Hi! It's Dee and I'm so happy to be here with my first blogpost for Write.Click.Scrapbook!
When we're talking colors & seasons fall definitely is my fave. I love the orange/yellow shades of the leaves but also of the sunlight. It paints the whole world beautifully gold. So for fall layouts my goto colors are definitely orange, yellow & gold. As complementary color I absolutely adore (dark) pink, because pink & orange is one of my favorite color-combination. Another 'color' I like to add to this palette is woodgrain. Of course this is not a real color, but especially dark wood is something that screams fall (or winter for that matter) to me!
I used the abovementioned colors in a layout I made a couple of weeks ago for the start of fall. For those of you who visit my blog on a regular basis, you may already have seen this one!
12 x 12 | materials: patterned paper (Studio Calico) + leafs (unknown) + kraft label (Amy Tangerine for American Crafts) + thickers (American Crafts) + Gold Camera (Studio Calico) + gold 'captured' label (Studio Calico) + folder tab (Heidi Swap for Pink Paislee) + washitape (Freckled Fawn) + ink (Stazon) + pen (Sharpie) + date stamp (Dear Lizzy for American Crafts)
For the basis of this page I've used a gorgeous paper by Studio Calico that consists mostly of woodgrain and a touch of pink on the side. Since I use cardstock as a base for most of my layouts I really wanted to challenge myself to use this paper as a base instead of plain old cardstock ;-) I matted my photo with an old Heidi Swapp file tab on which I did my journaling. The title is in burlap thickers by American Crafts. Burlap is another thing that screams fall to me! At the base of the picture I've used little leafs in various colors that I've had in my stash for ages. I love how they connect with the leaf in the photo! In general I love how the colors of the layout complement the colors in the picture, which is not always an easy task!
Hello! It's Jennifer Larson, sharing one of the best things about October: the colors of autumn. This week you will see the work of Dieuwertje, Katie, and Marnie as they share inspiration relating to fall colors. Today, I wanted to share the importance of neutrals in highlighting those gorgeous hues.
First, a page where the photos were so bright, I used mainly grey as the background color:
There are bits of red paper around the main photo and backing the embellishments, but overall the main fall colors are present only in the photos. The grey background allows the photos to pop.
Next is another page where the photos are filled with yellow and orange, so I used mint green and white with a wee bit of coral to back the page:
Finally, an older page I made, again where the photos contained lots of orange and red. This time I used black and white to make the photos pop:
Thank you for visiting! I hope you now will dig into your neutrals as well as your red, yellow, and orange when scrapbooking autumn. For the rest of the week, you will see Dieuwertje, Katie, and Marnie sharing their own projects relating to the colors of Autumn. See you tomorrow!
Hi! It's Aliza again, wrapping up the week on seasons.
This time, I am not talking about the weather at all. I am talking about some of the other definitions of "seasons." Such as this one, "a time characterized by a particular circumstance or feature." New York City Comic Con always comes in October, and there is definitely a Comic Con season in our home. Suddenly, everyone who is not me, becomes super crafty as they work on their costumes. You might think that with me as the mom, they would be crafty all the time. But, nope. Just this one time of year. I'll take it, though.
This one might be a stretch, but it resonated with me. There is this definition of the word season, "an indefinite period of time." I couldn't help but notice recently, that while there were years and years where it seemed impossible to imagine that my husband and I would ever have time alone together, suddenly, we do. Which is a strange shift in the rhythm of our lives. We still have several parenting years left, so this change isn't happening all at once, but it's there.
It can be sad for one season to end, but then there is always the next one to look forward to.
Thank you for joining us this week, and have a great weekend!
We're continuing our seasons week with another layout celebrating fall. It's such a fun, colorful season, and it definitely deserves all the attention it's getting this week!
As corn and soybean farmers, fall has always been an extremely busy time of year for my husband and his family. You learn fast that if you want to spend time with them, you must join them in the field. Our son spends hours each spring and fall riding around in the different farm equipment with his grandpa, dad, and cousins. The photo on this layout is one of my absolute favorites depicting this time of year for us. My son has just climbed up in the combine—a feat he can finally handle all by himself—to join his dad for a ride and some quality time together.
I've been craving simplicity lately—in so many aspects of my life and it's starting to really show up in my scrapbooking too. I'm fairly sure it has to do with the birth of a new baby. It seems everything must be simplified in order to get it all done. So this layout is super simple. I've been all about big bold titles lately, and I probably spend a little too long browsing through my fonts until I find just the right one (the one on this layout is "Weston").
I hope you're enjoying this week and are finding some inspiration for your own seasonal layouts. Thanks for checking in today!
Hello everyone, Cari here! As Aliza told you yesterday this week is all about seasons! For this post a made a layout that is inspired on the Spring. I live in Chile so now is Spring. Why inspired? Because I'm not using a photo about blooming nor talking about what spring brings to my life, but using its colors and images to inspire myself.
