This month, our gallery is Selfies. Nowadays, selfies have become much more common and much more fun. We couldn't be happier! Being in photos also means we show up more in our own scrapbooks! Who knew it was possible?? :)
We hope our gallery this month will inspire you to get not just in some pictures, but also in your pages. Think of this as our annual encouragement drive. We care because you matter. To your life and to your families. And to us.
Let's see how our team took to the challenge of scrapbooking themselves! Don't forget to pop over to the photo album if you want to see the images bigger and read the journaling!
Selfie with Flower | Jina Jean
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (American Crafts) + stickers (American Crafts) + glitter label (Studio Calico) + labels (October Afternoon) + tag (American Crafts) + ribbon (Gossamer Blue)
A Note from Jina I chose light blue papers and cute flower pattern stickers from Day Dreamer collection by Dear Lizzy for this layout. As you can see, it's very fit for blue sea and little flower in this photo. In this way I was frequently inspired from my photo and that's a super easy way to make a concept of scrapbooking.
Technology | Cristina C. Scrap
12 x 12 | materials Real Life collection bundle (Digital Design Essentials), Journal Junkie - Bright Heart, Good Harvest, Doodles-a-Fancy Borders and Blessed Beyond Belief (CD Muckosky), The Golden Friends fonts (Heather Joyce)
A Note from Cristina The all about me page got me stumped for a bit.. but then I just rolled with it, documenting how I feel right now, and just having fun with the digital elements.
April Fun Fact Definitely looking forward to Easter candy over here! :)
Me At This Very Moment | Amy Kingsford
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (Seize by Allison Pennington) + buttons (Seize by Allison Pennington) + brads (Seize by Allison Pennington) + alpha (Seize by Allison Pennington) + die cuts (Seize by Allison Pennington) + flowers (Seize by Allison Pennington) + cork (Happy Go Lucky by Allison Pennington) + other digital elements (Seize by Allison Pennington) + Template (One of Each 2 by Amy Martin) + fonts (KD Everyday)
A Note from Amy On this layout I combined a list of things about myself with my favorite selfie and a kit that I had to have the moment I saw it. Bringing together a photo of myself that I like with a kit that I love is something that I can always count on to motivate me to scrapbook about ME.
April Fun Fact We’ve been having fun over the last week getting our backyard ready for play and building a fort for our boys.
I Love Color | Diane Payne
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico) + buttons (Studio Calico) + brads (American Crafts) + flair (A Flair for Buttons) + die cuts (American Craft, Studio Calico) + bows (American Crafts, Studio Calico) + paper clip (Freckled Fawn) + stickers (Freckled Fawn, Twine & Ink) + pen (American Crafts)
A Note from Diane Color makes me happy! When I see a bright color combo, it seriously makes me smile inside. When I got the colorful heart flair, I knew it would be perfect for a layout of my love for color and creating!
April Fun Fact I started drinking coffee 1 1/2 years ago… today, I have a serious coffee addiction!
41 | Amy Sorensen
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (American Crafts) + pens (American Crafts, Zebra) + date stamp (My Mind's Eye) + font (merge)
A Note from Amy I felt like drawing with markers on this layout, which is something I enjoy doing but don't do enough. I'm always happy, though, when I pull out my markers! The quote I included is one that is motivating me to stick to my word of the year, which for 2014 is "do."
April Fun Fact My birthday is on Easter this year. The last time that happened was in 2003, and the next time will be 2025. Then it won't happen again until I am 115 years old.
A Note from Sue This layout features a photo of myself that I actually like. That is a rare occurrence.
April Fun Fact April is month of birthdays in our family: my dad, my husband, a nephew and our granddaughter is due! We should be settled in our new home in Ohio just in time to celebrate all these events.
A Note from Amy When I saw this month's prompt, I knew I wanted to make a page using some of the many selfies I take with my family. I love that I have these snapshots into our every day, and sometimes these are the only pictures I have that include me in them.
April Fun Fact I usually love winter, but this year was a LOOOOOOONG one and I am actually ready for spring!
