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Photo Credit: Fab
It was time to scrap my wedding photo to celebrate the wonderful 1.5 years with my lovely hubby. I sought out inspiration for the layout at Pinterest. I wanted to create a layout that showcased triangles and felt romantic. So, I decided to go with the above geometric photo and made a layout following it's underlying design.
I created my own background from pink mist and triangles trimmed from the Maggie Holmes and Pier collections. To accentuate the photo, I stacked tags, flowers, doilies, confetti bags, pink ribbon, chipboard and a yellow charm. To bring to life some of the triangles, I added buttons from the Party Day collection. I'm extremely happy with my husband and hope to be with him forever!
I also created a second layout, though of a different sort of celebration...
I have so many Chinese New Year photos, but I never scrapped them before, so I'm super excited about this month's theme, celebration. I was in Singapore when they celebrated the Chinese New Year around China Town. You can feel it by the ambiance of the colors in the environment; lots of red, yellow, orange and gold. I stuck to these colors when crafting my layout. I combined The Pier and brown washi tape from DIY Shop. You can pretty much use the Pier no matter the theme depending on how you opt to take advantage of it's embellishments and papers. As you can see, I used blue Distress Stain on the background to give the feel of "brave". I chose to make my photos look like they're hanging from a clothesline by arranging them horizontally. I then embellished around them like the previous layout. Love the cascade of words just below the photo set...
Photo Credit: Workman
The inspiration for my layout was the cover of a book that I found on Pinterest, "Sara Midda's South of France". I love the imperfect stripes and the variety of so many beautiful colors! I decided to create a similar background using my watercolors. I painted an entire 12x12 page of stripes on cream cardstock, and the result was colorful and just right to document a celebration! Using the entire page for the background seemed like a bit too much, so I cut a section away and used it as the base of layers on my layout about my son's birthday last year. My stripes complemented the colors in the photo of my son and his little cousin and coordinated well with the lovely colors of The Pier collection.
For this month's Creative Weekly, I wanted to celebrate something simple. I think most people consider celebratory occasions to be big events like birthdays and weddings -- anything that includes a party, right? Of course, those are reasons to celebrate, but what about life's small moments? Milestones with your children, a long chat with a good friend, taking a minute to enjoy the sunset..simplicity is a wonderful thing that should never be overlooked. It's funny that I'm talking about wanting to just be simple, what with my inspiration photo coming from a wedding that was obviously not a simple fete (although, surely it was meant to look that way ;)..But when I think of the occasions in my life worth celebrating, there tends to be a lot of reveling in the mundane -- getting to bed early is a reason to celebrate in this house!
I do love this photo because it's a celebration that looks simple and takes me back to thoughts of my childhood when summertime was about running barefoot through the grass, swimming in the lake, and flying kits. How simple, yet how spectacular and fun, are kites?! The chipboard kites from The Pier and Party Day help to make this simple set of cards celebratory. In keeping with my less-is-more theme, I used only a few products for this project, but I hope the message is clear..Reach, Fly, Soar. Ahhh, simplicity.
I often like to find my inspiration on the web by either googling a key word, or on Pinterest. Ideas just start forming when I see an image, and then I start to play. I saw this image and immediately thought of the Pier line with the arrow paper, triangles and sequins. I made this card for my niece who just graduated from High School. I love the balloons on the paper, so I hand-cut them out and adhered them to the background. The slide frames are my favorite embellishments right now. They are great to frame different pictures, or to use for title work to create a unique look.
Hello everyone! I decided to focus on July 4th for this week's CW theme..we just celebrated it and I have lots of fun pictures from the event. I was searching for treats at Pinterest to bake for a picnic and found this photo from Baker's Royale with fruit pops and was immediately inspired to do a similar scrapbook layout!
I used Maggie Holmes "wood" background paper and some glittery red chevron paper from Sleigh Ride (remember that collection?) to mimic the stripes in the lower photo. Then, I die-cut my own stars and layered them in two sizes before topping them with buttons, similar to the fruit pop design in the photo. I added a pinwheel from The Pier collection. I thought it really completed the layout. I used a red striped tag up top from DIY Shop and some Thickers for the title (of course!). I also used a "memories" pop out sticker from the On Trend collection. I really had a lot of fun with this layout. I love when something unexpected or something unrelated to scrapbooking inspires me to create a layout. It makes for a one-of-a-kind project! I hope this inspires you to create something celebratory this week as summer really offers us many reasons to celebrate!
We are without an inspiration image for Ashley's cards, but they are still glorious and in need of sharing...
Ashley Cannon Noel
Celebrations are always welcomed in my home, so I knew I had to create a couple of cards to showcase how to embrace a few celebrations. Whether you are celebrating birthdays or just the summertime weather, have a card ready to gift to the birthday boy/girl or the BBQ host/hostess. Have fun with it and let your imagination take your creativity to a whole new level. For one of my cards, I used patterns from Pier patterned paper to create my focal point embellished hexagon design.