Thursday, February 14, 2019

Doodle's 1st baby album- Layouts #27-46 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hi Newbies, I'm here working on my 365 page layout challenge for 2019!  I will try to link all of the items used so you know what I used (and possibly where I bought them) just in case you decide you like any of it.

This week I decided to try something new...8 x 8 Layouts.  Now some of you might be saying how hard could that be.  Well, not so sure "harder" would be the word but never doing one before I made it "harder" in my head.  So lesson #1 for this blog would be...don't be afraid to try something you have never tried before.  That goes for anything in life...just go for it!  You never know how it will turn out or what you will learn from it or the experience you might get from it.

If you have been following my blogs you know that I usually do the 12 x 12 layouts (and use the ENTIRE space) and possibly throw in a hand made card or two just to get me out of my comfort zone.

These 8 x 8's for me were "hard" because I could only use 1 picture if I kept it at the 4x6, and very little embellishing.  I really wanted to do a baby album for my one and only grand-daughter and knew if I started at the 12 x 12 it would eventually have its own zip code so I said to myself, self, why not use an 8x8 album?  So I did, and eventually fell in L-O-V-E with doing 8x8's!

I was able to do an entire 20 page layout in less than a week, my goal was the weekend...and that was a big fat FAIL! Waah, waah, waah...but I didn't stop and I ended up finishing it in less than a week!  

I knew I definitely wanted to do some mixed media on some of them since space was limited and I wanted to make sure it was as pretty as it could be and not just a picture on a page.  And by mixed media. I meant, it was mostly that awesome Nuvo Mousse I bought from Sparkle N Sprinkle!  I just can't get enough of it!  

Instead of doing a blog with each one of the 8x8 layouts and because I didn't use a lot of embleshiments and mixed media, the blog would have been super short.  I decided to do one blog with the 20 layouts on them, featuring the items (and lessons if any) I used.

So here they are:                        

TITLE: HELLO
Title: Jillibean Soup
PAPER: stash from Michael's Hot Buy pad
FLAIR:  Scrappin Happy Studios
BANNER: Punch I bought at Michael's
SEQUENCE:  Ink Road Stamps (yeap, they have sequence!)
DATE:  Stamped with date stamper from ACherryOnTop.com
PHOTO:  Corners of photo was punched out pink paper that matched banner with corner punch and adhered to picture.





Title:  REAL IS RARE
PAPER: off white card stock that I used Nuvo Mousse from  SprinkleNsparkle.com (Peony Pink) EPHEMERA pack from PinkFresh Studio's BE YOU collection (leaves, "Real is Rare" and square with gold accents that I flipped and used as a triangle underneath the photo)
BUTTERFLIES were done using a punch & iridescent paper from Michael's
FLAIR: "So Sweet" by Scrappin Happy Studio






Title:  BABY STATS
Title:  "The Stats" and the script word BABY from Me and My Big Ideas, from Acherryontop.com
Paper: Stash from my Michael's Hot Buys haul
Flair: Jelly-O dimensional sticker
Flowers and heart stickers: puffy stickers, PinkFresh Studios



Title:  HELLO LOVE
Before I started laying out the photo, I used some Ranger Perfect Pearls in PERFECT COPPER to mist the background, (got this in a mystery bag purchase.  I can only find it on Ebay).
PHOTO: backed with tissue paper w/gold flakes, added 2 die flowers by momenta  I cut using my Big Shot, adhered using my fineline applicator with tacky glue (love it, makes it so easy to glue down really small pieces), adhered photo with foam dots for some dimension. I also used used some of the mist and to create a "border" at the bottom. So here is LESSON #2 for these layouts; you can use more than just paper borders and washi tape to create a border for your page.



TITLE: PRINCESS
TITLE: The "Princess" sticker is from The Children's Phrases sticker book,
EPHEMERA round circle with flowers came from Vicki Boutin
PAPER: off white card stock, using Nuvo Mousse in Peony Pink and Lemmon Sorbet for the background. Die cut the 2 flowers by Momenta and also used the Nuvo Mousse (but adding water and a paint brush this time. The photo is actually backed by to tags that are pink and yellow from one of the Hot Buys from Michael's
The butterflies are cut from a border washi tape from Pink Paislee Pink Flat back 1/2 beads are from Ink Road Stamps



Title: PRETTY AS A PICTURE
TITLE:  Tiny Tales Vellum LITTLE GIRL Collection (adhered to the same color card stock as the banner punch)
PHOTO Backing: with stencil I purchased from Amazon, I stenciled it with Lemon Sorbet Nuvo Mousse, then backed it with 2 die cut flowers using my Big Shot, painted them blue using ACRYLIC PAINT from Target - cheap!  in color: Turquoise
PAPER: Stash from Hot Buy from Michael's (Mint Julep)
BANNER: Punch and painted in same Turquoise color with acrylic paint from Target.
FLAIRS: Hello from Scrappin Happy Studio
STICKERS: Beautiful, from Crate Paper Oasis collection, "Baby Girl" is from Stickabilities, "Wonder" is from American Crafts, Escape the Ordinary Collection,
SEQUENCE from InkRoadStudio



