Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Tubby Collage!

Yes, I'm watching some Gypsy's get married as I type this... 
as well as really missing my photo editing options on the computer...  but this dinkle laptop is I guess just barely cutting it for now...

So here's my fry day layout... goes great with an ice cream cone!  And when you want to conserve space with a chunk of photos from the same shoot... just cut out the main event and leave your less than desirable tub out of it and make a new one!

The materials I used are: 
1. Three styles of scrapbooking paper
2. Cut outs from magazines and books
3. Fabrc scraps (on top, and a piece of fleece for towel)
4. Ribbon and lace scraps
5. The birds are cut from a set of notecards
6. crocheted flowers - these are from, but you can get them at craft stores, etsy, or you can make em.
6. And some brads...  I used them to hold the flowers on.

The reason I did a collage type layout is because I was trying to stay away from using anything that ya'll might not have handy. Like if you said, I wanna do something like this tomorrow, you could without having to go get one of those fancy kitchenaid mixers. 

(I STILL don't have one... it's on my "OMG how am I living this long without you!" list.)

And since Youtube doesn't allow you to steal other people's music for your videos.. (heh... I'm no theify!), I decided to use some of the house mixes I was involved in with Beatlevel back in the day.. Though Beatlevel is officially broken up, Chris (Subject English) and Manish ( Oddme) have gone on to create their own mixes... so I asked them to let me use them for my videos! So you may want to just have a dance party instead of actually scrapbooking during this video....  hahaa...

So here it is!  I'm still kinda working on the camera kinks...  I realize I have a real lighting problem in my crafty space so it's hard to find a good view... especially with my set up right against the wall...
But in this video there's a good view of the mess that is my papercrafting area... but it's all good by me...

Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Layered Layout

For inspiration when I'm stumped for a new scrapbook page layout, I start looking around the house... and sometimes, just sorting through books or cd's is enough. 
And when you're featuring kids, children's books always inspire.
 I also love going to the library to see the interesting ways the books are illustrated.
 You always find some really good arty tids and bits to add to your idea log!

So... today's layout is inspired by "In My Tree" by Sara Gillingham & Lorena Siminovich.
It's kinda one of those peek-a-boo books... but when I looked at the cover I thought... wow, this would make a really cute page!  And it kinda looks like it was more complicated than it really is.
And there's so many ways to take this basic idea and spin it.

This edition of THE FRIDAY LAYOUT features this
easy layout using layers of patterned paper to create this nice frame around your photo.

Here are some links for more information on the products I use during these scrapbooking vids...

Pazzles Inspiration:  The Cutting machine I'm using in the vid.
Cranberry Cat Scrapbook Supplies: I met these guys at the scrapbook retreat I went to in January, Great stuff, great prices!
Close to my Heart:  My favorite place for cardstock! Also, super cute embellishments and ideas!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Ok... so I've finally gotten around to some youtubing...

Since I have some three years of Easter photos lying around... and I'm sure ya'll have at least some recent ones, I thought I'd do a quick and easy page EASTER inspired.

And there is nothing used in this page that you probably don't already have around the house...
Cupcake liners are used to make the main embellishments here...
I had some leftover Easter liners from my carrot cupcakes... so I went for it!

For this project you will need:
1. One plain cardstock... I used a marigold color
2. Patterned paper... I used a couple different
3. Cupcake liners for the flowers
4. Buttons
5. Brads
6. Metal embellishment
7. 2" scalloped circle punch
8. Pen
9. Craft Thread

All items are optional... well, except for the paper... unless you're going to scrapbook on a plate or something.
This is a very easy basic layout.
You can add more to what I've done, or leave some of it out...  I mean, who am I to tell you what to do?


So grab your bunny ears and let's go!