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Guess what? I am still doing homeschooling, gardening (winding down) and normal life. But I have fit in a bit of scrapbooking as well. This month I'm bringing you what I think turned out really neat. Over the summer I did a “body study” with my boys for school and they LOVED it! So, I gave my oldest a 12 x 12 sheet of white cardstock and he drew all the body parts. He loves to draw so it was a perfect way to incorporate him in the scrapping process and get a really cool black and white background paper. I hand journaled and I really like the way it turned out!
And, yes, I did not have an ezine for August. It just didn't get done. This is real-life, people. : ) It just didn't get done...too many things going on, but here is September's edition, by the grace of God.
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12 x 12 Layout Ideas -
Our Body Study/Home school Edition –
I LOVE the way this 2 page layout turned out. I had my 6 year old help me create a black and white background paper. I gave him 2 sheets of 12 x 12 white card stock and he drew body parts and spelled them 1st grade style. What a fun memory that will be for both of us! Both of my boys loved the actual “body study” that we did over the summer and Noah loves to draw so I put those two things together. I added a simple title and my own hand journaling all about how they loved it and how my Mom had done the exact same study (reproducible book – she saved it for me) with me when I was in grade school. Here is the other thing I love about this layout. If you watch my
, you know that I've been doing/learning digital this year. The thing I like the most about it is the “no planning/no mess” part. What I don't like so much is the fact that I can't do pocket techniques like I did on this layout. I had quite a few photographs and I didn't have room for all of them. So, I took 3 and added them to the layout and then created a pocket and put the others in there so they will be there when I want to look at them. But by using a pocket technique I didn't have to find a place for them on the layout itself. : ) I LOVE that part of paper scrapping. I could probably do something similar with hybrid scrapping...maybe create a digital layout and leave a space for a pocket, have the layout printed and then add the pocket. That would probably be super cool – I just haven't tried it yet. Have any of ya'll done that? So, here it is one page above the other. You just have to imagine them side by side.
Card Making Ideas - Fall Themed Cards
Our Hope is in the Lord - I love this stamp. Well, this was a super simple card and one of my “go to” designs. The bottom layer is the daisy print and then I stamped the greeting. Then I inked around the outside with my black stamp pad...just hold your stamp pad and run the edge of the card along the pad.
Happy Anniversary 1 – I used a technique that I've also done with scrapbooking – tissue paper – crumpled up and then unfolded and smoothed out. So that is the bottom layer of this card. Then I used a fall leaf patterned vellum and stamped “Happy Anniversary” on it and secured it to the tissue paper with 3 eyelets.
Note: when you stamp on vellum, you have to use a Staz On stamp pad. You can find them at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores.
Happy Anniversary 2 – Ok, I mentioned before that I quite often make cards “in series” - when I get done with a layout, I'll use the same papers and elements from the layout to create the cards...just keep the creative juices flowing. In this case, I just used a similar layout as the card above but turned the card upright instead and didn't use tissue paper as the bottom layer.
Until sometime around the middle of October…
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