Thursday, April 28, 2016

Stuck?! April 15th Sketch #2

Here's the April 15th Sketch from the Stuck?! Sketches blog. Usually, I seem to follow sketches pretty closely (I'm not sure why, but I do). But, this time, I drifted pretty far from the sketch and it was lots of fun. 

The "layers" behind the photo on the sketch made me think of a "collage" and so decided to give it a try. This was the first time I used Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium (crazing) and I cannot wait to use it again. After the collage medium was dry (took less than an hour), I blended some Tim Holtz Distress Crayons around the edges of elements on the page which helped bring out the crazing look.

The photos on this layout were taken at an arcade on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk during our family trip in early March. So, for the "collage" I used memorbilia from the arcade.

Until next time, HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Let's Get Sketchy - April Week 4 Sketch

Have you seen the April Week 4 Sketch from the Let's Get Sketchy blog? Well, here it is!

For this page background, I used some Color Shine spray (Heidi Swapp) to give the look and feel of ocean mist. While the sketch called for "stars," I decided to use a variety of small squares from a Misc Me set (BoBunny - Boardwalk collection). 

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Challenge YOUrself: #28

The Challenge YOUrself blog always has fun ideas. Here is their challenge this month -- why don't you give it a try?

For my page for this challenge, I used a "selfie" taken on a recent vacation along with another photo my husband took when I was playing in the sand. (You're never too old to build a sandcastle or a snowman, right?!)

Scrap Our Stash - April Sketch +3 Challenge

Today I'm posting several layouts because I just got home from a crop and I had a FABULOUS time!!!

Here's my take on the April Sketch +3 Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash blog!

List 1: Journal Card
List 2: Kraft
List 3: Lavender

Let's Get Sketchy April Weeks 1 and 3 Sketches!

Went to a crop today and got several pages completed including two based on sketches from the Let's Get Sketchy blog!

First, here's my take on the April Week 1 Sketch:

And, here's the April Week 3 sketch followed by my layout (the yellow on this page didn't photograph well -- which is too bad because it is much prettier in person).

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

After seeing this video of Tim Holtz demonstrating Distress Crayons, I knew I wanted to add a set of these to my stash. 

Luckily, my friend Jill and I already had plans to visit Daisy Lane (in Mattoon, IL) where I knew they'd have a full stock of everything on my shopping list! 

This is one of the largest stores I've seen and we spent the afternoon shopping and cropping in their classroom. This was the perfect opportunity to experiment with my new Distress Crayons and other products that jumped into my shopping cart! 

Here are two of the layouts I finished on this trip. On the first, I used Distress Crayons and a water brush to make the page background. It was fun to play with the colors and to create a feeling that reminded me of our recent vacation.

For the second page background, I used Distress Ink and splattered water around the edges of the page. This created the look and feel of water splashing on the pool deck in the pictures.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!! 

BoBunny April Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends!

I hope everyone is having a great April full of scrapbooking and papercrafting!

Lately, I've been enjoying #adultcoloring and trying my hand at #zentagle. Some of my recent efforts are posted on Instagram -- please look for me there @egrupp284.

As always, I've also been scrapbooking this month.....

Here's my take on the April Sketch Challenge from the BoBunny blog. The faux stitching on this sketch was especially fun! All papers are from BoBunny and most are from the BoBunny "Beautiful Dreamer" collection.

Until next time, happy scrapping and papercrafting!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Stuck?!: April 1 2016 Challenge

Here's the sketch for the April 1st Challenge on the Stuck?! Sketches blog! It was fun to work with and I hope you'll give it a try.

Here's my take on the sketch. To help create the background layers, I used some "Happy Birthday" packing tape -- have you used packing tape? I'd love to hear more ideas for using it on scrapbook pages.

Until next time, please look for me on Instagram @egrupp284!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sketches In Thyme: Sketch #192

Here's my take on Sketch #192 from Sketches In Thyme

For the circles in the background of this sketch, I turned to my Sew Easy Circles Tool from We are Memory Keepers. The Flower Doodle Stamper attachment helped give the page a whimsical feel.


For the squares, I used a variety of cards from my BoBunny "Boardwalk" Misc. Me collection. 

The "letter stickers" used for the page title were from the "Free Table" at a recent crop I went to -- I thought these "sand" letters were the perfect fit for this page. Gotta LOVE a good "Free Table" find, right?! 

For the smaller circles on this sketch, I used several sizes of circle punches. In addition punching from scraps of blue paper, I also punched some circles from photo scraps. Here's the finished layout.....Until next time...HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Scrap Our Stash - April Stash Challenge

April Stash Challenge

Here's the layout I made for the April Stash Challenge on the Scrap Our Stash blog! The book title, "Creative You," inspired the "Love U" title on my page. For the 2+ clouds, I "doodled" a couple clouds and a sun to go along with the page title.

Recently, I took a FREE class on called "8 Ways to Embellish with Lisa Andrews." The background for this page was inspired by "Lesson 6: Multiple Sheets from 6x6 Paper Pads." Check out this Class for lots more great ideas!

Happy Scrapping!

Coloring Craze meets Card Making

Have you joined in with the "Adult Coloring" craze yet? If you enjoyed coloring as a kid, you'll LOVE "Adult Coloring." 

There is only one problem -- after the coloring page is complete, what do you do with it? I hate to throw away the pages after spending so much time coloring them, but there are too many of them to know what to do with! 

Then one day while browsing through the card making isle at a craft store, I stumbled upon this stack of "Color-In Cards" from K&Company. 

Here is a peek at my first time combining these two hobbies: card making + coloring! 

Until next time....ENJOY!

After you finish coloring, just dig in your stash and find a few odds and ends that you'd like to use! 

A little trim here, a little glue there....pretty soon you'll have created a finished card! 

If you give this a try, I'd love to see what you create! 
Please share a photo with me on Instagram @egrupp284!