As a member of Scrap it Up 365, I love doing the 7 in 7 challenges – one layout a day for seven days. This months theme was “April Fools” and funny layouts. Day 3 asked us to use Puns as inspiration for my layout. Of course, I had to feature my favorite canine-kid!
Stuck!? Sketches April 1, 2017 Challenge / Digi Kit: Forever Woof Bundle
One thing I learned was that I’m not terribly funny. I don’t tell jokes or like to prank others. It made it difficult for me to find inspiration for layouts – but I did love the challenge!
Share your funny layouts by linking up in the comments.
Creative Memories held a virtual crop this past weekend. Although I was too busy much of the weekend to participate, I managed to get one layout done on Friday night.
They had a sketch to use, which I turned sideways. I also used their Digital Denim Blues kit. To see all the challenges, check out CM’s blog!
Did you work on anything scrappy recently? Link up in the comments!
Today is the first day of Spring and I love joining in a seasonal blog hop! Did you come here from Alison?
Spring probably one of my favorite seasons. I love watching plants bloom, colors emerging from nature. Last week I started hearing the morning songs from the local birds – my sign of spring. We keep the windows open and bring the outside in – as much as possible.
I’ve been participating in a ‘new to me’ challenge from the Gingerscraps girls. It’s themed Survivor Digi-Land. As an avid Survivor fan I was drawn to this concepts. It’s based on the TV show/game with weekly challenges, immunity challenges and tribal council. It’s currently week 4 and I’m still in the game!
Here’s my week 2 layout showing “Today, I feel…” I love grid layouts and often forget to fill some of the grids with paper. In Artisan, for the photo(s), I grouped the three squares and used the Outliner tool. Then filled the new shape as a Photo Drop Point.
#ScrapHappyFamily March 2017 Sketch / Digi Kit Dazzled by Connie Prince / Journaling Font called Gigi
This is one my favorite pictures to gaze upon while stuck inside working. I may have this printed up in a canvas or acrylic print. What do you think? How are you celebrating Spring today? I hope you join us by visiting the other bloggers on this list.
Lisa Harris- Mixed Media Spring Planner Cover
Beth Soler- Mixed Media Travelers Notebook
I thought I would try to do a process video while I created a layout. In this video, I’m using a sketch from Creative Scrappers for Layout a Day (LOAD).
Questions about using Forever Artisan? Let me know in the comments.
I love February because it’s Layout a Day (LOAD) month! I started playing along with LOAD in 2011 and really love getting back into the daily habit of scrapbooking.
Here’s the layouts I’ve finished so far…
I’m working hard to finish the Disneyland trip from last fall. As you can see, I’ve not completed today’s layout yet so stay tuned…
LOAD is sponsored by the Scrap Happy family. As a member, you’re able to participate in three LOAD months per year!
Are you working on something special this month? Maybe “Finish it in February”? Or something similar? Let us know in the comments.
I was lucky enough to go to Creativation – the annual Craft and Hobby Association’s show. I met tons of ‘celebrities’ (at least in my eyes) and learned tons of new techniques. My favorite one was from Wendy Vecchi about using foil without any special machines or glues. I was so excited about this that once I was home and back in my craft room, I just had to try it!
- First, stamp the image with embossing ink.
- Then add embossing powder and heat set – just like normal.
- Then, heat the section that will have foil so that it’s soft.
- Press and rub the foil with your fingers until it comes off easily.
That’s it! So easy! And it allows you to re-use the foil over and over again until it’s fully used up. Yes, my mind is blown. I’ll be add this technique to so many of my upcoming projects! Thanks Wendy!
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Did you know that today is National Handwriting Day? I found this interesting quiz and article on Time.com about cursive writing. In trying to learn brush lettering, I’m told that it’s best to practice the old fashioned cursive to be more successful.
I find that I am handwriting about half the time and keyboard typing the rest. It’s easier for me to write longer works (like this blog post) on the keyboard yet I still have a handwritten to-do list. I’ve also found that when I hand write something, I tend to remember it better – like driving directions or a recipe.
As a digi scrapper, I’d like to have my own handwriting as my journaling font. I’ve used YourFonts to do this. You basically print out their template, write your letters, scan and upload to them. They’ll return a digital version of your handwriting. You can try it and preview it on the screen for free.
For me, it took a few tries to get the template completed just right. But once done, it was easy to upload and veiw on the screen. If you like what you see, you can purchase it for $9.95.
How are you celebrating National Handwriting Day?
OK, so I know it’s technically Tuesday. I meant to post this yesterday but, well, uh, the day got away from me. Apologies.
So I had a couple of thank you cards to write from the holidays and I’d just taken down my decorations, including the cards I’d received. I only store/archive a small amount of cards I receive each year and try to re-use many others. Especially since I do get so many wonderfully handmade cards each year.
For one, I fussy cut the decoration and adhered it to a new background – and then to a card back. For the other, I removed the Happy Holidays sentiment and added paper. For both, I used scrapbook paper to make envelopes.
I love being able to re-use cards as well as use up some supplies. Are you doing the same? Please share in the comments!
It’s a Layout a Day month! I love these months because not only do I get caught up on my scrapping but I also try using more sketches and templates. Here’s two layouts I created in the first week of LOAD. My focus this month is to work on 400+ pictures from a recent trip to Disneyland.
First, I used the October 1st Stuck?! Sketches Challenge. I’ve been dying to use the embellishments from Kate Hadfield’s All Mad Here digi kit. I have some Alice pictures where you’ll see this kit again. (The paper is from a kit called 2 Cute 2 Scare)
Next is a Scrapping with Liz’s October challenge Template. I used Amanda Yi’s Candid digi kit for this one. I love that Liz makes Artisan friendly templates.
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I recently hosted a Creative Memories scrapbooking event. The home office representative brought many new products and showed off the new Project Recipes. As someone who is mostly a digi scrapper I saw right away that these were sketches. I’ve been using sketches in my scrapbooking for quite a while now and am thrilled that I can offer these ideas to you!
The recipes include the sketch as well as very specific cutting instructions for each paper. Although the recipes are first used with a specific paper kit, they can be used over and over with any papers you have on hand.
We used the Soiree Layout Project Recipe at our event, together with the Soiree papers. The pinks and blacks work so well together!
I’d love to see what you create with this Project Recipe – link up in the comments.
I’m also really excited about the new re-positionable adhesive! This is going to revolutionize my card making! Click the image below to shop.