Remember last week I told you that I really need to get caught up on my Christmas scrapbooking? Well, I am still working on it, so I have another project to show you today!
This 12×12 layout was created with a stack called “Christmas Memories” from DCWV – kind of appropriate, don’t you think? The pictures were all from Christmas baking last year with my mom (the girls’ Oma), and I was inspired by one of the pieces of patterned paper in the stack that looks like a bunch of receipes stacked one on top of the other. I couldn’t narrow down my photo choices (what else is new), so I decided to create a pocket by fussy cutting one of the recipe card shapes from the paper, and then simply sealing it up on the sides and at the bottom.
The tag that is also inside the pocket will eventually hold the recipe for the cookies that my mom was making with the girls that day. I haven’t written it out yet because I am hoping maybe my mom will write it out so it can be in her handwriting too!
There is a great set of numbers in this stack too, and although they would be perfect for a Christmas Countdown layout or project, I also thought it would be fun to use it for my page title – 3 Dozen. I simply cut out the number and then added a few small adhesive pearls and adhered it with foam squares for a bit more dimension.
Well, that’s it for me! I am actually going to go and see if I can get a few more pages finished off before the little gals wake up. Thanks for stopping by!
I have been waiting to scrap this picture for such a long time! This picture, taken of my oldest daughter on her second birthday is one of my favourites of her. The serious expression she has on her face as she takes in her new”crowned” look is definietly her. So, given that she recently turned four, I figured it was time to get it done!
So, I grabbed one of my favourite DCWV stacks called “Citrus Stack” and got to work. I decided to fussy cut a bunch of the elements and just lay things out to see how they work together. Usually I plan first and cut out only what I need, but it was fun to see how the elements shaped the layout this time. I cut out way more than I used, but now I’m ready for my next project, right?
That’s it for me today! I hope you are all having a fantastic long weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Although I have been scrapping away in the background, it’s been awhile since I shared a layout with you here at SCS. Today, I thought I would grab one of the new stacks from DCWV called Linen Closet and create a layout to capture the smile and fun of my youngest daughter.
These photos were taken just as she was learning to eat solids, and I just love the expressions on her face, as well as the fun little (big) mess on her high chair!
This is a relatively easy layout to create because all of the shapes that you see are simply embellishments that I cut from the different patterned papers in the stack. No die cuts or fancy electronic cutting machines needed – just a good pair of scissors!
- Linen Closet stack – DCWV
- Optional – ribbon (I used May Arts)
- Matt a couple of photos with white paper.
- Cut a piece of dark paper from the Linen Closet stack at about 7″x5″. Glue down to a 12×12 sheet of patterned paper slightly to the right and at an angle.
- Cut about about 7 of the hexagons from the patterned paper and arrange in so that they move from the bottom of the left hand side of the layout up to the top. For added dimension, adhere some of the hexagons with foam adhesive so some are higher than others.
- Adhere your pictures to the layout, overlapping the hexagons.
- Fussy cut some of the floral patterns and adhere at the base of the photos. Add some ribbon loops for a bit of texture.
- Add your title and a date tag, and then finish the layout with a bit of journaling around your photos.
Now after all that, I have a bit of a confession to make – this layout almost ended up in garbage! Just as I was finishing up my first version, I ended up smearing the Liquid Pearls all across the top of the page. Now, this is not the first time (or second, or third) this has happened, so I am getting pretty good at working around my foibles. For this one, after a bit of fiddling, I decided just to trim a smaller square that included all the pictures and embellishments in the hopes that I could just place that on a larger 12×12 and be done with it. Great idea, except I cut the side with the title so crooked that now there wasn’t even a way I could save that piece. So everything got carefully pulled off (hence the title stickers that are a bit wrinkled, and I started again. I was so proud of myself for getting it all apart and back together (without ripping anything in frustration), so I went off to show my hubby my accomplishment. And then he found the error in the journaling…let’s just say, I took my little layout and walked away without a word. In the end, I decided to leave it and write about the experience on the back…perhaps my daughter will get a laugh at it when she is older!
Well, that’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!
On of the crafty resolutions I made this year was to try to use more stamps on my layouts. There are so many great stamps out there that can really help to tell the story of a layout I am creating, so I really wanted to see how I can bridge that line I have between cardmaking and scrapbooking.
Although summer is short up here in Canada sometimes, my family and I do spend a lot of time at the beach! So when ChiChi Memories released their new Beach Time stamps set, I knew that I could find a lot of uses for this one! The neat part about digis on layout is that you can customize the size to suit the part of your layout the digi will call home. For this layout, I actually printed the cute beach girl more than double what I would usually do for a card to make sure she had a visible presence in the design. I think she is a perfect compliment to the Echo Park Splash paper, and this little layout about my youngest daughter’s favourite things to do at the beach.
That’s it for me today! Don’t forget to pop by the ChiChi Memories blog to see all the other fun projects with these fun stamps!
Thanks for stopping by!