Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paper Issues | Time To Break Out The Boots

Hi Everyone!  Today I’m sharing a layout I made for Paper Issue’s current issue “Woodn’t You Know, It’s Fall”.


I used Gossamer Blue’s “Gramercy Road” collection designed by my friend Peppermint Granberg of One Little Bird.  I love the fall theme of this collection.  But I really love that it’s not the usual bright orange and yellow fall colors.  I can see myself using this collection on a lot of non-fall layouts too!  Those diecut leaves are to-die-for! 


I created a vertical composition to take advantage of the theme of falling leaves.  I love the variety of embellishments from “Gramercy Road”.  The diecut ephemera pack, tags, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, letter stickers all pull together so nicely to create a cohesive layout.



And really, that first crisp cool fall day where you break out the boots?  Such a great feeling!


Don’t you just love “Gramercy Road”?  You can get it for 20% off with my code LISTGIRL in the Paper Issues store!  (The discount works for all products.) Hope you pick up some fall awesomeness and scrap those memories!


Thanks for stopping by!  ♥

Thursday, October 16, 2014

2014 Project Life | July Part 4


I blogged a few July pages from my Project Life album already, but here are the rest of my pages.  I blogged them out of order, because I worked on them out of order after I put the photos into the pockets.  You can see other July pages here, here, and here.

July page 5:  this is actually the first page in my 2nd album this year.  It is also the July title page.  We went to happy hour at Ortegas.  Todd finished another puzzle.  Noodle sleeping in his new scratching box.  Thai food with Ryan and Shannon.








July page 6:  “Jaycation” and eating lunch at Jake’s Del Mar; Crafty endeavors, Todd’s triathlon training bike rides, Def Leppard & KISS concert.








July pages 7-8:  these pages covered our trip to Santa Barbara on the way home from Sonoma County and Todd’s triathlon. 


Left side:  morning latte at Handlebar; pastries at Andersen’s; staying at the Spanish Garden Inn; lunch at Brophy Bros.


I used this page protector from October Afternoon.  I love it!  I used Pink Paislee’s Solstice collection products on this page.





Right side:  finding Rori’s Artisanal Creamery inside the Santa Barbara Public Market; dinner at Bouchon; lunch at The Pasta Shoppe before leaving the next day.






July page 9:  bookstore date at Barnes & Noble; Todd’s oatmeal chocolate chip recipe was on a podcast and he received a book as a prize; homecooked dinners; Noodle stretching; trying out South African food; a Saks Off 5th opening near us; hanging out with Sally and her twins.


For this page I used the October Citrus Twist Kits main scrapbook kit “Creative Space”.  It is my 4th and last project that I created for them as their October guest designer.





So excited to finally finish up July Project Life in my album.  I’ve been working on it (sort of) for two months!  Well not really.  I started on it in August but didn’t finish until last week.  In between, I’ve had to create NINE 12x12 scrapbook layouts, one Project Life page, a card, and a mini album for guest designer spots.  Three 12x12 layouts for Bella Blvd, three 12x12 layouts + one Project Life page for Citrus Twist Kits.  Those you already know.  Then this past weekend I created three 12x12 layouts, one mini album, and one card for a guest design spot in November.  I can’t wait to share those with you!  So yes, I’ve had a good reason to be behind on my Project Life pages, lol.  I still love the project though.  :-)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Citrus Twist Kits | Rori’s Creamery


My last layout and tutorial for Citrus Twist Kits as their October guest designer is up on their blog today. 

I love the simplicity of a grid layout, but I wanted to include more photos and embellishments.  I decided to make a layout with two folders on it so I could include more photos and embellishments.  I'll take you through the steps to create the folders.

1.  Cut your paper to 4" tall and 7" across.  Score or fold the paper in half, or at the 3.5" line.

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2.  I'm using a We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board to create my folders.  You could definitely just cut it by hand.  Line up the short edge of the paper so that the left corner is in the middle of the opening "hole" of the punch board.  Press down on the punch.

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3.  Flip the paper over and align the left side of the paper with the 2" ruler on the punch board.  Punch again.

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4.  Repeat the process on the other short side of the paper.  You'll end up with tabs on each side of the paper, one on top and one on bottom.

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5. Trim off the non-tabbed part of both sides of the paper.  You end up with a folder with a top tab and a bottom tab.

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Here's my grid-style layout with the two folders in the upper left and lower right side of the layout.  I used a couple of little clothespins from my stash to keep the folders closed.  In the other spaces I added 3x4 photos and 3x4 patterned papers.

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I embellished the outside of the upper left folder with stamps and diecuts from the Shimelle line in the October kit.

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When you open that folder, you see an extra photo of Todd enjoying his ice cream.  On the right side I added some more diecuts to embellish the inside of the folder.  On the tab of the folder I stamped "good day" from the CTK "Hello Sunshine" stamp set designed by calligrapher April Joy Hill.

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I also embellished the outside of the lower right folder with diecuts, stamps, and sequins from my stash.

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When you open that folder, you can see the photo of my fresh mint patty ice cream on the right and more diecut embellishments on the left side.

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I love including interactive elements on scrapbook pages, especially if it means I can add more photos or journaling on the page!

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial for creating this interactive folder on a scrapbook page.  Thanks for stopping by!


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