Scrapbooking with Karla – Trick or Treat!

Hi! Karla here today with a cute and fun Halloween layout using the Morning Glow, Lisa’s Starry Nights (I’m seriously addicted to these ;0 ) and Peachy Keen. I started off by using a sketch from the October Sketchy Challenge at the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine blog and grabbed a Carta Bella ‘Haunted’ paper pack and some cute pics of my two littles a few years ago.

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I splattered some pretty mists from the Tattered Angels Man Cave Calendar Kit, which includes 4 different mists in a pack. I love the bright lime green! I picked out sequins from each mix that would coordinate with the papers and photos and used Glossy Accents to adhere them.

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A few embellishments from a Jillibean Soup diecut ephemera pack finished off my page.

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Here’s a look at the wonderful mixes I used today – Morning Glow, Lisa’s Starry Nights and Peachy Keen.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week!

What About Wednesday: Shaker Layout

 

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here with you this fine Wednesday. Can you believe this is our last sketch with Let’s Get Sketchy and our team up with them. I have had tons of fun seeing their layouts and all of our’s. Don’t forget to hop over to their blog and check out their sketches when you need some inspiration.

I have to make a confession. I hope you won’t tell!! I have never made a shaker card before. I know it’s crazy isn’t it?! They are so cool and seem really easy to make. Plus who wouldn’t want to use tons of sequins at one time.

In all honesty I have never made a shaker card even though I keep thinking I really should. When I was looking at this week’s sketch the first thing that popped in my head was, this would be really cool as a shaker. Here is the sketch for this week designed by Let’s Get Sketchy Brenshevia.

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I started out with white card stock from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store, I used two sheets. I cut a big circle out of one of the white sheets. I thought the white would help whatever sequin mix I decided to use, pop.

I also grabbed a sheet of heart acetate so that it was easy to see the sequins.

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Because I was using the circle for the shaker, I moved the circle a little to the left. I wanted more card stock on one side for the layering. I also decided to use just one photo that was horizontal and a journaling card instead of two photos. This left a little more open space. If you spend the time to make a shaker you want to see it, right?!

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The photo I picked was of my son, me and our puppy on the couch, with my puppy taken up most of the photo. (This is a common occurrence when we are on the couch.) I wanted to make make I documented it before she (our puppy) is too big for the couch at all.

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There was a lot of orange in the photo. Which inspired my sequin choice, 2 Cool 4 U.

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For the layers I choose colors that complimented the sequin mix, blacks, grays, light blue and yellow. With the white background it really helps brings your eye to the shaker. I used double-sided dimensional foam tape to pop up the circled card stock with the acetate paper. I made sure I used extra sticky tape, and liquid glue on top of the acetate so my layered paper doesn’t come off over time.

I love how the edges lift off the acetate though. Some texture always makes me happy, and I love the shadows that it creates.

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I used feltie hearts in gray and blue around the shaker. I really wanted to draw your eye around the photo and shaker. I added a few sequins from the 2 Cool 4 U mix that I used inside.

I added a bit a sparkle with my title to bring out the tiny little silver stars in the sequin mix.

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Look at how those colors pop right off of the white?!!

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I am really glad I finally took that step and made a shaker, and on a layout too!! It is so much fun, and it was actually really easy!!

Here is a look at the full layout.

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I hope you stop by the Let’s Get Sketchy Blog and look for some inspiration there. You are sure to find some!! Also don’t forget to check out our Facebook Group and join in our monthly challenge. (You still have a little bit of time to finish November’s challenge or start December’s Challenge tomorrow.)

Have a great week!!

Hannah

What About Wednesday: Starting a New Kit

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Hello!! It is Hannah here with you today!!

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Do you ever get a new kit in the mail and it looks far to pretty to cut into? Or do you ever sit with your kit on your craft table and wonder what parts of that kit you should use first? Well today I am going to talk a little bit about my process for starting a new kit.

Here is a Youtube video of me talking through opening a new (June) Clique Kit that I haven’t used yet because it was just so pretty.

My first real tip for being able to dig right into a kit when you get it, and this is really a mind over matter issue. Just think of it like any old paper or layout you are starting. When I stop overthinking about a kit, it usually is easier for me to jump right into using my kit.

My next tip, is to start with my photo. By picking my photo and using that as the starting point, I can tailor my layout to match the feel I am going for.

Knowing the design can also help digging into my kit. If I know I want to make a L shaped design or a grid design. I can pick papers that help me achieve that design concept. Some of the papers in my kit may not work with the design I want and that makes it easier to pick papers.

Also what about just using your favorite paper or embellishments to start making your layout. If you pick out your favorite parts of the kit and then add pieces from the kit that work well with those pieces then you will have a layout that you love because you love the elements on the layout.  Using the pieces I love always gets me excited about scrapbooking and then I tend to like my layouts more too.