Hello 32 | Kate Christensen
8.5 x 11 | materials digital kits (Sass Mouth by Valorie Wibbens and Lauren Reid) + kraft paper (Stated by Sara Gleason) + mist (Perfect Amount of Mess V.2 by Amy Martin) + alpha (Clearly by Robyn Meierotto) + style (Digital Glitters by Sahlin Studio) + font (Traveling Typewriter)
A Note from Kate I'm usually the one behind the camera! But I found actual proof that I had a birthday this year. The photos aren't the greatest, but I wanted to use them anyway. I converted them all to black and white and that helped a ton.
April Fun Fact We'll be picking up some new chicks in the next couple of weeks and I'm so excited!
#planneraddict | Francine Clouden
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper) + spray ink (Kesi’Art) + patterned paper (Sassafras Lass for Studio Calico) + journal cards (Studio Calico, Kesi'Art, Callaloo Soup Designs) + stickers (Studio Calico, Sassafras Lass for Studio Calico) + paper doily + glassine bag
A Note from Francine I tried my hand at brush script for my title, using two colours of spray ink. The title #planneraddict, is a popular hashtag on Instagram.
April Fun Fact My son loves washi tape just as much as I do!
A Note from Christine I processed the same photo using three different filters from Rad Lab. Then I put them onto one 4x6 canvas in Photoshop and printed it at home. I like the way it looks, different, yet the same.
April Fun Fact Two big sports happenings: start of Major League Baseball, and the NFL Draft.
A Note from Jenny Every now and then I get in a whiny mood about things I don’t like. I put some of them on this page, along with a few other things that I don’t often share, to sort of clear the air and expunge the whine.
April Fun Fact One of my favorite songs is “Come on Eileen.”
A Note from Monika I do not make a lot of layouts about myself; I don't like it. I decided to make a LO about me and my friends. We are always trying to meet as often as we can, we like to talk, gossip, drink good coffee, and sometimes do some silly faces. Like on this photo.
April Fun Fact In April my son is turning 9, and I'm planning a big Star Wars themed party for him. I hope he will like it and will be well surprised, as he don't know about this!
This is So Me | Lisa Ottosson
8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (BasicGrey) + enamel dots (Freckled Fawn ) + tag (Evalicious) + journaling card (Project Life Neopolitan mini kit) + clip (Studio Calico) + datestamp (Becky Higgins) + sentiment stamp (October Afternoon)
A Note from Lisa This layout was fun to do! I have done pages like this before, but the list changes, doesn't it? The journaling card is one from the digital Project Life Neapolitan mini kit that I added some words to before printing it out, then I did the actual journaling by hand.
April Fun Fact I actually love to scrapbook about myself!
Something Cool Like Aliza | Aliza Deutsch
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (BasicGrey, Studio Calico) + transparency (Studio Calico) + sequins (Teresa Collins) + thickers (American Crafts) + enamel dots (Teresa Collins) + stickers (Evalicious, Skipping 5, Studio Calico, 7 gypsies, October Afternoon) + other (Jillibean Soup, Maya Road, Two Peas in a Bucket) + fonts (Skinny)
A Note from Aliza This layout is all about me! I was crafting with my niece and nephew, and I got quite a big compliment. I’ll take ‘em where I can get ‘em.
April Fun Fact I wait way too long to check out aches and pains at the doctor. This is not a great habit.
My Fave Things | Jennifer Hignite
12 x 12 | materials template (Nettio Designs) + circle labels (Karla Dudley) + chipboard (My DeLeon)
A Note from Jennifer This layout was a lot of fun to put together. I looked through just some of the many photos I post on Instagram and pulled the ones that were some of my most favorite things right now!
April Fun Fact I am so ready for spring weather! Today it was 60 here in MI, and it was the BEST DAY EVER!!
Love Me My | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Glitz) + tags (One Little Bird) + arrow (Glitz) + flair (Pixels & Co. Collaboration) + fonts (The Maple Origins, Montez)
A Note from Marnie I am totally digging the weighted bottoms and sides lately. Odd for someone who often puts her everything smack in the middle on her layouts.
April Fun Fact It's still winter here. Still. Please come, Spring. Please.
