Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Week #48 - Me at 35

Hello there, Nicole here again.  Im back today to share another layout with you.  I recently came across an older layout I did many years ago, about myself and my top 10 things at whatever age it was for then.  It got me thinking when I sat down to figure out a layout.  Why not do another one, then I will have it documented to see what has and has not changed. I love comparing similar layouts like that to see the differences.  

I had some simple stories papers on hand and I loved the colors they were filled with.  The line was all about summer, but I thought I could definitely still work it to document me, just like I wanted.

I started with my picture which I printed in 4x6. Now let me tell you I NEVER take pictures of myself, I like to be the photographer behind the camera.  But recently my husband took me on a surprise trip for my birthday and I am glad I took a few pictures of myself, and of him and I together so that I will always have those memories not only in my mind, but in photographs too. I am trying to get better about including myself every now and then in the pictures.  

So I took a sheet that was just like an ombre look with all the bright colors and I just cut my title right straight across it.  I wanted the title to have that ombre look just like the paper did.  
I cut out one of the cards that was on a sheet, because it had an adorable little camera on it.  
I cut out the word smile in vellum using my silhouette cameo.  
I attached it with some awesome vellum adhesive from Tombow.  You can't see it at all.  Thanks Jennifer! :)  

Next I took another patterned paper that looked like there were all these little stamps on it, and I cut a few of my favorites out.  I added words to them to have them all have cute little sayings on them.  

Next I took a sheet of patterned paper that looked like ledger paper and adhered it under the camera card and wrote all my journaling on it.  I did it in a bullet style journaling so that I could fit  a lot on there this way.  I tend to ramble, and I thought this would help keep me on track.  

There was a big subway art looking patterned paper that had a bunch of summer words all over it , but I saw the little life is beautiful quote on there and knew I wanted to use it.  So I cut just that part out and attatched it under the hello.  The hello word was part of the patterned paper, I just used it as part of my design. 

I attached all my little hand cut stamps down the center of the page.

The last thing I did was take a white gel pen I had on hand and draw some lines on the hello to give it a little more highlights.

I love the colors of my new layout, very bright and colorful.
You can find me over on my blog when I am not here sharing.


I hope you enjoy.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Week #47 Multi Photo Fall Layout - Nancy

Hi everyone.  Nancy here today to share with you a quick layout that you can use with multiple photos.

Supplies Used:

  • Simple Stories - Homespun Patterned Papers, Chipboard, Stickers
  • Prima - Lace
Step 1:  Cut an 8 inch square from inside the yellow ginham paper for future use.  This is a great way to save a patterned paper for a coordinating page.
Step 2:  Mount photos on a neutral piece of paper, leaving a bit of a border on the bottom for embellishments.  I chose to have three photos (one of each of my children) and a title piece.  But you could use more or less photos, filling in the squares with whatever your needs are.
 Step 3.  Cut floral paper to 10 inches and mount in the center of the yellow gingham paper.
 Step 4.  Center matted photos on floral paper.  Add border sticker just below photos.

If you like, you could stop here.  I chose to embellish the layout just a bit further by adding a bit of lace right under the border sticker, a floral sticker in the upper left corner, and a few chipboard pieces in the lower right.

And here is the companion page as well.
You can see that piece of yellow gingham paper behind my photo, and the floral paper as well.  More of the stickers and chipboards from the collection as well as bits of lace tie the two layouts together.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 16, 2014


I must admit I'm addicted to pocket Scrapbooking and so many paper companies are now doing 12" x 12" papers ready to cut up into 3" x 4" and 4" x 6" cards.
And this one was no exception.
Firstly, it's about choosing your pocket style then laying out your 'cards', don't worry if your sheet only comes with 3" x 4" cards and you have 4" x 6" pockets, all you have to do is pop a bit of washi tape on the back to join the two cards, it doesn't matter as when you do the other side of the page you won't even see the washi
Lay out your cards in the style of the page protector. I wanted a bit of 'flickage' on mine so I used the Smooch Pearlised Accent Ink and added a bit to some water in a spray bottle.
Then "flicked" till I was happy with the look.
Next, I took a stencil and some embossing paste to give it a bit of depth and dimension.

I wanted to add a little handmade embellie, so I punched a circle and covered it in double sided tape
and starting in the centre, I wound Baker's Twine around to create a spiral.
Then I put on just a few banners, a tag and a snowflake and a little bit of journalling....I am British after all. We don't do loads of journalling !!!
Thanks for looking
Marion xx

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Week #45: A Birthday Gift

Hello everyone!  Sarah here with another layout and tutorial for you.  Who doesn't love birthday pages?  I recently scrapped my younger daughter's 3rd birthday from this past summer.  I didn't have any birthday embellishments, so I made my own using my scrap paper!  Quick, easy and handmade!  Check it out in the video.  

