Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Club Scrap Lakes Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Lakes blog hop. I'm so glad you're here. If this is your first stop, you will want to make sure you go to the beginning to see the list of all the participants. There are always many amazing, inspiring projects and you won't want to miss any.

Today, as always, I have a couple of digital layouts to share with you. I love using templates and have accumulated quite a few free ones. This first layout uses a free template by Scrappin' With Liz, one that she offered in August. Templates are so nice since all you have to do is decide which papers and elements to use. The placement is already suggested. You can change things out if you want to, but really don't need to. Everything in this layout is from Lakes except the starfish which is from Club Scrap's Castaway kit and the sentiment stamp from By the Seashore Classic. Club Scrap always lets us know what fonts they used with each kit. This time around they used Nautik. So I used it for my title and journaling.

This next layout I was playing with layers, masks and blending modes. During my blog browsing one day I ran across a paper layout that intrigued me. I filed the technique away in my brain, however I didn't file away the name of the blog or artist. I didn't even pin it to go back to later! The artist had adhered a photo to a piece of paper and then proceeded to paint on the edges. I loved the effect and tried to do that on my layout. First I chose one of the sand papers from the kit. I added a gesso or paint overlay from Club Scrap's Up, Up & Away kit. It toned the sand down so that the photo would stand out more. Next I added a light grey roundish mask (from my stash) and clipped one of the gorgeous water color papers to it. I added a rectangular photo mask (from my stash) and clipped the photo to it. The masked paper behind the photo then appeared to be painted over the top of the photo due to the photo masks transparency on the edges. Next onto the layout was the sandcastle stamp in grey. I then layered the torn corrugated paper border from Club Scrap's Random Doorways kit and clipped another watercolor paper from Lakes changing the blend mode to overlay. Last up was the border strip, date and elements. The staples on the tag were also from my stash of digi supplies.

Thanks for looking! Your next stop on the way is Debby!

Sunday, November 23, 2014


I got some time to play in Photoshop tonight. My next post will be Wednesday for the blog hop but after that I'm not sure when I'll be posting again... hopefully next week.

Today's layout was done using a free template from Scrapping With Liz and a kit by AWolff Designs called Grateful. This kit is the featured designer kit at MSA this month. I thought it was perfect for another Pumpkin Patch photo and it is yet another Autumn kit that I've been able to use this fall.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Soren at the Beach

I haven't forgotten about posting. Life is just extremely busy right now with the holidays coming up. Finishing up Christmas presents is more important than being on the computer. I have this layout to share to remind you of the upcoming Club Scrap Lakes kit blog hop. Everything on the layout is from the new Lakes digital kit.

Thank you for looking!

Monday, November 10, 2014


I finally got my pictures downloaded to my computer. I'm so happy to be able to share the project I was working on. I love making ornaments for the family for Christmas. This year it will be 12 ornaments that I need. I have made beaded icicle ornaments for the family in the past. They each had their own color. These ornaments that I'm sharing today however are for an exchange that I'm in. For the exchange I used clear and white glass beads to look more like icicles. I'm sorry the pictures aren't the best quality. It was a dark, rainy day and my little camera hates taking close-ups of ornaments even with enough light. But I think you will get the idea of what I did.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Harvest a Crop of Blessings

Another pumpkin patch layout with yet another Autumn kit that I have in my stash. Good thing Autumn goes for awhile yet.

I used another Center of Attraction template, this time from set 4 by fiddle-dee-dee designs paired with Autumn Song by Kimeric Kreations.

Thank you for looking!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sweater Weather

I'm still working my way through my Autumn kits. This layout is of my darling grandson. I used We All Fall Down kit by Allison Pennington with a template from Center of Attraction 3 by fiddle-dee-dee designs. We All Fall Down is available this month in the Daily Digi pack.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Autumn Color

I love Autumn because of all the lovely colors and warm weather. Because of that, I have lots of Autumn kits. Much too many to use all in one season and I keep getting more. This layout uses a fall kit that I've had for at least a year, maybe longer. It is Falling Deep by Studio Sherwood. The word art used on the background paper is by Studio Natali. I was playing with layers and shadows with the elements, so no template used. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Another layout from the pumpkin patch. I used Falling 4 U kit by Keystone Scraps. It was in September's Scrap Pack but you can find it in her store. I used a grunge overlay by Studio ViVa Artistry. It is in the DSD grab bag that is being offered today by Studio ViVa Artistry at Scrapbook Graphics. The bookplate holder is from another kit which I can't remember.

Thanks for looking!