Title: ONE OF A KIND
TITLE: American Crafts, chipboard sticker (I found it on Ebay)
PHOTO: Backed with blue tissue paper with sequence from Ink Road Stamps.
PAPER: Hot Buy Pad from Michael's (Mint Julep)
Baby diaper pin embellishment, Special Moments Scrap from Michael's





Title: LET'S START BY TAKING A SMALLISH NAP OR TWO...
TITLE:  Title and ephemera flowers from PinkFresh Studios, BE YOU collection
PAPER:  Pink Card Stock paper from paper pack from Michael's
HELLO in circle is a die cut made by Momenta I purchased from Hobby Lobby.
FLAIR: "Love" flair by Scrappin Happy Studios"
CLEAR STICKER: Our Little Princess" by The Paper Studio's CHILDREN PHRASES from Hobby Lobby with pink polkadot washi tape over it.
TINY HEARTS: from Doodlebug Designs, mini hearts collection


Title: STAY TRUE TO YOU AND YOU WILL END UP INCREDIBLY HAPPY 
TITLE:  Ephemera pack from PinkFresh Studio's BE YOU collection (along with the leaves and the squares with that awesome gold accents).
PAPER: Stock Off White Card StockBackground: mixed media (Mousse in Bronze, Perfect Pearls Mist in PERFECT COPPER, Perfect Pearls Mists in HEIRLOOM GOLD, Shimmerz Vibez in GLORIOUS DAY for the splatters.
PHOTO:  backed with tissue paper.  I also tried to put Washi tape down both sides of the pic but didn't like it (and here is LESSON 3 for this album); DON'T BE IN A HURRY TO DO YOUR LAYOUT, if the background is still wet, even Washi tape will tear the page/paint off.  I liked the look so I kept it.  It looks like the tear technique.  So I guess LESSON 3 for this layout, just because it isn't what what you meant it to be, if you like it, keep it!
FLAIR: "remember this" from Scrappin Happy Studio Studios
STICKER: "with love" from Doodlebug (this and that) collection.


Title: BE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SELF
TITLE: Wood veneer from My Mind's Eye, from ACherryOnTop.com
PAPER: Stash (actually a gift from a friend)
BANNER: blue stock paper punched with Banner Punch
FLOWERS:  Joann's
EPHEMERA: Take Note sticker, Bird and Heart Card is from PinkFresh Studio's BE YOU Collection (I'm loving that collection)

Title:  SWEET GIRL
TITLE:  The Paper Studio, Stickabilitities (girl collection) - from Hobby Lobby
PAPER:  Hot Buy Pad, MINT JULEP
BACKGROUND: Shimmerz, Creameez, in GREAT FRUIT and some Radiant Pearls TINY HEARTS: from DoodleBug Mini Heart collection
RUBBER CHIPS: (xoxo and flower) from PinkFresh Studio, DREAM ON collection
FLAIR: from Scrappin Happy Studio Flower, I fussy cut from a pad I had on hand
BANNER: I punched out using my punch and peach colored card stock

Title:  HELLO BABY GIRL
TITLE: "hello" is actually a Project Life card that I slid under the picture, the "baby girl" is a clear sticker from The Paper Studio's Stickabilities collection, from Michael's.
PAPER:  Hot Buy pad from Michael's, MINT JULEP collection, used paper to die cut flower by Momenta, and hearts from same pad.
HEART DIE: used my Big Shot to cut this 4 in a row heart die out.  
BANNER: and hearts from 1Canoe2, the HAZELWOOD Collection
FLAG: from Dear Lizzy
FLAIR: My Love and the hearts flair from Scrappin Happy Studio
Title: BEAUTY INSIDE AND OUT
TITLE:  For the title I used one of my nesting dies (frame with stitching) on a piece of the paper from the HOT BUY pad, MINT JULEP that had writing on it.  I cut what I wanted out and used the frame, backed it with card stock paper and added the hearts from my heart punch and used the tear technique at the bottom.Paper:  HOT BUY pad, MINT JULEP
PHOTO:  Backed with same paper as Title, used the tear technique on one side, left a little at the bottom to add hearts and a chipboard sticker from American Crafts' ESCAPE THE ORDINARY collection
PUFFY STICKER: "A Beautiful Moment" from PinkFresh Studios
TITLE: YOU ARE LOVED SO MUCH
TITLE:  Embellishment sticker from Me and My Big Ideas
PAPER: Hot Buy Pad with Nuvo Embellishing Mousse from SprinkleNSparkle in color of Peony Pink
WOOD FRAME: Auburn Lane from Pink Paislee (cut frame in half used in upper left corner added one Nuvo Mousse)
SEQUENCE: from Ink Road Stamps


