I am so excited that Creating Keepsakes’ newest idea book, “Scrapbooking Boys & Men” has just been released!! I have three layouts in this book and they are some of my favorites!
On pages 14 and 15 are two of my layouts. I love that they each got their own page and they both got a detail shot, too! AND check this out—-
On page 11 is the chapter opener and that’s my layout that you’ll see on page 15!!!
My third layout in this book is at the top of page 67 and guess what!!?? This layout was featured on the Creating Keepsakes blog here.
Make sure you pick up a copy of this awesome book!
In honor of Earth Day, EcoScrapbook is releasing its brand new eBook: EcoScrapbooking: Crafty Ideas for Eco-Conscious Scrapbookers.
I am grateful I was able to contribute to this awesome book! It’s completely filled with cool ideas and invaluable tips about recycling, using up scraps, saving money on supplies, and more! I am so impressed with the creativity of these scrapbookers–each layout truly is a work of art!!
Here is a little sneak peek of my project. I give some tips on using found materials as well as re-using product packaging.
You can check out the online version here.
Or download the PDF version here.
There are so many ways to be eco-friendly in our scrapbooking. One way is to use products by Basic Grey.
This layout uses a lot of patterned papers and letter stickers from Basic Grey, a “green” company that uses soy based inks. (as if I need another reason to LOVE Basic Grey!)
Another way to be eco-friendly is to use up scraps. I find that I end up with LOTS of leftover paper strips. I hate to just throw them away because it’s wasteful so I found some ways to use ‘em up!!
1. Weave ‘em!
2. Line ‘em up!!
3. Make ‘em radiate!!!
Would you like to see more ideas about eco-friendly scrapbooking? Well, you’re in luck because the contributors of the new eBook are also having a blog hop! Check out each of these talented ladies:
Go here next>>>> Jody Spiegelhoff | SpiegelMom Scraps
Hope you have a fabulous Earth Day!
When it comes to scrapbooking supplies, there’s not much in the theme of magic. Unless you want Disney magic or some commercially themed Harry Potter products, it’s really hard to find generic magicians and magic wands. So when I saw this interactive embellishment, I decided to plan my layout around it.
It’s an adorable little bunny that you can pull out of a top hat!!
I based the colors of my page on this little accent and had a fun time playing with text.
Lots of Echo Park and the accent is K & Company.
These were the Valentine’s cards that I made for Mason’s class. I found the mason jar printable (get it–mason jar!!) on Pinterest and printed them on different colored cardstock, cut them out, inked the edges, and stamped “love” at the bottom. Mason wrote his name on all of them and I found the gummy bug candy at Oriental Trading and glued them on.
I was also inspired this Valentine’s Day to finally scrap this little mini book I had made on Snapfish when Mason was one. The mini book is really small–it’s about 3″x4″ and there is a clear pocket that it can slide in and out of. The page it’s on is small, too–about 5″x7″ but I have some 8″x8″ page protectors and it will fit o.k. in one of those.
The book is titled “Mason’s Valentine Message” and inside are pictures I took of him with different words to spell out some sentences. The entire message reads: “Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you. Hugs and kisses from Mason. Feb. 2007. 14 months.”
I had sent them out to friends and relatives and they were a big hit. But now…six years later…
Here’s my boy at his Valentine’s Day photo shoot. I know he’s a seven year old boy but I just couldn’t help using pink, flowers, and hearts all over this layout. It’s okay because it’s for Valentine’s Day, right!? When I saw these teeny tiny little envelopes from Doodlebug, I just about melted into a little puddle. They are so cute I had to have them. I didn’t add any journaling to the page because I like how the center envelope has the simple “i love you” but I may go back and add a few lines of writing. I haven’t decided yet.
And for one last Valentine’s Day project, here’s the card baby Owen and I made for his parents.
It’s the Year of the Snake so I thought I would share this layout that features photos from last Halloween where one little boy I know dressed up as a snake ninja. This is the first Halloween layout where I’ve felt I could use creepy supplies–usually my Halloween layouts are very cutesy. I had fun playing around with some mist in the background. I used a mask that has diamonds on it and by purposely placing the mask where I did, the misted diamonds look like sharp pointed teeth (well, at least they do to me!)
Speaking of Halloween…here’s a little present baby Owen and I made for his parents last October.
Supplies: Patterned paper: Echo Park, Crate Paper; product packaging: Prima; stickers: Echo Park; journaling spot: Jillibean Soup; ink: Clearsnap; other: ribbon, date stamp, bag, felt embellishment.
I created this layout to be completely eco-friendly. Not only is the base a shopping bag, but all the other supplies I used were product packaging, off cuts, or things left over from other projects.
This is what the bag looked like before I started. I thought it was cute and decided it would make the perfect background for my photos about our trip to Color Me Mine. I really liked the colors and decided to leave the store name visible for my title. The green and teal papers to the right are packaging from Prima flowers which I decided to use as photo mats.
This is a brand new sheet of patterned paper from Crate Paper’s new Fourteen line, but what caught my eye was the green scallop on the manufacturer’s cut off strip. I thought it would be perfect to incorporate into my layout.
A few old strips of patterned paper, snippets of ribbon, and leftover stickers combined with my photos and journaling, and my layout is complete.
I love this bag as a background because I can also slip extra photos, my receipt from the trip, and any extra journaling directly inside. The handles make the layout easy to hang if I want to display it, and if I want to include it in an album, I can just slide the whole thing into a 12×12 page protector. The bag itself measure 8 inches across, but with the overhanging elements, it is 11 inches across and with the handles, it measures just over 12 inches in height, so there will be a little bit of handle sticking out over my album but I’m okay with that.