Scrappin' Saturday... TOTALLY LATE AGAIN

Hmm... I'm thinking Saturday might not be a good day for Scrappin' Saturday... originally I picked Saturday because it's the day that the Sweet Shoppe new releases are on sale for 20% off so I figured if you were interested in any of it, I'd need to post then... but with warmer weather, we've been getting an early start on the home renovations and getting out of the house earlier, so this blog has been left behind... will have to rethink this and maybe change it to Monday or Tuesday... we'll see...

Anyways.... I've got some layouts to share from last week.

First, I wanted to play with some of the portfolio challenges and had this gorgeous beach kit by Jenn Barrette. I decided to do the challenge where you had to add texture from paper to your photo. I used 2 papers for texture on this photo. The first one was a whitewash wood paper and I set it to soft light blending mode and turned down the opacity to 30%. The second paper was a tan with cream doodled flowers on it... I set that one to linear burn blending mode and turned down the opacity to 50%. I loved it so much that I didn't want to add too many elements to it. I loved how this turned out, even though it's very different from my normal style of scrapbooking. I also got gallery standout at the GSO blog and Me So Scrappy which I'm so flattered and honored to have been chosen for them.


The rest of these are new releases that I played with. Janet Phillips has this new series of subway art templates that I just LOVE and I just HAD to play with the ABC-I {heart} U one. First I created this one for Moriah.
Artful Expressions 3 by Janet Phillips
A Bushel and a Peck by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Scrap w/ style: Chipboard by Misty Cato
You Are Loved font

and then I couldn't resist making ones for the boys!
Artful Expressions 3 by Janet Phillips
Carefree by Shawna Clingerman
Scrap w/ style: Chipboard by Misty Cato
You Are Loved font

Next is a new fun font from Darcy Baldwin... and I was finally able to play with the last kit in Traci and Meg's collection from the week before.
At The Cinema by Traci Reed and Meghan Mullens
DJB Happily Ever After by Darcy Baldwin

and then Jenn and Misty collaborated with this fun kid's game kit... it was perfect timing since we were stuck inside with some storms and playing some of those games.
Play It Again by Misty Cato and Jenn Barrette
Scrap w/ Style: Frame It by Misty Cato
DJB Mrs. Webster by Darcy Baldwin

Lastly, I just LOVE Cindy's one photo templates and really wanted to play with Kristin's Boho Chic kit from a few weeks ago. I just couldn't resist doing a summer must haves layout that I'd been thinking about doing for awhile. The colors in this kit also met one of the color inspiration portfolio challenges. I'm having a blast still going through the portfolio every month and finding inspiration for pages!
Boho Chic by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Cindy's Layered Templates: Half Pack 15 by Cindy Schneider
Scrap w/ Style: Frame It by Misty Cato
DJB Quirky Rachael by Darcy Baldwin
Old Wood Alpha by Paula Kesselring