Sunday, January 29, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Collection Highlight

Skipping to Shimelle's Go Now Go collection in time for her blog post and Paper Issues' Product Spotlight challenge on Facebook! 

I really haven't had the chance to play too much with this collection yet. I have been busy with my kits! I do love it, though. It has some travel pieces and then some versatile pieces to go with every day scrapping. 

That was fun! I'm going to have to make some more layouts with this collection. Now that I have finally printed pictures from Egypt maybe I can work with this a little. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Working with a Kit Part 2

I had a lot of fun with the pinks and aqua in my November Hip Kit. Pink happens to be his favorite color so I don't mind using so much of it on his layouts. 

I love cut apart sheets that you can use all over the page. 

I only had a little bit of the paper left so this is the last page I did with the kit, a simple one with lovely colors:

Friday, January 27, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Working with a Kit

My Hip Kits are so pretty that sometimes I worry about cutting into them. But I got brave and did it anyway with this winter themed layout. Lots of pinks and whites instead of the blues I was working with all month long. 

They included a lot of exclusive die cut pieces this time and I was so happy to use a lot of them on this page. 

Then I did another page with the kit, also winter themed. I loved the little cozy birds and houses paper but wasn't sure how to use them. I think this worked out well for the pictures of my son staring at the snow from our porch. He was in awe of the magic of snow.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Counterfeit Kit Layout 7

I did it! I officially "killed" my January Counterfeit Kit, Tip of the Iceberg. I was so excited to get a lot of winter themed layouts done this time around, along with a couple of travel ones. I actually almost finished an entire 12x12 sticker sheet, too! That almost never happens - especially one that was purchased so recently. I am calling this a win, for sure. 

I have some time now before February begins to work on my November Hip Kit. I am so far behind on using up my Hip Kits! This one is just lovely, too.

Looks like I can finish doing some more winter-themed layouts with this kit! In colors other than the navy I used all throughout my Counterfeit Kit. I have plenty of winter photos so this works out great. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Counterfeit Kit Layout 6

For this layout that I completed with my January Counterfeit Kit, I followed a sketch from Hip Kits Club. I cut up a lot of pieces of one paper and layered them behind a photo. The sketch had so many layers and it looked all crazy in the middle so I hope I accomplished that!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Counterfeit Kit Layout 5

This next layout was done using my January Counterfeit Kit. I used another Scraplift challenge from Paper Issues facebook group to complete the layout. 

This time I did a travel themed page instead of the winter themed ones I keep doing. I cannot wait for warmer days ahead! 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Collection Highlight 2

Today I did a layout with Shimelle's 2nd Collection: True Stories. I used a sketch from Hip Kits facebook challenge to use up some of my stash. 

Out of all of her collections, this is actually the one I have used the most, even though it wasn't my favorite of hers! Other layouts I've done previously using this kit include:

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Counterfeit Kit Layout 4

This is a sketch challenge from Paper Issues. I used my January Counterfeit kit to complete the challenge. I do love a good sketch challenge. This is the first one I've done this year!

I am really killing this Counterfeit Kit! I might have to pull out my next Hip Kit soon!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Using a Cut File

Paper Issues Facebook Group was hosting a Cut It Up Challenge where you used one of their January free cut files and made a page. I made this photo-less page to write down all my goals for 2017 (and beyond... I'm not fooling anyone). I keep a spreadsheet of my yearly goals and wishes but it was fun to write it out for a layout. 

I think I am finally getting the hang of the Silhouette. It took long enough for me to get it! haha! 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Challenge 5

The next challenge from my challenge jar is to

Use a TV Show as Inspiration

Right away I thought of Sailor Moon. I went digging through my supplies that are character related and found a few pieces that I had specific to my favorite childhood show. I knew what picture I wanted but needed to print it out still. As I was sorting through my stash I noticed the many Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles clothing tags I saved and the 5 papers I had from a scrapbooking convention years ago that I wasn't sure how to use. I remembered that I already had a lot of pictures printed from my son's fourth birthday party which happened to be TMNT themed. I quickly changed direction and ended up using all of those papers to make 5 simple layouts to go together!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Scrapbooking: Collection Highlight

Shimelle is showing off her previous collections this week and inspired me to use some that I have in my stash. Using the first collection, I made this layout below.

