Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"Sparkler Fun" Layout

I was able to finish up 2 layouts last week.  So glad I was able to get into the craft room and make a layout or two.  I've been so focused on my project-life style scrapbooking and have missed doing 12x12 layouts.  Don't get me wrong.  I love both types of scrapbooking and each have their own benefits.  I am definitely a scrapper who "scraps in the mood".  So recently I needed to take a break from the "smaller" canvas of project life and create on a larger 12x12 canvas and have fun with all my mists and embellishments.

To prevent "falling behind" on my project life style/ pocket style scrapbooking, I am editing & saving my photos with pic frame and printing my photos at home every 2-3 days.  I then trim and insert the photos into the pockets.  At night while watching television with my husband, I will insert the journalling or title cards into the pockets.  This way, when I do have time to work on it, I can embellish and journal in more detail.

To be honest, I am still "journalling" on my project life style layouts from November 2013 ;) the key is not to stress about it.  I'm glad the photos and inserts are all in and all I need to do is journal- or not ;) Either way, my 3.5 year old loves flipping through the pages (journal-less and all).  He actually loves having me narrate each page with, "Once upon a time.."  He truly is a sweet boy.

Okay, enough rambling.  On to my layout.  I used the Scraptastic Kit Club Jan 2014 "Baby, It's Cold Outside".  Here is the process video on YouTube:

Total Time:  1 hour
Background Paper:  Fancy Pants- Timbergrove, Retreat
Layers:  Echo Park- Keeping Cozy
              Carta Bella- Playful Plaid, Rough & Tumble
              Aqua Cardstock
              from the kit- washi tape, cut outs, flair
              Teresa Collins - Now & Then border strips
Alphas:  American Crafts Thickers- Dear Lizzy Treasure
Stickers/Labels:  Fancy Pants- Timbergrove
Stamps:  Recollections- roller date
Mists/Inks:  Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Tinsel, Navy
Tools:  Studio Calico Huey's Mask- circle graph
            The Crafter's Workshop, Balzer Designs- Mix & Match Hearts Stencils

Here's the finished layout.  Enjoy!

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