Sep 15, 2015

Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine September 2015

The September 2015 issue of Create magazine is live! And it is JAM packed with layouts, cards, tags and more!
Literally 203 pages of papercrafting goodness!
This month I had fun with the Color Challenge. It was filled with beautiful fall colors so of course I chose Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection to create my layout.

I also got to play with the card sketch and tag sketch. For both I used Simple Stories Claus & Co. line:

It is a stunning issue and I had so much fun creating for it!

Sep 1, 2015

Simple Stories SN@P 4x6 Albums 3 Ways

Today I have THREE 4x6 Simple Stories SN@P albums to share. I love the small size of these albums. With Simple Stories collections and page protectors they come together very quickly. I used Simply Rad for this one:
 I made an album for my son starting with the day he was born and including at least one photo a year since then. I used stickers from the collection for his birth date.
 I love the chipboard stickers in this collection!
 I kept the pages very simple. Some typewritten journaling, a few cards and a strip of washi paper tape is all you need!
 I drew a tail for the paper airplane with a white gel pen.
 The boy elements in So Rad rad!!!
 It's so fun to watch him grow up before my eyes!
 I included a shaker pocket by fusing one of the 2x2 pockets.
A boy shaker can include things like paper clips, wood veneer and stars.

I love covering the raw chipboard with fun patterned papers from the collection. And the border stickers wrap around the entire album perfectly!
 I punched out some tabs from patterned paper and added some fun colored paper clips.
I did the same thing for my daughter with the So Fancy collection:
 I added some enamel dots to the birth date page.
 I loved how this collection looked in the Teal 4x6 album.
 A 4x4 photo and the 2x2 square elements are so fun together!
 I used two mini chipboard frames back to back inside a 2x2 pocket to create a little window.
Of course her shaker included pretty sequins!
 All of the phrases on the cards in this collection are perfection!
 The gold foil elements are fun too!
 I clipped a die cut over a card and layered a Bradz over another.
 I also love slipping in a 3x4 page protector becaue you can see the larger 4x6 page behind it.
 I used a different patterned paper for the front and back of this album, which is a fun look!
My last 4x6 SN@P was a summer album made with the Summer Vibes collection.
I decorated the binding with some stickers, Enamel Dots and Bradz.
 I punched two holes into a pocket and put our Universal Studios tickets inside.
 I used the 4x6 pages from the Yellow SN@P album and layered 4x6 Summer Vibes cards on top.
 Love that bokeh rainbow card!
 How fun is the large Bradz in the center of the sun? The photo stickers look perfect on white space in a photo like the water here.
 Again, adding a 3x4 page protector is such a fun layer!
 I loved using the Summer Time die cut card in the 3x4 pocket by itself.
 Especially because it is double sided and the back side is so colorful!
 This shaker was the most fun to make!
 I included glitter embossing powder that looked like sand, gold sequins and actual sea shells!
So there are three SIMPLE 4x6 SN@P albums using three different collections. What are YOU documenting with the 4x6 SN@P albums?

supplies used:
4103 4x6 SN@P Binder Black
4100 4x6 SN@P Binder Teal
4104 4x6 SN@P Binder Yellow
So Rad Collection:
6500 Collection Kit
6523 SN@P Cards
6527 Bradz
6528 Chipboard
6529 Bits and Pieces
6531 Enamel Dots
6533 Photo Stickers
6535 Washi Paper Tape
6538 Chipboard Frames

So Fancy Collection:
6400 Collection Kit
6423 SN@P Cards
6427 Bradz
6428 Chipboard
6429 Bits and Pieces
6431 Enamel Dots
6433 Photo Stickers
6435 Washi Paper Tape
6438 Chipboard Frames

Summer Vibes Collection
6300 Collection Kit
6323 SN@P Cards
6327 Bradz
6328 Chipboard
6329 Bits and Pieces
6331 Enamel Dots
6333 Photo Stickers
6335 Washi Paper Tape
6338 Chipboard Frames

Aug 23, 2015

EXTRA Embellishments with Scrapbook Circle

I tend to use a clean and simple style for the majority of my layouts. But Scrapbook Circle kits always have such a fun assortment of embellishments that sometimes it can be fun to pile them on! :)rk sc aug 8
It always amazes me how Scrapbook Circle kits combine collections and brands in a way that I would never think to and yet they all work together so well!rk sc aug-9
I bought the add on this month too, so I had lots of choices. From Pink Fresh Studio's "lovely" glitter foam stickers to Elle's Studio tags.rk sc aug-10
I even cut apart patterned paper and punched it into borders creating more embellishment opportunities.rk sc aug-11
I don't have a lot of patience for fussy cutting but those stars were begging to be cut out and popped up on dimensional adhesive!rk sc aug-12
The multicolored and patterned Fancy Pants alphas are so striking on black cardstock!rk sc aug-13

And the Scrapbook Circle exclusive wood veneer always adds the perfect touch!rk sc aug-14
When it comes to embellishments are you a less is more scrapper or do you prefer to use it all?

Aug 20, 2015

Simply Fall and Pumpkin Spice

Fall is right around the corner! And even if you live somewhere that doesn't enjoy the crisp nights and traditional fall weather, you can enjoy the scents and sights of the season. We are usually sweltering at the pumpkin patch, but we don't care! It is one of our favorite family traditions and so we go every year even of our weather is still unbearable! So imagine my joy when I saw Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection!
Fall colors and pumpkins galore! I created a mixed title with stickers, a die cut and a chipboard sticker.
 I layered some of the Bits and Pieces over patterned paper and popped the die cuts up on dimensional adhesive for a fun look.
I cut that journaling spot out of a larger journaling card and added some chipbaord sticker leaves and Enamel Dots.
Finally, I created the look of ribbon by cutting a small strip of green gingham paper from the Simple Basics collection. I folded it into pleats and machine stitched up the middle with some coordinating thread.
For my second layout I focused on the chipboard frames.I used the largest and middle sized frames for my photos.
I used a 4x6 card as my title and added some Bits and Pieces. I love to pop them up with 3D adhesive.
I added some Enamel Dots and Bradz to the larger frames and journaled with a white gell pen around the outside.
Now I am exited for pumpkin muffins and caramel apples!

Supplies Used:
Pumpkin Spice Collection:
4600 Collection Kit
4627 Bradz
4628 Chipboard
4629 Bits and Pieces
4631 Enamel Dots
4638 Chipboard Frames