Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tidbit Tuesday-A Recipe

Hello Everybody!

I hope that all of the US folks had a great Thanksgiving.  We did!  Spent time with our family and ate way too much! :)

Over at Let's Scrap they have a weekly sketch-but they also have groups that have various challenges.  One of the groups is called Let's Scrap Our Stash.  If you join Let's Scrap you can be in this group.  So a wonderful and creative lady named Cathy creates the recipes for the challenges.

Here are 2 layouts I did for challenges #22 and #23.  (I did #21 earlier.)  The first recipe and where you can find them in this layout are as follows:

2 pattern papers-the background and the brown strip with the black lines at the top
4 color cardstock-black, navy blue strip, red strip and apple, green-the leaf in the apple (made on the cricut)
10 brads-in the black cardstock
10 die cuts/stickers-the apple is 1 die cut and it's inked.  The title in the apple and your first day are stickers.  The School Days on pg2 is a sticker.  All of the letters and numbers at the bottom are stickers.

Here is the 2nd challenge #22.  I know I inverted them but that's how I have them organized in my head.  LOL!  This one was a bit more challenging.  I needed to use flowers are buttons.  I realized that I don't seem to use that much stuff on my pages.  I also seem to do more themed pages and since I have a little guy...well I don't use flowers as much.  But I have lots of flowers so go figure!

So reaching deep deep into the archives I found some pictures of my sister and I at the Botanical Garden in Atlanta.  This was fun to scrap, and I forgot how much fun flowers are!  :)

Here's the recipe for this layout:

2 pattern papers-I used 3 from Making Memories Chloe's Closet.  All 3 are on the first page and then the green pattern goes onto the 2nd page.
4 color cardstock: The background (or base paper), the blue polka dot is from Bazzill and came that way, yellow matting photos on page 1, and the journaling square on the 2nd page
1 pc chipboard-yellow swirl on pg 1-it's from Bo Bunny
4 flowers-2 on each page-3 are paper and 1 is a bubble flower sticker
3 brads-the centers of the paper flowers
9 buttons-I used 10 on the green strip on pg 2
2 ribbons-one is tied on the chipboard pg 1 and the second is in the middle of the green strip pg 2-create, enjoy, laugh is a canvas ribbon
bling-2 little blings on the journal square

So today's tidbit is to use a recipe.  You can make one up and come up with random numbers and items, or join a challenge.  I like these challenges because I realized what I wasn't adding to my pages.  On the 2nd layout I put a chipboard piece (the yellow swirl) which I wouldn't have done before.  Hopefully, I will look at my supplies a little differently.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends-use up those brads-because it's always fun to go buy some more! ;)


Desire Fourie said...

Just beautifully crafted. Love all the little finishing touches. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Annette said...

awesome layouts...cute photos..

Virginia L. said...

Lovely layouts, Katy! The use of buttons and pattern paper are fabulous! I love how you composed the designs with these recipes!Thanks for sharing!

yyam said...

Great double pagers! I love the first one with the red apple and the red strip at the bottom of the photos. Just ties everything together so nicely!

P/s: I have lots of flowers too...I don't buy them...people keep sending me flowers...lol