July 3, 2018

These Clowns Rock

Hi there!

Today, I am sharing a very simple layout that goes with my previous Canal Days Circus layout. I don't do too many masculine pages, anymore.  But, I am really happy with the way this turned out considering there is a lot of pink in the papers..

The papers are from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection with a few stickers and the "You are Wonderful" ephemera piece.  The small alphas in the title are very old Prima Marketing fabric stickers. The large letters for the title are some old Tim Holtz Grungeboard that I misted black.  The chipboard camera is from Maggie Holmes Bloom, the XOXO from Heidi Swapp and the wood veneer "You're a Peach" is from 1 Canoe 2.

I cut out the three banners in the top right of the layout from the packaging from the small Prima alphas. I love it when packaging can be re-purposed for a layout.

Adding the bold pops of black helps make the page more masculine and  the doodled border around all the pieces of paper ties it all together.

Thanks for looking!


June 23, 2018

Let's Go

Hi there!

Life just keeps getting in the way and I have not had much time to scrap, never mind blog. Today, I'm sharing a layout I made for International Scrapbook Day.  That was May 4th!!!

This page was for a Paper Issues NSD challenge to use a large title. I used one of Paper Issues free cut files for the Let's Go and backed it with Echo Park Summer Fun and Paige Evans Pick Me Up papers.  The background paper is from Pink Fresh Studios (LOVE THIS PAPER!) and then embellished with more Echo Park and Pick Me Up embellishments.

The layout is the title page for a new vacation album for a trip we took to Cabo in 2016.  I usually start my travel albums with an airport or airplane photo.  But, with all the people in our group, I forgot to take one. ;)  So, I made two 4"x4" photo collages using PicStitch. I will reprint the photos again within the album, but I like how the photos are a tease for what's in the album.

I have cleaned up my scraproom (that's how I found this layout LOL).  I am ready to scrap this weekend.  Fingers crossed that I have more to share next weekend.

Thanks for looking!

June 1, 2018

Canal Days Circus

Hi there!

It's been a while.  I took a small break from scrapping.  Life was pretty busy and I just wasn't feeling it. But, I'm back at it and what better way to start scrapping than to make a layout with parade photos!

When I saw the release of the Crate Paper Carousel collection last year, I knew it would be perfect for my parade photos from 2017.  I bought a few patterned papers and some embellishments and stashed them until now.  I think it was the perfect collection for these photos.

The big top paper was fussy cut from the original paper and I backed the "tops" with some of the pink paper. I coloured the flags with my Prisma coloured pencil to match the layout. Then I mounted it onto a piece of cardstock that was misted with Mr. Huey's mist sprayed through a cloud stencil. It's difficult to see, but in real life it gives a bit of texture to the page.

The "picture frames" for the second page were also fussy cut from a piece of paper from the Bloom collection.  The page was then decorated with diecuts and stickers from Carousel and enamel dots from Echo Park.

I just love these pages. And the photos.  And the girls in the photos.
Happy Canal Days!