Every once in awhile I go back through my older photos and find ones that I didn’t scrapbook for one reason or another and decide whether or not I need to include those pictures in our family albums.
These little gems of my youngest daughter are from clear back in May 2010. They are just a couple of snapshots of my daughter sleeping on the couch. They are blurry and not very significant, but they tug at my mama heartstrings … so into the book they go!
BLESS YOUR HEART
Writing this blog post, I realize that I need to go back and add more journaling to this page about WHY I wanted to scrapbook these photos (sometimes I get a little too wrapped up in having fun playing with the fun papers 🙂 ) … I’m thinking I will add the words in the top right corner or on the back of the page.
Camryn is my child who never got whiny or cranky when she got tired … she simply would disappear to a quiet place in the house, usually her bedroom or the couch in the front living room, and fall asleep. She does the same thing at night. When she is tired and ready to go to bed … she just goes to bed! She continues to do that to this day. 🙂
I used my Sihouette Cameo machine to cut out the title for this page. I really love handscripted titles. I added a layer of white cardstock below the blue cardstock to give it a bit more lift and dimension.
Of course, you know, that I am addicted to cutting out florals for my pages these days. The Love Story collection by Webster’s Pages includes these roses that are to die for! I love the mix of feminine florals with the clean and simple patterns in the papers.
I cut the same floral out three times for this embellishment at the bottom of the page. Each time I cut out a different section of the roses and then layered them on top of one another with foam squares for added dimension. It’s a bit tough to see, but the center rose is all by itself, and then the rose to the left of it, along with a few leaves, are another layer. So fun to do!
Hope you are having a great week!
Do you know someone who could use a little pick me up this summer? Create this fun beach tote and two flip flop boxes with the Echo Park Paper Under the Sea collection
to give to them, and they will be feeling “sun-sational” in no time!
I created this beach tote and the two flip flop boxes using my Silhouette Cameo machine.
The beach tote comes from the Luxury Handbags SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
. Isn’t it absolutely adorable! This is the kind of shape I could cut out again and again and decorate it a different way each and every time! I love how roomy it is, too!
Of course I had a blast decorating the front of the bag with all kinds of die cuts (Frames & Tags Ephemera
) and stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet
. I just love that happy yellow submarine and all of the sea creatures!
Won’t it be fun to fill the flip flop boxes with a treat and tuck them inside of the beach tote?! I plan to stick a few other treats inside, as well. I can’t wait to see the face of the person I give it to!
Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Machine
White Crochet Twine
Gray Distressing Ink
This year our family took a road trip through the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Being in the mountains is my favorite place to be! I love enjoying the fresh air along with the sights and sounds of nature. You can bet that I took a lot of photos on that trip that I couldn’t wait to scrapbook using the Simple Stories Cabin Fever collection
The first thing I did was to pull out the Bits & Pieces pack
. I sifted through all of the designs and selected several that went along with my photos. The red checked geo tag die cut
was perfect for calling attention to the photos of this beautiful waterfall.
I die cut the title from the Summer Camp Paper
(red buffalo check) using my Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting machine and the “Adventure” cut file by Simple Stories found in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #199552). I added a pinecone decorative brad
to the left side of the title.
I then used more Bits & Pieces die cuts
and stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet
to create two clusters around the bottom of my photos. The floral clusters and word phrases are repeated in both clusters to tie things together.
This next page features a few snapshots taken closer to home … in fact, they were taken in our backyard last fall as we enjoyed the fire pit one cool night.
I wanted a plain cardstock background, but decided to make it a little more interesting by die cutting stars all over it. I placed a second sheet of the same color of cardstock behind the die cut piece. The result is a subtle tone-on-tone texture that doesn’t take away too much attention from the photos.
At the top of the photos I added the heart sticker matted with white cardstock. I added the date and a decorative brad
for a bit of dimension.
At the bottom of the page I layered up a few chipboard pieces
. Two wood slice circles overlap each other and anchor the rectangle chipboard piece. I love what it says! “Life is better by a campfire” So true!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you leave feeling inspired to pull out those outdoor photos and get them scrapbooked!
Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
Black Journaling Pen
Scallop Border Punch by EK Success
Triple Banner Punch by Stmapin’ Up
Cardstock: Navy, White
Ahoy there, Mateys! What little (or big!) boy wouldn’t love this 3D pirate ship sitting on their shelf?! This was a really fun project to create using the Carta Bella Paper Transatlantic Travel collection.
I die cut the ship using my Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine and a cut file by Cre8ive Cutz. It looks daunting, but it was so easy to assemble. The papers of the Transatlantic Travel collection are what really make this project look special
The bottom of the boat was cut from the Take the Ride Paper
. I added panels in Travel Gazette Paper (stripe)
and the polka dot paper from the 6×6 paper pad
. The stripe really gives this project a pirate feel! I added strips of the stripe paper to the sails, as well, to balance the pattern and keep the pirate-feel going throughout.
I added eyelets and jute twine to the sail to make it more realistic. I always love adding textural elements like this to a project!
At the top of the ship is a spooky pirate’s flag flying proudly. The skull image is by Echo Park
and can be found in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #80358).
Inside the ship I added a liner of the Travel Map Paper
with the compass pattern.
And how cool is the sail with the script pattern on the front and the map pattern on the back. Eek! I love it so much!
Thanks for letting me share this fun project with you! My little swashbucklers are already clamoring at who gets to keep this one in their room! Ha!
Black Distress Ink
Twine & Jute
Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Happy Creating to You, Me Hearties!