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This month the Get It Scrapped Creative Team is channeling Corrie Jones – a frequent contributor to Masterful Scrapbook Design. A few months ago I “channeled” Emily Pitts, but I was less familiar with Corrie’s work so this was a fun challenge. Here’s my page:

Right Now by Heather Awsumb | August Storyteller kit by Just Jaimee; Haunted Woods Solid Paper Pack, Artsy Layered Paints No 1, Away We Go Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Forever Young, Day Tripper, Hopscotch by One Little Bird; Shadow Styles by Mommyish

Right Now by Heather Awsumb | August Storyteller kit by Just Jaimee; Haunted Woods Solid Paper Pack, Artsy Layered Paints No 1, Away We Go Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Forever Young, Day Tripper, Hopscotch by One Little Bird; Shadow Styles by Mommyish

Some things that I noted from the inspiration about Corrie’s pages that I tried to replicate on my page:

1) the use of white/neutral background paper. This wasn’t difficult since kraft or white backgrounds are my go-to backgrounds.

2) using paint and layering to ground her pages. I used paint elements with layered patterned paper to replicate a similar look in digital.

3) white frames around her photos. I used the frame style by Mommyish, one of my favorites.

4) the use of scatters to add energy to the page. I can’t “scatter” for my life, but the August Storyteller kit by Just Jaimee had a really cute scatter element that I used instead.

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Another Get It Scrapped challenge – this time to us a 6×12 photo. Here’s my result:

Lagoon Memories by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Washi Tapes White No 1, Little Layette Element Pack, Merry and Bright Element Pack, Sweet Rose Element Pack, Almost There Element Pack, Symbology Enamel Brads No 1, Hadleigh Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Evergreen, Star Gazer by One Little Bird; Enamel Stars by Patti Knox; Worth a Thousand Words by Sahlin Studio; Embracing the Everyday Brushes by Ali Edwards

Lagoon Memories by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Washi Tapes White No 1, Little Layette Element Pack, Merry and Bright Element Pack, Sweet Rose Element Pack, Almost There Element Pack, Symbology Enamel Brads No 1, Hadleigh Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Evergreen, Star Gazer by One Little Bird; Enamel Stars by Patti Knox; Worth a Thousand Words by Sahlin Studio; Embracing the Everyday Brushes by Ali Edwards

I like my photos to be big enough for people to see the detail in them, but have can only think of one other time that I’ve taken this much real estate on a page with a photo. It’s also one of my most favorite pages ever. Part of why I rarely use photos this large is because I also really like to use more than one photo on a page. It’s interesting to me that in both examples I have of using large photos I also included smaller detail photos to add dimension. Finally, on this page to take up the left over vertical space I added my title and clustering of small elements.

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This month the Get It Scrapped creative team took on ways to capture stories before scrapbooking. Here’s my page:

Bon Appetite by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Prix Fixe, Forever Young, Star Gazer, Day Trippers by One Little Bird; Cooked Element Pack, So Fine Element Pack, Gator Crossing Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Sprinkles v 24 by Valerie Wibbens

Bon Appetite by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Prix Fixe, Forever Young, Star Gazer, Day Trippers by One Little Bird; Cooked Element Pack, So Fine Element Pack, Gator Crossing Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Sprinkles v 24 by Valerie Wibbens

For this page I told the story of an impromptu chili night that I hosted earlier this winter. I took a picture and shared it on Facebook with a comment about not knowing how to control the amount of chili I make. (Seriously, I always make a TON.) I didn’t take any pictures when people were at my house, so I then used the photo on my scrapbook page to document the event plus the little personality bit about always making too much chili. Other ways that I’ve captured stories that I’ve eventually used for scrapbooking include the blog, Story Swoop at Get It Scrapped (seriously, if you haven’t tried it you should!) and even putting the story into the caption field of the metadata when organizing my photos.

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For my second page at Get It Scrapped this month the Creative Team took on the challenge of making a page with 1 photo that is a staged still life – ie of a thing or things that I arranged and photographed for the purpose of making this page.

Mid-Week Sundowners by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Plant Your Story {Journaled} v. 4 by Sara Gleason; This Magic Moment, Day Trippers by One Little Bird; Away We Go Stamps by Katie Pertiet; Worth a Thousand Words by Sahlin Studio.

Mid-Week Sundowners by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Plant Your Story {Journaled} v. 4 by Sara Gleason; This Magic Moment, Day Trippers by One Little Bird; Away We Go Stamps by Katie Pertiet; Worth a Thousand Words by Sahlin Studio.

 
This page uses a photo I took of my gin and tonic documenting the story of mid-week happy hours with my friend Brian before he left Lesotho. I took the photo to share with him as proof that the tradition was continuing on after he left, but then I realized I never took a photo when he was here and decided to use this one to document the story. I like that it’s a “still life” but captures and everyday life story.

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I’m a little behind on sharing my pages from the Get It Scrapped blog this month. This month the creative team at Get It Scrapped was challenged to use Lesson 2 from the Style is Leverage event to “push our pattern story.”

A Day in the Life by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Gelato Chevron Brushes by Just Jaimee; Guppy, Day Trippers, Hopscotch by One Little Bird; Thin Classic Frames No 1, Wire Rim Flake Charms, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 4, Flossy Stitches White by Katie Pertiet; Sassy Pants by Amy Wolff, A Day in the Life Freebie by Ali Edwards.

