Saturday, July 19, 2014

Traveling on a Journey

I love vacation photos. They don't even have to be mine. I just love to see different places and "explore" destinations even if I will never go there. Fortunately, I did have the chance to explore a little piece of the Caribbean last year!


My husband and I had the opportunity to go the the Turks & Caicos islands for a vacation with five other neighborhood couples. Once we figured out we could make it work, we were very excited. I had been there before but it would be my hubby's first time!


Having the chance to go with such great friends was just the icing on the cake. This Jet Set collection from We R Memory Keepers is absolute perfection to document this trip (which I am determined to do)! 


I love all of the pieces that can come together to capture exactly what I need it to say! Nothing fancy schmancy here, just a good time crafting, using a great collection and documenting those important moments! Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa


Friday, July 18, 2014

Birthday Hurray!

Although I don't scrapbook chronologically, I do try to get the kids' birthdays scrapped each year with one of the cakes we had for them. I love this We R Memory Keepers collection, Hip Hip Hooray because it is good for my sons and my daughter scrapbook pages and it has so many fun pieces.


I created this layout of my son's 15th birthday using a combination of the 6x6 sides and the 12x12 sides of the paper. I love the 3x4 cards to this collection as well. Since I am not a Project Life scrapper, I enjoy using them on my regular layouts.


A 4x6 card on the left (the numbers one) helps in layering the papers to achieve the look that I wanted. 


I still have so many pieces of this collection left to use so I have a feeling you will be seeing more of it in the future! Such a fun and celebratory collection! Thanks for looking!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happiness

I wanted to share a layout that I created using the new Pretty Little Studio collection "Marigold." The vellum bokeh paper was what first caught my eye in this collection. Then, I was the random winner of the pretty butterfly diecuts so I knew it had to be mine! :) I wanted to scrap this photo of my Grandma & I on Mother's Day of this past year and thought that the butterflies would be perfect!


Although it is difficult to see here, the word "happiness" in the title is shiny gold and also part of the collection.




The bright butterfly triangles around the photo worked well with the other more subdued, watercolored paper as well.


And, a few sequins peeking out from behind the triangles completed the embellishment on the page. 

Thank you for stopping by today and for the comments many of you have left recently! I love reading them and getting your feedback on some of the questions that I ask. Enjoy your day!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Memory Recorded

Dealing with grief is not exactly something that I really want to talk about on my blog. However, I do want to recall my thoughts and feelings in the years to come, about how I felt during this time after losing my Grandpa in January. I found a sketch from Creative Scrappers which was perfect for recording the memory of a dream I had of my Grandpa recently.


I like that it didn't require a photo. I could simply write what I wanted to say and not worry about if I had an appropriate photo to match.


The Elle's Studio Serendipity collection had the perfect words for what I wanted to relay on this layout with a lot of "remember this" and "memories" references.


A simple but very meaningful layout, all without even a photo. I am so glad that I made time to create this one! Thanks Kristine Davidson for another incredible sketch!

Cute Cards

I made a couple of cards recently that I wanted to share. I found a lot of inspiration out there from various sources so continue reading for the inspiration links! Here is the first card:


The sketch is from Page Maps, July 2014 collection and I closely followed the card that Jen Shults made.


I also got the color inspiration from the Fusion Card Challenge. I used the color but not the sketch for both cards. Here is the inspiration:

And here is the other card that I made: 


This card used the same color scheme as the Fusion Card Challenge but I used the sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap for this one! 


Well how is that for various places of inspiration? :) I love following a variety of different blogs! It is always fun to find a sketch that works for me or a color combo I wouldn't necessarily have considered! 

Thank you for stopping by to take a look today! I have a question for you as well...

If you had to choose between the two, which do you enjoy seeing more of on blogs: cards or layouts?

Scrap Happy~
Melissa

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Happy Little Layout

This collection from WRMK, Farmer's Market, is one one of those collections that you look at and it just makes you happy. The colors, the sayings on the cards and stickers, everything...it is all just really cheery! And I am needing cheery these last few days. Rainy, foggy and cold...barely hitting 60º is not the way I was envisioning the summer with my kids. But look at that bicycle! How can that not make you smile? :)


I came upon this bicycle while on vacation with my hubby in San Diego. And although I really, really wanted to ride it, we just didn't have time.


For this layout, I used this awesome sketch from Scrap 365 as a starting point for my layout.
I added a few more layers than the sketch originally calls for but I really love how it all came together! Such a great starting point!


There is also a Farmer's Market Instagram Albums Made Easy option for this collection which is perfect for creating those layers! 


Thanks for stopping by to have a look today. Feel free to leave a comment. I read every one of them! I hope you are enjoying your summer! Until next time...

Scrap Happy~
Melissa



Monday, June 23, 2014

Going Places!

Amazingly, I have a nephew who is turning 18 today! Yes, time just keeps on ticking by doesn't it? I thought that the Jet Set collection from WRMK was a perfect collection for a kid young adult who is really going places in his life!


I used this sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap as the basis for my card and I stuck very close to the design. I like a card with a more basic design for men for some reason. (I have a hard time layering and fussy cutting on men's cards.) So, this sketch was perfect! 


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week ahead!

Scrap Happy~
Melissa