Hi! It's Dee and I'm so happy to be here with another blogpost for Write. Click. Scrapbook! I hope you are enjoying this week with the subject of "no." This topic may seem a little negative, but as we've seen the passed few days it contains a lot of fun ideas for layouts.
Today I'd like to challenge you with another no: no visible journaling on your layouts. First and foremost let me preface this by saying that I love love love layouts with a lot of journaling! But sometimes a layout just works better without journaling. If you do want to tell a story with that layout you can of course add in an extra page (maybe a 6x12) even, but another option is to hide the journaling. That is exactly what I did! For both of this weeks layout I'm keeping in check with the food theme of this month's gallery because well.. I just really like to talk, blog & scrap about food ;-)
First up is this fun layout about an absolutely amazing lunch at the Eiffel tower me and my husband had last September when we visited Paris.
I printed the pictures with my Canon Selphy. The little ones are 2x2 and the bigger ones are 3x4. I've written the journaling about this amazing lunch on a grey tag that I tucked behind the bigger photos. For the title I used a fun stamp by Kelly Purkey and letter stickers by Tim&Beck for Studio Calico. The acetate shapes are by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper and the colored paper is by Heidi Swapp.
The second layout is another picture heavy layout and it tells the story about another great food-experience. Dinner at an amazing restaurant in my hometown. This dinner was a gift for our wedding. People who visit my blog probably already know this layout, because I posted it there recently.
This layout features a special centerpiece: the edible (!) menu we got at the restaurant. I'm not sure this menu will stand the test of time, but we'll see! I tucked the journaling and memorabilia behind this menu. It can be pulled up to read with the floral washi tab I created at the top of the menu.
I hope you are inspired to make some pages with no visible journaling yourself! Please link up if you do so!
I love Autumn. I could say it is the crisp air, the chilly nights, the yummy apple recipes, but really it is the golden color of sunshine, the bright blue skies, and all those beautiful leaves. Sigh. Big fat happy sigh.
I have been taking all sorts of golden evening photos. And couldn't wait to scrapbook a few of them. For this first one, I went with the apple colors in the photo, and then added some cream, brown, and gold. I'm totally digging them this season!
The girls had Friday afternoon free last week, so we hurried to the orchard to get some apples. This picture was making me giggle! The colors I went with are all apples. Yummy!
And lastly, a picture of the youngest apple picker's hair. I strayed from the traditional fall colors on this one, as I added in some dark blue and pink, rather than red. I am pretty sure these five colors are going to be put to use on some end of summer layouts as well!
That's it! I hope you are loving the colors as much as I am! Our weatherman announced that tomorrow is the height of fall colors. I am hoping to spend the day outside enjoying all of it. May you, too, be so blessed.
Sometimes it's good to challenge yourself into using colors you normally wouldn't use. For this layout I used a color I don't use all that often, but that is one of the typical fall colors: green. I'm not the biggest fan of green, although it really depends on the shade of green. I do like the more minty green or the darker shades. But not so much the moss/grass green colors. I did use some of this for todays layout though, because I think it matches well with the green in the pictures.
12 x 12 | materials: kraft dotted cardstock (BoBunny) + Green cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Dear Lizzy for American Crafts, Studio Calico and We R MemoryKeepers) + kraft tags (Studio Calico) + thickers (American Crafts) + kraft embellishments (Studio Calico) + chipboard buttons (Pink Paislee) + ink (Stazon) + pen (Sharpie) + date stamp (Dear Lizzy for American Crafts)
For the base of the layout I used a really cute polkadot craft paper by BoBunny. I used several shades of green and several different patterns as well. The thing that makes it easy for me to use colors I don't use all that often is to use it with papers I love the patterns of. I absolutely adore the swirly/floral-ish paper by Studio Calico (Sundrifter) collection and the same goes for the fun chevron paper by We R Memorykeepers. I love how all the different shades of green combine together and how they combine with the kraft as well.
I hope you feel inspired to challenge yourself to using a (fall)color you wouldn't normally use! Please link below in the comments when you do! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Hi! It's Dee and I'm so happy to be here with my first blogpost for Write.Click.Scrapbook!
When we're talking colors & seasons fall definitely is my fave. I love the orange/yellow shades of the leaves but also of the sunlight. It paints the whole world beautifully gold. So for fall layouts my goto colors are definitely orange, yellow & gold. As complementary color I absolutely adore (dark) pink, because pink & orange is one of my favorite color-combination. Another 'color' I like to add to this palette is woodgrain. Of course this is not a real color, but especially dark wood is something that screams fall (or winter for that matter) to me!
