BasicGrey has done it again! They have put together an ALBUM KIT for a screaming deal (check out the details below)! There are two choices available and each one is jam-packed with all of the supplies you will need to create a WONDERFUL album!
And lucky for me and you, BasicGrey has given me one of these kits to give away to one of my readers! To be entered in my Album Kit Giveaway please leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. :) The winner will be announced Sunday, May 5th. Good luck to everyone!
It’s the start of another week and today I thought I would share with you another page I created for CHA using the BasicGrey Hipster collection. (I know CHA was a long time ago … I can’t believe I haven’t shared these with you yet!) I have this silly picture of my son sitting with a frog statue outside a restaurant, and thought it would be so funny to go with the “Yo!” caption die cut. It must have come off as tooo corny though, because my photo was replaced with another one for the show. LOL! That’s fine by me … I understand the need to appeal to a wide range of folks and this photo may have come off as a little odd. *wink*
I layered the file folders together above the photo with a decorative brad and metal clip.
Here is a closer look at the clustered die cuts, wood pieces, and chipboard elements for the title.
Along the bottom portion of the layout I used my Silhouette to cut triangles from the base paper. I then backed each triangle opening with different patterned papers and accented them with brads and vellum stickers. I LOOOOVE those vellum stickers! They gotta be my favorite thing BasicGreymakes right now. I use them on everything. If you haven’t tried them yet … you NEED to! They are so fun!
And here is the coordinating page I created using elements mostly from the April 2013 Awake My Soul Add-On Kit. I hand cut the doilies and ticket-shaped blocks from the Teresa Collins papers included in the kit and clustered them around my column of photos. I love the way it came together.
I hope you’ll come play along with us! Have a great weekend!
The BasicGrey Mint Julep collectionreminds me of picnics, quilts, and warm spring afternoons. This week I shared a page on the BasicGrey blog using this collection and gave a few quick tips on journaling. You can check that post out HERE.
I used the pretty Vintage Buttons and Decorative Brads to accent the garland across the top of the page. Then I used a page from the Snippets to add the basic information to my page (Who, What, When). The title words (Grandpa and Gramma) were cut using my Silhouette Cameo machine. The ampersand is from the Mint Julep Element Sticker Sheet.
Behind the photo with the yellow fabric frame sticker you will find a card with a tab. It’s the perfect way to add a longer story to your page.
I created my page using the My Mind’s Eye Collectable Notable collection. I followed Brook’s placement of most of the elements. Like Brook, I used a tone-on-tone floral for the page base and I chose a neutral graphic paper for the background of the design. I really liked how Brook used a 6 x 6 sheet of paper to anchor her photos. The bright pattern peeking out from the left and right sides of the photos was the perfect splash of fun. Instead of graphic chevrons, I chose to go with flowers to stay with the “nature” theme of my page topic.
I love the way Brook sprinkled wood hearts and enamel dots around her page. I created my own version with stickers, layered stickers, chipboard and enamel dots.
I added a journal block to the right side of my page design like Brook did. However, my journal block is vertical instead of horizontal, so I decided to add a bit more embellishing around my journal block. I used the Collectable Notable Decorative Brads and Buttons along with more enamel dots. FUN!
Thanks for inspiring me, Brook! I had a lot of fun lifting your page!
I have had these photos of my kids and their cousins at a family breakfast for a long time. On one of my shopping excursions I came across Martha Stewart stickers with a pancake theme. They fit the theme of my pictures perfectly, but I could never start on the page because I couldn’t find any papers that I liked to go with them and I didn’t know where to start. When I opened the Scraptastic Club Awake My Soul Kit and saw the rectangular stickers I knew they would be the perfect “home” for the pancake stickers! It was just the boost I needed to start this page.
I matted each photo on the coral cardstock and then arranged the photos with the pancake stickers and a journal block in rows. I anchored each row with a strip of navy polka dot patterned paper.
To the right of the journal block on the bottom row, I added a handcut doily from the Teresa Collins paper from the Add-On Kit. I think the doily was the perfect nod to Grandma’s Kitchen where the pancake breakfast in the photos was taking place. I added a title, enamel dots and some stamping. The machine stitching around the page adds more homespun appeal.
I also added a bit of stamping to the top of the page, along with one of the die cuts from the kit (tucked behind the pancake block).
Other Supplies: Cardstock (light cream smooth, cream textured, kraft, dark brown, pink, soft red, soft orange, moss, aqua), Patterned Paper (green/cream pattern, green polka dot), Ribbon, Buttons, Mini black pearl stickers, White pearl stickers, Dark brown Embroidery floss & needle, Twine, Brown spray ink, Dark yellow spray ink, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Brown chalk ink, Paper piercer, Sewing Machine & cream thread, Edge distressor tool, White frame (with 8″ x 10″ opening), Adhesive, Foam squares
If you saw my post on my Embossing Folders binderawhile back, you may have guessed that I have a fierce obsession with collecting these little beauties. I love a good tool that I can use over and over, and I love pattern! Inexpensive tool + pattern = my love for embossing folders! They are the perfect way to add subtle interest to a piece of cardstock. I HEART them!!!
Other Supplies: 12″ x 24″ cutting mat, Pattern Paper (green polka dot, pink gingham, cream text), Cardstock (white, blue, soft aqua, pink, dark pink, moss), Vellum, Pearl Stickers( yellow, small white), Soft aqua mini button, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Adhesives, Foam squares
Other Supplies: Cricut® Deep Cut Blade Housing, Clear Presentation Covers, White gesso or acrylic paint, paper towels, Cardstock (white, aqua, green gray), Teal pearl stickers, 1/8″ eyelets, Eyelet setting tool, 1/8″ hole punch, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Adhesive, Foam squares