We really hoped you enjoyed our monthly gallery, The Great Outdoors. Did you have a favorite layout? Anything catch your eye? Before we move to our August gallery, let's take one last look at our July gallery.
All It Took | Aliza Deutsch
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill Basics, American Crafts) + patterned paper (Studio Calico, Cocoa Daisy) + flair (Amy Tangerine) + tag (Fancy Pants) + stickers (Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye) + digital stamp (Ali Edwards) + wood veneer (Cocoa Daisy) + fonts (Burst My Bubble)
WRITE about that which makes you calm. Do you find your peace in the mountains? on the beach? in the urban jungle?
Fun Flowers | Sue Althouse
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Amy Tangerine) + border punch (Fiskars) + thickers, ribbon (American Crafts) + ink (Tim Holtz) + floss (We R Memory Keepers) + fabric sticker, wood veneer (Studio Calico) + mini pearls (Doodlebug) + typewriter (Remington)
The next time you are taking a photo of your garden, CLICK one photo of the whole, and then one macro. Then use them both on your layout.
Hiking the Quarry | Jennifer Larson
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Lily Bee) + stickers (Lily Bee) + flair (Studio Calico) + ink (Jenni Bowlin) + font (Times New Roman)
For your next page, choose an embellishment that furthers your story. For instance, Jenny used the geo marker. A well thought out SCRAPBOOK page is purposeful, too!
Ride | Francine Clouden
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (My Mind's Eye) + letter stickers (Cosmo Cricket) + stickers (Glitz Design) + calendar (Jenni Bowlin) + chipboard sticker (October Afternoon) + fringed border (Heidi Swapp) + tickets + paper clip, border sticker (craft supply)
Don't forget it is okay to CLICK your camera to capture the back of your subjects as well. It can add a lovely air of a stolen moment.
Hello Happy | Lisa Borbély
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (My Minds Eye) + cardstock (American Crafts) + enamel dots (My Minds Eye) + tag (Evalicious)
Or rather than from behind, try to CLICK from above! Perspective adds such diversity to our photos.
Life is Good | Amy Coose
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Jillibean Soup, Crate Paper, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye) + mist (Studio Calico) + pen (American Crafts) + die cuts (Jillibean Soup) + wood sprinkles (Jillibean Soup) + cut file (Silhouette Online Store)
As you SCRAPBOOK, draw a color from your photo into the colors of the layout.
Explore | Jina Jean
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico) + stickers (Crate Paper) + layered borders (Crate Paper) + thickers (Crate Paper) + arrow clip (Freckled Fawn)
As you SCRAPBOOK, try using wordstrips and phrases to create a vertical column in the center, creating a strong focal point.
Summer | Cristina C. Scrap
12 x 12 | materials paper (Studio Calico, Anna Griffin) + wood dots (My Mind’s Eye) + embellishments (Studio Calico) + gesso + watercolors (Caran D’Ache, Faber Castell) + ink (Hero Arts) + stamps (Studio Calico, October Afternoon) + stickers (American Crafts) + vellum tape (BasicGrey) + sewing machine + gold thread + adhesive (Glue Glider Pro, American Crafts)
As you are taking your flower photos, try AV mode. Set your aperture as low as it will go, focus on the center of a flower, then CLICK! and enjoy the lovely sharp center and blurred edges.
Go See Do | Celeste Smith
12 x 12 | materials kit (Great Outdoors Explore by Kristin Kronin-Barrow) + font (Rockwell)
As you WRITE your next journaling block, don't forget to include the emotion behind what was going on. The "how did that make you feel" part is a terrific addition to any page.
We (heart) Outside! | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials papers, embellishments (Creativity by Crystal) + font (Bebas, Pea Comfy Cozy)
As you look to gather photos for a layout, remember they don't all have to come from the same day. You can gather them around a theme, or a season, or any other common thread. CLICK through your folders and pick to your heart's content.
Jordan Lake | Kate Christensen
8.5 x 11 | materials digital kit (Going Places Collaboration by The Ardent Sparrow and One Little Bird) + alpha (Elemental: Snippy Alphas by Gennifer Bursett) + tag (Tag You're It by Robyn Meierotto) + doily (Made of Awesome by Gennifer Bursett) + arrow (Wood Veneer: Arrows by Sahlin Studio) + stitches (Bare + Necessities No.2 by Creashens) + template (Capturing Fall by Amy Martin) + fonts (Traveling Typewriter)
Right now the large photos are in! If there is a photo that you haven't scrapbooked as you didn't want to crop it, SCRAPBOOK it now in its large format glory.
#garden 2014 | Lisa Borbély
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (BasicGrey) + cardstock (American Crafts) + enamel dots (My Mind's Eye) + letter stickers (Fancy Pants Designs, October Afternoon) + wood veneer (Studio Calico) + word sticker (Momenta) + stamp (Becky Higgins)
Te next time you go to SCRAPBOOK do not despair if you are missing a character in your thickers pile. Just be creative! Like Lisa with the hashtag. All is well and fixable!
Home Sweet Home | Lisa Borbély
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (My Mind's Eye) + cardstock (American Crafts) + letter stickers (BasicGrey) + wood veneer (Pink Fresh Studio, Studio Calico) + stamp (October Afternoon)
Grab your camera. Stand on your porch. Think of one thing that you LOVE in your community. Now run and take a picture of it. Hurry! Just one CLICK, though. Teasing. Take as many as you would like. Then come home, print, and scrapbook it.
Camping | Valerie O'Neall
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (My Mind's Eye) + wood veneer sheet (My Mind's Eye) + chipboard stickers (My Mind's Eye) + thickers (American Crafts) + wood dots (My Mind's Eye) + pen (American Crafts) + die cut machine (Silhouette Cameo)
The next time you need trees on a SCRAPBOOK page, follow Valerie's lead and stitch a trunk and branches onto a brown triangle. Whodathunkit? It completely looks like a printed-on-the-paper element. Amazing.
Another Day In Paradise | Jennifer Hignite
12 x 12 | materials digital kit (Every Little Bit: Daydream Bundle by Deena Rutter)
Try this for a journaling prompt: This is exactly what ___ looks like. Think for 1 minute and then WRITE away.
Best Ever | Diane Payne
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico, Crate Paper, We R Memory Keepers) + buttons (A Flair for Buttons) + brads (October Afternoon) + mist (Heidi Swapp) + stickers (Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp, Twine & Ink) + pen (American Crafts)
Perhaps you could WRITE a little about the things that you love in your backyard. Your immediate yard, or your community. Either will do.
Capable of Glistening | Amy Sorenson
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Fancy Pants) + alphabet stickers (American Crafts) + fonts (Adobe Caslon, Voluptate)
Have you recorded the relationship between your children's cousins or between you and your cousins? It can be reflective, or current. Or both. The important part is to WRITE about it.
That's it! So many ideas. We hope you will feel inspired to create your own layouts!