Monday, October 28, 2013

Scrapbooking, Guestbook

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I always look forward to when Scrapfriends comes out with a new sketch.  I just love the splatters!  Anyways, I knew I just had to use this sketch for some guestbook cards from when I got married a few years back.  I had just found them again and I've been trying to find fun ways to get them into my wedding scrapbook.  It has been such a blast reading them!
I tried using gelatos on this layout, but I mostly made a mess and warped my paper a bit.  I know lots of people are loving them, but I'm really not much of a fan.  I'll give them a few more tries.  Maybe I'll find a way to use them that I like.

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I've had the wooden envelopes for a long time just waiting for a good layout for them.  I'm so glad to finally use them!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Scrapbooking, This Way

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I made this page for another great color challenge with a fall theme going on over at the Memory Nest right now.  I was really inspired by the gray color.  It isn't a color I normally think of for fall, but I loved using it as a base.  I stamped a bunch of leaves onto the background to bring out the orange, but the laves were a bit too distracting, so I ended up water coloring some of the page orange to tone down the leaves a bit.  I also painted some vertical lines yellow to mimic the corn even though yellow wasn't exactly in the color challenge.  Finally, if you look at the upper right corner you can see I made a spot for the map.  I tried to make it in such a way that the map would hide the little bit of blue and pink that was on that paper.  I couldn't find any other way to hide that blue and pink.  I didn't have any embellishments that were big enough to cover it without loosing the grid work.
 
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I had a lot of fun adding a variety of embellishments.  My favorite is the Doodle Bug brad.  I also am loving the title.  It totally reminds me of bending my way through the corn maze.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Scrapooking, Perfect Moment

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I was trying to do some cleaning and found some of my wedding photos and really wanted to scrap one.  The paper girls have a sewing challenge going on right now and I knew it would be perfect for my wedding photo.  I sewed around the outside with my sewing machine. I knew I wanted to hand sew the ombre feather and I'm really happy with how it came out.  Of course, I did some water color again because I'm on a water color kick.  I also decided to make my journaling hidden because it is a really crazy story about some killer squirrels that goes with this photo.
 
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Scrapbooking, Pumpkin Patch

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I loved how the water color background turned out for my son's page so much, that I had to try it again.  This time, I thought I would make a two page layout for my daughter's book since it has been a very long time since I've tried one.
 
I wanted to scrap these pumpkin patch pictures from last year because we were just about to go to the pumpkin patch again and I thought they would help me get into the fall mood.  I just love fall, but the weather in the pacific northwest is so unpredictable this time of year.  You never know if there is going to be a sunny day to go pumpkin picking so you have to take advantage of one when it comes!
 
Scrap Our Stash had their Tic Tac Toe challenge again, so I thought I would give it a go.  I went right down the center and did 3 buttons, decorative pins, and wood veneers.  I scattered buttons randomly onto the page.  I used up the little joy pin from Little Yellow Bicycle that I had laying around still.  I also added a little wooden heart.  I wanted to add more wooden veneers, but nothing else would cooperate with me.
 
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Scrapbooking, Little Dude

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Oh I'm so in love.  I finally got to scrap a photo of my little dude!  I love the softness of this page.  I made this page for The Memory Nest's ombre challenge.  It's a fun one so head on over there and try it!
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I wanted to include the date he was born, but I changed it up a bit.  I colored in the july (the paper is a journaling card from doodlebug) to show his birth month and put some number stickers in the lower right of the photo for the day.  I stamped the year on the tab and used a heart for the zero.
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My favorite part is the little elephant stamp because it hints to the elephants in my little dude's blanket that I almost destroyed.  Thank goodness for some rit dye fixing stuff.