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 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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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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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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Saturday, August 27, 2016

This Makes Me Happy

I am so excited to be involved with a group of scrapbooking YouTubers who are making a dent in their stash! This is our first month, and our focus is on using punches! Here’s my layout for the YouTube hop,

You Make Me Happy

My nephew got married this month, and I loved working with this wedding photo. So without further ado, let’s talk about the layout.

  • As I mentioned, the focus of this month’s layout and video is using punches. I used a punch that had a set of three hearts on it. I punched several hearts out of the paper and used them in the two embellishment clusters on this page. Then I took a leftover piece of cardstock that had the hearts punched out and used it as a stencil. I applied several texture paste hearts to my niece-in-law’s dress. Once the paste dried, I added clear Wink of Stella glitter to add a pretty shimmer that helped the hearts stand out.
  • Although punches were the primary  focus, I also pulled patterned paper from my stash. The floral paper has been part of my stash for more than 10 years. I love that I was able to get it onto a page. The journaling piece is also something that I’ve had a while.
  • I did not use a sketch for this. I really wanted the photo to be highlighted, so I had it printed as an 8 x 12 photo and then added two embellishment clusters.
  • Once I had almost finished the layout, I wanted to add more dimension. I found the pretty resin flowers in coordinating colors, and I think they look great.

Here is the process video for my page:

Please check out all the participants in this YouTube hop. We’ll see you again next month for another video!

sweet girl designs https://youtu.be/ZemXx338OJg
Grace Islander – https://youtu.be/z-677m59Xc0
Julia (The Art of Creating) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVMHhxLW_bc&feature=youtu.be
Alyssa – Getting Scrap Done: https://youtu.be/nWWd7jYbNd0
Michaela- Michaela Jordan Scrapbooking: https://youtu.be/BqGksABQYNI
Scrappy Sisters (Katie & Jessica) – https://youtu.be/1ROXybl4Ikw
Thedutchscrapper (Marloes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiciRc0t4FE

 

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