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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The World Is Yours Paper Packet

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Sweet Treats Shaker Card

I am loving our new Shaker Card products so much that I just had to create a card for this week’s heARTfully stamping challenge.  I know that it is not winter yet, nor will is be coming anytime soon where I live, but I couldn’t resist using our Just Treats stamp of the month to create an adorable winter card.

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If you have had a chance to look at the new Holiday Expressions, then you probably haven’t seen all of the new Shaker Card products available, OR maybe you saw them and just had no idea what they were.  Today, I am going to give you a quick run down of the new products we carry, along with a few tips that will help you when you make your next shaker card.

Shaker Window Foam & Acetate – How many times have you attempted to make a card only to get frustrated cutting and gluing the acetate to foam tape? Too many for me to count. That is why I ♥LOVE♥ this product.  One quick tip – it has a clear film on one side of the acetate that needs peeled off before adhering it to the foam tape.

 

Shaker Thin Cuts – These are AWESOME! They are designed to cut frames out to fit the Foam & Acetate perfectly plus you can use them to create your own confetti. HOW COOL IS THAT! Since my shaker was behind the Tag I cut, I didn’t need to use these this time.

 

Loose Sequins – These come in a bag of Silver Shapes or a bag of Gold Shapes which match just about any project you are working on.  Quick Tip: Tap your Anti-Static Pouch over the Sequins before sealing them up. The powder won’t show and it will prevent them from clinging to the acetate.

 

So are you ready to try out our new Shaker Card products?! I know you will be tickled how simple and fun they are to use. I can’t wait to see the shaker cards you create!

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