Sunday, December 8, 2013

Scrapbook Layout, Beautiful

Date of Photo: October 2013
Time Created: October 24, 2013
Time to Create: 33 minutes

Process Video

Supplies Used

Fancy Pants, Wonderful Day, Superb (Background)
Echo Park, Here and Now, 3x4 Journal Cards (Blue/White)
American Crafts, Amy Tangerine, Yes Please, Glimmers (Pink Chevron)

Fiskars, Border Punch, Scallop Sentiments


American Crafts, Matte Puffy Stickers, Sugar
Recollections, Signature Special, Adhesive Embellishment
Echo Park, Here and Now, Alpha Stickers
Ormolu, Scraptastic Exclusive Flair, Out on the Town Kit, July 2013
Doily, Scraptastic July 2013, Out on the Town kit
Maggie Holmes, Fabric Bows
Fancy Pants, Wonderful Day, Label Stickers
Fancy Pants, 1/2" Chalkboard tape
American Crafts, Amy Tangerine, Sketchbook, Bits
KI Memories, Glitz and Glitter, Happy Words
Little Yellow Bicycle, Specialty Tags, CC221
My Mind's Eye, Find Your Wings and Fly, Up and Away, Enamel Dots 

Saturday, December 7, 2013, State of the Desk

As part of the blogging schedule I am contemplating for the new year, I thought I would introduce, Saturday's State of the Desk, where I give you a glimpse at my workspace in whatever state it is in when I call it a night on Saturday.  Instead of waiting for the new year, I thought I'd start now.

Here it is....

Just finished working on the cover page for my Daily Life Binder for 2014.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Layout Share: Six

I knew that in order to capture all of the things I wanted to for the celebration of WTK's birthday, I would have to include a lot of pictures.  When that happens, I rely on my tried and true photo collage templates that I purchased from Kerri Bradford.  This is the best way I've found to include a multitude of photos.  In going through the thumbnails of the photos I had from this event, I picked five photos.  Unfortunately, at normal size one of the photos was too blurry and must have been taken in between a yawn and something else, cause, let's just say that wasn't an expression WTK would want captured for all of eternity.  So, I played with the template a bit and decided to cut off the photo that should have stretched horizontally along the bottom under the other three pictures. 

Once I had my collage developed and printed, it was scrapping time.  My favorite part.  The background number symbol or hashtag paper was included in a kit.  It's from My Mind's Eye, It's Presh, "Right Now" Hashtag paper.   I more saw it as a number symbol than a hashtag because truth be told, I don't really understand the whole hashtag thing.  As WTK was celebrating a birthday, I thought the number symbol worked.

The six design I used for the title is an available cut in the Silhouette store.  I make most of my cuts on white cardstock from American Crafts and this was no exception.  I then used Adirondack Color Wash spray in Denim to make the die cut the color I wanted. 

I struggled a bit with where to put that die cut.  It didn't look right just layered over the photo, so I took a piece of orange scrap, adhered it to that and then layered it over the photo.  There are three embellishment clusters that form the visual triangle around the photo and the colors I felt balanced from the top and the bottom of the layout.  Due to all the very linear cuts, the rectangles and squares, I thought it was really important to bring in other shapes; therefore, I used circles, scalloped borders and that top note design to soften the layout.  I find that this is particularly important when using one of the photo collages as the collage itself adds many 90 degree angles to the layout.

There was no video for this layout as I finished it without turning on the camera.

Supplies Used:

Dark Blue Paper, The Paper Studio, Handmade Paper
Webster's Pages, Clean and Simple, Sunday Picnic, Alfresco
My Mind's Eye, Presh, Right Now, Hashtag paper
Echo Park, Little Boy, Buttons (Orange Houndstooth Paper)
Orange/Light Blue Stripe, Stash

Title: Silhouette Store Cut
Jillibean Soup, Alpha Beans, Organic Orange

Photo CollageTemplate
Kerri Bradford

Recollections, Circle Punch

Ranger, Adirondack, Color Wash, Denim
Stampin Up, Stamp Pad, Night of Navy

Office Depot Roller Date Stamp
EK Success, Birthday, Roller Phrase Stamp

Jillibean Soup, Birthday II, Soup Labels
Bella Blvd, Birthday Boy, Alpha Bits
Doodle Bug Designs, Cute Cuts, Boys Only
Elle's Studio, Cameron, Large and Medium Journaling Tags
Echo Park, All About a Boy, Layered Stickers
Echo Park, All About a Boy, Chipboard Accents
Basic Grey, Basics, Candy Buttons
Wood Veneer Stars, Scraptastic, This Life Noted Kit, September 2013