Happy Saturday! July is skipping on by--here we are with our third sketch for the month! This week we found inspiration from our December 2009 gallery from a layout by Cheryl. She showed us two options for her layout
and now we have a sketch to help you find even more ways to put a layout together.
Here is the 8.5x11 sketch
and the 12x12.
Marnie used the square sketch to create a layout.
She stayed very true to the sketch, with the exception of needing more room to journal. And gratefully it was digital, lest it be stained with tears. ♥☺
We hope you find this sketch useful and helpful as it can take just a few photos, or quite a few if need by. Happy weekend!
Hi! Today I wanted to share a few of my recent Pocket Pages with you. Even if I do Scrapbook layouts aswell, the Project Life style of memory keeping has become my favorite way of recording our lives. Enjoy and I hope you can find some inspiration!
This was the last week before summer vacation for me. My mom came to visit and we celebrated the graduation of my daughter. I added in a big journaling card by Big City Quiet to add stories from her last week at school. This is the blank card, there are several others with titles like currently, everyday life etc. Adding in 6x4" cards to journal on is my new favorite!
To the back of the journaling card insert, I added photos of her and her friends from that week.
I got a pretty rose from a few kids at work with a note, so I took a photo of it and added the note to the back of it. Washi tape on the top and it became a flip photo.
First week of vacation! I added fun and happy stuff from the week.
To be able to add a few more photos I added that Currently card I got in a Studio Calico PL kit. You can see how I added a strip of washi tape to the edge of it to make it a flip card. I love how these types of addings bring so much dimension to a spread!
For the weekend, I opted to make 2 3x4" photo collages. Such a fun and easy way to add many photos. I added journaling to a tag I made to tuck behind the photo.
My daughter went to a One Direction concert and send several photos, and I made a 4x4" insert even before she came home :)
We went on a roadtrip to friends on Saturday and I added a fold out map of the city we visited.
And on the back of the map I just trimmed patterned paper and added to it.
A big photo hides journaling and many more photos of our first days.
The first part of the week we were still on vacation and the photos are from there. I also added in a fun text message from my daughter to the back of...
...this photo. I cut a bigger photo in half, punched holes and added it right in there.
And on the back of the second part of the photo, I added the text about my daughter getting in to the high school of her choice!
And the second page of the spread holds photos that represent how fun it was to come home again! I printed an Ali E digital brush on plastic and added that in one of the pockets. I am going to keep that clear for next week´s spread also. Photo collages and a watercolor tag to hold the journaling.
Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's edition of Click. Today we are going to talk about editing out unwanted portions of a photograph.
As I was trying to complete the layouts for last year's beach trip, I found this photo.
I liked the picture and the moment it captured, but didn't really want the bare back and I did want to crop the photo tighter so the girls' faces are more visible.
I did like seeing the girls more clearly, but I felt like the extra bodies still cluttered things up. I added some elements on either side of the photo and the a strip of ribbon across the top. There were still some bit of the kids in the background that were visible so I used the cloning tool (in Photoshop) to get rid of them.
I am so much happier now and feel like the photograph better suits the layout and story now. How about you? Have you thoughts about taking out superfluous items from your photos? Tell me what you think!
Happy Monday! I hope you are well. I am so happy to be with you today. Yesterday I opened up some photos to scrapbook and found these. I was hoping to wax eloquently about something but then I looked around at all there was to do and I realized I needed to write quickly. So I thought to myself, "Self, why did you take those photos?" And the answer was I took them because I was watching my baby play in the sand and sink further and further into the splits completely unknowingly. And it was making me giggle, as my body would have been screaming at me if I had slid down like this. So if that was my reason for taking them, why not let it be the journaling?
So here it is. A completed layout with the journaling taken from the WHY behind the taking of the photos. And while it isn't deep or earth shattering, it is honest and insightful. And that seems plenty good to me. What do you think?
I hope you have a fabulous week! Can't wait to be back!
In April I packed up my entire house to move to a much smaller apartment. When I realized just how much scrapbooking supplies I was hoarding I downsized quite a bit, but as you might know there is always more! Mainly I downsized on all those supplies I had been holding on to forever, you know if I ever would have the perfect project for them. I had boxes and boxes in my garage that now has a great new home with several charity and second hand stores. It felt great to clean out!
Today I´d like to show you an easy way to use up those rolls of washi tape that I know most of us have all too many of.
I started out selecting a few rolls in a color palette I liked and then started lining them up on my background paper. For this layout I went about 1/3 down the paper and used the fun washi colors as my upper background.
Lucky me that the proom dresses had so many peach and pink colors this year! It was so much fun pairing products with the colors.
I had so much fun that I did one more right away. Or actually I made two of these with the white/aqua/black washi tapes because I loved how they looked together!
I often scare away from using patterned paper for my backgrounds because I am afraid the layout will look too busy. But I did like these.
What I learned from having the washis being the background is that you might want to have double or atleast a little bit more of whatever you use to adhere your embellishments with. Atleast a few of my tapes had a more glossy surface that made the things I added on top of them fall of easily. I ended up using my regular double sided tape and two staples just to secure it a little. But don´t let that scare you!
I mentioned making two of those backgrounds above. My second one I used as my background for one of my Pocket Letters I send out. If you are new to Pocket Letters you can read more if you click on that link, but here is what the lady behind it says:
I created Pocket Letters™ as a new way to send letters to your new or existing penpals. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. This can be a one-time exchange or you can keep exchanging Pocket Letters indefinitely. You fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. Then the Pocket Letter is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope. It's the perfect way to send and collect letters from other Pocket Letter Pals (ie people who are sending mail in this format) around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder!
I have been sending these out for a few months and it is so much fun! You can see a few more of mine here!
So there you have it; a fun way to use up your rolls of washi tape (you know, so you can buy new ones!).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Ps. Here is one more layout I had previously made using washi tape as background!