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I’m late sharing this layout that I created for this article on the Get It Scrapped blog this month. I haven’t had much time recently to scrapbook or post here. So I’m correcting that with two quick shares. First up our assignment on “glamping” (glamorous camping): Make a page on which the style is inspired by camping or glamping. Use colors, materials, motifs that reflect this. Strive for an overall look/style on the page that reflects this activity.

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Beautiful Lesotho by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Plum Seed Paper Pack, Citrus Squeeze Digital Jewels by Adrienne Looman for Websters Pages; Texture Volume 28 by Wishing Well Creations; Magic Sparkles Korners n Edges by Anna Aspnes; Doily Edgers No 1, Cut Ups Great Outdoors, Decorative White Frames No 1, Photo Clusters No 45, Crowning Affair Understated Kit, Messy Stamped Alpha No 6, Crowning Affair Vibrant Kit, Tagging Sentiments No 1 by Katie Pertiet; Sunshine and Lollipops by Zoe Pearn; Life is Good Kit by Fee Jardine; StamPETE font.

For the assignment I took some of my favorite pictures of scenery in Lesotho and put them all together as a reminder (especially in winter) why I love it here. To achieve a “glamping” look I tried to combine sparkles and girly things with element that were also roughed up. My favorite element is the white sparkle corners near the focal point photo. When I saw the brushes in my supplies I knew immediately that I wanted to use them because they reminded me of the Christmas twinkle lights that were really popular on the Pinterest inspiration.

 

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The assignment: Share 2 page. One that you made without a sketch/template and one that you made as a lift of that first page. I love scraplifting, but don’t often do it of my own pages so this was a good challenge. The first page is one that I made when I was in the Guided Study Critique Workshop documenting an upcoming (at the time) reunion with my girlfriends from grad school:

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My Life Is Better … by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: These Walls Kit by One Little Bird, Going Places Kit by One Little Bird and The Arden Sparrow; The Family Pet Kit by Three Paper Peonies; Tag Masks No 1, Gotta Love Brushes and Stamps No 4, Woodside Jangle Element Pack, Notebook Edge Frames No 3 by Katie Pertiet; Thank You Friend Brushes & Stamps by Ali Edwards; Date Me All Year Round by Pink Reptile Designs; Sunshine and Lollipops Kit by Zoe Pearn.

The second documents one of my favorite parts of spending Christmas in Germany with my sister a couple of years ago – gluhwein at the Christmas markets:

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Gluhwein by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Woodside Jangle Kit, Almost There Solids, Postage Strip Months, Classic Curled Photo Frames No 1, Basic Tags No 1, Tied Fasteners No 4, Cut Ups: Christmas, Linen Buttons: Winter Woods by Katie Pertiet; DIY Sticker Alpha by Patti Knox; Ripped and Stitched DIY No 2 by Lynn Grieveson; Masking Borders 2 by Lori Whitlock.

You can see that the second is a very literal take on the first design (I even used the same font for journaling, which was a total coincidence.). This is illustrative of my scraplifting in general – I find something that I like and try to replicate it. What I liked about the first design were the three slots for pictures, but that they weren’t lined up perfectly and the tags for journaling. It’s also got the classic “band” foundation, which I find is a go-to design for me. In the second I liked that I was able to work the title into the journaling. My titles are often short and to the point so you’d think this was something that I could do often. Design-wise, though, I almost never have my journaling and titles in the same area, so this is the first time I can think of that I’ve done this.

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Sharing another assignment for the Get It Scrapped Creative team. This was featured in the article “Ideas for Two Part Titles on Scrapbook Pages.” Our assignment: Make a page that incorporates two alphas/fonts for the titlework.

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Happy Birthday by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Katie Pertiet: Spot Dot Brushes No 4, Vintage Milk Caps No 1, Frame Hangers No 1, Sweet Rose Bay Element Pack, Hey Missy Element Pack, Letter Box Garden Song Element Pack, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Cardstock Tabs No 3; One Little Bird Designs: These Walls Kit, Rise and Shine Kit, Stargazer Kit; Paislee Press and One Little Bird Designs: Dayplanner Kit; Allison Kreft for Websters Pages: Color and Composition Paper Pack; Websters Pages: Trendsetter Alpha; Websters Pages: Citrus Squeeze Digital Jewels; Ali Edwards: With Gratitude Brushes and Stamps; Maplebrook Studios: Noemi Kit; Mommyish: Stylin #48.

This assignment was straight up my alley because I almost always mix at least two fonts/alphas in my titles to give some visual interest since they’re almost always short and to the point. What’s not mentioned in the article is that my design is based (yet again) on a lesson from Scrapbook Coach. This is from the Piecework series. I think I’ve said it before, but man do I love those classes. I have been getting so much mileage out of them. I was super excited when a new class – Criss Cross – came out late last week. I am super busy at work so I haven’t had a chance to go through the lessons yet but I am anxious to do so.

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This week I was able to get my hands on a bunch of photos taken during our Urinetown performances last weekend. (BIG thanks to our friend Diego who took really great photos!) I have this thing where if I have a lot of photos from an event that I always feel compelled to use them ALL but I also always have smaller stories that don’t require lots of photos to tell. For example, when I traveled to Morocco with my sister in 2010 we took thousands of photos and I loved A LOT of them, but didn’t always have a good reason to use them. In that case I created a photo book with no journaling or anything just to display the photos. Then, once that was done, I felt I could go back and just document whatever smaller things came to mind about the trip – like our favorite pizza place in Fes.

