Monday, October 18, 2021

10/18/21 - "Elote Face"

Did you guess this layout woud be about Hamlet, just based on the title?

12x12 Traditional Paper Layout

"Elote Face"

Hamlet loves it when we buy him elotes from the neighborhood Elote Truck!

Elote: "The world 'elote' means 'corn cob' in Spanish, and Mexican Elote is grilled corn on the cob slathered in a mayo cream sauce and garnished with chili powder, cheese and lime."
We order Hamlet's w/out chili.

The pig embellishment was cut using my Sizzix Big Shot. 
I purchased the pig metal die 7 years ago from Amazon and this is the first time I ever used it!

I absolutely love how it came out!

Decorative Stickers - Mikki & Izzy* and Pineberry Paper sticker shops.

*Use code Doreen15 for 15% off
Other: Bazill Basics, Elle's Studio, Kelly Purkey, and Studio Calico

Saturday, October 9, 2021

10/09/21 - "Selfie 09 Sept 2016" / SOS Challenge

Joining in on the fun over at the "Scrap Our Stash" blog
Their current challenge is to scrap lift this layout and  must include Paint and/or Ink Splatters:

Here is my lift (12x12 Traditional Paper Layout):

These photos were e-mailed to me by Snapfish Photo as part of a "Memories from 5 Years Ago, This Week" e-mail.
I never scrapped them before and I like the photos so... here we are!

The coloring on the photos was an accident.
Though I am usually very OCD about checking my ink levels in my printer, I forgot to this time and of course the levels were low...causing the discoloration of the photos.
I didn't hate they way they came out though, so instead of printing another one, I just embraced it!

Products: Bazzill Basics, Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp, Elle's Studio,  Jillibean Soup, Pineberry Paper Stickers,  and Studio Calico 

Monday, October 4, 2021

10/04/21 - OOTD Jack-O-Lantern Edition

Our current challenge is live at Use Your Stuff.
We are collaborating w/ the Double Trouble blog to bring you this challenge:
Be inspired by Double Trouble's Fall Garland to create a project.

 I do LOVE Fall...
As is evident by the Jack-O-Lantern scarf I'm wearing in my 6x8 Traditional Paper Layout
- and nope I couldn't wait until October to start wearing it; Sept 27th, so close!

The gray BG "paper" is an Elle's Studio 4x6 Project Life Card.


Photo collage made in the Project Life app and printed on my home printer:

If your wondering about the prominent display of the Miki & Izzy sticker sheets...
I am a part of their Rep Team; have been for the past few months.
My Term ends October, 31st. Until then you can use my code Doreen15 for 15% your purchase from their shop: Miki & Izzy Shop

Other Products from Elle's Studio, mostly their September 2021 kit.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

10/03/21 - RIP Ludo

As I mentioned a couple of blog posts ago, I had another Memorial layout to create.
Here is that layout
They're all difficult but this one was especially so...

Close-up of Journaling:

As the journaling states: Ludo was my husband's favorite CTPR pig and Ludo's passing was sudden and unexpected to everyone!
These factors made it extra tough to learn of his passing.

The journaling also makes reference to the fact that we were fortunate to meet Ludo.
Here is the layout I created (and shared previously) of that meeting.

Ludo will be missed!


Monday, September 27, 2021

09/27/21 - "Use Your Stuff" Challenge: Retro

Popping in to bring you the current challenge over at the "Use Your Stuff" Blog: Retro!
Here is the art that accompanies the theme:

So technically my layout isn't retro...yet!
But it will be someday! LOL
I was inspired by the music themed art to create this 12x12 Traditional Paper layout about my current character obsession:
Ned from the Twenty-One Pilots "Chlorine" video.
Isn't he cute?!

And no, Ned is not a llama but I love the way the llama sticker looks on the layout! :)

I used a really old 12x12 Pink Paislee PP, a really old sticker border and a few other old-ish items from my stash.
Note: I did not add the splatters to the BG paper, they were already part of the paper.

Journaling: "I love Ned, the cute CGI creature that represents Tyler's creativity in the Twenty-One Pilots Video 'Chlorine'."

Here is a better view of the glittery stars in all their glittery glory!

To create the collage I found photos from the internet and took screenshots. I then used a photo collage app on my cell phone to create the photo layout, and sent it to my home computer to print out.
5x7, HP photo paper, printed from my HP Envy.

I prefer the use of photo collages like this for a cleaner look when scrapping multi-photos.
Must be because I'm so used to Pocket Pages now, haha!

Finally here is the video for "Chlorine" in case you're interested in seeing this cute little guy in action.
Watch 'til the end! 

Friday, September 24, 2021

09/24/21 - "RIP Kayli"

Note:  *NOT MY PIG*

12x12 Traditional Paper Layout

My friends at Central Texas Pig Rescue lost another piggy; Heaven gained another angel.
These layouts are always difficult to create, but I think they are important.

Journaling: "Kayli died due to intussusception, a deadly condition where the intestines slide into themselves. Even the amazing surgeons at Texas A and M Veterinary Hospital were unable to save her. RIP, Beautiful - 08.27.21"

Products: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, Kelly Purkey, PinkFresh Studio, Studio Calico

Sadly I've had to do this more than I would like (see past layouts that I may or may not have shared):

If you want to read more about this layout, including the journaling, click here: RIP Annalise

If you want to read more about this layout, including the journaling, which explains how Hannah and the shirt are connected, click here: The Future is Kind

I have another layout to create about another loss @ CTPR.
I'll  post it as soon as it's completed and scanned.

Monday, June 21, 2021

06/21/21 - His Virtual Mommy

8.5 x 11 Traditional Paper Layout

It's been a long time since I've done a 8.5 x11 layout!
I chose to create this size layout because I wanted
 to attach it to the back of the Virtual Mommy certificate I received for virtually adopting Magnus, my favorite pig of CTPR.

Photos are of Magnus as a baby and more recently

I took a 12x12 PP and sized it to fit, then adhered it directly to the back of the certificate.

My official Virtual Mommy certificate
(Excuse the dirty scanner bed markings)

It makes my heart happy to take care of animals, especially those animals in need!

Products: Bazill Basics, Becky Higgins/Project life, Doodlebug Design, Freckled Fawn, Kelly Purkey,  Pinkfresh Studio, and Studio Calico