Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Heavens Declare Bible Journaling

I've had the idea for this The Heavens Declare Bible Journaling in my head for about six months now. I finally took the time to sit down and get that idea on paper. I'm loving how it turned out.

The idea for this Bible journaling started with Paper House's Stargazer Faux Enamel Stickers. Photos of these stickers do not do them justice. They seriously look like an enamel design. All of Paper House's faux enamel stickers are gorgeous.

While the idea started with the stickers, they were actually the very last part of this layout. I started by using Washi tape to mask of the verse my journaling was based on. Then, I layered up my Distress Ink. I chose Distress Ink colors that matched the colors on the stickers. Make sure to start with the lightest color and layer on working up to the darkest color.

I added to the galaxy feel by adding dots from white and gold paint pens as well as black and silver Wink of Stella glitter pens. Then I added the Stargazer Faux Enamel Stickers. Finally, I created a page tab from Stargazer patterned paper and added another sticker to the tab.

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

Monday, July 1, 2019

Romantik Hotel Rothenburg 2 Page Layout

I'm on a roll; blogging two weeks in a row! Today I have a 2 page layout from our stay at the Romantik Hotel Rothenburg.

This 2 page layout is a little bit different. Instead of using the same papers on both halves of the layout, I used coordinating papers (from the same collection) and coordinating embellishments. For example, I chose a flower embellishment for the left page that coordinates with the floral paper I used on the right page. For the left page I used a vintage camera print paper and for the right page I used a vintage film strip patterned paper.
The photos on the left page are from the interior of our hotel common areas while the photos on the right page are from our hotel room. 

The papers are again from Paper Phenomenon's Flight 2715 kit. There are a few additional random travel themed stickers from my stash.

I do have to say how incredible the Romantik Hotel Markstrum in Rothenburg Germany was. It has been providing shelter to travelers for more than 500 years. No room is the same, in fact, we got to pick our room from 3 available rooms. So fun! The hotel is unique, the location was great, the rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the views from our window were spectacular.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Wood Grain Travel Layout

I don't know why it's so hard to get into my scrap room in the summer. I always say we're laid back busy in the summer - we do a lot, but it's a lot of flexible fun with less scheduling. I did make a concerted effort to get in my craft room this weekend, so today I have a wood grain travel layout to share.

Somehow I hadn't heard of Paper Phenomenon until I stumbled across their Flight 2715 kit when I was looking for travel themed papers. I fell in love with it right away. It's pretty and romantic with a hint of vintage.

These photos are of the outside of our first hotel in Germany. It was a gorgeous hotel in a fantastic location. The perfect place to start our trip!

I love how Flight 2715 picks up the pinks and creams from my photos and really makes them pop. The romantic feel of the collection is perfect for the old world Bavarian style buildings. Don't you just love it when you find the perfect papers for your photos?!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Simple Thank You Cards

It's the time of year where I feel like I need about 400 thank you cards. If end of the school year has you in the same boat, check out these simple thank you cards that are easy to make assembly line style.

In reality, I mad about a dozen of these. All you need is a die that says thankful or thank you and a stamp that goes with it. The die I used was My Favorite Things Words of Gratitude, and the stamps I used were from Hero Arts Thanks stamp and die set. This is also a great set of cards for using up scraps of patterned paper.

 I stuck with white card stock, but this works equally as well on colored or kraft card stock.

This time of year always feels like a crazy sprint to the finish, so when ever possible I keep it simple!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Let's Go Travel Layout

My Let's Go travel layout that I'm sharing to day is a bit more themed than I usually do, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

The paper that says "Germany, Germany, Germany" on it is a bit more themed than I usually use, but I fell in love with the look of it and the colors in it. Too keep it from looking too busy, I paired it with some grey toned papers from Kaisercraft's Let's Go collection.

I used some Scrapbook Customs Germany Adventure stickers that coordinated with the Germany paper to help pull in a few more colors into the layout and layered them up with embellishments from Kaisercraft's Let's Go collection as well.

Since the papers are a bit busy, the more muted color scheme seems to really work for this layout.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Discover the World Layout

My husband and I went to Germany at the end of March. While I know it's going to take me quite a while to get to scrapping all of the photos, I've at least started now. The very first layout of the album is complete with this Discover the World Layout.

I used Paper House Productions Discover Paper Pad for all the patterned paper and card stock stickers. A lot of the papers in the collection are foiled, and the all over foiled map print is one of my favorites.

There's also a set of matching Discover 3D Stickers. They blend seamlessly with the flat, card stock stickers and add some fun dimension to the layout.

Paper House also has an entire Destinations sticker collection that includes all the states and lots of countries. I happened to have picked up the Destinations: Germany stickers in anticipation of our trip. It's a bit hard to see from this photo, but the Germany sticker is a gorgeous gold foil that goes beautifully with the rest of the foil on the layout.

I love scrapping vacation photos and am so happy to have at least started scrapping our Germany trip.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Spring is in the Air

The air is finally starting to warm up by us, and it feels like full on warm days and nights are just around the corner. To celebrate I did some bright, spring scrapping. Today I have a Spring is in the Air layout.

Everything on this layout comes from the Scrapbooking Store's March kit.March's kit is bright, fresh, and full of everything you'll need to scrap spring layouts or make spring themed cards.

I also highly recommend the upgraded kit. You get a fun set of tags, enamel shapes, paper flowers, and butterfly stickers.

If you don't get the upgraded kit, you'll still have all the same papers to choose from and a great sheet of stickers for embellishing.

I hope it's starting to warm up spring is in the air where you are, too!

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