October 31, 2013

Newsflash - SOUS Diecut Challenge "Create a Banner"

Hello there!
This week's Stuck On U Sketches diecut challenge was to "Create a Banner". And being a hockey mom, my brain went immediately to a sports banner.  And as luck would have it, my son was recently in the local newspaper for hockey. So, why not combine the two???
Papers: Bo Bunny, Echo Park; Embellishments: Echo Park, Teresa Collins, American Crafts,
Tim Holtz, Distress Ink, Jute, typewriter

A while ago, I signed up for the Art Class by Wilna Furstenberg over at 2Peas. Such an incredible class!  The black paper with the doodles is a technique from the class where I painted a piece of cardstock with blackboard paint and then doodled over it with a white gel pen. I really like how it frames the newspaper article.

Since newspaper deteriorates so quickly, I scanned and printed it on acid free cardstock. This allowed me to resize it as well, since the article was quite large.

The banner is a Two Peas In a Bucket cut file. It originally said "Right Now" but I wanted to use this as my title, so I changed the words to "Newsflash".  The remainder of the banners are just hand cut. 

And since Nick has been in the paper a few times already, I thought I should have a place to keep them all. So, I decided to make a pocket page with the leftovers. The pages are kind of a double spread, but not really.

Here are the two pages side by side as they will appear in the album.

So, now it's your turn. Be sure to check out the SOUS blog and see all the beautiful banners the ladies have created. And we'd love to see the banners you create!

October 17, 2013

First & Last First Day of School - SOUS Diecut Challenge "Autumn Goodies"

Hello there!

This week's Stuck On U Sketches diecut challenge was to use "Autumn Goodies" (or anything Fall related). I thought that was the perfect theme for Julia's last first day of school photo.

Papers: Echo Park, Studio Calico, Bazzill Basics; Embellishments: Teresa Collins, Echo Park, Crate Paper, Simple Stories; Alphas: Simple Stories, Thickers, Echo Park, Blessed Day font; Digital Cut File: Echo Park Leaves; Miscellaneous: Fiskars Notebook punch, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, jute

I love doing comparison photo layouts. And in my book, this is as good a reason as any. I can't believe my baby girl is starting Grade 12!

I received the Fall Reflections Collection from Echo Park in a kit club. It's not usually my style, but the  more I looked at the embellishments, the more they fit this layout and everything about my girl. She loves squirrels and flowers!! The chipboard includes a letter T. It's probably for Thanksgiving, but I wanted a J. So I turned it upside down, trimmed it up and turned it into a J.

I cut the Echo Park leaves with my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot and bent them upwards to give them more texture. Then I inked them and adhered them to my page with a glue gun. The glue gives the leaves a bit of dimension and they certainly aren't going anywhere!  With all this layering, you need an adhesive that is strong.

So now it's your turn! Show us what you can create with autumnal diecuts that you create on the SOUS blog.
Thanks for looking!

October 3, 2013

Magical Selfie - SOUS Hocus Pocus Diecut Challenge

Hi there!

This week our Stuck On U Sketches challenge is to use a Hocus Pocus Diecut (or something magical). Well, this selfie of my daughter seems magical to me. And what's more magical than a fairy??

Papers: Bazzill Basics, My Minds Eye, unknown vellum and metallic; Embellishments: My Minds Eye, American Crafts; Studio Calico; Miscellaneous: water colour paints, metallic thread, sequins; Dicuts: KLDezign, Blessed Day
Since the photo is so simple, I thought I should keep my page the same way. I started with a water colour heart and then I sewed over it a few times with metallic thread. The fairy is from KLDezign. I cut her from the grey woodgrain paper from My Minds Eye and used dimensional adhesive to match the layered stickers from My Minds Eye.


This is a pretty simple page for me, but I wanted to keep the focus on Julia's cool photo. I kind of messed up on the journaling and I resisted the urge to start all over again. I just couldn't figure out how to fix it without adding more elements to the page and I didn't want to do that.

So, now it's your turn! Show us what you can create with a Hocus Pocus theme and add a link at the SOUS blog.

Thanks for looking!


October 1, 2013

He Shoots, He Scores!

Hi there!

Here is a page I did for the latest workshop at Two Peas In a Bucket Glitter Girl's Survival Guide.  I love Shimelle Laine's classes and this is no exception. 

One of the chapters was to use my stash. I had this photo in my printables folder for almost a year. I just didn't want to tackle it, because I had a lot to say about it and well.... you know about me and hockey phtoos. :) But because of the challenge, I pulled it out and got to work.  

Papers and Embellishments: Teresa Collins; Bazzill Basics, Echo Park; Alphas: Echo Park,
American Crafts Thickers; Journaling Cards, Echo Park, Simple Stories, Bo Bunny, Little Yellow
Bicycle; Miscellaneous: Distress Ink (Black Soot), Dylusions Spray Mist, Studio Calico Date Stamp

I used a bunch of border strips: some chipboard and some paper and four journaling cards!! Still too many in my stash, but it feels good to have this photo scrapped and some supplies used up!

Thanks for looking!