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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Catching up on a sunny Saturday

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It seems Ike when the sun comes out I should be outside, but a little secret, I hate yard work. I don't like gardening or pulling weeds but I love paper flowers! 
So on this beautiful sunny Saturday I opened up the doors, let the sun shine in and worked in a kit from The Button Farm that was sitting unopened in my stash.
It features beautiful fun papers from My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart collection. The sunny yellows and teals we're just perfect for pictures from a beach vacation from a few years back for our daughter's birthday.














Friday, February 6, 2015

Halloween Scrapping!

This week I started working on Halloween photos and dug into the fun brights of Bella Blvd collections!
I love the combo of orange and green and purple in these fun papers! I added some flowers with rhinestone centers to embellish as well as some pearl swirls.
And another sketch that I made for these photos...


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Happy Times

Here is one last layout from The Paper Loft's Funkysaurus line and our dino filled corn maze adventure!
Once again, the focus is on a multi photo two page layout using 4x6 photos. This sketch could even feature six photos of an additional photo was used instead of a journaling card!
I took so many photos this day and with these multi page layouts I'm happy I was able to preserve so many moments.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hunting Dinos

Another day, another layout, and another featuring The Paper Loft's Funkysaurus line.  
While typically I try to stay away from symmetry, it worked well to get six photos on this layout and I like that it copies the shape of the volcano.

The Big Dig

With the popularity of Instagram, 4X4 photos are just as common now as 4X6 photos. While I typically reserve printing in the 4X4 size for my Instagram photos, I find trimming my 4X6 photos to this size is not only appealing, but allows me to fit more photos on a layout. 
This sketch takes advantage of that size which allowed me to fit six photos on one layout!
This sketch uses true symmetry to create balance as each page mirrors the other. This is useful too when you find a one page sketch you like but want to create a two page layout. Mirroring the page is a quick and easy way to alter a sketch to your needs!
I again used The Paper Loft Funkysaurus line for more pictures from our dinosaur corn maze adventure!


Saturday, January 31, 2015

A layout and a sketch


I am a big fan of sketches and have acquired quite the collection. I find them useful when I have a creative block and need a jumping off point. I also find that if I take them to a crop, I get so much more done since I can be chatting with friends and following the sketch at the same time.
As part of my crafting goals, I thought I would start documenting my own sketches and sharing them with the layouts I've been creating.

My first sketch is a simple layout that focuses on fitting multiple photos on a layout, in this case five 4x6 photos. By using large pieces of background paper, you don't hide the fun patterns! 

I'm super excited to create some more sketches for both myself and to share!

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Year's Intentions!

With the new year one month in, I've been very successful in getting some crafting time in each day, even if only for half an hour.
The benefits have not only been getting more of my photos in my books, but I find intentionally setting aside some time for me each day is rewarding and puts me in a relaxed mood.
It also made me so happy to look at my photos from the recent season and I actually have scrapped all my Halloween season photos! 
This one, featuring The Paper Loft was a page from a Dino themed corn maze. The Funkysaurus Collection was a perfect fit!