Thursday, July 22, 2021

Wild and Free Scrapbooking Layout

I'm back with one last layout using the July Kit from Scrapbooking Store. This Wild and Free Scrapbooking Layout showcases how you can use this kit for camping layout. 

 

I love watching the sky change when the sun starts to go down in Deadwood. Pictures never quite do it justice, but I thought I'd give it a try with this layout. I loved how the pinks in the kit really helped bring out the sky in the photos.  

 

I also thought mixing and matching all the floral patterns was a nice nod to the nature theme of the photos. I used both the included sticker sheet and the upgraded embellishments for this layout.

That's my last of the 6 layouts I made with the July kit, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store Design Team.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Christmas Garland

Instead of the planned confirmation layout post I had scheduled for today, I'm sharing a Christmas in July project instead. Today I have some super fun Christmas garland to share. 

Paper House just released some gorges new Christmas and winter papers and we're celebrating with some Christmas in July projects. Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things, so I couldn't wait to make some garland with this gorgeous new Christmas paper.

There are a whole bunch of pre-printed tags. I cut out some of the 3" x 3" and 3" x 4" tags. Then I used some of Paper House Coordinating Christmas stickers to embellish the tags.


The mix of 3D and puffy stickers adds a lot of texture. The 3D stickers also have glitter and gold foil on them, which makes this garland super pretty. I love this so much that I think I'm going to make another set to use as gift tags to dress up my packages this year.


I'll be back next week with 2 winter themed projects using some of the new paper. 

Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.

 I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House Creative Team.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Confirmation Layout

 My oldest was confirmed this past May. I was looking through my paper stash and realized I had the perfect collection for scrapping the day in this Confirmation Layout.

 

I created 2 layouts from Confirmation Sunday (I'll share the second one next week). This first one shows all the family that came out to share the day and celebrate with us. My family isn't very big, so it was so special to have almost all of them there.  

The banners our church uses for confirmation are very red. I was rearranging some of my paper last weekend and realized not only does Paper House's One Big Happy Family collection have the perfect pops of red in it for these photos, the blue floral paper was almost the same pattern as the dress I wore that Sunday!

I used a mix of card stock stickers, puffy stickers, and some religious themed stickers for my embellishments.


What a great day! 

I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House Creative Team. 

 Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.




Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Leaving Munich Scrapbooking Layout

As promised, I'm back with another layout using the July Kit from Scrapbooking Store. It's another Mt. Rushmore Scrapbooking Layout. Here's my Leaving Munich Scrapbooking Layout.

 

 This is actually the last of 6 layouts I created with the July Kit. I used up just about every scrap of paper. In fact, I didn't even have a 12 x 12 piece of paper left for this one, it's made up of all leftover cuts from the other 5 layouts. Those strips of pink, blue, and red paper? They're actually hiding a hole where the gold arrow paper and plaid paper don't quite meet up.

I found this kit (and the Safe Travels collection from Simple Stories that is featured in the kit) super easy to work with. The colors and patterns seem to combine effortlessly.

I mentioned that this kit is great for all kinds of travel scrapping. Last week I showed how I used it for a road trip, and this week's focuses on international travel. It's really been fun to see how much this kit can do!

I'll be back next week with another layout from this kit, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store Design Team.

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Road Trip Scrapbooking Layout

A new month means a new kit from Scrapbooking Store. I've had so much fun with this kit..in fact, I've used up every last scrap making 6 layouts with it. Today I have the first of 3 I'll be sharing here on my blog; Road Trip Scrapbooking Layout.

July's kit features papers and a sticker sheet from Simple Stories Safe Travels collection. I love a good travel themed collection, and this one is fantastic. It's really versatile and great for everything from small road trips to big international travel. 

If you don't have much for travel photos, this kit is still fantastic. All of the papers have at least one side that isn't travel themed. It's a really fun mix of colors and patterns that are rich and really make your photos stand out.

I used July's kit to tell the story of us taking our camper out to our place in the Black Hills this summer. We took 2 separate vehicles on consecutive days to get out there and it felt like a bit of an adventure. The camper sticker and overstuffed car stickers seemed like the perfect embellishments for this layout.


I'll be back next week with another layout from this kit, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store Design Team.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

17 Years Anniversary Layout

Every year my husband and I take at least one photo when we're celebrating our anniversary. Then, I scrap those photos and put them in a book just for our anniversary celebrations. I love the idea of having a book that I can look back through the years really quickly. Today I have our 17 Years anniversary layout.

 

Some years we celebrate big, some years we go small - this year we just happened to be at our place in the Black Hills over our anniversary. It was a really laid back but super fun way to celebrate. We went out to eat at one of our favorite places in Deadwood (with the kids), went exploring with the ATV's and side-by-side, and went for a hike on our property with the dogs. 

For this layout I went diving into my Paper House stash. I had a piece of this new Pink Floral/Stripes patterned paper that I hadn't used yet, and thought it might be pretty. I also thought it just might work with the Greenery patterned paper if I could find just the right piece of paper to tie them both together. Enter the white wood grain Beach -Tags patterned paper for that job. It has a hint of blue-grey to it that worked well with both floral papers and worked nicely as a base to ground everything.

 

I used tags from Rose Garden Tags patterned paper for embellishments and as a journaling tag. 



I finished up with a variety of stickers in different textures to add some dimension to my layout. I used Be Yourself 3D Stickers, HP Moment Makers Love Clear Stickers, and Everyday Moments Puffy Stickers.
 

 I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House Creative Team. 

 Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Mt. Rushmore Scrapbooking Layout

I have a second layout using the June Kit from Scrapbooking Store. It's another Mt. Rushmore Scrapbooking Layout. 

There are a lot of ways to view Mt. Rushmore from a bunch of different angles. I put a few of my favorite views from our walk around the park all in one layout.

I used embellishments from both the main kit (there is always a sticker sheet included in the kit) and the Embellishment Upgrade Kit. The embellishment upgrade this month is a fun mix of ephemera and shaped stickers.

I really love the prints in this collection. I love the classic red, white, and blue with a bit of aqua mixed in. They all really pop against the white backgrounds. 


If you want more inspiration with this kit, check out my blog post from last week, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store design team.