I just love the new "Love Story" collection and knew it would be perfect for some photos of a friend and her husband that I had recently taken. My favorite paper by far is the die-cut, scalloped edged circle paper. I really wanted to use it for this layout, but wanted more pink. So I trimmed out the inside of the circle so that I just had the red scalloped circle border. I then used the inside I had cut out as a guide to cut a large circle from the pink solid paper. Once I had adhered the pink circle on the base of my page, I adhered the red scalloped border using tiny pop-dots to give it just a little extra dimension.
After designing this layout, I thought it would be more impressive to add this to a frame, rather than just handing her a layout (since she doesn't scrapbook). When I told her about my idea, she thought it sounded like a great gift that she could give to her husband for Valentine's Day. So I pulled out one of my 12x12" oak frames, and spray painted it black and added the layout. Such an easy, fun idea that will look great hanging in their house.
1. Trim away inside of scalloped circle die-cut paper and use it as a guide to cut a large circle from the pink paper. Adhere both to center of white cardstock base.
2. Trim away edges of 4x6" photos to fit under scalloped circle and adhere one on either side of layout in the middle of the page.
3. Cut a piece of red pattern paper, and 2 strips of scalloped edged paper and mat them together on white cardstock. Adhere to center of layout.
4. Staple black and maroon lace trim to layout.
5. Flatten metal rim heart using Tag Maker, and adhere to page. Add dimensional sticker and word fetti stickers.
6. Add names or initials to layout using chipboard letters.
7. Add a few heart mini brads to trim and a clear defined "love" sticker.
And as I bonus, I created a card to accompany the gift.
The last two sections in our love book are “places” and “things.”The pages in these two sections follow the same basic scheme as the “people” pages in the first section – you can refer to last week’s challenge to see the details.
I love the flexibility of being able to tweak things exactly how I want to include them in this album.My first “place” page is actually entitled “home,” but I decided to take a bit of a different approach.Instead of a photo of my actual home, I wanted to broaden the concept of home – thus the photo of the keys and the quote.The other “place” and “thing” pages include titles, photos, and embellishments from the LOVE STORY line.
One of the pages in this album is actually a pocket page.I am including the pocket page in the “things” section of my album.The “thing” I’m including on my pocket page is a collection of love letters.I’ve written love letters to each of my family members and placed them inside envelopes.Now the envelopes are tucked into the back of the album and they can read them anytime they want to.
If you have been joining me in the weekly challenges this month, you will now have a special album filled with all of the people, places, and things you love.Place it somewhere you can look at it often.I am sure t will bring you much joy and happiness as you look through your album and think of all the things you love and have to be grateful for.And if you haven’t been joining me in the challenges, I hope you’ve discovered some ideas you can incorporate into your own scrapbook pages.
If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact me or check my blog for more ideas.And be sure to post your pages in our gallery!
To many, February is known as the month of love. It's reminiscent of hand-written love notes, flowers, chocolates, and heart shaped sugar cookies packed with pink buttercream frosting and sprinkles. It's a time when we focus our attention and love on others to let them know we care.
Why not create a layout to help you keep the notes and memories that you either give or receive. This layout was created by Wendy Bertz.
This layout is easy to create. Just follow the instructions below:
1. Trim Kraft Paper to 9 1/2" x 12" and adhere to Love Story 12" x 12" Scalloped Square patterned paper. At seams, adhere 1/4" strip of red cardstock.
2. Cut Postcard out of Love Story 12" x 12" Postcard patterned paper and attach using brads from Love Story Mini Brad Value Pack. Trim right side of postcard with a small piece of the Scalloped Square patterned paper.
3. Attach a variety of Love Story Ribbons over Postcard with staples.
4. Using Making Memories Tag Curler, attach Love Story Tag to red ribbon.
5. Place title along top of ribbon and bottom of Postcard using Love Story Sticker Chipboard Alphas.
6. To finish layout, attach Love Story Pebble Clip to top of Postcard and tuck a special note to the one you love under the postcard.
It's Keisha's birthday today. Please help me extend some happy birthday wishes to her. Many of you will recognize her work because of her fresh and modern style. Not only is she a great scrapbooker, but a great photographer, and decorator, and the list goes on.
Leave her a birthday wish by posting a comment and make sure to visit her blog for more inspiration.
Everybody is always telling us that they love our little Nathan. He just has this personality that is impossible not to love! He acts so grown up and has the funniest little voice. Every time he talks he makes us smile. He is also very friendly and is quite the little charmer.
