Call for Design Team Members: Let’s Get Sketchy

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love sketches.  Recently, I’ve been enjoying the ones from Let’s Get Sketchy.  They’ve put out a call for Design Team members but the deadline is today.  Yes, short notice, but I’m going to try.  Who’s going to try with me?

Good luck!

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Make it Monday: Think Spring

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

Make it Monday: LOAD 217 = 28+ layouts

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As we near the end of February, I’m so proud that I’ve been able to do a Layout a Day as part of the Scrap Happy Family challenge.  I’ve already completed more than 28 layouts and as I write this, there are two more days in the month.

Here’s an album showcasing my layouts for this LOAD Challenge.

Which one(s) are your favorites?  Here’s some of mine:

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I hope to keep up the momentum in March and I love getting these layouts done!  How are you doing with your scrappy projects?

 

Forever Friday: Re-organizing Pictures

This is the first in a series of posts that I’ll do to help you complete a photo book using Forever Storage and Forever Albums. The first step is to put all the photos into an album.  From there, you may want to re-organize them into the order you may want to see or use them in your photo book.  This [less than 2 minute] video will show you how to re-organize pictures in your Forever album.

The next step will be starting the album by adding pictures to your Forever Project.  Stay tuned!

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Make it Monday: Layout a Day (LOAD)

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…

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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.

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Make it Monday: Easy Way to Add Foil to Your Projects

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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!

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  • 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.

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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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