TITLE: GIRL
TITLE: Me and My Big Ideas
PAPER: Stash
FLOWERS & HEARTS:  die cut from my Big Shot, both cut from scrap paper with pink and white design.  The flowers are from Momenta (Intricate Flower)
SAFETY PIN: embellishment from Special Moments Scrapbooking I purchased at Michael's
SEQUENCE: from Ink Road Stamps
TITLE: LOVE
TITLE: 1Canoe2, Hazelwood collection
PAPER: Stock paper in peachy/pink color
BACKGROUND: I have a heart stencil of hearts flowing; I used the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from SprinkleNSparkle in BURNISHED BRONZE and stenciled with finger sponge.
Washi tape (from Michael's) hearts in corner at an angle
Iridescent HEARTS punched from my heart confetti punch by EK Tools

TITLE: The Paper Studio, CHILDREN PHRASES from Hobby Lobby
PAPER: Stash from a friend (LOVE IT), I used some of the POENY PINK Nuvo Mousse on the background to add some pink to the photo and bring out the pink in her hat.
PHOTO: backed with parchment paper
TEADY BEAR sticker by Special Moments Scrapbooking (Hobby Lobby or Michael's)
SQUARE DIMENSIONAL  sticker in flowers by Provo Craft (Michael's)
CHIPBOARD STICKER polkadot Ribbon from Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper
BUTTERFLIES punched out of iridescent paper and my butterfly punch
WOOD VEENER sticker "follow your dreams" from My Mind's Eye with some Peony Pink rubbed on it.

TITLE: IT'S A GIRL!
TITLE: Jolee's Boutique, purchased at Michael's
PAPER: Stash from pad I've had gotten from Michael's
PHOTO: Backed with a light purple thread (a technique I picked up from Missy Whidden)
SEQUENCE from Ink Road Stamps
Hearts punched with my EK Tools Heart Confetti punch
EPHEMERA card at bottom of photo from my older stash

TITLE: MY HEART (to have a daughter)
TITLE: The paper Studio, CHILDREN PHRASES collection sticker pack from Hobby Lobby
PAPER: Stock paper in an aqua-ish color with a scrap piece of pink paper from my scrap stash that has white imprint on it and put a grayish/black piece of card stock paper I tore and have it peeking out (just enough to pick up the black in her top)
PHOTO: backed it with more scrap pink paper cut with my Wonky Frame die from Doodlebugs
I also backed it with the intricate FLOWER die that I added Peony Pink Mousse to it (prior to die cutting)
FLAIR: "My Heart" from Scrappin Happy Studio

TITLE:  A CHILD'S FIRST HERO IS THEIR FATHER
TITLE:  The Paper Studio, Stickabilities collection (Hobby Lobby) and adhered to scrap stock card that I used Peony Pink Mousse on, since it is a see through sticker it showed the pink well.
PAPER: Hot Buy from Michael's that had dots on it, the paper was a little darker than I wanted so I used some Peony Pink added to it (just a little to pull out the pink and lighten it up)
PHOTO: backed it with the intricate flower die and backed with a partial die cut Wonky frame from Doodlebugswa.com
HELLO: cut from one of the pages of of the same pad and adhered with foam dots for dimension
BLESSED sticker from The Paper Studio, CHILDREN'S PHRASES sticker book from Hobby Lobby, adhered to scrap paper that I used Peony Pink Mousse on and adhered to behind the photo.

Well, there you have it...number(s) 27-46 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about 8x8 layouts.  Have you used them before?

If you liked this blog, please subscribe and follow me on my 3-6-5 journey to see if I am able to complete it!

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Happy Scrapping🤗
Kimberly








Saturday, February 9, 2019

It's the Little Thinks in Life - Layout #26 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hey Newbies, 

I'm here working on number 26 of my 35 Page Layout Challenge 2019 (and the lessons I learn).  I will try to link up to where you can purchase the items I used just in case you see anything you might like to try!

Today I'm working on "IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE".  This one I didn't use many embellishments.  Some times I use a tone and some times I hardly use any at all.  It depends on which way the layout starts going (or the wind is blowing, which ever).  I mean I can pull a LOT of stuff from my drawers and only end up using a few things like I did with this one.  I wanted the paper to do all of the talking with this layout!




I started out using a pad from the HOT BUYS from Michael's.  HOT BUYS are awesome and they have them every quarter it seems.  You can get beautiful pads for $5.99, regularly $19.99!  I kick myself because this one I L-O-V-E and I only bought one.  I find that going back during another HOT BUY, you don't find the same pads 😒.  So we will use this as LESSON #1, look through those HOT BUY pads you like and take a good look.  Shop around and then re-look.  If you really like it...BUY MORE THAN ONE!

Ok, moving on...I started with one of the 12x12 sheets that has this amazing floral print at the bottom.  Now, for me to say amazing and floral in the same sentence you have to know it is gorgeous because I'm really not a flowery type of girl.  I see all these amazing flowery layouts on IG but I just can't seem to get excited about doing one.  Maybe one day I will but not today.

