7 posts categorized "SCRAPBOOKING "

November 15, 2010

MONDAY'S MARVELOUS PROJECT - HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS

For today's project I have a Scrapbook page that we created at a workshop I did on Saturday afternoon.  It's a very quick and easy layout that you can whip up in a matter of minutes.  This single layout is all set for your favourite 5 x 7 Christmas photo.

FRAMED HOLLY JOLLY SCRAPBOOK PAGE 

This is just mounted in this frame on my Stamping Studio's wall.  Here's a close up of the embellishments on the left hand side of the page:

Close up of Embellishments 
Supplies used on the page include the following:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Designer Paper: Jolly Holiday

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic, Encore Gold, Ziggy Gold Pen

Tools: Ornament Punch, Scallop Border Punch and variety of Circle and Scallop Punches, Heat Gun for embossing the gold holly berries on the Cherry ornaments

Embellishments: Designer Buttons Deck the Halls & Canday Cane, Gold Elastic for the bows on the ornaments

 

February 24, 2010

COLOUR BLOCKING SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

Are you all set for today's layout?  Another quickie for sure!  Another way to show off my beautiful grand-daughter as she's playing in the snow.  Here's the sketch:

COLOR BLOCKING-001

COLOR BLOCKING-002

This colour blocking layout is so versatile.  You can start with your card stock as your base or your designer paper.  In the sketch I started with the paper, in my actual layout I started with the card stock as my base.  The wonderful thing about all 3 of these layouts is that you don't waste any card stock or papers.  It's all used! 

Here's my sample of this sketch, you'll see that the positions of the papers and card stock are reversed:

Winter Fun Pages

Also as with the other layouts you can alter the position and orientation of both the pages and the photo mats and achieve many different looks.  Here's how to create this:

  • Lay down 2 sheets of 12 x 12 background papers or card stock that match
  • Choose a complimentary paper 12 x 12 and cut it at 8".  Now you have an 8 x 12" piece and a 4 x 12" piece.  Stack these 2 pieces together in your cutter so that the 12" sides are at the top of your cutter, with the left hand side of both pieces at the 7" mark on your cutter and slice.  You now have 4 pieces that measure: 7 x 8", 5 x 4", 5 x 8",  and 7 x 4".  Adhere these to your base so that just the corners of the blocks are touching and adhere them in place.
  • Next take a piece of card stock or designer paper that measures 12 x 12 and cut 4 strips that measure 12 x 1/4".  These are adhered along the edges of the last pieces as shown.  It really makes them pop off of the page
  • Take your remaining piece of 12 x 11 and place it in the cutter with the 12" side along the top and the left edge lined up with the 6" mark on the cutter. Cut the piece in half.  Stack the two pieces together and line them up with the 11" side at the top of your cutter.  Line up the left hand side to 7" and cut, then at 3" and cut again.  You have just created 4 photo mats. 
  • The remaining piece measure 6 x 3" and these can be used as journaling blocks or cut in to 3 x 3 blocks for smaller photos. You can see where I added these on the sketch and my final project.

I hope you enjoyed these Scrapbook Layouts and will try them at home.  The beauty of them is how simply and quickly you can achieve some great layouts.  Of course embellishments are added for that extra flair and your personal touch.

Be sure to leave a comment so that you will get an entry to the Spring Soiree 2010 on-line class!  Thanks for stopping by friends!




 

 

 



 
 

February 23, 2010

5/7 SPLIT SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

As I promised you yesterday, I'm going to show you another quick and easy scrapbook layout that you can do in short period of time.  This one is called the 5/7 split because you take a 12 x 12 piece of card stock and cut it at 7" resulting in 2 pieces of card stock that become the foundations for your pages.  Here's the sketches:

5-7 SPLIT LAYOUTS-001

5-7 SPLIT LAYOUTS-002

Here is a finished layout using this sketch:

CHRISTMAS EVE 

Once again to change the look of this layout simply re-arrange your photo mats in different positions and orientations.  You could also turn the basic layout around and get all kinds of different combinations for your pages.

Here are the complete directions for creating this double page layout:

  • Choose 2 matching or co-ordinating designer papers and lay them side by side
  • Cut a piece of 12 x 12 card stock at 7" to create one piece that measures 12 x 7 and one piece that measures 12 x 5.  Adhere these to the pages as shown
  • Next take a piece of card stock or designer paper that measures 12 x 12 and cut 4 strips that measure 12 x 1/4".  These are adhered along the edges of the last pieces as shown.  It really makes them pop off of the page
  • Take your remaining piece of 12 x 11 and place it in the cutter with the 12" side along the top and the left edge lined up with the 6" mark on the cutter. Cut the piece in half.  Stack the two pieces together and line them up with the 11" side at the top of your cutter.  Line up the left hand side to 7" and cut, then at 3" and cut again.  You have just created 4 photo mats. 
  • The remaining piece measure 6 x 3" and these can be used as journaling blocks or cut in to 3 x 3 blocks for smaller photos. 

Be sure to tune in tomorrow and I will show you how to do the Color Blocking Layout, which is just as simple and fast.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post so you can get a chance to win a free registration to the Spring Soiree 2010 on-line class!


