Archive for August, 2009

A Wonderful Weekend!

I just returned from an amazing, creative weekend at Creative Escape. So many ideas are brewing. I can’t wait to create and share things with you.
If you want a more detailed update on the weekend, you can stop by my personal blog!

The easy sewing look

I always have the best of intentions of embellishing my pages. But, sometimes I’m too tired, I just ‘want to be done’, or just too lazy when it comes right down to it. On this page, I was going to sew around all the edges of the paper. Instead, I got out my black marker and just made lines along all the edges so it looks like I sewed! Much simpler and quieter too — you can do this while you are watching your favorite TV show!

So, now you have no excuse not to have that cute, ‘sewed on’ look! :) Happy Scrapping!

Need to find a home for those handmade cards?

If you are like me, you probably have a pile of handmade cards that are just waiting to find a home :o) We love to create for challenges, just because, etc. but don’t always have a purpose for the card at the time it is completed….well, here’s a suggestion for you!

Earlier this week I was surfing the web (ok, I was checking in on some of my favorite blogs…) and came across the Cards For Kate Card Drive on Jana Millen’s blog, This Little Card of Mine. She has all of the details spelled out there! Go check it out…my cards went out in the mail last night….& it gave me such a warm, fuzzy feeling…knowing that a few of my cards will hopefully bring a few smiles to this family!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hope you get to do something scrappy!!!
Take care! Stacy

Journaling Sprouts

I was very happy too see that the August kit included some journaling sprouts by Jillibean Soup. These are so fun and versatile, they can be used on their own, for journaling or as part of a title. In the layout below I used a journaling sprout with the word “one” on it to include in my title. I hope you will have fun scrapping with these very unique and versatile paper elements.

Happy scrapping!

Mélanie

Easy-peasy layout


This layout was incredibly easy to make. One full strip on the left (with twine and buttons wrapped around it), 2 chunks of paper to the right with a photo in the middle and two small sized pictures. Add horizontal strip for title and 3 journaling stickers and you are done! Using a black background makes everything just pop off the page!

tip of the day….

today’s tip comes from Noell Hyman, I thought it was great!

Road Map cards

I absolutely loved all the road map cards in the August kit. This layout was SO fast and easy — I just used a few of the cards as the mat for the photo and then just wrapped the black twine around and ta-da! I’m done!

I think the off-centered factor adds to the ‘free and easy’ feel of this layout — so try going off-center next time! It creates great white space and is something easy and different.
Happy Scrapping!

"The Boyfriend" & more…

The August Kit here @ Scrapbook Circle has just been so much fun to create with! I have previously shared layouts using mostly the Cosmo Cricket “The Boyfriend”….oh, I am so in LOVE with “The Boyfriend”! And a quick Toot-Toot for Scrapbook Circle: We were mentioned on today’s Cosmo Cricket blog post!!!! Why??? Because our August kit was full of “The Boyfriend”!!! Thanks, Lisa, for working so hard to get us the very LATEST & GREATEST :0)

Ok…enough about “The Boyfriend” for now….I’d like to share a layout I created using Sketch #33 at 52Sketches52Weeks and the August kit goodies from Glitz Designs. The patterned papers from the Olivia line are so fun, vibrant & full of color! & the Glitz Frosting…it is so gorgeous!

Just You & ME:

I absolutely love the Luxe Designs Simple Alpha in black. I used this sticker alpha from the August kit to create my title. Clean & simple, but these alpha are heavy cardstock stickers…& I can’t tell you how many times I moved them around, trying to find just the right title placement!

and here’s a close up of the very popular October Afternoon Road Map label stickers & Making Memories tiny alpha stickers, both from the August kit:

Supplies from my stash: black cardstock, wire flower, date stamp, ink & journaling pen.

Supplies from the August kit: PP by Glitz Design-Olivia Hearts, Olivia Roses & Olivia Stripe, Glitz Design Frosting in green, red button, black twine, October Afternoon Road Map label stickers, Luxe Designs Simple Alpha in black, & Making Memories tiny alpha-black on white.

Thanks for stopping by! Take care & have a great weekend! (Hope you get to create something!)

Altering kit items

Hello everyone! I hope that you are enjoying the August kit! I love that is full of new releases, which most of us can’t even get in the stores yet! :)

I created the layout below with the August kit and I have made a couple of alteration some items in the kit to make them fit in my layout. First off, I cut the October Afternoon card in two parts, so each part could peek at the top and bottom. I hated to waste the cute little camera, so I used the bottom part of the OA card lower down in the layout instead of hiding it behind the paper. As well, I used Glossy Accent on the black stickers, this gives them a fun shinny new look.

Happy scrapping everyone!

Melanie

Layering Journaling Labels

Don’t you just love these October Afternoon label stickers from the August kit?
I have absolutely loved using them.

Since I did so much scrapping with the August kit, I was pretty much out of paper, but still had some labels left.

I pulled out some Scarlet Lime paper from my stash and went to work putting a layout together. I wanted to include more journaling than I could fit on one label sticker, so I layered a bunch of them together for a playful journaling spot.
Next time your journaling sticker isn’t big enough, try layering a few together to create a custom look and more journaling space.