Do you scrap the good things and the not so good things? Like most of us, I tend to scrap the fun things, the things I want to remember and enjoy. Although I don't usually share them here on my blog, I scrap the difficult times too not only as a scrapbooker, but as a memory keeper.
My mom passed away last month, and being a memory keeper, I scrapped the program from her memorial service.
Embellishments were easy to pick for this, she liked flowers, the color blue, and then there's that sweet little bird. We had this thing between us that every time we would pass by a certain street/intersection in our hometown, we would try and count how may birds were sitting up on the telephone wire.
In the days since she's been gone, I still look up and count and tell her how many I see.
Hello friends!! Last week I was tagged by the amazingly talented Ashley Horton to
participate in a Scrappy Blog Tour that's been making it's way through the scrapbooking world. Ashley's layouts are always full of beautiful details, and she is the queen of hand stitching! Her work always inspires me and makes me think outside the box. As part of the scrappy blog tour, I will do a little Q&A and then
tag three scrappers for you to visit.
1. What am I working on right now:
This would be my most recent layout, using some of Heidi Swapp's new Project Life goodies, with a little bit of Maggie Holmes' Styleboard collection added in.
2. How long does
it take to create a project:
I work pretty quickly, a layout is usually completed in 45 minutes or less. If I'm adding in some hand stitching, or waiting for paint or a spray mist to dry, that can add on a bit more time.
3. What are my favorite things I love to
create with at the moment:
I start with the photo, and go from there. I don't usually "plan" a layout, so I'll just gather a mix of supplies and then start cutting and pasting! I like to have supplies out where I can see them, but look cute too. It's all about the cute...right? ;)
5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired:
Sometimes it can be something as simple as a color combination in a commercial on TV or an ad in a magazine. Pinterest and scrapbooking galleries are also a big source of inspiration too.
6. What is my signature
After scrapbooking for over 25 years, I still don't think I have a signature style. I like pretty papers, fun embellishments and mixing them all together. Here's some of my most recent favorites.
The blog tour continues next Friday with three more scrappers:
Danielle Higginbottom Brown
- Danielle is so good at mixing patterns and colors, she scraps her
cute boys and does Project Life too! At last count, she had already made
145 layouts in 2014!! Oh, and she posts yummy recipes on her blog too
Veronica Milan - Veronica is the name behind the Chic Tags company. She and her hubby run their own business, and have now added wood veneers and flair buttons to their list of scrappy products. I remember meeting Veronica for the first time at CHA earlier this year, within a few minutes I knew she was genuine and sincere. I had no idea at that time that I would end up designing for her and Chic Tags. I'm so glad our paths crossed.
Kris Berc - Kris can layer paper and flowers like magic! Her style is so very different from mine, I am in awe every time I see her newest layout and find myself asking how in the world does she do that? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to stop by Danielle, Veronica and Kris's blogs next Friday!
I have a pocket style layout up on the Chic Tags blog today, Even though I consider myself a 12x12 scrapbooker, I
like the pocket style too. This layout is about one of our summer
getaways, and will end up in our vacation album along with more 12x12
pages about the trip.
I like the idea of keeping little bits and pieces in the separate
pockets, why not a sand dollar and sequins! I used washi tape to seal
the edge closed.
Here's a new layout I had up on the Chic Tags blog using some of my favorite embellishments and a pic from our road trip up the California Coast last summer.
I wanted my photo (straight off my phone) to be the
center of attention, so from there it was just a matter of picking the
perfect pieces to highlight and accent my photo. I started by die
cutting my cardstock and layering it over the patterned paper. Next I
did some machine stitching on the sun rays, then added the cute Hello flair button right on top of my photo.
Here's a new layout I had up on the 3 Birds Studio blog using the Midday Medley collection and this great sketch.
If you’ve never tried using a sketch before, this might be a fun time to give it a go! There’s no right or wrong, it's just there for inspiration. For my take on the sketch, I followed the general design pretty close with just a few changes.
One element from the sketch that I didn't follow was the title and journaling placement. Instead of adding them below my photo, I added the journaling directly to the photo before printing, then added the title using stickers from the Sticker Flair Kit. You could also achieve the same look by writing directly on the photo with a “photo-safe” permanent marker, then adding your sticker title.