If you ask me about spring I will immediately think on flowers, birds and many colors. That is what Spring is for me and what I wanted to show in my layout. What I wanted to show you by doing this is that you don't have to always go with the most evident idea when somebody tell you "Create something about X season", but you can be more conceptual and use differents aspects of the seasons. Not only a photo can show spring, colors and forms also talk about it.
Talking about the composition of my layout there another tip I want to share with you. I love scrapbooking and I made around 10 layouts a month, so is normal that sometimes I run out of ideas! I hate when that happens, It makes me feel frustrated and sad, but a good thing to do when you are feeling this way is to scraplift yourself! So for this lo I used the same composition I used for this Lo.
As you can see both layouts are similar and different in some way. This technique usually help me to have my mojo back and is one of the best advice I ever get in this world, I hope its help me as much as it does with me.
I hope you like my post and find some little help for the creation of your layouts.
Hi, everyone! This week, Cari,Ewa, and Valerie, and I (Aliza) will be talking about "seasons." For many of us, it is autumn, with its deliciously cooler weather and fun and meaningful holidays. But it is not fall for everyone, so we will take a look at all the seasons of the year, how they make us feel, what they make us think about, and how to write, click, and scrapbook about them.
Along with the weather, seasons bring with them strong associations, feelings, and traditions. I notice this the most as summer arrives. My layouts at the beginning of this season often start with "Hello." There is so much to welcome and look forward to as the summer arrives. There is the yearly tradition of a summer day on the lake,
and little treats that, for some reason, we only make during the summer time.
I am always sad when the summer ends, and I find it cathartic to make an official goodbye page to summer. Gathering all the good parts together helps me move on to the next part of the year.
That next season, of course, is the fall. I am not prone to long musings about the fall. Rather, I like to focus on small things. The weather, the clothes, and those gorgeous mini pumpkins.
In the winter, there is THE holiday season, there is snow, and then there is the fatigue that comes from so much cold weather.
It's funny, but I don't have layouts about the spring. but I do know that I always stop and snap some photos of those first little buds. After long winters, those little bits of life are quite the relief to see.
I hope you find some inspiration this week to document how you feel about the seasons of the year. Whether it's with a simple photo, a long letter, or a short list of favorites.
Lisa also created a layout to share, based on this pin. She was inspired by the grey & yellow color scheme. I just love her simple graphic design, and the mix of patterned papers she chose. I also just realized that her layout too, is about her adorable cat! Great minds scrap alike ;)
I hope you have enjoyed our posts this week! We hope you feel inspired to use the pins we provided, or go find your own on Pinterest to inspire your next scrapbook page! Just remember why you got on Pinterest in the first place ;)
Hello friends! Becca here with my very first post on this blog. I'm excited to be a part of our weeklong theme of layouts inspired by Pinterest. For my pin, I chose this collage of pink and black and gold as a springboard for my layout.
I loved the pastel pinks, script writing and gold shimmery parts of the collage so I had to include them in my layout.I also chose to incorporate squares. I used a template, kit and other coordinating elements by Digital Design Essentials.
I think it's so fun to mix patterns, utilitize white space, AND I totally used a hot pink color on a layout for a boy! I don't stick to expected colors or patterns and that makes it more challenging to scrap. I hope you enjoyed my pinspiration today, be sure to check back on Friday for another layout from Jen!
Hi there! I am so happy to be back with the weeklong themes! Our team (Jennifer H, Becca and me) is up first and we are doing all Pinterest inspired posts. This is how we did it: we all found one pin and are blogging about our own projects made with that pin as inspiration. Then as a little extra, we made something inspired by the other's pin also. I like to see how we all interpret different things from the same piece!
I, Lisa, am going first! Here is the pin that I picked.
It makes my heart go pitterpatter when I see the fun colors and the outlined ink. I knew that I wanted to use the letters as my inspiration and I made 2 layouts.
As you see I used the cut out letters and outline as my main inspiration. I don't have a die cutting machine, so I handcut the letters. I don't mind; I like it as therapy! I found some fun and colorful patterned papers to match my daughter's mood in these selfies. What is up with teens and selfies by the way?! Haha! Anyway she is a selfie queen! Rather than just using a collage of the four photos, I used my sewing machine to make a grid for the photos.
As I had adhered the letters and used a fine pen to make the outlines. I don't mind the lines being uneven one bit, I like it!
Here is the second layout I made. I wanted to show you how fun the cut out letters can be with a more cohesive color palette. I jumped in my scraps basket looking for different yellow papers and spelled out the word sunflower in this quote I found. It worked perfectly with the new photos I took at the sunflower field a few weeks ago!
Here is just a closer look.
Jennifer made this digital layout using my pin as inspiration. I love how she used those fun upper case letters! So colorful and fun.