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And here’s another GenCon layout…

It’s based on this sketch from the Scrapbook Circle Challenge #19:

Aside from the solid colored cardstock, this layout was made entirely using bits of papers out of my scrap box.  It was kind of fun to dig through and combine these papers.  And that woodgrain paper?  That’s an advertisement card that came in a Studio Calico kit!  The journaling is placed to hide the advertisement text.

When Husband saw the final layout, he told me he really liked it because the checked paper reminded him of a game board, and the brads (he might have called them “orange things”, haha!) of dice scattered on a game table.  Definitely a compliment (even though I hadn’t thought of those things when I was actually making the layout… I must have done it unconsciously, haha!)

The stitched stars were actually inspired by the free Scrapbook Circle “Blast Off” printable– even though I didn’t actually use the printable in the end… ::blush::

Supplies:
patterned paper: BasicGrey Life of the Party (Getting Bigger, Buckaroo), Echo Park Playground (Jump Rope), Studio Calico packaging insert
plain cardstock: the Paper Company, Paper Reflections
alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Giggles foam)
border punch: Fiskars (Apron Lace)
Silhouette SD (circular rings)
brads: Little Yellow Bicycle (Trick or Treat), the Paper Studio
journaling pen: Sharpie Ultra Fine Point
brown pigment ink: Stampabilities
gel pen: GelWriter
foam adhesive
embroidery floss
sketch: Scrapbook Circle Challenge #19

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Part of the reason scrapbooking our GenCon experience in 2009 has been so slow of a process for me is that I don’t have photos to go with some of the stories I want to save in my album.  You would think that this would make creating a layout even easier, since I could do whatever I wanted, but in reality, I like to have a few boundaries, and then my creativity can work from there.

One of the really cool things we did at the convention was participate in a True Dungeon adventure.  It would have absolutely ruined the experience to have been taking photos (and they probably wouldn’t have allowed it anyway), so all I had was a small collection of memorabilia and ephemera.  So I made this page with what I had…

The layout is based on this sketch (Sketchy Thursdays 11.10.2011):

which I clearly modified, since I have no photos!  Two of the photo spots are taken by the “Survivor” badges we received at the end of the adventure, and I replaced the other two and extended the space for the journaling.  It’s been a while since I used computer journaling, but I had a lot to say and wanted to it to fit just right, and typing it in a text box was the easiest way to make it work.  The font I used is one made from my handwriting.  The little scroll-y embellishment+buttons are replaced with our wristbands and one of the tokens from the game.  I added the aqua paper because I felt like everything needed a bit of grounding.

In the end, the page came out better than I’d hoped!

Supplies:
patterned paper: Bo Bunny Blast Off! (Aliens), Fancy Pants Trick or Treat (Candy Corn), My Mind’s Eye Simply Delightful (paper pad), the Paper Studio (paper pad)
alphas: American Crafts Thickers Cream Soda (black foam), Silhouette SD (Brush Script MT font, welded)
brads: Little Yellow Bicycle (Trick or Treat), the Paper Studio
corner rounder punch
brown pigment ink: Stampabilities
embroidery floss
foam adhesive, Glossy Accents
journaling font: DJB Natalie Print
memorabilia and ephemera
sketch: Sketchy Thursdays 11.10.2011 challenge

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I started making layouts for our 2009 trip to GenCon waaaay back in April of this year.  And since it’s my goal to finish my list of layouts for 2009, it is high time for me to finish up this trip.

This layout is based on the 11.3.2011 Sketchy Thursdays sketch.

I keep going back and forth about whether I like my final result.  Certainly the photos are crummy (sorry!)… I forgot how early it gets dark now that Daylight Savings has ended, and I was racing the sun to get this layout finished and photographed.

There are two pockets on this page: one to hold our convention passes and some ticket stubs, and the other to hold a couple smaller photos.  I added rows of machine stitching and mixed Silhouette-cut letters with a nice big foam “2” Thicker for the title.

Supplies:
patterned paper: Becky Higgins/Project Life (kit design for 2010), Bo Bunny Blast Off! (Aliens)
solid cardstock: The Paper Company (grey), Recollections (kraft), American Crafts (black textured, for title)
alphas: Silhouette SD (Arial font), American Crafts Thickers Cream Soda (black foam)
brads: Little Yellow Bicycle (Trick or Treat)
journaling pen: Sharpie Ultra Fine Point
machine stitching
sketch: Sketchy Thursdays 11.3.2011

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In my last post, I mentioned that I still had more plans for the Sketchy Thursdays sketch this week.  In fact, this was the layout that popped into my head when I first saw the sketch!  It just got made after the other layout…

I changed the sketch a bit more on this layout.  Instead of a pennant banner, I decided to go with a different sort of banner. The title is die cut with my Silhouette from metallic cardstock I had stashed away.

This layout is a bit different from my normal style– usually I don’t do the distressed/vintage look, but this photo seemed to call out for it.  I also used two products I don’t typically use:  a rhinestone swirl and a rub-on.  There’s no good reason why I don’t normally put these things on my pages, but I was happy to have them on hand from previous Lucky Girl kits because they were perfect accents for this page.

Of course, there’s journaling– but just like the other layout I made with this sketch, it is hidden and pulls out from behind the main photo block.

