Hi all, Lisa here today! When Dee told us her topic for this week, I just had to make a page! I will have a sweet tooth forever!
I decided to go with a photo of the spoon full of Nutella that is heaven :) The journaling does say that a spoon full of Nutella every day makes a girl happy, but it might go a few days between! I used my watercolors to make a simple background for this page. I love how happy this page looks!
I don´t know about you, but I have really enjoyed this week´s theme! I love spring for so many reasons, and one of those are because it is the beginning of garden season for us. I love the day when we first plant our first seeds. So much in fact that I had to scrapbook it! I broke out my watercolors for some playtime for this and I love the different kinds of green I created.
Using pocket cards for layouts is something I do often. It´s so easy for me to just reach for my container of cards and flip through to find a place to journal etc.
How about you, did you make a project with this week´s theme?
This week we're scrapbooking the elements, inspired by the film The Fifth Element. Today I'm scrapbooking air:
My son has always loved the wild and crazy air rides. I took this photo last summer and loved it because I could tell which one was my son from the feet, which were bare and in the air. I did a similar page, again at the state fair, a few years ago:
(I just noticed that in these photos, my son has the exact same pose, one with his arms and one with his legs. he knows how to have fun on the scary rides!
Truthfully, these photo inspires me to look up more often. How often do you take photos of your subjects from below? The sky is so lovely, especially on a clear day in the summer...Today I shared photos of my son in the air. I hope this gives you ideas for scrapbooking the air!
Hello! Me again. Continuing the theme based on the film The Fifth Element, I wanted to share a page about the element of fire. Here it is:
Can't see much fire in this page, but trust me: our whole reason for being in the backyard was the portable fire pit, on which we roasted s'mores and burned old paperwork. I used inspiration from Simple Scrapper for this page.
So think about ways fire has been a part of your life, literally and metaphorically. Go ahead and record it!
Hello! There is a wild and crazy science fiction film from the 90s called The Fifth Element. It starred Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, and Gary Oldman, among others, and was a futuristic tale about aliens who left a "fifth element" to save us all from an evil that would one day invade earth. The fifth element? Love. So this week we will be sharing layouts about all the elements, including that all-powerful fifth.
Today I wanted to share a few pages inspired by the earth:
In the spring, summer, and fall I take lots of pictures of my garden; in the winter, I put them together on a page to remember the color. I used a sketch and story starter from Simple Scrapper for this one. Here's another page inspired by the earth:
After our vacation last summer, I got to thinking about my dog and her travels on the earth. This photo of her surveying the world at the top of a mountain in Vermont was the perfect backdrop for a record of her travels last summer.
What kind of a page can you create inspired by the earth? Do you garden? Do you hike? What other ways can you scrapbook your love of the earth?
Thank you for visiting! Come back again this week for more pages about the other elements, including the fifth.
Welcome to the first week of February and the first week of blogging for me in the new year. This week we are going to inspire you to use a little gold and glitter in your scrapbooking projects. I for one didn´t ever think I would like gold, I´m a strickly silver kind of gal when it comes to my own bling. But then I got a Pocket Letter from a friend with lots of gold on it and I suddenly fell for the gold trend in scrapbooking products. I am not one for going overboard though, so for my layouts I use gold accents like chipboard hearts and such.
For the layout I am sharing today I used washi for my gold accents. In December I bought a pack of gold washi to use in my December minibook and I really like the pattern and subtle pop the gold gives.
You could say I used them as my patterned paper on my layout. I simply taped the corners in strips. But boy is shiny things on scrapbook pages hard to photograph! I hope the glare isn´t to hard on your eyes.
I don´t think it has to be more glittery than this ;)
On the other hand, in my non-scrapbooking paper crafts I like to go all in :) This is a Pocker Letter to the same friend that send me the gold one. I thought I´d return the favor since she loves pink and gold! I used the same gold washi tape set here too. I started by just covering a plain paper in the washi and then cut out the cards for the pockets.
What about you, do you love and use the gold trend in scrapbooking products?
I am back today to show you my second sketch that I have worrked with. Let´s get to it!
Here is the sketch. When I first started to prepare for this week, I thought I´d maybe make a few sketches myself. But then I stumbled over the Big Picture class Start with a sketch and Jen Chapin share so many fun sketches. I just picked two of my favorites! I´ll share one now and one a little later this week.Note: This is not the sketch from the class! I have done one based on the sketch.
Here is my layout! I used patterned paper cut in strips for the photo mat. This is a great way to use up scraps of your favorite papers. Another option is to use washi tape for the strips or to even paint with watercolors. See, the possibilities are endless! I used a photo I took of a scene at my youngest nieces babtism. It is one of my very favorite photos because it shows just how many people love her! I could have used a color photo, but thought it poped a little bit more with a black and white one.
Jennifer H also made a layout using the sketch. She used a lovely muted color palette and you can clearly see the sketch inspiration.
Hello! November is traditionally a month of harvest, or gratitude, but how about we add a little attitude? This week we're going to focus on the NO in November.
What are the ways you can scrapbook "No"'? Here are some ideas:
Things you don't like
No white cardstock
No patterned paper
In general, what's something you like to do? And how could you scrapbook without it?
For me, I thought about not sewing on a page--for a microsecond, then I said no. (Heh.) Instead, I decided to leave out my second favorite thing: embellishments. Here's the page:
I ended up using 3 pieces of patterned paper (the October card is from one piece of patterned paper), one set of Thickers for the title, and one set of letter stickers for the dates and numbers of the journaling. I sewed the stickers down to make them stick. (I know the sewing was a bit of a cheat. Sigh.) Even though I desperately wanted to add a button somewhere, I think the mix in patterned papers and the focus on the journaling eliminates the need for added embellishments. Here's a few details:
That was my take on scrapbooking the NO in November. Come back this week to see what Dee, Katie, and Marnie have to share!