Friday, May 26, 2017

Next Time Keep Right

Whenever I take a trip there is usually some kind of misadventure. I consider myself lucky if there is only one. :) I took a trip last month that started with me making the wrong choice when I came to a fork in the road, probably because I didn’t realize I was at a fork. My drive ended up being a bit longer than expected. Oops!

Keep Right

Now, let’s talk about the layout.

  • This layout fits in three of my video series: Scrapping the Spectrum, Memorabilia Medley, and Something Old Something New. The map patterned paper is easily 15 years old or more. I knew it would come in handy eventually. I have a few scraps left, and I’m going to try and use those up soon.
  • Here’s the sketch that inspired me.
  • I created this layout for a challenge in the Victoria Marie Facebook group. Fun times on International Scrapbook Day.

And here is the process video.

Until the next one!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Did Someone Say Nap?

It has been too, too long since I’ve posted on the blog. I’ve been in a bit of a scrapbooking funk but am now getting back into the groove. I’m excited for International Scrapbook Day tomorrow and have ordered new photos to play with. In the meantime, though, here’s a layout I did last weekend.

Did Someone Say Nap

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I created this page for a challenge on the Victoria Marie Facebook Group. Victoria created a sketch that features three photos. I kept the general design but used one giant photo instead. I love this photo of my poodle, Clayton.
  • I cut out the bottom speech bubble from the title card and used it as a template to cut out a speech bubble from patterned paper. I added “nap” with Thickers and popped up the speech bubble with pop dots.
  • This is a pretty simple layout that came together quite quickly. It’s nice to have one of those every now and then. :)

Of course there is a process video for this layout. Hope you enjoy it.

Until next time. :)

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Sweet Faves

Every now and then, I get some paper in a monthly subscription and think, “How the hell am I going to use that?” Case in point: this paper featuring candy. This came in a Messy Box and I had no idea at the time how–or even if–I would use it.

Sweet Faves

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • Victoria Marie came to my rescue here. She had a challenge to scrapbook a top 10 list. I was trying to use up Messy Box supplies, and once I saw this paper I knew I would use it to make a page about my favorite sweets.
  • This layout is part of my Something Old, Something New series. The orange and pink patterned paper is the “old”–it’s a paper from TLC that has been in my stash for more than 10 years. Messy Box paper is the new.
  • I didn’t do a lot of embellishing on this page. The paper itself is so busy I felt it made enough of a statement on its own.

So that’s it. If you want to see how this one came together, check out the process video.

I’ve got more coming soon. Until then, take care!

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Friday, December 16, 2016

All Is Calm

One of the easiest ways for me to get into the holiday spirit is to scrapbook Christmas photos. I saved several photos from last year for this purpose; this is one of them.

All Is Calm

I’ll start with this–I love this photo! I was so glad to get this pic of my boys curled up on their pillows by the Christmas tree. Now, let’s talk about the layout.

  • I used vellum on the right side of the page. It has a copyright date on it from 2000! It’s crazy that I still have products that old in my stash–and I still have at least one more sheet of it. I think it looks great here, though. I paired it with some Felicity Jane papers, so it’s part of my Something Old, Something New series.
  • I got the idea for the title from the vellum, which has lyrics from a Christmas carol. Not the same song, but it started some Christmas songs going in my head, and that led me to my title. I embossed the larger letters with gold embossing powder.
  • Here’s the sketch I used for this page. I like how it showcases the paper.

So that’s this layout. If you want to know more, check out the process video.

I’ve got more Christmas layouts to come. Until next time!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hello Kenda Christmas

Once upon a time I got snowed in on Christmas Day and couldn’t go anywhere. And then I made a layout about it. 

Kenda Christmas

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • Here’s the thing: grid layouts are a bit of a challenge for me. I struggle to layer things on the different parts of the grid. Yet grids are a great way to use up multiple cards—I have a bunch left from my time as a Messy Box subscriber. So I’ve got to go for the grid every now and then.
  • In this case, I did get stuck when it came to the layers. I got unstuck during a trip to Tuesday Morning, where I found some Christmas-themed layered stickers. I saw them and knew they’d be perfect for this layout. That helped me complete the page.
  • I have some brushstroke stamps that mimic the card on the top right. So I used them to create a stamped border around the layout.

My process video for this one is short and sweet.

So that’s my layout. Be back next time with another one.

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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

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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Monday, October 31, 2016

Bearded Besties

This is one of my favorite photos from this year, and it was fun to scrapbook.

Bearded Besties

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • This is the first page I made at the Victoria Marie Scrapbook Retreat. It uses a variety of products, so it is part of my Something Old, Something New series. The fibers, stickers, and Thickers are all from my stash.
  • I used a layout from a magazine as inspiration for the design.
  • The black “splatters” on the top left of the page are part of the patterned paper. I added mist to the bottom right to coordinate.

There’s also a process video for this layout. Hope you enjoy it!

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