Saturday, May 26, 2012

Scrapping from the Inside Out

The Scrapbooking from the Inside Out webpage and kit membership is very challenging. The journaling prompts encourage us scrappers to put our feelings and ourselves in our albums more. Here are two recent layouts I did for challenges on SFIO.  The first layout had a twist in the challenge to scrap without pictures. This was really difficult, but I did it! This was to document what gives me delight. The second layout is to celebrate my inner child. That picture is me at age 4! I was wearing one of my favorite dresses as a little girl. I loved the cherries on it, and I had the perfect cherry and cupcake items to go with a page.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Celebrate Silly Faces

This past weekend I celebrated JJ's silly faces captured on film. The non-perfect smile pictures should still be documented as part of life! No one smiles perfectly on every picture, and joy is shown with the biggest smiles that squish the eyes:)
I used sketches from Jillibean Soup and Studio Calico for these layouts:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Free Printables in Use

On this layout, I used a free printable offered through Creating Keepsakes Thanksliving! The "I Love" originally is green and brown, but I used black marker to change the color.  This layout uses the May Sketch it Sketch by Angela Horton. On this page, you can see the use of triangle design and the rule of 3's. I also used a black marker to faux stitch the x's around the blue print paper.

Monday, May 7, 2012

NSD Weekend in Review

I thought I would share all of the other layouts I completed for this jam-packed Big Picture weekend. On the previous post, I highlighted my favorite.
2) K & 8: This was a layout for Then and Now. On this layout, I sanded the die cut ruler to make it look more realistic. The arrow is lightly inked to give it some aging, too.

3) This was for the Reflective challenge on Big Picture. I used a self portrait mirror shot for this one. The die cut journaling tag had printed flowers on it which I added brads to give dimension.

4) I love this pattern paper with the circles! It reminded me of the gumballs.
5) I just love this film strip border from K & Co! I took some random photos when we went to the matinee to document our family movie days.
6) This was for a sketch challenge using this sketch:

7) This layout was for using 3 colors next to each other on the color wheel. I used yellow/green, green, and blue/green.

8) This layout challenge was to create a flag. I made three flags for the ferry boats on the dock. I included one of our tickets on the layout. Love using memorabilia!
9) This layout was created for the Pocket challenge. I loved this pattern paper! The green green grass in the main photo was my color inspiration.

10) This was the most challenging of all the challenges for me! It was to use a tossed aside item on a layout. This one just didn't come together for me. I'll probably re-use these photos in a different way.

11) This challenge was to document a childhood memory. I love this type of page. I enjoy creating pages with a vintage feel and documenting my childhood just as much as my son's childhood.

12) This page was used to show kraft in two ways on a layout. I used kraft paper, a kraft tag, and natural letters. I used a torn page to keep that "rough" look.

I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Big Picture Challenges

Wow! What a weekend! I hope everyone had plenty of time devoted to scrapbooking this weekend to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day. I completed 12 layouts--all of the challenges on Big Picture.

My favorite layout from the weekend was for Big Picture Challenge #1--making a fancy frame for a photo.
I used my paper piercer and a template to create the star. About every 1/2 inch, I created a hole. I started with the largest shapes, and then filled in with smaller brads and Heidi Grace dots.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Recipe for Fun

There's no better way to get creative than with a recipe challenge. A lot of the tough part is already taken care of! Here was a great one:

Easy 5-Step Recipe To Create Scrapbook Layout

Step 1:

Start with 3 patterned papers. Measure out 1/3 of each paper to use on your layout.

Step 2:

Add 1 Tbsp. all-purpose title, using letter stickers or a die-cut title.

Step 3:

Find 1 perfect photo and combine with the layout, stirring till smooth.

Step 4:

Create 1 baker's dozen journaling strips, blocks, or tags. Spread liberally over surface of layout.

Step 5:

Sprinkle on 3 clusters of embellishments, such as dashes of buttons or pinches of brads.

Here's what my layout looks like using patters from crate paper, jillibean soup, and Studio Calico. Letter stickers from Studio Calico. brads: Hot Off the Press, and printables found on Pinterest by Cathie Holden. The edges of the cardstock are distressed using a rough edge of a Plaid ruler. Everything is inked with Tsukineko. The plastic flowers are added with brads.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Preparing for National Scrapbooking Day

I am sooo excited for a long day of scrapbooking! I have some family fun to take care of--a movie and baseball--and then I am going to be-a-cropping! I have quite a list of challenges accumulated from Club CK: 1) Pinterest color palette, 2)Thanksliving challenge, 3) Issue Challenge, 4) One Little Word challenge, 5) May color challenge, 6) Weekly challenge using stars, 7) making a paper flower on a project, 8) Recipe challenge, 9) Scavenger hunt.

Whew! Plus, I am going to complete the Big Picture 12 hour crop class! I am hoping that some of these challenges will overlap each other as my creativity gets going. There is nothing like making one layout and satisfying 3 different challenges! 

My plan B is to save the challenges that are NOT due this weekend for later: Thanksliving, color challenge, and One Little Word. 

Happy Scrapbooking Day!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Masking Madness!

On this layout, I used masking with shimmery spray ink by Smooch. This is sooo fun! I use a box from a monthly kit--perfect size, since it contained 12x12 papers--to spray the paper and protect my table and stuff. In a few minutes, it's dry and ready to go! I never thought it would be that easy. No problem! Anyone can do this, and you really can't mess it up, I promise!

Some of the button centers are made from Epiphany Crafts punch and favorite patterned papers.