This one was the perfect color, almost a paper bag brown with white flowers and stems at the bottom that was just enough to make it gorgeous!  There was another page in the pad that is a blueish grey that I had left over from another layout I did.  I did the tear technique (making sure I left it longer at the bottom so it peaked out.  I took another piece of scrap paper in yellow, and cut it at an angle and glued it to the top of it. 

This pad also had 2 pages of cards (think, project life type cards) in the same hues as the paper.  I used one that had gold flakes in it to layer on top of the yellow card stock and then another I trimmed to layer on top of that one and used it as my Title.  So here is LESSON #2 for this layout, you don't always have to use alphas as your TITLE.  Here I am using a card that already had the saying I wanted.  You can use a sticker, project life card, a stamp...get creative!

I decided to do some gold splatters to bring out some of the gold in that first card.  I used Shimmerz VIBEZ in GLORIOUS DAY.  It really matched up well and who doesn't love a good shimmer!

I cut 3 flags in the blue/grey and one in yellow and adhered them under the 1st layer.  I added 2 more smaller flags in a white/grey color for some pop and to bring in the white from those flowers below.  

I have this really awesome butterfly bunch so I punched out some butterflies trying to get some of the gold flakes from the paper in order to bring in some more of the gold accent.  I placed them where I wanted them and used tacky glue to glue them down.  They give a 3 dimensional look to the page that I liked.

I added a wood sticker that says Happy Days Are Here (that's an old piece from my stash) and then added a gold foil flag and stamped TODAY on it and placed it by the photo.  On the photo itself, I backed it with the same papers I used on the other side, leaving a little over hang at the bottom using the tear technique again and added the LIFE IS SHORT, LIVE IT  chipboard sticker from American Crafts - Thickers line, Escape The Ordinary by Vickie Boutin and added 2 butterflies.

Above the photo I added another card from the pad and backed it with a gold foil card and a lighter card on the other side to bring out those lighter colors.

I felt like it needed a little something else so I added stamped dots in different sizes.  Lastly, I added a flair from Scrappin Happy Studios that says "US".

Well, there you have it...number 26 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this these colors.  If you liked this blog, please subscribe and follow me on my 3-6-5 journey to see if I am able to complete it!

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Happy Scrapping🤗
Kimberly


Friday, February 8, 2019

Sweet Moment - Layout #24 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hey Newbies!


I'm here working on my 365 Page Layout Challenge.  I will try to list everything I used below and try to link up to where you can purchase them if you happen to like any of them.


Today I am working on a layout I call SWEET MOMENTS.  This one is especially close to my heart because it's a picture of me and my granddaughter reading "THE LITTLEST ANGEL", the exact book I saved that I use to read to her daddy when he was just about her age.


I'm not going to lie, this layout took me a while due to the colors I was mixing.  It looks like a simple layout but I wanted all of the colors to blend with the paper I used on the background so it was trial and error.  


Which brings me to LESSON #1, if it doesn't work the first time or second time or third time, try, try again!  That particular blue/purple I was trying to pull from the lights of the tree was tricky.  


I started out with the awesome periwinkle blue card stock I had.  I layered it with a 12x12 acetate sheet with words on it.  I saw it at Michael's and thought it would be different to use and I loved the way it looked.  It's from their Recollections collection called Signature Especial.


The wording was perfect and it really popped on top of the blue background.  I have never used this type of paper before...and here comes LESSON #2 for this layout.  Adhering acetate paper is tricky and I'm sure I didn't use the correct adhesive but when I stuck it down using my crafters tape you could see it.  Luckily, I was smart enough to just do a small amount on each of the 4 corners.  The top was an easy fix because of the border I put up there but the bottom, not so much.  So I had to cover the one corner with the trees...the other corner I couldn't find anything that looked right so, for this lesson..make sure you know your material before starting a layout.


After I glued down the paper I decided where I wanted my pictures and how I wanted to back them.   I found this awesome silvery, iridescent paper at Michael's.  It was beautiful and I wish I would have bought more of it.  I backed both of my photos with it and set them aside.  I wanted to pull a little red out of the Christmas tree in the photo so I used my Fancy Pants Glitter Cut Flurry of Hearts I had gotten from Scrapbooking-for-less.com It pulled out just enough of the red and the purple, so I just let enough peek through to add a splash of those colors.

I adhered the photos down, one straight on the background and the other with foam dots to give a dimensional look.  I added the word LOVE from Thickers Skyler collection.  The word "BELIEVE" I have had in my stash for a while and have no idea where I got it.  I also used the words "SWEET MOMENT" for the Title from Amy Tangerine. 

