Archives for August 2016

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
Grace Islander –
Julia (The Art of Creating) –
Alyssa – Getting Scrap Done:
Michaela- Michaela Jordan Scrapbooking:
Scrappy Sisters (Katie & Jessica) –
Thedutchscrapper (Marloes) –


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

This Is Me

Long time no blog! I am several layouts behind, so I’m going to work on getting them posted. I like this one quite a bit.

This Is Me

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • This layout was my inspiration for the design. I really liked the flowers on the inspiration piece, but instead of using texture paste, I stamped and colored mine with gelatos. I think it looks nice, but I am still new to gelatos. I’d like to see if I can get them to blend a bit more. Something for the future.
  • I like the little pieces I used to embellish this page: the doily, the flair, the fabric sticker, and the tickets. Layering really does so much to improve a layout.
  • I’m still loving gold, so I used gold accents.

Here is the process video.

Until next time!

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