Supplies Used:
Teal Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Studio Calcio (background), Heidi Swapp, scraps
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: VersaFine in Onyx Black
Alphas: Kelly Purkey
Stickers: Adrienne Looman for Webster's Pages
Chipboard sticker: Studio Calico
Enamel dots: My Mind's Eye
Blue stars: Freckled Fawn
Sticker for journaling: My Mind's Eye
Washi Tape

I hope you will try this out on your next birthday page.  And these would be great for Christmas pages as well!  Please feel free to leave any questions for me and I'd love to see you over on my blog: The Scrap Angel.  Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Week #43 - Friends and Giggles

Good morning everyone, Nancy here today to share with you a layout I made of my daughter and a few of her friends.

Supplies Used:

  • Hydrangea Hippo Love is Grand Kit
  • Smooch Spritz Emerald Sprinkle
  • White Core'dinations Cardstock
  • American Crafts Thickers
  • Studio Calico Wood Icons
  • Webster's Pages Journal Card
  • Martha Stewart Glitter
Step 1:  To make the most of my paper, I cut a border out of my paper at 1/2 inch all the way around and mounted it to my white cardstock.  This leaves me with a sheet of paper 11x11 to use on a later project.

Step 2:  I cut the stiped paper at 3"x 11 and mounted that inside the border and added a piece of ribbon just underneath.
Step 3:  I mounted my photo first on a piece of red cardstock and then on the banner paper for more interest.
Step 4:  I glued my mounted photo underneath the ribbon on my layout.  And added the journaling card right under the first photo.
Step 5:  To add the title, I first placed my alphabet onto a clear ruler, this allows me to place the letters in a straight line as well as move them around to see where they best fit.
If you like, you could stop here with a title, journaling and photos, this layout would be complete.  Or you can take it to the next level by adding embellishments.  

Step 6:  To embellish the wood icons, I first misted them with the Smooch Spritz, and then applied a layer of dry adhesive to the top (I used my Xyron adhesive, but any glue will work).
Step 7:  Sprinkle glitter over the adhesive.  I used my finger and a piece of sticker paper to ensure the glitter was secured.  
You can then place the shapes throughout your project.  I also added a few cardstock hexagons for added interest.

Step 8:  Create tab shape from cardstock and adhere to top corner of layout.  I  added an additional glitter shape on top. 
You can add additional ribbons and trims, stickers, etc as desired.  
Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Week #42 - MY ROCK....

Hi Marion Emberson here from the UK.
I don't know if I'm more excited that I'm doing my first ever blog post for Layout-A-Week OR that Jennifer has introduced me to a product that I didn't know existed - Glue Gloss....I love it !!! The fact that I've owned a retail store for 11 years and never seen it makes me hang my head in shame LOL... So after this post I'm on the search.
For this layout I've used the fabbi Bo Bunny Love Letters papers along with a few other yummies that I'll list later. 

I've used one of the papers as my background and then started cutting into the others to make banners and pennants etc.
I inked around the edges of all the cut pieces, something I haven't done for ages !!!
Using twine, I tied a bow and placed this on the centre pennant.
Then I placed the other pieces either side of the pennant
This is where I got really excited...I used the Glue Gloss...it's amazing !!! It sticks so well
I'm going to digress now, as when Jennifer sent the package with all the goodies in, it was like Christmas and it was all packaged so lovely, including this little box of patterned circles, so I had to use them AND a little bit of the ribbon, of course.
I used one of the circles and cut the flower out that was printed on it and added twine underneath to 
make a flower embellie.
I randomly added some rather lush stickers from Crate Paper

And then I finished off by cutting a title out using my Silhouette and white Vinyl
To make this happen I've used :-
Bo Bunny Love Letters paper
Crate Paper Phrases stickers
Glue Gloss - LOVE #justsaying
Crafters Pigment Ink
American Crafts Adhesive Foam Tabs
Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Vinyl
And let's not forget the box full of circles :) :)
I hope you've enjoyed my first post and I can't wait for my next turn
Marion xxx

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Week #41: Double-Sided Love

Hey everyone!  I'm so excited to share with you my first layout for Layout-A-Week!  This week I want to talk about what to do when you love both sides of a paper, but you only have one sheet.  What to do???  Use both sides on one layout!  It's so easy to decide where your pictures will go and then cut out that section of the paper so you have a piece of the opposite side as well.  This is highlighted in the video, so please watch how I do it.  Please leave any questions you might have and I will answer them.  Have a great week!


Supplies used:
Navy cardstock
Patterned paper: Adrienne Looman for Webster's Pages
Alphas: Thickers - Lullaby (teal glitter)
Ink: Colorbox Chalk in Prussian Blue
Stamps: Hero Arts Alphabet
Enamel Dots: Freckled Fawn
Flair Badge: Kelly Purkey exclusive
Stickers: Adrienne Looman for Webster's Pages
Flower: Prima
Other:  square doily, flower die cut, ribbon

Please come visit me over on my blog: http://thescrapangel.blogspot.com