The Title words are white foam so it took me a while to match the colors using Nuvo Mica Mists in  NEBULA BLUE and some of my Radiant Pearls in WILD ORCHID.  The colors matched perfectly so I did this with the angel border (that I made using white card stock and an embossing tool with an Angel playing a trumpet) at the top as well.  I also loved the color so much that I did the trees in the corner.  They came as plain wood veneer and this color worked out well. 


I did some journaling on my computer and printed in out on clear labels and stuck it to the scrap of that awesome silver radiant paper I used to back the photos.  I also used it with one of my Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Die frames to make the cute frame at the top and added a sticker that says "YOU MAKE MY HEART SO HAPPY".  

The remainder of that paper was punched into 2 circles where I put flairs on top to really make them pop.  I special ordered one of those flairs that says "OMA LOVE" (she calls me Oma).  I get most of my flairs from Scrappin Happy Studios who did this special order for me (I have a few more in different colors and different sayings).  So if you want to really make a special layout, don't hesitate to ask her for a special order!

I added a couple of more flairs, a black heart to pull some more of the black out, 2 small chipboard sticker hearts in red and a Christmas brad in red to pull some of the red out of the tree in the photo.  
ITEMS USED:
  1. Epoxy flairs - OMA LOVE, CURRENTLY READING, TIME TO GET COZY AND READ Scrapping Happy Studio
  2. "Sweet Moments" foam writing - Amy Tangerine (love, love, love these.  They come white but you can color them any color you want to go with your layout!
  3. "This is my Story" puffy sticker - PinkFresh Studio
  4. Nuvo Mica Mist - NEBULA BLUE - Acherryontop.com
  5. "Remember This" sticker- American Craft Thickers- OneCanoetwo (Hazelwood collection)
  6. Silver iridescent paper - to back photo - Michael's
  7. Christmas Brad - Echo Park - ACherryontop.com 
  8. Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Die - Scrapbook.com
  9. Acetate paper - Signature Especial - Michael's
  10. Fancy Pants flutter hearts - Scrapbooking-for-less.com
  11. "LOVE" - LOVE from Thickers Skyler collection

Well, there you have it...number 24 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge 2019 that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!

Please join our FB page for more challenges and to share your layouts with the group or come follow me on IG!  Leave a comment below to let me know what you think about the color I came up with!

Happy Scrapping🤗

Kimberly  



Shine On - Layout #25 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hey Newbies, 

I'm here working on number 25 of my 365 Page Layout Challenge 2019 (and the lessons I learn).  I will try to link up to where you can purchase the items I used just in case you see anything you might like to try!

This  was another Challenge from the UK Facebook group I'm in.  The challenge was pretty specific: a first of something (baby, first time...) triangles, stencil and an unusual way of journaling.

I started off with a bright pink 12x12 card stock background.  I also have a pad with some unusual papers in them and this lime green with yellow splatters worked like a charm with this layout!  So I cut an inch from each side and adhered it to the pink 12 x 12 background.
I backed all of the photos with a thin piece of foam!  I've never done that before but I have a small stash of super thin foam sheets in these bright colors of yellow, green, pinks and blues.  So here is LESSON #1, think outside the box.  Who would have thought to use foam as a border around a photo?  I ended up doing a blue, green and yellow on the photos to pull the colors out and make them pop.  I used some foam dots on them to adhere to the background to give a bit of dimension.  

For the use of triangles, I cut 3 triangles using some of the yellow thin foam and added some bright pink puffy stickers from My Mind's Eye PALM BEACH COLLECTION. I also used a rubber chips banner from PinkFresh Studio 's Dream On collection underneath one of the photos to add more triangles (be it upside down, they are still triangles😬) and some pink and gold triangles sticker from Bella Blvd.   
I added some other puffy stickers from Bella Blvd (the LOVE circle, the multi colored flag and the SHINE ON, which I used for my TITLE).  And here comes LESSON #2 for this layout, you don't have to always use alphas for your title.  This puffy sticker worked great!  I've also used Stamps, Project Life Cards, cards from pads, you get the idea.  I added a glitter beach ball sticker from the SPLASH FUN collection, a chipboard BIG SMILES sticker from American Crafts, and a SO MUCH FUN sticker from Bella Blvd's MAKE YOUR MARK collection.  The OH HAPPY DAY clear sticker is from The Paper Studio AGEND 52 (Hoppy Lobby), the CUTE AS A BUTTON clear sticker is from The Paper Studio's Children Phrases sticker pack (Hobby Lobby) and the rainbow is from The Hip Kit Club ephemera pack.  The BE YOU (yellow and pink sticker) is from Dear Lizzy and finally the LIFE IS SWEET flair is from SCRAPPIN HAPPY STUDIO.

I then did my stenciling.  I have this stencil I purchased from Amazon with different words on it.  I chose the BE HAPPY because she is so happy in that pool at that moment!  I used embossing glue on my stencil and then used my Wendy Vecchi embossing powder in BUTTERCUP and heated with my heat gun.  I did this on a separate piece of scrap paper in green and then used foam dots to secure it to my background.

