When was the last time you created a project about you and your girlfriends and/or sisters? It had been a while for me, so I decided to use one of my favorite Doodlebug collections to make one. Cream & Sugar was perfect for my mini because I love the colors and nothing in my world happens before I have coffee, so .....
Coffee IS always better with a friend! Now, I don't have photos of me and my besties drinking coffee together. I should, because it happens ... but it's an album about friendship, and since I have lots of those photos, it works!
This is Lori ... my son is married to her daughter and we are "co-grandmas". We both take care of our little princess and are super close. This picture was taken on one of our "Grandparents Weekend Away" trips. By the way, how cute are those Doodlebug coffee mugs?!
This is Gina. We met when we both worked at Archivers. I KNOW! ... we miss it too! We started scrapbooking and traveling to crops together years ago, and have been close friends ever since. These pictures were taken in Vancouver at a scrapbook retreat.
The little journaling spot at the top of the page was cut from a sheet in the 6x6 paper pad. I always get 12x12 and 6x6 papers ... both sizes come in handy for any project.
This is my sister, Kim. People say we look alike; we don't see it. :) She doesn't drink coffee but is absolutely my best friend in the entire world so she had to be in my book, coffee or no coffee. This pic was taken at my son's wedding. I couldn't have handled that big event without her.
Life IS sweet, and I can't imagine it without my friends. This photo is of me, Gina, and two more of my besties ... Roxanne and Rushita.We all worked together at Archivers.Rushita is just one of the sweetest people I know.I love to tease her because she is by far the youngest of the group.She has young children and has had to listen to the rest of us talk about menopause and raising teenagers (now adults) over the years.Rox and I have a ton in common ... we both have sons, enjoy decorating, worry about the same things, and can't scrapbook without singing (and not always in tune ... okay, never in tune). I love these girls :) Thanks for visiting today. This project was made for Doodlebug design team's "Off the Page" challenge. I hope you'll visit their blog each day to see more fun projects from everyone on the team. Until next time, happy crafting everyone! Supplies used: Cream & Sugar 12x12 collection kit Cream & Sugar 6x6 paper pad Cream & Sugar Odds & Ends Chunky Twine Cake Shoppe Shape Sprinkles
Hi friends! It's time for Lori Whitlock's August Blog Hop and I'm excited to be joining the entire creative team to share some fun projects with you! My blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie! I played with one of Lori's darling new mason jar files. She has several designs that you will LOVE! I turned the Give Thanks file into a gratitude journal.
To create this cute mini album journal, I cut the file with brown paper, and offset Lori's file to create a white background file to use as pages. Then I cut out six white pages.
I covered the pages with Lori's new Fall collection that she designed for Echo Park called "A Perfect Autumn" . I love the stickers and chipboard embellishments in this line, not to mention all of the wonderful paper patterns!
I also used a lined journaling stamp from my stash. I picked this one up from Stampin' Up years ago.
My family will enjoy documenting what we're thankful for this fall ... a Thanksgiving tradition in our house. I hope you find one of Lori's cute mason jar files that you can create something wonderful with! Here are just a few examples ....
Here are some more great things that Lori has for you today!
Hi everyone! I'm back to share a new Simple Stories Sn@p album with you. This one is for my family's 2013 trip to Hawaii. I love the bright colors in the Summer Days collection and it worked perfectly for these photos. As you can see, like many of you, I am a bit behind on my scrapbooking!
If you like pocket scrapbooking, but never know what to do with the full 6x8 sleeve, check out a few of these ideas ...
Add a fold out card to the front of the page. Not only is it a fun place to use the 4x6 vertical cards (as I did below), but it also allows you to get 2-3 full 4x6 photos on a 6x8 page!
Here are a few more examples of how I use the 6x8 pages ...
I like adding different sized pages in my albums. I think it adds interest and a different element as you flip through the book. Below, I cut one of the 6x8 pages (included in the Sn@p album) in half vertically, and then added some stickers and photos. These 1/2 pages are also great places for journaling!
One of my favorite embellishments is chipboard. In the photo below, I added the arrow and burger to the outside of the plastic. This works great if you want to overlap two of the pockets!
While in Hawaii, we took a helicopter tour. I highly recommend it for beautiful photos of the island. If you have two 3x4 pockets side-by-side (below), don't be afraid to cut your photo in half and insert 1/2 into each pocket. Again, I think this adds some fun interest to the book.
I guess I need to fill out my summer bucket list ... especially since summer will be over before I know it!
Hi Artsy Albums friends! I'm back over on the Doodlebug Blog today sharing my project for the design team's stitching challenge. So I have to be honest with you ... this one was tough for me! I have one sister and when God was handing out the sewing gene, he gave it to her. She's a wiz with a needle and a sewing machine. Me? Not so much! Another fun fact about me -- when I was little and would color in coloring books, I liked to use my crayons to outline everything in the picture. I would rarely color the pictures in, so I'm not surprised that this is the project I came up with :)
I love all of the cute 12x12 designs that Doodlebug has started doing for each collection. This one is from the Cream & Sugar collection (5498: sweet shoppe stripe double-sided cardstock). I used a mouse pad underneath the paper, and a paper piercer, and randomly punched holes around each of the images.
I did one image at a time so that all of the holes on the backside of the paper wouldn't get confusing.
I grabbed up several colors of Doodle Twine and plopped down in front of my tv. It was actually a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
Although I struggled to come up with my project, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I framed the piece and it now hangs just below my Doodlebug pin collection in my craft room. Hopefully I've inspired those of you who also lack the "sewing gene", to find a fun piece of paper and some Doodle Twine and get stitching! Have fun!