June 27, 2013

Pink Lady & T Bird - SOUS Nifty Fifties Diecut Challenge

Hey there!

Glad you could stop by!  This week's Stuck On U Sketches challenge was to use anything to do with the 50's. When it was announced to the design team, I have to admit I did a little happy dance in my scraproom. I knew that this month, my group of friends was going to do a "Grease" themed parade float for our annual community celebration. PERFECT!

I was able to do two layouts with the same theme. This first one will go in our family album:

Papers: Bazzill Basics, Prima, Simple Stories; Diecuts: Miss Kate Cuttables, American Crafts, Simple Stories, Echo Park, Two Peas In A Bucket, Chatterbox; Stickers: Simple Stories, Echo Park, American Crafts; Stamps: American Crafts, Hero Arts, Misc: American Crafts floss and flair, Mr Hueys mist, Tim Holtz paperclip, Queen & Co washi tape, typewriter
And this next page will go in my Canal Days Parade Album:

Papers: Bazzill Basics, Sandylion, Paper Patch, Amy Tangerine; Diecuts: Miss Kate Cuttables; Stickers: Sandylion, My Minds Eye, Pink Paislee; Miscellaneous: Studio Calico wood veneers, Fiskars punch and patterned scissors, My Huey's mist, Heidi Swapp rhinestones,
The Miss Kate Cuttable Happy Days set and the Rock Around the Clock set were perfect for my theme!  I had so much fun making all the little elements. And I was able to use some really old papers and stickers from Prima, Sandylion and Paper Patch for these pages. I love being able to use up old stash. Makes being a hoarder pay off. LOL!
Here are some close ups of the diecuts:


Be sure to stop by the Stuck On U Sketches blog and see all the fun and fantastic projects the design team has made. And why don't you join in on the fun? Be sure to add a link to the blog post showing us a 50's diecut creation. We'd love to have you join us!
Thanks for looking!


June 13, 2013

Destination Nuevo Vallarta - SOUS Sun Diecut Challenge

Hello there!

This week's Stuck On U Sketches challenge was to use a sun diecut on a page. Well, since I just started our vacation album to Mexico, this was a no brainer for me. I chose to use the sun on my title page.

Papers: Fancy Pants, Bazzill Basics, unknown dotted paper; SVG files: Chic Tags, Kerri Bradford, Two Peas In a Bucket; Stamps: Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday, Tinbox for Scraptivity; Embellishments: Fancy Pants buttons & brads; K & Co tag, Crate Paper postcard, Lilybee Design alpha sticker, American Crafts chipboard, Studio Calico wood veneer and mist, Simple Stories stickers, typewriter, unknown bakers twine and clothespin

I started off with making this photo collage from The Lilypad. It was such an easy template to use. Just copy and paste each photo into the template and print. Awesome! Then I cut out the sun diecut Project Life card from Chic Tags. I altered it a bit as the original had the word "sunshine" going down the side of the card. I found this scrap of yellow paper in my scrap pile. I've had it forever, but I liked how it had the speckled look to it that I was trying to achieve with the mist. Cool!

Have you seen the Crate Paper Pier Collection? They have layered stickers in the collection and one of them  looks almost like this one. I love it! My stamping is a bit goofy, but, that's okay. Don't look too closely, okay?


I have been on the look out for a typewriter forever and recently our office moved locations. Stored in the office was a beautiful old typewriter that was destined for the dump. I jumped all over it. I'm pretty sure my co-workers thought I was crazy. LOL! But, I've put it to good use on the geotag. It's going to be hard not to type on every layout, now. hehehe

Be sure to stop by the SOUS blog to see the other beautiful work from the design team. They have outdone themselves, this week. And why not join in the fun by leaving us a link to your sun diecut projects.
Thanks for looking!