Monday, January 24, 2011

Monster Jam

Yay, we made it to One-Page Week!!!!  I can't believe we have completed all 4 sketches already.  Where does the time go?!?!  Today my layout "Monster Jam" is featured over at Sketch Support and I wanted to share it with you here.

"Monster Jam" by Christina Hoffman
Supply list - Cardstock: Bazzill (white) and Archiver's (purple); Patterned Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers (Funfetti); Alphabets: Doodlebug Designs (monster) and American Crafts (jam); Paint: Making Memories (for tires and wheels); Ink: Colorbox (charcoal) and Staz-On (timber brown); Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Chipboard (for wheels): unknown; Sketch: Allison Davis, Sketch Support and Scrapbook Generation


Layout Details:

Patterned Papers: I knew when I found the pictures for this project that I did not want to use some busy patterned papers that could possibly take away from the pictures. So, I opted for bright/bold papers with simple little polka dots. All papers were chalked with Colorbox Chalk Ink in charcoal.

Pictures: I kept all of my pictures the size that was suggested on the sketch. All pictures were inked with Staz-On in timber brown.

Title and Journaling: I wanted my title to stand out but I didn’t want it to be too overwhelming so I opted to use a smaller font for the longest word, “Monster” and a larger font for the shortest word, “Jam”.

I also used one of the stars for my journaling block since I knew I wasn’t going to write much about this page. I wanted the tickets to stand out more than the journaling. The tickets and stars were chalked with Colorbox Chalk Ink in charcoal.

Embellishments: I used my Cricut to make the monster truck. The actual truck already had tires but I cut them off and recreated a more rugged look.

 Since the chipboard was already thick I went ahead and applied pop dots behind the truck body to give it a 3-D look. I cut the banner and the stars out from opposite sides of the polka dot papers. All embellishments were chalked with Colorbox Chalk Ink in charcoal and pop doted.


  1. SO nice to meet you Saturday!! Your blog looks great and you are one creative chick! :)

  2. Great job T. Lovin' the monster truck! Our boys and their monster trucks!@!

  3. Thank you Lexi!!! It was also nice meeting you on Saturday. Oh and I took your advice and spent Sunday afternoon submitting layouts/projects to several different magazines and manufactures. Thanks for the advice!

    Thanks Jen!!! I knew of all people you would love this layout!! Just think of all the layouts we will be able to create after we return from Vegas. It might be a whole album.