For the unusual journaling I decided to use the same thin foam sheets I had and wait for it...put it in my BIG SHOT die cutting machine with a square die that had and framed it!   I then took some clear stickers ran them through the printer and stuck them onto the yellow square.  I glued the square to my backing and it worked great!

Well there you have it! Number 25 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!  If you liked the blog please subscribe and follow me.  

Comment below to let me know what you think about the way I journaled.  Come along to see if I make my goal of 365 pages this year!

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Scrapping🤗

Kimberly









Thursday, January 31, 2019

Paper Christmas Tree - redo - Layout #23 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hey Newbies,

I'm here working on number 23 of my 365 Page Layout Challenge 2019 (and the lessons I learned).  I will try to list everything I used below and try to link up to where you can purchase them if you happen to like any of them.

I decided to re-do the layout I did using Vicki Parker's YouTube inspired layout.  I didn't really like the way mine turned out due to the having to cover up the "bloody scene".  If you don't know what I'm talking about click here for my blog on that particular layout.

If you follow me you know I'm not a huge fan of a LOT of white space on my layouts.  I do them occasionally (when lifting layouts I like).   So I started this on a 12 x 12 heavy red card stock instead of the white like Vicki did.  I used the same paper pad for all of the papers I chose to cut for this layout (the 1st layout I did, I used a bunch of different scrap papers that didn't have the same theme).  

I started by drawing a triangle on my paper.  From there I started at the bottom and worked my way up, gluing each 1" (or so, I mean you don't have to be perfect) piece.  I topped it with one of the bows from the borders I used (kinda perfect...a Christmas tree gift😀) I used a strip of a border (from same pad) that was black with gold circles, almost like a skirt.  

I used some white splatters to add a bit of "snow" to the background.  I also used a snowflake stamp that I had to add additional snowflakes with some gold and white embossing powder (using my heat gun to emboss them).  

This particular pad was from a HOT BUY from Michaels, (if you don't know what a HOT BUY is from Michael's you need to!  Their pads go from $19.99 to $5.99, so keep a look out for those deals)!  It is an awesome Christmas pad with lots of borders and cards.  One of the cards had "PEACE ON EARTH" on it so I started fussy cutting and glued it onto my background....AND here is LESSON #1 for this layout.  I stuck the wording on as PEACE EARTH ON....and posted it for the entire world to see🤦🏻‍♀️.  I swear I looked at that 100 times before I posted it but it still went out like that.  So this lesson is...check it 101 times before sending it out!  After it was pointed out to me I had to change it and luckily the pad had 2 of everything including this PEACE ON EARTH card.  I wasn't  able to lift the 2 that were in the wrong order without tearing them but again this pad had 2 of the same cards so I was able to fussy cut the last card and put them right. 

This HOT BUY pad also had these cute Christmas tree ornaments so I fussy cut those as well (and if you follow my blog you know how much I just love fussy cutting...NOT).  I glued those down to the background and then went to work on my photo.

I printed out this adorable picture of my grand daughter with the cutest Santa outfit on (belt and all).  I backed the photo with black card stock and then I had this ribbon I got from an amazing haul from Joann's (everything was 90% off!).  IT WAS A SANTA BELT!  I mean come on, how cute is that!  So I cut a piece for the top and the bottom of the photo and left the sides with the black stock paper showing.  I used foam dots to adhere it to the background to give it some dimension and did my journaling all around the bottom fo the tree!

This one I like a little (ok, a LOT) better than the first.  It's super easy to do this layout and you can do 2 of them and they look entirely different (I'll include the 1st one I did below the picture of this one so you can see the difference).  I mean you could do a bunch of these and they would all have a different feel to them.






Well, there you have it...number 23 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!

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Kimberly


Santa Came - Layout #8 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hey Newbies,

I'm here working on number 8 of my 365 Page Layout Challenge 2019 (and the lessons I learned).  I will try to list everything I used below and try to link up to where you can purchase them if you happen to like any of them.

Today I'm working on a 12x12 Christmas layout.  It's an oldie but one of my favorite pictures of my son at Christmas, in his little feet-sy PJ's, so cute!

I started with a 12x12 Christmas paper from Lawn Fawn that I got from Acherryontop.com I know I have said it before but I have to say it again...all of these non-traditional Christmas colors that are out this year, I'm in love with!  Don't get me wrong, I love a good red and green Christmas but these colors this year are amazing!  Lawn Fawn had a pack that I fell in L-O-V-E with so I scooped them up.  This particular one has little tiny white snow flakes on a blue background.
I used the tear technique when backing my photo.  I like the look of it and use it on about half of my layouts that I do.  I had some scrapes left over from a previous layout using these papers and chose 2 more of Lawn Fawn's Christmas papers in those awesome non-traditional colors. I also used a piece left over and put it down about a 1/4 into my background just to give some more color to it.

