Hi friends! Karla here today with a fun Mixed Media layout! Our theme this week is to scraplift the infamous Missy Whidden! She is so amazingly talented – I was a little intimidated to even attempt this!!
I loved the mixed media circles she layered on, so I decided to try my Distress Paints using the same technique she showed in her video with the Shimmerz Paste-eez (which you can find in the SpiegelMom Scraps Store!!) It was fun to try a few new techniques and step outside my comfort zone! I think that’s important for everyone to do once in a while. I even decided to post a crazy face photo, and this Keepin’ It Real sticker from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection was the perfect title 😉 and the bright sequins from the Jaded Hearts, Neon Summer and Gotta Love Emoji’s mixes were just the right pop!
I used some Dylusions mists on my background, spraying on a piece of acetate and smooshing it onto my background in blue, green and purple colours. It was great to get them out of the drawer! Since my photos were very neutral I felt like it was the perfect opportunity to use lots of background colours.
I used some Shimelle Starshine stickers and added a bit of thread under my handcut paint blobs. After I first layered on the thread, I realized I had it in too much of a perfect circle, lol, so I had to mess it up a bit!
I layered my photos on some Hazel & Ruby printed tissue paper from my stash and then on top of some plain green tissue paper. I love the bit of texture that gives, and I popped up a few of the paint dabs to give some dimension.
Hi! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! Amy (The Craft Bunny) here today to share a New Year card. I’m loving my new DT package from Jody, especially the sequins. Since I am loving the sequins, shaker card is calling me. Here is my card and how I created it.
Happy June and to the end of this school year! Ok, some of you may not be jumping for joy at the thought of kids in daycare for the summer.. I totally get that dilemma believe me! Kuddos to us working Mom’s who somehow make it work!
Today I’m sharing a very special teacher’s gift. Yes, I did spoil this teacher a little. Ok, a lot! She was Sari’s kindergarden teacher this year, who will remain nameless for her privacy. None the less, she deserves some special recognition. Sari came home nearly every day amazing us with what she was learning. It started with her ‘sight words’, then double-digit math and reading! We were so impressed with what Sari learned this school year that I wanted to give her teacher something special. Hmmmmmm, what to do?? Then, this winter we learned that she was due with her first baby in August, a daughter!! Bingo!! I knew exactly what to do for her!
So without further adieu… a baby girl mini album! I used the Teresa Collins She Said collection. I love using the 6×6 paper pads for mini albums. The patterns are shrunk down to the 6×6 size so you don’t lose any details or miss out on the entire pattern. I also used the 12×12 She Said Sticker Sheet, which contained so many fun elements and alphas! The base of my mini album are some papers from my stash (Crate Paper I believe). I adore the white on Kraft floral print! It’s very soft and pretty.
To create the album base, I trimmed a 12×12″ sheet of patterned paper in half to 6″ by 12″. Then, fold the 6×12″ piece in half to form the 6×6″ album base. You can easily layer a few of these to create a mini book. Just one sheet of 12×12″ paper gives you a great sized mini album with eight pages to decorate and add photos!
You can see below that I used a chipboard banner sticker (Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm) upside down. The tags it’s attached to pulls out! Her teacher can use it for journaling some sweet baby stats or some small photos of her darling baby girl. Since the chipboard sticker is hanging over the top of the tag, I just attached some scrap paper to the back of the chipboard sticker that coordinated with the next page.
Below, you can see the top of that chipboard banner sticker poking out on the top of the left side, next to the No. 1 sticker. This simple technique adds another fun element to your mini album, along with the dark Kraft tags from Ranger that are on the right side.
To create the pocket for the larger tags, I adhered two pages together on three sides. I left the top of those two pages free of adhesive to create the fun pocket. I used these Kraft tags from Ranger, but you could also use the coordinating patterned paper to create your own custom tags! I topped them off with a pretty cream colored seam binding.
As you can see, I kept the design pretty simple. I didn’t want the mini album to be too bulky. But, by layering different patterned papers and stickers you can still give the pages some dimension and interest. And, a doily here and there never hurts either 🙂 I also mixed in some other stickers from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collecion. All the Memory Works products have been linked up directly to the Memory Works website. Contact me to order directly! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you were inspired to create and try something new!
1). Storage and display ideas for you mini albums.
I don’t know about the weather where you are …. but what yucky weather in Kenosha, WI!! Lots of wind and rain here, but it made for a great day to be inside scrappin’ with my girls! They had fun stamping with a fun Basic Grey/Hero Arts clear stamp set with a school bus, pencil and other fun school-themed images. I’ll be posting about that this weekend!
It’s challenge time again for us Memory Works Consultants. Here’s my take on the October Challenge, which uses this page map to document some of our life’s celebrations. I chose to scrap our recent outing to Petrifying Spring Park in Kenosha. We go every Fall around the same time to take our annual family pictures. This is how we celebrate Fall and the growth of our family.
….here’s what I came up with.
I used Bella Blvd’s new Finally Fall papers & chipboard, Bazzill card stock, We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool, Blue Lagoon Baker’s Twine and Tropical Foss, Color Box Dark Brown Chalk Ink, Ranger Perfect Pearls mist in Forever Red, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Butterflies (as a mask for misting & for embellies) and House, VersaColor Turquoise Chalk Ink for Butterflies, wood button, Petaloo Color Me Crazy Flowers (stamped with Hero Arts Friend Definition stamp using VersaColor Chalk Inks and sprayed with the same Forever Red Perfect Pearls), Simple Stories Life Documented Flash Card and a misc Family chip sticker I had in my stash.
You can also see the photo and paper sizes in the page map, which make this page very fast and easy to put together! Give it a try and share it! Go ahead, stay inside this weekend and do something creative!
After the last couple of days of getting ready to school to start, carpet cleaners and rearranging furniture, I had to get my scrap on! So, I found this picture of Sari and I from Christmas 2010.
I used papers that I’ve had in my stash for awhile (trying to stick to my resolution~Scrap My Stash!) Everything is actually available at Hobby Lobby: Bazzill Cardstock, October Afternoon papers, Ranger GlossyAccents, craft buttons, brown rosette trim (fabric dept. by the yard), Red Ho Ho Ho Ribbon, Making Memories red glitter letters, my Cricut (Joys of the Season Cartidge), Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Paper Studio Sticky Doo’s pop dots and adhesive.
The wreath and garland are from the Joys of the Season Cartridge.
A little out of season, but I like scrapping out of order.
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I found these great 5×7″ frames on clearance at Menards and picked up several of them. These make great mini scrapbook layouts to give as gifts or display in your home!!
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I also used May Arts Ribbon (yellow plaid & red rosette), Twinery Twine, Tim Holtz metal charm & Distress Ink (on Apple), Ranger Crackle Accents on the Apple (cut on my Cricut), red paper clip, Paper Studio PreSchool Stickers, Green felt cut for the leaves, Making Memories metal star, twine and wood flowers button (my Etsy Shop).