Virtual Crop - iNSD Crop - Friday Recap

 It's time for another Virtual Crop by Victoria Marie.  It's also International Scrapbook Day on Saturday so there are tons of events going on all over the Web and at Local Stores and OH MY.   I'm excited I've set aside time this weekend.  I've planned all of my layouts for every challenge.  I've got snacks and a menu that I can handle for the Fam without too much trouble.  I'm ready to get going.

For the first layout we had to do one about ourselves.   EEEEP 5 things about me?  I was excited I just got some new listing stamps in my most recent Layle By Mail order.  So of course I reached for what was new.  The clip and the bullet points are in my new cool stamp set. 
 Next up is little Gracie.  She is really the sweetest/saddest dog.  Always with this look plus her super satin coat.  I used an entire package of doggie paper clips on this layout.  I stitched each one on with gold thread(UGHHH slippery stuff).   The boxes around them are rub ons because I'm going to make a dent in those this year.  Doodlebug alphas complete this layout.   

Let it Snow - Scrappy Saturday

I'm so loving this new Echo Park kit club kit it is from Crate Paper called Winter Market.  You will see a number of pages from this kit as I received the one from Echo Park and a bit of it from the Scraproom Kit Club as well.  Which makes it doubly better since I love the colors and patterns so much.
So for the first layout using this I chose a snow picture because, you have to, right?  This is our large window on the front of our house with the Christmas Tree and lights.  I love how the snow looks in the dark.  I stamped and embossed some snowflakes(with the Crate Paper stamp set) in white sparkle embossing powder.  Cut a few from dies and the remainder are from the embellishment or chipboard kit from Crate paper.  The frame or photo mat is a die cut as well.

Happy Birthday Babbi - Scrappy Saturday

Created this layout for a sketch challenge.  The original had a cut out of circles with paper behind.  I went the opposite and cut out circles, inked them and put them on top of the cardstock background.  I also created a shaker with a starburst circle die and some patterned paper with a sticker.  On the original there was a pocket card where my shaker is.  The title on the picture was actually part of the photo one of my DD's friends shared on social media of them together to wish her a Happy Birthday.   I thought it was so cute I printed it out to use for this layout.  

Duck Family - Walks

Since 2020 we have been walking a lot.  Trying out various parks, Forrest preserves and paths in our area.  The weather if finally starting to shift and be over 35 degrees so we are back outside.  So excited for this.  Today we were at a preserve near us with an okay path.  Not as exciting as some.  But it's our first day outside in quite a long time.  This little duck family was wary of us but so exciting to see them out and about.

Virtual Crop - Mixed Media Madness - Friday/Saturday/Sunday Recap 6 Layouts

 Once again doing the Victoria Maria virtual crop Mixed Media Madness.  I love these even though this the weekend it was held this month there were other things going on and I had to leave the house a couple of times for events.  This of course made it so I got less completed during the crop but 6 layouts is still not to shabby.  
My first layout above is of my Grandmother, my Mom, Aunt and Uncle.  I love this photo and the mixed media on this one is Distress Oxide Ink with a lace stencil to create the floral background.  The paper and die cuts are Pretty Little Studios Miss Sadie Rose from my March Scraproom kit.  and I used an old border die as the border strip.  Love how this turned out.
 This Valentine layout is of the gifts for my family for Valentines this year.  A friend of mine makes these beautiful cookies(and their yummy).  I was so excited to give them to everyone.  Cookies are always a hit.  The challenge was watercolor.  I cheated I have a watercolor paper pad and used that since the colors were ideal.
Emily with her first set of mouse ears she was really little.  Lots of stamping on this one which was the challenge the background is all stamped with Echo Park Stamps the cameras are also stamped and Magic Starts Here as well.  The title I created on the Silhouette along with the Mini heads and bows.  Paper is by Basic Grey(I use it sometimes when I'm not saving it).  
 Longdogs, always together.  Much to Vienna's dismay I think sometimes.  I altered the chipboard title and the heart strips are cut from watercolor paper I painted.  Paper MME, vellum hearts are Studio Calico.
 I don't do a lot of masculine pages but I was excited to get to use Simple Stories Bro. & Co. from a Scraproom kit last summer.  The background is done with a Memory Box stencil and embossing paste.  Some little letters from Jenni Bowlin and a tag and some stickers from my stash.

 Lastly for this crop I did a layout of some birthday pictures of my brother.  I used Doodlebug paper and embellishments.  Stenciled the dots background with Distress Oxide ink and cut the title with my Silhouette.  Some of the 70's and 80's pictures I have are damaged by light but they are all that I have so they will all be documented eventually.

I know I didn't get a lot done this crop and Victoria Marie gives you a couple of weeks after to complete them.  I just find I'm so much more motivated during the crop weekend.  After it's over I tend to move on to different projects.  Maybe I'll come back and finish something half done but that's about it.  Still I think 6 layouts on a weekend I had other things going on is Awesome!    And it's always fun!

Hope someone is inspired by this.  Thanks for stopping by