Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mixed Media with a Twist

Do you love Mixed Media?  Are you looking for a way to change things up a bit? Today I have a fresh idea for you that combines Mixed Media and Acetate Paper from Paper House Productions!  Let's check out an idea for Mixed Media with a Twist.  Here's the layout:
Mixed Media with a Twist Halloween Scrapbook Layout
Paper House started producing Acetate Papers with their collections earlier this year and I am always on the lookout for how I can incorporate them in a different way!  I think I've discovered a new one that I love!  The video walks you thru my entire process!

So what do you think? Doable, different, and so much fun!  Give it a whirl and link me up so I can see what you did with it!  

Here's my supply list with Affiliate Thumbnails - click on any of them to check out the supplies on Scrapbook.com - as always, thanks for your support!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2 Halloween Scrapbook Layouts - 2 Totally Different Looks.

How do you capture your Halloween Memories?  I like to take several approaches and today I am going to share a couple of them!  One with a traditional Halloween feel to it using Halloween products and one capturing Halloween without Halloween products!  Join me as I share 2 Halloween Scrapbook Layouts with 2 Totally Different Looks!  Both pages comes from products that came in The ScrapRoom kit this month! 

Traditional Approach

Although I kept this clean and simple, I was still able to add some technique into it!  I used a white pen to really bring out the background and up the eeery look.  My process video for this one walks you thru the creation of it and shows the details I added:

Here's my supply list for this one including Affiliate Thumbnails:

Non-Traditional Halloween Layout
This one looks totally different from the above doesn't it!?!  I used the "Boys Fort" collection from PinkFresh Studios to make this one.  In fact as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for a Superman layout!  Here's the process video to walk you thru this one:

This one is again, fairly simple, but still packed with detail and techniques!  Here's the supply list with affiliate thumbnails for this one:

Hope you are having as much fun Halloween Scrapping as I am!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 Halloween Scrapbook Layout Ideas & Tips

If you are like me, those repeat holidays can get somewhat challenging to scrapbook!  Every year, same ideas, same color scheme, etc...Join me today as I walk you thru 10 Halloween Scrapbook Layout Ideas and Tips to help keep things fresh.  First up I have a video walk-thru and then check them out up close below that.

10 Halloween Scrapbook Layout Ideas & Tips Video

Up Close Halloween Layout Ideas
Tip Number 1: If you don't have Halloween Supplies pull out some neutral pieces in the right colors from your stash.  This entire layout has nothing "Halloween themed" on it aside from the cut file I used for the title. The rest is pulled from Purples, Oranges, and Blacks in my Stash.

Tip Number 2: Personalize a collection with cut files, punches, stamps or metal dies.  You can keep a layout from looking like everybody else's by personalizing it with your tools.  You can find tons of fun metal dies here and stamps here.

Tip Number 3: If you are low on your supplies - use a clear Halloween base for your layout and then build it up with neutral pieces.  My base page is here is clearly for Halloween - the rest makes it even better!

Tip Number 4: Base the whole layout on the colors in the costume not Halloween Colors.  For this layout I went with that turquoise color that you can see in his monster costume and just added Halloween embellishments that played up the theme.

Tip Number 5: Multiphoto layouts are so common for Halloween - add small embellishments on multi-photo layouts so that the photos are the star.

Tip Number 6: Bail on Halloween completely and do the whole layout based on their costume.  Oftentimes the costume has nothing to do with Halloween and is just a fun theme to work with.

Tip Number 7: Play with Words for your Title - think catchy phrases that don't have anything to do with Halloween.  Part of why I love this layout is because the title is something we say all the time "Something Stinks."

Tip Number 8: Much like the last tip but on this one I say bail on Halloween and focus on Autumn. This works especially well for playing down the spookiness of Halloween.  

Tip Number 9: Focus on the shapes of Halloween like I did here mimicking the moon.  Think pumpkins, crescents, triangles for candy corn...the options are endless!

Tip Number 10: Shape your pictures!  As you can see here I went with the ideas of eyeballs and shaped my pictures to match that.

Wanna check out some more Halloween Products?  
Here's Affiliate Links to some of my Favorites from companies that I use!  Click on any of them to see a whole bunch of products and as always - thanks for your Support!
Doodlebug Halloween Collections: http://shrsl.com/ksup
Simple Stories Halloween: http://shrsl.com/ksus
Echo Park Halloween: http://shrsl.com/ksuv
Tim Holtz Halloween: http://shrsl.com/ksux
Paper House Productions Halloween: http://shrsl.com/ksuz
Carta Bella Halloween: http://shrsl.com/ksv0
Photo Play Paper Halloween: http://shrsl.com/ksv2
Halloween Dies: http://shrsl.com/ksv4
Halloween Stamps: http://shrsl.com/ksv7

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to Get Started with a Bullet Journal

Have you been checking out the Bullet Journals out there and wondering how to get started with a Bullet Journal yourself? I'm intrigued with the concept myself and decided that armed with a package of brand new markers from Tombow and a planner from Paper House, it was time to give it a whirl.  Here's what I came up with for my spread:
I focused in on fall products from Paper House and therefore went for several Fall Themed Lists.

The team at Paper House is paired up with the Tombow Team all week - what a fun combination of products! I have lots of details in my video as to how I approached getting started in this new field!  Here's the video:

Be sure to swing by the Paper House Blog to check out more projects all week long!  AND if you want to shop enter SPOOKYDT17 for 25% off their fall products! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

4 Christmas Card Ideas featuring Photo Play Paper - GIVEAWAY!

I'm back with the final installment of my projects featuring Winter Meadows from Photo Play Paper. Today I have four Christmas Card Ideas with the cute critters from the collection as the stars!
Christmas Card Ideas
I had to make a fox one because we are big fox fans in this house!  I did some fun tweeks on this using my craft knife!

Christmas Card Ideas
Clean and simple and Oh What Fun!

Christmas Card Ideas
There are so many fun elements that you can tuck into cards...I combined stickers and ephemera to make this one Holly & Jolly!

Christmas Card Ideas
We also love raccoons here so this was a must do card as well!  The little fussy cut trees make the perfect accent!  

I didn't tell you too many details on creating these because I made a video that was featured on the Scrapbook.com Channel!  Here's the video:

Now if you are wondering about getting your hands on some of the supplies from this video...it's easy just click on any of the affiliate thumbnails below to check them out at Scrapbook.com!

Now let's talk GIVEAWAY!  Photo Play Paper is going to give one of you this collection!  All you have to do is:  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
And then just let me know you did so I can give you an entry for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by today...be sure to keep checking back all week for more entries!  The Giveaway will remain open until this Friday, the 13th!


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