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CTBlogHop-2013

When I was in Utah between Grandma’s birthday and my sister’s baby shower I got an email from Amy Kingsford at Get It Scrapped¬†asking me to be on their 2013/14 creative team. There may or may not have been a series of squeals after I read the email. ūüėČ This will be my first creative team & I was sooo excited to be asked. It came totally out of the blue! Get It Scrapped¬†is a website that I’ve been following for a long time now but that I have really come to appreciate through the Guided Study Critique Workshop, my subscription to Masterful Scrapbook Designs¬†and most recently the Scrapbook Coach series.

To celebrate the announcement of the team we’re having a blog hop to introduce everyone. So, to anyone new to my site, hello! I am so thrilled to be on a team with so many talented ladies. There are several women who were in my critique workshops and also several women I’ve admired for awhile on the team. Let’s just say I’m in good company. ūüėČ

Pick a Favorite Article from Get It Scrapped

For the blog hop we were asked to identify one of our favorite articles at Get It Scrapped and create a layout inspired by it. I chose¬†Ideas for Telling Stories on Scrapbook Pages without Photos¬†because¬†I’ve had a photo-less layout idea on my “to do” list but have never actually created a non-photo layout. The article was just the inspiration I needed to finally check that off the list. (Yes I have a “to do” list of scrapbook pages. When you get to know me better you won’t be surprised.) Here’s what I came up with:

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Supplies: Away We Go Kit, Frame Hangers No 1, Notebook No 5 Paper Pack, Powder Mountain Element Pack, Almost There Element Pack, Flagged Dates No 5, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Flossy Stitches – White by Katie Pertiet; These Walls Kit by One Little Bird Designs; Going Places Kit by One Little Bird Designs and The Ardent Sparrow; Thick Travel Words, Everyday 12 Inch Twill by Ali Edwards; Paper Piercing/Stitching Holes by Sahlin Studios; Naked Tape IT by Anna Aspnes, Mommyish: Stylin 82 Fabric.

A couple of thoughts on my process:

1) I read somewhere that an easy way to do layouts without photos was just to replace the photo with journaling. This layout¬†was inspired by Lesson 1 in the Scrapbook Coach class “Shelf” Instead of a picture, I put a journaling block with a frame. When I saw the example layout I immediately thought of the cool map block stamps that I have in my collection and thought it would be a great way to use them.

2) At first I had my journaling in a typewriter font (my favorite VT Portable), but decided since it was my personal story that I’d use my handwriting font instead. I also made the font a bit bigger than usual (12pts instead of 11) because I wanted the journaling to be the focal point.

Save 60% off the Masterful Scrapbook Design Issue – Telling Stories

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Another part of the CT Blog Hop celebration is 60% savings on selected archive issues of Masterful Scrapbook Design through Monday, June 3. Mine is Telling Stories. I was ¬†excited when I was assigned this issue because (unknown to Amy who made the assignments) my layout was also inspired by the issue. In fact, I put the topic on my “to do” list while I was reading the seminar during my April travels. There was a subject on telling “the enduring stories” and the story in my layout is something I tell people often & one of the stories I brainstormed when I took a break from reading.¬†

*** Use the coupon code giscttsha60p to grab this issue for 60% off through Monday, June 3rd. ***

For more ideas and discounts from the Get It Scrapped Creative Team keep on hopping down (or, if you’re feeling rebellious, up) using the links below.

Get It Scrapped
Amy Kingsford
Sue Althouse
Michelle Houghton and Deborah Wagner
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Christy Strickler
*** Heather Awsumb *** (That’s me!)
Michelle Hernandez
Lise Mariann Alsli
Alexis Aragona
Kristy T
Stefanie Semple
Audrey Tan
Sian Fair
Brenda Becknell
Carrie Arick
Kiki Kougioumtzi
Tara McKernin
Susanne Brauer
Marcia Fortunato
Katie Scott
Andrea
Rosann Santos-Elliott
Doris Sander
Celeste Smith

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NOT a page I made for my critique class, but I wanted to share here anyway. I’ve been negligent on documenting my Kilimanjaro experience because I thought I would do a separate book all with similar layouts. Instead I’ve decided just to go ahead and scrap as the inspiration hits me. I was hoping that some kind of inspiration for this week’s assignment on tension would come to me during the design process but it didn’t, but I still like it and decided to share.

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Supplies:
Katie Pertiet:
American Beauty Layered Template (game card + star flourish)
Lil Bit Tags
Linen Buttons: Winter Woods (recolored)
Classic Embossed Grid No 2
Assorted Messy Stitches White No 3
Photo Corners: Colors No 1

Cathy Zielske:
Design Your Life Layered Template No 15 (modified to 12×12)

Andrea Victoria:
Happy Day Solids

Libby Weifenbach:
“Boom Boom Clap” kit

Sahlin Studio:
“Season of Giving” kit (it’s a Christmas kit but I loved the gold stars!)

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