Archives for November 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happy Treats

There’s always something a little fun about scrapping older photos. Such as this one, which was taken more than 30 years ago.

Happy Treats

Let’s talk about the layout:

  • What am I going to do if I ever run out of this woodgrain patterned paper? It’s from My Mind’s Eye, and I love it. I have a few more sheets, so I don’t have to worry about this now. But it’s definitely in the back of my mind. This paper creates a beautiful background.
  • I used this sketch for my layout. I have a couple of sheets of those woodgrain labels, and this was a great way to use a bunch of them. I stamped on some and wrote journaling on others.
  • Since the labels are a darker brown, I decided that was a good excuse to bring in some cork elements. I have a difficult time using them, but I like the way these look.
  • The blue patterned paper has been in my stash for more than 15 years. I think it adds a nice touch of retro.

Here’s the process video. Hope you enjoy it!

Until next time!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Remember

This year I decided to give planning a try, and I decided to scrapbook about planning. My layout features March.

Remember

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I did lots of mixing and matching when it came to products. The color scheme originated with my planner pages, so I started with green and dark pink and went from there.
  • I used a very big title because I needed something to stand out on this very colorful and busy page.
  • No sketch for this one. I just positioned the planner pages on the layout and created a few clusters in the empty space.

Yes, there is a process video. Check it out below.

Until next time!

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Friday, November 11, 2016

What a Treat

A year ago I signed up to attend my first-ever scrapbooking retreat: the Victoria Marie Scrapbook Retreat. I was so, so sick and needed something to look forward to. I hoped I would be able to figure out my asthma/allergy problems in a year.

The month of the retreat arrived, and my lungs had been doing much better. I was excited but nervous, and my anxiety grew as the event drew near. I have social anxiety, and I was anxious about whether I would enjoy being around so many people, whether I would have everything I needed to create pages, and what it would be like to travel with so much medical equipment.

I’m so pleased to say I had so much fun! Victoria greeted me when I arrived, and the other scrappers were so warm and gracious. I enjoyed the venue as well–it had a nice, large room for scrapbooking, the bedrooms were comfortable, and the food was just lovely! My fave was a dessert (of course), a tasty spice cake. And the crop room even had Diet Pepsi. Do you know how rare and amazing that is? LOL.

retreaters2

Aside from a trip to Tuesday Morning (I hitched a ride with Angie) and a group lunch, I stayed at the venue and scrapbooked. There was a comfortable, friendly atmosphere with chit chat and jokes. One table was set aside as a spot for people to leave products they no longer wanted. I have to admit I took a few items from that table (OK, maybe more than a few), but I used some of them on pages I worked on at the retreat, so I figure it’s justified. I also used some of my Tuesday Morning purchases as well.

I left feeling like all these women are my friends, and that friendship continues through Facebook connections. I had a wonderful time. This retreat was a true getaway, and such a treat! I loved waking up and just being able to sit down and scrapbook. And I stayed up late to scrap as well.

I managed to put together 21 page kits to take with me. I finished 14 pages and had 3 more that are about halfway done. I’m happy with that. You can see the pages I made in the layout share below.

I’m signed up to go again next year. Can’t wait to see these crazy, wonderful women again!

Retreaters

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Friday, November 11, 2016

56 Years & Counting

I stole this photo from my brother’s Facebook timeline. But I really couldn’t help it. It’s such a great picture of my parents.

56- Years & Counting

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I used this sketch for the layout.
  • The vanilla paper for the background is from my stash of Club Scrap cardstock. Always good to use some of that.
  • It’s hard to find flair that doesn’t use a white background. But I finally managed it. That’s where it helps to have a large stash. :)

The process video is below. Hope you enjoy!

Until next time!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

This Reminds Me of a Joke

I participated in another YouTube hop. This one is about creating your own background on a scrapbook page.

This Reminds Me of a Joke

Let’s jump right to the layout.

  • I had a false start on my background–started one and then discarded it. I eventually used texture paste and mist to create my background.
  • Two photo strips are the focus of this project. I wanted to do something a little different with them, so I cut them and spread them across the page.
  • The black ribbon is from the wrapping around a Felicity Jane kit.

My process video is below, but keep scrolling for links to the other videos in the hop.

The Art of Creating: https://youtu.be/iFwKXyHf7vM
Alyssa – Getting Scrap Done: https://youtu.be/92SJuKk4lT0
Until next time!
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