Happy April! New sketches are up at PageMaps.com and they are AMAZING!!! (as always! *wink*)
Here is the page I created!
These photos are from several years ago when the kids and I visited the Museum of Ancient Life. My kids had a blast posing with the giant shark head protruding out from one of the displays and I crack up every time I see their facial expressions in these pictures.
I pulled out some items from my stash for this page. I used mostly the 2014 collection by Carta Bella Paper called Ahoy There and also utilized a variety of other scraps from other manufacturers for the photo mat.
This shark was created with the “Shark” cut file by Echo Park Paper (#248695 in the Silhouette Design Store).
I created the title with the letter stickers from the Ahoy There collection and a font called Kaushan Script.
This page was so much fun to make! I LOVE Becky Fleck’s sketches!
Sketch: PageMaps April 2019 by Becky Fleck
Carta Bella Ahoy There Collection
Sailboats Paper (red ship helms = Border of page)
Word Traveler Paper (ombre background)
My Anchor Paper (multi-colored ship helms)
Scraps (Simple Stories, Pebbles, My Mind’s Eye, Bella Blvd)
Journal Block (Simple Stories)
Red Star Stickers (Jolee’s)
Font: Kaushan Script
Cut File: “Shark” by Echo Park (#248695)
Gray Ink/Ink Blender
Black Journaling Pen
Sewing Machine/White Thread
Can you believe it’s March?!! Where in the world did February go?
Hello, friends! Today I have my March PageMaps to share with you. I decided to do a bit of stashbusting on this one and pulled out an older collection by Simple Stories from 2015 called We Are Family. I also dusted off a few stamps and older alphabet stickers and incorporated them on this page, as well.
I loved the pattern of the background paper, but it was taking focus away from my photos. I added a full sheet of vellum over the top and stitched in place with my sewing machine. You still have the fun pattern and colors, but they are now muted, allowing the focus to be on the design in the center of the page.
My punches got a good work out on this page, too! I fussy cut the flower clusters from patterned paper and then added a dimensional flower on top created with American Crafts and Stampin’ Up punches.
I even made some layered butterflies to accent the top right corner of the page.
Several years ago, journal block stamps were all the rage and I collected a fair amount of them. I’m glad I did! This tall block fits perfectly here to the left of the photo. I don’t know who the manufacturer was, but I can tell you that the “Notes:” stamp that I used at the top of the block was made by Creative Cafe.
I added another flower cluster to the bottom right corner of the page. I also added a metal arrow that I picked up at Tuesday Morning within the last year.
The patterned borders at the bottom of the block were created with a border punch (notebook) and patterned scissors (scallop). Oldies, but goodies! I still use both of these ALL the time!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Don’t forget to check out the new March sketches over at PageMaps.com, and be inspired by what the other designers created.
Have a great day!
Happy February! New sketches are up at PageMaps.com and I’m here with the page I created using the Simple Stories Kissing Booth collection. I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again … Becky’s sketches are so much fun to work with! I love her style and working with her sketches always gets me in the mood to scrap!
Each year for Valentine’s Day we put a treat and a card out on the kitchen counter for each one of my kids. The morning is always a whirlwind, but I just happened to take a quick snapshot which allowed me to document this family tradition for our albums.
I cut out the title from the 4×6 Horizontal Elements paper. I angled it slightly so that the corner between the word “Valentine’s” and “Day” frames my daughter in the background of the counter photo posing with her hands in a heart shape. That is my goofy-girl! Always photo-bombing whenever she gets the opportunity!
When I layer strips of patterned paper on a layout, I think it’s fun to add a different treatment to the ends of the different strips. Here I used pinking shears on one, tore the next one, and then dovetailed the third strip.
I used lots of the Bits & Pieces die cuts on this page, and then added dimension with the adorable Kissing Booth Puffy Stickers! I also used the “It’s a Date” stamp set to add the date to the side of the 3×4 Journaling Card.
What does your family do each year to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Do you make sugar cookies? Do you make cards and treats for each other? I’d love to hear about YOUR family traditions!
Kissing Booth Always Be True Paper
Simple Stories “It’s a Date” Stamp Set
Ink: Black, Gray
Sewing Machine/Black Thread
Black Journaling Pen
I always look forward to January with its fresh-start-feeling and a chance to get caught up on a few projects after the holidays. What better way to do that than with sketches from PageMaps?
The January sketches are up and here is the page that I contributed this month using the Simple Stories Merry & Bright collection.
MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT
I fussy-cut this wreath from a 4x4 card of the Merry & Bright SNAP! Cards and was inspired to tuck my journaling spot into it as the circular element on this page.
I then built my title off to the right, on top of the photos, using the word “Bright” fussy-cut from one of the papers of the Merry & Bright 6×8 Pad.
Next, I added another circular element below the wreath on the left side of the page, by punching out the word JOY from one of the 3×4 cards. I then overlapped the “Ho Ho Ho” die cut from the Bits & Pieces on top of the photo to connect everything together.
I added the string of lights sticker at the bottom of this paper block and then placed the a couple more Bits & Pieces die cuts on the right side to fill in the gap and make the light strand sticker appear as though it goes all the way across the page underneath the car.
I finished off this layout by adding some texture with the stitching and the red foil dimensional dot accents on the snowflakes and touch points of the light strand.
Cardstock: Kraft, Birch, Green
Sewing Machine/Brown Thread
Have a great day!