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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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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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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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This weeks release by Scotty Girl Design – the Eire Mini Kit – features a St Patrick’s Day/Ireland theme. I think that this is by far the most “themed” product I’ve ever used on a page. I’m not used to sticking primarily to one kit so being on the team has been a great creative challenge for me. It actually helps to get pages done when I stick to a kit rather than foraging through my supplies and trying out lots of options for paper and embellishing.

Peace Corps Anniversary by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Eire Mini Kit (New this week!) by Scotty Girl Designs; Cut It Out Clipping Masks by Robyn Meierotto; Elemental Snippy Alphas by Gennifer Bursett

Peace Corps Anniversary by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Eire Mini Kit (New this week!) by Scotty Girl Designs; Cut It Out Clipping Masks by Robyn Meierotto; Elemental Snippy Alphas by Gennifer Bursett

The layout was inspired by the Criss Cross Scrapbook Coach class at Masterful Scrapbook Design. As it says in the journaling, St Patrick’s Day always reminds me of Peace Corps because we arrived in Joburg on our way to Gaborone on March 17, 2005. I was flipping through old Peace Corps pics recently so when the kit came out I remembered that I had this picture from our mid-service training that was held exactly a year later – March 17, 2006 – and we celebrated with a St Patrick’s Day themed party.

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The assignment: Make a page with a BRACKET foundation. Take the ideas from the Scrapbook Coach Bracket class but implement them in a page that doesn’t look a lot like any of the pages in the class. You know how much I love Scrapbook Coach classes so this was a fun one for me to push me to design something similar but without actually using the classes as guides. Here’s my page:

Hello 2014 by Heather Awsumb | Candid by One Little Bird Designs; Sentiment Spots No 4, Pinned Tabs No 2, Vintage Milk Caps No 1, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Curled Journal Spots No 6, Flagged Dates No 5 by Katie Pertiet; Pronuncial by Just Jaimee; Up to Date by Jen Allyson; I Heart Stories by Ali Edwards; L'Amour Sparklies by Flerg

Hello 2014 by Heather Awsumb | Candid by One Little Bird Designs; Sentiment Spots No 4, Pinned Tabs No 2, Vintage Milk Caps No 1, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Curled Journal Spots No 6, Flagged Dates No 5 by Katie Pertiet; Pronuncial by Just Jaimee; Up to Date by Jen Allyson; I Heart Stories by Ali Edwards; L’Amour Sparklies by Flerg

These are photos from New Years Eve in Madagascar; one of my favorite parts of the trip. I used the pink, navy blue and green from our clothes as inspiration for the color scheme and stamped out “2014” using them. Then, as I was looking through my supplies I saw that the color scheme of the “Candid” kit by One Little Bird was very close. Through the power of digi (aka an Adjustment mask) and a little tweaking of the green in the striped paper I had the perfect match!

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The assignment: Make a LIST page. You pick the topic but include at least 5 items. Incorporate the LIST aspect of the journaling and/or photographs into the visual design. I’ve been working on a page to document my “MPC’s Greatest Hits” playlist so this was the perfect kick in the pants to finish it up. Here’s the results:

MPC's Greatest Hits by Heather Awsumb | Trouble Maker, Click, Equinox by One Little Bird Designs; Assorted Messy Stitches White No 5, Loosely Labeled No 6, Almost There Element Pack, Little Layette Kit, Basic Paper Alpha White, Plastic Slimline Serifs No 1, So Fine Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Scrap Your Heart Out No 6 by Janet Philips

MPC’s Greatest Hits by Heather Awsumb | Trouble Maker, Click, Equinox by One Little Bird Designs; Assorted Messy Stitches White No 5, Loosely Labeled No 6, Almost There Element Pack, Little Layette Kit, Basic Paper Alpha White, Plastic Slimline Serifs No 1, So Fine Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Scrap Your Heart Out No 6 by Janet Philips

My process for this page was pretty typical: I started with the story in mind and approximately how much journaling space I would need. Then I looked through my templates and found this one by Janet Philips that worked perfectly because it had a simple area for journaling (where I put the list) and three photos spots for the three shows we did. Once I had the journaling and photos chosen I then picked products. I used quite a bit of the “Trouble Maker” kit by One Little Bird Designs but then, as usual, searched my stash for additional doo-dads to add.

