Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Scrapbook Process: Solve the Puzzle

Do you ever feel that creating a layout is like putting a puzzle together? Except harder, because you can't look at the box and see what the finished product looks like. You gather pieces, decide where to start and hope it all goes together in a way that makes you happy. At least it seems like that to me sometimes. Take the layout I made today, for example.

Collection Featured: Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer

I selected photos, patterned paper and Thickers, but it wasn't until I created my title that I knew how to put the rest of the page together. Then everything fell into place quickly. I never know at what point in my process it's going to be smooth sailing. That is both the pleasure and frustration of scrapping.

You can see my entire process in this YouTube video. Yes, I'm finally back to making videos! It's been a while. I feel like we are finally settling in after the move and this is tangible proof.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel if watching that way is more convenient. What's your process like these days? Anyone else putting puzzles together?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Scrapbooking About Hobbies

This week I had the privilege of being one of the panelists on the Paperclipping Roundtable! It was a completely delightful experience. If you are visiting here for the first time as a result of listening to the podcast, Welcome! So glad you dropped by.

The topic was Scrapbooking About Your Hobbies. Love to do that! Thought I'd share a few of the layouts I mentioned on the show. My favorite hobby next to scrapbooking is knitting. The past two years, I've created summary layouts about my major knitting accomplishments.

Music has been both my lifelong vocation and avocation. Here's a layout about sitting in with a friend's band for a New Year's Eve gig. I'm not too old to rock and roll!

We also talked about collections, otherwise known as our stuff. Phil and I have plenty of that! And noticed how I'm scraplifting myself? I love the photo strip look.

Although this didn't come up, I love to scrap about my husband's favorite hobby, photography. Sometimes he even lets me borrow a camera. Then it's game on. 

He's done many weddings over the years, but just as a small side business. In that case, I become his assistant. We work well together and enjoy sharing the experience.
What are your favorite hobbies? Do you scrapbook about them?

It's not too late to register for my online class, Perfect Your Scrapbook Process. Registration will be open through the end of the week.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Two Page Tuesday: Cross Foundation

It's not too late to register for my online class, Perfect Your Scrapbook Process. The first lesson posted today! Registration will be open through the end of the week.

The challenge from Get It Scrapped!: Make a 2-page layout with a Cross foundation. This page is about our son and daughter in-law's first home. 

Collection Featured: Basic Grey Mon Ami
The horizontal part of the cross houses candid shots playfully arranged, while the vertical contains the focal point photo, title and journaling. This is an easy way to organize the page! 

Another tip to create interest is to use two different backgrounds for each side of the layout. On my layout, placing kraft elements on the white side and white elements on the kraft side creates flow and continuity.

You can see what the rest of the team did with this challenge in the full article.

Check out the Get It Scrapped Membership! It combines Masterful Scrapbook Design's magazine format and live design conversations with the hands-on video tutorials of Scrapbook Coach in one all-access pass. Membership now includes access to a library of sketches and Photoshop templates! The newest Masterful Scrapbook Design class ebook, Process Play, is ready for members with 10 live events scheduled during May and June on the topic. Click here to view more details

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Write.Click.Scrapbook. May Gallery

The May Gallery is up over at Write.Click.Scrapbook.!  This month's theme is Everydaily. Since we recently moved, I did not have time to create a brand new layout. Thankfully, I love to scrap every day life and have quite a collection of pages already scrapped. Our hobbies, for instance...

Places we frequent on a regular basis or are part of our every day routines. Now that we've moved, I suspect these pages will become more precious. I can't wait to create layouts about our new surroundings!

Here's a great little project. Take a picture every hour for twelve hours of a typical day. I made one layout for me and one for Phil. Love these. I should repeat the process once we get settled.

This may be the most mundane layout ever created. It is one of my all-time favorites.

What every day activities do you like to document? You can find more inspiration from the rest of the team right here