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May’s theme is summer. Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as it shines and is summer themed.
Hey crafty friends! Welcome back for another project. This time I created a couples scrapbook layout using a baby collection. I wanted to show you to think outside the collection name or theme to create awesome pages.
It was the secret not secret kit club scrap party this weekend and one of the challenges was to scrap a member. This month was Laura Alberts and I found her on Instagram at takingascenicroute. The layout I chose was a couples one and focused her photo and embellishments in the upper left corner.
The collection I chose to work with was Bella Blvd’s Sweet Baby Girl. I had this out on my desk and figured using it would be a challenge. I took the more neutral patterns from the collection (i.e.: not ones with princess frogs or cute teddy bears) on them and got to work.
I had to be creative with the embellishments since the items in the kit were very theme specific. The embellishments I chose were some neutral items I keep like hearts, stars and sequins so I could reach for those. Some of the phrases stickers from the kit even worked.
I think the thing I am most proud of is the tag that is sticking out from the left side of my photo. It is a tag that I used a water brush and a gelato on. Since I’m not a mixed media guru I was really happy that I thought to use the product that way. I didn’t use any primer on my tag before and by using just a bit of water I didn’t have very much warping. Any I did encounter was rectified when I adhered it down to my page.
So what do you think of my scrap lift? Did I do Laura’s page justice? What things do you look for when scrap lifting someone?
Hey crafty friends! Thank you for joining me today for another baby girl scrapbook layout. I created this layout for the Bling On The Crafts blog hop. The links for all the other crafts will be below, but you can expect all types of sparkle from each one!
For my project I used a photo from our baby girls 3 month photo shoot and the Pebbles Spring Fling Collection. I’ve had this collection for probably two, almost three, years and it was perfect for this outdoor photo.
My bling for the hop came in the form of gold foil on both the pink and green banner pieces. I also added stickles to the center of the turquoise flower in the top cluster, and the wings of the green butterfly. The three pink hearts spread around the page are also shiny.
I also created a youtube process video for this layout if you’re interested in watching.
Thank you for joining me today, and be sure to check out all the other wonderful projects the other bloggers created for this!
On the first Monday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to bring you the #BlingontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a glittery, sparkly, shiny, shimmery, sequined, or “blingy” craft to share that goes with a monthly theme.
If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bling on the Crafts Facebook group. Next month’s theme is Cinco de Mayo!
Good day everyone and welcome to week four of the craft room challenge! This week we were focusing on craft supply organization. This is my favorite part of clean up. I LOVE to organize and I have several ideas to share with you that I think are just great! If you want to see where I started in this journey be sure to check out week one.
The first thing I want to share with you is how I store my bling and most used tools. The bling includes, enamel dots, stickles, gems, single colored brads, etc. Each color (or color family if I don’t have many) gets their own white basket*. The baskets come in a set of three from Dollar Tree. so it is very affordable to separate them this way. When I want a certain accent piece I can now just pull out that color basket and everything is right there. I also placed some shelf liner* on the bottom of the drawer so nothing slides around.
The tools are the ones that I used the most – think tape runner, sticker maker and tiny attacher. This is the top drawer of my Alex cube so it’s very accessible when I’m creating and easy for clean up after.
I store my washi tape and glitter. The storage is VERY similar to the bling, but I use long baskets again from Dollar Tree. I attempt to keep them color organized, but this drawer is our 22 month olds favorite to play in. I figure if arranging washi keeps her entertained for 20 minutes it really doesn’t matter what order they are in!
The glitter is in tiny bottles also from the dollar tree. I find these are perfect for putting a spoon in to scoop glitter out and the opening is large enough that pouring back in is easy. There’s less mess this way for me.
This is one of my favorite storage tips. I bought a bunch of 4×6 plastic photo cases off eBay (it was the cheapest place at the time) and each collection gets its own case. If I have two collections of the same topic, and from the same company, they will go in the case together each in a zip top bag to save space. I am still toying with how I want to label these. I don’t really care for the post it note as it block me from seeing what’s in the case, but I don’t want a permanent level either since when a collection is done the case will be re-used. Any tips for me?
I have been using this method for a long time, and it’s still working wonderfully for me.
I hope those tips gave you some ideas, and now it’s one to week five! This week we are to clean and decorate…if that’s your thing. Vacuum that floor – dust the shelves and hang some things up that make you happy and inspire you to create. I can’t wait to share the reveal with you!
Before you see the rest of the crafty spaces, please meet our lovely hosts:
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom
Now, let’s take a look at their craft rooms and spaces!