Sadly, just a goodbye today. Before we go, please join us in bidding a fond farewell to Stephanie. We fell in love with Stephanie the very first time we saw her work, and only fell more deeply in love with each page she made. Not just in love with her talent, but with her kind and genteel ways. Stephanie, we wish you all the best and will miss you!! Thank you for sharing your time and creativity with us and we can't wait to see what you do next!
Hello! Francine here for day 4 of our Pixels & Co. Mini Madness week. I really loved Marnie's, Laura's and Carey's Albums and got some great ideas!
Karla Dudley's digital kit, The Good Stuff with add-ons are so very versatile, that I was able to use it even though my mini isn't about family life! I recently noticed a trend in my Instagram photos: lots of pics of me looking down at my feet, and I wanted to compile them all into a mini.
I used two 3x4 cards for the background, then added the title and some embellishments.
I decided to use the same page base throughout the entire mini, all I would change would be the photo and embellishments.
I used one patterned paper and one 3x4 card for the background, then added the wooden arrows, photo corner, journaling card and button flair. I chose this button because it has both an arrow, a heart and a geotag all symbols that I love. I'm very much into using symbolism on my pages! As you can see I carried some of the elements from the cover into the pages.
Here are the inside pages (I should say some of them because I thought I only had feet photos dating back to October, but found quite a bunch going back to a year ago!)
I kept my journaling simple, using the captions directly from Instagram.
Sometimes I got my son involved. This was a lot more complicated than it seems. It's hard to get a four year old to stand still long enough for feet photos!
I'm planning to get this mini printed out as a photo book, but I also love Laura's idea of making an album for her phone, so I will also keep a digital version for us to look through on my Kindle.
Thanks to Pixels & Company and Karla Dudley! This is a really great kit!
Welcome not only to March, but also to March mini madness! We are so very excited to usher in our fourth annual Mini Madness month. This whole month we are focused on the mini in all its start-to-finish glory!
To get the party started, we are thrilled to bring you 21 new minis in our new gallery, MiniMadness IV. Please click here to get to the gallery where you can see everything. Or watch for links below the images to get you to the albums!
A Note from Jina For this month gallery I made an easy peasy mini album using some journaling cards and only 1 ring. I mainly used 4x6 and 3x5 cards for this mini and just added some stickers, brads and stitches to finish the album. Especially new lines from Chickaniddy are perfect for baby girl's photos. So cute! and bright. :) I really enjoyed making this simple and easy mini album.
You may see the remainder of Jina's mini beginning here.
2014 Quiz Book | Jennifer Larson
3 x 5 | materials envelopes (Jillibean Soup) + patterned paper (Jillibean Soup) + stickers (Jillibean Soup) + die cuts (Jillibean Soup) + pens (Copic, American Crafts) + metal rings
A Note from Jenny Maybe because this winter was so cold and I spent so much time indoors, too much of it on the computer, but I got sucked into lots of quizzes on Zimbio and Buzzfeed. I took screen shots of my results, sized them to fit these envelopes, and made them into this mini album. You can see the quizzes I took as the title for each page.
March Fun Fact In case you want to know the results of my quizzes, they are, in order, Portland, Oregon, Hermione, the 90s, turtle on a skateboard, Jasmine, King’s Landing, a Hobbit, Brave, Katniss, Crazy Harry, Carson, Scar, Tyrion, and Princess Leia.
You can see the remainder of Jenny's mini beginning here.
A Note from Monika It is a second winter, when there is a lack of snow, and kids are a little bit frustrated. To document this, I used photos taken last year, in the first days of January 2013. I took them with my iPhone and Hipstamatic App, and I used for the album papers in muted colors . Added some stamped phrases, funny chipboards and Dymo stickers. I really like the mood of this album!
March Fun Fact We've got a spring-like weather already, but I'm so afraid of snow in April, just like last year. It was so annoying, hope it won't happen this year.
You can see the remainder of Monika's mini beginning here.
