Monday, February 10, 2020

Food Layout

I don't take a lot of photos of the food we eat...with one big exception. Whenever we are traveling, especially internationally, I photograph just about everything we eat. Today I have a food layout from when we were traveling.

I have an amazing husband, but it's not too often he thinks to take a picture of me. It's and even more strange to have a picture of me from somewhere and not him. I love having this picture of me that he took. This was our first meal in Germany, and it was a delicious meal of lieberkase...which you can probably tell, because I ate half of it before remembering to grab a photo.

I used a travel collection from Paper Phenomenon, but I also had to add that great beer glass faux enamel sticker from Paper House. It's been a really fun collection to work with. It's full of dark, rich, saturated color.

A food layout from a food photo completed for my Germany album!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Travel Layout

It's February, which means a new kit from the Scrapbooking Store. I'll be sharing a few layouts later this month at the Scrapbooking Store, but I thought I'd kick off the February kit here with a double page travel layout.

February's kit features papers and stickers from Carta Bella's Flower Market collection. If you choose to add the upgrade kit you'll also get some washi stickers, ephemera, and dimensional tag stickers.

As you can see, I got a lot of use out of the washi from the add on. I can never gt enough of washi tape and washi stickers, and this set coordinates so well with the papers in February's kit. 

The colors in this month's kit are absolutely gorgeous. I thought they really made the colors in my photos pop. Speaking of the photos, they are of a famous cuckoo clock in Rothenburg, Germany.

I'm really loving the soft but rich feel of this month's kit!

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Valentine's Day Decor

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so today I have a bit of Valentine's Day decor to share.

This past month at Creativation, Glue Dots® debuted a new product: Glue Dots Adhesive Sheets for die cutting. I've been having a lot of fun playing around with them. There are a ton of fun uses for them. They work beautifully with my Silhouette Cameo and my manual die cutting machine!

Just peel the paper backing of the adhesive sheet.

 Place it on the paper you've chosen to cut, and run through your die cutting machine.

Peel the liner off. 

If you peel slowly, the liner will do most of the weeding for you (which is my favorite thing about the new adhesive sheets).

I added my die cut heart and a die cut phrase to a simple Mix the Media frame from Jillibean Soup to create my Valentine's Day decor.

I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

2 Page Travel Layout

It's a brand new month (and a brand new year, and a brand new decade!), which means a new kit from the Scrapbooking Store. This month's kit is a wither themed kit featuring Simple Stories, but today I have a 2 page travel layout using the kit.

The papers in this kit have a snowy, cozy feel to them. There are lots of cream, vintage soft blue, burgandy red, and forest green. There are also pops of mustard, grey, and light brown.

We traveled to Germany at the end of March. When we were in the Bavarian Alps there was still snow on the ground and it snowed the 2 days we were there. The woodsy, cozy feel of this collection lent itself well to scrapping those early spring snow travel photos.

My travel layouts (especially when there's as much gorgeous scenery as there was at Neuschwanstein Castle) tend to be pretty photo heavy, so I keep my embellishments simple. These layouts are all about getting my photos and notes into a scrapbook. I find 2 page layouts to be a great way to get a lot of photos down in one spread.

If you have some cozy winter or travel photos, you're going to love January's kit from the Scrapbooking Store. This is just the first of 3 layouts I've already created with it.

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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Mini Christmas Cards

We're well into December now and that means there is a wonderful Christmas themed kit for December from the Scrapbooking Store. Today I have a dozen mini Christmas cards I created using it.

During the busy holiday season I like to keep things simple. These little cards are 4"x4" and are perfect for dropping in gift bags with a gift. These ones are going in my kids' teachers' gifts.

Scrapbooking Store's December kit has a lovely vintage vibe and is full of classic Christmas colors.

I hope you're having a wonderful an not too stressful December!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Discover the World Travel Layout

I'm continuing to work my way through our photos from Germany. Scrapping our travels is almost as fun as going on the trip. Today I have a discover the world travel layout to share.

Paper House has a couple of travel collection. For this layout I used one that is a bit older called Discover the World. I thought the map papers throughout the collection went really well with the theme of my layout.

The walls in Rothenburg are super old and provide some amazing views of the city and surrounding area.

When doing a large travel album like this Germany one will be, I tend to keep my layouts a bit more simple. It's all about getting my photos and memories down in one place.

It's always a big undertaking, but I just work at it one layout at a time.

I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House Creative Team.
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Scrapping Maps

I'm working on more travel scrapping. Often, I like scrapping maps and memorabilia from my travels as part of my layouts. The layout I'm sharing today is one way I do that.

I keep lots of maps, tickets, and the like when I'm traveling. Some things I know for sure I want to include in my layouts and some things I keep because I might want to use them. This map was definitely a piece I knew I would include. What I wasn't expecting to include was the great snippet about the history of the city of Rothenburg that was also in the map.

I had some paper and embellishments left over from the Scrapbooking Store's May kit (featuring My Mind's Eye Happy Days). In fact, I used up the last of my paper left overs from the kit on this layout.

Sometimes my memorabilia is an accent, and sometimes (like in this layout) it's more of a focal point. Either way, I'm always glad I saved the little bits and pieces I pick up when traveling.

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