The same was true with all the photos from Urinetown. I have several smaller stories I want to document – my favorite moments, what it was like to perform my first solo in public, etc – but also wanted to give a good overview with the photos I loved. Fortunately I came across this layout by fellow GIS Creative Team member Marcia Fortunato that she shared for a recent Office Hours for Masterful Scrapbook Design. When I saw it I immediately pinned it on Pinterest so that I could go back and scraplift it. Here’s how it turned out:

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Supplies | Katie Pertiet: Classic Cardstock: Cleansing, Cut Ups: Photography, So Fine Element Pack, Cut Ups: Springtime, So Fine Linen Buttons, Colorful Tabs; Ali Edwards: This One Brushes & Stamps; Gennifer Bursett: Elemental: Snippy Alphas; One Little Bird and The Ardent Sparrow: Going Places Kit; One Little Bird Designs: Dayplanner Kit, Corn Maze Kit

One thing that I especially loved about the design was the combination of portrait and horizontal oriented photos together. Whenever I have a lot of photos I always feel compelled to display them in the same orientation (ie all horizontal). I also really like the tilt of the photos and thought it gave the whole layout a strong visual interest.

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My favorite part of Grandma’s 90th birthday party was looking through her scrapbooks. It gave me a new appreciation for what is already my favorite hobby. EVERYONE at the party stopped and looked through the books. It also made me really reflective about the importance of photo & storytelling. Personally I would rather document less but the more important stories than try to document everything. Grandma wasn’t focused on documenting her entire life in pictures & words and yet everyone still got so much out of what she had left.

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Supplies: Hung Up Photo Frames No 9, Stamped Blocks No 24, Striping Graphic No 2, Doily Edgers No 1, Sweet Rose Element Pack, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Flossy Stitches White, Corkboard Alpha No 1, Day Out Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Rise and Shine Kit by One Little Bird Designs; Sunshine & Lollipops Kit by Zoe Pearn; I Heart Stories Brushes & Stamps by Ali Edwards.

One trick I used on this page was blending two background papers to get just the right amount of woodgrain. My original woodgrain paper was too strong so I put a solid piece of dark cream paper behind and then made the woodgrain paper at 50% opacity & it turned out just how I wanted.

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I had a few days between my meeting in Arusha, Tanzania and needing to travel to Boston for another work meeting. Instead of flying home to for what would have surely been a couple of crazy days I decided to take a few days and go on safari to Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti. I’ve lived in Southern Africa for 7 years now and have been on more game drives than I could possibly count but going on a safari in Tanzania was still on my list of things to do. I went basically in search of cheetah and leopard because they are the two animals I had never seen. On our second morning my guide basically drove from tree to tree in search of leopard and, 3 hours in, we were successful. This meant that I’ve finally seen “The Big 5” and I figured it deserved a page to commemorate:

sgleason_holly_two-forwebSupplies: Holly Two template by Sara Gleason; Naturally Krafty No 12, Bead Scatterings, Little Layette Paper Pack, Powder Mountain Element Pack, Almost There Element Pack, Winter Woods Element Pack, Gator Crossing Element Pack, Wooden Alpha by Katie Pertiet; A to Zoo Kit by Patti Knox; Day Planner Kit by One Little Bird Designs; Stitched by Anna Brown No 1 by Anna Aspnes; This Moment Is Your Life Kit by Jennifer Barrett; CU Shimmerz2 by Flergs.

Thoughts:

1) I’ve had this template in my supplies for ages. I couldn’t stop thinking about getting back to my computer and using it once I had seen and taken pictures of the mama leopard.

2) I could have used pictures all from my Tanzania trip, but instead I had what I thought was an ingenious idea to use old photos to illustrate where I first saw what animals. I think using the old photos really added to the story.

3) The numbers come straight from the template and to spiff them up a bit I used a glimmer style for sparkle. I actually use those glimmer styles quite a bit because they add just the right amount of extra spiffy-ness.

4) I used the papers from the Little Layette Kit by Katie Pertiet that I’ve had for ages. I’m usually luck if I use a kit once, but I can easily say that Little Layette is one of my all-time faves. I use it over and over again.

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Week 3 of the Guided Study Critique Workshop at Get It Scrapped was on Balance. I think this was the easiest assignment to date for me. Here’s what I came up with:

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I have gone through many iterations of layouts using this panorama from my trip to Sehlabathebe in February. I wanted to show off the grandeur of the huge photo (It would print at 12×24) but also get detail shots in. It finally worked with this. At first I just had the photo on kraft but eventually decided to add the strips of patterned paper to the bottom to add a little extra detail. But, I didn’t want the papers to take away from the photo. I can’t tell you have many different papers I tried. The beauty of digi. I also found the little “National Park” cut up amongst my supplies and thought it added  a nice little dimension to the title. After I typed up the journaling to balance the block of white from the title I had some extra space so I added the arrow border stamp.

No changes from the live critique session. I was really proud of the layout and think it’s one of my best ever.

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