Best Friends | Carey Bridges
4 x 6 | materials digital kit (Mye de Leon's Blush) + epoxy dots (Gennifer Bursett's Elemental: Glitter Epoxy Dots) + digital templates (Deena Rutter's Layered Life Templates volumes 1 and 2) + fonts (1942 Report)
A Note from Carey I created this mini album for my son to take with us on trips. He really misses our dog Copper when we're gone and she can't come along! Looking at pictures of her makes him happy.
March Fun Fact I already have the Disney movie Frozen pre-ordered so I'll get it the day it is released in mid-March. I just love Disney musicals and will sing right along!
You can see the remainder of Carey's mini beginning here.
A Note from Cristina Mini albums is what got me into paper from being just a digi scrapper. I don’t do many mini albums nowadays, since most of the events get documented in my Project Life album, but this fun Amy Tangerine daybook was the perfect avenue for these photos from a vacation we took in the summer of 2012. The photos are all taken with our phones.
March Fun Fact All our friends are obsessed with Downton Abbey, so we’re organizing a Downton Abbey-themed dinner for the beginning of March. That should be fun!
You may see the remainder of Cristina's mini beginning here.
A Note from Lisa I made a little different kind of minibook this time. I am recording our everyday life with Project Life and wanted to be able to incorporate the mini in PL. I used 2 page protectors from Simple Stories with 4 pockets sized 3,4”. I started out doing the journaling. I typed out a list of 35 things about me right now (I turned 35 on the 22nd!) on my typewriter. Then I just trimmed the pattern papers and lists to the right size and slipped everything in the pockets. As you can see I have minimal embellishments and just 2 photos. I love how it turned out and it looks great in my album!
March Fun Fact #7 I love breakfast. Especially breakfast in bed!
You may see the remainder of LisaO's mini beginning here.
Summer 2013 | Aliza Deutsch
4 x 6 | materials cardstock (Bazzill Basics, Jillibean Soup) + patterned paper (Lily Bee Design, Amy Tangerine, Crate Paper ) + wood veneer (Cocoa Daisy, Studio Calico, Lily Bee Design) + thickers (American Crafts) + labels (Evalicious) + stickers (Evalicious, Jillibean Soup, Studio Calico, Theresa Collins)
A Note from Aliza Pardon my less than charming sub-title. I just felt the need to tell it like it is. But making the album really helped me look back with fond memories of this summer. I don’t usually use my handwriting in any of my scrapbook pages or albums, but I was traveling, and so it had to be done.
March Fun Fact My husband does almost all of the cooking and baking in my home.
You may see the remainder of Aliza's mini beginning here.
2013 | Jennie McGarvey
4 x 4 | materials letterpress paper (We R Memory Keepers) + patterned cards (We R Memory Keepers) + enamel dots (We R Memory Keepers) + letterpress ink (We Are Memory Keepers) + letterpress plates (We R Memory Keepers, Studio Calico) + labels (Studio Calico) + pen (Sharpie)
A Note from Jennie This album was meant to be SUPER simple. I wanted to letterpress details to keep it feeling very elegant and interesting, yet not fussy. There are a few embellishment, but the focus is really on my favorite photos of 2013.
March Fun Fact My 12 year old son is now 3 inches taller than me!
You may see the remainder of Jennie's mini beginning here.
Oh Happy Day | Stephanie Bryan
varied sizes: cover is 5 x 6, and the largest page is 5 x 7.5 | materialsall supplies are from the March kit at Gossamer Blue cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Gossamer Blue, My Mind’s Eye, Webster’s Pages, Chickaniddy, Teresa Collins) + buttons (My Mind’s Eye) + brads (Chickaniddy) + labels (Chickaniddy, My Mind’s Eye) + stickers (Chickaniddy, My Mind’s Eye, Websters Pages, Teresa Collins) + pen (Sharpie)
A Note from Stephanie When I started this mini album, I wanted to have a “messier” book full of various page sizes and photo sizes throughout. I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut my title onto the wood veneer paper from the Gossamer Blue March kits. From there, I trimmed down various pieces of patterned papers to fit into my book. Then I started layering and adding my photos onto each piece. Once all of the photos were into place, I grabbed out my embellishments and decorated each page (my favorite part!).
