Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ancient Stickers

Ancient Stickers

Yesterday’s prompt was based on a classic — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The suggestion was to use the title (with relevant adjustments) as a title on a scrapbook page.

This is a fun prompt that you could use for lots of different topics. Think Joe’s Adventures in Driving, or Stacy’s Adventures in Dancing, etc. So many possibilities here!

I chose to not use the exact wording, but stuck with the idea of adventures.

Tractor adventures ||

These are two sides of the same paper, plus a scrap piece from my scrap bin. And, some of the original stickers I got when I first started scrapbooking, back in, say 2002? When my little guy decided he loved construction vehicles.

I’m not super happy with this page. The patterns are too busy, so the embellishments and title get lost on the page. But it does touch on the adventures we had with Lexy on her tractor, so that’s a plus.

Definitely not my favorite page of the month.

One more day! And I think I know what I’m going to make for today. Wish me luck!

Hooray for Color Prompts!

Hooray for Color Prompts!

Yesterday’s page went surprisingly easily considering how long this ridiculous cold is hanging around. Maybe that’s because it was a color prompt based on the main colors of Madeline: blue, white, and yellow.

After a quick thumb through the photos on hand, and pulling out one of my favorite scraps from the scrap bin I came up with this:

aim ||

The blue zigzag is the reverse of the arrow paper. The colors and the patterns help illustrate the energy and excitement of the day. A few enamel dots to act as slingshot stones, and the page was finished.

Some days really are easier than others.

Only two more days of LOAD. I am both happy and sad to be coming to the end. Sad, because I love creating things every day, and sharing pages with friends, and I always miss everyone when LOAD is over. Happy because I have been sick, and that’s draining all the energy and creativity out of me. If it weren’t so close to the end of the month, I would not be finishing LOAD. But since it’s only a few more days, I’ll stick it out.

After all, why let a little thing like a cold keep you from creating?

When You Just Can’t Manage

When You Just Can’t Manage

We’re so close to the end of the month, a complete LOAD is totally obtainable. Except I’ve been fighting off the galloping gunk for days now.

I had fun plans based on yesterday’s prompt. Dialogue is one of the most fun things to do on a scrapbook page, as far as I’m concerned. But I needed to find pictures, print them out, then work on the design, which I knew I wanted to be more artsy than most of the pages I’ve been doing this month. The whole idea sounded exhausting.

I tried during the day to do bits and pieces, but it just wasn’t happening. So last night, I took a few pics with my iPhone, and went to bed and did a PL page in bed before passing out.

gifts I could do without ||

The Project Life app has kept me in the running this month. Only three more days of LOAD! Who’s excited about finishing? I would be, except for the whole complete exhaustion thing.

Glitter Beach

Glitter Beach

Yesterday’s prompt took its inspiration from pop-up books.

While I love a good pop-up book, I thought a bit of texture would be easier to add to a page than a pop-up.

Thumbing thru the most recent batch of printed photos brought up two pics of my boys building castles at the beach. How about a bit of glitter to mimic the look of the beach?

castle building ||

I have way too much glitter on hand, considering how much I am not a fan of it. However, pair it with a good dimensional adhesive, and it becomes not so horrible. This has a thin layer of dimensional adhesive spread along the bottom, followed by a LOT of glitter, and then a thick layer of dimensional adhesive to keep the glitter from escaping.

Of course there are stray bits of glitter everywhere, but a few times around the room with a damp cloth should solve most of that problem.

Come to think of it, maybe it would have been easier to create a pop-up.

What are your favorite ways to use glitter? I seriously need to use more of what I have on hand. It’s taking up valuable real estate in my scrap room!

All About Harry

All About Harry

Yesterday’s prompt was about family favorites — which books have we shared as a family? There are quite a few we’ve shared, but the one that was the most recent is the Harry Potter series.

I started reading the series when I worked in a book store. I shared them with my then boyfriend, and then after we married and had kids, we shared them with our boys as they got old enough. My husband did most of the reading aloud, because well, he’s just better at it than I am, but I’m always up for a discussion involving Harry.

So of course, yesterday’s page was all about Harry.

sharing harry ||

You may notice that the papers and embellishments are all Halloween themed. I don’t know about you, but I don’t do many pages about Halloween, so finding other uses for what I have on hand just makes me happy. I even managed to finish up an embellishment pack with this page! Woo hoo!

This is a big reason why I recommend going easy on the heavily themed papers and embellishments. While they are lovely and fun, you don’t need a lot of them to tell your stories, so they frequently end up just taking up space in your stash. By choosing supplies that have multiple uses, you can make your stash much more versatile.

You’ve seen me use Halloween and Christmas themed papers for multiple pages this month. What are some ways you would suggest using your themed stash?