Friday, July 21, 2017

Scrapbook Week-Lift Me Up

  If you guess Lift Me Up and the matching designer paper as the items I would feature today, then you were correct.  Isn't this layout a great way to use designer paper that coordinates.  I forget but I think I got my inspiration for this layout from Pinterest.  That is one place I love to go for ideas.

The open work balloon is one of my favorites in the stamp set.  Whatever you place behind it looks great.  I featured this stamp set in one of posts a few months ago.

The stamped balloons are easy to use since they can be cut out with one of the matching thinlits that go with this set.  And the clouds can be used with a lot of different cards.  I was definitely pleased to see this set continue on in our new catalog.

By the time you read this entry I will have returned from my family reunion and be ready for my New Catalog Premier. Thanks for looking at my blog.  Come back next week where I will be featuring one stamp set for the entire week.  I think the set will be the Daisy stamp, designer paper, and matching punch.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Scrapbook Week-Everything Old

  The Designer paper is retired and the thinlit is retired but this layout can easily be replaced with new product.  

I see the new Daisy Punch could easily be made to replace the flowers on this layout.

What about the designer paper that goes with the Daisy punch called Delightful Daisy.  Hmm, I think I have a great idea for my July or August layout.

Using a template for a scrapbook layout can make coming up with original ideas easier than you might think.  If you are a scrapbooker, where do you go for your ideas?

My last layout for this week uses a favorite stamp set from the Occasions catalog, and some favorite designer paper from the Sale a Bration catalog.  Can you guess what they might be?  Come back tomorrow to see if you guessed correctly. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scrapbook Week-High Tide

  Can you see what is the old in this layout?  How about the new?

I was able to use most of what I had left from the By the Sea designer paper for the backgrounds of this layout.  The Old.

The new was the Light house, and birds from the set called High Tide. I was so glad that this set was in the new catalog because I did not use it as much as I wanted when it came out in the Occasions Catalog.

Tomorrow I will show you a layout made with retired products, but suggest how you could make the same layout with new product.  Come back to see how easy it is to copy each layout.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Scrapbook Week-Using Scraps

  During March I knew it was getting close to the end of the catalog year and I wanted to make a layout that would help use some of my leftover designer paper.  The banners were so easy to make because of the triple banner punch.  What would you put on a page with this title?

  When May came I still had a lot of designer paper left to use so I came up with this layout.  I did add the accent pieces made with the new Eastern Palace stamp set which I have fallen in love with.

Tomorrow I will show you how I included the old with the new on another layout from June.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Scrapbook Week-From a Paper Pumpkin kit

  Once a month I have a scrapbook class I call Scrapbook Your Life.  Each scrapbooker makes 2 two-page spreads. If they bring their pages back the next month with pictures on them, I give them a little something extra.

The layout was inspired by the May Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I traced the donut shape on the card and made stencils for the stampers to trace around.

Here's how I made the chocolate donut.

1. Trace around the stencil onto Early Espresso card stock.
2. Press a VersaMark pad all over the card stock.
3. Emboss with clear embossing powder to give the donut a shiny look.
 I called this my chocolate glazed donut.

I used the now retired sprinkles punch to make the swirls on the confetti donut.

The white frosting on the lower donut was made similar to the chocolate donut except I used white embossing powder on the VersaMark.  

This layout just happened to be created right before National Donut Day.  What a coincidence.

Scrapbooking is a great way to use up small pieces of designer paper.  The next two layouts I will show tomorrow did just that.