A Day in the Life by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Gelato Chevron Brushes by Just Jaimee; Guppy, Day Trippers, Hopscotch by One Little Bird; Thin Classic Frames No 1, Wire Rim Flake Charms, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 4, Flossy Stitches White by Katie Pertiet; Sassy Pants by Amy Wolff, A Day in the Life Freebie by Ali Edwards.

I went in to the assignment without a hypothesis of what I thought my dominant “pattern story” is. To start off, then, I looked through my recent pages taking a mental note of 1) what type of pattern I used most frequently, 2) in what size and 3) how I brought pattern into my page design. When looking through my pages I found that: 1) I most frequently use geometric patterns, 2) in small sizes and 3) from patterned paper. To challenge myself I wanted to try and break that dominant story. I did a search on Pinterest for “geometric print” and scrolled through the images. I saw a print using stamps of a geometric pattern that reminded me of the “Gelato Chevron Brushes” by Just Jaimee that were already in my stash. I liked that they were a larger pattern than I normally use and that they could add pattern without using pattern paper. After “stamping” them on my page I layered my photo and title on top for the final result. I am really happy with how this page turned out. I think it fits my “style” but while pushing myself to do something I wouldn’t normally do.

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I know, two days in a row of Get It Scrapped creative team pages! It’s just a coincidence that both assignments I took on were being published a day apart! Today’s challenge was to make a page where I start with a product in mind rather than photos or composition. Here’s the result:

Things Are Getting Crazy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Bermuda Triangle Kit by Pixels & Co.; Surf Lagoon Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Going Places by One Little Bird.

Things Are Getting Crazy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Bermuda Triangle Kit by Pixels & Co.; Surf Lagoon Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Going Places by One Little Bird.

I very rarely start a page with product only. The exception to this is themed product that inspires a story or some of my creative team (CT) assignments. Those CT assignments that rely on using particular product are a bigger challenge for me than others. For this page I started with the palm tree ephemera card by Scotty Girl Design that was part of the free collab at Pixels and Co. for International Scrapbooking Day. I picked it because I just liked it. Once I picked out the card I laid it out on my page and then started designing the composition around the card. I laid out everything except the title banner and wood veneer martini glass, those I added after I had picked my photos and story to reinforce my second motif of drinking/having a good time. I liked that this story about David trying the worst drink on the cocktail menu during our Madagascar trip isn’t pictures on the beach, but that the ephemera underlies a bach theme.

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For my first assignment at Get It Scrapped this month I used an oversized geometric print for my background paper. Here’s the result:

Reunion by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Busy Week by One Little Bird; Gator Crossing Solids, Almost There Element Pack, Bakers Twine Tangerine, Hadleigh Element Pack, Be Buttoned Energy by Katie Pertiet; Playground Love Alpha by Allison Pennington; May 2014 Challenge Freebie Template by Amy Martin Designs

Reunion by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Busy Week by One Little Bird; Gator Crossing Solids, Almost There Element Pack, Bakers Twine Tangerine, Hadleigh Element Pack, Be Buttoned Energy by Katie Pertiet; Playground Love Alpha by Allison Pennington; May 2014 Challenge Freebie Template by Amy Martin Designs

To start my page I looked through all my papers tagged “Geometric” to identify what I would use for my background paper. Oversized geometric prints of all types – stripes, chevrons, dots, etc. – have been really popular in scrapbooking recently so I had a lot of choices. I really liked this black and white stripe from the Busy Week kit by One Little Bird so decided to start with that. Since the print of my background paper was so big I decided that small photos and a simple title would add interesting contrast. Also, since the paper was black and white I used bright pops of color in my embellishing and with my photo choices.

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For my second assignment at Get It Scrapped this month I took on the challenge of of “channeling” Emily Pitts. You can see some inspiring Emily Pitt pages on this Pinterest board. Here’s my take:

One of These Things by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Day Planner by One Little Bird

One of These Things by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Day Planner by One Little Bird

If you’re familiar with Emily Pitts then you know she’s a paper scrapper with a a very distinctive style that was difficult for me to pull off in digi. Of course, when I think of Emily I immediately think of her large, stacked titles so I knew that would be part of my design. I also used the tips from this tutorial to make the papers look like they were cut by hand. Finally, I have to point out my supply list: only one kit! This pretty much never happens to me, but this kit worked perfectly for my topic. These are pictures that my mom, sister and I shared on a random December day last year. I loved the contrast of bright sunny Maseru with Salt Lake and Seattle. Plus I love pages that document the differences in my family.

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This month the Get It Scrapped creative team was challenged to make a scrapbook page with one or more color photos that have a vintage/retro photo filter like those on this Pinterest board. Here’s my take:

Beach by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Surf Lagoon Kit, Fading Words No 3 by Katie Pertiet; Citrus Digital Jewels by Adrienne Looman; Evergreen, Carson Park by One Little Bird

Beach by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Surf Lagoon Kit, Fading Words No 3 by Katie Pertiet; Citrus Digital Jewels by Adrienne Looman; Evergreen, Carson Park by One Little Bird

I use RadLab regularly to process my photos, but almost always stick to the basics like Lights On, Lights Off, Clairefy and Sugar Rush. It was fun to try out other filters for this assignment. I used the “Pool Party” filter because I thought it gave the photo a summery yet retro look. Also, I have to mention how much I love the Surf Lagoon Kit by Katie Pertiet. It is my go-to kit for summer/beach pages. This is one of very few kits that I have used repeatedly.

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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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