I've made a lot of layouts with this collection. Here are some I found in the couple of albums I flipped through. I didn't have enough time to flip through them all!

Inspired by one of Shimelle's designs! her blog has a ton of inspiration.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Counterfeit Kit Layout 3

The next challenge I did was one of the "pick 5" from Paper Issues facebook group. I used my Counterfeit Kit for January to make the layout. 

The pictures of my son's Kindergarten Jr. Winter Show were terrible. I had the heads of other parents in all the shots covering up the kids' feet and on the sides of the shots. So many people were there trying to get their pictures in and all I had was my phone. I still wanted to have a layout in my album, though - especially the cute air hug my son gave me from stage. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Counterfeit Kit Layout 2

Moving on to another Paper Issues Facebook Challenge. I used my Counterfeit Kit  "Tip of the Iceberg" for the challenge, which was to be inspired by a winter-themed quote they posted. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Counterfeit Kit Layout 1

I busted out my January Counterfeit Kit, Tip of the Iceberg, to complete a challenge from a Facebook group. I made sure there was winter themed items in this kit and it worked out for a snowy day picture.

I don't normally use the Silhouette for titles on the scrapbook pages but I was very happy to give it a try. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Challenge 4

The next challenge from my challenge jar was to 

Scrap a picture that is over 10 years old 

I had plenty of pictures to chose from that I was actually alive for but I liked this picture of my parents all dressed up for Halloween before they were married so I went with this. They are so cute. 

I am loving the jar challenges but want to move on to some online challenges as well so I am going to get working on those next with my kits! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Challenge 3

Working my way through the Jar Challenges I am now on Challenge # 3 of 2017.

Use Pastels

I guess I tend to use a lot of brights and neutrals. I never really think about it. This time I made sure to use some pastels though.

I used more of my October Hip Kit. I have a few pieces of it left but I think I'm going to put it all in my stash and focus on my Counterfeit Kit for a bit. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Scrapbooking in January: Challenge 2

The next challenge out of the jar is: 

Create a background with paint and cardstock

I grabbed some white card stock and some watercolor crayons and got to work on a simple blended rainbow. 

The little Sesame Street guys on here are actually cut out pieces from clothes and toys the boy had when he was little. I tend to save some of those thinking they will be useful for a page in the future. I used the gold thickers from my October Hip Kit but little else from any of my kits. I used a lot of scraps I had sitting below my desk in a baggie. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Scrapbooking in January - Challenge 1

I have collected quite a few challenge jars over the years. Right now I am working on one that my sisters and I put together a few years ago. One of my goals this year is to get through a good chunk of them. Here is the first challenge.

Make a Mini Album

I didn't use my kits for this one because I found an old mini album I was working on years ago in my stash of minis. I decided to finally finish it. It was a small chipboard album I wanted to let my son use when he was a toddler so he could recognize his extended family. I didn't embellish them, just had some ribbons on there and a front and back cover. It was supposed to be suitable for a toddler. I finished the album and I am pleased. Here are a couple of the pages. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Scrapbooking in January

It's a new year!! Yay! 

This week I am working with my October Hip Kit. I had taken a break from Scrapbooking for most of December since I was so busy with daily activities with my family. Now I can get back into the swing of things and catch up on some of my kits. 

I adore this kit. It has navys and such pretty blues and pinks. Gold accents were available in the thickers and the ephemera pack. I have made a few pages earlier on in November with the kit but I still have a lot left to work on. Here are two layouts I just made with the kit. 

January 1st was the other day and the new Counterfeit Kit is up! I'm excited to get started with it. I am hoping to complete some challenges using the kit and some other things around the room. 

Here is the inspiration: 

And here is my take, called Tip of the Iceberg:

I focused on the different shades of blues, some naturals, and lots of extra pieces to use. I am happy with it and how lovely those colors are!