Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Marching Band Mini Album part 2 with the Apple Crisp Daily Diary Kit

Hey all!  Happy Halloween or if Halloween isn't your thing Happy Tuesday.  ;)

Nicole here on the blog today to share one more look at the Apple Crisp Daily Diary Kit.  Can you believe tomorrow is November?!  A couple of weeks ago I shared a mini album I started putting together for my band geek teenager.

I am back today to share more:

I added a few embellishments to the top of the photo with a 3x4 card and Jenni Bowlin date sticker.  This page is a pocket page so I included more photos on a pull out tag and used a piece of the Maya Road twine on the top.

I printed off more 4x6 photos from both tournaments on this spread and stuck them in the pockets. 

This tournament the band scored 3rd place and an award for visual.

I decided to cut apart one of the 3x4 cards and placed the puffy words between the card.

And with that my Daily Diary kit is pretty much finished.  Such a fun kit this month and I'm so excited to break into next months.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, October 30, 2017

{Cub Scout Life} Layout with the "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit

Hi!  It's Meridy here today, and I am excited to share a Cub Scout layout with you.  The colors in this month's kit and those two tone Thickers (gold and dark blue) matched the Cub Scout colors to the tee!

I created 2 12x12 layouts this week, they will face each other in the album, so the supplies and colors coordinate.  

This first layout will go on the left hand side.  I started by layering some cardstock to make a nice frame for the layout.  I only used a couple of patterned papers to pull some of the wood grain and orange from the photos and make them pop.  

The die cuts in this kit were an awesome addition to a Cub Scout layout.  I used those die cuts to ground the title of the layout.  Once I got die cut cluster placed, I was able to use those gorgeous Thickers to spell out "Cub Scout", the acrylic word "life", and the acrylic arrow to finish off the title.  I used a few stamps from my stash to add a few more phrases to the title and stamp some geotags sprinkled around---kind of the same effect as ink splatters or sequins, but more masculine.  

This next page will go on the right hand side of the layout.  I started with a grey cardstock "frame" and used the pretty orange plaid paper as the background.  I built up a few layers using the same scraps of patterned paper I used on the opposite page.  

I added twine to this layout to give it an outdoorsy, masculine feel.  I again used some die cuts and some stamps to embellish this top corner of the layout.  I also continued stamping the various small geotags on this layout to pull the two pages together.  

Finally, I created another die cut cluster on the bottom left hand side of this page.  The Arizona is actually a stamped image that I fussy cut from white paper, and used a geotag stamp to note the location of the campground.  

I carried the gold and blue Thickers to this side of the layout to spell the word "camp", again to maintain consistency between the two layouts.  That finishes off the layouts for a cute spread about Cub Scout Camp 2016.  Thank you for stopping by today!!!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Quiet Time: Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with this week's layout and challenge.  This week we are using Pinterest for inspiration.  We each made a Pinterest board and used it as inspiration for a layout.  Here is a screenshot of my board.

My board and my layout have an Outlander theme...because Outlander...  

Ok, technically it's about what I like to do for my down time, but we all know it's really about sneaking Jamie Fraser into my scrapbooks.  I like to get my girls in bed and get my house settled and quiet.  Then I make myself a mug of hot tea, light a candle and turn on a fantastic TV show that I love.  In this case, it's Outlander.  I pinned some greens and browns in my board so I used the papers to play off of that. 

I also pinned some mason jars and the paper with the mason jars and flowers were perfect to tie that in.  I used a few die cuts to kind of make a collage type of design around my title.

I also pinned some cork items to my board and had some cork in my stash that I wanted to use.  It was great to use it up and add some good fall-themed texture.

I loved using this month's kit and it has helped me get into the fall spirit!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

fall color inspiration

Hello once again.

Today I have a page to share using a traditional fall color combination of gold, deep red and shades of brown with just a tiny bit of blue thrown in.

Looking at the photo below makes me want to leave everything behind for a few days and head to the mountains.  How about you?

Beautiful mountainside autumn color scheme | Click for more fall color combinations, mood boards and seasonal color palettes at http://sarahrenaeclark.com

At this website you can find many traditional as well as nontraditional fall color palettes. 

You can also do a search on Pinterest, which is how I found this originally. 

For my project this week I created a traditional 12x12 layout using the Apple Crisp Daily Diary kit along with the paper pack from the Classic kit. 

I used some diecut flowers left over from last week and backed them with patterned paper and added an enamel dot to the center. The large title for my page was also created using my Silhouette diecut machine. I added some gold spray mist to the white cardstock with a paintbrush. 

