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?
Jennifer here bringing you day 2 of gold & glitter! I am truly a girly girl at heart and love all things gold & glittery right now when it comes to home decor. It is such a fun trend! That being said, as a mom of 3 boys scrapbooking with gold and glitter is a whole other ball game! I do not use many kits with either gold or glitter in them, nor do I create layouts with gold or glitter on them. My boys would probably think that was "not cool mom!" This weeks theme was a fun challenge to push myself out of my normal scrapbooking comfort zone.
I created this layout for one of my boys with an inspirational quote that I hope he takes with him throughout life.
I used a brown background paper and blue accents to keep the page more gender neutral and to tone down all of the gold and glitter. I enlarged a label to use as the background for my photo and quote, and i just love the way it grounds the whole page. I added in some gold and glitter splatters as well as some washi tape to tie the whole page together. The stitched alphabet along the bottom was the final touch to make the page a little more personal for my guy :)
I hope you are inspired to scrap out of your comfort zone and try a new trend! Who knows maybe you too with give gold and glitter a try and love it!
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?
Hello! I'm back again with another new layout inspired by the word "year." I'm a list maker, so each year I naturally sit down and write out some goals for the year. I decided this year to make a layout using my list. My list includes some classic goals as well as just some tasks I'd like to complete throughout the year. I've never been one to make resolutions, but I love a good list of things I'd like to do.
The layout was inspired by this pin. I created a cut file and raided my scrap drawer. And here's the final result. Fun, right!? I love the party garland look that fits the new year theme so well.
Hi! Valerie here with day number two of our week of layouts inspired by the word "year." I decided to focus on a layout about my son's most recent year. I included highlights of his year in a paragraph list format with a large, bold title.
It's been a really long time since I have created a fully digital layout. I start each of my layouts by bringing my photos into a 12 x12 Photoshop document. From that document I decide on photo placement and size. Next I work on the title.Normally, I would choose fonts and cut my title out of cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. As I was choosing the fonts, the layout started heading in the hybrid direction. I had already printed out the photo strip, and I was going to print out the title and journaling onto a white sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock. But then, I continued to play with the title (font: Sullivan) in Photoshop by coloring it in and decided to just make it 100% digital. Why not? So I have my first fully digital page in at least two years.
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! Welcome to a new week and a new theme. This week we are working with sketches. Today I am going to show you one sketch and how I worked with it.
For me, sketches are a great help to get started with a project. I first had a hard time with them and it would usually help me to see a finshed layout to be able to either lift it and/or be inspired by it. But the more I scrapbooked the more confident I became in my own style and then I thought it was eaiser to use sketches.
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 the first sketch I picked out. It jumped out at me because it uses the elements I usually would use on a layout. A very linear design with the option to use more than one photo is what appeals to me.
Here is what I did with the sketch! Since I don´t scrapbook in a 12x12" size I didn´t print my photos in squares, but rather 3x4" so it would work with my 8.5x11" size. As you can see I opted to use two photos instead of using all four slots. I think it would be fun to do a series or perhaps family photos too. Instead I used patterned papers for two of the slots. For this layout I had some longer journaling that would not fit on the actual page, so I did what I usally do when I end up with this "problem"; I typed the journaling out and just tucked it behind the layout in the page protector.
Jennifer H also played with the sketch and I love her page! Using tape for the photos just makes me happy! And I love that she has those colors pop out from the top and bottom.
Ok, so feel free to get inspired and if you do anything with the sketch please share in the comments so I can come see it!
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!