Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 05/13/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
The May Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is a Patterned Paper Party! Create a layout using THREE or more patterned papers from DIFFERENT collections.
Here is my layout:
Supplies used: EK Success Overton House Designs paper, Heidi Grace Designs paper, unknown stack paper, Making Memories Simply Stated Heidi Large White Alphabet Rubons, Stickabilities Alphabet Stickers, Prima Flowers, Michael’s rhinestones, and ribbon. Sketch from Imagine by Close to My Heart.
At first I thought it was going to be difficult to mix patterned papers because I have switched to buying packs because they are so much easier to coordinate. But what do you know…I have some really old paper! This challenge was a good thing because these papers would normally be my last resort. So single sheets here I come and this is what I came up with. The best way for me to mix pattern papers is to choose one multi-colored paper as a starting point, then find mono-toned or less busy papers to go with it. You can see this from my layout. I have the striped paper and polka dot papers (mostly covered) as my busy, multi-colored sheets. Then I added the pink flowered sheet, brown flowered sheet, green polka dots, and pink/green flowered sheet. I have a large supply of Making Memories alphabet rubons making those the first that came to mind. Even though I have a large stash, I do use them often. They are good quality and make a quick way to add a title, similar to alphabet stickers but with more letters to use.
Now I will share the funny part of doing this layout. I was as far as the pictures on the paper, just had to add a title and embellishments, when I realized that these are Christmas pictures – not birthday. I certainly wasn’t going to start over at that point. I decided that I did use pink and green so that’s close enough to Christmas colors. I was just focused on how well the paper matched her outfit and I guess that’s what happens when your child has a birthday so close to Christmas.
What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout. You have until May 29th.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 05/06/2013 12:30 pm by Wendy
Supplies used: CTMH Hooligans Paper Packet, Recollections Glitter Tape, American Crafts Elements Clear Mini Jewel Brads, Prima Black Rhinestones Flourish, and Making Memories Simply Stated Hand-Lettered Rub-on Words (Expressions). I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 02/27/2013 12:00 pm by Wendy
Supplies are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: Clementine Paper Packet, Color-Ready Cork Alphabet, Burlap Ribbon, Milepost Shapes (retired), Juniper Marker, Dimensional Elements Awards, Brown Bag ink (retired), Brown Bag cardstock (retired), Basic Grey Pearls, and Prima flowers. Challenges: Scrapbook.com – Page Maps Sketch Challenge
I used this Sketch Thursday sketch by rotating it and using one photo instead of two:
I am really happy with this layout. Cork, burlap, and corrugated items are not what I typically use and these items are bound to end up buried in my stash. So I am proud to have used them and I think I like it because I mixed them with other things that I do enjoy using, like flowers and pearls. I used the new CTMH Alcohol Markers to color the cork letters.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 04/30/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: Daisy Bucket Designs Paper, Prima Say It In Crystals, Kaiser Rhinestones, Kaiser Rhinestones Word, and unknown rhinestones.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 04/18/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
If I didn’t like paper scrapping so much, Studio J would definitely be my first choice for digital. Or I would use it if I had a big project that involved multiple layouts or many that coordinated I would use it. One of the changes lately in the Close to My Heart Idea Books is that the Level 1 layouts have changed from paper to Studio J. This isn’t a bad thing because it is so easy to use. As I look through the Idea Book, I find many of these Studio J layouts that I really like, however I have so many scrapbooking supplies that it makes sense to use these up. I’ve decided to start taking these Studio J layouts that I love, just like any other layout I would find online or in a magazine, and use it to create my own paper layout.
Studio J layout:
Supplies used: Making Memories Think Pink Slice paper, Close to My Heart White Daisy Cardstock, Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Close to My Heart Flip Flaps, Prima Iced Got Flowers, Kaiser Paper Flowers, My Mind’s Eye Kaleido Grams Small “5″, Me & My Big Ideas Rhinestone Word, and Close to My Heart Clear Sparkles.
These are some of my favorite pictures of my daughter. They replaced her school photos since at this age they no longer trade with their friends. I figured if it’s just for me and family why not get some really nice photos so we took a trip to a flower garden and got these great shots! I don’t have the flip flaps on yet because I wanted to take my picture without the glare of a page protector but I have a stack of 4×6 photos on the right page that will be attached to my completed page with a couple flip flaps. I am very happy that I like the page as well as I do the photos!
Tags: Cricut, CTMH, flip flaps, flowers, Kaiser, Making Memories, Me & My Big Ideas, MME, Prima, rhinestones, Slice, sparkles