Sunday, December 17, 2017

Days 13 and 14 | December Daily / December Memories 2017

Hi there!!

I am sharing Days 13 and 14 of my December Daily today.


Day 13 documents, the day that I wrapped all of our gifts as well as the paper we used this year.  I also added a sampling of the tags that I made this year.

I created the pocket card myself, and the cut file for the number tag, as well. I gave away the tag cut file back on day 5, you can grab it here if you missed it.  I layered the number tag over some glittery cardstock and then adhered both pieces to a glassine bag.  The bag holds a large tag, which is blank.  It is pretty much for looks and to add rigidity to the bag.


This is what the two pages look like together, in my album.


Day 14 documents a renovation we finished in our house. This is more like story 14, as my husband finished building a surround and built-ins around our new living room fireplace earlier in the month.

I added a large hand cut cork number, created by tracing around an image that I printed out. I pulled in some old cork CTMH alphas from my stash to coordinate with the number.


My photo is adhered to a folder so that I could hide the "before and during" photos of the process inside.  I like the interactive element and that I could get three 4x6 photos onto one page.


This is what story 14 looks like in my album.

Here is a link to my You-Tube channel,  you can watch my process video there or here, which ever you prefer!


I am also sharing a print and cut file for some labels that I created to use in my albums.  I used a couple of them today and have used some on past pages, as well It is also available as a JPEG that you can print and hand cut if you do not have a Silhouette. Unfortunately, it is not available for cutting with any other types of machines.

https://app.box.com/s/dswfz7k7v5ppwpm3he0e8og6he1vjzha

As always, click on the image to be taken to my download page.

Supply List: Simple Stories album, pocket pages, insert page, ephemera, enamel dots and stickers; American Crafts  cardstock;  misc. silver glitter paper, wood veneer and ribbon;  Teresa Collins ephemera, folder card and chipboard; grey and black Staedtler pen; silver Sharpie pen; Recollection glassine bag; DCWV cork sheet; CTMH cork alphas; Maya Road acetate snowflake; Tim Holtz tiny attacher; my own cut apart 3x4 designs; my own cut file designs.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Enjoy This Moment | Bramble Fox

Hello there!

I am back sharing my second page of the month for my GDT spot over at Bramble Fox, today! This is also a second wedding shower layout, which features Christina and Jonathon.  He came for the end of the shower to help Christina with her loot and to get some treats!  I love these pics, these two are so sweet together, and the photo booth was a fun idea by the maid-of-honour, AKA Christina's sister Alyssa.


I used two  Bramble Fox pieces on this page; the perspective word "enjoy" and the "just lovely" flair.  I love the colours of these pieces and pulled goodies from my stash to accent them on this page.


You know how much I love multi font titles, I am sure,  combining gorgeous perspectives with alpha stickers are  a perfect way to achieve this look!


I added my journalling in a tiny bonus cluster, created just because I found this cute umbrella in my stash and knew it would be perfect on this page.


These floral ephemera pieces were a free download, I printed them to use on cards and made a few extra to add to this page.


I also de-stashed a bit of chipboard from Simple Stories and a tag from Jillibean Soup.  I love the way all these manufacturers play so well together and how the pieces were all inspired by the Bramble Fox goodies that I wanted to use!

Supply List: Bramble Fox flair and perspectives; Pebbles patterned papers;  Simple Stories chipboard, ephemera and enamel dots; Basic Grey alphas, misc crochet thread, my own print and cuts, Jillibean Soup stickers, Heidi Swapp gold color shine.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Holiday Traditions | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there!

I have a fun new layout and a process video along with a sketch to share today for My Creative Scrapbook! As you may know by now,I have created the last few sketches for the monthly challenge at My Creative Scrapbook and am fortunate to have been able create this one, too!

Here is the sketch...


I wanted to create a sketch with the option to feature several photos, since some of us will be documenting the holidays, which can be photo heavy! But you could easily use just 2 photos if you want to.


For my page, I opted to document some of our traditions, whether they be newer or traditions we have been observing for quite some time.

I loved the sparkly Thickers in the kit so much!


I pulled in a piece of kraft paper from my stash for my background, and layered this fun polka dot paper onto it.  I loved that it was neutral and didn't detract from my photos.


As always, I had loads of fun pulling in loads of embellishments from the kit.


As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


Supply List:Crate Paper "Falala" patterned paper, chipboard stickers, cardstock stickers, and ephemera; Studio Calico sequins; American Crafts "poolside" Thickers.  Other supplies: American Crafts Kraft cardstock; Gutermann gold thread; Sharpie pen.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry | Stuck?! Sketches

Hi there!

I am using some leftover goodies from my December My Creative Scrapbook Design Team kit to create today's project for Stuck?! Sketches.  Before I continue on and share my layout, process video and sketch with you, I need to add a disclaimer / apology.  Today's sketch is very similar to one that I released on the 6th, as part of a 12 Days of Scrapping You-Tube hop.  This was inadvertent, as I created both sketches weeks apart.  All I can say is I had the same "great idea" twice!  There are some differences in the two sketches, however, so I would love for you to use them both if you can.

