This week, we thought we would spend a few days focusing on the Color Chaos collection, along with our Clear Cuts and Invisibles specialty papers. I love the projects our Creative Team members came up with, and I hope you do too!
A fun photo really needs to be teamed up with a fun collection and Color Chaos is the perfect choice! I've layered different sized squares of patterned paper in three sections and of the colors that represent watermelon - green on the top for the skin and black (the seeds) and red for the flesh at the bottom. The middle square was hand cut from the Invisibles Campout collection and a chipboard watermelon from the All American collection was added on top. Each of these sections has been machine stitched to the back ground cardstock before layered with the stickers from the Color Chaos Treasures & Text sheet.
I am no typical scrapper that documents the daily events, I am more a collector of faces and expressions as my kids grow older as with this layout. The kids might prefer it if I did Project Life (as the ask me to photograph small things all the time - like things they build from Legos, etc), but for me as a scrapper I scrap for me and I get inspired by mixing color products with papers. To create this page I first used a spatula to spread clear gesso on white cardstock. (Note, clear gesso is clear and will not give your cardstock a yellow tint like the white gesso does, and mixes with the mist better). I usually work with multiple backgrounds at the same time so I let the gesso air dry. Then I start dropping mist on the page. Some drops I use a waterbrush on, the rest I just drop. For multiple layers of drops I let the drops dry before adding more layers. For the drops I mostly use shades or similar colors to the papers I intend to use, like you see here. I make these backgrounds to ease the contrast between the bold colors and the white cardstock and the fact that I can’t handle straight lines very well. I hope I have inspired you to mix some colors with the papers.
One of my goals for 2015 is to get more family photos into our albums. I always keep a stack of photos that I want to scrap on my desk. I was inspired by the Click Click invisibles sheet to create this cute box to store them in. This plain kraft box has been in my stash for ages. I embellished it with a some of the Punch Strandz paper with an overlay of Oreo Clear Cuts and cut a piece of the Click Click Invisible to cover the window in the box. I love the way it turned out.
Supplies: Color Chaos: Punch Strandz, Pepper Standz, Treasures & Text, Words of Wisdom; Clear Cuts: Oreo Black Confetti; Invisibles: Click Click; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White; Ciao Chip Elements: Symbols, Hearts & Stars; Bella Bows: Oreo Black
Thanks again to everyone that joined us for our National Scrapbook Day festivities! We loved reading all of your comments, and knowing that you enjoyed getting to know our designers a little better and maybe even got a few ideas for doing your own "all about me" layouts. And now, it's time to announce our randomly chosen giveaway winners!
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Congrats Sue! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with "NSD INVISIBLES GIVEAWAY WINNER" in the subject line and we will get your goodies on their way to you soon!
Congrats Liza! Email me at email@example.com, with "NSD WAREHOUSE BOX GIVEAWAY WINNER" in the subject line and we will get your goodies on their way to you soon!
As the school year comes to an end, why not play with all this year’s images? Get them printed today and create this awesome school year layout. Our Star Student collection™ is great for scrapbook pages, end of the year cards and gifts for teachers. Add some texture to your pages by layering Amorie™ Chipboard and Clear Cuts™. This month’s layout features Star Student™.
This month's step-by-step project sheet includes a complete supply list including tools needed and all directions to make this 12x12" "Four Years Of Awesome" layout, featuring our new Star Student collection. Just click the link to download the PDF worksheet and print. Not familiar with our free monthly Project Sheets? Sign up via our homepage, HERE, to receive them in your inbox each month, or check out all previous Project Sheets via the "Project Sheet" icon on the right sidebar of our blog.
Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone! We have so much to share with you today, so we hope you'll keep popping in throughout your day. I challenged all of our designers to create an "All About Me" layout, giving us a peek into a little part of their lives. Each of them also answered five quick scrapbooking related questions. We've been sharing these layouts over the last 10 hours, and have one left to share this hour. So sit back, grab a snack, and get to know our designers just a little bit more, and hopefully their projects will inspire you the next time you go to create!
