Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Enjoy the Little Things

It isn’t every day you get your picture taken with Spiderman. Or that Spiderman gives you a lift. I was lucky enough to get a ride, and it was definitely a scrapworthy moment.

Enjoy the Little Things

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I used this sketch for my layout. Since I didn’t have two photos for my page, I used one photo along with a 4 x 6 card.
  • I have mixed feelings about the text paper I used as the background paper. It’s a great pattern, but I think the two patterned papers with text on them compete a bit. If I were doing it over, I’d probably choose something different for the background.
  • Speaking of do-overs, I’d probably find another place for the journaling. I feel like it’s all crowded in the spot available for it. I might have done hidden journaling underneath the photo or on a tag tucked behind the photo. But I don’t dislike this page enough to redo it.

Want to know more? Check out the process video below.

Thanks so much for visiting. Until next time. :)

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Laugh Today

Sometimes I scrapbook amazing photos that are almost artistic. Then there are photos like this . . .

Laugh Today

As you can see, it’s not a perfect photo. But I love the story behind it, and that’s why I scrapbooked it. Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I did a lot of multimedia on this page. I started by adding ink to the background and then layering gold texture paste in three places on the layout.
  • I used this layout as inspiration for the design of my page.
  • The wood veneer pieces were the last things I added to this layout. They add a nice bit of dimension.
  • I’m including a closeup of the journaling below so you can read the story behind the photo. My sister and I laughed so much when I went through my photos later and we saw this one.

Laugh Today Journaling

If you have a few minutes, I hope you’ll check out the process video.

Thank you for visiting. Until next time! :)

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Model Behavior

A soft color scheme was perfect for this photo of me and my niece Stephanie.

Model Behavior

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I used the multicolor stripe paper to come up with the color scheme for this page. It was a little tricky because I kept finding adorable pink and orange embellishments. But I use pink so often in my scrapbooking that I wanted to do something different on this layout. I’m delighted with the results.
  • Here is the sketch I used for this layout.
  • The yellow script and floral paper is from my stash. It is a very thin, single-sided design that I’ve had since the early 2000s, so this layout is part of my Something Old, Something New series. I considered using it as the background for this page, but it would have been too overwhelming.

For more information about this layout, check out the process video below.

Until next time! :)

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Protector

I love creating layouts about my two little fuzzy butts. This one features Curly Cue.

Protector (700x646)

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I have lots of scraps, and I’m making an effort to use them more often. I pulled out and used a bunch here.
  • I used this layout as a sketch for my page.
  • The brown triangle paper is actually a heavyweight diecut. It was originally a vanilla color that I misted so it would coordinate with the multicolored patterned paper.
  • I love this color scheme! I just went with the colors of the dog-themed paper. And speaking of that paper, it helped me choose the background paper as well. I love how the light gray woodgrain paper looks with it.

If you want to know more about this page, check out the process video.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next time. :)

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

This Is How I Roe

I decided to do something with a bunch of my selfies from earlier this year. That’s how this layout came to be.

How I Roe

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • Here’s the sketch I used for the design of this page.
  • The number of patterned papers combined with the four photos make this layout pretty busy. For this reason, I kept the embellishments minimal in two small clusters.
  • I created this layout for a challenge to scrapbook a selfie. Since I used four photos, I guess I’m an overachiever. :)

Of course there’s more to this process. You can watch and learn more in this video.

Thank you for visiting! Until next time.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Smitten

I often scrapbook photos of times when I go out and do fun things, but it’s great to preserve everyday photos as well. Like this one.

Smitten

My boy is beautiful, and I love this picture of him. Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I used this sketch for my layout.
  • This layout uses papers from a new product kit: the Fairytale Club. I am not a subscriber but did buy the first kit. It includes poodles, y’all, so I really had to. Yes, they are show cut poodles (I prefer the kennel cut or lamb cut), but I’m not gonna be picky.
  • The texture paste is a good color for this page, but I wish I had chosen a different template and had covered more of the page. Right now it looks a bit random to me. I don’t dislike it enough to change it, but that’s what I would do differently if I could go back.

If you’d like to know more, check out the process video.

Thanks for visiting. I’ll be back soon with a new layout and video.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Let the Sunshine In

I know some scrapbookers are tired of pink and aqua. I’m not one of them–I still love this color combo!

Let the Sunshine In

I love this selfie, and I love the story this layout tells. So let’s get to it. :)

  • Here’s the sketch I used for this page. I used one larger photo instead of four smaller ones, but the design is much the same otherwise.
  • I struggled to come up with a title, so I asked the Two Peas Refugees for help. They asked me about the story I wanted to tell with this layout, and that got me on track. Once I knew I wanted to focus on light and sunshine, the title came easily.
  • I used texture paste to add color to the diamond diecut. It was hard to get even coverage, and I had to cut out the paste from the center where the words are. It ended up fine, but if I had to do it again I would use mist instead. It would give the piece a similar look without the work.

Watch the process video for more information about the layout.

Thanks for visiting! See you again soon.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Make It Happen Today

You can never have enough layouts about donuts. So here’s another one.

Make It Happen Today

This layout makes me happy. Probably because donuts make me happy.

  • I used this sketch for my layout.
  • I don’t use the color kraft much, but it coordinated with the patterned paper on the left and—importantly—draws the eye to the photo. So it seemed like a great choice to use kraft for the title, which helps it stand out.
  • This page is part of my Memorabilia Medley series. I used part of the bag (the “You deserve a donut” piece) as a main embellishment.
  • I had to add more texture paste once I was finished with the layout because I had covered most of it up with paper layers.

There’s lots more information about the layout. Learn more by watching the process video.

Thank you for watching! See you next time. :)

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

High Five Paw

One of my toy poodle’s nicknames is Claws. This is because he uses his front paws a lot, especially to get attention. This makes it fun to do high five with him.

High Five Paw

Now, let’s talk about the layout.

  • Here’s the layout that inspired this page.
  • To add color to the paw prints, I took a small paintbrush, dipped it in mist, and added it to the page. I wanted to add more definition to the circles, so I stamped a circle on top in the same color.
  • Since I used a lot of older products, this layout is part of my Something Old, Something New series. The new items I used were the paw print template and texture paste.

For more info about how I made this page, check out the process video.

Until next time. :)

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Onstage

I have loads of photos waiting to be scrapped. One thing I don’t scrap as often is memorabilia—and I’ve got a bunch of that too. With this page, I finally got some memorabilia out of storage and onto a page. Hurray!

Onstage

The memorabilia is a program and a ticket for a play my niece did in high school.

Let’s talk more about the layout.

  • I knew that the program would take up a bunch of room on the page, so I didn’t use a sketch for the page. I decided to figure out where the program would go and then just place everything else around it. This worked out all right, though I wouldn’t call this a perfect design. I’m pleased with the page nonetheless.
  • How to adhere the memorabilia is always a question. In this case, I did some hand sewing along the bottom and the two sides of the blue floral paper to create a pocket for the program. Hand sewing is always time consuming, but it wasn’t too bad in this case. As for the ticket, I tucked that behind the photos with most of it in sight.
  • I love the little pops of pink on this page. The pink diecuts and texture paste stand out against the blue and gray on the layout.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out the process video.

Until next time. Be back soon!

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