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My Life Philosophy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: This Year 2014 Kit by Scotty Girl Designs; Woodside Jangle Element Pack, Striping Graphic No 2, Thin Classic Frames No 1, Frame Hangers No 1 by Katie Pertiet; Hello Story Week 1 Digital Downloads by Ali Edwards; Ribbon Bits 3 by Patti Knox

My Life Philosophy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: This Year 2014 Kit by Scotty Girl Designs; Woodside Jangle Element Pack, Striping Graphic No 2, Thin Classic Frames No 1, Basic Paper Alpha White, Frame Hangers No 1, Ric Rac Basics No 1 by Katie Pertiet; Hello Story Week 1 Digital Downloads by Ali Edwards; Ribbon Bits 3 by Patti Knox

I almost started with a black and white photo because I found the strong orange difficult to work with. Once I found a patterned paper with a similar orange in the pattern, though, I decided to go with the color photo. I can’t explain why but I very rarely work with black and white photos. For the layout I started with the third lesson of the Scrapbook Coach issue “In a Block” for the placement of the papers and border but then went my own way for embellishing.

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The assignement: Embellish a page with a sprinkling or a trail of elements. This means that there will be many elements in the sprinkling — at least 5 but probably more. This shouldn’t be a straight line or shaped series but a random sprinkling.

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Lil Monsters by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Naturally Krafty No 14, Astro Add-on Paper Pack, Pattern Mix Happy Boy, Little Layette Kit, Bead Scatterings, Astro Element Pack, Be Buttoned: Energy, Photo Corners Colors, Splatters No 3 by Katie Pertiet; Soap Opera Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs; Star Gazer by One Little Bird; I Heart Monsters by Karah Fredericks; Brad Bonanza by Patti Knox; Stitched by Anna White No 3 by Anna Aspnes; Bad Sewing Machine 12 by Traci Reed; Scrap Your Heart Out No 6 by Janet Phillips

My sprinkling is very subtle – I layered three different sprinklings of beads on top of each other to add extra emphasis to one of the photos. It’s also reflected in the misting in the background.

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The assignment: Choose a striped patterned paper that has a MOOD and make a page that goes with this mood. The print’s mood will come from one or more of: regularity of stripes, width of stripes, evenness of stripe edges, color pattern of stripes.

Beach Trip by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Happiness Is (patterned paper) by Zoe Pearn; Carson Park Element Pack, Evergreen, Rise and Shine by One Little Bird; Classic Curled Photo Frames (staple), Dog Park Element Pack, Little Layette Kit (frame), Painted Lace Edgers No 1 by Katie Pertiet

Beach Trip by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Happiness Is (patterned paper) by Zoe Pearn; Carson Park Element Pack, Evergreen, Rise and Shine by One Little Bird; Classic Curled Photo Frames (staple), Dog Park Element Pack, Little Layette Kit (frame), Painted Lace Edgers No 1 by Katie Pertiet

This was an easy one for me – I LOVE stripes. I almost never buy a digital scrapbooking kit that doesn’t have a multi-color patterned paper like a stripe or plaid and stripe is definitely my favorite. I started by searching my stash and when I saw the patterned paper from the Happiness Is kit by Zoe Pearn the color pattern just screamed summer for me. At the time the photos from our beach trip were new and still needed to be scrapped, so it was the perfect pairing. I added visual interest by breaking boundaries of the horizontal band by including the clouds (to remind me of the rainy day we had)  and also the lace pattern below. I also added the dog bone charm for a subtle reminder of the dogs on the trip.

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The assignment: Find a quote or saying and make a page that is inspired by these words and that uses these words on the page. I found this from a friends’ Facebook profile picture and was immediately inspired:

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She Believed She Could by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Naturally Krafty No 14, Spot Dot Brushes No 4, Photo Clusters No 37, Safety Tag, Word Spots Travelers, Vintage Charm Chip Stickers, Bunny Slope Blue Element Pack, Burlap Elements No 1, Astro Element Pack, Monarchy Kit, William Element Pack, Cardstock Alpha: Whimsy Blue, Hey Missy Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Pronuncial by Just Jaimee

I tried to create visual triangles using repetition with variety. There’s the blue-ish/purple circles, three hits of orange (including the butterfly) and three butterflies. I started this as a two-pager thinking I’d take up the whole second page with the words but it left the page with photos pretty spare so I moved everything onto one page. Since the words were meant to be the focal point of the page I left them large with smaller photos.

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