Tuesday, April 21, 2015


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.

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

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

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015


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!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcome to Our 2015 Team - Week 12

We are so excited to announce our new 2015 Design Team!  Each of these ladies is talented and we can't wait to see what they come up with to help inspire you to use your stash and make some amazing layouts each week!  Here's a little more about them: 

Hi my name is Felicia Young and I have been a scrapbooker for 18 years now.  I am a mother of three adult children and two grandchildren.  My husband and I have been married for more than 21 years and we enjoy each other's company.  Scrapbooking has been my passion as well as photography, which I am a certified photographer (that is my second passion).  I love to travel, take photos, and listen to a variety of all kinds of music.  When I am not scrapbooking or doing photography, you can catch me watching classic musicals and movies.  

I first started with a bunch of photos of my children when they were babies and younger. It was then when I wanted to do something different with my photos, so I went to Target and there I found a box with a photo album and a bunch of die cuts, paper, stickers, a mini punch, and decorative edged scissors and I took it home.  That was my first kit!  

Now I do more scrapbooking than ever, I am also a Project Lifer since Becky Higgins came out with the project life and it is now going on my 6th year! I have also developed quite a few techniques over the years and since my style of scrapbooking is clean, I incorporate the new styles as well as with some old school and new techniques and that is the way I stay fresh and motivated.

My name is Jen Stokes and I have been scrapbooking for about 15 years.  I am currently a WAHM and homeschool our 2 boys, aged 12 and 10.  I have a wonderful techy husband who loves photography.  We moved to the stunning Victoria, BC Canada about 3 years ago and in our adventures as permanent tourists and a busy family, I never run out of topics to scrap about.  I would classify myself as a fairly "clean" and linear scrapbooker, but I am always trying new things and do like to get messy once in a while.  I am quite active on social media and started doing process videos this year for both layouts and Project Life.  I scrapbook to tell our stories.  To capture our memories.  I used to only scrapbook the big events but now I relish telling the small moments, the things I don't want to forget or that I want to look back on in life and will make me smile.

Jennifer will be popping in every once in a while with a great layout for us!

My name is Nicole Mantooth.  I live in southern California with my husband Jacob and our 3 kiddos.  Little Jacob is 10, Caleb is 7 and Chloe is 5.  I love photography, scrapbooking, I am a project lifer, and making wood signs.  I also love to read.  I love spending any free time we can find with my husband and the kids.  I love going on walks and watching Lifetime movies.  I love being crafty and can most often be found in our office working on something.  I am looking forward to sharing layouts with you while I am here.

Hello!  I am honored to be serving as the design team coordinator for Layout-A-Week!  I have been scrapbooking since 2003 and I haven't looked back.  It's my creative outlet and with a military husband and two girls and two dogs, I have plenty to document!  We are currently stationed at our fourth base, in New Mexico, and my husband and I are both originally from Florida.  I am a stay-at-home mom and wouldn't have it any other way.  I do process videos on YouTube and I also am active on social media.  I hope to help inspire and spark some ideas for you and get inspired in return with our awesome team!

We are so excited to bring you a new layout with stepped out tutorials and videos each Tuesday.  We hope you join us each week, we'd love to see what you make!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In the Garden - Week 11

 Since my husband and I were talking about this years garden I thought what better time than to document last years garden.
I started with some green background paper and cut out "polaroid" shapes from kraft color with my silhouette cameo.  I printed my photos in squares and framed them with the polaroid cut outs.
 I cut double notched flags from vellum and hand wrote what each of the fruits and vegetables were.  I adhered those and added a rhinestone on each side just for some added pops of color.
Then I filled another poloaroid with some patterned paper and topped it with vellum to give it a more muted look.  I wanted the pictures to be the main focus, so added the vellum still gives the pattern but not as bright.  I did this for another polaroid and added a welcome spring sticker over that.
I made a few flag banners and layered those in the top right corner.
I added vellum to another polaroid and wrote my journaling inside of that.
 For my title, I used another 2 polaroids and filled those with corrugated paper.  I cut my title using my silhouette cameo, in a patterned paper in a light blue stripe and also in black.  I layered the black behind the light blue, for a bit of a shadow look.  I think it gives the blue an extra pop.

On the bottom of the journaling polaroid I added the hashtag #mantoothgarden because when I share on instagram that is the hashtag I always used.

One thing I just realized is that I forgot to add the date on this layout, so I am going to make sure I do it right away so I can compare from year to year, what we had and what grew and didn't grow so great.

Hope you enjoy my layout, and this really makes me want to get out there to our garden this week and get it ready for new seeds.

Thanks for stopping by and you can always find me on my blog RANDOM RAMBLINGS or on INSTAGRAM HERE .

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Card Inspiration - Week 10

Recently I taught a card class and did a very simple design and one of the girls in the class suggested it would work lovely for a layout...So thanks Kat, I did just that !!
Always start in the centre, I cut 5 2" strips and made banners from 4 of them and left one full length.
Then with the bits you cut off, snip a few chevron shapes out of them
And adhere on the page leaving a gap between each one.
Next, I painted up a few stars and punched out three black circles from my Big Bite, to make a 'Mickey' logo on one of the stars, seeing as it was a holiday to Florida and the land of Mickey mouse.

Then I simply tied some twine around the photo and added some tickets to finish it off.
And there you have a very simple but effective layout.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Week 9: Back to School

Hello everyone!  How about we go back to school....in March.  I have this school picture of my daughter and just had to make a layout with it.  She's growing so quickly!  I used some great Heidi Swapp products and I absolutely love the way it turned out.  I encourage you to pull out your child's current (or past) school pictures and highlight them on a layout.  Here is my process:

Aqua cardstock
Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp, Webster's Pages
Stamp: Ali Edwards
Ink: VersaFine
Alphas: Sassafrass
Clear Stickers: Freckled Fawn
Enamel dots: My Mind's Eye
Wood Veneer: Freckled Fawn
Paperclip: Freckled Fawn
Stars: Studio Calico
Other: square doily, yellow paper pad, flowers

Thanks for joining us today and please let me know if you have any questions.  I'd love to see you over on my blog: The Scrap Angel.  

Have a great week!