Companion HERE.  Two ways to possibly win just by stopping by and entering!

I'm going to go enter these now since they are both due today in an hour or so.  Nothing like waiting until the last second.  lol

I will have more to share so check back soon.


  1. They are fabulous. I love the bright colors of the first one. Very cheerful looking. The second one is simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

  2. I LOVE how both your pages turned out!!! Those mists are fabulous and the paper you used for the 2nd page rock!

  3. Great layouts Stacy! The top one is perfect for Playdoh pictures - as bright and cheery as the Playdoh itself :) I love the second one too! Thanks for sharing. I had to work today so no playing for me.

  4. I am loving them! Those colors are wonderful and I have been wanting to try some of those sprays.
    Glad you and Denise got to scrap "together"
    Thanks for sharing sweetie

  5. great stuff; somewhere i saw a mist challenge for that first one; my phlebitis is back in full force today--so hopefully tomorrow i can remember where i saw it...

  6. Awesome layouts today! I love the your first one. You don't see many bright layouts. At least i don't do many bright layout. I'm working on some old Halloween layouts. I hope to get last year and the year before done. Then I will be caught up. TFS AJ~

  7. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Two amazing layouts!! Love, love the bright colors and mist on this oh so fun page!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

  9. That misting technique is a really cool effect. Love the end results!

  10. What fun pages. Love the fresh bright colors on the first and the lovely papers on the second.

  11. Beautiful project. thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter.Linda x

  12. Fab LOs - love the sprayed background on the first one!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. Fabulous layouts. Your girls are too cute. I love the bright colors.