Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Odds and Ends Challenge

Hello everyone! This is Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with a couple of cards really showcasing the AWESOME Odds and Ends!

I chose some super fun critters and wanted all of these friends to hang out together. 

I kept my background really simple, but with texture (you'll get a close up in a minute) and did some paint splattering and embossing using a stencil and some embossing paste.

The goal of using a long and skinny card was to get as many friends on there as possible. 

I added some of the shape sprinkle leaves here and there to add some extra dimension and I popped all of my zoo animals.

I grabbed this little blue bird sticker from waaaayyy back and added it to the top of the turtle shell. It just seemed to me that the turtle wanted to carry a friend on his back.

I always say that I LOVE the details that doodlebug does. Did you notice the striping on the parrot's feathers? Also, I grabbed the happy birthday phrase from the 12x12 paper named elephant parade. I LOVE all the sentiments that get tucked in there!

Here is that close up that I promised you. It is really tough to show in photographs but it is clear embossing paste in a star pattern.

Here is my second darling card where I wanted to make kind of a totem pole of adorable zoo critters.

Okay, so here is a funny story... I got ALL the way done and stamped a sentiment on the bottom.... and my stamping came out terrible... so.... I cut out this sentiment from the 6x6 paper pad and just popped it right on top! whammo! shhhh... don't tell.

Isn't this tiger darling? I only popped the tiger here and I tucked a few of the leaves from the odds and ends pack behind him and added a matte sprinkle for some emphasis. 

Mr. Monkey, how your cross hatching on your tummy thrills me. I handed him a shape sprinkle banana because he looked hungry and the smiling banana has me smiling too!

There are SOOO many odds and ends that you get with each pack. It is an incredible value. There are 73 in this package! I hope you pick some up and make a bunch of things too!

at the zoo: elephant parade double sided cardstock (5658)
at the zoo: odds and ends (5600)
at the zoo: shape sprinkles: zoo friends (5554)
at the zoo: shape sprinkles: jungle leaves (5555)
at the zoo: matte sprinkles (5546)
at the zoo: 6x6 paper pad (5691)


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Barcelona Toes

Hi everyone! If you have been following along you know we teamed up with the fabulous Becky Fleck from Page Maps and were provided with some awesome sketches for July! Here was mine. Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with a ... now don't keel over from shock ... a layout! 
I stayed really true to the sketch and used it as my beginner's diving board and just launched myself into the deep end of scrapbooking!

 We had this AMAZING time in Barcelona last year and I just had to capture the first moment that the girls put their feet in the Mediterranean Sea. 

 I wanted to keep the button elements from the sketch as I thought they were darling and the heart element on the photo mat. 

This little heart was the cut out of the photo mat and the sun and clouds were from the odds and ends in the Spring Things collection.

Again, what I love is that doodlebug's colors are the same across collections. This made it super fun to pull out elements from all kinds of places. The cloud and background patterned papers are from the Dragon Tails collection! Aren't the pebbles darling? Also, see that ribbon loop? Don't forget about it. :)

I wanted to keep those two stitched lines in there as well. They were my very last addition to the layout but I think it pulled the title into the rest of the page. 

I kept the top left button in place but I moved the other button bottom right. Like I said I really kept to the sketch. :) When they are good I realized through this process that it really makes scrapbooking "easy".

Did you remember that ribbon loop I was telling you about? Hidden journaling is "in" right now so I thought I would give it a try. The journaling notebook sheet is from the same odds and ends pack in the Spring Things collection

Is anyone else out there self conscious about their handwriting?! Knowing this was going onto the blog had me sweating in my boots! LOL.

 I hope you enjoyed this layout and that you use some of these sketches to make awesome layouts of your own! We cannot wait to see them!