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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Island Sun Mini Album

I love doing mini albums for events like Christmas and vacations so I was super excited to find out The Paper Loft had chipboard albums! The heavy weight chipboard is easy to work with and makes a great foundation for a mini album.
Since we took tons of pictures on our vacation to Hawaii, the newest Paper Loft line, Island Sun, was just perfect for this album!
The cover, to which I added a cut out embellishment, flowers with button centers, and fussy cut starfish from the same paper.
The cover of my album was inspired by this month's sketch at The Paper Loft:

The wonderful cut out embellishments were great additions to the pages with the beach theme!

I love the starfish papers that is the same as the cover and the cute coordinating title piece, "a walk along the beach".

The pages are large enough to add 4X6 photos and on this spread I cut them down a bit and fit multiple photos!

The realistic shell and sand paper were perfect for the Hawaii pictures!

The plaids coordinated perfectly with the patterns!

I added bunches of fun ribbon to the binder rings!

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Black and White and Add Some Color

I love black and white with one other color and this month, About a Boy Scrapbook Challenges blog and About a Girl Scrapbook Challenges blog each hosted a challenge to use black and white and one other color.
For About a Boy, I used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap...
And for About A Girl I used a sketch from My Scraps & More...

Jet Setter

This month, the first challenge over at Scrap Our Stash was to create a travel themed layout using a premade travel embellishment as well as travel signage. This was perfect timing since I'm busy scrapping pictures from our trip to Hawaii!
I created this layout, Jet Setter, using fun photos from Simple Stories.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Plane Fun

For the month of August, Rochelle Spears blog challenge was to create a travel themed page. I used some great shots of Jack at the airport watching planes from the airport window.

This was combined with GrandDiva's Creative Corner sketch challenge using the following sketch: well as Kristi B's recipe challenge using stripes, wood, and mixed alphas.

Night Photos

This past Four of July we played with the camera to get some fun pictures with sparklers! We each stood very still while slowly (or if you're a kid, quickly) drawing pictures with the sparklers while the lens was open on the camera. We loved how some of the pictures  came out!
I used Sketch N Scrap sketch #38 for inspiration for my layout...

Making A Scene

We took so many fun photos at the ballet recital this year and the girls are just goofy enough to get some great candids!
I used the pretty Carta Bella papers which coordinated so perfectly with their pink gingham costumes.

This worked out perfectly for the challenge over at About a Girl Scrapbook Challenge Blog, where the challenge for August is to create a layout using one color, and that color must also be in your photos.
I used this fun sketch from PageMaps for my inspiration...

Printing Instagram

I have played around with printing off Instagram photos in the past on 4X6 formats but have never been able to have them come out quite right. This month, I got a coupon from Walgreens for 25% off Instagram prints and discovered they print them in 4X4 format!
I printed so many and love how they turned out!
I used them on this sketch from Sketch N Scrap which featured square photos...
The photos I printed were black & white which worked well with these pretty papers from Authentique.