He Just Can’t Sit Still – Layout for Pagemaps and Practical Scrappers

Last weekend, Larry and the kids went to a local mall to get some photo strips taken of them. I needed just one for a different project that will posted here late next week. That left me with 2 more strips, but I didn’t have any specific projects that required them. Rather than saving the 2 extras for a future project, I decided to use one right away. One of the two current pagemaps sketches seemed perfect. All I needed to do was turn it 90 degrees to the left.

Practical Scrappers has also been so kind as to post some of my work to their blog recently. Most recently, they posted one of my Crate Paper cards and a Bo Bunny layout (their blue post), so I decided to participate in their current Challenge Me Tuesday and combine it with this sketch. The PS challenge is to use wood grain papers. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie papers
MME Stella & Rose Mabel papers
MME Hattie trims
DMC embroidery floss
Maya Road Sheers-A year to remember
Jillibean Soup journaling sprout
October Afternoon alpha stickers
Hero Arts trims
MME Stella & Rose Mabel layered chipboard sticker
Alcohol Ink
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar adhesive runner

Tools:

Martha Stewart lace doily edge/border punch
Cutter Bee Bugs (punches holes to make hand-stitching easier)

Sketch by Pagemaps:

TFL!

If you’d like to play along with the Pagemaps sketch, click here: PageMaps

If you’d like to play along with the Practical Scrappers Challenge me Tuesday, click here: Practical Scrappers.

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"Smash" Book – My Version WP July challenge

I really like K&Co’s Smash books and accessories and think they’re a wonderful idea. They’re obviously not the only ones to have this idea, nor are they the first, but they did a great job with designing their line and incorporating trendy and fun accessories to go with the books. The concept is actually as old as scrapbooking IMO, but they’ve introduced it with a modern edge and made it so simple/easy that anyone feels they can use it and end up with something fun and creative.

Well, Jaz challenged the Inspire Me members this month to create any project (layout, card, tag, altered item) that uses a majority of WP products and features their bloomers and papers. I thought about this for a couple of days, initially intending to alter a box for this challenge, but then after seeing the Smash book again recently, decided to create my own version of the Smash book using WP papers! How gorgeous would that be? Though I’d wanted to go digi/hybrid with this, I can’t get my printer to produce the print quality that would be necessary for this type of project. So if you want to make on of these yourself, I do recommend going with the WP digi files and going hybrid. It would be a lot more cost effective and the pages would be completely customizable.

Working with that limitation, I still managed to produce a book that I really like. 😀 Lucky for me, I have horrible hoarding tendencies where Webster’s Pages is concerned, so I easily rustled up enough of their 12×12 papers to create the following album:

Here’s the pocket I created inside the cover to store smaller pockets that I can adhere to the pages:

Here are a few of the little pockets I made that can added to the pages to hold memorabilia:

Here are some inside pages where I created a 2 page spread:

Here are a few where I had an “A side” matched with a coordinating “B side”:

I also have a few spreads that pair 2 “B sides”…here’s one example:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Postcards from Paris 12×12 pp
WP Nature’s Storybook 12×12 papers
WP Life’s Portrait 12×12 papers
WP Seaside Retreat 12×12 papers
WP Hollywood Vogue 12×12 papers
WP Spring Market 12×12 papers
WP Country Estate 12×12 papers
WP Ladies and Gents 12×12 papers
WP Trendsetter 12×12 papers
WP Yacht Club 12×12 papers
WP Bloomers
WP Spring Market Princess Petal

Spring Market trims (inside the cover)
Unity Stamp for the sentiment
Wrights Creative Classics fused pearls
8″x10″ Canvas panels for the covers
Stazon Ink
distress ink

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots
Helmar adhesive runner

Tool:

Cinch
1 1/2″ binding wires

TFL! If you’d like to create a layout, card, tag or altered project for the WP July challenge too, see this link for all the challenge details and instructions on how to post your entry: July Traditional Challenge

For digi and hybrid scrappers, Mitsue has also posted a challenge specifically for you! See details here: July digi/hybrid challenge.

Camera Shy layout for LCTS Sketch#90

This week, on Let’s Capture These Sketches, Charlotte created a gorgeous sketch (#90) that was a blast to work with! As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use and the theme. I had a lot of fun trying to recreate the vision I had in my mind. Here’s my take on her fabulous sketch:

Materials:

Bo Bunny Mama-razzi papers
BB Mama-razzi flowers
BB Gabrielle brad
BB Timepiece chipboard
BB Timepiece brads
BB Timepiece transparency (cover of the noteworthy pad)
Paper Doily
Tim Holtz Film Strip ribbon
BB alpha stickers
Distress Ink
Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar V2
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar adhesive runner

Tool:

Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Here’s the sketch by Charlotte that our DT got to work with:

I’d love to see your take on the sketch, so be sure to post a link to your creation on the Let’s Capture These Sketches Blog. TFL!

Webster’s Pages – Bling it On Week Long Event

Webster’s Page is having a week long event full of sneak peeks at their new lines being released at the Summer CHA! The first line being shown today is called, “All About Me.” To join in on the fun and see how you could win some of the new WP goodies, check out this post on Inspire Me:

http://websterspages.ning.com/forum/topics/bling-it-on-promotion-starting
You can see the new papers for “All About Me” and view a fabulous sample project featuring those papers, here:

http://websterspages.ning.com/forum/topics/bling-it-on-with-new

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