Hello! It's Jennifer Larson with a quick challenge for you: Make a project that uses lettering as a dramatic or design focus. I'll be back later this week with some inspiration and a project! I hope you play along.
It's April and we are celebrating all things funny this month. Our gallery this month is No Foolin' and it is sure to make you giggle. If you would like to see the layouts and read the journaling, please hop on over to our gallery! Enjoy!
Hello to March! Did your month come in like a lion this morning? Or is spring peeking out already? Or do you live on the other side of our beautiful world where the sun is still shining as summer begins to wane. Lucky.
Our month gets started with a nod to Instagram. A scrapbooker's paradise of visual pleasure. This month we asked our team to create layouts that had something to do with Instagram. As always, they knocked it out of the park. We hope you enjoy their layouts and feel inspired to create one of your own. Please enjoy our newest gallery, InstaAwesome. As always, the layouts and the journaling are available if you click over into the photo album.
THE CHANUKAH GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING BY ALIZA
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico, Clique Kits) + stickers (Studio Calico) + cards and die cuts (Clique Kits)
A Note from Aliza This layout is based on my most recent Instagram photo. I love the photo and, though it took place in February, it allows me to record this past year’s Chanukah gift. It’s a subscription, so it’s like getting a gift each month of the year. I love the way this layout turned out, but all those letter stickers gave me a run for my money.
March Fun Fact I have joined a dance performance workshop. I am so excited, and I have ordered a new pair of Jazz shoes. My current pair is from 1993.
INSTAALLISON BY KATIE
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Dear Lizzy, Webster's Pages, Crate Paper) + embellishments (Chic Tags, Heidi Swapp, Amy Tangerine, Webster's Pages) + letter stickers (American Crafts) + sequins
A Note from Katie Lately, I'm much more excited about my daughter's Instagram feed than I am about mine. I used 12 photos from her feed to create a collage of photos in the soon to be gone Picasa.
March Fun Fact My daughter recently told us that she is "Emo" - and my husband and I both Googled what that was and took the "What Kind Of Emo Are You" and I got "Poser Emo" which means that I'm not actually Emo - but I am enjoying watching her transformations as she grows up.
A Note from Dee This layout had been waiting for me to make it for almost a year now. I knew I had the photos and I knew I wanted to do something with them, but what??? Until this theme came along and I new I wanted to make it into a layout with fun little squares.
March Fun Fact The month march doesn’t really stand out to me.. it’s like I’m just waiting for the spring… I do like the early signs of spring arriving though… little flowers blooming… but then again some days there suddenly will be snow again
INSTAAWESOME BY MARNIE
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Crystal Wilkerson) + fonts (Hello Beautiful, KG Penmanship)
A Note from Marnie I "stole" a few photos from my son's instagram account for this layout. I love that I can peek in on his world. Because he is awesome.
March Fun Fact That little groundhog promised spring. I am hoping. It's been a long winter. And if it's delayed, there's a new Maisie Dobbs coming to keep me distracted!
THE KID'S ALL RIGHT BY AMY
12 x 12 | materials black & white scraps from my black & white scrap box + fonts (Angelica (serif), Impact (sans serif), Manhattan Darling (script), Veneer Extra (dingbats))
A Note from Amy I've been wanting to make a black & white layout for a little while, and this picture, which I posted on Instagram this fall, seemed like the right one. I added some yellow pops because it felt just a little too stark without it. I used some really old stuff on this layout! My favorite Instagram posts are the ones with a strong image and succinct message, so I kept my journaling short.
March Fun Fact Helen Oyeyemi has a new short story collection coming out this month, What is Not Yours is Not Yours. I'm excited!
WINTER BY LISA
8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + thickers (Studio Calico) + letter stickers (Websters pages)
A Note from Lisa This layout was so difficult to photograph, so pardon the bluish light.
A Note from Jenny Every time we go to the Mall of America, I post our trip on Instagram. I did that for my son's birthday this past month. Interesting to note: If you mention the mall in your post, they read them and comment on your photos!
March Fun Fact I am impatient to garden!
We hope you have enjoyed our layouts! Until tomorrow...
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.