I had these paper silver glitter snowflakes in my stash and decided to use a few of them.    The trees are made from a die that I got at Hobby Lobby using my Big Shot.  I used parchment paper (cutting it with the same die) and overlaid it to the top of the Christmas trees.

So, here is LESSON 1 for this layout.  Using parchment paper is cheap and looks kinda cool I think, but using adhesives on it is a bit tricky so I ended up using my Sharpie permanent marker in GOLD METALLIC to make "ornaments" on the tree to cover the adhesive up.  Easy, peasy....

I added some Echo Park sticky brads to the layout and I fussy cut a reindeer and a penguin from a Christmas note pad I had laying around the house and used my X-yron sticker maker to make them into stickers.  The colors work and they are Christmas characters🤗  Which brings us to LESSON #2 for this layout, just because it isn't "meant" for scrapbooking or bought in the scrapbooking isle doesn't mean you can't use it for scrapbooking!

I wanted to break up the color in that strip I laid down with the colored snowflakes so I added some tear drop shaped plastic rhinestones.  Here comes LESSON #3, after painstakingly glueing each and every one of those down, I didn't really like it...but I didn't hate it.  Since it was almost the last thing I did and I didn't absolutely hate it, I lived with it and didn't trash the entire layout.  So, if you DON'T ABSOLUTELY hate it, keep it, because this is not a cheap hobby!

Lastly, I used a cool script font from PinkFresh Studio to do the Title - SANTA CAME - (although it's hard to read the single letters and you almost have to guess at them, but once they are together they look amazing)!  I believe I picked those up from Michaels.



Well, there you have it...number 8 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!  Please subscribe if you like this post and to see if I make it to number 3-6-5 by the end of this year!

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Kimberly

Merry Christmas (paper tree #1) - Layout #20 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hey Newbies,

I'm here working on number 20 of my 365 Page Layout Challenge 2019 (and the lessons I learned).  I will try to list everything I used below and try to link up to where you can purchase them if you happen to like any of them.

I'm here working on something I "lifted" (ha! that's a term we scrapbookers use for using someone else' layouts).  This particular layout I found on YouTube by Vicki Parker (click here to watch it).

She used a Hip Kit Club December Kit (to find out more about these awesome kits click here.  I loved the way she made the tree out of various papers cut in 1" strips.  So I decided to myself, self, this seems to be pretty easy and looks fabulous so why not try it!  

So I began with the white card stock like she did.  I then picked out all of the papers I wanted to use (I am not a member of the Hip Kit Club (yet) because I have a TON of paper in my stash and want to use some of it up before joining).  That being said, I didn't use any of the papers she did.  

I began to lay them out like she did, and it looked pretty good.  I was envious of her papers but mine weren't so bad.  I added the BEST WISHES as the trunk and the tree was complete!

Now, here comes LESSON 1 for this layout...how to hide things you put on a layout that just doesn't look good.  In her video, Vicki added splatters.  Now, if you have never used splatters before there is a bit of a technique to it.  I mean you would think it would be so simple, THEY ARE SPLATTERS for crying out loud!  But they can get away from you and in this case it looked more like a bloody crime scene than a Merry Christmas scene😱

After I splattered the green and red it really looked like a bloody mess and once it's down, it's down.  So, LESSON 1, how I covered them up!  I started by stamping snowflakes all over the place and that didn't quite do it, so then I started adding stickers everywhere.  I mean, snowflake stickers, mitten stickers, stocking stickers and finally...the bloody mess was gone!  So...if you make a mistake and you've gone too far to turn back now...cover that sh*t up!

After I finished cleaning up "the scene", I added the photo by backing it in red and gold foil paper and then added the MERRY CHRISTMAS, which wasn't meant for scrapbooking but I used it anyway and it looked pretty good (so, we will call that LESSON #2 for this layout).  They are actually window jelly clings that you use to decorate your windows with during the holiday.  Here may be LESSON #3 for this layout...you might now want to use something this red and green on a white background...this material tends to run so some of the wording is now a bit more colorful around the actual letters🤦🏻‍♀️.  Maybe on a colored background or maybe not at all...just saying...


Well, there you have it...number 20 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!

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Kimberly

Merry Christmas (House) - Layout #19 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hey Newbies,

I'm here working on number 19 of my 365 Page Layout Challenge 2019 (and the lessons I learned).  I will try to list everything I used below and try to link up to where you can purchase them if you happen to like any of them.


Today I'm working on a Christmas layout.  This one was pretty simple and quick to layout!  I was so excited about getting this MERRY CHRISTMAS HOUSE stencil at Joann's for 90%OFF!  It actually wasn't a stencil, it was backed to a 10x10 board.  I took it off the board and used it as a stencil and it worked PERFECTLY!  Here is a video of my haul from Joann's.


