With so many memories to document, and so little time, I’ve decided to try a different approach to my scrapbooking—more doing, less thinking. Meaning, I start with a basic design, then just add layers and elements without rearranging so much, just kind of “go with the flow” and let things kind of come together on their own.
It’s back to school time—let the moans and groans begin LOL! The kids may not always love going back to school, but little surprises like notes and treats can make those long school days seem a little brighter.
There is so much to scrapbook during the holiday season and so many products to help you do it! If you’re short on time, but still want to have fun using all the fun supplies you bought, I would recommend trying an 8 ½ by 11 layout. This gives you just enough room to use your products, but on a smaller scale– especially if you just have one picture of a memory you want to capture.
When the candy corn comes out in the stores, Halloween is not far behind. For my project today, I did a 12 x 12 inch layout of the first bag of candy corn of the season. It’s completely gone already of course, but I still have the picture! I used Echo Park’s Bewitched Collection Kit for the entire page except for some older Thickers I had in my drawer for the title.
By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.
Summer is here and it’s time to make some memories! What better way to keep track of all your pictures than in a mini book? I was inspired by this gorgeous scrapbook kit from Carta Bella called Summer Splash and decided to create a quick and easy book that would be perfect for documenting summer adventures with pictures and journaling. I kept it easy by using a spiral bound, blank keepsake book from Paper Accents along with the kit and other embellishments from the Summer Splash collection. The colors are so bright and fun, I couldn’t wait to put this book together!
Who doesn’t love embellishments? Whenever I finish a big project like creating a scrapbook album gift for Mother’s Day or one of my niece’s first year albums I like to take a break from involved projects and just make embellishments for fun and of course to have ready for future projects. For this last week of May I’d like to share some favorite scrappy embellishment tutorials I’ve been following.
Gather those leftover scraps of pretty paper, varied buttons and rhinestones/sequins floating around in your scrapbooking drawer to make some unforgettable scrappy embellishments!
Scrappy Embellishments – Balzer Designs