PL Inspiration: Firefighter Bed

IMG_5092Hi! Final post from me this month and I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards as much as I have enjoyed creating them for everyone to see.

This card is one that I have used as my son is obsessed with anything fire truck related as his dad is a firefighter. When we saw this awesome fire truck bed for sale we had to get it. It gave me a chance to use this fantastic fire truck wood veneer I had made by a lady in the USA. And again I have teamed it up with the Simple Stories Magic range.

IMG_5135

Advertisements

Guest Post: Mixed Media Tag Mini Album by Scarlett Salamone (part 1)

Ed’s note: Today, Scarlett Salamone is our guest blogger (her blog is here, her Instagram is here). And, Scarlett doesn’t know this yet, but she gave us SO MUCH good stuff, we’re splitting her post into three! This is part one of her mixed media tag mini album. The next two parts will be published over the next two Wednesdays. We hope you join us again then! P.S. Click the tags for full-size images!

tagalbum1SS

I’m the creative type who doesn’t scrap chronologically, has a ton of favorite photos I’ll use time and again on projects, and in general have a tough time when the New Year rolls around because I know some photos of the past year may get tucked away and lost in the abyss of those yet to be documented. This year I thought I’d be a proactive and capture some favorite moments of 2013 by creating a year in review tag mixed media album. By using tags I made it easy on myself and was still able to play able to play with all my favorite mediums too – total bonus!

I started off by creating my own 3×5 tag bases using some ScrapFX pain chipboard pieces. These provided a nice sturdy base for me to work on and also allowed my final book to stand up on its own. If you don’t have any raw chipboard pieces to cut down available to you packaging from embellishments, cardboard, or even cereal boxes would be great alternatives.

For each tag I share I’ll give you a brief run down of the techniques I applied to the bases. At the end (ed’s note: in two posts time) I do have a full step by step for you of a go-to technique I use readily to get quick texture that is easy peasy. So grab your favorite beverage and I do hope you enjoy what I’ve prepared. Continue reading

Introducing the Sketch & Colour teams!

It’s been a long time coming, but now that we’re a week out from our first issue of 2014, let’s talk about our DESIGN TEAMS. (Maybe you’ve guessed a couple too, depending on how closely you looked at the mag sample…)

These ladies are just standouts. Amazingly creative people with no idea how good they are. They are always creating and even though you’ll see them in the mag, and occassionally on the blog, I can not recommend it enough: check out their blogs and add the links to your favourites! You’ll always find inspiration from these women–I know I do! (The rest of our design teams can be found on the linked page.)

designdiva13Karen Shady
Emma Stafrace
Trudi Harrison
Lydell Quin
Anne Patterson
Rachael Funnell
Natalie May
Leonie Neal-Dawson

P.S. I apologise to the girls that this announcement post is so late! They’ve all announced it on their blogs. Sadly, internet in Sweden over the New Year break was not as accessible as expected. (Not that I’d complain about being in Sweden, no, not at all.) =P

My Inspiration: Louise White

Don’t you just love it when you see someone’s scrapbooking and automatically think WOW! Well, this happened when I first saw Louise White’s work: I loved her versatility and her creativeness and the broad range of styles and techniques she had experimented with. I knew I had to share her amazing talent with the Scrapbook Creations readers. So sit back and enjoy reading a little bit about Louise and her scrap journey so far…

My name is Louise White

My scrapping journey started almost 9 years ago now when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter and planning my wedding. I stumbled onto a 12 x 15 inch baby album at my local newsagent and the rest, as they say, is history. I have always collected memorabilia from holidays and placed them in albums (and I never knew this was scrapbooking). I then moved onto making these memories as pretty as possible. I am so proud of my first album–it might be old fashioned now but for the time I did a pretty good job (if I say so myself).  The pages show my confidence growing with every memory I scrapped. Continue reading

Guest Post: Creating Layers & Dimension in your Project Life Layouts by Jodie King

Hi there Scrapbook Creations fans, my name is Jodie King and I’m here today with a guest post all about how to incorporate layers and dimension into your Project Life layouts.

Have you caught the Project Life bug yet? (SC has with it’s daily PL Inspiration!) Perhaps you’ve just started documenting your family’s memories this way for 2014. This really is my favourite way of recording our family’s everyday moments. I think of it as a combination of traditional scrapbooking and a weekly family journal.

I love to create layers in all my projects, including Project Life. But fitting dimension and layers in those tiny 3×4 and 4×6 pockets can pose its own set of challenges. Today I’d like to share some ideas to create interest and layers to your Project Life pages, and still fit them in those little pockets!

To begin I like to grab some 12×12 papers, some 6×4 and 3×4 journalling and filler cards, sticker sheets or ephemera and multiple sets of alphas. I’ll generally also reach for some bulkier embellishments, like flair buttons or buttons, and wood veneer shapes.

This is my 2014 Week One spread, the left side:
JodieKing_image_1_web

And the right.
JodieKing_image_2_web

Now for some tips to get those layers started.  Continue reading