Here is a look at the sketch...


Once again, I opted to create a Christmas tree for the large suggested triangular element behind the photos.


I also pulled in some fun photos of my son, his wife and their little one, from "second" Christmas morning, opening their stockings. I couldn't using resist this patterned paper from Crate Paper, as it matches their jammies!


 This time I added some fun stitching with gold thread to highlight my "tree".


I used some more Crate Paper goodies to make a couple of embellishment clusters.


And the sparkly Thickers from the My Creative Scrapbook December kit to title my page.


I just love this collection and had so much fun making this page!

You can view my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here, I hope you like it!
 

We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenges, both Creative Embellishments  and
Scrapbook Nerd are offering the prizes!



Supply List: Crate Paper "Falala" patterned paper, ephemera, cardstock stickers and chipboard stickers; American Crafts "poolside" Thickers; Studio Calico sequins. Other Supplies: American Crafts cardstock; Core'dinations vellum; Sharpie pen; Gutermann gold thread; Heidi Swapp gold color shine.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pretty Ladies | Just for Fun

Hello there!

Today I am sharing one of the two layouts that I completed at a recent weekend retreat I attended.  Yes, I know that doesn't sound very productive, however, I did make a ton of Christmas tags (half of which are now in the trash) and a plethora of Christmas cards (which have been mailed to friends and family).  And I did have an amazing time, chatting with my friends and enjoying too many wonderful meals!

Anyway, on to the page.  I wanted to document this photo of my daughter-in-law Christina and her sisters; Alyssa and Samantha, taken at Christina's bridal shower this past summer.  I used a spring-ish paper pad from Pebbles Inc. that features the prettiest colours and loads of random goodies.


I love this background paper, both for the colour and the design.  I opted to keep my focal area very tight, nestling all of my embellishments around the photo for bigger impact.


I love this Heidi Swapp acetate word and was so happy to have a use for it, finally!


I also added in pops of gold with enamel dots and Color Shine, which makes the gold in the photo pop, too.


A bit of gold stitching also seemed a must!


This banner shape piece is a sticker from Kaisercraft, having a bit left over from the piece I used behind my photo prompted me to create this little cluster at the top of my page.

Supply List: Bramble Fox flair; Pebbles patterned papers;  Simple Stories enamel dots; Basic Grey alphas; misc crochet thread; my own print and cuts, Kaisercraft stickers, Heidi Swapp acetate word and gold color shine; Maggie Holmes chipboard; Jen Hadfield ephemera. 


Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Days 11 and 12 | December Daily / December Memories 2017

Hi there!

I am back again today sharing today days 11 and 12 in my December Daily album with you, along with another process video and a second free printable.

Since I was creating in real time, I divided my video into two 2 day segments to keep it from being too long.  So I figured I might as well offer two freebies!


Day 11 is super simple, I printed a photo of my freshly decorated tree onto vellum, cut it down into 4 3x4 sections and popped them into the pockets.  Printing on vellum gives a less crisp photo but I like the look.

After that I added sparkly number Thickers, a flair and a pretty red phrase sticker.


Day twelve documents a list of our favourite holiday movies, I snapped a quick pictute of the ones we own, we are in a basket by our tv for the month, for easy access.


Here is a look at the two pages side by side. I a trying to make the pages compliment each other even when the stories are different.

Here is the freebie 4x6 cut apart card printable that I am offering today. I have used the calendar card in a previous video / spread and as you see, I used the "making a list" card on this spread.

https://app.box.com/s/vvakme7e2vvyb3xgtb6e59g3yw6pb5u0

Click on the image to be taken to my download page.

You can watch my real time process here or on my You-Tube channel.


Supply List: Simple Stories album, pocket pages, phrase stickers and heart die cut; American Crafts Thickers; and cardstock;  silver Colorbox ink; Imagine clear embossing powder; misc. ephemera, twine and ribbon; grey and black Staedtler pen; black Sharpie pen; Pretty Little Studios phrase stickers; Elle's Studio puffy stickers; Accent Scrapbooking flair; Core'dinations vellum; my own cut apart 2x2, 3x4  and 4x6  card designs; my own cut file designs.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Days 9 and 10 | December Daily / December Memories 2017

Hi there!

Today I am sharing Days 9 and 10 of my December Daily album with you.  I also have a REAL TIME process video.  Boy do they make me nervous to do! Plus, I have another free printable!

Day 9 documents our youngest son's wish list.


I created this print and cut wish list large scale tag and added a screen shot of his texted wish list to it.  I also created the printable circular elements, which are my freebie for today.  They are simply a print design that you can punch with a 2  inch circle punch.

I embossed a Thicker with silver ink and clear embossing powder because I didn't have one that was already silver in the appropriate size.  Other than some pretty ribbon, I kept this day's page very simple and I love it!


Day 10 was the day we went to get our real tree.  We have been putting up two trees for several years.   A tradition brought about by the tradition of gifting each other ornaments every year!

