Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Let's Go: Sevilla Cathedral Layout Right Page (Post 3 of 3)

And now for the right page:

If I were making this again, I would make some of the circles on the left page, moved over onto the right and sum of the squares on the right, moved over to the left to have a little bit better balance.

The front page is actually cut in half and placed into two 6 x 12 flip-flaps which open to reveal more photos and the actual base right page layout.

And the final 4 x 4 flip-flaps and photos!

So how many photos are on this two-page spread?  Guess in the comments!

Monday, March 27, 2023

Let's Go: Sevilla Cathedral Layout Left Page (Post 2 of 3)

 Here is the left page in detail:

Fortunately, I had a pack of 4 x 4 flip-flaps, so I was able to add even more photos in the original layout called for.

And a few more…

The striped paper gave me perfect journaling lines to use! 

Come back tomorrow for the right and final page post.  How many photos do you think I was able to add?

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Let's Go: Sevilla Cathedral Layout Preview (Post 1 of 3)

This layout is my absolute favorite so far from the February album retreat!  There is so much to share that I’m going to spread it out over three posts. Can you guess how many photos I was able to squeeze onto this layout?  Be sure to count carefully!  Leave your guesses in the comments!

The color scheme starts with a base of Charcoal cardstock (light side).  Each of the large squares measures 5".  You can see two light Peach, two light Honey Butter, two light Seabrook, and two Glacier (on the true/dark side), plus a pop of Papaya cardstock.  

The embellishments were from the February album retreat stamp set, some exclusive white acrylic shapes, and the lovely rainbow acrylic hearts collection.

So, what's your guess for how many photos are on this layout?

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Seville’s Alcazar Layout

Here is another beautiful layout from the February album retreat.

I probably would not have chosen this beautiful color scheme of Nectarine, Sundance, Papaya, and Melon, but it’s quite lovely!  Here's a close up of the left page.  Instead of using the Irresistible Alphabet Stickers for my titles, I used a favorite (retired) alphabet stamp set.

Because I had so many photos, I added a Memory Protector (Design 2) page in the middle.

And the right page:

And finally, a close-up of the right page.  (I decided not to make the pockets interactive.)  Instead of using four 4"x3" photos, I used two 4"x6".

This design was so much to make and would be really easy to recreate, with or without the pockets.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

March Stamp of the Month: Sweet Kangaroos

Here's another card featuring the sweet March stamp of the month, Precious Moments.  I love this little mama and baby kangaroo stamp!  It reminds me of my "little" girls (who aren't so little anymore)!

I decided to pair this stamp with the Storybook collection and Mist shimmer trim.  After stamping the kangaroos on the Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts piece, I colored them with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.  I also made "grass" just by squiggling a green marker around the bottom (and using a block to draw my horizon).  I sponged Mist cardstock to make the "sky."  

I decided not to add a sentiment (yet), but I can either add a banner on the front or stamp my sentiment on the inside.  Who would you send this card to?  Mine will be going to Athens to encourage our daughter as she prepares for her Masters comprehensive exam at the end of the month.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Flower Shoppe Layout

Flower Shoppe can be used in so many ways!  Who would have thought that it would be purr-fect for a pet layout?

I had a lot of fun creating this layout of our sweet departed Bella and our cat Jellybean.  The stamp sets I used are retired, but we have lots of great choices still available.

I used a Make It From Your Heart sketch.  I love our new "dots" embellishment collections: you get three colors in three styles in three sizes, which are so easy to use on so many projects!  (Learn more HERE.)

If you're a scrapbooker, in addition to the "who, what, when, where, and why" be sure to add those stories to your layouts!  Thanks for letting me share my furbabies with you.  (I can't resist linking my layout up to the Double Trouble Challenge 134, PAWsome Pets, and their collaboration with Use Your Stuff #480 Collaboration, especially in honor of our late rescue, beagle Bella.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

This layout will go in my album between Là Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.  It features our walk through the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

This layout came together so effortlessly thanks to the "Are We There Yet?" scrapbooking workshop.  You get everything you need but your basic tool kit (adhesive, scissors, etc.) and suggestions for additional products to make your layouts extra special.  This workshop kit features sponging techniques.

Be sure to grab anything you love from the January-March Idea Book because they will be retiring soon!

Friday, March 17, 2023

March Stamp of the Month Shaker Card

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  This shaker card with the March stamp of the month, Precious Moments, is my nod to the holiday.

The rainbow striped paper is from the Storytime collection, and I added gold shimmer trim over the Honey Butter stripe.  The shaker window is filled with gold star confetti.

Here's hoping you have lots of love and some luck today- and always!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

March Stamp of the Month: Rain or Shine

The March stamp of the month, Precious Memories, is absolutely, well, precious!

How cute is this little koala?  We are expecting rain tomorrow, so I felt it was time to share.  The Grape background is from the Life's a Hoot collection.  The aqua is scraps that I had leftover from playing around with distress oxide inks.  To create this card, I stamped the koala on the aqua panel and on scrap white cardstock.  I colored him on the white cardstock, fussy cut, and then added to the aqua panel.  The shimmer trim on the puddle and raindrops didn't photograph well.

No matter what your weather is like, know that you've got a friend, rain or shine!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

March Stamp of the Month: You Brighten My Day

How cute is this little guy?  Would you have guessed this paper is from our travel collection, Are We There Yet?

Honey Butter and Mocha are a very nice color combo!  Four markers were used to color him rather quickly- just adding a little shading and dimension.  This card came together quickly and will hopefully brighten someone's day soon!

Monday, March 13, 2023

Barcelona: Park Güell

After touring La Sagrada Familia, we were excited to visit Gaudi‘s planned community (now a really interesting park), Park Güell.  The February album retreat provided another perfect layout for our photos.  I am not sure that I would’ve come up with this color combo (Periwinkle, Glacier, Honey Butter, Black, and White Daisy) on my own, but it works so well with my pictures.  (It also meets the Color Throwdown Challenge 733, below, in my opinion.)

Can you guess how many photos are on this layout?

Here is the left page up close:

Isn’t that stamp border so much fun? Some of them were die cut and popped up with 3-D foam tape. I also love the half circle element.  Again, that's something I would’ve never tried on my own.

Because I have so many photos from our visit, I love being able to add them with flip-flaps.  (That's five photos on the left page if you're counting.)

I wasn't sure about using 3"x3" photos, but I found that I could feature highlights and included FIFTEEN pictures on the right page alone!

Here is the top row open to reveal the next two pictures. 

And the bottom to lift up with flip-flaps to reveal the last four photos:

So, if you're still reading and counting, I was able to incorporate TWENTY pictures on this one two-page layout!  If you're a scrapper and have never tried flip flaps, you have got to get some today!

Finally, I'm linking my layout up to the Color Throwdown Challenge 733.  Such a fun, springy color combo!

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia

Touring the wonderfully unique and beautiful cathedral was a highlight of our visit to Barcelona. I’m so glad that we scheduled a tour of this unusual house of worship.

I'm really glad I was able to afford to purchase/attend the recent CTMH (virtual) Album Retreat with a travel theme.  I'm finally able to make time to start making my layouts, and this trip is perfect for the pages!
On the left page, I added a 4"x6 flip flap to have a total of four pictures on the page.
In addition to the seven 3"x3" photos you see on the right page, the center piece is actually a mini album, so there are three more photos there!

I didn't show them in these photos, but I used a Design 5 Memory Protector to add even more of my photos of this beautiful, sacred space.

If you are loving the "Are We There Yet?" collection as much as me, be sure to get yours ASAP!

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Barcelona Layout

You may get sick of the Are We There Yet? collection, but I am having a blast using it to scrapbook my pictures of my European adventure last year!

I had a ton to say about starting my trip, so I typed my journaling and printed it on White Daisy cardstock (after several printed drafts on regular paper to get it just right).  This layout was actually made with scraps from some other layout projects that will be featured in the near future.  I just made it work for my photos, and I'm please with how it turned out.

I used the paper pack, sticker sheet, coordinating cardstock, and embellishments from Are We There Yet?  I stamped my title with a retired alphabet.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Storybook & Floral Blooms Card

This sweet card was easy to create!  Rather than cutting two triangles that may or may not line up well, I used a Melon rectangle and then added the striped triangle onto it.

I used the Floral Blooms stamp set and Thin Cuts for the flower and leaf and the Flourished Greetings stamp set for the sentiment.  A sprinkling of pastel mini circles added an element of fun.

Remember, the Stamptacular sale is going on right now!  Don't miss out on great savings!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

March Stamp of the Month, Precious Moments, Koala Card

The March stamp of the month, Precious Moments, is cuteness overload!  I love all the sweet animals and sayings in this month's set!  I am kicking off the month with a cute koala card (say that fast 10 times) that I paired with the lovely Flower Shoppe collection.

My card design is a pattern from Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 2.  You can see in the photo below the markers that I used to color the focal image.

I didn't want to add a lot of embellishments, so I decided that Capri shimmer trim and Onyx Liquid Pearls added the bling and dimension that this card needed.
Remember that this adorable stamp of the month is only available this month!  It's $18.95, unless you'd like to earn it at discount of $5 (with a $50 minimum purchase).  CTMH VIP customers can earn this set FREE with a $50 purchase this month!  Get yours HERE!


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