Saturday, March 21, 2015

Scrapbook, Tulip Thoughts

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Oh I've got a fun layout here!  I really wanted to try Scrap Our Stash's word challenge.  I had a great idea in my head that started as a single layout that changed two a double layout that ended up being a page and a half layout!  I used one of Bella Blvd's new Invisibles.  I really liked how it is fairly thick.  Much more sturdy than a transparency.  It really is going to add a cool layer to my little dude's scrapbook. So here is what I used for the challenge:
 
S-Stickers
T-Twine and Thickers
E-Enamel Dots
N-Numbers
C-Cork and Color
I-"Invisable"
L-Labels
 
When I started this layout is had eight photos on a 12x12, but it didn't leave me enough room for a title and journaling so I added another page.
 
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The two pages gave me too much space so I thought I'll just make it a half a page and only add a few extra photos.  Now I don't have any half page page protectors around.  I ended up cutting up one of my 12x12 in half and sewing the side up.  Then I sewed the half onto the another 12x12 so I could get a seamless look when they are open and not have a gap.  It worked surprisingly well.  Now I know there are some seamless double page layout page protectors out there, but I'm not aware of any one and a half ones.
 
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The numbers on my layout guide you to the number journaling.
 
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It was a good way to use up all those numbers I have!
 
 
And a process video to finish it off!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Scrapbooking, Tree Climber

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Hey it's Monday again and I've got one very bright and happy layout to share with you that I made for the Memory Nest's Make it Monday.  This is a really fun page with a bit of see through on it.  I'm trying to make more fun pages for my daughter's album.  She really has been enjoying looking at them a lot lately and she loves the interactive pages best.  So I shall be trying to make more interactive ones if I feel it works for the layout.

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 The photos I used were in landscape mode, so that definitely changed my layout a bit from the sketch.  I normally take things in landscape mode as I can get a better composition with a lot less effort.  You don't get much time to fiddle with your camera when you are taking photos of small children.  I know my kids will not pose at all.  I usually only get a second or two to grab my camera and capture a moment.
 
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The photos I used are really recent.  I don't normally use such recent photos as it normally takes me a while to print them, but I just had to scrap these photos of my daughter climbing.  I knew if I made this page quickly then I would have a much easier time with the journaling.  If only I could make all my pages this quickly!

And here is my process video!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Project Life, Week 4, 2015

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Here is week 4.  Sorry for the major glare in a few spots.  I like to take my project life layout photo while it is in the page protector and this day just happened to be very bright and sunny.  That's a rare treat for winter! I don't really have a ton to say about this page.  I did realize though that I had forgotten to include my cool HoloLens experience on the week before's layout.  Basically, I got to be a super secret test subject for a trial run for its big announcement.  Then I had to keep my whole experience a secret from everyone for five days until it was announced.  So, I could scrap that I no longer had to keep a secret for this week.  Let me just say, that it is so hard to keep something like that!  Secrets are not my strong point!  Anyways, I put this crazy tiny journaling on a little tag behind the photo with the wooden frame and I'm really happy with how that card came out.  I didn't think I could fit it all on there.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Project Life, Week 3, 2015

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Here is my week 3 layout.  I basically just used a bunch of project life cards for this week.  Most are Amy Tangerine ones.  I used so many because I basically wanted to get it done fast fast fast!  It was a really ordinary week.  I have a picture of my son shopping, watching the compost guy come, watching daddy leave, my daughter playing at my desk, her at preschool, and celebrating her stuff animals birthday.  Bear's birthday really should be in August because my daughter got him for her birthday when she was a toddler, but she had spent the entire week talking about how Big Bear (that's his name) needed to have a birthday party, so my husband caved and made birthday brownies.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Scrapbooking, Snow Bunny

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Hey everybody!  I'm excited to share my latest layout for the Memory Nest's Make it Monday.  I actually did something extra crazy this week, I made my first ever process video.  I hope you enjoy my babbles for 20 minutes of scrapy fun! lol.  I've been thinking about doing a video for a while, but it is a bit weird to hear yourself talk.  I definitely sound like I'm 12.  It shouldn't be weird because I used to make videos in college all the time.  A few close friends of mine will remember "Saskia's Corner."  It was an interesting little show where I interviewed people who lived in my dorm every episode.  Oh is was so goofy!
 