I started out with a red 12 x 12 card stock and then added a white card stock on top.   I cut an inch off each side so that the red cold show.  I then took the stencil and a Sharpie permanent marker in GOLD METALLIC,  followed all of the lines of the house and then colored in the MERRY CHRISTMAS.  It looked fabulous...if I do say so myself😋

I then sprits the snow flakes in Perfect Pearls Mist from Ranger in PERFECT COPPER to pull some of the gold out in the house and glued them down.  After that I backed the photo with some paper from my stash that had some gold(ish) color in it and then with some of the red stock paper I used earlier and adhered it down.
I had the JOY and the Christmas tree from a real old stash of mine, which worked great because the tree had the gold in it and the JOY had the red. 

The Santa sticker I made using my X-yron sticker maker and the Santa I fussy cut from a Christmas note pad I had laying around my house. (Hey I always say, use what you can, and if it's free it's for me)!

I added some Christmas brads (one was a sticky brad but the other 2 were not, and I'm not a huge fan of the "not sticky" brads so I take off the metal parts some times - this being one of those times- and use a foam dot to adhere them).   I had some smaller red colored brads that I put down the side just to add color, used a border from one of my Christmas HOT BUY pads and Boom!  Done!  Super simple, super quick and super cute!

So LESSON 1 for this layout would be...use what you have that may not be meant for scrapbooking (think, the stencil house I pulled off the board, the Santa sticker I made from a note pad...what ever you think will work, try it, use it...just because it doesn't say "scrapbooking embellishment" doesn't mean you can't use it.😬



Well, there you have it...number 19 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!  Please subscribe if you like this post and to see if I make it to number 3-6-5 by the end of this year!

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Kimberly

Moments Worth Remembering - Layout #22 of the 365 scrapbook challenge and what lessons I learned with this layout

Hey Newbies,
I'm here working on number 22 of my 365 Page Layout Challenge 2019 (and the lessons I learned).  I will try to list everything I used below and try to link up to where you can purchase them if you happen to like any of them.

Today I'm doing one of my challenges that I found on a FB group from the UK (yeap, still counting it as part of my challenges.)😬  This one was very specific about what was required.  It required mixed media, BIG stencil work and stitching, which I've never done😱...which was pretty cool because learning new stuff is awesome!





I started off with a heavy red card stock for the background.  I took some white 12x12 card stock, cut it down by an inch on each side and used white gesso on it to do some mixed media work.  After it dried, I did the tear technique at the top before starting the mixed media work.


I used one of my favorite heart stencils and used glass bead gel, it's messy and takes a bit to get the technique down but I do love it.  I used my heat gun to try and dry it but had to let it set to fully dry...so this layout took a while to do.

After the gel dried I made a heart stencil (out of a cardboard) and stenciled the big heart using my ink blending tool by Tim Holtz and blended the ink around the stencil using Stamp Craft Ink in "RED" I bought at Michaels.  I also used smaller heart stencils in the middle of the larger heart using red acrylic paint and the same blending tool. 

I didn't want to leave the paper white, I'm not a huge fan of a lot of white space in my layouts.  I do them every so often when I "lift" an amazing layout  I see on IG.  So I took my blending tool and blended some more of the acrylic paint all around, making sure I don't mess with the glass beads, those are super delicate so I used Distressed spray stain in ABANDONED CORAL on them.

I used my heart punched to punch out some hearts in the same red card stock I used for the background and one out of gold foil paper (I purchased from Michaels, it goes on sale a lot so wait for it).   I backed the one red heart at the top with the gold heart and did my journaling.  I did the stitching on the single heart at the bottom.  Not bad for my first time and no sewing machine!

The photos I backed with black card stock and some of the gold foil paper.  I wanted to pull some of the black out of his shirt and add some other color other than the reds because it was starting to look a bit...red🤷🏻‍♀️.  I used foam backing for the pictures to give some dimension to them and also it's hard for anything to stick to the glass beading so I had to use the foam.

I added the "LOVE" sticker in between the photos to pull more of the black out.  That was from a very old stash and I have no idea where I got those words because I love them!  It's got kind of a rough texture to it...If you guys find them anywhere please leave a comment, I would love to buy some more of those!

I then used the words NEW, ARRIVAL, HELLO, CUTE, on top of the red hearts to pull more of the gold color out and seriously, how cute is this new arrival anyways!  These are so awesome and I WILL be purchasing more of them!  They are Gold Foam Letters from Thickers Goldie (151) collection!  
I sprayed the entire page with Perfect Pearls Mist from Ranger in PERFECT COPPER.  It is one of my favorite colors!!!!

Finally, I used the EACH CHILD IS UNIQUE... and MOMENTS WORTH REMEMBERING from The paper Studio - Children Phrases I purchased from Michaels.

Well, there you have it...number 21 of my 365 layout challenge for 2019.  I tried to link up what I used in case you wanted to try any of them.  Thanks for following along on my journey of 365 scrapbook page challenge that I am doing, and reading about the lessons I'm learning along the way!  Please leave a comment below on what you liked about the layout and if you want to follow me on my 365 challenge please subscribe!

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Kimberly