Thursday, November 19, 2015

Scrapbooking Thanksgiving: Grateful

Hello everyone!

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away. I love the Fall season, but it always seems to slip by so quickly and the next thing you know, Christmas carols are playing. 

Before we turn on the holiday music at our house, I wanted to pause for a moment and honor Thanksgiving. I have so much for which to be grateful and I took a few minutes to jot that down on this layout. 

I made this page with the November kit from My Creative Scrapbook. It featured a mix of lines from Echo Park Paper and Doodlebug Design. 

I included a few lines of journaling right under the photo, which I took of the table setting last year. 

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch

Good morning, everyone!

I have another Fall layout today from the November kit at My Creative Scrapbook. 

I frequently scrapbook holidays and events a year after they happen, e.g. I 'll scrap Christmas 2014 in December 2015. I like to scrapbook in the same season as the event, but since it takes me a bit to upload and edit photos and I work with designer deadlines, the holiday is often well past. So, I just hold the photos for next year. Thus, I made a layout of last year's pumpkin patch visit just last month, which you may remember. 

In a break with tradition, I'm scrapbooking this year's pumpkin patch visit this year! The colors and icons in the November MCS kit worked perfectly for a pumpkin patch, so I got her done. 

Here's a close-up of the page:

I have a simple style. I most often use a strong 4x6 photo as my focal point. I try to include a bit of journaling on my layouts too, but I didn't here. I handwrote the date (2015) and the title tells where we were. We go to this particular farm each year and other layouts about our visit to Hodges Farm tell a little more of the tradition. 

This November kit featured a mix of Echo Park Paper and Doodlebug Designs. I used primarily Echo Park here. 

This is the kit I used: 

You can find out more about My Creative Scrapbook on its website.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Beautiful Highland Haven: MCS Kit Reveal

Hello everyone. It's the 5th of the month and reveal day for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. 

Here, I used the kit to document a trip we took in late September to the Virginia Highlands. My parents bought a little piece of property there and it is a sweet spot! It's a great place to watch for deer or pick apples or just relax and soak in the views. 

The November Creative Kit is a fun Fall-themed kit, featuring Echo Park Paper and Doodlebug Designs

Here's a photo of the kit I used: 

You can find all the kits here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Trip To Chimney Rock

Good morning! I'm back today with a vacation layout. 

Chimney Rock is one of the most iconic sites in North Carolina, offering sweeping views of the mountains and gorge. So when my parents bought a new RV this year and wanted to take a trip, the first place we went was to Chimney Rock State Park. 

I took this photo of Cory and my parents at the base of the park in the shade of the trees. 

I used my October kit from My Creative Scrapbook to make this layout. The kit's theme was family and that was perfect for this photo. I don't worry too much about the papers being matchy matchy with my photo. Mom is wearing a pink floral summer shirt and I just ignored that! I used the papers instead to bring out the Fall colors from the photo. 

I wanted to add a bit of strip journaling to the page. I typed a couple of short sentences on the computer, printed them out, then took a small piece of aqua paper from the kit and placed it over the journaling. I used washi to temporarily hold the aqua paper in place, then ran the paper through my printer again. 

I used a paper trimmer to cut the journaling strips then placed them on my layout. 

The bottom third of my layout are just strips of border paper from the kit. Easy peasy. This is from the cute Family Frenzy line from Bella Blvd

The border strips give the layout a fun pop of color. 

Here's a photo of the kit I used from My Creative Scrapbook

Here's one more look at the layout: 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hodges Farm Pumpkin Patch

Hello again. I am back today with a layout documenting our annual trip to Hodges Farm to pick a pumpkin.  

Hodges Farm is my favorite pumpkin patch. I think it might be the sunflowers groves that sealed the deal. 

I used the October kit from My Creative Scrapbook for my layout. I looked through the papers, then looked for photos that coordinated. I confess: the fastest place to look for photos is my Facebook feed! I found this cute photo below of Cory with his chosen pumpkin from last year's outing and it worked perfectly. 

I love this blue graph paper from Echo Park. The cluster of flowers in the bottom corner was a great place to anchor my photo. I added a dark blue header and footer to frame the layout, added a few stickers and journaling strips and was done. I am partial to a simple layout. 

Here's one more look at the whole page. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week!

Monday, October 5, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook Reveal: iPad Fans

Hello everyone. Happy October!

Today, I have a layout documenting my young son's iPad love. He was just 3 years old here and no matter how many toys he had, he loved the iPad best!

I made this layout using the new October kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The kit was family-themed, combining the Family Frenzy collection from Bella Blvd and The Story of our Family from Echo Park Paper. 

I made the base of this layout using the front and back of one sheet of paper called "Around the Block" from Bella Blvd.  The houses are the front and the yellow pattern is the back. 

I used my trimmer to carefully cut out a large square of yellow and used kraft cardstock to hide the cut marks. 

Once I had my base, I layered other papers from the kit and created a colorful mat for my photos. 

Below is a photo of the kit I used: 

Here's one more look at the layout: 

You can find all the kits from My Creative Scrapbook on its website.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Let's Go: Kit Club Travel Layout

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today, I have a travel-themed layout using the September kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

This kit featured bold, bright colors and travel-related icons from the paper manufacturer Imaginisce

I thought the map paper was really fun and I wanted to showcase it without overwhelming the page. I cut it so that I could see the outline of the United States and used alphas and a geotag to mark where we were.

I anchored the page with a pair of suitcases. I added silver brads to the buckles for a little pop of texture. 

I also added small black buttons to the scooter die cut. I like the bit of depth that gives the page without being too bulky. Both the buttons and brads were part of the kit. 

I wasn't sure where to add my journaling. I could have added strip journaling right above the suitcases and I think it would have looked fine there. Instead, I printed out a short sentence that covered the basics and tucked it under the left side of my photo. 

Here's one more look: 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 
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