Saturday, January 28, 2012

Keep on track with your resolution!

A month of 2012 is already gone. Have you started to slack off on your new year's resolution? Join me on Saturday, February 11 at 1:00 pm to complete this resolutions class. For $25, (or$20 for members) you can rejuvenate that goal and do a page about you! My goal has to do with health and going to the gym, but you can choose anything you want. The title is cut with Quickutz and you can personalize it with the letter stickers below.

I love these letter stickers from October Afternoon! They are inexpensive and they give you so many letters! I've used my set on a few layouts and I still have e's left! I can't stand it when those run out; the pack is basically wrecked at that point for me.

Call the store at 350-785-2711 to sign up now. See you there!

Friday, January 27, 2012

with Grandma...

When I was in Unforgettable Memories this past week I picked up a couple of bottles of white spray ink.
Mr Huey's and Tattered Angels white Chalkboard ink. I wanted to see how they compared.
I used one of the Harmonie chipboard scallop circles as a mask and sprayed on kraft cardstock.
The Mr Huey's definitely gave more coverage.  The Chalkboard ink I found was much lighter.
I also used the Chalkboard 'hot chocolate' to spray the 'abc', from my Thickers chipboard sheet, around the edges.  You can see in the top left corner it is not very dark.  Chalkboard is better on white or very light coloured papers, I think.

The last time I used my Thickers sheet as a mask I had used 'soot' spray ink.  Wetting the 'soot' with the brown spray ink revived it so when I plopped the Thickers sheet face down I got the darker design in the lower right corner.  Like it!
Two of the papers on this layout are packaging material.  The green dotted paper is from the Imaginisce stickers package and the script, I'm sure you will recognize, comes from a package of Prima flowers.

Once I had my basic layout design, I surrounded my page with all the embellishments I 'might' use and started trying things. 

This is what I ended up with...

The vellum is over the photo because Daniel is wearing the ugliest shorts I have ever seen.  How he managed to pack them for his trip to Grandma and Grandads, without me spotting and pulling them, I will never know. 

Some close-ups...

The birdcage is one of Prima's velvety rubons.  The enamel flower is Websters.  I love the twine.  There were 3 colours on the card I bought ~ yellow, as seen here, red and blue.  I can see myself using this stuff lots.

Isn't the little owl cute?  He's from a sheet of owl stickers, all different, all just as cute. 
The clip is Basic Grey (from the pet line).

I used another of Websters enamel flowers here.

It's my day off and I'm hoping to get a couple layouts started. 
Enjoy a creative, scrappy weekend.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cute Kids Layout

I struggled with this layout. I wanted use paper that played off the sunny colours of the girls hats and bathing suits and couldn't decide and once I did start making decisions it just wasn't quite right. Then I cut the photos to 4x4 and ended up regretting it but had to make it work. I ended up matting everything to the black cardstock and that was just what I needed. The black cardstock acts as an anchor and balances the page.

I am so glad I commited to finishing a layout a day so that I can get my photos scrapped. I feel so much relief with each page I finish. Set a goal and lets get those photos scrapped!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Layout number 13 and 14

So we were fortunate enough to get to met the brand newest edition to our family this summer. She is so cute and my girls just love her to peices. I used the brand new paper available at Unforgettable Memories from Simple Stories. I created a one pager for each of the girls using the most special pictures from our visit. And there was a lot to choose from! I love how touching these layouts turned out because I only used photos with the most meaning. Every picture does not to be scrapbooked. It is ok to be a bit pickey.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Layouts 10, 11 and 12!

Layout number 10
This layout is completed using the brand new paper at Unforgettable Memories. I tried to get a good picture of Grandma Lynne and the girls. I probably snapped 10 or more. This is the best of them. Adalyn is such a ham during picture time. Anyways this one will go in Adalyn's album and then I created another one pager using the same photo and paper line to go in Hailey's album. Here is a shot of that layout.
And layout number 11

So jsut realized that I haven't posted since Thursday so Today you get to see anothher layout. Lucky you three layouts in one day. Actually four because I see Heather also posted today! Lots of inspiration all on a Sunday. A great day to stay in your jammies and get caught up!
Layout 12
Fall Fair pictures! I used Lemonade from Basic Grey. This paper is from a paper pack I bought a while back. I have used bits and pieces several times. The colours are bright and sunny. Great for girls and summer.

