Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL? - WEEK 19


Hi everyone!  Felicia here with a layout of two women in my life that have given me lots of awesome examples of what it takes to be a mother, a wife, and a friend.  My mom and her best friend have been friends since their mid teens years and are still friends today and I consider these special notes from the past!  Although they live over 3,000 miles apart, you can hear them on the phone with each talking for hours on end.  They are inseparable and to have that kind of friendship for as long as they have had is priceless.  In this layout they are dressed to go to the Potentate Ball, which is located on the east coast and where they grew up together.  This photo of the both of them was taken in the late 60’s and I just had to scrap it and make it look as distressed as possible and that was a fun process. When making your pages look distressed, you can use brown inks, burn tools, or a distressed tools, which will give you great results for distressing.  Sometimes crinkling up the paper and ironing it on a light temperature works too!  Making something look distressed or aged is a fun process and you can never make mistakes, remember there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, that is what embellishments are for. 




What are your notes from the past?  Who are the women in your life that were role models for you, a mother, grandmother, or sister?  Find an older photo of a female role model that has played an influential part in your life or has been a positive role model for you (make sure you make a copy of the original photo) and scrap it.  Tell the story about how they have influenced your life in some way.  These memories are treasures for the next generation and priceless notes from the past. 



Here’s a process video for you!  Have a wonderful day!

Felicia 


Supply List:
Chocolate cardstock: Bazzill
Cream yardstick: Bazzill
Pattern paper: BoBunny
Die cuts: BoBunny
Buttons: stash
Ribbon: stash
Doily die: My Favorite Things
Chip Board: BoBunny
Letter stickers: My Mind's Eye





Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WEEK 18 - BACK TO SCHOOL

I thought that in honor of school almost being out, I would get this layout done from my sons first day of school this year.  I try to always make their own scrapbook layout to go in their Project Life School Albums.  I got Caleb's done, but I never got around to Jacob's.  So I told myself I had to finish it before this school year was finished, which for my boys is next week.

I came across this grid patterned paper and I loved it.  I love a grid looking layout.  There is something so clean about the way it looks to me.  I loved most of all the little sections on this paper, and I decided the ones I didn't care for the most I could cover up or embellish.


 I made myself some notes in pencil as to which ones I wanted to add photos to.  I also added some information that was perfect in some of the sections.  There was a spot with the days of the week listed, and since the kids have an nontraditional schedule, I thought this was a perfect spot to put this in there.

Another thing I always make sure to do on each of the kids school layout is their grade, school name and teachers name.  Then I make sure that somewhere on the page I have them hand write their name.  I love this element, so that we can compare each year to how their writing changes.  I always have them write it in pencil first and I carefully trace over it in pen.  Especially if they are writing right on the layout itself, this has saved us some major disasters a few times for sure.  



I printed the photos I wanted to use from thier first day so that they would fit in the boxed I wanted them to go in.  I love this too because it makes it look like they now have perfect borders around the photos. 


For the rest of the boxes, I tried to just add some basic embellishments that went with my back to school theme.  I added some word stickers all together to form somewhat of a subway art look, which I love.  I added some text stars, because to me anything with text says school and the same with stars.  
I die cut a 4 from some yellow grid patterned paper that matched the rest of the layout, and the "th" and "grade" using black cardstock and attached those right in one of the boxes. 

I finished off the last of the final touches with some yellow ruler washi tape on each photo, to give it the look that the tape was holding on each photo, and a small tiny paper clip on the top left card, that I also added to the layout.  I added a little journaling in a box that was lined and that completed my layout.  

I am excited to be able to add this to his school album and maybe this coming year I can get it done before he is about done with the school year.  

~NICOLE

You can always find me on my blog HERE at RANDOM RAMBLINGS

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Phi Sigma Sigma - Scrapbooking Sorority Photos - Week 17

Hey everyone!  As we go into May, we will be focusing on school layouts for Teacher Appreciation Day or on Mother's Day layouts.  I decided to go the school route.  Although I don't have any pictures of teachers I haven't already scrapped, I did a page documenting my sorority in college.  These products immediately jumped out at me to make this page.  I absolutely love the way it turned out!  Please watch the video below to see my process.




Supplies Used:

  • Yellow cardstock
  • Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp Mistables
  • Iron-On greek letters
  • Navy blue acrylic paint
  • Heidi Swapp Colorshine - Mint Green
  • Hero Arts Neon Blue paint dauber
  • Gold Lame Smooch
  • Large gold doily
  • kraft tag
  • twine
  • flowers
  • enamel dots: My Mind's Eye


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please leave any questions you might have!  I'd also love to see you over at my blog: The Scrap Angel.

Have a great week!




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How to Find Inspiration Anywhere - Week 16

Hi everyone! Jen here with my very first post to the Layout-A-Week blog.  I am super excited to have been asked to join the design team here and hope you enjoy what I have in store for you.

This month we were asked to go with an Easter theme or pastel colours (yes, colours, I am from Canada! haha).  I was thinking on this theme when I saw this gift card at Starbucks.  I immediately took out my phone and snapped a photo of it as I thought it would be the perfect inspiration for my layout.



