Tuesday, July 22, 2014

#6 - Reverse Stenciling - A Scrapbook Page About Las Vegas

I've been getting my scrapbook action back on lately, so I thought, let's get all "mixed media" with this stencil and make some MAGIC happen! I just got ths new Traci Bautista stencil from StencilGirl - it has an organic, graffiti feel to it - a bold, almost Latin feeling design, that I used to achieve a glow effect on this scrapbook page:

StencilGirl Traci Bautista Layout - Jennifer Priest Hydrangea Hippo - collage

You can get most of these handy dandy supplies online at StencilGirl.com and Amazon.com (please note, some of these links are affiliate links from which I make a small commission if you make a purchase):

L302-1
L302 Floral 2
http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/product-p/l302.htm (this is the one I used on my layout!)


Watch how I created this page here:


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

#5 - How to make a stenciled background

I took this challenge a couple weeks ago with the Stencil Girl team: 

Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff," and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

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Since I am trying to get more scrapbooking done, I did a scrapbook page for this challenge. Over the years, I have amassed QUITE the collection of cardstock; and inking, painting, etc is one way to dress up that cardstock to use for a layout. I am sure many of you are in the same boat as me. I am also incredibly tired of putting away patterned paper scraps. BORING! So when I read this challenge from Craft Hoarders Anonymous, I knew it was right up my alley!

For this layout I used ONE single piece of paper and the rest is all ink, paint, embossing, and sprays through StencilGirl Stencils. See more details on how to make this layout on the Hydrangea Hippo blog, including a video!


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

#4 - Christmas in July

This month's kit over at Hydrangea Hippo is all about Christmas in July!!! If you haven't yet scrapped your Christmas photos from last year (or 20 years ago) now is as good a time as any to put those pics on pages! 



Here's how to make this page:

 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#3 - How to Make A Stamped Shabby Chic Layout

I recently got a set of stamps from this new company , Something Tattered. I love the story behind the company:

When Beth began hunting wallpaper for the bandboxes she was creating in 1990 it started a life of antiquing adventures and a passion for old paper. In 1993 Beth’s wallpaper covered boxes we featured in Victoria magazine and Beth’s sister Marilyn Krehbiel joined her in the pursuit. Marilyn’s business Hannah’s Treasures evolved into purveying historic wallpapers for movie sets. Beth peddled her boxes to the coast of California and settled in the west. In 1997 Beth married Peter Neumann, son of a letterpress printer, who shared Beth’s appreciation for the old paper arts. In 2011 Peter and Beth began Something Tattered in response to Beth’s newest pursuit, Wedding Paper designs from her vast collection of antique paper. In 2013 Something Tattered launched the current line of craft stamps and in 2014 the new antique wallpaper stamps were added bringing the adventure full circle. We hope you will share the passion.

Isn't that cool?! Knowing the story behind the wallpaper stamps, I wanted to create a scrapbook page with no patterned paper, whatsoever. 



This page uses stamping to make the background and then Izink, water, and Smooch Spritz to make a "coffee spill" effect for ths Urth Caffe themed page:
Supplies:
  • Something Tattered stamps
  • ColorBox & Graphic45 Decades Antiquing Ink - Venetian Lace
  • Izink in Gold
  • Izink in Opaline
  • 12x12 Cream Cardstock
  • Lace
  • Hot Glue
  • Foam Squares 
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Camera Sticker
  • Alpha Stickers
  • Satin Leaves
  • Embossed Frame
  • Circle and Scalloped Circle Punches
You can find most of these supplies on Amazon:

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Monday, May 19, 2014

#2 - Using Enamel Dots and Stencils on a Scrapbook Page

I've been seeing people making faux enamel dots for their scrapbook pages but they were using glue guns. Well, my glue gun glue is not very pretty so I thought, why not try this with ICE Resin?!

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I created clear and colored faux enamel dots with ICE Resin - here's how:
After those cured (it takes a couple days for ICE Resin to cure, about 6 hours before these can be handled), I used them to make a scrapbook page:



(yeah, I spelled "Renegade" wrong...but I fixed it on my page after I took this photo - doh!)

I also used a Stencil Girl stencil to create a fun mixed ink patterned paper background for my page. Here's how:

 


Supplies:

To Make Enamel Dots:
I hope you try to make your own faux enamel dots using ICE Resin - they cost PENNIES compared to purchased dots and it is a great way to use up any ICE Resin left after making resin paper, jewelry, or other resin projects.


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Friday, May 2, 2014

#1 - Scrapbooking With Printables

Yay! Layout-a-week is back in business! I took an extended break and am oh so glad to now be back scrapbooking and sharing once again. I hope you find these pages inspiring and useful in your scrapbooking and creating :) Now, let's just get down to the nitty gritty!

Printables are HOT in the blog world and I kept thinking they would be perfect for all of us scrapbookers. Yesterday I blogged about how to use Silhouette Studio to convert a FREE online printable into a Print + Cut file for your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait die-cutting machine. Click here to see how to do that.



After all the pieces were cut, I created a scrapbook page with them - this is a super easy, less than 10 minute page.

 

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Starting back up soon!

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We're going to be posting two days a week now.

Stay tuned each Friday as we share a fun scrapbook page how-to for you to be inspired by. And one Tuesdays we'll share a short tip or technique that you can use to create AMAZING scrapbook pages!!
Here's a sneak peek at the layout we'll be sharing tomorrow... come on back to see our video in the morning!




Happy Scrapping!