Here’s layout #3 from Shimelle’s most recent class. Oh boy, did I go all out on this 12×12 page! Not only did I use stamps, involve my Silhouette Cameo, and used up some scraps, but I even managed to add some hand stitching! This was actually quite a fun layout to make. I’ve only used my Silhouette a couple of times before for scrapbooking even though I’ve owned the machine for 2.5 years now. Before you chastise me, I did make use of the electronic die cutter for other projects including the “thank you” notes for my wedding.
If you’re wondering where I used the Silhouette on this layout, I used it to die cut a stencil for the title. The scraps are from very old Simple Stories and Amy Tangerine papers. The hand stitching was creating using a stencil also from Amy Tangerine that’s at least a couple of years old.
The title makes it pretty obvious, but this page is about my first Hobonichi. I got into the planner craze in 2014, but I haven’t been able to keep up with daily journaling or even simple checklists. I’ve tried ring-bound planners (Filofax, Kikki-K), book bound planners (Hobonichi, traveler’s notebook), and bullet journaling in a Leuchtturm notebook. Nothing stuck…I think I’m too lazy. That doesn’t mean I won’t give it another go because it’s still a lot of fun (albeit quite a waste of money). Anyone out there with tips on daily planning/journaling? I’d love to hear some ideas!
The second layout I made for The 20 Project class from Shimelle is about my two dogs’ relationship with one another. I have a 14 year-old beagle that’s stubborn, sleeps for most of the day, but sweet. We adopted a borador (labrador and border collie mix) from the pound over a year ago. She’s completely opposite of our beagle–young, full of energy, playful, and super affectionate. The two dogs aren’t exactly friends, but they tolerate each other well enough.
I used a random assortment of scraps to hand cut the letters for the title. And I finally opened a package of cork butterfly stickers for this page. All in all, it was a good use of supplies from my stash so I’m happy. My scrapbook supplies have been getting a little too full lately even though I rarely purchase new supplies nowadays.
I’ve really fallen off the map from blogging, haven’t I? Reason is, I started working which took over pretty much all my time. I only scrapbook maybe once a week now. A lot of things have happened since my last post…
I got married (June 2014). I bought a house (December 2014). I adopted a dog from the pound (March 2015). My husband and I started our own business (opened June 2016). My mom and stepfather moved in with us (July 2016). AND I’m pregnant (3.5 months)! It’s been a whirlwind of events in such a short time. I could hardly catch my breath! But here I am again, ready to get caught up in my scrapbook albums before the baby arrives (crossing fingers).
I love Shimelle. She was one of the first people I watched on YouTube creating layouts when I first started my scrapbooking journey in 2012. When she announced a new class, I debated whether I should take it or not. I’ve taken a couple of classes over the last couple of years and failed miserably at keeping up. However, since her new class The 20 Project is video based, I thought why not? At least I’ll have something to watch when I get home from a tiring day at work. And so I signed up. The exciting thing is I’ve already made two layouts inspired by the prompts! Woohoo!
So here I am today sharing one of those projects. It’s for my very incomplete wedding album I started over 2 years ago. This layout features my husband’s Best Man. I decided at the get-go not include journaling in this album since most of the photos/titles are self-explanatory. Here it is:
Admittedly, this is a very busy background (inspired by Shimelle’s example layout). Because the papers have a lot of pattern, I decided to keep the embellishing to a minimum. I’ve been obsessed with the Amy Tangerine Thickers designed by Kal Barteski. They’ve been untouched in my stash for well over a year now, but I finally pulled them out a few weeks ago to use on a divided page protector layout. I wish I bought more when they were readily available!
Stay tuned tomorrow for another layout share for The 20 Project!