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Be Real with Jennifer

Hey everyone! Jennifer here with a Be Real post where we share layouts documenting the everyday or those fun social media pictures we all have.

I love the February kit with all of its sassy papers and embellishments, which go perfectly with this ridiculous picture of me from Snapchat. We have had six snow days in the past couple of weeks, so I have been home going stir crazy. On one of those days I started playing with the filters on Snapchat and sent my daughters almost half a dozen goofy photos and videos. I love documenting and sharing these funny moments regardless of how silly I may appear.


It is kind of hard to tell, but I spread a layer of white gesso on the middle portion of the Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper as a base for my photo. Once that dried, I smushed (yes, it’s a word) paints on top of it with some of the plastic wrappers that held the embellishments. I then backed the photo with some of the patterned papers, a piece of paper from one of the embellishment packages, as well as one of the adorable polka dot glassine bags.



Next, I added my title using the Simple Stories stickers. I also added some stickers and the tear strip from a Dear Lizzy patterned paper beneath the photo to give balance to the layout.


Next, I cut one of the 4×6 journaling cards into two pieces and used each half on either side of the photo. I stamped the date with my giant stamp and followed that with journaling.


My final step was gluing some of the black acrylic stars to the page and outlining the edges of the papers with a pen and ruler.


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to get those goofy photos off of your phone and onto a layout. Don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group, Instagram, and Twitter for more inspiration and details on current challenges.


Happy 4th of July (almost!)

I just put this little project together as a centerpiece for our kitchen table and thought I’d share with all of you…
(This was not put together with one of our kits – just things I already had.)

I was surprised to find how many different chipboard stars I had on hand. If you go through your stash, you may be surprised too!

Found the white pitcher at IKEA (love that place) for around $6. What a deal!

I used the new Scenic Route Liberty line papers and stickers along with some silver glitter and pop dots. Just covered each of the chipboard stars with paper, stickers and glitter and they were ready to be displayed!

This is a quick project that I put together in an evening while watching So You Think You Can Dance. Don’t you just love creating while watching T.V.? Make it seem like much more productive time!

Hope everyone has a fun-filled week ahead of them.