Friday, February 15, 2013

I've had  a couple of wonderful relaxing weekends with scrapbook friends recently -
I took my paints so I could work on the AtoZ projects in mixed media one weekend 
[I'll post more on that in a few days -] 
and my sweetie came along on another so we could relax and camp a bit together -
Today I wanted to share some of the scrapbook pages I worked on.
[Please note that I intentionally don't put a lot of effort into getting a perfect photo of my layouts - I share them only for ideas - not for copying or printing purposes.]
  I'm often 'late to the party', shall we say - and I'm loving pennants these days -
something many of y'all have been enjoying for a while now...
[Bakers twine was tied through the paper to hold the pennants...]
I added a heart sticker to  the upper left corner to hide the edges...
Love the cute word balloon over Emma to show she saw the deer.
[Kit from Paper Posies.]
 These days I rarely do  two page layouts, but I had a few [ha] photos to put together from the youngest's [mini] semester in China last year. I used similar papers and a green border[ that a new scrapbook buddy punched out for me] to pull the two pages together. I love to bunch tags together to journal on - I used alpha stickers and handwritten journaling for this little overview of his trip.
Here's some favorite photos from the hubs' summer fishing trip.
I've never felt the need to scrapbook every single photo.
SEI paper and mixed up mini alpha stickers.
Another two page layout.
This one is photo heavy with few patterned  papers [my second scrap book love.]
Notice the sticky note on the right layout - I need to pick up some sort of 'Alabama' embellishment to add here [- something we don't have too many of in our house of Auburn grads -]
Love these photos of Pauly-boy that Craig took one sunny afternoon.
This is product I've had forever and wanted to pull out some of it to use.
Could be October Afternoon -- ?
From a Paper Posies Kit.

HA. Another two page layout. [I may prove myself wrong.]  This one includes favorite photos from our tent-camping trips back in the fall.  Papers and embellishments are from The Story Tellers Club. I added real brads over the printed ones and stickles over the glitter printed paper.
Love using part of the photo mat to journal on - 
Small tags were cut from patterned paper for accents.
These photos are of our brother-in-law and his gr-sons. I had to purchase the cowboy boot  paper since I had nothing to do with horses in my scrapbook supplies [lol]
and I used some extra grid paper to make the tag.
Photo corners were put on digitally with picmonkey.
This is SEI papers combined with random alpa stickers 
- an addiction I can't quite conquer...
Who am I kidding - I'm not even trying to conquer it -
[my first scrapbook love]
During a recent retreat I sorted papers and 
ended up with 8-10 collections of Christmas paper - 
[how does that happen?!?]
and I love them all - 
This page combines similar colors using a portion of one page as border [I trimmed one tree and dropped in down in the lower left corner for an accent.] And again - one of my favorite techniques - 
layering small tags over each other to help tell my story.
Paper and embellishment from The Story Tellers Club -
Giant tag is actually the packaging from prima iron-ons... fun!
Title was put on digitally with picmonkey before printing -
Love putting things on an angle --
Sweet photo of the youngest and his gal - using a kit from The Story Teller's Club - 
I love getting coordinated kits!
And another with the oldest and is gal -
How many of y'all do similar pages for different children?
And lastly - The oldest & husband enjoying The Hot Air Balloon Festival -
I cut parts of the banner up off the paper and tucked the photos underneath. 
Used two different types of alpha stickers for the title.
Most of my pages are quick and easy, clean and simple.
And while I enjoy the artsy part of scrapbooking, I try to keep the focus on the photos.
What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking?

1 comment:

Gloria L. said...

Scrapbooking to me is an art form, a merging of ideas, where anything goes! It has been a catalyst for so many other art forms!