Hello everyone,Cari here! On today post I want to talk about those "impossible" papers. Have you ever seen a paper and you think "I love it, but I have no idea how to use it", that always happens to me! So Today I'm going to show you how I solved this problem with two papers that has big letters on in.
The first one come in a last year Studio Calico kit but I got it late with a grab bag. It was full pink and it has big letter what say: Who, What, When, Where and How. As far as I saw this paper I LOVE it so much, but didn't know who to use it at all.
God bless Pinterest that always come to save us and one day when I was looking for nothing specific I found this pin from Anna Maria Wolniak and I got the inspiration I need it. I love her idea of to cover some part of the title to create a new one and give priority to the photo.
Something I love about scrapbooking it that somehow copying is ok under the name of scraplift, if you give the credit to the person you inspire on, there is no problem then! I love scraplifting because there are so many good ideas out there that would be SO BAD not to be able to use them =P.
My second layout is also with a paper from Studio Calico, this is for June's kit and in the whole page it says "The beginning" . This paper has basically only one space where to place the photo - and if you look for more expamples on how people use this paper, you will find out that everyone use it like this - so the best idea is to use those empty spaces the paper leaves you to place your photo. Sometime the most evident thing to do is the best option!
I also painted a cut some photos from a paper from Crate Paper that I LOVE, I would buy it one thousand times and would keep cutting and painting all those flowers. This paper is from Craft Market collection.
I hope you have enjoyed my post and find some useful tips here, and tell me what do you do when you see some of those "impossible" papers?
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!
It's the seventh month. In our seventh year. So we thought we might have some fun with the number seven today: our gallery this month is all about the number seven. What will you do to celebrate seven?
A Note from Aliza For my seven theme, I decided to use seven photos. For this story, I knew I wanted to compile pictures from the last few years. The theme guideline really helped me narrow down my pictures, and to decide on the grid configuration. Once that was done, I just grabbed some papers and embellishments that had been sitting on my desk for a while, and suddenly it all came together. I do love when that happens.
July Fun Fact I have been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately that seems to involve compiling pictures form several years into one layout. I guess I am feeling nostalgic.
TAKE FLIGHT BY JENNY LARSON
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Crate Paper) + Thickers (American Crafts) + letter stickers (October Afternoon) + die cut phrase (Studio Calico) + tags (American Crafts, craft supply) + epoxy sticker (Studio Calico) + pen (Copic)
A Note from Jenny This is one of my favorite photos from this year. It’s the last day of elementary school for both boys, so the idea of them taking flight came into my head. With that in mind I selected cloud paper, then pulled embellishments from my embellishment basket where I put new stuff and from embellishments lying loose on the table next to me. I like yellow on aqua, so I dug out some old Thickers for the title, adding pink letter stickers for contrast. Finally, I journaled around the photo in the white space to finish off the page. It took me about a half hour to make this page, but I’m really happy with the result, though it took every ounce of willpower not to pull out the sewing machine to stitch on the page.
July Fun Fact I have visited every state in the US but Alaska, Hawaii, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
A Note from Lisa I made this page as a tribute to one of my daughter´s teachers that has had a big influence on her this past year. I love good, dedicated teachers! I have the journaling on a big tag behind the page and made a tag to make sure you see it when you flip through the album.
July Fun fact The theme this month was to use 7 things on a page (of use the number 7 in one way or another) and at first I thought that I could never put that many products on one page, but it was easy peasy!
A Note from Cari Is not a mystery that I LOVE my cats, so I decided to have a special photoshoot with them. The photos I used here are some of the "fail" but my favorites. This photos are fun and naturals, just the way I feel when I play with my cats.
July Fun Fact In Chile, July is the first month of winter, but as I love bright colors I love getting all those summer collection. Not the same when in Summer starts the release of winter collections, I find them so boring compared to the sunny weather I'm dealing with.
HIPPOSTYLE BY MARNIE FLORES
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (American Crafts) + arrows (Adobe Photoshop) + fonts (Bondoluo, Century Gothic, Bebas)
A Note from Marnie Seven? Seriously? I panicked! I'm good for two or three... I added in some shapes to help boost my count. ☺ I did like how it pushed me to add a little extra. It reminded me of an old Simple column where there were three layouts, each a bit more decorated. This felt like my step two!
July Fun Fact My little ladies are dancing in the fourth of July parade this year! A first for us. They are thrilled!!
and happybirthday to us! We hope that you have enjoyed year six at write. click. scrapbook! We have had a fabulous year and we are looking forward to another great one.
Year Seven begins with a new gallery! One that looks back at our year and how it inspired us. Please enjoy our Inspired by Year 6 gallery. Don't forget that you can see the details and the journaling if you click on over to the photo album. Enjoy!
