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Scrapbooking Layout – Balcony Shenanigans

Hello lovely likers!

I am back again with another Scrapbooking Process video on youtube!! Whaaaat!!!

I must say, this is my third video and I am loving making them. I wish I had more hours in the day to make more videos! I am in real awe of all those scrappers out there who make videos almost every day AND have a job and run their families/homes. I wonder where they get the time from! At the moment I need to film my videos during the day, as I don’t have special lighting for my desk and rely on the daylight. However, I may ask for some lightboxes or similar for the next big event that requires presents (hang on, my birthday and Mother’s Day have just gone… will that be Christmas then? Heck, I can’t wait that long!)

So today’s layout is inspired by a challenge that Paige Taylor Evans set up on the Hey Little Magpie inspiration page on Facebook. The challenge is to use scraps or strips of leftover paper. And I have lots of scraps! So this challenge is ideal for me 🙂

Here is a photo of my finished layout:

Balcony shenanigans - crafts by marialachica

And a couple of close ups:

shenanigans closeup1

shenanigans closeup2

shenanigans closeup3

And here is the youtube video! As I said the previous time, I am still learning and I appreciate any constructive criticism, whether it’s positive or negative, as long as it’s constructive I will take it into account! On my previous video a few people said that they preferred videos with voiceovers, and/or they found the music irritating. Unfortunately I don’t think I am ready to do voiceovers. I am so self concious of my voice/accent, and not being a chatty person, I found quite hard finding things to say… Anyway, I may give it a go in the future… not saying “never”, just “not for now”.

I hope you have enjoyed this layout.

Read you very soon!

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Scrapbooking layout – Hat testing

Morning!

Today I am playing aling with Stuck! Sketches, with their mid month sketch challenge. And this is the layout I came up with!

Hat testing

This is the sketch that the layout is based on:

stuck sketches mid march

I used Shimelle’s True Stories collection (still my most favourite collection of hers!) and a tiny bit of Echo Park Paper Crative Agenda. The thickers are Rainboots and Marquee. I hand stitched a border around the page using some Stampin Up floss that I got with a card kit ages ago I just felt the colour was a good match with the papers!

The photos are not the best photos, however I really wanted to scrap them because they are from a very sweet moment that I shared with my daughter. Our twins spend 99% of their time together, so this was one of these rare moments when I was just with her and we were playing around 🙂

A couple more close ups:

Hat testing1

Hat testing2

Thanks for stopping by and read you soon!

Maria x

Scrapbooking Layout – Shy Girl

Hello!

Today I am participating in a new challenge. This time is for the Scrappin4fun blog, and this time the challenge is to use old stash. And man, have I used old stash! Yes I have!!

And here is my layout:

Shy girl

 

It is a scraplift from this gorgeous page that I found on Pinterest, and the materials used are:

  • Everyday Moments by Recollections papers (and they were all scrap papers too! Not a single new page was cut!)
  • Buttons and brads from my stash, which I have had for literally years!
  • The title is made with Prima alphabet stickers and Making Memories shimmer alphas (does Making Memories even exist any more!?) that I’ve had for a long long time!

And a couple more close ups:

shy girl closeup

shy girl closeup2

shy girl closeup3

I hope you have liked it and thanks for visiting!

Maria x

Scrapbooking layout – Fine little day

Hi all!

This layout I made on Saturday as a challenge on the Lottie Loves Paper facebook page. The challenge was to use the following recipe:

  • 2 photos
  • At least three different patterned paper
  • A tag
  • Buttons/Flair
  • Yellow
  • Enamel
  • Handwritten journalling

I must admit that I really struggled. I sat down in front of my computer and started looking through Pinterest, I went backwards and forwards searching for inspiration, I even almost started two scraplifts! But in the end I decided to just keep it simple… simple always works, doesn’t it!?

I used old papers for backing the photos and some newer stuff from Dear Lizzy to embellish, but other than that the layout is quite clean. Instead of buttons or flair, I used some old brads from my stash that I’ve had for donkeys years. As I was scrapping directly into prebound books before, I was never able to use them, as you have to pierce into the page to put them on. But now that I am doing 12×12 I can!

And this is the layout:

Fine little day

And a close up of the brads:

Fine little day2

The journalling is about how much my kids have changed. The first two times that the photographer visited the nursery, they both looked miserable and hardly smiled for the camera. And look at them now! Two completely different children!

I hope you have liked this layout, and read you soon!

Maria x

Scrapbooking layout – You are my sunshine

Hello everyone!

Today I bring you a layout that I have created for the March challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper. The challenge was to use acetate in a creative way so I decided to use mine as part of the background!

I bought this piece of acetate and the cat papers at the Hey Little Magpie pop-up shop at the Birds of a Feather workshop last weekend and I knew exactly what I wanted to do the moment I saw them! The layout is inspired on a Manxy Cat Crafts (Sarah Costain) layout, and I can tell you already that I will not be doing that ruffled ribbon technique any time soon! That was hard!

The cat papers are from My Mind’s Eye “Meow” collection and the acetate is from Teresa Collins Signature Essentials. The ribbon I went to Hobbycraft especially for. I have several types of pink ribbon at home but neither were wide enough, but Hobbycraft had just what I needed. The right width and also with grey polka dots! Perfect! The flair came with a Lottie Loves Paper kit a few months ago, and I can’t right remember which collection it is from… I am thinking Cocoa Vanilla Studios, but not 100% sure. There are some “fake sequins”, which are Pinkfresh Studio “Felicity” and a few black enamel dots. The “sunshine” in the title is from Maggie Holmes and the alphas are from Simple Stories.

Very simple layout as you can see, but I love how effective it is! And also, as you could have probably imagined by now, quite difficult to photograph since the background is transparent!

Here we go:

You are my sunshine1

You are my sunshine-

You are my sunshine2

Thanks for visiting and read you soon!

Maria x