Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Off to Third Grade

I am just getting around to scrapping my daughter's first day of third grade.  The part that amuses me is that her school year is just about over.  I will say that I like working on pictures that are a few months old, it means that I can scrap what I want and I do jump around some without needing to always be printing pictures.  In fact I have been ordering so many pictures lately that I need to get scrapping before I even think about ordering more because I am seriously just about out of room in my organization method.

I am so proud of how my daughter adapts to change.  She is starting her fourth new school in four years.  Yup...she has been the new student each and every year so far.  I have been known to suffer some parental guilt over that fact, but luckily it doesn't seem to bother her at all!  This year the change in school was our decision because she was accepted into an accelerated learning program for highly capable children.  After a bumpy start, things have really smoothed out and she is doing great.  The best part is that it looks like she will be in the same school with the same group of students next year!
Copyright: Cassie Wiscarson
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Fancy Pants Designs, Echo Park.  Embellishments: Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, My Mind's Eye, The Paper Studio, Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn.

Thanks for joining me!
- Cassie -

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sandy Toes

When I got these bright & fun Imaginisce papers I wanted to use them right away!  So I came up with this layout.  I features the only picture I have of myself playing in the sand when I was little.  I wanted to stick with the bright colors throughout the page.  In the end I love how this turned out!
Copyright: Cassie Wiscarson
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill.  Patterned Paper: Imaginisce.  Washi tape: Queen & Company.  Title: American Craft Thickers and micro beads from Martha Stewart.  Embellishments: Jillibean Soup, Imaginisce, Kaisercrafts, Simple Stories, Heidi Swapp, Eyelet Outlet, Recollections, My Mind's Eye, Chic Tags.

Thanks for joining me!
- Cassie -

Friday, April 22, 2016

Just Plain Wonderful (Scrap Our Stash)

The second half of the month brings the fun sketch plus challenge over at Scrap Our Stash.  This month’s sketch is a cute one!  I love how many layers the sketch had.  I wanted to use this vertical photo of when my husband’s family came to visit our new house, so I rotated the sketch to the left.  I also extended some of the layers to work with my larger photo.  The best part of starting with the sketch is the ability to change it up to work with your photo and style.


Although I love the lavender color it is pretty much never used in my scrapbooking, so when I saw this cute ampersand in lavender I decided to base the rest of the colors on my page around it.  I ended up using Jillibean Soup (the family sticker), Kraft (background paper), and Lavender (ampersand, lovely time sticker and enamel dots).

Copyright: Cassie Wiscarson
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine, Pebbles, Crate Paper.  Embellishments: American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, Chic Tags, Dear Lizzy, My Mind's Eye, Amy Tangerine, Teresa Collins, Recollections, Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper,

Thanks for joining me!
- Cassie -

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Project Life kit with a Twist (The ScrapRoom)

Long before I ever started doing Pocket Scrapbooking I would drool over the fun project life style scrapbooking supplies.  Slowly I would get some here or there and then I was stuck.  I was determined to figure out a way to use them in my regular scrapbooking.  That is the style for these pages.

For these two layout I used the Project Life kit that is available from The ScrapRoom and paired it up with the Patterned Paper Add-On Kit to create regular scrapbook pages.
Copyright: Cassie Wiscarson for The ScrapRoom
 For this page I focused on the Bo-Bunny Believe papers and cards that are included between the two kits.  I started with a large piece of the patterned paper and then added some black cardstock from my stash.  I love how the cards pop when they are against the black.  I then grabbed the stack of cards that came in a variety of sizes and started layering them around and behind my photo.  I finished it off with some Simple Stories label stickers and clips along with the enamel dots from My Mind's Eye that are all included in the Project Life kit.  For my title I just grabbed a package of black Thickers from my stash and they even had a few arrows in it.