March Fun Fact My daughter turns 5 this month on we have been counting down the days since January. I can’t believe my sweet baby girl will be 5 this month. Time goes by too fast!
You may see the remainder of Stephanie's mini here.
Happy Anniversary | Christine Newman
4 x 6 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + Love You mini art journal kit (Evalicious) + ledger tags (Jenni Bowlin) + punch (Marvy Uchida) + printer (Canon) + pen (Sakura Micron) + font (Courier New)
A Note from Christine I made this mini album in secret to give to my husband Todd as an anniversary gift. I worked on it sporadically over a month, whenever he wasn't home!
March Fun Fact March is my birthday month! I usually invite my most favorite friends for a birthday dinner to celebrate the occasion.
You may see the remainder of Christine's mini beginning here.
The Guys | Kate Christensen
5 x 6 | materials/digital supplies digital kit (Trailblazer by One Little Bird) + cardstock (Chipper by Robyn Meierotto) + alpha (Sunshine Sticker Alpha by Sahlin Studio) + arrows (Wood Veneer: Arrows by Sahlin Studio) + staples (The Good Stuff Collaboration by Valorie Wibbens & Karla Dudley) + stitching (Amy Martin) + fonts (Traveling Typewriter)
A Note from Kate I wanted all the pages from this father-son fishing trip to be cohesive - same paper, same elements, same font, etc. Perfect opportunity for a mini album!
March Fun Fact We doubled the size of our garden last fall and I can't wait to get outside. We're so close to planting time!
You may see the remainder of Kate's mini beginning here.
I Heart Fridays | Laura O'Donnell
3.5 x 2 | materials digital kit (Paislee Press Is It Friday Yet?) + fonts (Remington)
A Note from Laura This is a digital mini book sized for viewing on my phone. The size of the full screen iPhone5 is 640 x 1136 pixels. I used this as my canvas size to make these layouts, then emailed them to myself and added a new album on my phone's Camera Roll to put them into. Since my phone is always with me I think this will be the most looked at mini book I've ever made!
March Fun Fact My Fun Fact for February was that it was my wedding anniversary. Well, guess what? My husband and I both totally missed it! First time in 17 years this has happened. Oh well.
A Note from Valerie I went pretty small this time with my mini. It's made almost entirely of journal cards from My Mind's Eye new Record It Just Splendid collection. It's the perfect little book to celebrate my son as a big brother.
March Fun Fact I started reading for fun again this year. Number of books read so far this year = nine.
You may see the remainder of Valerie's mini beginning here.
A Note from Francine After several years of Mini Madness here at write. click. scrapbook. I now know that I prefer to make my minis from scratch, rather than using a premade blank mini album. That way I can make it the size and shape that works with my photos. For this mini I used kraft cardstock for the foundation. I then dug into my stash for papers and embellishments to suit my summer theme. Some of them are quite old! I am so happy to finally document summer of 2012 with these Instax photos.
March Fun Fact My reading goal for 2014 is 60 books. Last year I read 52!
You may see the remainder of Francine's mini beginning here.
A Note from Sam I created this mini album a while ago but haven't had a chance to post it up yet. When I know this month theme is going to be Mini Madness, I know I gotta save this mini albums for the gallery. This is by far my favourite album, inspired by the awesome mixed media scrapbooeker Celine Navarro, to use a lot of gesso and mixed media techniques here. Wanted to keep this album simple and airy, hrmm….. This album turned out to be quite bulky and also heavy due to the flowers, the paints and mixed mediums. For those who want to give mixed media technique a try, this is gonna be a fun one!
March Fun Fact March is gonna be a busy month again for me! Okay, it seems I have been saying that every month ;) But March is my baby boy's 1st birthday (no longer a baby) and also my first going for a week's baby-less trip. Let's see how I cope without a baby and also rushing for assignment due dates!
You may see the remainder of Sam's mini beginning here.
Our Trip to New Mexico | Sue Althouse
8 x 9 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (DCWV) + printables (Ali Edwards) + tab punch (MCGill)
A Note from Sue I made a simple mini-album using this 2-up photo album scrapbook to document our trip to New Mexico. The photos and bits of memorabilia tell the story. I also scrapped some of the photos on 12x12 layouts with more extensive journaling.
