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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! Thank you for joining me today for another project reveal for the Southern Girls Challenge. For the challenge this time we were asked to use die-cuts of some nature. I chose to create this baby girl scrapbook layout showing our daughter when she was just six months old.
If you’ve been reading along for a bit you’ll know that I’m part of the Secret Not Secret Kit Club. Once a month they have a scrap party, and for one party we were sent a mystery bag of items we had to use on a page. It contained two types of die cuts so when I opened it I knew exactly what project I wanted to use it on. I upped the ante though, and use a third kind!
In my mystery bag was two die cuts – an open heart and a solid one. I tried watercoloring the solid one and the paper disintegrated. I used some gold glitter die cuts I had around to replace it. The open heart I backed with some pattern paper from the Pebbles Spring Fling Collection. The third kind of die cut was the hexagons you see in the upper left and lower right. Some are outlined in white and some in black to make them stand out again the page.
In case you’re curious the other things in the mystery bag were the doily, label and cupcake liner that are behind the photo, the two gold tags, the crepe paper at the bottom of the photo, the black twine through my tag and the piece of straw that is cut in half and stapled in each corner.
Well, I think that’s it for now. Please let me know if you come and join the die cut challenge and I want to make sure to see your creations! Oh, and if you’d like to see another layout from this paper collection be sure to check out Smile Baby Girl.
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?
Welcome back craft friends as I share another scrapbook layout with you. I created this layout as part of the scrapping party over at the Secret Not Secret Kit Club Facebook page. There was a sketch created by Eileen that we were able to interpret to our liking.
I stuck pretty close to the sketch except for my embellishments. Since I used a camping collection for this layout the embellishments didn’t match my theme so I had to make my own. I used punches, inked the shapes and added some doodles to make them interesting. The other items are small stickers from a totally different collection that was family themed, but matched the color scheme of the papers.
I really enjoyed this sketch because it lent itself to using a 6×6 paper pad. As with most people I have way to many, and use them way to much. It felt good to get some of it used. I previously used this collection to make a cookout invitation that you can see here.
I originally started this layout on white cardstock, and I kept looking at it and not liking how it was coming out. Additionally, I tried outlining, more doodles, etc and nothing helped. Once I pulled everything up and tried a black background…wow…did it look so much better. The bright colors just popped in a way they didn’t on the white. Don’t be afraid to try a dark background when something just doesn’t seem to be going the way you like.
Thank you for joining me today, and reading about each project I created. I love hearing your feedback and I’d love to see any projects you create as a result.
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Doodlebug Happy Camper 6×6 Pad
1 3/8 inch circle punch
Simple Stories Family Frenzy Stickers
Hey crafty friends! Now that my desk is cleaned off I’m very happy to be back sharing a new layout creation with you.
I created this layout as part of challenges at the Secret Not Secret Kit Club. We were challenged to make a summer scrapbook layout during the cold of winter, and man is it cold. It was 8 degrees when I woke up this morning so I’d say it count as cold.
I used a VERY old kit from My Creative Scrapbook, and it took me a minute to be okay using the pink on a picture of my boys. I’m very glad I did though because I think it came out well.
All of the paper layers under my photo are project life cards. They came with the kit, and since I don’t do pocket scrapbooking, I challenged myself to get them on a page somehow. Clusters in the upper left were created with small portions of 3×4 cards as well.I just love how this came out, and really wish I had done a process video to go with it to show how I managed to get all the layers just right when I wanted them. The next set of kit club challenges is in mid January, and I can’t wait to complete more. Can you believe I finished four layouts in two days!?
Well, I better get back to creating. Thanks for stopping in with me today and until next time…keep crafting!