What do you scrapbook about? Daily adventures? Place you've been? Your favorite things? Your family? This week we're going to focus on that last topic - families! What better way to remember the times (good and bad - we tell it all!) you've had with those you love most than with the hobby known as scrapbooking? Leslie Ashe and Melanie Louette, both moms to darling kids, kick off the week with a pair of layouts and cards:
Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock Vanilla Damask (71159) – AC Cardstock, 12x12 Cardstock Vanilla (71502) – AC Cardstock, Stumpy Meadow Paper (35347) – Campy Trails, Caribou Creek Paper (35351) – Campy Trails, Cherry Chip Paper (35336) – Confetti, Glee Paper (35402) – Hello Sunshine, Many Splendored Paper (35180) – Love, Aquatic Hardcover (53138) – Thickers, Chestnut Poolside (53075) – Thickers, Aquatic Paperback (53132) – Thickers, The Classics Medium Brads (85525) – Elements, Confetti Assorted Buttons (85530) – Elements, Love Buttons (85509) – Elements, Just Dandy (82304) – Mementos, Peachy Keen Reinforced Tags (85543) – Bits, Hyacinth (78041) – Details, Caramel (58510) – Ribbon, Black (62600) – Stamp Marker
Leslie remarks, "Clustering is one of my favorite things to do when it comes to embellishments. By mixing different elements, I think it gives a playful, fun and youthful effect. I used bright and colorful clusters that remind me of my sweet kids."
Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock Banana (71502) – AC Cardstock, 12x12 Cardstock Kraft (71464) – AC Cardstock, Gee Whiz Paper (35283) – Peachy Keen, Hamlet Paper (35302) – The Classics, Chestnut Nutmeg (43045) – Thickers, The Classics Buttons (85523) – Elements, Love Buttons (85509) – Elements, Hello Sunshine Fabric Brads (85544) – Elements, Caramel (58510) – Ribbon, Heartstrings (89384) – Ribbon, Black (62600) – Stamp Marker, Charcoal (62601) – Stamp Marker
"This card is very simple to re-create. I simply made a house by punching two 1 inch squares and trimming a triangle from one of the squares for my house. I added several punched hearts along a border and added ribbon with a tiny knotted bow for a dimensional effect. I also added twine to the buttons before placing them on the hearts. This card represents a family of love."
Supplies: 8 1/2 x 11 White (71273) - AC Cardstock, Hardcover Aquatic (53138) - Thickers, A Wrinkle in Time Paper(35301) - The Classics, The Classics Large Pearl Brads (85527) - Elements, Foreward (43389) - Minimarks, 4x6 Cards (64006) - Just Write, .03 Black (62311) - Precision Pen
Melanie shares, "Since I got my iPhone I don't carry my 'big' camera around nearly as much. I snapped these photos of my son with his grandfather on my phone last week and was inspired to scrap them because I have never done a page about him. He is 81 years young and a wonderful Grandpa. I used The Classics line of paper for this page since I wanted to give my layout a timeless feel. I kept it simple (once again!) because of the funky photo treatment and added only a few small red accents as my embellishments." Supplies: Bookmarks (64006) - Just Write, Bookplates (64007) - Just Write, Hardcover Aquatic (53138) - Thickers, The Classics Large Pearl Brads (85527) - Elements, Foreward(43389) - Minimarks, Brown Fine (62006) - Slick Writer, Bow Tie( 89398) - Ribbon
"I really like the blank 4x6 Just Write cards, they're perfect for a quick card that you can dress up for any occasion. I made this one with my husband in mind, as our 16th wedding anniversary is coming up this month. I took two identical cards, scored one of them at the top and folded it, and then joined them together at the fold with the AC tape. I placed the rub on title in the middle and then embellished the rest of the card from there."
Stay tuned for even more family-themed projects tomorrow plus our weekly giveaway!