I used the abovementioned colors in a layout I made a couple of weeks ago for the start of fall. For those of you who visit my blog on a regular basis, you may already have seen this one!
12 x 12 | materials: patterned paper (Studio Calico) + leafs (unknown) + kraft label (Amy Tangerine for American Crafts) + thickers (American Crafts) + Gold Camera (Studio Calico) + gold 'captured' label (Studio Calico) + folder tab (Heidi Swap for Pink Paislee) + washitape (Freckled Fawn) + ink (Stazon) + pen (Sharpie) + date stamp (Dear Lizzy for American Crafts)
For the basis of this page I've used a gorgeous paper by Studio Calico that consists mostly of woodgrain and a touch of pink on the side. Since I use cardstock as a base for most of my layouts I really wanted to challenge myself to use this paper as a base instead of plain old cardstock ;-) I matted my photo with an old Heidi Swapp file tab on which I did my journaling. The title is in burlap thickers by American Crafts. Burlap is another thing that screams fall to me! At the base of the picture I've used little leafs in various colors that I've had in my stash for ages. I love how they connect with the leaf in the photo! In general I love how the colors of the layout complement the colors in the picture, which is not always an easy task!
Hello! It's Jennifer Larson, sharing one of the best things about October: the colors of autumn. This week you will see the work of Dieuwertje, Katie, and Marnie as they share inspiration relating to fall colors. Today, I wanted to share the importance of neutrals in highlighting those gorgeous hues.
First, a page where the photos were so bright, I used mainly grey as the background color:
There are bits of red paper around the main photo and backing the embellishments, but overall the main fall colors are present only in the photos. The grey background allows the photos to pop.
Next is another page where the photos are filled with yellow and orange, so I used mint green and white with a wee bit of coral to back the page:
Finally, an older page I made, again where the photos contained lots of orange and red. This time I used black and white to make the photos pop:
Thank you for visiting! I hope you now will dig into your neutrals as well as your red, yellow, and orange when scrapbooking autumn. For the rest of the week, you will see Dieuwertje, Katie, and Marnie sharing their own projects relating to the colors of Autumn. See you tomorrow!
Lisa also created a layout to share, based on this pin. She was inspired by the grey & yellow color scheme. I just love her simple graphic design, and the mix of patterned papers she chose. I also just realized that her layout too, is about her adorable cat! Great minds scrap alike ;)
I hope you have enjoyed our posts this week! We hope you feel inspired to use the pins we provided, or go find your own on Pinterest to inspire your next scrapbook page! Just remember why you got on Pinterest in the first place ;)
It's Jennifer Larson, and I have a confession to make: I love scrapbooking, so I have a lot of favorite things. On this page I did pretty much all of them. Even though I try to create pages with new ideas, it gives me a lot of satisfaction to go back to those favorite ideas and products and techniques. Here they are:
First, I used a kit, my March Scrapbook Circle kit. Using kits makes my product selection easier.
Next, I picked my favorite colors--yellow, orange, blue, and green.
I journaled in strips.
I sewed on the page.
I clustered embellishments.
And then some details:
Another favorite! I love mixing fonts/products for titles.
And layering embellishments.
Thank you for sharing my page! I know that sometimes we pressure ourselves to create something original each time, but why not just surround yourself with your favorites?
Being the child of the eighties that I am, fashion is so awesome right now with all its neon colors and big word shirts. I am sliding some 80s electronica in whenever I can in the car. And I tried to slip in some 80s videos until I realized how naughty they all were. Egad! Naughty John Hughes. So naughty. ☺
Another 80s trend I am happy to see return is the color blue in all its shades and glories. I am particularly drawn to light royal right now. And when mixed with a little pink? Mmm. Delicious!
How about you? What colors are you drawn to these days? A brand new one? one from the glory days? Or the same one as always. Do tell! And then go make a layout with it! :)
Good morning! Today I thought that we would create a layout with a little color inspiration from our January gallery, Decades.
When I go looking for color inspiration, I really just let my eyes wander and then note where they stop. Today my eye stopped right upon Jenny's layout. That pop of orange caught hold of me and wouldn't let go!
I was excited to put the colors into chips and then see what happens!
Here are the chips.
Let's see what we can do with it!
I opted for a simple stack of color and patterns with the former repeated in the title.
Thank you, Jenny, for inspiring my layout! It all began with you and that burst of orange!