Monday, April 6, 2015

Celebrate Everyday

Happy Easter Monday everyone. I am one of the fortunate ones that has the day off. A four day weekend was a long awaited treasure. I had a little scrappy time today and I would like to share my layout with you.

These photos were taken on Saturday. We attended a local Easter Egg hunt for the boys sponsored by the Optimist Club of Mt. Pleasant. We all had a wonderful time. My sister took our picture just before we left for the day.

Here are some closeups....

I tried some different elements out on this layout. I rubbed three colours of Tim Holtz Distress Inks on plastic and then sprayed with a little water. I then pressed my Kraft paper cardstock (Recollections) onto the plastic to absorb the ink.....I think I used a little too much water, but I still like the results. To speed up the process I used by heat gun to dry the paper.
I stamped the chevron stamp with more Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
I also used a bunch of tangled up thread for the first time on this layout....I just love that effect.
The silver arrows are My Mind's Eye.

I used some leftover strips of Kaisercraft - Hello Sunshine Collection and a couple of Die Cuts from the same collection for embellishing.

Heidi Swapp titles in two different styles for my title.

I also dabbed some Tattered Angel Chalkboard Glimmer Mist on the background in two colours - Canary & Mantis. The two tags that are shown are from a shirt my husband bought and the Basketville is from one of the basket we used for Easter baskets for our grandsons.
The camera badge is from American crafts....and the filmstrip washi and cloud is from my stash.

I used the sketch #117 from Let's Capture Our Memories as inspiration.

I was also inspired by the following challenges.....

The April Retro Recipe challenge at Kraft + Plus.

And the challenge #179 at Use Your Stuff to use paper strips.

And Beyond Grey Challenges #67 - Spring Green with Spring elements.

And Lessology challenge #46 - Typeface....and the challenge is to use different fonts on your layout. I have 7 different ones on my layout.

And the Linky Party at Paper Issues.

Thanks for stopping by....
Stay Crafty!!!


  1. fabulous page!!!! LOVE the colors and the way you used pieces of paper to make the circles!!

  2. I absolutely love everything about this layout! Your paper strips are perfect and all of the embellishments...just so fun to look at! Thanks for playing along with my paper strips challenge at Use Your Stuff!
    Lori - UYSDT

  3. aweome layout sandy! perfectly embellished love it

  4. Wow what a fab and colourful page. I love how you have used all the different types og fonts and it really looks cool on your LO. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at LESSology :)

  5. Well, I can say thanks for two thanks for joining us at LESSology and K+....I really liked how you have those bg orange circles going on & the tangled thread....I'm sure you'll use it again - it looks fabulous!!!!

  6. Super fun page! I love the mix of fonts and the use of the clothing tags!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  7. I love it! The bright colors are perfect for your Hunt photos and the cute bunny and painted elements are wonderful, too! Thanks for sharing and congratulations for being a featured fan over at Paper Issues!

  8. Oh my Sandy, I so love what you did to create this layout. Your background is awesome along with all of your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at LCOM.

  9. Fabulous layout!!! Love how you have embellish it and all the different elements used . Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

  10. This is a beautiful layout, the colour the embellishments and all of you. It just makes me happy to see it. Great job!!!!

  11. Brilliant your take on the Kraft+ challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this month :)

  12. gorgeous work Sandy!
    Thanks for playing with us at K+ Challenges

  13. Goodness you've incorporated A LOT of challenges on one page! Thanks for joining us at K+.

  14. Lots of lovely elements. Thank you for playing along with us at Kraft Plus

  15. Amazing layout! So many elements and colurs.
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!