It’s my favorite month of the year! Yay! for October! It’s also my favorite time of the month where I get to play with the new PageMaps sketches. Here is the page I created for this month.
When my son was 8 years old he LOVED going to scouts. He loved it so much that he would set out his uniform the night before every single time. Cute, right?! Of course I wanted to remember this and had snapped a quick picture of his clothes with my cell phone.
The cell phone snapshot is not a stellar image that would make a great focal point on a scrapbook page, so what I did was add in a cute photo of my son taken around the same time. I then used themed scrapbook products to help support the story of the page.
The Simple Stories Cabin Fever collection with it’s outdoorsy vibe was perfect for this page topic. I had just a few scraps left, so I combined them with a few other patterned papers hanging out in my stash.
I fussy-cut several elements from the 4×6 Vertical Elements paper, 3×4 Journaling Card Elements paper, and 4×4 Elements paper to use as embellishments around the page.
I then added in a few dimensional accents, like the white twine, gold button, and flair badge. The chipboard frames around the photos and the torn paper at the bottom add in more texture.
If you have a random snapshot that illustrates a sentimental story, but won’t exactly look hold it’s own on a scrapbook page, try adding in a photo of the person the story is about. It will add context to the story and snapshot and make the story that much more memorable.
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Can you believe that next week it will be July already?! I have a double-page July 4th layout using the Echo Park Celebrate America collection to share with you today using one of my favorite time-savers … collage photo prints!
When I have a gazillion pictures, my go-to technique is to combine them all together on one larger sheet using a photo collage.
There are several ways to do this, you can use an app, photoshop, or do it by hand. I used a Quick Collage by Scrapbooks Etc. that is available as a free download here.
I used the same collage for both sides of the page, and anywhere I didn’t have a photo, I used that space to house a title or an embellishment.
To add a bit more decoration to the collage photos, I fussy-cut patriotic banner strips from the Patriotic Banners paper and added them in between each row.
If you haven’t tried Carta Bella’s Felt finish cardstocks … you NEED to! They are my favorite!!! Here I am using the Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock as the base for this spread.
I used the red star pattern from the back of the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper to add a pop of red in a few around the page. In the upper left corner, I created a large pennant with a smaller pennant on top created with the Splash Gingham paper. The little cluster of elements at the top of the pennants are all from the Celebrate America Sticker Sheet.
I used the Splash Gingham paper for my title block and then fussy-cut the large flag from the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper to add a bit of decoration and draw focus to the title. The “July” word was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo machine and Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock. The “July” word is from the “July 4th Phrase” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #19100 in the Silhouette Design Store).
Here’s a closer look at some of the cute stickers I used to decorate different areas of the page.
I used a tag to house a bit of journaling in the bottom right corner of the layout. The Liberty Bell was cut from the 4×4 Journaling Cards paper.
What do you have planned with your family in July? Do you hit the local town parade each year like we do?
Scrapbooks Etc. Quick Collage Template/PhotoShop
“July 4th Phrase” by Lori Whitlock (Design #19100 in the Silhouete Design Store)
Have a great day!
First, I made myself a Habit Tracker spread for the month of April. It looks like I did the hand-lettering across the top, doesn’t it?! No, I’m not quite that good yet … so the Traceable Stamps
come in handy. Keep reading below to see how I used them!
Next, I wanted to create a spot to write down my TO DO list each day. I decided on a two-page spread for each week of the month. On the left side of the spread, I will write my personal list, and on the right side, I will write my work list for each day.
It’s tough to see in the photo above, but if you look carefully at the photo below, you will notice that I stamped the days of the week in a very, light gray ink. I used a Multicolored Brush Pen
to letter on top of the stamped image; allowing me to get a great result and practice my lettering at the same time!
I had so much fun creating my little set up, that I went right ahead into May, changing the color to a blue Multicolor Brush Pen
for the new month. I used the Quotes stamps
to add encouraging sentiments to the top of each page. I then used the fine-tipped black pen from the Here & There Detail Doodlers
to fill in the rest of the details.
I LOVE that I was able to get such beautiful, hand-lettered results by tracing the stamped images for my bullet journal pages … but that’s not all the stamps can be used for! Try using them as stamped sentiments on your other projects!
When I think of spring, I think of May Day Tussie Mussies … and Bridal and Baby showers. I combined the two ideas together here by using the One Canoe Two Twilight collection
to create Bridal Shower Favor Cones. Wouldn’t these be fun to fill with elegant treats for your bridal shower?!
I used the Kelly Creates Wedding Traceable Stamps
to create stamped banners for each cone, but you could easily replace the “Bride & Groom” with another sentiment, fill them with flowers and leave them on someone’s front door for May Day!
I love how beautiful and elegant these turned out. They would look gorgeous spread out on a tray for your guests to take home.
So are you ready to try out hand-lettering?! I promise, with the help of the Kelly Creates, you will have beautiful results in no time. Enjoy!
“Stitched Ribbon Set” cut file by Megan Hardy Designs
(Design #40799 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Flower” cut file by Jamie Cripps
(Design #76790 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Large Leaf Vine” cut file by Alaa’K
(Design #200483 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“3D Handled Cone Box” cut file by Jamie Cripps
(Design #67343 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Gray Distressing Ink
Ranger “Raincloud” Ink