March Fun Fact We are only 6 weeks away from welcoming our granddaughter into the world and getting very excited to meet her!
6 x 8 | materials patterned paper (BasicGrey, Kesi' Art, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories, Teresa Collins, Studio Calico) + flair (A Flair for Buttons) + die cuts (Pink Paislee, Studio Calico) + labels (October Afternoon) + mist (Heidi Swapp) + stickers (October Afternoon) + stamp (Pebbles, Inc.) + ink (Studio Calico) + pen (American Crafts)
A Note from Diane It took me a few months to figure out what I wanted to do with some of the photos I took of our trip to France last June. When I discovered the Waterlogue app inspiration finally took hold and I used it to turn highlight photos of our trip into watercolors. I printed the watercolors on muslin by adhering the fabric to cardstock with a repositionable adhesive and ran it through my printer at home.
March Fun Fact Last month I watched my son compete at the Texas state wrestling tournament! I was one proud mama when I watched him stand on that podium and receive his medal for placing 6th in state!
You may see the remainder of Diane's mini beginning here.
24 Things I Learned from my Mom | Amy Sorensen
5 x 7 | materials album (Pioneer) patterned paper (Pebbles) + alphabet stickers (American Crafts) + label stamp (My Mind's Eye) + grey pen (Zebra Sarasa Clip) + Sinffonia Swash font
A Note from Amy Last year on Mother's Day, I wrote a Facebook post with ten things I learned from my mom. I tagged her, of course, and she does use Facebook...but not very well or very often. It made me a little bit sad that she never saw that post (nor the nice comments left by friends who know her). So I decided to make a little album to give her this Mother's Day.
Since I wanted to include more than just ten photos, I expanded my list to 24 things I learned from my mom. The items are fairly random, and so are the photos. I did a search in my photos directory for pictures with my mom's name in the tag, and then I picked my favorites. I tried to get a wide variety of pictures. Some have me, my kids, my nieces and nephews, my sisters, and just my parents, but they all have my mom in them. The oldest is from 2003 and the newest from December of 2013.
Not all of the pictures were taken as landscape pictures, and I wanted them all to run the same way, so I cropped the vertical ones smaller, so they'd fit in the 5x7 pockets in the album. Then I just used the remaining white space as the place for the text.
To unify all those colors in 24 different pictures, I kept the text very simple and I left a lot of white space. I used two pieces of patterned paper from Pebbles' Garden Party line and cut them into scalloped borders with my Silhouette. I used both sides of each pattern, so I had four repeating patterns that I edged each text space with.
I confess: this is the FOURTH mini I've made in these 5x7 Pioneer album. 5x7 is the perfect size for a mini I think! I'm really excited to give it to my mom on Mother's Day. Plus...I'm feeling proud of myself for being finished with a project so early. Usually I am finishing it up the day I give it!
March Fun Fact My favorite color of running clothes is pink.
You may see the remainder of Amy's mini beginning here.
And that is just the beginning! We have 16 more minis coming your way and 4 amazing giveaways. It's going to be a fabulous month!! Promise you'll stop by each and every day?
Hello everyone! Welcome back to the third day of card week. If you are just now joining us, we've been creating cards in a variety of themes using a single card sketch. You can see the sketch right here. Today we are focusing on Birthday cards! This is one of my favorite types of cards to make and in my opinion you can never have too many in your stash.
This first card was shared by Francine. The soft circle background is gorgeous and perfect for holding those cute little birdies full of Birthday wishes.
Jennie's card features a fun combination of colorful circles and glittery stars and follows the sketch closely.
Sue also followed the sketch closely and created this beautiful butterfly card. The yellow background is perfect for a cheerful greeting.
Valerie, used a trendy color combo of navy, orange and yellow for her Birthday greeting.
Hello and welcome to day 2 of card week. Today we will be looking at "love" themed cards using the same sketch that I posted yesterday. Again, like yesterday, I have several of the other girls from the team that have contributed some amazing cards to inspire you.