IN THE BAG BY ALIZA DEUTSCH
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Cocoa Daisy) + labels (Fancy Pants Designs) + stickers (Webster’s Pages, Evalicious) + paper clip (Doodlebug Designs) + font (Burst My Bubble)
A Note from Aliza This layout is inspired by a super recent layout of Marnie’s about laundry. I just fell in love with the simple, simple design. I kept fighting the urge to add more “stuff,” and just let it be. (I did add a strip of paper on the left side, because I messed up my margins. It’s just there to distract you from my error. Shhh, don’t tell.)
June Fun Fact Could there be a road trip to Florida this summer? It’s still up in the air, so I am trying not to get too excited about it.
A Note from Cari I made this layout inspired by this post by Aliza Deutsch. In this post she talks about how to include lessons in our scrapbook. I also scraplifted the double page layout she showed in her post.
Of course this is a photo of one my favorites models my cat Lukas and papers from Seven Paper Baxter Cat collection that I was anxiously awaiting.
June Fun Fact I can't believe is June already! This year has fled!
13 BY TRACIE CLAIBORNE
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Capture by Basic Grey) + thickers (American Crafts) + die cuts (American Crafts) + fonts (Typenoksidi)
A Note from Tracie I was so excited to see this month's theme because I love so many layouts on Write.Click.Scrapbook. It was fun to read the blog posts from this past year and pick a layout that inspired me but hard to choose just one! My inspiration came from a layout by Lisa Borbely in the October 2014 Gallery. I used a 6x6 paper pad to punch my designs from and it made putting this layout together easy and fun!
June Fun Fact I love the freedom of summer. I'm looking forward to nights under the stars listening to music, hot days splashing in the sprinkler, juicy slices of watermelon (my favorite food), ice cream cones, fireworks, sparklers and grilled hot dogs!
A Note from Jennifer I was inspired by this page from Amy Sorensen last July called Capable of Glistening. I loved how she missed fonts and enlarged words, so I did something similar with stamps, handwriting, and stitching on this page about what I wish for my son.
June Fun Fact I can’t stamp straight, and I misspelled a word on this page and covered it up. I’ve learned to embrace the oops!
A Note from Lisa There were so many fun projects for me to choose from for this month´s theme! Here I chose Amy Coose's lovely layout. I love the diagonal design--it's so easy on the eyes isn't it?
Journaling Minimum journaling on this one. Just a page to keep the memory of my daughter getting in to the high school of her choice. Good job, girl!
FROM WHERE I STAND BY JENNIFER HIGNITE
12 x 12 | materials Digital Kit: Let-s-Go-Collection (Scotty Girl Designs), Digital Template: Year-of-Snapshots-Template (Scotty Girl Designs)
A Note from Jennifer This layout was inspired by Cristina C. Scrap's layout "Year 1" in the Back To School II (September 2014) gallery. I just love how she took a collection of photos taken throughout a year and put them together to showcase the differences! I was inspired to create a similar page using photos I had taken last year of my feet, and shared on social media with the hashtag "From where I stand". It was so fun to see all the photos come together :)
June Fun Fact We are moving into our first home this month and I am so inspired to paint and start decorating!! Pinterest is pretty much my new best friend :)
ZOMBIE HANDS BY AMY SORENSEN
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (scraps from my blue drawer) + alphabet stickers (BasicGrey) + alphabet stamps (Studio Calico) + blue marker (Copic) + font (LeanOSans)
A Note from Amy I've been using scraps a lot lately. I dug all of these out of my blue drawer. I was going for a sort of ombre look to go with Jake's Tshirt in the photo, but I also wanted diagonal lines which seem more "zombie" ish than straight ones.
I was inspired by one of Marnie's posts from back in March when our theme was favorites. She encouraged us to find a photo from a recent moment that made me smile. It made me think of this picture I had taken with my son Jake. (I totally had to bribe him with cake to take this picture. Luckily we were celebrating my birthday!) I had already blogged about it, but I decided it need to be scrapbooked too. Sometimes I wait too long and then I forget the original feeling I had about a picture, so I'm glad I took her advice and got this layout finished before I forgot what I wanted to say!
June Fun Fact This is the first June in five years that I won't be running the Ragnar relay race. (Due to a pesky lingering hamstring issue.) I'm pretty sad to be missing what has become a summer tradition. Hopefully by next June I'll be recovered.
1974-ISH ME, CALAIS, MAINE BY KATIE SCOTT
2 page, 12 x 12 | materialspatterned paper (Dear Lizzy, October Afternoon) + embellishments (BasicGrey, Crate Paper) + journaling spots (Anna Griffin) + mist (Maya Road)
A Note From Katie I was inspired by Amy Kingsford's Hello Lovely layout in the June 2014 Gallery. I love using circles on layouts, especially in a grid formation.
