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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Christmas Tunes Layout

I must admit that it is difficult to keep myself from singing Christmas carols as I create with the Christmas Tunes stamp set.  During the month of October, I will be posting weekly projects using this stamp of the month in hopes that you are inspired to create projects of your own. This week, I have created a Christmas themed scrapbook layout with our Enchantment Fundamentals papers using the Snow Globe image as a simple accent.  You could easily change the color palette and use this layout to showcase your wintry photos.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this layout at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Dots), 1¼” x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Stripes), 1″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Stripes), 4″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Fern Stripes), ¼” x 12″ B&T Paper (Fern Stripes), (2) ¼” x 12″ Silver Glitter Paper, 5¼” x 3¾” Fern Cardstock, (2) 5″ x 3½” White Daisy Cardstock, 3″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock , 3″ x 3″ Vellum Paper, 3″ x 9″ White Daisy Cardstock, 2″ x 4″ Ruby Cardstock

Techniques Used:
•  The tree border was created using the Tree Line Border Thin Cuts.  I drew a horizontal line 1¼” from the top of the paper then used that line to align the base of the Thin Cut across the paper as I cut out the border.  I used this same line when adhering the Silver Glitter Paper strip.
  The Snow Globe was stamped onto White Daisy cardstock using Black Memento Ink. ChristmasTunesLayout_SnowGlobe I shaded the base of the image using ShinHan™ Markers by blending Carmine, Warm Grey, and Lavender, then I added glitter to the base using a Clear Shimmer Brush.
  The top of the Snow Globe was created by stamping image onto  Vellum Paper.  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled the image with Clear Embossing Powder, then heated the powder with a Craft Gun.  I also added glitter to the globe using a Clear Shimmer Brush.

 

Remember, the Christmas Tunes Acrylic stamp set is available until October 31st!  Contact me, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

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Christmas Tunes Stamp Set

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Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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Clear Embossing Powder

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Craft Heater

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker
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Clear Shimmer Brush

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Colorless Blender Marker
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4″ x 5″ My Acrylix Block