I journalled onto a card that I created, I love the snowy tree on it and how it relates to our photos. Again I kept this page fairly simple, using some Simple Stories number and phrase stickers along with a little banner piece and a puffy sticker.

Here is a look at how the two pages look together in the album.


I love that I now have a page that is something other than a pocket page, it's fun to mix things up!


As promised here is today's free printable.

https://app.box.com/s/bl33w5wy2xqbkrr54kez6q8ptho3y7qd

Click on the image to be taken to my download page.

You can watch my real time process for these pages below or here on my You-Tube channel.


Supply List: Simple Stories album, pocket pages, phrase stickers and heart die cut; American Crafts Thickers; and cardstock;  silver Colorbox ink; Imagine clear embossing powder; misc. ephemera, twine and ribbon; grey and black Staedtler pen; black Sharpie pen; Pretty Little Studios phrase stickers; Elle's Studio puffy stickers; Accent Scrapbooking flair; Core'dinations vellum; my own cut apart 2x2, 3x4  and 4x6  card designs; my own cut file designs.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Joy | T'is the Season 12 Days of Holiday Scrapping Videos

Hey there!  

I am so excited to share that I was invited back by Audrey Yeager to join in on the second annual T'is the Season 12 Days of Holiday Scrapping Videos.  Audrey is creating process videos for 12 consecutive days and has invited a guest or two each day!  Today is day 12 and it's my turn to share!  


I am using up a few of the left over goodies from my December kit from My Creative Scrapbook, although I haven't shared all of my DT pages yet,  this particular page is the last of 8 layouts that I created with it, such a great kit!


I opted for a super whimsical design to document these pictures of my youngest decorating gingerbread people cookies! I couldn't help myself, this little guy is just so cute!


I printed a colouring page of a gingerbread person, that I found online, and used it as a pattern to hand cut the shape out of vellum.

Then I machine stitched it onto my kraft paper background. After that, I hand-stitched a mouth and the white wavy "icing" lines. I even created a bow tie with the ribbon from the kit and then opted for googly eyes  and sequin "buttons" to finish off this little guy.


I pulled in lots of embellishments from Crate Paper's Falala collection to create my title and adorn my page.


As you know, I love to tuck in bits and pieces here and there.


A bit of journalling wraps up this page!

As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


Be sure to check out Audrey's video on her channel here, too!

Supply List: Crate Paper "Falala" patterned paper, ephemera, cardstock stickers and chipboard stickers; ribbon; Studio Calico sequins; Core'dinations velum; misc. and Gutermann thread; Flossy embroidery floss; misc. googly eyes; Sharpie pen; Kaisercraft cut apart card; American Crafts cardstock.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Laura
xo

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Days 5 - 8 | December Daily / December Memories 2017

Hi there!

I am back sharing my days 5 through 8 in my December Daily today, along with a process video and a free cut file!

Days 5, 6 and 7 all document a story about each of my sons,  timing is funny that they all had an event right after each other but I love that I got a page about each of them in my book!


I created a number pocket card for this page and pulled in a coordinating car sticker from Echo Park to help tell the story of this page.  Since this page is non Christmas themed, the puffy star stickers worked well as accents.


I am loving the way day 5 coordinates with day 4!


I created this fun journaling card with the thoughts of using it to document us all doing something festive, but it also worked perfectly to document how much we enjoyed our youngest son's hockey game the other night!


I used a bright red Sharpie to journal and red number Thicker to add a pop of colour to my spread.  I also added an Avery page tab, and stamped "naughty" and "nice" on it using a roller stamp from Simple Stories.


This page documents my middles son's 26th birthday, I love that I was able to use up a "26" wood veneer left over from a previous year, to mark his age.


I also used an "o" alpha stamp to encircle the "7" on my calendar to mark the date. A fun photo taken by my daughter-in-law of the dance party they had after going out to dinner and movie with their son is the perfect addition to my page!


Day 8 is a little different and documents me have a holiday meltdown.  Yup, I am bound to have one each holiday season.  This one came about while setting out the nutcrackers and really had nothing to do with the nutcrackers and everything to do with me putting pressure on myself to "get too much stuff done".  This page is a good reminder to myself to take it easy, Christmas will be perfect whether the house is decorated to the nines or not, whether there is a ridiculous amount of baked goods or not, whether the gifts are wrapped to perfection or not!


I created all of the pocket cards and the photo overlay, intending them to be a reminder that Christmas will be great regardless.

Here is a cut file for some numbered pocket tags that I am sharing as freebies today, click on the image to be taken to my download page.  Numbers 1 through 31 are included.! You can see how I used one in my precious video here.

https://app.box.com/s/2g85llmzt00h8n8u442upy5uch5d379l

You can watch my process for these pages below or here on my You-Tube channel.


Supply List: Simple Stories album, pocket pages and roller stamp; American Crafts Thickers; silver Colorbox ink; grey Staedtler pen; black CTMH ink; Elle's Studio puffy stickers and cut apart strip; my own cut apart 3x4 card designs; Avery page tab;red Sharpie; misc rubons and metal rimmed tag; Freckled Fawn wood veneer; Echo Park sticker; CTMH stamp.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo