Google+

September 30, 2020

SOSN 9/30

 It's the last day of September, my goodness but the time rushes by quickly, pandemic or no. I am here with Liz's 50% off SOSN deals. behind the scene there is so much happening in preparation for DSD this weekend. Get your wishlists up to date and set aside some quality scrapping time to play along with challenges and games.


Older layout by Anita


Older layout by Farah



Older layout by Tiff

Recyclables #47

 


Older layout by Ellen


New layout by me.

September 27, 2020

Week 39 - Minimal Pics but Still Great!

 

Week 39 {right}

Stories of Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Miscellaneous Bits and Bobs 2 by Rachel Jeffries
We are Golden Kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs

Week 39 is finished. I did not take nearly as many photos this week as I usually do. I even missed some big things, like baby chicks! We got chicks this week and I didn't take a single photo. I did take video though. You can see that in the QR codes. I also missed a special date night I had with the hubby. One thing great about scrapbooking is that if you didn't take photos you can still write about it and with QR codes you can include videos!

Week 39 {left}

Stories of Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Miscellaneous Bits and Bobs 2 by Rachel Jeffries
We are Golden Kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs

-Liz

September 24, 2020

YES! DSD Blog Hop Template

Thanks for visiting my blog during TLP's Yes freebie hop. Digital Scrapbook Day is right around the corner (October 3rd!) and to kick it off the designers at The Lilypad have put together this amazing scrapbook kit. I also have some extra special things planned to release next week as part of the celebrations so stay tuned for that!




 You can download my contribution HERE.

Then, continue on to the next stop at Pink Reptile's blog. 

*Remember, the freebies for Part 1 are only available through October 1st at 11:59 pm EDT. Look for No and Maybe in the shop as Free with Purchase kits during our Digital Scrapbooking Day celebrations, from October 2-5.*





        Here's a view of the entire kit! Yes, you'll get all of that if you follow the blog hop. Amazing.
 


September 23, 2020

SOSN 9/23

 Hello there, Stefanie here with your 50% off SOSN deals for this week. 



Layout by Ophelia

Layout by me.





Layouts by Kimberley


Step by Step Layout creation

 Hi there, Stefanie here with a mini tutorial/ step by step of my process for you. I love watching other folks create, I learn and understand better when I see something presented visually.

I started with Artsy Journal #21. Added my photo and replaced the title with a piece of word art within the kit I was using.

BTW - Artsy Journal Templates 21 are 50% OFF TODAY!


Next I replaced all the other template elements with goodies from the kit. I tend to be a one kit scrapper just because it helps me to limit my choices and speed up my creation time. It can take me ten minutes to find just the right button or brad in my stash and then I need to keep track of everything I used to credit in the galleries. Also the kits are usually full enough that I can find what I need.


I keep adding and tweaking, shadowing as I go along, One Little Bird's shadow styles 120 degrees are my go to. I decrease the opacity of the tape layer and then burn and dodge it to make it look adhered to the layout.


I add brushes and paints above and below the photo. I added my journaling with the word art pieces to add that fun touch and some pops of colour. I really love the artsy touches and the documenting I have done.


I use diagonal draw - the yellow paints bottom left and top right, as well as creating visual triangles of colour throughout the design and to keep the eye centred around the photo and the journaling. Hope that you enjoy this peak into my creative process.


September 21, 2020

Week 38 & First Cousins Page!

 



Week 38 {left}

Stories of Life Templates 1by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
We are Golden Kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs

Here's Week 38! Lots of outdoor play, a big 18th birthday and other normal things.

Week 38 {right}

Stories of Life Templates 1by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz
We are Golden Kit by Lynn Grieveson Designs
Hooray from Collab Party - TLP Designers

I also finished the first page in the Cousins Album that I'm making. This past summer my sister made shirts for all of the cousins (by family) and then I did a little photo shoot. The plan is to complete this album and give it to my mom for a Christmas present. Let's see if I can finish it by Christmas! I do have all of the photos in the album so I have a good start.

Cousins Album


-Liz

September 18, 2020

September Memories, N. and S. Dakota, Oklahoma, Vermont

September Memories and FOUR NEW U.S. State Cut Outs (North and South Dakota, Oklahoma and Vermont) are in the Lilypad store today. They are all 20% off through September 20th. Shop now so you can start scrapping or working on those hybrid projects.








Here are some sample pages!

By Anita
by Anita

by Donna

by Donna

by Tracy




September 16, 2020

SOSN 9/16

 Well hello, Stefanie here with some awesome templates for you 50% off.


new layout by me.





Older layouts by Donna




Year in review templates revisited #2

September 14, 2020

Week 37: Getting into a Routine

 

September: Digital Scrapbook Page

Stories of Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Miscellaneous Bits and Bobs 2 by Rachel Jeffries

We've been getting back into the groove of school. We had our first day of our weekly homeschool group for the younger kids, and now all of the kids are back into all of their normal schooling things. It feels good to be somewhat back to normal. This week we also celebrated Labor Day, played some games and did a little shopping at the Dollar Tree to spend some hard earned dollars.


Week 37: Digital Scrapbook Page

Stories of Life Templates 9 by Scrapping with Liz
Must Watch Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz
Miscellaneous Bits and Bobs 2 by Rachel Jeffries


September 10, 2020

It's GSO Time!

 Happy September!  CTM Robin here to bring you another GSO blog post where I hope you like all the gorgeous layouts as much as I do.  May this jump start your mojo if need be, or simply inspire you to create a fabulous page today!

Let’s get right to it.  First I have this fun layout by pearkat.


You can tell that she’s cramming as many fun things into her summer as possible.  As someone who lived in MI for 15 years, I love that I recognize the places she’s been and that she has so many photos on one page without overwhelming the viewer.  Her title work is as fun as her pictures too!


Now take a peek at this one by Joan K.

Isn’t this an AMAZING way to document a slice of her travel history to date?  How fun!  How cool is it that her journal strip have tone-on-tone rays that mimic the tone-on-tone stripes in her “Enjoy Travel” title as well as the chevrons in the arrows.  What an imaginative way to reinforce the geometric patterns!

This next layout is by Vrielinkie.

She did a great job of repeating circles to keep the eyes moving across the page and I love that she repeated the green color to form a triangle.  Both methods are quite visually appealing!

beatricemi also repeated the bright pink color throughout her page.

See how the papers, doodles, and even flowers and masks pick up the color theme in different parts of the page?  I love the effect.  And I couldn’t help but notice the shadowing on her center cluster.  It makes the elements look like they are laying right on the page!

Finally I wanted to show you this fun page by Mum23ms.

I love how she selected a bold pattern for her largest circles, and then used coordinating colors to fill the smaller ones.  And take a moment to look at the way she shadowed her title work too.  It has a very 3D effect too, wouldn’t you agree?

Well that’s it for me for this month.  I enjoyed showing these pages to you and I hope you feel inspired from this post!  See you next month 😊

Pin It button on image hover