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It’s all about that view!

Well, hello! It’s wonderful that I’ve gotten so many pages created this month and all because of a scrappy getaway at the beginning of the month. Such a blessing!

My layout today began on my scrappy weekend, but I finished it later – had to pack up, clean up and head home finally! It was nice to have an idea what I was going to do, though, so it came together quickly in the end.

I’m entering this into  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes. 

I found a fabulous sketch on Susan Stringfellow’s blog: Sketch Savvy

This was perfect for my two landscape photos. Here’s what I created:

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No watercolor or stamping on this page, but I did use quite a few fun embellies, including a favorite new one – the Faber Castell Clear Texture Gems – it’s how I created those awesome clear drops (yes, those are dry and perfectly round and wonderful!) Can you tell I love the look? And they were so easy to do!

I used a quote from Ali Edwards Give Sunday  (thank you so much, Ali, as this was just what my page needed), printed it on vellum after tracing the png file in Silhouette Studio and making the color a lovely teal. I used a scalloped rectangle digital die cut file for the outside (and yes, I did this as a print and cut.) The patterned papers are from Bella Blvd as is the washi tape, some of the enamel shapes and some of the cardstock stickers. I just love that Bella Blvd uses the same colors in their different collections so it’s easy to mix and match to create the look I want on my pages!

Thanks so much for stopping by and following along with all of my pages! I won’t have another page to share for quite some time, probably, but hopefully I’ll have some cards and gift card holders to share with you as Christmas draws nearer, that is, if I’m not too busy creating like a crafty elf! 😉

Wishing you a wonderful, magical and blessed month of December!

Ruth

Supplies: Cardstock – Doodlebug Design Inc; Patterned Paper – Bella Blvd; Wood veneer – Chic Tags, Studio Calico; Enamel shapes – Bella Blvd, Freckled Fawn; Washi tape and flag – Bella Blvd; Cardstock stickers – Bella Blvd, My Mind’s Eye; Clear embellishing liquid – Faber Castell; Pen – Sakura; Adhesive – Scotch Quick Dry, Xyron, Zig, Die cutting machine and software – Silhouette; Digital die cut files – Lori Whitlock, Megan Hardy Designs.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty Perfect shape!

Hi! Thanks for visiting today! I’m sharing a project that is posted on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog today and I know lately I’ve been using an endless supply of files from the shop. My project today, though, uses just part of one. I was inspired by a sketch and this shape was just what I wanted to create my page!

Here it is:

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I used the waves from this file:Playing in the Waves Title Cutting Files

Those waves fit perfectly with my pictures from a spot in Hawai’i where the waves were crashing against the lava at the shoreline sending salty spray into the air. I decided to make the waves big and bold, like the waves in my pictures. There was so much spray that I was very glad my camera was waterproof! All I had to do was clean off the lens every once in a while and I was good to go!

I used Distress Ink and Stain to do the watercoloring in the background for my page as well as for the die cut waves. I added a touch of Glimmer Mist to the top wave layer and the splatters around the page – I love the shine this added. Here’s a closeup:

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It was so wonderful to have the layers of the wave so I could glue down the bottom two layers and let the top curl rise up with some dimension.

The sketch I used is from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine’s 2015 Fabulous Fall” call for submissions

SCT was looking for fall themed pages, but I was so inspired by the sketch that I had to create my page about Hawai’i with it!

I couldn’t be happier to have this page ready for my album. I’m usually a lot more structured about how I create pages for a vacation album, so it’ll be interesting to see how this one all comes together! Will I have the same kind of flow that I usually like? Only time will tell! I am super happy that I’m letting the inspiration drive what pages I create when, though. I feel that energy will really be a great part of this album. How do you scrap your vacations? Do you usually create a separate album or do you include it with all your other pages for the year? I love creating one album for the vacation because it gives me a goal and gives those pictures a definite home that anyone can find quickly and easily.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love hearing your comments, so please leave me a few nice words below!

I hope you’re going to join in on the Under the Sea challenge that we’re having right now over on the PPPR blog. Check out all the details here: Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons monthly challenge.

Happy crafting!

Ruth

Supplies I used for my layout:

Cardstock – Bazzill; Watercolor Paper – Artist’s Loft; Watercolor medium – Ranger, Tattered Angels; Letter Stickers – American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; Wood Veneer – Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico; Markers – Bic; Twine – The Twinery; Sequins – Doodlebug Design, Inc.; Adhesive – ScrapPerfect, Xyron.

ETA: I forgot to link this up to the Lasting Memories challenge #248 Together. This is the only picture I have of all four of us together on our vacation and I’m so happy to have it on this layout!

Under the Sea Blog Hop with the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons design team

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Hello, there! Something is fishy around here today, in case you weren’t aware. The Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons design team is having a blog hop and you’re invited! You’ve been hopping/swimming along already? Great then you should have you come here from Nicole’s blog and you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog to get you on your way.

We are sharing our Under the Sea themed projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. For my project I was thrilled that Lisa had so many of the creatures we saw while at the Maui Ocean Center that we visited on vacation! Many of them were young, so these cute cut files were just perfect! That, and I found a sketch with circles so I could use the portholes (more on that below my DT post.)

Here’s what I created:

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I used: Fishy Friends Cutting Files (hammerhead) , Sea Life Cutting Files (turtle and sea star), Jellyfish Cutting FilesPorthole Card Cutting Files (which has a whole lot of detail that I didn’t use, but instead just cut off the back and left the center open) and Sweet Seahorse Cutting Files. I can’t say enough how wonderful it was to have the option to do print and cut with these! With some of the features being so small or just the creature being small, it was awesome to have all the colors and layers ready to go with print and cut.

So you wanna keep hopping? First a few more details about the hop!

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The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also “LIKE” Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter.  A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Be sure to pick up the blog hop freebie in the store before Monday (after that it’ll be available for purchase.)

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(and the sweet seahorse is free until Thursday so be sure to pick that cutie pie up, too!)

We hope we will inspire you to join in with the Under the Sea challenge. Check out all the information on the blog, here. One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Please head on to Sarah’s blog and check out her fun card!

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The sketch I used was awesome, perfectly awesome as a matter of fact! It’s by Laura Whitaker for Scrap Much? Check it:

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I loved it! It was just what I was looking for – 2 pages and with circles! Thanks so much Scrap Much? and Laura Whitaker for this awesome sketch!

Products I used:

Cardstock – Recollections; Patterned Paper – Bella Blvd, Carta Bella; Twine – The Twinery; Marker – Close to My Heart; Enamel Dots – Freckled Fawn; Adhesive – ScrapPerfect, Xyron, Zig.

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