Monday, December 13, 2021

November 2021 Layouts...


Happy Monday!

It has been a while since I shared any of my digital layouts with you. October and November were CRAZY with NSD (National Scrapbooking Day) and Thanksgiving/Black Friday specials.. I was on fire for my creative team commitments!

Here is a selection of my fave November layouts.

The main photo was for a Digital / Pixel Scrapper challenge, only my second time using stock imagery.

The Digital Press - Gone Digital Design Challenge 

The Digital Press - Jimbo Jambo Challenge

The Lilypad - Rachel Jefferies Challenge (I won a prize!)

The Lilypad - BYOC challenge

Sweet Shoppe Designs - One Little Word - Tribe - Challenge

Sweet Shoppe Designs - Typography Challenge

Sweet Shoppe Designs - Seasonal Challenge - Use Buttons

The Nifty Pixel - Creative Team Layout

Studio Liv @Gingerscraps - Creative Team Layout

Buzzbee Scraps - Creative Team layout (template, using kit from Pixel Scrapper)

They are so varied and I love them all for different reasons, I created 40 layouts in November!! I am having a month off of my CT commitments in Jan, so I can play along with the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad! I really enjoyed it this year and I am eager to play this year, with my improved skills.


Friday, December 10, 2021

Perfectly CAS - Make Pina Coladas...


Well, I have been so busy being on teams and digitally scrapping that I haven't really been playing along much.

But I came across this awesome challenge over at Perfectly CAS - Tropical

I mean YAASSSS!! I just moved to Tampa in August, so I am all about feeling tropical.

I used x2 stamps - Sassy Crafting 'Feeling Fruity' and a wood Pineapple stamp by American Crafts.

I inked up the stamp with Distress Oxides - a bit of green bled into the Pineapple, but I kinda like it. I tried the sentiment a bunch of ways, until I finally settled on chopping it up and arranging it in a funky way!

I love it! SO not a Christmas card.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Retro Rubber #173 - Merry Christmas....


Welcome to the final 2021 Retro Rubber challenge.

Can you believe it is nearly Christmas?! Where on earth has 2021 gone?

It has been a much better year, I got to see my family for the first time in 18months, my goddaughter had a baby, we relocated to Tampa and we spent a fun summer in NYC enjoying it before we left for good. For me 2021 has been a good year, my family and friends are well and happy and what more can I ask for?

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a great 2022.

Now onto our last challenge of the year! Of course Christmas themed.

This is one of my all-time fave Christmas stamps by Lil Inker (Oh Deer!) and I have had it since 2017. I was inspired by the colours and the banner. 

I stamped and coloured the image and die-cut it using a stitched circle die, mounting the panel onto a kraft card blank felt like it matched the background in the photo. I love the banner that is part of the stamp, makes life a lot easier!

Show us what makes you were inspired to create and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things the DT have made.

Challenge ends December 17th.

Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.