While going through the latest gallery I happened upon Diane´s page . First, I am so doing a page like this! Second, I love the grid those squares make. So today let´s talk about a few creative ways to get griddy with your photos!
I browsed Pinterest and found the photo above. They had used a big cardboard box to take each photo and then added everyone together to form this collage. I think it is a very clever and fun way, isn´t it!
But if you are like me and won´t be buying a TV or something else big enough to come in a huge box, here is another way! The different pocket page protectors that comes with a Project Life style makes it easy to do this. Like what Elise Blaha Cripe did here. Just take portrait photos up against a white background, be a little creative with where you look and then when you insert the photos.
I made a different version. I used an app on my iPhone called Pocketbooth to take photobooth photos.
This makes an instant grid. Here is how I used them on my layout!
I love that we are so goofy together! Oh, and that #love card is by our Francine that is making one journaling card each day of February and share them all as downloads on her blog!
I also wanted to share a great blog post from Paislee Press. They shared how you can take photobooth-like photos with your regular camera, and make it cute!
Welcome back for day 2 in our Olympic celebrations! How did you do on your biathlon and sprint layouts? Did you find a lovely starting point for a new layout? We hope that you enjoyed everything and are looking forward to today!
Today we have one event to share. One event, six new layouts, and some sketches. It's going to be a good one!
Our third Scrapolympic event is the Skeleton. Skeleton racing involves plummeting head-first down a steep and treacherous ice track on a tiny sled. It is considered the world's first sliding sport.
Here is the official Olympic history statement.
Men’s skeleton made two early appearances on the Olympic programme at its “ancestral” home of St. Moritz in 1928 and 1948. It was then dropped until it reappeared as a men’s and women’s event at Salt Lake City in 2002. ::source::
The Skeleton was so named as the early frames bore a vague resemblance to a skeleton. We couldn't think of a better way to scrapbook today, than to strip a layout down to its most basic elements and then grow it from there.
SKELETON = LAYOUT - TRIMMINGS + NEW STUFF
Today we have 6 competitors from Writeclickscrapbookland comprising Team BoneyardScraps: Amy Sorenson, Jennie McGarvey, Sue Althouse, Cristina Scrap, Francine Clouden, and Marnie Flores. They each picked a layout from our February gallery, stripped it bare, and built it up into a new and inspirational work of art.
Let's see what they have come up with.
Amy used Sue's layout as the basis for her layout. Once she took it down to its skeleton, she decided to add an extra picture, even though it would mean less visible patterned paper as she knew her story needed all three pictures! Amy also added a little bit extra to the bottom left corner. And, following Sue's example, Amy even handwrote her journaling (which she hardly ever does!).
Jennie used Stephanie's layout as her starting place. Substituting out two photos for one, she left much of the remaining remaining, such as the three layers on the bottom, and the two horizontal tags peeking out from behind the photos. Jennie increased the size of her background patterns and reduced the repeating title to two lines, creating the perfect backdrop for her photos.
Sue chose Jina's layout to strip down. We love what she did to put it back together. She lengthened the left photo which gave the layout a much more symmetrical feel, true to Sue's style. The placement of the tags also helps to create a central square which grounds the entire layout beautifully.
Cristina also looked to Jina's layout for her Skeleton event layout. She added an extra photo and lifted them onto a more even horizontal plane. She chose an amazing color scheme and added the perfect embellishments.
Francine started with Kate's layout for its simplicity and because the white background jumped out at her. To break down the layout she ignored everything but the major elements: photos, title and journaling, and used those to come up with the sketch. Francine worked from the sketch rather than working directly from Kate's layout as she didn't want to be influenced by the other elements in Kate's layout. Francine felt this helped her go from a page about a teenager to a page about my toddler.
Marnie also used Stephanie's layout. She picked Stephanie's as it has so many many layers and she was interested to see if following Stephanie's layout would help her learn to use layers more easily and more beautifully.
Now it's your turn! Pick a layout from our February gallery. Strip it down and make something out of it. Something lovely. We have the sketches from today available for you to download as layered templates as well. Use them if they help. And if you make one of your own that you would like to share, leave us a link. Here are the layered sketches: