Friday, October 25, 2019

Fremont Street Experience

When in Las Vegas, taking in the craziness that is Fremont Street Experience is part of the fun.  I had read about Fremont Street Experience and wanted to see the lighted dome . . . little did I know this was not the only aspect of Fremont Street that people went to see!  I was advised by a local to wear shoes . . . as it is usually crowded and dirty, and to be prepared to see all kinds of characters!

We went right as the light shows started, but it was not as crowded or crazy.  We got the tame version, which was fine by me and my husband.  We saw many other street performers, a few that were not suitable for my scrapbook pages.  Notice the blue circles on the street, those are scheduled assigned spots where the performers can stand.

I used purple cardstock as a base to match the purple in the printed Old Antique Words by Scrapbook Customs for ScrapbooksRUs.  Two different colors of grey cardstock are used to complement the colors.  I trimmed 1 1/4" strips and die cut the edges with Spellbinders Classic Bracket.  Not much of the strip shows from behind the photos on the right side, but I wanted more of the printed paper to show.  Sizzix Thinlits by Jen Long Just a Note font is used to die cut both titles.

With so many photos I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum.  I am pleased with the outcome of the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts here at Snippets of Time to Craft!  Have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Around Las Vegas

Two more pages, not actually companion pages, but they will reside side by side in the album.  If we had more time we would have hiked in Red Rock Canyon, but as it was we just drove by, so two scenic shots.  There will be another layout about the craziness that is Fremont Street, but our photos at the iconic Las Vegas landmark were perfect for the next layout.

The background papers are Old Antique by Scrapbook Customs for ScrapbooksRUs.  By the way if you have not had the opportunity to shop at Scrapbook Customs I would highly recommend their products.  I have a stash of custom papers that I will use for scrapbooking my kids high school graduations.  They also have many awesome custom sport papers.  You will notice the the color of the title influences the overall color of the paper.  Both sides have the photos double matted.  Red Rock has a journal block, and the mats on the Fremont St. trimmed a bit larger to include room for journaling at the bottom.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking in with Snippets of Time to Craft!  As always your comments are appreciated!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Las Vegas Sights!

My husband and I recently traveled to Las Vegas for my Kodiak High School All Class Reunion.  We are not gamblers or drinkers, but we did enjoy seeing the sights and eating great food!  One of our stops was to a BRICK AND MORTAR local scrapbook store, ScrapbooksRUs.  I was able to find great papers to scrapbook our trip.  They are all custom papers by Scrapbook Customs that ScrapbooksRUs carries in the store.  The owner knew immediately we were from out of town and greeted us by saying "Where are you visiting from?".  The give away?  My spouse was with me as we came in the store.  Thank you dear husband for going to the scrapbook store with me!

I had too many photos to fit on a double page layout, but not enough to create another page or two.  So lift up the flap and see six more photos!

There were lots of colors in the Vegas Sights print, so I choose from those to complement the photos.  The Vegas Sights is two sided, and the B side is featured as the strips along the A side.  The yellow cardstock behind the Las Vegas Strip die cut is fussy cut to trim it down (literally) in size.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Retro Rubber Sketchy time!

You are going to love all the versions that the Design Team has created for the sketch over at Retro Rubber!  I know that my card came together really quickly once I decided the theme.  Do come and play along with our challenge and remember we have two simple rules.  1)  Please use a stamp that is older than a year and indicate the age of the stamp 2)  Enter up to ten challenges including ours.

As I thought through my initial concept I zeroed in on a pine cone die and embossing folder I had in my stash.  Fortunately one of my earliest purchases was a pine bough from American Art Stamps back in May of 1997.  It is fun to use it again in a mixed texture project.

  • I stamped the pine boughs in Versa Color Tea Leaves on cream cardstock and fussy cut the images.  (My Scan N Cut is buried by plants right now . . . we are painting the interior of our home and all the house plants ended up on my desk in the craft room!)
  • Brown cardstock is die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Circles and Spellbinders Standard Circles Small is die cut from cream cardstock. 
  • Happy accident!  The brown cardstock that I used to die cut the circle was from my scrap bag and was the perfect size for the front of an A-2 card.  I just happened to die cut the circle from about the center without thinking and I could still use the rest of the piece for the front of the card!  This cardstock was pressure embossed with Elizabeth Craft Designs Pine Cone embossing folder, then the surface is lightly sanded to bring out the embossing.
  • The pine cones are die cut from red-brown cardstock and rolled into shape.  
  • The remainder of the red-brown cardstock is trimmed to make the banner shape behind the circles.  
  • With all the texture in the background I decided it was best to use a die cut sentiment, so a Stamps of Life Die set, Framelites Drop-Ins 660143 had the right size of Happy Birthday.  With a little creative trimming I had a great little sentiment.  
  • All the layered are adhered together a a bit of twine is tied in a bow at the top of the pine boughs.
I think that this fall themed birthday card is perfect for a man in my life, as my husband's birthday is right around the corner!  Thanks for stopping by, it is a pleasure to read your comments!  

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Back to School 8th Grade

Another year for Back to School for my youngest.  His last as a middle schooler.  I managed to get photos with his brother and with us, his parents.  A big plus was the photo of him at the back of the bus with his friends.

I started with a sketch challenge over at 2peasrefugees and choose complementary colors to my son's shirt and My Minds Eye Academy collection.
  • I am surprised that I have used so much yellow cardstock in my recent scrapbooking and this layout really called for yellow to match the big yellow school bus!
  • A large circle is cut from Darice Dark Blue Plaid and backed with a dark blue cardstock from my stash.  I have found the best tool for large circles in my Creative Memories XXXXX.
  • A stripe of Bus paper and red School Phrases paper go across the bottom of both sides of the layout.   
  • Each of the photos are backed with blue cardstock.  
  • I stamped the embellishment images from The Paper Company Studio with StazOn Black Tuxedo and water colored each with Memento inks in Rhubarb Stack, Paris Dusk, Dandelion, London Fog, and Peanut Brittle.  I colored a little of each from the Memento Dual Tip Pen on my craft mat and added a spritz of Ink Potion #9.  All the images are die cut with my Brother Scan N Cut.  YEAH, no more fussy cutting!
  • I purchased two files from the Silhouette online store to create the title and subtitle.  The yellow is trimmed from behind the circle mats, and the shadow red is from my stash.  
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, your comments are appreciated! 

Monday, October 14, 2019


One of my favorite paper companies right now is Echo Park.  They have such delightful collections, and they can be mixed with other collections easily like I have in this layout.

I primarily used That's My Boy by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park and added in another sheet from Jack and Jill, also by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park. 
  • I wanted to use the journal card with a bicycle, so I incorporated the matching pattern from the collection on the right side.
  • Photos are backed with one paper that is represented by a vertical strip on the opposing page. My Boy and You Rock are used both A and B sides.  
  • The Jack and Jill Bicycles was perfect for this layout and I had one sheet.  I made duplicate layouts for both boys so it was stretched between 4 pages. 
  • I didn't want the bicycle sticker to float, so it is grounded by the small section of Boy Stripes.
  • That's My Boy Element Stickers and Alpha Stickers are used to finish the embellishments, title and subtitle.   
Another fun memory scrapbooked and in the album!  Thanks for stopping by Snippet of Time the Craft, and as always your comments are appreciate!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Back to School 2010

Although we are in October, in a way it's still back to school time!  This layout is from 2010, when my older son dropped off his supplies for fifth grade.  He was in a blended fourth/fifth grade and had the same teacher for both years. It made for an easier transition into US schools.

I used bits and pieces I had left over from previous layouts from Appleton collection by Scenic Route.  I also play along with a sketch challenge over at 2peasrefugees, a just for fun forum about scrapbooking.
  • The background paper is White Lined Paper (yes, really that is the name!) also by Scenic Route.  
  • I wanted to bring out the primary colors in the paper so I used Memento Dandelion ink to color the Technique Tuesday Tile Fundamental Superstars.
  • Appleton Chipboard embellishments are added.
  • The circles are die cut with Spellbinders Circles Small.
  • A bit of the background paper was trimmed underneath the elements and used as journal strips.  The journaling is done in Zig Writer Blue Jay.
  • The title is from the Scan N Cut library, and was perfect to finish off this fun layout from a few years back!
As always know that I appreciate your visit to my blog, please leave a comment if you are so inclined!  

Saturday, October 12, 2019


It is not often that I am able to used purple on a boys layout, but withe the purple drapes the boys wore during their professional haircuts was a perfect opportunity to use a favorite collection by Basic Grey from 2008, Euphoria. 

Euphoria was a collection I like so much I bought EVERYTHING!  Many elements show up on this page. 
  • Spellbinders Labels Four Grand is used to die cut bracket shapes used in the background.
  • Several papers from the collection are used in this layout: Elation, Frenzy, Trance, and Delirium.  This layout was completed in duplicate, so I was careful with the use of my papers.
  • Sticker letters, Chip Stickers, and Buttons from the collection are used to complete the layout embellishments.
  • I can never leave button holes empty, so white craft thread is used to tie up the buttons.
  • All the edges are inked in Versa Magic Eggplant.  It helps to delineate and add depth to the page.  
  • Journaling is completed in Zig Writer Orchid.  
Thanks for checking out this fun layout that documents one of the few times my boys had professional haircuts.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Aviation Museum

The first summer our boys were home from Russia we took a road trip to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the annual EAA Airventure convention.  We've been many times since, but this layout hold particular joy as my young son was so enthralled with all the interactive exhibits related to aircraft and piloting.  You can just see his amazement in the photos.  

