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{ScrappingClearly} Crazy Even In Emergency ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Good morning and welcome to my blog this weekend! Do you have any scrappy plans? I do and I hope to be super productive, as always I have deadlines and things I want to create!!

Anyway, I’m here today sharing my newest page created for ScrappingClearly. I have used the very fun Photo Play Boys Rule Collection. I am documenting an interesting story today of my boys being maniacs, even while we were in emergency with my husband last July. The journalling sums up how well they coped and all in all what an awesome job they did in such a gloomy situation!


I was inspired by a couple of stickers in the collection and built my page starting with those….



I also created a process video which you can see below. 

I started by tearing 3 pieces of patterned paper from the Collection Pack (Seeing Stars, My Boy and Smash Bang) and layered them on the right hand side of my white background paper and then added a coat of white gesso both over the bottom of the papers (where my photo’s were going) and onto the white cardstock.



Time, of course, for some messy fun! I started with a text stamp in Black Archival ink and then used a Dotty Texture stamp with Dark Blue Archival Ink.

And then more colour!! Back, again, to my Distress Oxides! I was going to use LOTS of colours but then ended up using only Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade and the packaging technique over where the gesso and stamping was.


I also added some splatters using the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide watered down as I felt the white half of the page needed some of that darker blue to balance the right side.


Once that was all dry I added all my stickers and some messy thread in both a dark blue and a bright lime green and I love how that brings all the colours all through the page. The black word stickers are from the Boys Fort Phrase Stickers sheets.


Last off was my title using the Black Glitter Heidi Swapp chippy alphas paired with the fun Mini Alphas from Pink Fresh Studio’s Boys Fort collection.


I have to document the actual story of the reason we were at the ER in the first place but am kinda stuck – it’s one of those stories that I certainly feel like I want in our album but am unsure how to add it in! Have you shared one (or more!) of those types of stories in your albums? How? Please do share, I would love to hear!!

Anyways, I shall leave you here with my last close up! I love the craziness and hectic feel of this page because, for so many reasons, that was exactly how those few hours felt! Oh, and just for the record, in case anyone is wondering, hubby’s finger is almost completely healed and you wouldn’t even know that he had a run with a table saw last July!!


Until next time, happy scrapping!!


Melinda

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{ScrappingClearly} Hunter’s Feb 2016 ~ A Scrapbook Page & A Pocket Page

Howdy and happy Hump Day!

Hope your week has been kind to you so far, I know the beginnings of my weeks are always super busy. However, here in WA we had a public holiday and I spent the day at Adventure World with my family, so today only feels like Tuesday!

Today’s share is for ScrappingClearly and I have a bit of a different project for you but first, here are the photos of my 2 pages that I created using the adorable PhotoPlay Boys Rule collection pack.


Yep, that is a 12×12 page and a pocket style page. Here is a little of the back story!

I like to have something in the boys’ albums for each month to sum up what life was like for them that month. I’ve found the best way for me to achieve that is to include a few small stories in a pocket page that make up their every day (like in this spread of Hunter setting the dinner table).

Then I do 12×12 pages with the bigger kind of stories (like this month his first day at 3-year-old Kindy). Depending on the month I have 1 or 12 lol

I’m not a huge “this is a really cute photo, I’ve gotta scrap it” kind of person,
I’m more of a “this is a great story and I have this awesome photo that goes with it” kind of scrapper which works really well for me. How do you like to get your stories in your albums? Are you more of a “this is just an adorable photo” kind of scrapper? I love learning what inspires others!!

So, I made a process video for this which you can see here.


My very first step was choosing which 12×12 paper I wanted to use for my background and making sure that I included that as the title card for the pocket page spread. I tossed up between the “Seeing Stars” and the “Mr Mischief” papers from the collection pack and ultimately decided the photos popped more on the “Mr Mischief”. I now had a starting point!


I started on my pocket page and picked patterned papers that I thought would work really well then cut them to size (using some of the cut-aparts but also just chopping down some of the 12×12 papers).

I love the continuity over the pocket page and the 12×12 page.




I’ve used the Heidi Swapp Black Glitter Chipboard Letter Stickers for my title on both pages.






I’ve used quite a few of the stickers from the Boys Rule collection pack sticker sheet on both pages as well, I love all those little stars that I could sprinkle across both pages!


I worked on 3 areas of embellishment on my 12×12 page layering a few bits of paper and quite a few stickers. I’ve also popped up a couple of the stickers to give more dimension and interest to the page.


My very final steps were adding a few stickers from Heidi Swapp’s Puffy Stickers sheet, my journalling in 2 places, and some Bling splatters using my Colour Shimmer Pot by Colour Blast!


I’m super happy with how this spread came together, and even happier that I now have these photos out of the photo storage box and into Hunter’s album!

Thank you, as always, for stopping by, until next time, happy scrapping!!

Melinda