I cut a couple of hearts from patterned paper and layered them, stapling in the center and lifting the edges to help it stick out from the page. 

A few stickers and some golden twine finished off my page. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

pumpkin patch

Hey everyone and happy last Wednesday in October! Hard to believe in just 1 week it will be November! I guess I'd better get started on my kids' Halloween costumes! lol

For this week's layout I used a fun color board from Pinterest with more non-traditional fall colors to inspire my layout.
There's not many blue items in the Apple Crisp classic kit so I simply found a few and sprinkled them in my layout. The pumpkin patterned paper offered lots of fun fall colors.
The doilies are from my stash and the rest is from the kit. Happy Fall everyone!

Monday, October 23, 2017

{Happy Thanksgiving} Layout with the "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit

Hello Friends!  It's Meridy here and fall is in full swing, we had a Fall Festival and a visit to the Pumpkin Patch this weekend.  I got lots of pictures, and I can't wait to get them printed.  In the meantime, I worked on a layout with a photo of Thanksgiving 2016 for today's layout using the "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit.  This week the design team is heading over to Pinterest for inspiration.  I found this fall mood board, and decided to take cues from it when creating my layout this week.  I mainly went with a similar color scheme, the wood grain, and falling leaves, for inspiration. 

pinterest link
 Here is what I came up with...

I used the wood grain patterned papers for the background of my layout, they just seemed to fit the style I was leaning towards from my inspiration board.  Next, I layered a few strips of paper that I had left over from previous layouts I created this month.  The photograph is the star of this layout for sure!!!

I did add a couple of doilies from my stash to bulk up the layers here, but I think they worked really well with the style and look I was going for.  

I used the acrylic word "happy" from the kit as a starting point for my "Happy Thanksgiving" title, and finished it off with the gold Thickers from the kit. 

Finally, I layered up some of the chipboard stickers from the kit, a little twine, some die cuts, crystal dots, and a few sequins (from my stash).  I even used some of the Prima packaging from the puffy stickers to create a subtle layer peeking out from beneath the chipboard stickers.  

That wraps up my layout for today!  I can't wait to see what you create with your "Apple Crisp" Kits!!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Football Life: Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Hi all!  Fall time in our household means college football time!!!  We are huge Georgia Bulldogs fans, both of my parents went to the University of Georgia.  I grew up watching the games and it has stuck with me.  I got my husband on the bandwagon as well and my girls love to see their mascot, UGA when he's on tv.  It's a big deal to watch the games on Saturdays.  

Since the Georgia school colors are red, black and white, I took advantage of those colors in the kit.  The Prima paper was perfect for a background since it has a grey-toned marble look.  I used some reds and oranges as well to complement it.  I did pull a couple of things from my stash to pull it together such as the Georgia flair badges, the floral paper and some Tim Holtz distress ink.

The fall die cut was a great starting point for my title.  When fall comes around, we definitely get excited for football!  

The white acrylic pieces were a nice little touch.  I cut one of the die cuts up that said "go outside / stay inside" and just used the inside part.  The other word strips emphasized staying home and watching the games.

I finished off the layout with the black heart circle and the gems from the kit.

Nice and simple and showing our love for the Dawgs!  Do you guys enjoy watching football in the fall?  If so, who are you cheering for???

Thursday, October 19, 2017

fun at the pumpkin patch

Good morning!

Today I have another Apple Crisp Daily Diary kit project to share with you. I've also used some papers from the Apple Crisp Classic kit.

These pictures are from a recent trip to a local pumpkin patch. I forewarned my kids that I would be taking lots of pictures of them for scrapbooking assignments and they did not disappoint! I love that my youngest has tiny pumpkins on her eyes in the top photo.

My foundation for the page was a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Classic kit- I love that Noel always has extra paper packs so that I can add to what I receive in the Daily Diary kit. For those who love the DD kit but do traditional pages more than pocket pages, this is a great thing! 

I added some blue spray mist droplets around the page to contrast the orange and brown in most of the papers. If you look closely some of the papers have that same blue. 

I used bits of patterned paper to fill in this cute flower diecut and added a cardstock flower and some twine and epoxy dot to the center.

The tiny Tim Holtz phrase stickers were so fun to use on my page! I used some on both sides of my page and added a few cork stars as well. 

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Hey guys! After spending the last couple weeks playing with the Frightful kit I'm switching gears and finally started creating with the Apple Crisp Classic Kit and it totally has me wanting to go to the pumpkin patch & do all the fun fall things!
For this layout I went a few years back and used some photos of my little one during a quick little photo shoot at this park that always has a wonderful backdrop of fall leaves. It's making me want to get back there and take some new family photos!