The finished layout

Here's the finished layout on the background I created last week.

If you remember, the last picture in last weeks post showed my photos on several layers of patterned paper. I had to take a bunch of it off because I couldn't bear to cover up all my spraying and inking. I used a few bits and pieces of patterned paper to matte my photos, some cheesecloth for texture and, of course, some Prima flowers.

Other products I used were:
BoBunny stickers and alpha, SEI alpha stickers, MLYB chipboard buddies(aren't they adorble?), Kaiser plane brad. I think thats all.

Here are some closeups...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Number 9

These photos are from May Long Weekend 2010. The kids have changed so much! Love the simplicity of this layout. I used Cosmo Cricket Salt Air paper mixed with some old embellishments from the stash! I can't wait to get all these new layouts into albums so we can flip through!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Layout Number 8

Oh this layout made me feel all warm inside. Summer layouts make me smile! Love the bright and sunny feel. I used Cosmo Cricket Salt Air. This paper is still available at Unforgettable Memories and goes great with any summer photos.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Layout Number Seven

Another first day of school layout. Again I used Crate Paper School Spirit. One pagers are a quick and easy way to get photos scrapped. So I guess 11 more layouts to go in my 18 layout catch up challenge. Not counting the surprise envelope of photos I found! Keep on cuttin!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Layout Number 6

This layout is designed using Crate Paper School Spirit. As I was looking through my bin of newer product I unfortunately found an envelope of photos that have not been scrapbooked. Just when I thought I was getting ahead! Oh well, I got my groove on now so what's a few more layouts! Check back tomorrow for layout number 7!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Layout Number Five

Another layout using My Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall. I need to journal on this layout yet but at least it is put together. These layouts are actually coming together rather quickly. It is so easy when you have pictures, sketches and product in mind. It was totally worth it to spend the time going through all my pictures and mathcing them up with sketches. I knew exactly what size to order my prints. I am also enjoying looking through my stash of product and embellishing with the paper I have hoarded away for the last couple of months!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Layout number four

Another one pager. I love this photo of my 3 year old. I used My Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall. This has to be one of my favourite paper lines from 2011. I really like how this page came together. Enjoy! There is still some of this line at Unforgettable Memories so stop in and get scrapping!

Mists, paints and inks...

I have a day off so I've taken over the dining room table and I'm making a mess.  I have out my sprays, and my ink pads and my Making Memories paints. I picked out a couple of masks from my box and quite a few stamps.  Now to decide if I use them all or just a few of them.

I'm using some great textured kraft coloured Bazzill as my base...

  • First I used my vine mask with applejack Mister Huey's color mists, then with walnut ink I had mixed up myself. I moved the vine mask around my page as I misted.
  • Second I unscrewed the sprayer from the walnut mist bottle and shook it over my page splattering spots of ink.
  • Third I painted meadow Making Memories paint around the edges of my page.  I did a thick layer so it would still show after step number 4
  • Fourth I rubbed a turquoise ink pad around the edges. 
  • Fifth I selected a set of long thin stamps and with my black Brilliance ink I created a border around the edges of my page.

  • I decided I needed some more colour on my page so I grabbed a lemon metallic Maya Mist (it's more orange then yellow) and a red Maya Mist.  I used one of my large scroll masks and sprayed some more.
I really like how this is looking...

I have placed my photos, but nothing is glued down aand I'm thinking I want a stronger colour in there.  Maybe some red paint splashed along the bottom of the photo matte in the middle of the page? I will have to play with it.