Supplies:
patterned paper: Making Memories Paper Reverie Metallique (Delicate Brocade)
other paper: metallic cardstock, parchment, watercolor paper (from my stash; sources unknown)
Silhouette SD (with fonts FranciscoLucas Briosa and HenryMorganHand)
rub-on: Glitz Design Metallic Rub Ons (Music)
rhinestone swirl: Prima Marketing Say it in Pearls (Mixed Crystal Brown)
pigment ink: Portafolia
journaling pen: GelWriter
foam adhesive: American Crafts This to That
sketch: Sketchy Thursdays 10.27.2011 sketch

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This is my last layout for our PSU trip in 2009!  I know that the number of layouts** I’ve made for this one(!) day on campus is pretty ridiculous, but it was a beautiful day, and a special time for me to be able to show Husband the campus I loved so much.

Our last stop was at the Creamery for the best ice cream in the world.  Ohhhh yum, to have some of that creamy goodness right now!!

It’s based on the Sketchy Thursdays 10.27.2011 sketch, which I love (and I have more plans for it!):

I really like how this layout turned out! It went through a few iterations (of course), and here are some of the details of the final result.  Another nice long title, and I had to stretch my alphas a bit again…

Banners and machine stitching…

and a pocket to hold two more photos and the brochure…

**More layouts from this trip: Along the Way, Osmond Laboratory, Lunch, Spring on the PSU campus, Lion Shrine, Nuclear Reactor

Supplies:
patterned paper: Lily Bee Hello Sunshine (Savannah, Fly a Kite, Twirl, Blueberry Pie–just a tiny bit!)
cardstock: American Crafts (textured white), Paper Reflections (red), Paper Company (white)
alphas: My Mind’s Eye So Sophie (Savvy/Best Thing), October Afternoon Farm Fresh (Mini Market Stickers/Red & Cream), Adornit (Red Hot)
stamps: Elle’s Studio (Chic Note & Date Stamps), Papertrey Ink (Journaling Lines Vol. 3. No. 3), Making Memories (journaling spot)
border punch: Martha Stewart (Doily Lace)
blue pigment ink: Stampabilities
1″ circle punch: EK Success
journaling pen: Sharpie Ultra Fine Point
foam adhesive: American Crafts This to That
embroidery floss
machine stitching
sketch: Sketchy Thursdays 10.27.2011 sketch

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One of the highlights of our day on PSU’s campus was a tour of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor: in my opinion, one of the coolest things to see on campus.  Husband and I really enjoyed the tour, which ended with a demonstration of how they pulse the reactor– 100 Watts to 250 megaWatts in a split second– very, very awesome.

This layout is based on the Sketchy Thursdays 10.20.2011 sketch:

I know, I changed a lot.  But I really, truly used the sketch for inspiration.  I liked the torn strips at the edge, and the photo arrangement (though I didn’t tilt them).  I changed the horizontal text lines to vertical paper layers.

Since I’ve been trying to coordinate all the layouts for this trip by using similar supplies, I needed to get creative with the alphas (I’m running out of the ones I’m using!)– so I cut the “negatives” out of the MME alpha sheet to use for the main word in my title.

The photo block is a pocket to hold some more information about the reactor.

(More layouts from this trip: Along the Way, Osmond Laboratory, Lunch, Spring on the PSU campus, Lion Shrine)

Supplies:
patterned paper: Lily Bee Hello Sunshine (Twirl, Blueberry Pie, Posies, Fly a Kite)
cardstock: American Crafts (textured white), Paper Company (plain white)
alphas: My Mind’s Eye So Sophie (Savvy/Best Thing), October Afternoon Farm Fresh (Mini Market Stickers/Red & Cream), Adornit (Red Hot)
journaling block stamps: Making Memories
blue pigment ink: Stampabilities
journaling pen: Sakura Ballsign
foam adhesive: American Crafts This to That
sketch: Sketchy Thursdays 10.20.2011 sketch

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To make this layout, I combined two sketches and a challenge!  The two sketches were really compatible, so I “superimposed” them to be the basis for this layout.

I loved the circles+multiple photos in the Lily Bee Sketch Challenge #1 sketch:

And I loved how the journaling becomes a design element in the Sketchy Thursdays 10.13.2011 sketch:

And since the journaling is important on this layout, I thought I’d enter it into the Scrapbook Circle “Get Wordy” challenge #17, too!.

I want to mention how I went about adding the little strips of journaling along the side of the page, since I’ve figured out a bit of a “trick” to make it easier on myself.

First, I cut a whole lot of little strips (these happen to be 1/4″ wide).  I got out an old Silhouette cutting mat that has lost most of its stickiness and laid it on top of the layout, lining it up with the edge of the page.  Since it’s clear, I could see through it to place the strips so that they fit around the cluster of photos, and I trimmed off the excess strips along the edge of the mat.  The slight stickiness of the mat held the strips in place while I wrote out my journaling.  Then, using the mat as a guide, I adhered the strips to my layout.

(More layouts from this trip: Along the Way, Lunch)

Supplies:
patterned paper: Lily Bee Hello Sunshine (Blueberry Pie, both sides; Fly a Kite)
plain white cardstock: the Paper Company
die cut: Lily Bee Hello Sunshine
alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Typo/Black), October Afternoon Farm Fresh (Mini Market Stickers/Red & Cream)
journaling stamps: Elle’s Studio (Chic Note & Date Stamps), Making Memories
pigment inks: Stampabilities
brads: the Paper Studio
punches: EK Success (1″ circle), McGill (small circle), the Paper Studio (corner rounder)
Silhouette SD (flower_border)
journaling pen: Sharpie Ultra Fine Point
foam adhesive: American Crafts This to That
embroidery floss
sketches/challenges: Lily Bee Sketch Challenge #1, Sketchy Thursdays 10.13.2011 sketch, Scrapbook Circle Challenge #17: Get Wordy

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