Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Reminisce vacation

So first I showed you the scaredy cat rappeller (me) and now I'm scrapping my adrenaline junkie who loved the rappelling and he'd do it again, unlike myself. Once was enough!

The background paper is a Reminisce design.  Loved the title on the bottom left.  And if you don't want the same title on the other page just flip it over.  It is the same pattern minus the title. I backed my layout with navy cardstock because I wanted to add some mixed media and the Reminisce paper is a lighter weight.  It would have totally wrinkled and buckled with the paste and sprays on it.

The 'GO. SEE. DO.' paper is a Simple Stories page, as is the Explore piece.

I found a feather floating around my scrap room so I glued it down along with some punched leaves, Prima flowers and thread held down with random brads.

I always find a spot on my layout for vellum.  I punched some leaves out of the white vellum and glued it down with some green cardstock leaves.

Used some journaling bits from my stash.  Love the 7Gypsies tissue paper.
Thread seems too be a big trend in scrapbooking at the moment.  I see it everywhere. With all the vines and ropes hanging in my photos I thought the thread could be kind of symbolic.  Not sure that I'll use a lot of thread in my layouts, but I like it here.

 I searched through my brad box to find a selection of brads that would work with my colours and I used them to attach my thread to the page.

Check out the Vacation section the next time you are in Unforgettable Memories.  There are some great lines no matter where you went or what you did for holidays.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Vacation photos

We were lucky enough to escape the Fort St John winter for a couple weeks this Spring Break.  We came home with hundreds of photos and so many memories to document. 

I spent the first week home going through my photos and selecting the ones I wanted to scrap.  I uploaded them to Unforgettable Memories photofinishing and picked them up the next morning.  While I was in the store I selected papers and embellishments for my layouts.

Next I spent some time going through the photos grouping them. Over the past couple of weeks I've been putting together papers and embellishment to go with each group of paper and writing up the journaling. 

Now I'm ready to scrap my photos.  My first layout is below.

The right page is from a Fancy Pants line called "summer's end" and is from their fall line, but I loved the frames down the side where I put my journaling and one of my photos.  I used my exacto knife to cut around part of the frame and tucked my photo through the slits. 
The back side of the Fancy Pants paper is a pretty yellow pattern which went so well with what I was wearing that day, so I've used it for matting and a border on the left edge.

I found my inspiration at a South African challenge board ~ Scrap Around the World. Love the turquoise and, of course, the butterflies. I also used the words in the top left corner (minus the 'it').  My title is 'Don't overthink, just let go' which is pretty much how I felt as I was dropping over the edge.  I wasn't nervous watching my family go over, but when it was my turn I started freaking about the time I had to fall backwards over the cliff.

I've used Simple Stories "Urban Traveller" line for matting and stickers.

Check out the travel words I've used above and below the three photos of me dropping into the jungle. There are lots more of these words on the sticker sheet by Simple Stories.  On the same sheet are four different alphas, two of which I used for my title.  

Love my butterfly punch.  It is like a border punch but cuts out both sides so you end up with a lacey strip of butterflies.  Check out the punch section for more neat designs.

Here I've used a little texture paste and one of my Tim Holtz stencils. I drizzled turquoise paint and sprayed some gold mist through the stencil after the paste had dried.  I love the rough texture against the delicate vellum leaves I punched.  I also love that wood camera