Saturday, August 1, 2015

My Heart Danced

I've spent July scrapping through last years summer photo shoot. 
So many great photos of my kids!
This one was taken while she was waiting her turn for a portrait.
~ My Heart Danced ~
 Matching the flowers to the washi tape to the fussy cut elements made this a fun treasure hunt through my supplies. The leaves the pair of birds are nestled in were painted with tattered angels mist.

Sketch:
Lilac 2 by Melodee Cloud 

Supplies:
Paper:Carta Bella, Prima
Flowers:Prima
Wood Veneer:Studio Calico
Cork:American Crafts
Glitter Glue:Ranger
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Mist:Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp, Clear Snap
Alpha, Tiny Type, Stickers:Echo Park
Chipboard:Petaloo
Frame:Momenta

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ruby Slippers

I am always on the hunt for that exotic pair of sandals while I am out shopping. One day this summer I hit shoe-Queen GOLD!!! These lovely, strappy, confections of red and braided cord were the cherry on my ice-cream tuesday. 
(Cause that's discount day at my fav place!)
~ Ruby Slippers ~

I knew the focus of my layout needed to be the bright red of the sandals. I added Dylusions mist in Postbox Red, Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Lava Red, and Echo Park Tiny Type and Alphas from Merry and Bright.
To compliment the red I added doilies and flowers in kraft and placed it all on a grey toned sheet from Craftsmiths Dip Dyed paper pad.
 Supplies:
Cardstock:Recollections 
Patterned and Craft Paper:Craftsmith
Mist:Dylusions
Metallic Rub:Inka Gold
Pigment Ink:Colorbox
Dye Ink:Close To My Heart
Alpha and Tiny Type:Echo Park
Circle Cutter and Doily Punch:Kreaxions
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Twine:My Mind's Eye
Flower Centers:Ranger Stickles and Enamel
Flower Punches:Martha Stewart, McGill
 
Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, July 27, 2015

Family of Four

 I enjoy scrapping multiples of group photos. If you take the time to look at each one you will see expressions that tell different stories.
 ~ Family of Four ~

While stamping my title I slipped and the letters smeared. I corrected my mistake with a cork embellishment and tried again. I added a few more cork elements to even out the look.

Sketch:Melodee Cloud

Supplies:Paper:Bazill, Authentique
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Cork:Spare Parts
Glitter Paste:Bo Bunny
Stencil:The Crafters Workshop
Stamps:Mason Row
Alpha:Stash
Rub-Ons:Pink Paislee

Scrap On!
~charity~

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hello Love

Scrapping Our Stash 
BLOG HOP!!!
Once again the ladies have pulled together beautiful samples of product that has been stashed far too long.
~ Hello Love ~
For my project I used Pink Pasilee and Crate Paper.
To add a little definition to the center I stacked letters on either side and brushed the area with ink.
A little stitching, a few diecuts, and strips of washi tape finished off my project.
This page is my layout for Scrapbook Steals Lilac1 Sketch
 ~ Melodee Cloud ~
Here is the order of the blog hop:
Christine Meyer http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
Katrina Hunt http://paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
Majken Pullin http://chocoscrapaholic.blogspot.com/
Wendi Robinson http://scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.com/
Sandy Ross http://itsafamilyaffairwithscrappynana.blogspot.ca/
Suzanna Lee http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Laura Cox http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Lyne Schnable-Blodgett http://lynnseverydayideas.blogspot.com/
Audrey Yeager http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/
Wendy Bergeron Coffman http://stampingrules.com
Charity Hotrum http://menemenetekeluniversity.blogspot.com/ <<<<>>>>You are Here!
Lee-Anne Thornton http://lee-annelovethejourney.blogspot.com
Alison  http://alisondaydesigns.com/

Be sure to sign up for any prizes along the way! 

Supplies:
Paper:Pink Paislee
Diecuts:Crate Paper
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Stickers:Heidi Swapp
Ink:Ranger
Alpha:Stash

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BE radient

Great outdoor photos rely on good lighting and subjects that contrast with the background. we had bright sun for the photo shoot so many of the photos were taken in the shade. With a little editing magic they appear bright and clear.
~ BE radient ~
 This page is meant to be a companion page to the single photo layout from Monday. I had only scraps of the original paper. I combined those with similar colors from another collection and used complimenting embellishments.

Sketch:
Melodee Cloud
Supplies:
Paper:Craftsmith, Authentique, Bazill
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Flowers, Diecuts, Leaves:Prima
Chipboard:American Crafts
Ink, Mist:Ranger
Embossing Folder:Darice
Sequins:Studio Calico
Rub-Ons:Pink Paislee
Stamps:Mason Row


Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, July 20, 2015

You Make My Heart Sing

The pink of this Crate Paper collection blends nicely with the assorted butterflies and birds. The result is a layout with a light hearted feel. The pre-printed title block lends to the musical theme.

~ You Make My Heart Sing ~
When I doodle on a layout I try to make allowances for mistakes. Sometimes the pen just doesn't cooperate or I forget my pattern. To plan for these problems I doodle first, then layer. That gives me the option of covering a portion of my design.

Sketch:Melodee Cloud

Supplies:
Paper:Authentique, Crate Paper
Stickers:Heidi Swapp, Momenta
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Mist & Ink:Ranger
Sequins:Studio Calico

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mini Album Blog Hop

Welcome to a Mini Album Blog Hop!
For this event I made a mini of our duckling.
We only had our little sweet pea a few days, but we enjoyed every minute of it.
~ Little Duck Lost ~
 I decided on a simple mini-album and used cardstock back-to-back for my pages instead of covering chipboard. Craftsmith paper has wonderful texture and patterns and is heavy enough to use mixed media throughout. The Terra Nova paper pad has just the right tones to bring out the emotion in the black and white photos I used.
For this album I added depth with modeling paste and stencils. I also used embossing powder, wood bits, and plenty of washi tape, from Love My Tapes. The print paper doilies are made from an assortment of Kreaxions punches and Circle Cutter.
Because this album was essentially a farewell piece I wanted something special for my photo mats. I picked up an art biography on Monet while out thrifting. The full color photographs of his art work made fitting tribute to the sweet creature we hosted.

BUT.......
Enough about me!
Here's the Blog Hop List. 
Stop by each designers blog for inspiration and sign up for any RAK's along the way!!!

1.   Kelly Jean - kelsterjean designs
2.  Amanda - Random Sweetness
3.  Nubia - The Papercutting Nerd
4.  Beth - Scrapping Wonders
5.  Heather M - Heather's Crafty Heart
7.  Charity - Scrappin' Chaos <<<<<< You Are Here!
8.  Mandi - Kraze of MJ
9.  Heather S - Coffee and Pretty Paper
10. Kristin - rukristin papercrafts

Scrap On!
 
~charity~