Today is a New Adventure in Scrapbooking

Here is something that not many people know.  Creating scrapbook pages is REALLY HARD for me.  Kits? Kits are easy.  I can “throw” together a few faceless pages any day, but pages with my own personal photos…those can leave me in tears.  In fact, I have avoided scrapbooking for over fifteen years because of this,  but today – – – – today is a new adventureMissCarriesCreations-TodayHuntingAdventureLayoutI made it a personal goal this year to start scrapbooking my own photos. FIFTEEN YEARS worth of photos. That can be quite the overwhelming task, so I am starting where I am with the ones I love most and getting them done just a little at a time. Since it is National Scrapbooking Month, I thought I would share one of the layouts I have been working on.  I have also decided to share this layout on the Heart2Heart NSM Challenge.

 

On this project, I am using some of my favorite papersThe World is Yours and Into the Wild. Both of these paper suites, along with their Stickers & Complements, helped me to create a beautiful backdrop for this amazing photo my husband took of our son.  You can see that I did quite a bit of layering with the paper, vellum snowflakes, and images.  I even took a few “Stars” from the Into the Wild Cut-Apart-Page and turned them into little stitched circle snowflakes.

 

I only shed a few tears as I created it, but that is because this boy (man really) reminds me of someone we lost and so many things that I tried to forget and now I get to relive the good memories again. MissCarriesCreations-TodayHuntingAdventureLayoutDetail

It took me a little longer than I hoped, but I was able to complete a full two-page layout with photos. I am realizing that it’s going to take me some time to get back into the “grove” of scrapbooking and to figure out my “scrapbooking-style”.MissCarriesCreations-TodayHuntingAdventureFullLayout.jpg

I will need to sit down and journal the memories on this layout. After all, that is the most important part of the page – the story behind the photos. We all have a story we need to tell, and today, you were able to hear some of mine.

Don’t forget to stop by my website and order your The World Is Yours paper pack before it retires on May 31st. I have used these papers for quite a few of my projects recently and am loving the versatility of all the patterns.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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UPDATE: I made the H2H May Darlings List. 🙂 Have you visited the Heart2Heart Blog recently? If not, you might want to check out some of their current challenges. 

View them here

 

 

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2019 National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring our The World Is Yours products . MIssCarriesCreations-NSMBlogHopIf you have come here from Lauren Moore’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

The  World Is Yours Paper Packet is full of beautiful papers that are designed for travel, adventure, and everyday life.  I fell in love with the neutral tones in this packet and chose to use it for some  photos of my boys. MissCarriesCreations-HuntingLifeSMHow much do you love this? Those Tree patterns, Kraft paper, and roughed up neutrals complement the photos so well.  Not only does this paper packet have some spectacular patterns, but it comes with a matching sticker sheet full of icons and sentiments, like the title I used.  

To add even more layers to my layout, I heat embossed the leaf images from The World is Yours stamp set onto Espresso cardstock, cut them out, and attached them behind the title.  I like how well this frames my title and photos.

The final touch, was a Cricut™ Artistry image next to a Gold stitched border. If you are not sure how to create this deer image, you can view my tutorial Create New Images with Contour.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Brenda Lapp’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the The World Is Yours products are only available until May 31st .  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can save 20% when you purchase the bundle.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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