Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Camping layouts!

I saw some mosquitos and some June bugs recently... Who cares! The countdown is on until our next camping trip! Our trailer is inspected, almost cleaned out and ready to go! I can't wait! It put me in the mood recently to scrap some of last year's trip with the cousins. What fun family memories! Can't wait to do it again this year!

Both these layouts are about a camping trip last summer at a Yogi Bear Campground in Nova Scotia. It had the flag raising every morning with one of the characters, a fun pool, a bouncy pillow- great times with the cousins...It also produced some fun comedic relief with uncle convincingly imitating Yogi saying: "Hey Boo Boo- let's go steal that picnic basket...!"  Instant title for a page!

"Jellystone Park in Nova Scotia- we saw Yogi and the gang. You guys loved the pool, the fun pillow, the mini golf course and the arcade. Mom won at Bingo and Dad played football, marking your faces with campfire ash...Yay for family!"

I used some Echo Park Happy Camper with a few embellishments from Basic Grey (canvas embellies), Studio Calico (wood veneers and stamp), Simple Stories (heart shaped embellishment), and some My Mind's Eye patterned paper and washi tape. The sketch is by Becky Fleck at Pagemaps.

This is another Pagemaps sketch with really fun Echo Park Happy Camper and more Basic Grey canvas embellishments, Studio Calico Wood Veneers, My Mind's Eye washi tape and enamel dots, a Simple Stories card, an Evalicious flair button  and a Jillibean Soup stamp.

"What a nice tradition- camping with the cousins. We discover new, interesting areas and we spend time together. The bouncy pillow, the homemade pizza and pancakes with Boo Boo were just a bonus!"

Saturday, June 14, 2014

It's your birthday!!! Sketch #76

It's Let's Capture Our Memories owner Isabelle's birthday this month (and DT members AurĂ©lie and Jocelyne too!)- and we're celebrating with festive layouts. I only made it for a short time at the Happy Birthday Crop last weekend, but it was quite efficient at getting some inspiration back, after a very full week.

This layout was made to celebrate DS#2's second birthday. It was fun to make, and with the wonderful sketch by Emma Stafrace at Page Drafts. What a fun sketch. It just begged to be used for those fun events, with a lot of activity and people, but no great pictures, just a bunch of little snippets of pictures to tell a great story...

I used a ton of Simple Stories Happy Day collection, and a snippet of a Studio Calico scrap piece of paper. I made my background with a neutral sheet and decorated it with stamps (Jillibean Soup, American Crafts, My Favorite Things by Laina Lamb) done with Stampin' Up ink and some Tim Holtz masks. I always like to sew a bit on my layouts and this was no exception. I usually add buttons, wood veneers and other embellishments, but the paper is so colourful, and the stickers so cute, that I didn't think it needed more. It's already "busy" enough as it is... 

Hope you like it,
Happy scrappy week,