TWO awesome - Scrapbook Circle July 'Be Real'

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hello!  Today, I am sharing a simple page I created using the July ‘Today is the Day’ kit.  I wanted to document a couple photos taken with my phone of my two girls…One 12 and one 6, or 42…closer to my age! 😉

I filmed my process from start to finish, which you can find below, or click HERE to go to my YouTube channel.

We were sitting around on the porch watching the late afternoon pass us by.  Lola was so relaxed and settled for once, and the background made such a lovely contrasting sienna color tho the denim and black.

I painted a quick couple strokes of a pale aqua paint onto a light kraft cardstock for my background.  I added a couple pieces of patterned paper behind my photo, tearing a few of the edges.  I tucked lots of Elle’s Studio, Fancy Pants and Pretty Little Studio labels and tags underneath my photo.

Finally, I used a couple wood veneers that are Scrapbook Exclusive pieces in the July kit.  I added some journaling underneath the date stamp and added a few puffy stickers.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have an amazing day!

JUMP - The Crafter's Workshop

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hi there friends!  I am sharing a scrapbooking layout today perfect for summer fun!  I used 3 different stencils from The Crafter's Workshop to create this watery background for my photo from the lake.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

We just spent a lovely weekend at the lake with friends.  I took some fun action shots and slow-mo videos of all the kids jumping into the water.  I knew the photos would be fun to document, a beautiful day & summer memories, and it made me think of these sea/water stencils.
I used the 12×12 Sea Turtles stencil for the main design of the background.
I added this large stencil to cardstock that I had already loosely painted pale aqua acrylic paint using a brayer.
I used several spray inks to stencil this design onto a piece of white cardstock.

After the turtle dried, I used 3 or 4 of the Distress Inks shown in the photo to add ‘seaweed leaves’ in the corners of my background.

Deciding I needed a little bit of black, I used another stencil to add some of the ‘net’ pieces on this 6×6 nautical stencil.
Finally, I used a piece of this woodgrain patterned paper to stencil the smaller anchors in navy ink.
Obviously, I thought the woodgrain worked with the photo of the kids jumping off the dock.  Finally, I added some labels for the date & title, puffy stickers and photo corners.

Here is the finished layout!  The photo fails to grasp the kaleidoscope of blues and greens that were in our surroundings, but my goal was to capture a bit into my stenciled background.
Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!

smile - Scrapbook Circle July 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I am really excited to sharing something for this week's post at Scrapbook Circle using the 'Today Is the Day' July kit.  Helping coordinate the Blog, GDT's and our summer schedule has left little time for designing.  I wanted to create a simple graphic page with this patterned paper that would make my photo pop! smile_SBC_July 2016 border
 I made a start to finish video of my process…click below or HERE to see it!
I started by cutting this large stacked butterfly design on the Elle’s Studio paper with my Silhouette.  I thought this paper would be an eye catching way to include the die-cut words, as the center to each butterfly.
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I used an inch of the same patterned paper as a border, on the right side of the background.  I chose a few of the Elle’s Studio wood veneers and painted them matching colors using my gelatos.  I am a little crazy about color matching embellishments lately and these vibrant summer colors in the July kit are perfect for my current obsession!

I added most of the embellishments using a hot glue gun and added a few color coordinated stickers and die-cuts.  The ‘smile’ puffy sticker from Fancy Pants served as my title!  
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Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!
Have an amazing day!!

SEEING RED - The Crafter's Workshop July 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hi there friends!  Today, I am sharing summer on a page from an earlier post on The Crafter's Workshop!  Or at least, what lots of our summer Sundays look like.  I used 3 stencils, two 6×6 and a 12×12 version of one of the smaller ones.  I also made a process video you can find below!

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

You can click on the link below or find the process video HERE:

I wanted to document the Instagram photos my husband took of his tomato salad prep, step-by-step.  I thought this organized grid shaped stencil would be perfect for what I had in mind.

I used my Silhouette to cut a frame out of a 12×12 piece of cardstock with 9 squares cut out of it.  Using a couple scrap pieces of the negative cardstock and green tinted molding paste, I stenciled a few leaves.

I used a variety of Distress Ink, spray mists and molding pastes to create different patterns with that grid stencil, utilizing both the 12×12 and the smaller 6×6 in the same pattern.

I added the molding paste leaves and a couple stamps I punched out to add interest and dimension.  I also added some alpha stickers into the center square for my title.

I thought the repeated shapes in the stencil went well with the elements in the salad and complimented the photos without taking away from the vibrant pictures.

Here is the final layout.  I added stitching in both a straight stitch and zigzag pattern randomly around the page.  I added a couple geometric cork pieces, a date stamp and description to finish it off!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!  Have an amazingly summery day, or wintery, depending on your locale...!

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