When I saw this photo I immediately thought of doing a page about the fact that we all adore him. The journaling reads, "Can't help but love you - your smile, your voice, the sweet things you say, your tender heart!!" I also hung my page out in our kitchen area on the wall where we can see it and enjoy it during the Valentine's season.
So, come on and join me and do a page about someone in your life that you can't help but love. The new line of Valentine's products are so much fun and so cute!! I also pulled out one of the older valentine's products - the large chipboard heart. I still love these. I painted it with the pink lipstick paint and then gave it a light top coat of rose petal specialty paint. I can't get enough of this metallic pink paint! I use it on everything lately. Have fun.
Paint chipboard heart with pink lipstick paint. Once dry give it a light second coat with the rose petal specialty glaze.
Attach 6x6 piece of white eyelet paper to right side of page.
Attach chipboard heart over white paper.
Attach photo to left side of page overlapping the heart.
Cut two pieces of ribbon to about 6 inches and attach underneath photo.
Place striped sticker behind chipboard heart and attach two brads to heart.
Attach to page at the right of the photo.
Attach word fetti to right side of photo above heart.
Cut one side from jigsaw frame and paint the edges with pink paint.
Attach it under the photo and use marker to write caption.
Attach jigsaw parentheses shapes to left and right side of page.
Apply rub-ons to top of photo.
Use marker to journal on the large chipboard heart.
This week, we’re going to create pages about all the people we love.I decided to use three random photos of each person.Each page will be different other than the number of photos.Each page has a patterned paper background – some pages will have two patterns for the background.Every page will have a large cream cardstock block with machine stitching around the edges.Each page has a name spelled out with stickers or chipboard letters.Every page also includes several various embellishments from the LOVE STORY line.
Another great option with this post-bound album is that you are able to re-arrange the pages inside – I have more “people” I wanted to create pages about than “places” or “things,” so I simply put more of the blank album pages behind the first tab and fewer behind the other two tabs.
I am opting not to include journaling on these pages…I want it to be more of a picture book…I’ll save the journaling and stories for another album altogether.
I am sharing the first two “people” in my album here.If you’d like to see more of my “people” pages, you can visit my personal blog.Start taking or gathering pictures of the places and things you love for next week’s challenge.Be sure to upload your “people” pages to the MM gallery!
We all have tons of ribbon in our scrapbooking stash, right? I love using ribbon because it's an easy way to add the perfect touch to any project. I love the color and texture that ribbon adds. After using it on a project, I have a hard time throwing ribbon away, even if only a tiny piece is left. Keisha created this page as a way to use some of those smaller pieces of ribbon.
We've all seen them. The heart-shaped boxes of chocolates that line the supermarket shelves a little after the new year. They tempt us with their sweet insides and with the appealing red, foiled packaging that not only holds the possibility of love, should someone give us one, but also chocolate. Who needs love when there's chocolate I ask you?
Thus, we have February's Inspiration with Joey. I didn't feel I had to buy a box to photograph for the inspiration - we all know what they look like. With the theme being "things I love" I right away thought of my kids - the little sweeties (most of the time). I literally copied the idea of little chocolate sweets in a heart-shaped box for my page. I used the new Making Memories Love Story line for papers and embellishments. On a side note...have you seen the fantastic packaging for embellishments MM has? The little jars of goodies with paper flowers, lovely buttons, and felt die cut shapes. LOVE them. Anyway, I also used ribbon from the (note)worthy line and a strip of black pattern paper from the Halloween line along with pebble brads (I can't live without these - especially the black and white ones).
First, draw a heart on the back of black cardstock - use pencil and you can easily see your line. Cut it out along with around 16 pictures. I used a colluzle to cut my circles and varied the sizes slightly. I also cut 16 circles from pink and maroon cardstock in a slightly larger circle and used scallop scissors around the edges to make mats for the photos. Arrange the pictures on the heart and fill in any blank space with buttons, flowers, and brads. You could use fewer pictures and more embellishments too if you wanted. I sewed the gathered ribbon around my heart to make it really secure. Finally, assemble the page and add your journaling.
Have fun. This page reminds me of the fabulous quote from Forrest
Gump: "Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get." Well said. You never know what you will get when you set out to create either!
We are excited to announce that the Making Memories' website is getting a facelift! You will love the fresh look of this new site. AND be prepared to see new project samples to inspire you, updated product information, new tips and tricks from our talented design team, and more.
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