Did you have a nice weekend? This weekend, hubby & I celebrated our 4year wedding anniversary! I almost forgot all about it! We don’t generally do much for anniversaries besides go out on a date & reminisce. Since we had such a long engagement, I really count our dating anniversary as more important than our wedding anniversary. This March we will celebrate 10 years of being together! It’s crazy to think we’ve almost been together 10 years!
Anyhoo, let’s move on to today’s project! Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout process video for this layout I recently made of my sweet husky Bella. These photos are actually from 2006, but I recently found a stack of some older photos. They inspired me to get scrapping. I ended up basing this layout off of a sketch from Stuck Sketches. I messed up in the video and said Creative Scrappers, but I ended up going with the Stuck Sketches sketch.
Here’s the video showing how I made this layout from start to finish:
In real time, this layout came together in about 30 minutes. I love using sketches as a starting off point because it really helps me narrow down photos & gives me an idea of where to start.
That’s it for today. Have anything crafty planned this week? I plan on finishing up another project this week. Hopefully I will have another Project Life video for you again this week 🙂 Have a lovely day!
Today I’ve got a traditional scrapbook layout to share with you. I was actually inspired to make this layout with this larger photo that was actually my planner cover for 2014. This was just a cheapy planner with a family photo on the front that I got from Walgreens (which I talked about at the end of THIS video) . My new planner (which I talked all about in THIS video) came in recently & started in December so I’m officially done with the old planner. I took it apart, recycled the papers, and then kept the cover just for this! Thrifty huh?
The patterned paper I used is from the Oh Deer 6×6 paper pad from Fancy Pants.
I created the glittery snowflakes with some raw chipboard. I first painted them with white acrylic paint. Then I painted them with some white glitter paint called Gelate from Art Anthology. Since the glitter was very subtle, I decided to coat them in translucent fine glitter while they were still wet so some of it would stick.
The embellishments came from misc Freckled Fawn OHDEERME kits & the pink rhinestones came from a past Studio Calico kit. The alphas were Thickers from American Crafts (the glitter ones) and Freckled Fawn foam alphas (the black ones).
And some close ups:
I didn’t really have a layout design in mind when I wanted to scrap. I decided to use this sketch from Creative Scrappers.
Besides the drying time for the painting, this layout came together pretty quickly. I really liked the sketch & it worked really well with the patterned papers I wanted to use. That is it for today. I will be back with my regularly scheduled blog post on Wednesday! Have a lovely day!!
I recently showed you a bunch of supplies that I got from MarkerPOP and today I have a card to share using some of those new goodies. I just dug into them this weekend & had lots of fun. Now let me tell you. . . this card was completely and utterly made JUST FOR FUN! Oh my word, it felt wonderful to just not have a care in the world for a few minutes and put a card together! I am definitely going to be crafting just for the fun of it a lot more often as soon as the final store orders have been sent out.
I hope you enjoy this card! I had a lot of fun making it. I tested out the new Wink of Stella Pen that I recently got. I will have an in depth review of it next week for ya!
With this project, I also got a chance to test out my camera in a night time setting. I don’t have lights setup for taking photos of projects so I rely on daylight in order to take project photos. Well I finished the card at night so I tried to take the photos at night too without any studio lighting. I think the photos came out decent enough that you can see my card.
I based my card design of off the Farm Fresh Friday sketch over on The Greeting Farm’s blog. I knew I wanted to color up this Anya so I decided to check and see if they had a fun challenge & sure enough, they did!
The patterned papers I used are from the Crate Paper Love Notes paper pad. The stamped sentiment is an old SP & Company sentiment.
The Anya stamp I used is Birthday Anya 3. I colored her in with Copics & then used the Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some glitter to lots of areas of the image. I then inked around the edges of the white cardstock piece with Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin’ UP & a sponge dauber.
The Copic Colors I used are as follows:
For the skin: E00, E21, E02
For the teals: BG53, BG57
For the icing: RV25, RV29
For the cake parts: E30, E31
For the cherries: R29
For the cake plate: C00, C0,
For the hair: E25, E27, E29, E49
My card measures 4.25×5.5inches & I used a piece of Papertrey Ink white cardstock as the card base.
The ribbon is just some old Stampin’ UP ribbon I’ve had in my stash for a really long time.