Hello fellow scrapbookers!
I’m back with you today with my first scrapbooking process video on youtube! Eeekkkkk! (Actually, this is my second youtube video, but the first one to be published. My first process video I made the other day for UK Scrap Addicts, but it not due to be published until next week. Stay tuned for that!)
For this layout I have used my new Lottie Loves Paper kit which arrived just this morning. It is composed mainly by Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Wild at Heart” collection, which is absolutely gorgeous!!
Here is a photo of the layout:
And here is the video:
Any constructive feedback is more than welcome. I am not sure how often I will be making videos, but definitely a two or three a month I can squeeze!
Thanks for stopping by,
Hello all and welcome once more to my blog!
A few days ago, the very talented Shimelle posted a layout about her first job. I loved reading her story and it totally inspired me to create a layout about my first job too.
The story behind my first job is very long, as it wasn’t just a job, it was the family business. So I go on for quite a bit with the journalling on this layout! I had to even write at the back and even then I don’t think I told all the story! I have a feeling I may have to find another photo and create another layout to compliment this one.
For this page I used mainly papers and embellishments from My Mind’s Eye “Palm Beach” collection. I bought these with the idea of scrapbooking a few photos of my honeymoon in Hawaii, however the palm trees and colours suited perfectly with the theme of this layout so I didn’t hesitate to use them. I can always buy more if I find I need them for my honeymoon layouts.
As you would have imagined, this layout will be going to the Book of Me, which is coming along quite nicely! Just the other day I was going through all my childhood photos and I have so many to scrap! 🙂
A couple more closeups. Those gold palm trees are so gorgeous! I love them!!
I hope you have enjoyed this layout and thanks for visiting!
I read a blog post recently about the importance of branding and getting your brand out there and being recognised. The post said something like, if you saw a starbucks cup without its logo you would still recognise it as a starbucks cup. The same goes for crafters and scrapbookers. I may see a Missy Whidden layout and instantly recognise it as hers.
So today I have been thinking about rebranding. My old logo, which I desiged and created about four years ago, doesn’t feel like it represents me any more. It used to be great when I was cardmaking, as I turned the logo onto a stamp, and used to stamp it at the back of every card and projects like bunting. I hardly do those things these days, so I feel like my logo needs to be brought back into what I do now.
So I found some super gorgeous watercolour flowers online and I’ve been playing a bit with them. I love the pastel tones, so much softer than my previous stark black and white. And this is what I have come up with so far. This is still work in progress, bur certainly going towards the direction I want to go.
I’ve got a feeling that I may have to make the text bigger as it is not so visible when it is small, but I absolutely love this font and I want to stick with it. And I don’t want to separate my name! “marialachica”, all together, has been my brand name for a long time, so I don’t want to change that either… Tough!!
Anyway, more layouts coming your way soon. Stay tuned!
Hello all! Today I am over at the Silhouette UK Blog with a little tutorial on how I used one cut with my machine to create three different projects!
Because, if you are anything like me, you like to make the most of your scraps! (I am known to keep pieces smaller than two inches square, oops!) so being able to make three different scrapbook pages out of one cut is a win in my book!
I used a file from the Silhouette Store called Sunburst Square, but I am sure that this will work with any background files. I have used the cut as a stencil, the normal cut page and the negative space. And these are my layouts!
- Cheeky Smile. This was the first layout I made, as I used the cut as stencil and needed to be done first! I used acrylic paint and Heidi Swapp Color Shine for my background and then a mixture of elements from the Starshine collection and other enamel shapes from my stash. I also did a very very very lazy stitching around the border, as I felt that the page needed something extra. It is super lazy because there are only four holes in the page 😀
- Usual Suspects. This was the second one. My intention originally was to flip the cardstock and use the other side, as this side was all full of ink and paint splatters. However, I actually loved the way it looked, so I created my layout on this side! I love rainbows, so I had lots of fun creating this one with a mixture of pattern papers and buttons.
- Wonderful you. For this layout I used the remaining bits. I had added some perforated lines to the “rays” on the cameo, so I had stiched through most of them, using three different stitch patterns. This was actually quite fun to do! I attempted to channel my inner Missy Whidden doing some gesso and watercolour background, however, I think I still need lots of practice! For this layout I used mainly Pink Paislee’s Oh My Heart collection.
I hope you have enjoyed these layouts and thanks for stopping by!
Apologies for not posting anything in the last few days. I have actually been working hard on several projects all at once, but they are for the Silhouette Design Team so I can’t show you much at the moment!
I can, however, show you a little sneak peek of a few layouts that I have already finished but need to be kept secret for now! Shhhh…. Don’t tell anyone!
I will be able to show more very soon! Until then, thanks for stopping by!