Monday, April 30, 2018

Day to Remember Scrapbooking Layout

Hi everyone! I'm here with a scrapbooking layout using the new Elle's Studio Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp and the Noteworthy collection. This project can be easily recreated by stamping on patterned paper or cardstock but I chose to dabble in a bit of mixed media to create something different.







I knew I wanted to mix stamped words from the awesome new Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp with some of the words from pattern #3 in the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. I also knew that I wanted to create a super long title about spending family time together. What I didn’t know was what photo I wanted to use. That said, I have tons to choose from so I knew it wouldn’t be too hard, so I created this layout completely based on the structure for the title. That’s kind of scary but also kind of fun to start with a title!



There’s a lot of awesome words included on the Noteworthy patterned paper #3 and I wasn’t sure which ones I wanted to use but I knew I wanted to cut them out. I also knew I didn’t want to cut them all out by hand so I used my Silhouette and the PixScan to cut practically all the words out. I think that was a bit of pro-scrap-tination, if you you know what I mean. While the words were cutting, I decided to play with gesso and mists to create some colorful backgrounds to stamp on. I wanted a watercolor effect so I played around with 5 colors. Once dried, I had to figure out what I wanted to say in the title. I ended up choosing three phrases and I stamped the same words from the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp over each color, to have a variety of colors to choose from for each word. Once I had all the words cut out from both the patterned paper and the stamped words, I lined them up against the left side of the paper, adding a patterned paper strip from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack between the phrases. I also stitched over the words to secure them down.



I decided to scrap a photo we took together on a recent trip to the dude ranch. We went on long horse rides in the Texas hill country several times a day and had a great time together doing all the activities the ranch offered. I decided to keep the layering behind the photo light and instead anchored it with a long patterned paper to even the page out. I also chose to add a couple of embellishments, like the Noteworthy Wood VeneerNoteworthy Puffy Stickers and Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers over and around it to draw the eye around.



I still need to add journaling under the “highlights” Noteworthy Word Label. There’s so much to say about this experience and I still need to put my thoughts together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you’d like to see how this came together, check out my YouTube channel!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hello darling butterfly scrapbooking process video

Hi everyone. I'm here today with a process video I created for the butterfly scrapbooking layout that can be completed in 45 minutes if you have the right tools and can work fast.

Once you get the patio party collection in your hands, or any other supplies you'd like, you can follow along with me to create this fun layout.

I sped up the time so you don't have to sit and watch me for 45 minutes.  Remember: don't overthink this, you too can re-create this in under an hour, maybe even 30 minutes if you don't have any interruptions.


Here's a reminder of what the final layout looks like. 

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hello darling butterfly scrapbooking layout and process video

Hi everyone. I'm here today with a butterfly scrapbooking layout that can be completed in 45 minutes if you have the right tools and can work fast.

To help you along the way, I've documented the process in a video, which I will post tomorrow so be sure to check back..

Once you get the patio party collection in your hands, or any other supplies you'd like, you can follow along with me to create this fun layout.

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

Paper piecing - 12 minutes

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

To get started, cut a supersized butterfly using your electronic cutting machine. Peel the butterfly from the mat and also save the larger bits you cut out to use as templates for filling in the holes with patterned paper. Next, choose 5 - 7 coordinating patterned papers. This is where you could spend too much time overthinking things. DO NOT overthink the pattern placement. If you are working with papers within the same collection, chances are they will look good next to each other. Just pick up a paper and get started.

Starting at the top, select the template you reserved from the butterfly. Place it over your patterned paper and cut around it, leaving just enough edge around the perimeter - maybe 1/8" or 1/4" inch. It just really depends on the design. Once you've cut that out, discard the template and adhere the patterned paper to the back of the butterfly. You should have a perfect or near perfect fit. Repeat until all spaces are filled.

Secure the butterfly to the page, machine stitching down the center and adhering the left patterned paper side with foam dots.

Butterfly clustering - 12 minutes

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

Next, you are going to add flower and butterfly embellishments to the top of the other side. Make sure you save space for your photo (I used a 3"x3" inch photo. I adhered my photo using foam dots and then filled in around it, adding flowers and butterflies. Once that was complete, I moved along the butterfly, adding flowers and butterflies along the edge of the butterfly and working inward to fill in all the spaces. I adhered some directly to the paper with liquid glue and I popped others up using foam dots. I worked this pretty fast to fill in all the spaces.

Add the finishing touch - 6 minutes

Butterfly scrapbooking layout andprocessvideo by @heatherleopard using @pebblesinc #jenhadfield #patioparty collection #madewithpebbles

In the time remaining, you just need to add a title, a cluster or flowers / butterflies on the patterned paper wing and around the title and journaling.

Craft along with me

Check back tomorrow to watch the process video I created for this butterfly scrapbooking layout.  I sped up the time so you don't have to sit and watch me for 45 minutes.  Remember: don't overthink this, you too can re-create this in under an hour, maybe even 30 minutes if you don't have any interruptions.