June Fun Fact I never thought I would, but after 27 years of living in Florida, I really miss my home state of Maine - especially in the summer when I long for authentic Maine lobster rolls.
OH THE HAIR BY MARNIE FLORES
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Glitz, Cosmo Cricket, Crystal Wilkerson) + doily (Gennifer Bursett) + font (Frenchy)
A Note from Marnie This is a remake of a sketch I made from Amy Kingsford's layout in the October gallery, Happy Scraps. I love the strips of paper and the overlapping photos. I loved it so much I made a sketch from it. For this gallery, I was all excited to have permission to use it again! ☺
June Fun Fact My pool body is in hiding but my pool aura is ready ready ready to party!!
Thank you for stopping by! Especially on our birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a fabulous day!
It's Jennifer Larson, and I have a confession to make: I love scrapbooking, so I have a lot of favorite things. On this page I did pretty much all of them. Even though I try to create pages with new ideas, it gives me a lot of satisfaction to go back to those favorite ideas and products and techniques. Here they are:
First, I used a kit, my March Scrapbook Circle kit. Using kits makes my product selection easier.
Next, I picked my favorite colors--yellow, orange, blue, and green.
I journaled in strips.
I sewed on the page.
I clustered embellishments.
And then some details:
Another favorite! I love mixing fonts/products for titles.
And layering embellishments.
Thank you for sharing my page! I know that sometimes we pressure ourselves to create something original each time, but why not just surround yourself with your favorites?
Being the child of the eighties that I am, fashion is so awesome right now with all its neon colors and big word shirts. I am sliding some 80s electronica in whenever I can in the car. And I tried to slip in some 80s videos until I realized how naughty they all were. Egad! Naughty John Hughes. So naughty. ☺
Another 80s trend I am happy to see return is the color blue in all its shades and glories. I am particularly drawn to light royal right now. And when mixed with a little pink? Mmm. Delicious!
How about you? What colors are you drawn to these days? A brand new one? one from the glory days? Or the same one as always. Do tell! And then go make a layout with it! :)
Hello and welcome to a brand new month of inspiration here at write. click. scrapbook! This month our theme is
All month we will be sharing our favorite things with you. From colors and patterns, to techniques and strategies. We hope that as spring begins to blossom around us that ideas and creativity will begin to bloom as well.
And speaking of spring, our gallery theme this month is
Let's look and see how our team interpreted our new theme. And while you are peeking, see if you can find four new designers who have joined us! And please leave them a warm welcome. We are so excited to have them join the family! As a reminder, feel free to head to the gallery album to see the layouts in a larger size and with the added journaling!
My Spring | Ewa Wesołowska
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper Shimelle Dowdy ( American Crafts ) + stickers ( American Crafts ) + others embellishments
A Note from Ewa My spring starts early. Out of town I have a little house with a garden. I love warm days and to work with plants. After whole day spent at fresh spring air I feel full of energy and I'm in optimistic mood.
March Fun Fact I'm sooooo honored to be the part of of this great team.
A Note from Tracie Here in the South, we've experienced a lot of snow and ice lately so I am particularly thrilled about the soon coming of spring. I picked up these American Crafts products at the Target $1 spot last week and they happened to fit this month's gallery topic perfectly! Staying within a collection of supplies made this layout come together quickly and it was fun to use stickers. I am and always have been a lover of stickers!
March Fun Fact I have loved write.click.scrapbook. since its inception and can't begin to describe how honored I am to now be a part of this lovely team.
Spring, Actually | Marnie Flores
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (American Crafts, Glitz) + journaling cards (Glitz) + hearts (Glitz) + fonts (1942 Report, Letter Gothic)
A Note from Marnie Spring is hiding in these parts, so I had to go looking for a spring photo in my old stash! Oh, those baby cheeks!
March Fun Fact I have St Patrick's shirts in the closet all ready and waiting for the big day! We love the green day around here!
bball | Celeste Smith
12 x 12 | materials kit (Just Jaimee & Mommyish Real Life in Pockets Love You Harder), font (Underwood Champion)
A Note from Celeste This layout shows how our spring typically begins with the snow melting and the fog rolling off of it on a 45 degree day. It’s amazing how 45 degrees can feel like 65 degrees after a long cold winter! I had fun layering some papers here. I love how the border keeps the eye from wandering off the top of the page.
March Fun Fact Will the snow ever end? I really can’t wait to see the grass again!
A Note from Valerie One of my favorite things about Spring besides warmer weather is the new baby chicks we purchase each year. The chipboard from the My Mind's Eye Jubilee collection includes fun silver feathers that were perfect for a layout about our funny fluffy chicken.
March Fun Fact My husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary with a trip to Puerto Rico last month.
