What About Wednesday: Felicia’s Old and New Challenge

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here. This week I thought I would take on Felicia’s Old and New challenge. Let me refresh your memory if you don’t remember the details of the challenge. “The first step is to use and old and new scrapbooking product on your Layout. Explain on your layout what is old and what is new. The second step it is to use and old and new photo on the layout.”

I only started scrapping in 2014 so I definitely don’t have supplies that are ten years old or anything but I definitely have my share of older products. Like a pile of paper stacks that I bought when I first started scrapbooking. I couldn’t believe that you could get so many pretty papers in a stack altogether. haha!! They are still sitting in my space waiting for me to use. To be honest I probably won’t ever finish them completely. (I am however ok with that though)

IMG_9094 I decided to pull some of those paper packs for this challenge. I took out some Pebbles paper packs I had. One of the papers I fussy cut some of the chit chat bubbles out of it, to use as embellishments.

Not all the chit chat bubbles had phrases that worked for my layout so I added old phrase stickers on them. I was surprised that I had as many as I did. I had tons from Simple Stories, Glitz and Bella Blvd, to name a few.

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I love how the bubbles look layered with some old stickers, some navy feltie hearts and a mix of sequins from the shop. I picked a couple of packs of sequins that had colors that matched the colors on my layout. I used sequins from Passion Flower and A Mermaid’s Tale.

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I used a white doily as a layer in my papers. This is a layout comparing my two daughters now from when they were younger to how they are now. I took two pictures of them from this past year and two photos of them from 2011. I printed or cut them done to about 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. this smaller size allowed me enough room to embellishment and to get a lot of journaling in.

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On my bottom cluster I used one of my newer purchases. I bought the scratch off stickers from Shimelle’s new line Go Now Go. They are super cute. It is fun to be able to write a secret journalling for my daughters to scratch off when they get older.

I added some feltie hearts and more sequins to that cluster so it matched closely to my top two clusters. I try to do this so it helps tie the whole layout together and feels cohesive.

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I used some of my favorite older Thickers from Dear Lizzy that are gold and glittered. What’s not to love about glitter and gold?! It gives this layout some glamour.

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For the layers behind my photos, because I have a hard time not doing some kind of layering, I used that beautiful new Dear Lizzy black floral paper from the Saturdays Collection.  I used some old cream and pink paper to matte my photos. Then added some new teal striped paper from Shimelle. I kept the layers simple though. I think it is easy to go crazy with layers of different patterns and colors when you use old lines with new lines. Many of the collections now have more of a white tone and many of the older collections have more cream tones. I tried to keep this in mind when I picked the Shimelle cream toned paper pairing it with the old cream papers. The pink in the Dear Lizzy florals, matches well with the pink old paper. This really help the papers feel like they were meant to be together. I also outlined some layers too, which I think helps them tie in better too.

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Here is a look at the whole layout together.

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Felicia’s Old and New Challenge is super fun. I hope you take some time this month to play along! Just add a photo into the pinned challenge post on the 15 minutes to Scrap Facebook Group to play along.

You can also check out my process video for this layout and see how I put it together.


Have a great week!!

Hannah

 

 

 

What About Wednesday: Lisa’s Sketch Challenge

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Aloha Sparklers!! I hope your week has been crafty and going well. It’s always challenging to balance craftiness and all the adult things that need to get done. Especially near school time.

This week I thought it would be fun to take on the Challenge that Lisa has posted in the SMS Facebook Group.  If you don’t remember her challenge here is all the details…It’s a 3-2-1 Challenge. 3 embellishments, sequins, doilies and a banner
2 colors (from the mood board, pinks and blues)
1 sketch
The Theme is Your Bucket List. Something you dream of doing one day but have not dont yet.

Of Course I am really bad about sticking to the rules when it comes to scrapbooking. Some of us are totally like that, we have to break all the rules, no matter what they are?!! Some of us have to follow the rules right to the letter too. The thing I love the most about scrapbooking is that it works well for both camps of people too. Whether you are a rule follower or like me a rule bender. At the end of the day are you happy when you are creating and Are you documenting the memories you want to remember that is all that matters!!

Here is a quick look at the sketch. I used this loosely to spark inspiration for my layout.

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I went on this tangent up above because I didn’t follow the rules of the challenge exactly. First for the banner, I used crape paper to create texture across my layout.

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Instead of a doily I used tissue paper. I had this tissue paper that matched perfectly the colors I was wanting to use. I think you will agree it was a good idea.

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I used the Passion Flower Sequin pack from the store on this layout.This pack was the colors of the mood board and started my process of making this layout. It was the first thing I picked out.
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For embellishments I used tons of hearts, some circle elements, and a metal clip. I mixed up the hearts by using puffy stickers, vellum and cardstock ones. The circle elements include a flair button, cardstock circles. even some of the puffy stickers with hearts were circles. Last I added a metal clip on one of my photos. It looks so cute tucked in the layers of tissue paper, doesn’t it?!

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Doesn’t those staples look so cool near this cluster of hearts?

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And I love the addition of gold throughout my layout.

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These colors are so beautiful aren’t they?! Perfect for the photos that I choose.

For the colors in the mood board are so pretty. I did use more of a teal than blue. I also added gray to the mix of colors, to accent the pink and teal. In the mood board there was a photo of a castle at dusk, and I loved the dark shadows in that photo.

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Another thing I detoured from was the bucket list interpretation. Lisa asked us to scrap somewhere we haven’t been but want to go. I actually picked pictures of my new scrap room area. In our old house I had to scrap in the living room. I have never had my own scrap room and when we first looked at this house and saw all the windows I knew it would be perfect for my scrap room. Thankfully we were able to buy that house and I now I have my very own scrap room.

I talked also about how excited I am to make my room pretty!! Because I am, it is a process because moving into a new house so many places need attention, but I look forward to making this scrap room mine and all mine throughout the years. I look forward to all the memories I get  to scrapbook in this beautiful room with windows and during the summer flowers from my yard!!

Here is a look at some of the journaling..

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As you can see I moved the second photo and the title too. I really thought that my photo looked better on the left side where there was more open space on the photo to overlap them. That created some boxy space at the bottom which was perfect for the title and little embellishment cluster.

I hope you were inspired today. I also hope you check out the Facebook Group and look at the challenge Lisa created for the month. Play along and share your layout with us!! Challenges are such a fun way to mix things up with how you decide what to document or make!

Here is the completed layout I made for the challenge!!

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See you later Sparklers!!

Hannah