We loved Roree Rumph's guest design spot on Pebbles so much, we asked her to guest for us over here at AC too!
She has made a bunch of layouts, cards, and a mini album all using the new Margarita line.
Supplies: Tango Paper (35422) - Margarita, Mambo Paper (35424) – Margarita, Cha-Cha Paper (35428) – Margarita, Empanada Paper (35429) – Margarita, Havana Paper (35435) – Margarita, Merengue Paper (35438) – Margarita, Diamond Brads (85549) – Elements, Glitter Buttons (85548) – Elements, Pina Colada (72013) – Delights, Journaling Cards (64010) – JustWrite, Postcard (59145) – Clear Stamps, Iguana Grass (53191) – Thickers, Iguana Azure (53192) – Thickers
“I love to make flowers. Here, I layered hand cut leaf, flower, and circle shapes along with a diamond brad to create my one dimensional flower and paired it with one of the Delights flowers to make a floral post card. I added lots of machine-stitched details on the card and the leaf shapes. I also used the postcard stamps to help fill in some of the open white space.”
Supplies: Salsa Paper (35421) – Margarita, Pico de Gallo Paper (35426) – Margarita, Empanada Paper (35429) - Margarita, Calypso Paper (35433) – Margarita, Tamale Paper (35434) – Margarita, Havana Paper (35435) – Margarita, Rumba Paper (35436) – Margarita, Mariachi Paper (35440) – Margarita, Sangria Paper (35441) – Margarita, Decorative Tags (85552) – Bits, Getaway (78050) – Details, Diamond Brads (85549) – Elements, Maria (59146) – Clear Stamps, Iguana Grass (53191) – Thickers, Iguana Azure (53192) – Thickers
“I like to make a layout at least once a year that has a picture of each member of the family, including our pets. It is a great way to see how we all change from year to year. Since I take most of the pictures, it is also a good way to get me into a layout with the rest of the family. I just go through my photos from the past year, and grab a favorite of each of one of us.”
Supplies: Merengue Paper (35438) – Margarita, Flower Brads (85550) – Elements, Decorative Tags (85552) – Bits, Pina Colada (72013) – Delights, Cabana (78051) – Details, Journaling Cards (64010) – JustWrite, Postcard (59145) – Clear Stamps
“I created another floral postcard as part of a postcard set. I paired a handmade, layered flower with a Delights flower and a Details felt flower. The colors are so bright and vivid, they are bound to brighten anyone’s day!”
Supplies: 12x12 White Cardstock (71259) – AC Cardstock, Empanada Paper (35429) - Margarita, Santo Domingo Paper (35430) – Margarita, Acapulco Paper (35431) – Margarita, San Juan Paper (35439) – Margarita, Decorative Tags (85552) – Bits, Flower Brads (85550) – Elements, Retreat (42200) – Remarks, Summertime (42197) – Remarks, Sun-Kissed (43391) – Minimarks, Journaling Cards (64010) – JustWrite, .05 Black (62321) – Precision Pens
“My kids love to swim, so a swimming layout using the Margarita collection was a no-brainer. I cut out the waves from two of the JustWrite journaling cards and pieced them together for a fun, wave border. I also cut out little strips from the Acapulco Paper to give the sun sticker a little more detail and dimension.”
Supplies: Guava Paper (35427) - Margarita, Guacamole Paper (35437) – Margarita, Long Decorative Tags (85553) – Bits, Flower Brads (85550) – Elements, Glitter Buttons (85548) – Elements, Retreat (42200) – Remarks, Paradise (42198) – Remarks, Summertime (42197) – Remarks, Antonio (42196) – Remarks, Journaling Cards (64010) – JustWrite, .05 Black (62321) – Precision Pen
“Over Spring Break, my family and I went on a cruise to Cozumel and Calica. It was our first time on a cruise and out of the country. One of the excursions we took was to an eco-park, Xcaret. It was sort of a mix between a water park, a zoo, and the beach. We had such a good time and got some really great photos. This collection seemed absolutely tailor-made for them. There were so many gorgeous colors in and around Cozumel and Calica and they were totally reflected in this collection.”
Supplies: Mambo Paper (35424) – Margarita, Empanada Paper (35429) – Margarita, Glitter Buttons (85548) – Elements, Paradise (42198) – Remarks, Sun-Kissed (43391) – Minimarks, Journaling Cards (64010) – JustWrite, Maria (59146) – Clear Stamps, Iguana Grass (53191) – Thickers, Iguana Azure (53192) – Thickers, Iguana Melon (53193) – Thickers, Macaw Taffy (53189) – Thickers, .05 Black (62321) – Precision Pen
“When creating mini albums, I like to keep things simple. I usually tend to have a little more fun with the cover, while keeping the inside pages simple and putting the focus on the photos. I made this mini to put together some of the photos from our island excursion in Cozumel. We enjoyed the day at a rockwall and then snorkeling after. I mixed up the Thickers for a fun, colorful title, and layered the island excursion rub on and cityscape sticker to add dimension to my cover.”
What bright and fun projects! Here's a little bit more about Roree:
How did you get started scrapbooking?
I wanted to find some cute invitations to send out for my daughter’s 5th birthday. It seemed like all of the ones that I liked were out of my budget. So, I decided to make my own. I went to Hobby Lobby and got an idea book, some cardstock, a paper pad, a paper cutter, a marker, a stencil, and some adhesive and went to work. All the mothers at the party commented on how cute the invitations had turned out and I realized just how much I had enjoyed making them. After that, I started looking online to find out more about scrapbooking and I found there was a huge online scrapbooking community. I was hooked.
What would you say your scrapbooking “style” is?
That is a hard question! I am like a lot of scrapbookers in that I am not really sure what to call my style. My projects usually involve a good mix of colors, patterns, and textures. I am a pretty detail-oriented scrapper, adding a lot of little bits here and there. I think I tend to lean more towards a cutesy and whimsical style and I like clean lines. But I keep my mind open and try new things when and where I can. If they work, they get added in.
What is your favorite technique?
Sewing, definitely. Whether it is on the machine or by hand, I love it and I incorporate it into my projects quite a bit. I actually learned how to sew because of scrapbooking. The funny thing is that my mom was a professional seamstress all the while I was growing up. I just never had an interest in it back then!
When do you find time to scrap?
I am very lucky because I am a stay-at-home mom and I have a lot of time to scrap. I usually try to work on things during the day when my husband is at work and the kids are at school, or at night when everyone is asleep. I usually reserve the late afternoon and early evening for family time.
On average, how long does it take you to complete a project?
I am a pretty slow scrapper. I don’t always have a clear vision of what I am going to do, so I spend a lot of time thinking about what to do, adding things and taking things away. Sometimes it seems to take hours and hours, but I stop and do things in between that tend to make it drag on longer. I guess it really depends on the project. Every once in a while things click and I can get something done quickly… but not too often. ;)
What is your favorite thing about American Crafts?
I love that the collections have so many coordinating products. There is such a variety from patterned paper to buttons to flowers to alphabets, etc. The list goes on and on. You can get a little of everything and not have to worry if it will work well together because AC has done the hard work for you. And as a card maker, I love the variety of patterns in their papers, especially the small prints which work so much better for cards. But really, what’s not to love?!
Visit Roree's blog to see all her creative ideas and find out even more about her!