The bright orange in his shirt was great to match the All About a Boy collection by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park
  • Matching Blue cardstock is used for the base layer.
  • Super hero is trimmed to 9 1/2" x 12", split to 5" on the left and 7" on the right.  The corners are rounded.   
  • Games is trimmed to 7" x 7" on the left, and 5" x 7" on the right.  
  • Curious is trimmed to 1 1/2" x 7"on the left and 1 1/2" x 5" on the right and layered below Games.  
  • Various embellishments are selected from the collection Sticker Elements, Alpha Stickers, and Chipboard Accents and added to complete the layout.  
  • Journaling on the journal card is completed in Zig Writer Blue.  
Sometimes using one collection really simplifies putting together a great layout, and Echo Park collections are great for this purpose.  Both A and B sides are all coordinated and the patterns repeat in the embellishments. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and know that your comments are appreciated!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lava Cast Forest

Now that life is not so busy (well not really) I do have time to share a few layouts that I've worked on over the summer!

This layout was photo heavy so I kept the paper selections and embellishments simple to highlight the fun photos of the kids in the lava tubes.
  • The base is Kraft card stock with sections of ancient Provo Craft Paper Slab patterned papers layered along the edges. 
  • Bazzill Bacis Just the Edge Cardstock Strips are layered over the top.
  • Several sentiments from the Jillibean Soup by Hampton Art's set Enjoy are stamped in VersaFine Vintage Sepia.  Enjoy is die cut with the matching die, and the remainder I cut into embellishment strips.   The edges are inked with Vintage Sepia.  Echo Park Jungle Safari Enamel Drops are added to the ends of the embellishments. 
  • The journaling fills the two empty spots and is done in Zig Writer Chocolate.
  • The title is die cut from matching green and cream cardstock with Quick Kutz Frankie Classic. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy this memory from almost 9 years ago.  It holds a special place in my heart as my dear friend has graduated to heaven, and I am thankful that I can document this time that she spent with our family. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Monochromatic Birthday for Retro Rubber

I really enjoy seeing the projects that are created from the Tic Tac Toe challenges at Retro Rubber.  Our Design Team and entries are always so creative!  Check out this month's Tic Tac Toe:

I choose the bottom row: Die cut or punch, monochrome, and birthday.  We have a few fall birthday's so this was perfect to make another fall themed birthday card.

  • I inked up Darice's Birthday Collage embossing folder with Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight and pressure embossed white cardstock.  The white embossing turned out to detract from the other design elements so I inked it with Memento Tangelo to keep the card more monochromatic.  
  • Happy Balloons Stamp and Die Set by Concord & 9th is a great set to use for many occasions.  It was released in September 2017.
  • The large balloon is stamped in Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight and die cut with the matching die.  
  • The balloon frame, banners, and string are all die cut from white cardstock.
  • The get perfect placement on the sentiments, I placed the die cut banners back into the cardstock and secured them from the back with painters tape.  Using a stamp positioner I stamped the sentiments in the darkest shade from Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight.  The banners have pre-embossed fold lines that make it easy to create the folded dimension.
  • The balloon layers are secured together with Zig Glue and a bit of coordinating baker's twine is tied in a bow around the base of the balloon.  
  • The layers of the card are adhered together and the balloon is mounted with dimensional foam adhesive.  
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the rest of Retro Rubber's Design Team creations.  We have a few simple rules to play along with our challenge:  1)  Use at least one stamp that is older than a year  2) Play along with our challenge and only nine others.

Have a wonderful fall!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Carving Pumpkins for Stick It Down

Stick It Down has a really fun sketch for the double page layout this month!  (We also have sketches for the single page as well as a card so check it out!)

It has a decidedly fall theme that can be switched out for your favorite season or theme.  I had some photos from last fall to scrap, so I went with the pumpkins and Halloween theme.

Searching through my stash I found a great collection by Imaginisce, Hallowhimsy Collection that was perfect for putting together this layout.
  • The background is part of the collection with the subtle spider webs.
  • Both sides of several sheets are used to create the coordinating tags to match the tag from my stash.  A 1/2" circle punch and the Cropidile is used to create the reinforcement holes.    The edges are inked with Delicata Black Shimmer to add definition.  
  • My new Brother Scan N Cut came in handy with all the pre-loaded Halloween images.  I used all of them in smaller sizes to create the die cuts. 
  • For the title I down loaded Silhouette's "Carving Pumpkins" file.  To help is stand out a bit more I outlined it in Black Zig writer.   
  • To add the border I used Paper Studio Pumpkins washi tape.  
  • The dotted tag needed a little sprucing up so I added Happy Halloween washi tape on a diagonal.  
I had a lot of fun creating this layout with the sketch this month.  It is a great way to incorporate several themed papers together, or to use up scraps from a collection.  Thanks so much for stopping by and come play along with us at Stick It Down this month!