September | Cari Orellana
8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (American Craft white) + patterned paper (Maggie Holmes Open Book) + embellishments (Maggie Holmes, Studio Calico) + mist (Studio Calico)
A Note from Cari My layout title is September, the first month of spring where I live (Santiago - Chile). This photo is from last September when Spring didn't want to show up yet and the days weren't as sunny as they supposed to be, but the flowers had already bloomed and it was very nice to see.
March Fun Fact Where I live everyone hate March! Is the month children go back to school, the summer is over and there are a lot of things to pay, but basically everyone hate it because is the back to school month. I don't go to school anymore, but I still hate March. hahaha.
Hello Spring | Cristina C. Scrap
12 x 12 | materials Bloom and Grow papers, Bloom and Grow elements, Spring Fling stamps, Bloom and Grow journaling cards (Mari Koegelenberg and Mommyish)
A Note from Cristina It feels like spring is so far, far away! I had to dig up some photos from last May to find some spring.
March Fun Fact I don’t mind winter and snow, but cannot wait for the warmer weather to arrive so that I can start wearing some lighter clothes and shoes.
Enjoy The Ride | Jennifer Hignite
12 x 12 | materials Andiamo digital kit, Andiamo Journaling Cards, stitched-grid-templates-vol-2 (Scotty Girl Design)+ fonts (Myriad Pro)
A Note from Jennifer This layout and most of my layouts spring from a starting point, a template. I love the look of basic grid templates to start my layouts. Where it goes from there, I never know but always the beginning starts with a template!
March Fun Fact Spring can not get here soon enough, I am so ready to dig our bikes out from under all this snow and get moving!
Signs of Spring | Lisa Borbély
8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (Studio Calico) + stamp (Becky Higgins) + font (Arial Bold, Arial) + washi tape (Cocoa Daisy)
A Note from Lisa I have been living in the same house since 2003 and we have recently decided to move. I will however always look for the snowdrops outside that house in the spring.
Welcome Back | Jenny Larson
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (October Afternoon) + stickers (October Afternoon) + acrylic letters (Heidi Swapp) + epoxy stickers (October Afternoon) + die cuts (October Afternoon) + pen (Copic) + metal charm (Webster’s Pages)
A Note from Jenny Spring in Minnesota tends to be pretty ugly—snowy and dirty and brown—but the moment the plants pop out of the earth gives me joy. When they finally blossom, that’s when winter is done! I made this page, when it’s below zero at the end of February, to nurture that joy.
March Fun Fact The last two years it has snowed in May. I know it’s not a fun fact, but as a gardener, I have to say I do not plant perennials that are so dainty they have to be nurtured through the winter. These flowers on the page are hearty and survive late snows, which makes me shake my fist in the air and say, “Take that, Winter!”
Our Little Spring | Becca Dickson
12 x 12 | materials kit (February 2015 Storyteller-Quinn by Just Jaimee ) + fonts (Lavandaria Sturdy, Traveling Typewriter)
A Note from Becca As soon as I think of the word Spring, I don't necessarily think of the season. I think of a bouncy spring, like in a trampoline, and am reminded of my always active four-year-old daughter. This photo was taken in the fall when we had Spring-like weather and my daughter begged to jump on the trampoline.
March Fun Fact I feel the need to wear green in some capacity all month long!
I Can’t Remember | Aliza Deutsch
12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper) + patterned paper (BasicGrey, We R Memory Keepers, Cocoa Daisy) + wood veneer (Cocoa Daisy) + stickers (October Afternoon, Evalicious, 7 gypsies) + fonts (Frente)
A Note from Aliza Really this is all I could say about spring at this point. It is such a distant memory. I also got to scrapbook about spring, while still recording some favorite snowy pictures.
March Fun Fact Purim is coming up this week, one of my favorite Jewish holidays.
A Note from Marnie I thought I had left bitter winters behind when I left Canada. And I had. Until I moved to Wisconsin. And then I again left them behind. Until this year. When I think the bitter winter found everyone. Everywhere. Please, come back, Spring, please?
March Fun Fact I have just finished watching season three of Call the Midwife. And now I have to wait for Netflix to get the next season. When, oh, when, pray tell, will that happen? I cannot wait!
Handstands & Cartwheels | Amy Sorensen
12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Pebbles, Inc and Echo Park) + foam alphabet stickers (American Crafts) + small and script alphabet stickers (October Afternoon) + flower stickers (Echo Park) + font (Ainsley)
A Note from Amy It's been a long time since I made a layout with a good, wide photo mat. I should do this more often!
March Fun Fact I planted a new batch of spring bulbs last October. I'm excited to see the daffodils bloom this March!
That's it for today! We hope that you enjoyed it. Please don't forget to leave a little hello to Ewa, Tracie, Becca, and Cari.