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The assignment: Make a 2-page layout with a shelf foundation.

Tshirt Collection by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Little Layette Kit, Inked Banners No 1, Splatters No 2, Astro Add-on Paper Pack, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Hey There Element Pack, Almost There Kit by Katie Pertiet; Stuck on You, Positive Spin by One Little Bird; The Good Stuff: This Month by Mye de Leon; Buttons by Pink Reptile Designs

Tshirt Collection by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Little Layette Kit, Inked Banners No 1, Splatters No 2, Astro Add-on Paper Pack, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Hey There Element Pack, Almost There Kit by Katie Pertiet; Stuck on You, Positive Spin by One Little Bird; The Good Stuff: This Month by Mye de Leon; Buttons by Pink Reptile Designs

I love using a shelf foundation on layouts as I think it helps to ground the photos and elements so they don’t look like they are floating on the page. I also commonly put my title on the shelf when I use one. I really struggled with this page, though, because of the bold colors of the tshirts in the pictures. That’s why I decided to use black/white patterned paper in the alternating spots of the grid and a gray alpha for my title. I then added a few pops of yellow to create a visual triangle to draw the eye around the page. I really tried to NOT use kraft as my background paper. In the end I thought it looked a little plain, so I added the border around the edge in white to 

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This month the Get It Scrapped Creative Team was challenges to make a page using a pre-made product like patterned paper or embellishment/element with a retro tech motif. Here’s some inspiration on Pinterest.

3 Most Beautiful Places by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Almost There Kit, So Fine Element Pack, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 3, Classic Cardstock Oyster, Flossy Stitches Red by Katie Pertiet; Thick Awesome Words by Ali Edwards; In Stitches Circles by Britt-ish Designs; The Good Stuff This Month Paper Pack, The Good Stuff This Month Alpha by Mye de Leon; Daily Bulletin, Positive Spin by One Little Bird; Corn Maze by Emily Merritt; Careless & Painted Alpha by Allison Pennington; Life Stories Christmas by Zoe Pearn; Kitschy Christmas by Jennifer Barrette

3 Most Beautiful Places by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Almost There Kit, So Fine Element Pack, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 3, Classic Cardstock Oyster, Flossy Stitches Red by Katie Pertiet; Thick Awesome Words by Ali Edwards; In Stitches Circles by Britt-ish Designs; The Good Stuff This Month Paper Pack, The Good Stuff This Month Alpha by Mye de Leon; Daily Bulletin, Positive Spin by One Little Bird; Corn Maze by Emily Merritt; Careless & Painted Alpha by Allison Pennington; Life Stories Christmas by Zoe Pearn; Kitschy Christmas by Jennifer Barrette

I think of camera motifs as kind of a generic motif that works well on most pages (or at least any page that includes photos!) This is why I thought it would work on this page about the most beautiful places I have ever been. (If you can’t see the labels on the pictures the three places are: the Okavango Delta, Sosussvlei and Sehlabathebe National Park.) I love pages that bring together pictures from different times/events to tell stories beyond just what happened. If anyone ever looks at this page they would get a glimpse of my personality seeing that my favorite places are all out in nature rather than buildings or in the city. For the design the patterned paper was a little busy as a background, so I reduced the opacity with a white paper behind it so that it kind of greyed out the strong camera pattern.

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Over on the family scrapbooking blog my mom, sister and I are sharing pages using Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 “radiant orchid.” Ironically although I love the color purple and have quite a bit of it in my wardrobe I have a very hard time scrapbooking with it. Since I tackled this challenge with a different approach than usual, I thought I would share more about my process here.

I do not often start pages with a color palette in mind. My trigger is almost always photos or story. When we first decided to tackle radiant orchid, though, I didn’t have any photos or subjects that came to mind. My next step, then, was to search Pinterest for “radiant orchid” for a color combination that I liked. One of the first hits on my Pinterest search was this article that had several different color palettes using radiant orchid. I really liked Triad 2 because it used one of my other favorite colors – turquoise – and decided to put together a “mood board” of supplies to match the color combination. The mood board was easy and fun to do because my supplies are tagged by color. I started by finding the right shade of purple and then moved to metallics, blue and green. While searching through my stash I found a great patterned paper from the Garden District Paper Pack by Katie Pertiet that featured the right shades of green and blue and had the idea that I would make it my “focal” patterned paper with pops of radiant orchid. 

