September 25, 2013

Scrapbooking a 12*12 Photo

I love working (or playing) with the 12*12 size. And when I saw there was a sale on 12*12 photo printing at Persnickety Prints a few months back, I had to take advantage of it.
I've tried more local online development services (a well known one in Germany), as well as local non virtual stores, but Persnickety is my number one choice, because of quality and price (they have 10$ flat rate for international shipping!). I do admit I don't like to wait two weeks for my photos, but in this case it is really worth it. The photos are exactly as I see them on my computer, and they have a huge variety of sizes. The webpage is not the most user friendly I have to say, but still worth it:)
I love this photo of my daughter and husband, we were up on some mountain, walking around, and she was just exhausted. A few moments after taking that photo she just fell asleep on her dad's shoulders. I love it that kids can sleep anywhere (except where they're expected to, right?)!

I kept the decorations to a minimum, and chose materials that were slightly transparent. I love these stickers by Amy Tan in the Yes, Please collection. And those camera stickers? I LOVE puffy stickers. I hope American Crafts will make them for every collection!

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September 23, 2013

More Vellum Love

I printed this photo on vellum a while back, and it was lying around in one of my (too many) piles for months. Well, in my quest to get things done, use my stash and finish projects, I decided it was time to put it on a layout.
I got the background paper on sale at 2 Peas in a Bucket a while back, and I thought it fit the mood of the photo perfectly. Next came some pattern paper, and Glitz's collection Uncharted Waters was just perfect, and not because of the theme, but because of those gorgeous deep somewhat sombre colors. I only have the 6*6 pad from that collection, so I cut it to pieces, to be able to stretch it behind the printed vellum.

 I decided to use the regular print I had of the same photo on that page also.
This beautiful place is called Piran, and it's on the (very small) coast of Slovenia. We drove there for a weekend last autumn, and we had real dramatic weather, which was not so travel-friendly, but the photos turned out cool.
The mistable cameras are from Studio Calico and I painted them with Distress Paints in Broken China and Bundled Sage. After applying the paint I used some water to mix the colors. I love the ease of using paint daubers!

I just love vellum... Here's a new one from the new Maggie Holmes collection for Crate Paper, Flea Market. I might have to buy a few of those... It's gorgeous!

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September 17, 2013

Using 3*4 PL Cards on a 12*12 Layout-Part 3

I thought I'd post some more layouts using 3*4 cards for a "regular" 12*12 layout. This time I added a few elements, but still kept it very simple.
For the first layout, I just picked 8 cards that I liked. These cards are from the Seafoam PL core kit, I don't own it, I just got some extra cards from a friend, and wanted to get them on a page.
Here's the finished page:

I added a few details with Amy Tan's rub-ons from the Yes Please collection, and some Studio Calico wood veneer stars. And that was it!

For the second page I cut the cards to strips. I used the parts with the rounded corners to create a fun border around the page, and the straight ones as a central element to place my photo on.
Here's the finished page:

Before adhering anything to the page I drew a circle (using the other end of the spray pump) with black Mr. Huey, and added some splatters.

The page is a reminder to myself that the summer vacation is over, and my daughter is back in kindergarten, meaning I should really start studying German again... Somehow scrapbooking about it is just more fun:)
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September 15, 2013

Using Project Life Kit on a 12*12 Layout-Part 2

A couple of days ago, I shared my super simple super fast layouts, using 3*4 cards from my Midnight PL core kit. Today I want to share two more. Now these were slightly more complicated to make.
No, not really.
For the first page you will need:
one 12*12 cardstock, I used white.
12 3*4 PL cards for the background
1 3*4 PL card with an element to cut out and repeat.

I chose to use black and white patterns for the bottom row, yellow and white for the middle, and grey for the top, but you can totally mix them however you like.
The popped-up heart below the photo is cut out from another 3*4 card.


For the second layout you will need:
1 12*12 cardstock, I chose again white.
12 3*4 PL cards
I picked 4 patterns I likes, and used 3 cards of each pattern, so a total of 12. I cut them down to 3*3, so I can create the background:

You can arrange them in any which way you choose, I just kept mine so no two identical patterns were directly next to each other.
Here's the finished page:

Of course you can add as many embellishments as you'd like, Using the 3*4 cards is just a really quick and easy way to get a pretty background. Since I have the Midnight edition, I thought I'd stay with the simple more minimalistic vibe of the kit. I can imagine you can do lots of cool fun stuff with the more colorful kits.
I added two flowers by Sassafras Lass that seem to fit perfectly, and a short title with those cute thickers. I'll probably add a little journaling on one of the cards. There's not a huge story there, just me and my daughter enjoying ourselves and having some laughs.
Here are some close-ups:

More layouts to come on my next post!
Have a great week and thanks for looking!

September 13, 2013

End of Summer- Time to Scrap!

So summer has come to an end here, the temperature dropped, I said goodbye to summer dresses and shoes...
This summer was very short here in Austria and VERY hot. I actually missed the hottest days (it was almost 40 degrees for like, two weeks. Very unusual here), because I was in the semi-desert (and very well air-conditioned) country of Israel, which was a bit funny.
I didn't get to scrap for quite a few weeks. My daughter had 2 months of vacation, so we were spending a lot of time together, making memories and not memory keeping, which is great too:)
So now I have more time to scrap, and have way too many products... So in the next posts, I'll share a few decisions I made, or a few ways I found to use what I have, scrap a lot more, and just enjoy myself.
And I'll start with an easy one.
Project Life core kit.
I have the Midnight edition. I love it. I love the whole feel of it, and the look you get when you use it. The pictures really pop. I used it in a few layouts with divided page protectors, but I mostly scrap 12*12, and I wanted to get that look also on my 12*12 layouts. I don't have the Midnight 12*12 patterned paper, though... So hello to some white cardstock and 3*4 cards.
Here are two simple ideas to use your 3*4 cards, no trimmer needed, for a quick clean 12*12 layout:

And some close ups on some very minimalistic details:)

OK, I cheated a bit and added enamel dots... It was just begging for it!

And layout number 2:
Grab a few 3*4 cards, and layer them in two rows. Don't think too much, just pick the ones you like, and maybe those with some phrases that fit the layout. The nice thing about doing these layouts, is that there are soooo many cards in the core kit, 10 of each design, so there are still lots of cards leftover for other pages.
Here's the finished page (time to make- as much time as it takes you to pick the cards!):

Hope you're inspired to use your PL 3*4 cards on 12*12 pages! I have some more pages to share on the next post, so stay tuned:)
Have a great weekend!

September 12, 2013

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

I'm one of those people who sometimes live under a rock, I guess.
I admit it, I didn't even know google reader existed... oh, the shame...
Bloglovin has made following my favorite blogs sooo much easier! I should have known someone had already thought of these things...
Oh, well, so here I am, joining the party, better late than never:)