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DT choice- go to grid layout

Hello friends!  My oldest daughter turned 10 recently, and to celebrate, we invited some school friends for manis & pedis, and pizza and ice cream cake.  I wanted to document this big milestone in a layout, which is what scrapbooking is all about for me.  I want to be able to look back on all the big moments of my kids’ lives…I want them to be able to look back as well, and remember all the fun we have had!

Today I’m here with my DT choice layout using the June kit Now or Never.  Do you have a go to layout?  When I have multiple photos, the grid layout is my go to design.

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For this layout, I wanted the focus to be on the photos.  I printed 4 square photos with a white border.  I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper in the same size as the photos.  Then, I adhered the square photos and paper in a grid in the middle of a piece of 12 x 12 white card stock.  I embellished the squares with stickers, labels from the kit, and added stitching for some detail.  (On a side note, how awesome & perfect is the Webster’s Pages Make a Wish sticker sheet for my birthday layout?!!!)  To balance off some of the white space, I added 2 big strips of patterned paper to the top (the bird paper is from the May Here & Now kit).  I also added a patterned strip to the bottom, along with an Elle’s Studio cutout, and another sticker from Webster’s pages.  I added some pink ink sprinkles, and I drew tiny circles with a black pen as well.

I love how this layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired the create as well!

Have a lovely day!

Tech Tip: no commitment stickers

Hey friends!  As my title suggests, today, I have a tech tip: no commitment stickers to share with you.  I don’t know about you, but my scrapbook process is basically pushing paper and embellishments around until I like where it lands.  I’m also indecisive and change my mind often, so I try things out in different locations, take pictures on my iPhone, and then decide which I like best.  Glueing is the very last step of my process!  Unfortunately, stickers kind of hinder that process since they already have adhesive on them.

I’ve got a few tricks that can help:

1.  Remove the tackiness on stickers using powder tools, or anti static bags.  I have 2 different kinds.  One is a small cloth bag filled with powder (this tool dispenses the most powder), and the other is a powder brush tool by EK success.  You can also DIY your own powder tool by cutting a piece of an old pair of opaque stockings, filling it with baby powder, and tying the ends in a tight knot!

You just rub the back of your stickers with the tool to remove the stickiness.  Then you can move your stickers around on your layout!  Once you decide on a perfect spot, just add a bit of your favorite adhesive and stick it down!

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2.  My second trick, the one I prefer, especially for alpha stickers, is to use a piece of wax paper.  I place my stickers onto the wax paper, and move it around on my layout.  The wax paper is transparent enough to see through, and I don’t loose the adhesive on the sticker.  Wax paper is inexpensive, and I find it in my grocery store by the foil & saran wrap.  I keep a roll in my desk drawer specifically for scrapbooking!

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I hope these tricks help you out!  I know it was a game changer for me!

Here is the layout I created using May’s Here & Now kit, and May’s embellishment add-on You & Me.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Circle Round Up

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another installment of Circle Round Up.

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Circle Round Up is all about using the different elements that are listed in the circle diagram and using them on your page.  This is very helpful when you have all kinds of scrappy goodness laying in front of you from your SBC kits and you don’t know where to begin!

Here’s a look at what I came up with…

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I took the first element, Dark Base Paper, and added my photos to it.  Then I added a few stamps and some Basic Grey Highline Mini Alphas as the Quirky Elements from the main kit on my page.

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I added some Amy Tan Rub ons from the My Fave Add-On kit as my Add-On element.

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And for the last element in the Circle Round Up, Teeny Tiny Pieces, I used some Webster’s Pages Photo Corners on my photo and Amy Tan Puffy Stickers around my journaling.

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So the next time you feel overwhelmed by all of the amazing goodies in the May kits, try using the Circle Round Up as a starting point for you next project. Using it will help your page come together in a snap.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Hand cut title

Hi, Daniela here, sharing a layout I created using  our November Kit – Harvest Moon.

I have to tell you that I really love my Silhouette Cameo. While creating this layout I was having computer issues and I couldn’t use the Silhouette. I was missing it.

Can you tell that “awesome” was written and cut by hand?

I used a white peace of cardstock. Wrote out the word as I usually would, using a pencil. Then I cut around it, leaving 1/8″ border around the pencil. I do this all the time with stamped images or stamped words. The pencil mark was pretty light and easy to erase. Just be gentle and  make sure not to tear the paper. I colored the hand cut word with markers. You can use any medium that you like. This way, you can match your layout colors perfectly.

Since I am talking about cutting, I will mention that I cut the Hexagon Stickers in half and created various borders around the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure you share your projects on our Facebook page.

Border Stickers

Hi, Daniela here, sharing another layout I created using  our October kit – News Flash. One of the embellishments in the kit was Crate On Trend Border Stickers. There are eleven sticker borders on that sheet.

Border stickers are a quick and easy way to dress up a page. Can you spot them all on my layout? I used them like strips of patterned paper, clustered in the middle of my layout. I varied the length and the orientation of the border stickers to add visual interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure you share your projects on our Facebook page.

Daniela Dobson

Who needs paper?

I’m a simple scrapper at heart. Sure, I sometimes deviate from my usual style of scrapping but in the end, I always come back to the simple style. That’s why I love this card so much. White cardstock (Bazzill in Lily White is my favourite!), a few stickers and rub-ons can give you a stunning card. No need for pattern paper! Give it a shot, I’m sure you’ll love it!