|Remember the old Shimelle 4x6 Photo Love? I went digging looking for a sketch to help me put these 3 photos onto a layout and ended up back at this post with my focus on the Photo Booth Love layout that led me to create this layout of my own.|
I wanted to be able to incorporate a lot of different patterned papers so the layout wouldn't be all brown and green (the primary colors in the pictures). I love how the little blocks of several papers brings some pop of color to the whole piece without overwhelming the photos.
|Supplies Used: Brads - Basic Grey; Cardstock - Bazzill (Walnut Cream); Ink - StazOn (Timber Brown); Journaling card - Echo Park Paper Co.; Patterned Paper - Echo Park Paper Co.; Pen - ZigWriter (Chocolate); Stickers - Echo Park Paper Co. & October Afternoon; Title - American Crafts Thickers (Stroll)|
Monday, February 16, 2015
Posted by Catherine at 3:14 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2015
For the title I didn't have any letters in the color I was looking for but the Basic Grey white chipboard alpha set worked perfectly when combined with a little Copic marker coloring. It's hard to tell in the picture but they actually came out a little uneven in the coloring so it mimics the look of water. Perfect!
Posted by Catherine at 9:15 AM
Saturday, February 7, 2015
I'm determined to get the photos from this vacation we took as a family back in 2010 (oh my) put on to layouts. Not sure how I neglected to take care of them sooner but they obviously got overlooked - or maybe I just wasn't inspired at the time. Needless to say, they are getting taken care of now.
I have noticed that many of the pictures from this trip aren't fantastic and maybe that is what dissuaded me from putting them into my books. In hindsight, I don't really care how good the pictures are, it's more the story they tell that I want to hang on to. It was a great trip seeing some amazing sights, spending lots of time with my siblings, parents and uncle and those are the things I want to be reminded of when I look back through my scrapbooks.
Posted by Catherine at 12:39 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2015
I have another layout to share with you all. I found an entire box of photos dating back to 2010 that I hadn't yet scrapped - who am I kidding...I found photos from 2010 all the way to 2014 that I haven't scrapped. At least I know I won't run out of material any time soon. Anyhow, this "teen traveler" isn't even a teen anymore but I still love putting together layouts with him in them.
I had to get creative with the number "1" in 15 at the top right since I couldn't find a circle with the number on it that looked right for the layout. I took a Crate Paper die cut and colored it in with a Copic marker to get the color I wanted then I outlined a number sticker from the Echo Park Paper Co. and added it to the top of the red circle die cut - worked like a charm.
Lots more layouts to come from this same trip...keep an eye out for them.
Posted by Catherine at 5:06 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Posted by Catherine at 9:10 PM
Friday, August 29, 2014
So Summer is drawing to a close and I didn't do any scrap booking while my kids were out of school. Between their busy baseball schedules and my busy work schedule (VBS was a blast even though it was a ton of work) I didn't have any free crafty time. This is an older layout that has been laying around my craft table and I figure since our evenings are getting colder (say it isn't so) these types of scenes aren't too far off. My layout was inspired by Jana Eubanks “Our Favorite SnowMan” layout. I had fun trying to re-create a similar feel using my Silhouette and papers that I had on hand.
Posted by Catherine at 8:13 AM
Friday, March 14, 2014
Since spring is almost upon us (although that means very little here in Colorado - our biggest storms almost always hit in the spring) I thought I better get to sharing some of the winter layouts I've been plowing through.
This fountain sits in the heart of our downtown and the year I took this photo, they hadn't turned off the water flow before we got a big storm. The result was beautiful icicles hanging all around the fountain. The kids and I were fascinated by the enormity of those ice chunks hanging off the sides.
For this layout, I mixed some brand new Echo Park papers with some older Echo Park. I love how the colors in their current collections are able to tie back to their older collections...it makes using up those last bits of paper and embellishments so much easier. The snowflakes running across the page are Martha Stewart stamps that I embossed in white embossing powder - these stamps are so lovely and detailed and the fact that those details even come through when embossing the images truly speaks to the quality of the stamps.
Today we're expecting a warm up here but they are talking about snow coming again tomorrow so we'll throw on our capris and short sleeve shirts and enjoy the warmth while we can!
Posted by Catherine at 8:11 AM