I really loved the bright colours and how the white egg shapes contrasted with them.  I even loved the gold writing and font!  So I took this idea and decided to use strips of patterned paper to mimic the colours and a flowery design cut on my Silhouette to frame the page.

Here is my layout:






I also did a process video of this for you:



I hope you enjoy and find some scrappy inspiration around you too. I'd love to see what you do so please link up and share your layouts too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jen

Supply List:
White cardstock
Patterned paper: Wildflower by Carta Bella
Alphas: Thickers, Fitzgerald and Charm
Stickers: Wildflower collection by Carta Bella
Mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold
Ink: ColorBox Pigment, black
Date Stamp: Heidi Swapp
Die Cut: The Cut Shoppe, Rosey Posey
Other: Ribbon
You can also find me at my blog:
http://scrapsbyjen.blogspot.ca/
Or on Instagram as "ScrapsbyJen"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SPRING IS HERE! - WEEK


Who doesn’t love spring!  Spring is here!  It is my favorite time of the year.  I love the smell of the fresh flowers blooming, the wonderful beautiful colors of spring, and just the over all feeling of knowing that spring has sprung.  Gardens are in full bloom and there are gardens all over California that I just love visiting.  In San Francisco at the Golden Gate Park is a garden that blooms every year around March and April.  It is spring in its awesomeness and my husband and I visit there each year.  This is also the time of the year when the California poppy, the state flower, blooms in many different colors. 

In this layout are the many colors of the California poppy at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  Although the rose is my favorite flower, I just could not resist taking this photo and capturing the many greens, reds, yellows, and pinks of this absolutely gorgeous flower.  Oh, and I threw in a picture of some red tulips just because they looked just as beautiful. 

Do you have a garden?  What is your favorite flower?  Spring has sprung, so take a photo of your favorite flower, your garden, or a blooming flower while they are in full bloom and then use the photo in your layout.  The flowers and colors will last forever.






Supplies: 
Pattern paper – Scraptastic exclusive, Straight Away and Hooray.
American Craft -  pastel colors cardstock
Printables
Flair badge – Scraptastic  exclusive
Banner – Websters pages (mini messages)
Letter stickers – Crate Paper (Craft market)
Spring word – wood veneer
Sequence – stash
Sewing

Tools:
Marvy 4 inch circle punch
Marvy ½ inch circle punch
Fiskars 2-inch circle punch and 1- inch circle punch

Please feel free to check out my blog! rosescrapco.blogger.com









Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WEEK 14 : ALWAYS BE THANKFUL


When I started this layout the end result was much different in my mind.  But that is ok because I love the way it came out.  I had these papers and this photo set aside for quite some time but just wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go with it.  Did I want to focus on what we were doing that day and why I snapped the picture or just use it to focus on them only.  In the end I did just that, I used it to focus on them and a message I want them to remember for all their life.  ALWAYS BE THANKFUL.  

I cut up some of the papers and the cards and glued them down.  This was part of my original plan, so I was pretty sure that is where I wanted it all to go.  The rest was more of a progression as I played with things and moved them around.  


I decided the big empty space needed something big as well and I really wanted to use that vellum &.  So with matching alphabet stickers I added the kids names. The rest of the space still felt so blank to me.  


I thought the left side seemed a little blah as well, so I cut down some thin strips and glued those down to help balance out that empty side.  

Sometimes I have to walk away from a layout to actually figure out what I want to do to it.  So that is what I did.  I walked away for a few hours and when I came back to it , it evolved into exactly what it ended up being.  

Next I added the journaling which really brought it to life.  I just printed it right on my patterned paper from my printer.


I then added the vellum leaves and the circles over the leaves.  
It still was missing one small thing to me, and that is when I knew it needed these wood veneer hearts.  PERFECT.  I just used a little liquid adhesive to attatch those to the layout and done.  


I think since the layout is kind of in a grid type format, the hearts really tie each part together.  The colors of the layout are muted so it isn't to girly or too boyish for a photo of all the kids together.

The last final thing I decided to do was sign love, mom on the bottom of the journaling.  I can't wait to add this to the album now.





Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Week 13: Vintage and Green

Hello!  Sarah here with your first layout for the month of April.  For April, we decided to do a green layout inspired by Earth Day, or to use an Easter color pallet on our layouts.  I have decided to go GREEN in celebration of Earth Day coming up this month.  We are challenging you to use the color green on your layout or to use something recycled or upcycled on your layouts!  I chose to use the color green and I gave my layout some earthtone colors.  Please check out the video for my process! 




Supplies used:
Green Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages by Brandin O'Neill, Webster's Pages by Adrienne Looman, Heidi Swapp
Alphas: Thickers (Elf), Kelly Purkey
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye
Mist: Heidi Swapp Gold
Other supplies: lace ribbon, buttons, twine

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'd love to see what you come up with.  Leave a comment with a link where I can see your layouts!  And please come stop by my blog...I'd love to see you over there!  Have a great week!

www.thescrapangel.blogspot.com