Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Starting A Scrapbook Layout "About Me"

My friend Nancy suggested I start an album about me.  Actually, she suggested this a long while ago, however, I've finally decided it's time to do it.  I've been making cards for so long, I've sort of lost my "touch" with scrapping.  It wasn't until a weekend crop about a month ago, that I renewed my gusto for making layouts.  I would say it was my son who was the impetus.  Or rather, his nagging, that I get back to making layouts of his achievements.

Also, National Scrapbook Day just happened.  It's such a fun time to focus on the craft.  I plan to enter my layout into a couple fun challenges, one of which revolves around NSD.  Look for those at the end of this post and enter yourself!

Keep scrolling and I'll show you how I made this layout.  

I started by cutting some fun embellishments with my Cricut Explore and Graphic 45 papers.  I used the Floral Embellished cartridge for the designs.

I used my Tombow Dual brush pens to make watercolors on an acrylic block.

This is the technique I used, dipping a toothbrush into the color, then misting my doilies.  I also did some font writing using my Cricut to create the beauty sentiment, along with a Cricut pen in blue.  I added some Ranger Tropical Tangerine Stickles Glitter Glue as well.

What would we do without our crafty friends?  My good friend MariLynn made me some quilled flowers.  They're so tiny so I took my Tombow adhesive dots and cut them into four pieces to stick my pretty little flowers down.  It's a great way to use just a small piece, and extend your stash!

Here's a close-up of the butterfly that I cut with my Explore.  My layout background paper is Graphic 45  Time To Flourish and the butterfly is G45 Sweet Sentiments.

I've also added some pretty May Arts Ribbon.  Below, is the scalloped adhesive ribbon.  I also used the tiny floral bud adhesive ribbon, along with natural burlap string.

This definitely took some time to put together, particularly since my brain isn't functioning at full capacity by the days end, but I think I did okay.

Here are the challenges that I'm entering:

Additional supplies: Bo Bunny crochet flower, We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dots, Gold foil chevron washi tape from Hobby Lobby St. Patricks Day collection, 6" doilies from Hobby Lobby, Recollections mini enamel dots pastel, Tombow Mono adhesive Power Bond, Bic Metallic gel pen, Cricut, Prima Marketing Flower clip, foam squares

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  1. First, that is such a pretty photo of you Terri. I love all the elements you used on your layout. What first caught my eye was the washi tape framing. Great use of the flowers. This is such a pretty page. I am glad you son pushed you to do it.

    1. Thanks MariLynn, and thanks for the quilled flowers! They added just the right touch.

  2. What a beautiful start to your book! Love those butterflies with the gorgeous flowers! You girls are so talented.

  3. Thanks MariLynn, you are so sweet!

  4. Thanks Nancy, I credit you with getting me started, years ago!

  5. WOW times fifty! This layout is incredible! I have to give you kudos for returning to the layout world after making cards. I can not do layouts to save my life, but I sure admire the heck out of people who can! I especially loved the variety of fun embellishments you used and you paired them so skillfully. It's got a cool eclectic vibe, yet everything goes together perfectly. Thanks for the close-up shots and for showing us all the yummy details here. Thank you most of all for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Goodness Andrea, that is so wonderful of you to say. I appreciate your kind words so much!


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