Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Celebrate

Time to play a little catch up on the blog. Here’s a page I created a while ago (also known as last year).

Celebrate

It was nice to get these lovely photos scrapped. One is obviously prettier than the other. Ahem. But anyway, I had my 15-year work anniversary in 2014, and my coworkers decorated my cubicle with something I love. I remember I was very sick that day, but it is still a great, great memory. Now, about the layout.

  • I was inspired for the design by this layout.
  • Lots of multimedia here. I think I went a little overboard with the ink drops, but I still like the colors.
  • I used flowers on this layout for the first time in a very long time. They were originally white, but I used spray ink on them to change the color.

And here’s the process video. Enjoy!

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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Real Fantastic 4

It’s not every day I get to go to a movie when I’m at work. So I appreciate–and scrapbook–it when I do. :)

Real Fantastic 4

Time to share a few things about this page:

  • I found this layout on Pinterest and used it as my inspiration for this page. Right down to the pen outline around all the patterned paper. I haven’t done this look in a while, but I really like it.
  • I bought four sheets of that multicolored icon paper back when it first came out, and I’m finally getting around to using some of it.
  • Other items from my stash include the pink and white patterned paper, the blue scrap of paper I use for the banner, and the light pink cardstock under the photo cluster.

For more info about this layout, check out my process video.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hello 2016

This layout seems like a good way to kick off blog posts for the new year.

Hello 2016

I like to create a title page for my album with each new year, and I even created this one a little early. I came up with the idea for this page because I knew I wanted to use my mega date stamp. I stamped the two dates in two different colors to mark the change of the year.

While most of the items I used are new (or newish), I did pull the pink patterned paper I used as the frame for the whole page and the off-white cardstock I stamped on from my stash.

You can hear more of my thought process while I created this page in my process video below.

Happy new year!

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Together

It’s no secret that I love scrapbook sketches. They help by giving me a starting point for my page design. I am always on the hunt for sketches that would work with photo strips. I have a lot of them–the photo strips, I mean. 😉

Together

Here are a few things about this layout.

  • I used this sketch.
  • Crazy cat images on a photo strip? I love them.
  • I kind of went a little mist crazy on this page. I think it looks pretty good on the right side of the page, but it’s a little funny on the left. Thing is you can’t really control what mist will do. It’s like an out-of-control teenager.
  • I went through a flower stage a few years ago, and it was nice to get a few on this page. They were a little big, though, so I trimmed them a teeny bit.

For more information, check out my process video. You can hear all about my battles with foil.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Happy

My niece asked me to scrapbook this photo for her. I decided to make it simple: white background, a bit of mist, and a lot of layering.

Happy Santa

I gotta say I love the way Heidi Swapp’s gold Color Shine looks. It’s always so pretty, and I use it on many layouts these days. I am also very happy about the amount of stash I’ve used here. Those paper layers behind the photo? All from my stash. So is the red washi tape, journaling sticker, and Santa diecut. I’ve had the latter for so long I wasn’t sure he’d ever land on a page. Maybe there’s hope for the elf and nutcracker diecuts too. :)

Since the layout is pretty simple, the process video is short. Check it out below.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

2011 Greetings

All scrapbookers have pages they are proud of. That’s the case for me with this one.

2011 Greetings

As I’ve been reorganizing my scraproom, I came across some Christmas cards from 2011. One of my usual techniques when it comes to creating layouts to hold cards is to use some vellum and stitch a few rows. My sewing machine is out of commission, though, so I had to come up with something else.

The pouch is from the Pinkfresh Studio embellishment kit. Pinkfresh no longer does this monthly kit, but I was a subscriber for five or six months, so I had some pouches. I cut off the top flap of the pouch and used some 1-inch strip glue dots to adhere it to the page on three sides. Then, of course, I embellished the pouch.

I liked this layout so much that I created one for 2015 as well.

2015 'Tis the Season

I am so excited to be able to put this year’s cards right into this pouch once the season is over. They will be all scrapbooked before the year is done!

I am also very pleased to say that much of the products I used are from my stash. The Christmas trees and poinsettia decorations? I’ve had them for longer than 10 years. The cardstock I used for both pages is from Club Scrap, which means it’s been around a while too.

Also something to note: on the second page, I was thinking of using red enamel dots, and then I realized the Thickers font I used for the title also has lots of punctuation pieces on it. So I added those instead.

For more info, check out the process video below.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Scrapbooker Problems

You know how there are first-world problems? There are also scrapbooker problems, and I decided to scrapbook about one of them: Thickers, Thickers, everywhere. They aren’t a problem by themselves–in fact, I love them–but they do tend to sneak onto clothes and then fall off somewhere. So then I’ll later find a “q” outside in the back yard (this really happened) or a “k” in my bedroom (ditto; see the photo below).

Scrapbooker Problems

I took several sets of Thickers where I had used up all the vowels and placed them on a gessoed piece of white cardstock. Then, I covered everything with light blue paint. I love the effect this created.

As for the stash, the blue blueprint paper is more than 10 years old. Some of the gessoed Thickers and the stickers are also from the stash as well.

Feel free to check out my process video below. And I’d love to hear about your scrapbooker problems!

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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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