Copyright: Cassie Wiscarson for The ScrapRoom
This was my first idea when it came to showcasing how the Project Life kit can be utilized in traditional layout scrapping.  I started with the two sheet of Elle's Studio paper from the April Patterned Paper Add-On Kit.  I then looked through the remaining pocket style cards that I had to left to find some that match and that also go with this photo of my daughter.  All of these cards are from the Photo Play Like A Girl line that is included in the Project Life kit.  I cut down some to fit and then when i was laying it all out I decided to angle the top layer to provide some visual interest.  To finish the layout I dug into the embellishments that came in the Project Life kit and used the Simple Stories washi tape, icon stickers and label stickers.  I also used some Photo Play Stickers and the Enamel Dots from My Mind's Eye.  

In the end I created 4 12x12 Pocket Page spreads and these two 12x12 layouts.  I still have supplies left including some of all of the stickers and enamel dots...and I used those on EVERY SINGLE PAGE!  I am totally blown away with how much comes in these kits!

Thanks for joining me!
- Cassie -

Friday, April 15, 2016

Love Right Now (Stuck?! Sketches)

Welcome to April 15th!  I can't believe that April is already half over.  We have survived spring break around here and a just getting back into the swing of things again.  The fabulous Laura over at Stuck?! Sketches has done it again by having a fabulous new sketch up.  Make sure to swing by the blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to get a look at our fabulous sponsors!  You can't win if you don't play along!!
 I stayed pretty close to this sketch.  I used some watercolor crayons to color some of the flowers on the background.  I then added doilies behind the layers instead of paint splatters.  I also flipped the photo orientation and used a slightly bigger photo.  I then finished it off with embellishments surrounding my photo.
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Jen Hadfield for Pebbles.  Embellishments: Amy Tangerine, Recollections, Chic Tags, Simple Stories, Freckled Fawn, Crate Paper, Scotch, Echo Park, Basic Grey, Studio Calico.

Thanks for joining me!
- Cassie -

Monday, April 11, 2016

April Pocket Pages for The ScrapRoom

I am back today to share two more pocket pages that I created with the March/April Project Life kit from The ScrapRoom.  I still have so many goodies left from this kit that I could make several more pocket pages.  This kit was really loaded with lots of good scrappy supplies!
Copyright: Cassie Wiscarson for The ScrapRoom
Title: My 2016 Goals
When I first saw the Project Life Kit for March/April I knew I wanted to create a page like this. I loved the colors and the combination of patterns. For this page I used cards from Simple Stories Life In Color and Photo Play Like a Girl. I used stickers from Photo Play Like a Girl and Simple Stories Carpe Diem. The enamel shapes and dots are from My Mind's Eye Hello Gorgeous. The washi strips and clips are from Simple Stories Life In Color.



Copyright: Cassie Wiscarson for The ScrapRoom

Title: Splash of Color
This page was inspired by the fun title card from the Life in Color line by Simple Stories. Spring is finally arriving here and I couldn't resist taking these photos to mark one of my favorite times of year. The other two cards are from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem collection. I used stickers from the Photo Play Like a Girl line and the Simple Stories Carpe Diem collection. To finish the page I added a few enamel dots/shapes from My Mind's Eye Hello Gorgeous.

Thank you so much for joining me!
- Cassie -



Friday, April 8, 2016

Busy Mind in Motion (Scrap Our Stash)

This book cover challenge at Scrap Our Stash made me giggle when I first saw it because this is totally like my mind lately.  Instead of creating a layout about my creative mind, I decide to create a page about my daughter.  Her mind is always busy and creative. We always joke that if she is awake then she is talking.  I saw this picture of my daughter lounging in my hubby’s chair and she is engrossed in a book.  She is totally my little book worm who loves reading non-fiction books and will throw out random facts at us. 


Getting back to the layout, I added three clouds to my page.  The one that says “Dream Big” is one of my favorites and I love how it ties back into the mind aspect of the book cover.  I then found this light bulb icon flair and it was perfect for the concept behind the layout about my daughter’s busy mind.  I decided to add pops of yellow around my page because of the book cover in my daughter's hands.  It was a fun finishing touch.

Copyright: Cassie Wiscarson
 Supplies - Patterned Paper: Echo Park. Cardstock: Bazzill.  Embellishments: Silhouette Cameo, Chic Tags, Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Amy Tangerine, Imaginisce, The Paper Studio, Paper Issues.

Thanks for joining me!
- Cassie -

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