Thursday, December 3, 2015

Take Two

I was checking the Victoria Marie Facebook group page  when I saw that one of this week’s challenges is to scrapbook about friendship. That is easy enough to do. I chose this pic of me and three coworkers and got to work (ha ha!).

Take Two

When it came to choosing a background color for this photo, I had a Goldilocks moment. The black patterned paper was too dark (though I use it as a strip along the top); white cardstock (my second choice) was too light. This light white/pale gray color I eventually chose ended up being just right. Plus it’s from a Tim Holtz paper pad that I’ve had for a while, and I LOVE using older products.

Which brings me to a list of the stashy items I used: the Tim Holtz paper, the pink vellum, the round sticker at the top of the page, and the yellow/pink flower diecut.

One of my biggest challenges when it comes to scrapping photos of friends is coming up with a title. I really don’t want 152 layouts that use “Friends” as the title, so my objective was to come up with something else. I ultimately went with “Take Two” because this was the second group photo we took. I explain things a bit more in the process video for this page, which you can see by clicking on the image below.

Hope you enjoy! I love the layers on this page, and the flair is fun too. So . . . challenge completed, and one more page is ready to go into an album. That alone makes it a success.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Oh, Hello!

Hello, and welcome to Getting Scrap Done! This is where I share my scrapbook pages and talk about ways to get what’s in your scrappy stash onto finished pages.


Since we’re chatting, I’ll tell you a little about myself. I’m Alyssa, and I’ve been gluing photos into albums since I was in middle school. I started doing traditional scrapbooking in 1998, and I’ve been scrapping—and doing scrappy shopping—ever since. I’ve had years where I scrapbooked very little (if at all), but I’ve never had a year where I didn’t add supplies to my stash.

In 2008, I started a blog where I posted about my life. I started scrapbooking again (after a bit of a hiatus) and began sharing photos of my pages there. While I love playing with new scrappy products, I started what I call a stashometer to encourage me to use items from my stash. In early 2015, I discovered scrapbook process videos on YouTube. In August 2015, I posted my first process video of my own.

And that’s how Getting Scrap Done was born. It started as a YouTube channel and I decided it needed a website to match. What you’ll see in both places is a girl who loves scrapbooking and wants to use up some of the stuff she’s bought in the last 15 years. I will share process videos, photos, and tips. I’m also hoping to create a gallery for my scrapbook pages. This will take time, and I’ll let you know as I add things.

So, let’s begin. It’s time to start Getting Scrap Done!

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