I will show you the finished layout tomorrow.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Resolutions class: one little word

I am about to start my new years resolution page! I am inspired by some beautiful papers (Crystal has also used them a few posts down) as well as a challenge set out by Ali Edwards. She is picking one little word to sum up her goals for the year and every month will be scrapping something around that word to stick to the goal. I am not sure if I'll do the year long thing, buy for now I've chosen my word: health. It mainly refers to my wanting to up my gym schedule and pay better attention to the foods I eat. My layout will be featuring gym pics, but you could choose any photos that suit your goal. Start thinking about your goal and look for this class likely the first week in February.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Layout number 3

Layout number 3! Only 16 more to go until all caught up. This layout is created using mostly Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss. I love the colour combinations and just happens to match the mucky water of Kiskatinaw River and my kids blue bathing suits perfectly! On to number four now.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Layout two

Layout 2 is another two pager. I used Fancy Pants Summers End paper again. I really love the colors and I thought this paper went so well with my photos. I guess I better get busy working on layout 3. I always say I work better under pressure. 16 more layouts to go.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Layout one!

So here is layout one! I used Fancy Pants Summers End. Stop by Unforgettable Memories and grab some. What a beautiful. I love the soft tones. I also pulled out my Cricut and used it to cut my title. I am happy with the way this turned out!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Up for a challenge

So suddenly my scrapbooking has gotten away from me. I don't know how it happened but unfortunately it has. I have decided to set a goal and get this taken care of!

1. I went through the pictures on my camera and recently uploaded photos. I recorded the orientation of each photo and complied a list based on event or memory. I have 18 layouts to complete.
2. I then went through my scrapbooking magazines and flagged sketches or layouts that would go well with the pictures I have.
3. I sent in a photo order that consisted of 195 photos.
4. So now to get cropping! My goal is to complete a layout a day for the next 20 days. To keep me on track and accountable I will post the layouts daily here on the blog.

Okay so now that I have put it out there, wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Need to get one whole year caught up or want to get a jump start on your scrapbooking for 2012? Join me on Saturday, January 21st 2012 from 1-3pm. In this class you will recieve a 12x12 album, Simple Stories Life Documented paper kit and embellishments and some other various papers! The album pages follow a simple sketch and allow for some creative freedom! This class is $90.00 for members and $95.00 for non members. This class is great for beginners and also the experienced scrapbooker who finds themself a little behind. Sign up today. Phone Unforgettable Memories Foto Source 250-785-2711.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Kit Class 12 Days of Christmas MME

Join me on January 26th and get those Christmas photos all scrapbooked. This class is from 7 to 9 pm. It is $25 for members and $30 for non members. You will create one two page layout in class and then have product, inspiration, sketches and tips for three additional two page layouts. What a great way to end 2011! Call Unforgettable Memories Foto Source and sign up today 250-785-2711. All layouts are at the store and I will post some additional sneak peeks here and on our Facebook page.

Monday, January 2, 2012

a quick layout

Happy New Year to all the scrapbookers out there.  I expect you all enjoyed yourselves and have lots of photos to prove it.

I put together a quick layout yesterday and took photos as I scrapped.

I started off with a white sheet of Bazzill cardstock.  I punched 3 stars out of scrap paper and used them as masks with my Espresso and Gold mists for an easy peasy background.

One of the most time consuming things for me is deciding what papers go with my photos and also coordinate together so starting with white cardstock is a real timesaver.

I decided my matting should be a piece of shite mulberry paper.  I love the texture! I chose a couple of fairly neutral patterned papers to use as accents.  One torn strip went along the top of my page.

I used a stamp that simulates a stitched line (much quicker than pulling out the sewing machine and trying to figure out how to thread it) and black archival ink to `sew` my strip of pp to the top of my page.

I cut up some magic mesh into strips and stuck it down along the edge of my matte.  More texture!

You can see the mulberry paper is a little opaque so the ink mist shows through just a little.

Then I put my photos down...

...a couple strips of patterned paper ground them nicely.

I always like to use flowers on my layouts; even boy ones.

Prima has some less `pretty`colours for more masculine pages. The leaves are Kaiser woodcuts. The stickers I have added on are from a Bo Bunny sheet.

Now I just need a title...
...and it`s done.

How`s that for quick and easy?