We had a great time at the weekend workshop a couple of weeks ago so thank you to the ladies for coming along. One person asked me a bit about how I organise my albums so I thought I would share that here also. My way of organising is pretty simple. Although I have been scrapbooking for a few years I am not really a fast or prolific scrapbooker (and I am ok with that) and my crafting time has also been making cards, canvases etc.
What that means is that I mostly have pages about my children and family and the things we do. I don’t have too many pages about things we do with or about extended family (aside from Christmas). So I have an album for each of my children, couple that keep my pocket pages/everyday life pages and one that has pages about my husband and I, our relationship etc. I have a couple of pages about my grandmother, my mum and my dad that I also keep in this album at the moment.
In the future I would like to record and tell more stories about our wider family, so I will probably need to think about how I organise and collect those. I hadn’t really given it any thought at all until Debbie Hodge starting talking about creating a NEW class on Curating Albums. This class will help you do more than just organise your albums but help you ‘curate’ those albums and stories. Her class isn’t about creating new themed albums but identifying themes, story lines and favourite conversations etc. Her description of the class is much better than mine so you can read what she has to say about it here.
There is an early bird discount on the class now til Monday 20th (American time), so if you are interested now is a good time to check it out.
So at the moment my way of organising is pretty simple but if you have other ways of organising your albums then I would love to hear them.
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My scrapbook page ‘A Passion for Puddles’ was inspired by a couple of Free Public Domain images and was created for the Get It Scrapped article which you can read here. I just loved the picture of the girl peering out the door, getting ready to go out in the rain. It reminded me of our family and our love of splashing in puddles. We are well known in the street for this. You can see the images I used here and here
The drawings inspired me and reminded me I had some photos of a trip we took to the zoo on a rainy day when I had just got a new camera a few years ago. It had a special setting that created ‘line style’ images and I had played with and taken a few photos. I also used the ‘Stylize’ function in Photoshop to alter some other images from that day. I put my photographs together with free public domain images to create a grid style background for my page. I kept the rest of the page pretty simple with some white, a colourful photograph and supporting embellishments. I had been waiting to use those felt clouds and some October Afternoon raindrops for ages.
If you want more ideas and to see some different types of images you can use from the public domain head on over to Get It Scrapped. There is also a link to a pinterest board of images to get you started.
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PS Looking forward to a busy weekend of scrapbooking at the Weekend Workshop this weekend.
Here is a layout created for the Get It Scrapped article about creating a rainbow pastel look on your layouts. To create my rainbow pastel effect I used a few of the Prima Colour Bloom Sprays over the top of a textured white background that I created by gluing thin strips of white card to the 12×12 case base.
I have had these photos of my daughter for ages and have wanted to scrapbook them. The colours in my daughters shirt also provided some inspiration for the colours of bloom sprays that I chose. Since this photograph reminds me of the pictures of celebrities or VIPS getting off the plane I decided to to use film strips and touches of gold to create glamour and to fit with this idea. I was also able to use some black with the pastels by considering where I placed things and making sure that I maintained a balance so it didn’t become too dominant and framed the main elements on my page.
Thanks for stopping by and remember if you want to see more examples of rainbow pastel effects head on over to the article here.
Rainbow pastel scrapbook layout.
Supplies: Cardstock – Artee; Film Strips: Kaisercraft; Photo overlays: American Crafts/Maggie Holmes; Gelatos – Faber Castell; Paint: Jenni Bowlin; Bloom Sprays: Prima; Wooden Shapes: Freckled Fawn, Paper embellishment: Simple Stories; Chipboard: Studio Calico; Cricut Cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook; Alphas: American Crafts; Word Stickers: Authentique; Washi Tape: Becky Higgins.
My daughter just loves bugs and has for years so this story was a perfect fit for a layout for the Curated Natural History blog post over at Get It Scrapped. I used different frames and items to create the look of a collection. The embellishments and word in the frames adds to the overall look. I really enjoyed this topic and am pleased with how the layout came together.
It is story that I have been planning to tell for a fair while too but I would never have created it like this if not for the assignment. So why not step out of your comfort zone and check out the examples from other members of the team here. If the curated natural history look isn’t your thing there are lots of other articles that can inspire and challenge you.
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I am sorting stuff in my new space and making a mess creating projects for the Stefs Papercraft’s October Weekend Workshop. This is the first of the sneak peaks that I will be sharing. If you want more information then head over to the Stefs Papercrafts Blog or Facebook page.
I am looking forward to catching up with the people who have come along before and meeting some new people too.
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I created this card a couple of weeks ago using some of the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden papers and embellishments. It came together really quickly as the paper that I chose already had lots of detail and layering on it. All it needed was a sentiment and an embellishment to balance things out. I added some rock candy distress stickles to parts of the fairy to give it some extra detail/interest. The stitching was stamped using a Bo Bunny stamp too.
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If you are anything like me (and just about everyone I know), you love to get things on SALE! Well if you are scrapbooker who likes learning and documenting stories then the sale on the Get It Scrapped Membership including the new class Story Play could be just the thing for you as it is 25% off til next Friday August 22nd. You can find out more here. You can join for 6 months and get access to 52 classes (38 Masterful Scrapbook Design Classes and 14 Scrapbook Coach Classes). Disclosure: This is NOT an affiliate link but I am part of the Creative Team which creates layouts for the Get It Scrapped blog articles.
Ok now on to the layouts I have to share. If you have followed my blog, you will know that we have been renovating our house (which feels like it has gone on forever) so I haven’t done too much except for my layouts for Get It Scrapped so I have a couple of layouts to share and I have finally made a couple of cards to share too. I will be back to share them later in the week.
I created the first layout for the the blog article on Creating Pages using New and Trendy product (over on the Get It Scrapped Blog here). I used some of the new Bo Bunny papers – Lemonade stand and other trendy elements like the polaroid frame, metal embellishments, washi tape, geotag and enamel dots. The second layout was using the colour scheme Pink and Navy. There are some beautiful pages created by some other members of the team here.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny- Lemonade Stand; Paper Embellishments: Bo Bunny – Lemonade Stand; Stickers: Bo Bunny – Lemonade Stand; Pen: Distress Marker; Adhesive: Glossy Accents; Metal embellishments: Unknown; Twine: Jillibean Soup; Enamel Dot: Prima; Washi Tape: Becky Higgins/Project Life.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Prima; Stencil: Tim Holtz; Alphas: Websters Pages, Jillibean Soup; Flowers: Prima; Wooden Shapes: Prima, Freckled Fawn; Gems: Prima; Paint: Jenni Bowlin, Sitress Paint by Ranger; Colour Bloom Sprays: Prima; Stamp: Stampers Anonymous; Washi Tape: Kaisercraft; Chipboard Heart: Studio Calico; Sticker: Websters Pages.
Thanks for stopping by and I will be back later in the week to share some cards,