Koi Fish SID DT Scrapbook Layout

This is my last post for the Stick It Down challenge blog design team! I used this awesome sketch by my team member. I knew I wanted to do a layout about our koi. We have a pond in our condo and these fish have been around for longer than Dylan and I have been together. They stayed for a while in their pond back in Kingston, but then moved up to Ottawa recently. Unfortunately, they have all passed away now. They lived a good long life and I wanted to commemorate that. However, I could only find 3 pictures that I took of them. We are looking forward to getting new baby fish soon, and I vow to take more pictures of them!

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Time Spent With Cats Is Never Wasted – SID DT Scrapbook Layout

This month’s sketch at Stick It Down is a pretty mixed media background with lots of the same word repeated over and over.

It also make me think of using a large title and I’ve been wanting to use a large cut file ever since I upgraded from my Silhouette Portrait to a Cameo 3! Continue reading

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Crushing It – ARTastic Scrapbook layout

This month, the ARTastic challenge was to use pops of red, and the inspiration was Wild Poppies by Kenneth MacQueen:

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Adorbs SID DT Scrapbook layout

This totally adorbs layout is brought to you by Stick It Down’s single page sketch this month, which is a horizontal design with three little hearts with thread, a small vertical photo, and clusters framing from the sides. Of course I ended up moving a few things around to make everything fit, but I really liked the starting inspiration.

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Up Up Up & Away ARTastic DT Scrapbook Layout

I’ve been excited to scrap pictures from this hot air balloon ride for forever! So when I saw the inspiration and challenge assignment at ARTastic, I knew it would be perfect for this. The inspiration is this abstract blue and white painting called An Image of November by William Rose.

The criteria was to use a stencil. Since the painting is abstract, it really is up to interpretation. I see a cloud city, which reminded me of being up in the sky. I also took inspiration from the colour scheme- blues and whites and pops of gold.

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Backstage SID DT Scrapbook Layout

This was a fun layout to make. It is for the Stick it Down challenge blog, based on this sketch:

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Paris in Love ARTastic DT Scrapbook layout

I’m in love- with this layout, with Paris, with Dylan…. and this layout for the ARTastic design team really was a labour of love. It took me about 7 hours to make- it involved a lot of hand stitching, mixed media, backing tiny cut files, etc. The inspiration art was Carousel Delight by Karen Pierce:

Isn’t it gorgeous? I love carousels, they are always so pretty. This reminded me of a beautiful carousel that I photographed at Montmartre in Paris, so I decided to scrap that. The challenge was to use butterflies. I had a picture in my head of how I wanted this layout to turn out, and I’m happy to say that it came out very similar.  Continue reading

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I love You more than Ice Cream SID DT Scrapbook Layout

Such a yummy layout :D. I had a lot of fun making it too. The sketch this month at Stick It Down Challenge blog was this one:

I had also recently seen a layout on Pinterest where they used circles coming off of one gelato cone and between the two I thought I’d make a page about ice cream and how my husband and I say “I love you more than ice cream” to each other.

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Madrid 2 ARTastic scrapbook layout

This is the second layout about our visit to Madrid, which is convenient because the challenge over at ARTastic was city theme. The inspiration was this gorgeous artwork by Ken Done – Sydney Night.

The colours in this are amazing and they pop so well against the black. I didn’t want to do too much black on my layout and the art style makes me thing of chalk/pastels so I wanted to use lots of chalky pastel colours on my layout. I also used some chalkboard grey elements.

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Picnic & Fun SID Scrapbook Page

This cute rainbow kite picnic page is for the Stick It Down challenge blog design team, and we are using another sketch designed by yours truly. 

We’ve got stripes down the left side, three photos clustered in the middle, and a title underneath and right of the photos. I dithered about what photos I wanted to scrap, but I kept coming back to this set of sweet photos from back when we started dating. We went for a lovely picnic date and flew a kite together. The three photos were inspiring me and I had lots of ideas for things to do with this page.

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