March 29, 2015

Exploring Bucerias

Hi there!
Whenever I work on a specific project album, I like to make a page kit to work from to save time on choosing product and/or embellishments. Once I am done with that project, the supplies go back to my general stash. But there are some kits that I keep together forever. The kits are kept in pizza boxes and I have one for travel, Christmas and a special parade album that I work on.
I have had these Junkitz papers in my travel kit for quite some time and I thought they would be perfect for this layout. And I used up every last bit of it!

Papers: Junkitz, Graphic 45, Fancy Pants Design, Bazzill Basics; Embellishments: Junkitz,
American Crafts, Fancy Pants, Martha Stewart, Echo Park; Stamp: Heidi Swapp

Thanks for looking!

March 20, 2015

Banana Boat

Hi there!

The thing I don't like about pocket page scrapping is that I feel like I can't do too many techniques. In my mind, the whole point of pocket scrapping is to get it done quickly.  And I really want to get this album finished. But, then I watched a technique video by Irit Landgraf and I really wanted to try it! So, I compromised and practiced on my journaling cards.

Papers: Glitz Design; Embellishments: Glitz Design, Studio Calico, My Minds Eye:
Mists: Studio Calico, Ranger, Tattered Mist

I spread a layer of gesso over part of the 4x6 papers. Then using old packaging I "smooshed" drops of mists around to blend and spread. The gesso layer allows the inks to sit on the surface and not get absorbed by the paper. It was fun to do and I thought fit the theme of teens.  I do wish I hadn't used the colours I did (some parts make me think of a crime scene), but I think I'll use this technique again very soon. It was fun!


Thanks for looking!

March 15, 2015

Family Portraits

Hi there!

Just popping by this week with another couple of pages in our Mexico album.

As I mentioned before, I am mixing 12x12 pages in with pocket pages. This 12x12 page is the back of one I did previously.  It's a pretty easy page with lots of layering and some fussy cut flowers from an old piece of American Crafts Dear Lizzy paper.

Papers: American Crafts, Basic Grey, Studio Calico; Embellishments: American Crafts,
Echo Park: Alphas: Basic Grey, Fancy Pants: Misc: sequins: Stamps: Scraptivity

I store all my papers by manufacturer, and in with the Dear Lizzy papers, I found this piece with the clouds and trees. I knew that the next page in my album would have to be a pocket page, but I thought it would be great for my animal photos. So, I just cut the paper into 4x6 pieces, but decorated it as one 12x6 page.

Papers: American Crafts: Embellishments: American Crafts, Echo Park,
Fancy Pants, Provo Craft, Simple Stories: Stamp: Studio Calico
It's a bit cutesy for my usual style, but I love that I was able to use up an older piece of paper and the two facing pages match without looking like a two page layout.
Thanks for looking!