Friday, August 29, 2014

Seaside Heights


This weekend's goal: to finish our New Jersey trip! I'm getting pretty close. I also may need to do a little fall scrapbooking shopping.

This page was our day at the beach at Seaside Heights, where my mom grew up and spent her high school years.

Studio Challenges' mood board served as the color inspiration:

The layout was inspired from Let's Capture the Memories Challenge #83 challenge: 

and here is my layout:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summer Flower Techinique

Hello there!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I've discovered what could possibly be my new favorite thing to play with ... color mists! What started out as one bottle has rapidly grown to 6 bottles almost over night. Another thing for me to collect! I love all the rich colors they come in as well as the luminous glitter in it. I like my sparkle, and these create such an interesting rich shimmer.

There are so many fun things to do with them, and I found another way to use them. Seeing all these gorgeous summer flowers around, and no way to really save them I went straight to the mists. I turned real garden flowers into stamps.

I used the technique on a page where I made my Mom and Auntie their own flower bouquets, how perfect to make my own paper of flowers inspired by their flowers.

And I'll show you the process, which was a bit messy, but really worth it in the end result!

Flat flowers or petals that are a bit
stiffer work best! Hold the flower
 and spray a few times, shake the
excess off so it isn't so soaking wet. 
Place on paper and press down.
Make sure to push the petals down
 and the center so you can get as
 much of the texture as possible.
Lift up! Repeat again, the second time usually works better to get more of the texture since there isn't as much mist so it won't look so much like a blob.
The possibilities of these sprays are really endless and can be used in so many creative ways! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

White Castle

Hello there,

Oh goodness how can things get so busy so quickly? Leaves no room for scrapbooking, which just isn't fair!

So for my next page I worked on another challenge, and it was the perfect fit for my photos. The challenge is from Color Me Scrappy:

I used the layout from Studio Calico from this Sunday's sketch:

and here is the page:

This page is for my mom who loves White Castle, and when my parents moved out here they were so sad there was no White Castle anywhere near here. Growing up in New Mexico I always heard about these famed hamburgers, so when we traveled back east in New Jersey it was absolutely necessary for me to try them and them to finally get their treasured burgers. 

I just switched up the layout a little bit to accommodate all the pictures I wanted to include. I had this idea I wanted to use all diagonal paper, and was thrilled when I found the paper to match perfectly. 


Monday, August 11, 2014

My own challenge


I hope everyone had a good weekend, and I managed to get one page done this weekend. I tried to do something new and challenge myself! I wanted to make a really muted page. I also bought the new DCWV vellum 6x6 stack, that I was dying to use. So I put them together...

and this is what I got! I loved the vellum, and that I could see through it and it made my muted paper even more muted. 

 I also made myself stop being so afraid of using the sewing machine to sew stuff on. I am pretty inept at sewing. The sewing machine and I usually wind up in some some battle. So it was a triple personal challenge: muted, vellum and the sewing machine.

Show me what you have personally challenged yourself to create, and have a great week!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Gloversville NY

Hello there!

The weekend has just started and I have already started my scrapbooking. Those are the best weeks when you can squeeze in pages.

This page was full of last minute inspiration for me. I wasn't originally working off the sketch and the color scheme for August 1st Stuck?!'s challenge, but it came together so nicely.

Here's the sketch:

and the colors from Let's Capture Our Memories:

Ever find the piece of paper that is exactly what you wanted, but couldn't put your finger on it. Well I had that moment with the star retro piece in the middle. And this is how it came together,

That piece had almost all the colors in the August Color Spot. I wanted to make a vintage and retro feel, since that is what Gloversville is like. 

Have a good Friday and may your weekend be full of creating!