Renovations and chaos have taken over life over the last couple of months but I am starting to be able to move our stuff back into the new spaces. The old house we bought over 10 years ago is unrecognisable now. Completely stressful but totally worth it. Probably the part that will be most interesting to fellow paper crafters is my space that adjoins our kitchen. I plan to share when I have settled on how things will be organised. But for now a couple of layouts created for Get It Scrapped.
First up is a layout created for the Get It Scrapped blog article about using badges on your pages. We used to read our kids the Secret Seven books by Enid Blyton before bedtime and they like to pretend to be the characters from the books so I made them some badges. This page tells that story. If you want more ideas for using badges on your scrapbook pages check out the article here.
When you start a page do you you begin with story or product? Over on the Get It Scrapped blog a bunch of the the Creative Team made scrapbook layouts starting with product, sharing their ideas about how and when they start with the product as the inspiration. My page for the article was inspired by a beautiful pastel paper by Prima. It reminded me of a little girl’s birthday party and I hadn’t made a layout about my daughter turning three. If you want to read more about this page and see other team member’s pages you can see them here.
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I got a little bit of crafting done yesterday on the table in our patio (we are renovating our house so I have no kitchen or laundry or craft space) but didn’t quite complete my card but I hope to post it sometime over the weekend. But onto more exciting news, there is a new Creative Team over at Get It Scrapped. Some of the people have stayed on (like me) and there are few new additions as well. The team is a mix of digital and paper scrapbookers with varying styles. To celebrate the announcement of the team there is a bunch of stuff going on over at Get It Scrapped, including FREE stuff and prizes too. If you sign up for the FREE Get It Scrapped membership this weekend (by June 2nd) you will also get Scrapbook Your Story for FREE.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you head over to Get It Scrapped blog for more info on the trivia and instragram challenges, prizes and free stuff too. Say hi in the forums. I will be there over the weekend and so will the rest of the team. We would love ‘meet’ you!
PS. I have included the blog links for the members of the team. There is lots of inspiration so well worth a look over a cup of coffee or whatever your drink may be.
Linked CT List
Sue Althouse | Andrea | Carrie Arick | Heather Awsumb
Terry Billman | Susanne Brauer | Marie-Pierre Capistran | Summer Christiansen
Ronnie Crowley | Sian Fair | MarciaFortunato | Jett Hampton
Gretchen Henniger | Michelle Hernandez | Vicki Hibbins | Michelle Houghton
Devra Hunt | Jennifer Kellogg | Kiki Kougioumtzi | Karen Poirier-Brode
Amanda Robinson | Doris Sander | Rosann Santos-Elliott | Katie Scott
Stefanie Semple | Celeste Smith | Christy Strickler | Audrey Tan
Kristy T | Deborah Wagner
I think after this I am all caught up with posts of layouts created for Get It Scrapped. Today’s layout shows some ideas for using tulle on your scrapbook layouts.
For my page I used a piece of red tulle in the same way that I would layer paper on my page and I also die cut some black tulle to make part of my flower embellishment. I also added some paint and ink to the tulle and papers to give it a more cohesive look. When you are die-cutting tulle it is best to put a piece of paper under the tulle to ensure there is enough pressure to die cut the tulle. The die I used was the Tattered Flowers die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz and these type of dies always give a good result with die cutting. If you like this technique you could also experiment with some of the more intricate dies.
For more ideas and great layouts using tulle head on over to the Get It Scrapped blog article here.
I will be back soon with something new to share.
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Another quick catch up post for Get It Scrapped. I have had these photographs of my son’s birthday party for a couple of years and the modern nautical styling was a perfect fit for the photos and the story about his pirate themed birthday party. There are lots of nautical themed products around at the moment and I teamed some nautical embellishments with the classic nautical colour combination of red, blue and white. There are lots of examples of different ways to create the modern nautical look on your scrapbook pages over on the Get It Scrapped Blog here.
For my page I created a border with washi tapes and my journalling so I could leave lots of white space around my photograph, title and embellishments. I chose woodgrain paper to die cut the wheel and a matching woodgrain chipboard heart to fit in with the theme and the colours in the photograph. I didn’t want to add any further colours so added further textures to the layout using machine stitching and distressed edges.
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Another quick catch up post. This layout was created for the Get It Scrapped Blog article about using Retro Tech Motifs on your scrapbook layouts. My layout shows using the cassette tape and records the first tapes that I owned. I used to listen to these on my walkman. My 14 year old niece and 12 year old nephew didn’t even know what a walkman was. Actually I think it was only last year that we threw out my old walkman. Why I still had it I don’t know. It might have even still working.
Anyway for a trip down memory lane and some ideas for using other retro tech motifs you can check out the Get It Scrapped blog article. I have another 3 layouts to share over the next couple of days but hope to be back to sharing some more cards too.
For now, my grocery shopping is calling me. Unfortunately!
Well the renovations on our house are in full swing and we have made ourselves a temporary wall so we can keep the dust out and still live in part of the house whilst the renovations are being done on the other side. The computer issues are sorted and so I have a bit of catching up to do, so I will be posting a few posts over the next couple of days.
I also got an exciting delivery last week – the latest edition of Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercrafts which has a set of cards I made featured in the 10 Quick Cards section. It brightened a day that was otherwise quite stressful :)
Now onto some layouts I made for Get It Scrapped. The first layout was made for the blog article titled Scrapbooking ideas inspired by Doris Sander where the idea is to look at a person’s work, in this case, Doris Sander and to take inspiration from some of the design ideas, style and techniques that she uses on her pages. The idea isn’t to try and copy or even to make pages exactly like her but rather try out some of the things that create her style.
So my page was about my youngest son trying on his Dad’s shoes and incorporated stitching, handwritten journalling, strips of washi tape and including journalling a little beyond the obvious that are part of Doris style. You can see the article here at the Get It Scrapped Blog and you can check out the Get It Scrapped pinterest board of Doris’s pages here or go over to her blog .
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I have been absent for a while due to some computer dramas that are still not completely resolved (I have been without my computer for over 5 weeks now), upcoming renovations, some time away, school holidays and general life. I am still around and hope to get things sorted with the computer so I can post more regularly again. I am thinking that perhaps late next week I will have my new computer.
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