1 Hour Scrapbooking Challenge Progress | Baby Album/Layouts Walk Through

Hey everyone!

In this video, I show you the progress I made during the first few days of my scrap challenge.

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Dirty Dogs Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone!

I’m sharing a layout I made recently while having a crafty day with one of my girlfriends. I had a lot of fun making this layout while chit chatting and laughing with a friend. Do you enjoy scrapping with friends or do you like lone scrapping better?


I prefer scrapping together sometimes but I definitely have the problem of chatting way more than scrapping most of the time 🙂

These photos are of my doggies getting muddy. When we lived in East TN, they would get so muddy sometimes when it would rain a bunch. I snapped some photos of them getting particularly muddy way back in 2006.


This layout started with a sketch from Creative Scrappers. This is their last sketch challenge, and I am totally bummed about it! They have been my favorite scrapbook sketch site for a long time!! My finished layout didn’t end up looking much like the sketch.

I used the following patterned papers: Studio Calico Here & There collection called “Charlotte”, Echo Park Dots & Stripes “Mango” & “Quartz”, and My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio “Chalk Talk” paper. These are all much older papers, but you may be able to find them online somewhere. I really loved the greyish dots papers. The vellum with white printed lines is from a past Studio Calico kit.


For the lightest grey patterned paper, I used Smoky Slate ink from Stampin’ UP with a sponge dauber to ink up the edges. For the darker grey patterned paper, I used the Stampin’ UP Basic Gray ink with a sponge dauber.

The teal patterned paper is just a scrap I have had for a while. I am not sure where it is from, but I think it is from American Crafts textured cardstock.

To decorate my layout, I used some enamel dots from Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn. I also used an orange clip from Studio Calico, a cute little heart from Freckled Fawn, and a misc bone paper clip from my stash (a dear friend sent me that! SO cute!!).


For the title I used some Thickers from my stash along with some tiny alphas from Studio Calico.

Finally, I did my little journaling with a Project Life pen (I prefer the .5mm point).

And that’s it for this layout. I hope you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun making this one.


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Hello Daddy Layout + Technique Video

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a layout featuring some of Olivia’s beautiful newborn photos. I recently shared a photo slideshow (click here) of some of her newborn photos so be sure to check it out. I am sure over time I will scrap all of these photos so you will get to see them again 😉 I used two of them on today’s project.


To go along with today’s video, I created a quick technique video sharing how I added ribbon to this layout. This is just an easy technique that I like to use to attach ribbon to my projects. My video is up first & then all the layout details are below!

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I used a sketch from Stuck Sketches as my jumping off point for this layout, but I don’t think it looks very much like the sketch.

4 April 15 2015 - Stuck

The ribbon used for the technique is Strawberry Slush ruffle trim which is now retired & only available as a digital download for digi scrappers.

The pink cardstock is Pink Pirouette 12×12 cardstock from Stampin’ UP. I actually did a cheater method on this layout. I cut out the center of the 12×12 sheet & then used the center piece to create the photo mat piece. That way I only ended up using one 12×12 for the layout. Sneaky huh?

The large polka dot paper is called Multi Stripe & it’s from My Mind’s Eye and is from the Lucky in Love collection. I cut this piece at 11inches so that there was a half inch border of the pink cardstock around the edge of my layout.

The pink striped paper is also from My Mind’s Eye, but I am not sure which collection is was from (Maybe Lost & Found? It’s an older design). I used the stripe paper two different places & decided to use my Stampin’ UP scallop edge border punch on one of the pieces.

The camera patterned paper is from Bella Blvd & I received it in a Studio Calico kit.

I cut out the “Hello” using my Big Shot with the Stampin’ UP Hello You Thinlits pack. The orange striped patterned paper is from an older version of the Echo Park Dots & Stripes collection.

The “daddy” part of the title was made with some puffy alphas from an old Studio Calico kit.

The heart brad & xo wooden button are both from Freckled Fawn kits. The clothespin is from American Crafts & I received it in a Studio Calico kit a long time ago.

For the journaling, I actually chopped up a Project Life journaling card & used a Project Life journaling pen to do my writing.

Here are some close up shots:




And that was it! I kept the layout quite simple, but I still love how it turned out. Sometimes I feel like my simplest cards & layouts are my best ones.

What do you think? Are you an over the top embellisher or do you like to keep it clean and simple?

I plan on sharing another project with you guys next Wednesday so I will see you soon. Have a lovely day!


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