Lastly I want to mention that if you have a routine for starting a layout, this could also be helpful. Are there certain things you notice you do when you are successful in producing a layout or project in a timely minor for you? I notice for me(also realize this is different and unique to each scrapper), that I feel successful in my scrap room when I stick to a scrappy routine. Making sure I am not overwhelmed with inspiration online is the first thing. If earlier in the day I picked out my starting point definitely helps me. I then put on some music and pick a photo from my photo pile and get to town. I look through the kit and pick out things that jump out to me as matching the feel of the photo(s) I choose.

I try to think about my stash and think if I have anything in there that matches my photo or feel I am trying to accomplish on my layout. i try not to spend too long looking around for things and just kinda go with my gut. When I am successful, I find that I am taking about an hour to create a layout from start to finish. Using and sticking to my kit helps. Also making decisions without stewing over them is what I try to achieve.

It I start each layout or project the same way I get into the habit of making better instinctual decisions on my layouts. And I tend to love them better.

Let’s take a look at the layout I made with my newer June Clique kit that I hadn’t used yet.

 

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I picked My photos first, I knew I wanted to make a layout about the new coffee maker we bought right after we moved into our new house. We had to wait another week to get our household goods, so a coffee maker would be needed to make it through the week. This new one we found, had a container to put milk into. Then you microwave it, and pump to add air to make foam. I can now have homemade lattes right at home. This literally makes my soul sing!!

Because I knew what story and photos I wanted to tell, I took from my stash some stickers and die cuts from Pretty Little Studio about coffee. I also had an old coffee cup clip from a past Clique kit.

I also took this time to pull out some grey and blue feltie hearts from the SpiegelMom Scraps Store. I knew they would be perfect because my coffee cups all had blue and grey tones in them.

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The kit I used had tons of cute Elle’s Studio stuff in it. Using a kit really helps keep things coordinated. This helps making a layout a little faster for me. I take less time figuring out things that all match or work well together. And this kit’s main colors worked perfectly with the color scheme I wanted to use.

I instantly picked out this Clique exclusive because the saying went with the feel I was going for. It’s the little things of life that makes life better. I backed the patterned paper with white card stock from the Store to add texture without being really heavy.

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I backed each of my photos with a white doily. I wanted lots of layers but didn’t want to add a lot bulk. The doilies are good for that. I also used some vellum and tissue paper behind my photos.

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The clear acetate pieces mixed with the SpiegelMom Scraps exclusive mix for the kit and the new Mocha Mint Dreams sequin mix add light layered embellishments to the layout without feeling really heavy.

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I love how these sequins look like steam coming from my cup!!

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Those blue feltie hearts in a row, add something fun tucked in the layers of the tissue paper and add a shelf for the script font on the background paper.

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I also love the pops of pink throughout the layout.

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I may have ran out of room for my journaling!!

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The way I clustered my photos and journaling card, make the best use of this diagonal design on the background paper. It is really fun and different from the designs I usually use on my page. It stumped me at first, I won’t lie. I took about thirty minutes working on the placement of the photos before I was happy with how it looked. Once I was happy with the way they looked the rest of the layout came together really fast.

I hope I gave you a few good tips for starting a new kit. Also know that there is no right way to dig into your kits. As long as you are happy with your process, it is the right way!!

Have an inspired Wednesday!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop

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Happy INSD 2016!!  We hope you’re having a great day so far!  Your day is about to get tons better with some beautiful creative inspiration for you. Today, the Sparklers have created some FAB projects PLUS we have a special Canadian guest with us.  Please be sure to say hello to Ashley Abelson, much better known as Sparkly Canadian Crafty Girl on Instagram and YouTube. This girl is super creative and extra sweet!  Be sure to follow her (linked above).

Here’s today’s line up:

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Laura 

Yuliya 

Sarah 

Anna 

Ashley 

Lea 

Ka 

Katty

Here’s my layout to celebrate International Scrapbooking Day!!  This was by far the fussiest layout I’ve done in a long time.  I used a Jillibean Soup die cut background and filled all those lovely circles with the new 6X6″ Pink Fresh Studio Felicity collection.  That was the fussy part!!  I also created a few little shaker pockets within my layout with the Spring Blooms & Silver Stars Sequins. I created these little sequin pockets using recycled clear packaging and popped up the entire layout using craft foam.  After I cut all the paper circles, the rest of the layout came together very quickly.

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I hope you enjoyed my fussy cutting and sequin shaker inspiration today! Now you’re on to the fabulous Laura’s blog!  

Did you know we have a creative community you can join?! We’d love to have you join our interactive & inspiring Scrapbook Facebook Group, 15 Minutes to Scrap! Just look us up on Facebook & request to join. We’d love to get to know you there. 

** Katty’s giveaway reminder! Have you entered yet? Check out her post HERE for all the juicy details!! 

There’s also a big prize to be won this weekend!  Be sure to comment on all the blog today to be entered to win a $20 credit to the Scrap Shop!   Happy hopping friends!!

XO,

Jody