 
Hopefully if all goes well I might make some more.  Lets see if I can actually get somebody to watch it.  Maybe if I'm lucky I might even get a few people to watch it!

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So here is the layout my page is based off of.  I actually stayed fairly true to the sketch.  So rare for me!  I tend to drift far from them.  My pages do like to take me on journeys!

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Incase you aren't into videos, here are some detailed shots.  I did add that little like mini flair after the fact.  I found it on my floor and couldn't help but add it on!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Project Life, Week 2, 2015

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I just wanted to share my project life layout for week 2.  Since the week before has a see throughish card, I had one less spot I could use.  I'm actually glad because I didn't have much to put in.  We spent one day of the week mostly packing up, the next day trying to fly, another day actually flying, and another day unpacking and cleaning up from Christmas.  The good thing about flying is that I finally could use some of the million airplane embellishments I have.  I can't even remember where I picked up the airplane paper clip, but I got it way before all the cute and different shaped paper clips came out.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Paper Crafts, Baby Hotair Balloon Card

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So a couple of weeks ago I had to go to a baby shower.  Actually, we called it a sprinkle because this is her second child but her first girl so everyone wanted to get her some cute little girly things.  I thought I had a card, but I only had little boy ones so I quickly had to make one.  I stamped the images, colored it in, and made the flags stand out with some pop dots.  I was really happy with how simple and cute it came out.  What I didn't expect was how impressed my friend was with it.  She had to pass it around so everyone could see it.  Homemade cards are the best!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Project Life, Week 1, 2015

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I debated for a while if I was going to do project life...well attempt it again this year.  Last year I only made it to April, but I do plan to go back and finish it.  I do have a lot of partially done pages that just need to be finished off. 
Anywho, I've started this year off to a great start.  I'm actually getting
into a really good rhythm.  First, I discovered that I have to keep my pages simple.  Second, I've found how I like to print my photos and how to use them on the pages.  This has made the pages I've made so far go much quicker and I can actually get a page done in one night.  I'm a slow scrapper so that is amazing to me.  I just hope I can keep it up.
I usually like to use left over bits for my project life, but I could resist digging into a few new things that I picked up.  I couldn't resist picking up the I Am 6x6 pad from Simple stories and Frosty friends from doodlebug.  I had to use them right away.  I know the wooden hearts and I think the wooden frame were picked up from the closing of my local scrapbook store.  A big pet chain store wanted to expand so they terminated the scrapbook store lease and a couple other little stores.  They couldn't find a new place, so they had to close up.  Major bummer!  I tried to use up a bunch of gold embellishments.  I'm not a fan of gold and never ever use it, but it seems to be all the rage right now.  I have way too much of it.  I don't mind gold with purple though.  If only there was more purple in all the new stuff coming out!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Paper Crafts, Cupcakes

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I just wanted to share this little thank you tag I had made real quick for my neighbor who had given me some cupcakes.  I wanted a fun way to return the tin that the cupcakes were in.  I had to borrow the cupcake stamp from my daughter's stamp stash.  It's fun to have a quick little thing to color with my fancy markers!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Scrapbooking, Dream Away

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Cheers! It's Monday!  I really need to scrap a lot more photos from 2014.  My kids are growing so fast now.  I was just looking at my daughters hands and I can't believe how big they are getting.  Anywho, I wanted to share this layout I made for the Memory Nest make it Monday
 
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 As you can see, I definitely went on a bit of a journey with this layout.  Mostly, it was because I really had three photos that I wanted to use to tell the story.  So what I ended up doing, was I kind of zoomed out from the layout and expanded on it.  It's kind of a fun challenge to see how you can expand on a layout sketch.
 
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Now that I'm making two scrapbooks, one for each of my kids, I've been trying to challenge my self with different ways on to tell the same story.  This page is clearly for my little guy and how he slept through our entire hike of Mr. Rainier.  I can't wait to make one for my daughter and I'm planning on making it from her view!  It shall be very different.
 
So, I'm still on my purple kick.  With so few embellishments, I decided to make this black and purple dotted mini envelope.  One can never have enough dots!  I was planning on using some purple alphas for my layout, but alas, I didn't have enough A's!

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