Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my American readers! We had a great day yesterday with my husband’s family eating good food, enjoying warm conversation, and pondering how grateful we are for life’s blessings, experiences, and lessons. I hope you have been able to do the same!
Yesterday, all of us on the BasicGrey design team posted Thanksgiving projects. I am so inspired by these gals! Be sure to pop over and see what they created.
Here is the layout I made about how grateful I am for my sweetheart. :)
BasicGrey Persimmon Collection: Sweet Potato paper, Spiced Pears paper, Crumb Cakes paper, 6×6 paper pad, Element Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Waterfall Theme Pack, Printed Feathers, Stencil Alpha, Acetate Alpha, Mixed Brads, Printed Chipboard Shapes, Die Cuts & Transparencies
BasicGrey Hey You 12×12 Paper Pad (graph paper for journal block)
To continue the theme of my page, I kept most of my embellishments in pairs … representing my husband and I. I adore this man and I am so grateful for him in my life. I’m not one to gravitate toward gold (jewelry or otherwise), but I am really LOVING the sparkly gold trend we have been seeing in scrapbooking projects lately. It adds the perfect amount of warmth. Love it!
I’ve been scrapping up a storm this week and have pages to share with you over the next several days. I hope to see you again soon!
Hi Everyone! I know we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet, but I have to admit that I’m beginning to get in the Christmas spirit … I think it has a little something to do with the beautiful Christmas collections I have been playing with in my scrap room lately!
I have discovered that the pages from the 5×7 Spiral Journals by BasicGrey are sooooo much fun to tear out and use as layers on a scrapbook page. I began this page by placing my main photo on the die cut journal page with the scalloped border and stripes along the top and bottom. Next, I added a supporting photo to the right and found a similar die cut page (with the scalloped border) to accent the bottom of that photo. I even added the red dovetail cut journal page and a Snippets page underneath for more fun!
Next, I needed a place to put my title and journaling. The scalloped journal page above the supporting photo was the next layer I added. From there I built the title using the Printed Chipboard Alpha, and lots of bits and pieces including a tag from the Mixed Brads pack, transparency holly berries and snowflake, a chipboard snowflake, and the snowflakes from the wax seals.
To finish everything off, I added small strips of the Chestnut Street striped paper around the edge of the page, mitering them at the corners with my scissors.
I love how this page came together and I can’t wait to try this out with the other 5×7 Spiral Journals from BasicGrey. Thanks for taking a look!
This month the BasicGrey Design Team created sample pages for the November PageMaps. I LOVE Becky Fleck’s sketches! Here is my take on the 2-page sketch she sent me to work with using the gorgeous BasicGrey 25th & Pine collection.
Here’s a closer look at each page. I used navy solid paper as the base to my page. I really love the way it made the other colors pop and also represented the night of the Nativity. And even though our family Christmas party isn’t held on the 25th of December, I used those numbers to represent the holiday we were celebrating. A transparent holly leaf, star stickers (from the Elements Stickers sheet), and the printed wood veneer die cut ornaments round out this side of the layout.
Have you checked out the 5×7 Spiral Journals by BasicGrey? I love these little books! They come with several different shaped pages that are printed with beautiful BasicGrey Artwork making them super easy to decorate. I used one of them to create a Christmas Countdown Mini Album that can be seen HERE. I also love tearing them out and using them as layers on my scrapbook pages. Here I used a rectangular page on the left side of this 2-page layout to contain my journaling. On the right side, I used the scalloped half circle page as a home for my title.
My title was created with another printed wood veneer die cut and the printed chipboard letters. The bell die cut is from the Die Cuts and Transparencies pack. In the upper right corner I layered together more printed chipboard ornaments along with a transparency piece and a ticket die cut.
Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?! Time to get planning!
Yesterday I had several projects featured on the BasicGrey Blog using the R.S.V.P. collection. I’ll share a few of my favorites here, but if you would like to see them all, be sure to go see the post HERE.
Each year my parents take the kids out on a Birthday lunch and shopping date. They love having the special one-on-one time with Gramma and Grampa.
I had fun combining several of the patterned papers together on this page. And the new Printed Veneer Tags are so swoon-worthy! I decided to use one of them as a home for my title, a 3×4 phrase card and a few die cuts.
I used a color block technique on this page about my daughter’s birthday party. Machine stitching between the sections and repeating the circular elements around the page ties it all together. I had a lot of fun “decorating” each of the circles with all the fun products available in the RSVP collection.
And here are a couple of cards … gotta always have birthday cards on hand! On this first card, I layered together several frames to serve as the main element of this card. I love how the colors and themes of this collection aren’t too age- or gender-specific. This is one of those cards that would be appropriate to give to anyone.
This next card is great for any occasion. I cut out the red “So Much Happiness” layer and then combined it together with more Snippets, die cuts, and a transparency bouquet of flowers. It was so easy! I finished it off by wrapping the sentiment with a length of string and adding a few candy dots.
Thanks for coming by today!