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!
When brainstorming for this week, I was searching through my photo library and realized I have no recent 'trying something new' experiences—that I took pictures of anyway. The only events I can think of are food related. For example, at our favorite frozen yogurt place Saturday, I tried three new flavors instead of sticking with my tried and true white chocolate strawberry (yum). My kids though—trying something new is pretty much a daily occurrence. So I made a layout about my son to fit in with this week's theme.
From the age of about 18 months to age four, he was the choosiest eater. Supper time was dreaded by me and by him. So this layout celebrates him finally overcoming that awful picky eating stage and embracing new foods and meals.
There's no fancy scrapbooking techniques here. Just basic patterned paper and a large 4x6 journaling card (by Elle's Studio) for writing the story.
I'm really enjoying the posts this week. It's such a great writing prompt!
And a HUGE thank you to all who have served and are currently serving our country. Your service is inspiring. Because of your sacrifice and courage, we have freedom. Thank you!
Hello to November. And a new gallery. One of our favorite days of the month. This month, we just have one question for you.
Get ready? you might want to grab a snack. Or you will want to shortly after you start reading. Enjoy!
I'M VEGAN! BY EWA WESOŁOWSKA
12 x 12 | materials base paper (Sweet Pie by Studio Tekturek) + patterned papers (Peach Christmas) + One Way Ticket (Blanket Stories by Studio Tekturek)+ labels (Studio Tekturek) +Oh chipboard (Studio Tekturek)
A Note from Ewa I've been vegan for few year and it's amazing. I'm feeling great, I don't hurt anybody and I'm full of energy.
November Fun Fact We're having an amazing Indian summer in Poland now and I love it!!
A Note from Aliza Traveling while keeping kosher and observing the Sabbath requires a little bit of extra planning. So, it was exciting and a little exotic for us to spend a Sabbath in a state park in North Carolina, rather than in a city with food and a synagogue close by. I had wanted to record this aspect of our summer road trip for a while (well, since the summer), but kept pushing it off. I love when the gallery theme pushes me to get stories told.
November Fun Fact My baby just sent in his college applications!
A Note from Lisa I could do a whole album with food related layouts. That´s what you get when you live with a professional chef!
November Fun Fact I met my fiancé almost 3 years ago, but I always say I met him 20 kilos ago!
FIRST HARVEST BY JENNY LARSON
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (October Afternoon, Fancy Pants Designs) + brads (Stampin’ Up!) + letter stickers (Prima, Pebbles) + stickers (October Afternoon) + pen (Copic)
A Note from Jenny Ever since we bought our house, I’ve been a gardener of flowers. This year I really became a gardener of vegetables. I wanted to document my success, so I created this page about the greatest bounty I harvested and the ones that were weaker.
November Fun Fact I planted watermelon last summer, but the biggest one grew to 2 inches—a little too small to harvest!
HOME COOKING BY TRACIE CLAIBORNE
8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Echo Park) + die cuts (October Afternoon, Crate Paper) + wood veneer (Studio Calico) + fonts (Grand Hotel, Segoe)
A Note from Tracie This layout is one I've had every intention of making for a long while. It's a tribute to my Mom and her cooking. I used the floral because it seemed homey and the die cuts from October Afternoon just happened to have the very same blue. Score! This is kind of an "all about me" page even though it's about my Mom so I'll put it in my about me album.
November Fun Fact I am my absolute happiest October through December. I love autumn and the holiday season and every day I wear a big grin for no reason at all other than the little happies in my life like pumpkins, candles burning, hot cider, colorful leaves whirling in the wind as I drive and the anticipation of Christmas. There are so many wonderful reasons to live!
SUMMER MEALS BY AMY SORENSEN
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Echo Park) + big alphabet stickers (Simple Stories) + little alphabet stickers (American Crafts) + embellishment stickers (Echo Park) + date tags (Elle's Studio) + Ashbury Light font
A Note from Amy I know this is probably strange, but I always have to remind myself to scrapbook the photos I take on my phone. There are so many good images that tell a certain type of story—everyday kinds of memories, little moments, unusual places—on my phone, but forget to use them! So this layout was a conscious effort to look through my phone for stories. I might never have documented these sweet (yet common) moments otherwise.
November Fun Fact This November marks my grandparents' 80th wedding anniversary.I wish they were still here!
FOODTRUCKIN’ BY DEE ROSE
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Studio Calico, I Lowe Scrap) + wood veneer camera (Studio Calico) + thickers (Twine+Ink) + stamps (Studio Calico) + ink (Studio Calico) + pen (Sharpie)
A Note from Dee I love how this layout came together pretty quickly with all the little picture squares I printed with my Canon Selphy. I knew I wanted a bold black and white background but I also wanted to add a lot of color since the pictures contain a lot of color as well.. Most of the embellishments are stamped and I love the convenience of this, because you can stamp it just in the color you need.
November Fun Fact Oh how I love fall! In this time of year I enjoy the fact that it gets dark pretty early and make our home all cozy by lighting the candles. In this time of year I especially love comfort foods such as risotto, chili and stews. And not to forget: lots of speculoos!!
ON THE MENU BY MARNIE FLORES
12 x 12 | materials paper (Cosmo Cricket) + fonts (Hello Beautiful, Letter Gothic)
A Note from Marnie On Friday's post, Amy was talking about forgetting to scrapbook the photos on her phone. I have the same trouble.But when it was time for food photos, that is the place to go. I actually didn't get these photos from my phone, though, but from my sons. He is an awesome chef and takes pictures of his masterpieces. Which was perfect for me. (Twice. The first time I got to eat it. The second I got to scrapbook it!)
November Fun Fact And birthday season begins! My mom, brother, sister, babydoll, uncle, two besties, and me! Bring on the cake!
BABY FOODIE BY MARNIE FLORES
12 x 12 | materials paper (Crystal Wilkerson) + fonts (CK Jot, Los Spiro)
A Note from Marnie I know that these photos are not really in season, but I couldn't resist. That middle photo is pure Lavender. I am thinking that similar journaling needs to make an appearance on a layout for each of the other two kids, too!
November Fun Fact This month we are taking family photos. Outfits curated. Hair appointment booked. And photographer scheduled. Now, just need to find a day without wind and rain!
KEY LIME YUMMY PIE BY MARNIE FLORES
12 x 12 | materials journaling cards (Heidi Swapp, Elizabeth Kartchner) + fonts (CK Fresh Regular, Hello Beautiful, CK Journaling)
A Note from Marnie This little beauty was made by made baby. I loved baking as a child and love that my girls love it, too. Doesn't this look too good to eat?
November Fun Fact This year my birthday is not on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. It's going to be a good birthday!
Thank you for stopping by! Please join us tomorrow. Lisa and her team will be here showing us how to mix patterned paper!!
Hello, it's Cristina here to talk about my most documented thing ever... and it's not my family or travel or landscapes.. it is food! :) Yes. My name is Cristina, I love food and I love taking photos of it.
Most shots are taken with my phone - I need to snap them quickly before my husband complains. :) Here are just a few taken this past week.
I love including these shots in my Project Life album. It is funny to look back and see how often we eat in waves.. there's the time when we loved making Asian food, the time we made batches of soup in the slow cooker, the time we ate out a lot... and so on.
Do you take pictures of your food? Do you scrap them? I'd love to hear in the comments!