This ended up being the perfect opportunity for me to finally finish this "all about me" layout I started years and years ago. I had printed out these photos with the intention of doing a layout about my sudden struggle with photography, after years of taking great photos without even thinking about it. And even though many years have passed since this, I still have the same struggles, mostly because I've never taken the time to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I came across the "oh snap" title in my Silhouette library, and knew it would be perfect for my title, which I completed with the Sienna chipboard alphas.
1. What are your top 5 supplies/products that you cannot scrap without? White cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, patterned paper, mists, sewing machine.
2. What do you listen to while you scrap? TV, music, or do you do your best working in silence? I usually scrap in silence, since my days are very noisy surrounded by daycare kids. If I have some really serious scrapping to get done, I might watch some shows on my laptop in my scraproom. And if I am home alone, and scrapping, I will listen to music on iTunes.
3. What snacks and/or drinks are beside you when you're scrapping? I never eat while scrapping, but you'll find me drinking either a Starbucks Frappacino or ice water.
4. When do your do your best scrapping? Are you a morning scrapper, a late night scrapper, or do you find time during the day? I used to be a late night scrapper. But even though I'm a total night owl, I just can't be that creative at night anymore. I scrap here and there during the day, and take full advantage of naptimes with the daycare kids. I also get a lot done on the weekends.
5. When the creativity isn't flowing, what do you do to get back into your creative zone? When I've lost my creative mojo, it can be really hard for me to get back into that zone. I usually just ignore everything, until the time comes that I have no choice and I literally force myself to be creative. I do find that looking thru my own layouts, and picking out a favorite layout to "lift", whether lifting the entire design or a portion of the page, often helps me too.
And now, it's time for the last of four giveaways we have going on today. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on this post to receive one of our Warehouse Box sale boxes, with a retail value of $180. Leave us a comment here (one comment per person please) for a chance to win. We will announce all of our winners Monday afternoon.
Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone! We have so much to share with you today, so we hope you'll keep popping in throughout your day. I challenged all of our designers to create an "All About Me" layout, giving us a peek into a little part of their lives. Each of them also answered five quick scrapbooking related questions. We will be sharing these layouts, hour by hour, for 11 hours today. So sit back, grab a snack, and get to know our designers just a little bit more, and hopefully their projects will inspire you the next time you go to create!
We had a designer that had to unexpectedly step down from our Creative Team shortly after her introduction. We got right to work filling that spot, and are excited to introduce Jennie McGarvey as a new layout designer joining our 2015 Creative Team!
Hi, I'm Jennie McGarvey! I'm the mom of 3 school aged boys (Campbell, Sawyer and Harrison) and wife to Andy. We currently live in Southern California and enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures year round. I started scrapbooking when I was 12 and in the current style in 2001 when I was pregnant with my oldest son. I scrapped off and on until 2011, when I decided to get online and share my projects. I have a bright, linear and colorful style that I use on my pages about my kids, pocket pages and cards. I have been published in various publications and currently also design for Scraptastic Kit Club and We R Memory Keepers. I am incredibly excited to be a part of the fun and colorful Bella Blvd team.
I was excited to create a layout all about me! I sat down and thought about who I am and what I wanted to share about myself on a page. Then, I got to thinking. What if I shared a few inspirational quotes? That's where I settled, on quotes that were really meaningful to me. Then, when putting the page together I knew I was excited to use a Clear Cut Transparency as part of the design. A pie-chart seemed like a perfect way to divide me (or the quotes!) up and add a few different papers, too!
1. What are your top 5 supplies/products that you cannot scrap without? ThermoWeb foam squares, sewing machine, enamel dots, journaling pen and ruler.
2. What do you listen to while you scrap? TV, music, or do you do your best working in silence? I typically really like the silence, since most of the time there is a lot of noise in my home! However, I've started watching Netflix while scrapping and I find I do like that, too!
3. What snacks and/or drinks are beside you when you're scrapping? Usually just water. I'm not very exciting like that!
4. When do your do your best scrapping? Are you a morning scrapper, a late night scrapper, or do you find time during the day? I am best during the day, usually late morning during the week, when the kids are in school! Otherwise, I'm way too tired at night and the afternoons & weekends are way too busy.
5. When the creativity isn't flowing, what do you do to get back into your creative zone? I usually try to leave it alone a little while. Usually if I take a short break I'm itching to get back into creating.