I always look forward to January with its fresh-start-feeling and a chance to get caught up on a few projects after the holidays. What better way to do that than with sketches from PageMaps?
The January sketches are up and here is the page that I contributed this month using the Simple Stories Merry & Bright collection.
MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT
I fussy-cut this wreath from a 4x4 card of the Merry & Bright SNAP! Cards and was inspired to tuck my journaling spot into it as the circular element on this page.
I then built my title off to the right, on top of the photos, using the word “Bright” fussy-cut from one of the papers of the Merry & Bright 6×8 Pad.
Next, I added another circular element below the wreath on the left side of the page, by punching out the word JOY from one of the 3×4 cards. I then overlapped the “Ho Ho Ho” die cut from the Bits & Pieces on top of the photo to connect everything together.
I added the string of lights sticker at the bottom of this paper block and then placed the a couple more Bits & Pieces die cuts on the right side to fill in the gap and make the light strand sticker appear as though it goes all the way across the page underneath the car.
I finished off this layout by adding some texture with the stitching and the red foil dimensional dot accents on the snowflakes and touch points of the light strand.
Cardstock: Kraft, Birch, Green
Sewing Machine/Brown Thread
Have a great day!
It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! … New sketches over on PageMaps.com. Here is the layout I created this month using the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection.
This was the perfect sketch to house all of the random snapshots I took at Thanksgiving dinner last year. Photos like these are always quite colorful and a bit chaotic to take in when they are placed in a group like this on a page. To make them more cohesive, I changed them to black and white. Black and white photos feel timeless and are perfect for family memories like these.
I love this layered cluster I put together in the top left corner by overlapping several of the wreath elements from the chipboard and Bits & Pieces pack.
I didn’t need to include a lot of journaling on this page, so I opted to just state the place and date on one of the labels from the Bits & Pieces.
I used the chipboard “FALL” banner pieces on this page as a simple, straight-forward title and added stitching across the top for cozy, fall texture.
I then stitched around the outer edge of the page and added mist splatters behind the floral clusters to finish it off.
Do you have a group of snapshots that you would like to put together on a page, but you are afraid they will look too chaotic or busy? Try printing them in black and white and then showcasing them with a cute collection like the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection. You will love the result!
As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share the final pages I created with the October sketches at PageMaps. I’ve had the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection hanging out in my stash for over a year and decided to get it used up. These sketches were the perfect way to put this collection to use and I love the result!
One summer my husband and I challenged our kids not to drink soda for a cash reward. They did it, but as you can see in these photos, they were pretty happy to have their soda back at the end of the summer. Haha!
HEY, HEY, HEY
My daughter went to a day camp one summer with her best friend. This snapshot of her in her camp t-shirt was the only thing I had to remember the occasion. My daughter detailed the events of her camp in her personal journals, so a quick page about her experience was all that was needed for our family scrapbook.
Now that the weekend is upon us, do YOU have plans to do a little scrapbooking? Grab an older collection from your stash and challenge yourself to create as many pages as you can with it. The sketches at PageMaps are a great way to get you going!
Happy scrapping to you!
Working with the monthly sketches at PageMaps always puts me in the mood to do some stashbusting. I’m back today and tomorrow with a four more pages I created using the sketches this month.
This time I used the two-page sketch along with the Bella Blvd. Mind Your Manners collection to scrapbook my daughter’s 10th birthday party.
The pictures are dark and grainy and some are a bit blurry, but these cute papers brighten them right up!
I used the letter stickers for this collection to build the title. There was an odd space to the right of the word “bash” afterwards. My simple fix was to punch three hearts and just line them up in a row to fill up the space.
I added a few more punched hearts around the page to tie them in with the title.
This next page was a simple one and came together quickly using the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection. I love that!
I decided to do a small title on this layout to stay true to the sketch, but honestly, it feels a bit naked to me. Haha! I’m wondering if I should have done a LARGE and in charge title above the tags/photos. I’m probably over-analyzing it, though. *giggle* And it’s good to try something new once in awhile, right?
I LOVE cloud dies! They are the perfect “filler” for an empty spot. These ones are extra cute with their faux stitching and flat bottoms! I bought them from AliExpress a looong time ago … but, I would highly suggest adding some cloud dies to your stash if you don’t have any. ❤
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing me dig into my stash a bit and maybe inspired you to tackle a collection you own that could use a little crafting love. *wink*
Have a great day!