Radiant Orchid Mood Board | Supplies: Cornmaze, Winter Song, Soiree, Rise and Shine by One Little Bird; Julep Kit by Gennifer Bursette; Garden District Paper Pack, Away We Go Add on Paper Pack, Classic Cardstock Little Layette, Classic Cardstock Finest, Classic Cardstock Carnival, Classic Cardstock Spring, Cooked Element Pack, Almost There Element Pack, Away We Go Element Pack, Little Layette Kit, Sweet Rose Element Pack, by Katie Pertiet; Belle Alina Gilded Elements by Scotty Girl Design; Fortitude Basics by Laurie Ann HGD; Arizona Autumn by Digital Design Essentials; Retro Buttons Painted Vol 4 by Rachaels Scraps

Radiant Orchid Mood Board | Supplies: Cornmaze, Winter Song, Soiree, Rise and Shine by One Little Bird; Julep Kit by Gennifer Bursette; Garden District Paper Pack, Away We Go Add on Paper Pack, Classic Cardstock Little Layette, Classic Cardstock Finest, Classic Cardstock Carnival, Classic Cardstock Spring, Cooked Element Pack, Almost There Element Pack, Away We Go Element Pack, Little Layette Kit, Sweet Rose Element Pack, by Katie Pertiet; Belle Alina Gilded Elements by Scotty Girl Design; Fortitude Basics by Laurie Ann HGD; Arizona Autumn by Digital Design Essentials; Retro Buttons Painted Vol 4 by Rachaels Scraps

One thing to note about the mood board is the gold elements. This is not a color I would have normally matched with purple, but I saw it used pretty frequently together with radiant orchid in my Pinterest search. I’ve also noticed that gold elements have been popular in the digi scrapbooking world, so I threw them on to my mood board.

Once I had my mood board complete, and I STILL did not have a story in mind, I started trying to layout my page using the papers and elements on my mood board. Eventually I decided to try out one of the Scrapbook Coach classes (these have become my go-to when I’m looking for a “template”) and finally ended up with a fun story. Here’s a sneak peak at the final result, I’m quite proud of how the page turned out given the how difficult it was to get started. You’ll have to check out the blog post over on Scrapping Two by Two for the full result!

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Sharing a layout today I made for the Scotty Girl Designs creative team using this weeks release: Dreams Come True Collection. I loved the fun, bold patterns and colors in the collection.

Disneyland Tradition by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Dreams Come True Papers, Flair and Elements by Scotty Girl Designs

Disneyland Tradition by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Dreams Come True Papers, Flair and Elements by Scotty Girl Designs

At first I didn’t think I had any Disney-related photos or stories to tell and then I remembered this picture from way back in 1998. It was our tradition on the SUU debate team to go to Disneyland on New Years Day between two debate tournaments held in Southern California. Once I had the picture in mind it took me less than an hour to put together the layout. Thanks to Facebook I’m connected with all the ladies in this picture 15+ years later!

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My second challenge from the Get It Scrapped Creative Team this month was to make a page using glitter, but most importantly that the glitter should add something to the page like emphasis, theme/mood or texture. Here’s my page:

Birthday Boy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Beachy Keen Glitters by Flerg; These Walls, Rise and Shine, This and That, Star Gazer by One Little Bird Designs; Day Out Element Pack, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Cut Ups Birthday, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 4, Label Strips Rainbow No 1, Spot Dot Brushes No 4 by Katie Pertiet; Arizon Autumn by Digital Design Essentials

Birthday Boy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Beachy Keen Glitters by Flerg; These Walls, Rise and Shine, This and That, Star Gazer by One Little Bird Designs; Day Out Element Pack, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Cut Ups Birthday, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 4, Label Strips Rainbow No 1, Spot Dot Brushes No 4 by Katie Pertiet; Arizon Autumn by Digital Design Essentials

I love using glitter styles – premade styles that you can apply to just about anything in PSE or Photoshop. The best part is there’s no mess to clean up – it all falls exactly where you want it! Another great thing about glitter styles is that you can apply them to any layer on the page. For example, on this page I applied it to two stamps/brushes and also the starburst circle that was originally just solid paper. Unfortunately I think that my favorite designer for glitter styles has resigned from designing so I don’t have any recommendations where to find digital styles.

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On Monday my mom, my sister and I shared the results of our first scrapbooking challenge over on our family scrapbooking blog “Scrapping Two by Two” I loved seeing what my mom and sister created; this is going to be such a fun project!

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For one of my assignments for the Get It Scrapped Creative Team we were challenge to make a page where we layered stencil work – or for digital scrapbookers brushes/stamps. Check out the Layered Stenciling Pinterest board for more inspiration. Here’s my page:

Hello Calvin by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Evergreen, Daily Bulletin by One Little Bird; Spot Dots Brushes No 4, Almost There Brushes, Sweet Rose Element Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Banner Labels No 1, Little Layette Element Pack, Cardstock Tabs No 2, Gator Crossing Element Pack, Jingle Kit (alpha), Hello Story Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards

Hello Calvin by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Evergreen, Daily Bulletin by One Little Bird; Spot Dots Brushes No 4, Almost There Brushes, Sweet Rose Element Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Banner Labels No 1, Little Layette Element Pack, Cardstock Tabs No 2, Gator Crossing Element Pack, Jingle Kit (alpha), Hello Story Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards

I started a page with the photos from Calvin’s welcome ceremony several times but struggled to find patterned paper to use that wouldn’t compete with the photos. The layered stenciling worked well to replace a patterned paper but without being too bold. Since the stenciling wasn’t as bold as patterned paper I then also had fun with lots of clustering and using elements from different kits. This was a really fun challenge – and not something I would have taken on without the push from GIS!

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