  

February 22, 2010

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT 8'S IN THE GUTTER

On Saturday, I had such a fun day.  I had my Holiday Club in the morning and it such a great group of ladies and we had so much fun!  There was lots of laughing, lots of prizes and even a great challenge for the Christmas in July Class.  Don't worry I'll have more details about that later and you will all get to see the creations and vote on your favorites! 

Then in the afternoon I was a presenter at the All Day Crop in Upper Hammonds Plains where I got to meet another group of great ladies and teach them how to do some quick and easy layouts with their scrapbook pages.  I promised them to post all the instructions on-line so for the next few days I'll be featuring these layouts and how simple it is to recreate them.

Today's  double page layout is called 8's in the Gutter and is created with a base of 2- 12 x 12 pieces of Paper, 2- 8-1/2 x 11 pieces of card stock and then another piece of 12 x 12 that is cut in 6 - 4 x 6" mats for your photos.

Here's a sketch of the design that I whipped up on My Digital Studio:

8's in the Gutter-001 You can see the designer 12 x 12 in the background, the red 8-1/2 x 11 piece in the gutter and then the 3 photo mats that measure 4 x 6. 

The facing page will just be the mirror image of this design as seen in the next picture, below.

It's very easy to change the looks of these layouts by rotating the whole page to get different layouts.

Another simple way to alter the look is to change up your 4 x 6 photo mats in both orientation and position.

8's in the Gutter-002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a scrapbook layout that I did of this very simple layout to show you how easy it is to then add your embellishments, titles and a bit of journaling.

Christmas Day 
 

Here are the step by step directions for this layout:

  • Choose 2 matching or co-ordinating designer papers and lay them side by side.
  • Choose 2 - 8-1/2" x 11" pieces of card stock in a nice contrasting color to the original pages and adhere them in the gutters of both pages.
  • Choose another color of 12 x 12" card stock that will contrast with the other colors and cut in in half at 6".  You now have 2 pieces of 12 x 6" of card stock.
  • Stack these pieces together and line them up in your cutter with the long side against the top of the cutter and the left hand edge aligned with 12" mark on the cutter's guide.  Cut the two pieces together at 8" and 4".  You now have 6 photo mats measuring 4 x 6".  Arrange these on your layout as desired and adhere.
  • Crop your photos and add them to the photo mats.
  • Add embellishments, journaling and titles to complete your pages.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to learn how to do the 5/7 Split Layout.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post so you can get a chance to win a free registration to the Spring Soiree 2010 on-line class!

September 17, 2009

THURSDAY'S THOUGHTS ON SCRAPBOOKING - SUNNY DAY DIGITAL

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For today's project I have completed a scrapbook page using My Digital Studio.  It only took me about 15 minutes to complete the entire page,  it's just so easy to use!

Sunny Day Album-001

Here are the items I used from the program:

The Sunny Day Scrapbook Kit which included all the borders, embellishments and papers.  It's just a simple matter of clicking and pasting  each of the embellishments and borders that you see on the page.  The program allows you to place things exactly where you want them.

The other item I used was the Great Moments Stamp Set, one of the many sets included in the program.   I made the title and the kisses and hugs at the bottom of the page.  Too cute!!!

Of course the picture is compliments of my gorgeous grand-daughter Madison.

Don't forget that I will be demonstrating this fantastic new program at my October Open House.  Be sure to book your reservation for this free demo today!  Space is limited so don't delay.

 

August 20, 2008

PEACEFUL WISHES SCRAPBOOK PAGE

 Ever hear the saying something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?  It's traditional use is of course for a bride however I decided to do a Scrapbook page....that has nothing to do with a bride or a wedding!  No it's actually a Christmas page!

The something old is the Retired Set " Peaceful Wishes".  The something new is our beautiful new designer colors, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red, as well as the new button bouquet buttons.  The something borrowed is nothing!!  Got ya!  Then last but not least is the blue found in the Level 3 Hostess set called Holiday Happening Bundle.  It matches the Baja Breeze cardstock perfectly and has adorable white snow bursts on it.  Voila!  Here is the finished product!

Peace Joy Love Page  

We will be making this page in our Scrapbook Club next Friday evening.  Hope to see you there!

I'd also like to throw out a challenge for this combo... make a card or a scrapbook page using the following criteria:

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED , SOMETHING BLUE!

Please send your project pictures to my email address and I'll post them here on my blog. 

cindy@cindyloustampingguru.com

August 18, 2008

WANT TO BE A BIG SHOT? JOIN ME FOR A NIGHT OF SCRAPBOOKING

Attention all scrapbookers!  On Friday, August 29th at 7pm I will be doing a hands on demonstration of the Sizzix/Stampin' Up's BIG SHOT.  BIG SHOT is a fabulous new machine that you will be able to purchase starting September 2nd.  We will be exploring  the die cutting and embossing capablilties of the Big Shot and constructing 2 Scrapbooking pages with the products we create.

BIG SHOT PAGE 1

Cost $20 All supplies will be included for this event.

Friday, August 29-2008 7:00-9:00pm

Immediately following the class there will be an OPEN CROP from 9:00-11:00pm.  Bring your pictures and supplies and I will be happy to help you with designing ideas and lots of tools.  Cost for the open crop is $10.

To attend either of these events please RSVP Cindy to reserve your spot by Wednesday, August 27-2008

cindy@cindyloustampingguru.com

1-(902) 864-0825


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