Stamping and Scrapbooking

Stamping on a layout can be daunting for some but there is no reason to be scared to get out your stamps and just have some fun and if you mess up so what you can always fix it or start over, its only paper. I used to be one of those people who had a fear of incorporating stamps into my layouts. I love stamps though and the versatility and creative outlet that they give me. I have gotten over my fear of stamps and now I can’t live without them!

I have incorporated stamps on several projects and I use them not only for my scrapbooking layouts but also for card making and for making my own project life cards.

Recently I had created a layout with the project life app and it inspired me to create a 12×12 layout featuring the same colors. I decided to use my stamps to create the title for the layout as well as some embellishments for the layout.

Here is the layout that inspired me to create my 12×12 layout of my munchkins.

Project life app blue and yellow

Layout that inspired my other layout

Now here is what I came up with using these colors for my layout. I created a process video for you all to watch so you can see how easy it is to add stamping to your layouts.

 

Do you stamp directly on your layouts or projects?

make it mondayNow check out the other ladies posts for the Make It Monday blog circle.

Jen shares how to use Digi Stamps & Shapes in her Free template this week for

Karen show how to use shadows in Panstoria Artisan to give more dimension to your digital layouts.
Scrap once, print twice! Melissa creates page for two albums at once

Alice will show you how to define your scrapbooking process to make scrapping faster and easier


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Short On Time?

You can still scrap if you are short on time. I am all about getting my layouts done quickly and easily. As much as I love the project life concept I still love my 12×12 layouts. I had some photos from Easter last year that I found and decided to make a layout right away. Sometimes the mood just hits me and lucky for me the baby was napping so I could start my layout.

Something that I have learned is to take advantage of my time! So if i have a few minutes to myself I might pick the photos, then the next chance I get I will pick the paper, I keep doing this until I have all the products together that I want to use. Next I will lay everything out on the paper and if I have the chance I will start sticking it down, if I don’t have the chance at least I already know how I want the layout to look. My embellishments always come last because to me they are the least important part of the layout.

How do you get layouts done when you are short on time?

 

 

 


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Digital Scrapbooking Day!

November is here how did this happen so fast. I truly can’t believe that October is over and that it is November 1st. With that being said it is also digital scrapbooking day. I don’t generally scrap digitally but when I do I use photoshop elements. This little software helps me get my layouts done. I struggled for sometime with photoshop but since I have taken courses from Melissa over at Digital Scrapbooking HQ I struggle no more. Seriously if you have ever thought about scrapping digitally with photoshop then you are going to want to take some of Melissa’s classes.

Today is the first day for you to grab Melissa’s brand new class over at Creative Passions. What is the class all about? It’s about teaching you how to scrap digitally and is perfect for beginners and even for people who taught themselves how to use photoshop. This is what the class is all about.

Digital-Scrapbooking-for-Absolute-Beginners-Salespage-graphicInside Digital Scrapbooking for Absolute Beginners:

  • Learn to navigate around the Photoshop Elements workspace – find the tools and commands you need, when you need
  • Videos and a full step-by-step pdf – watch as Melissa demonstrates tips and techniques that will help you become a digital scrapbooker
  • A gorgeous designer kit from Studio Flergs – access to the same product Melissa uses in videos makes it easier to work through the materials
  • Master adding text to a page – after all, the difference between a scrapbook and a photo album is the story
  • Learn how to save your page for printing online – so your pages look the best they can

You can grab this amazing class by clicking the link here and you can check out Melissa’s site Digital Scrapbooking HQ here, where she has classes and tutorials for everyone.

 

14novackermanfreeNow if digital scrapbooking isn’t your thing then you should definitely check out some of the classes that Lain Ehman has over at Layout A Day. I have taken some wonderful classes and have learned so much. Some of the best classes that I have taken were even FREE. Speaking of FREE their is a great FREE class coming up by Stephanie Ackerman and you won’t want to miss out on this. Stephanie is sharing how to turn text into inspiring faith filled words of heart and let me tell you this is going to be a great scrapinar.  I follow Stephanie on Instagram and let me tell you her stuff is just so inspiring and beautiful. I am really looking forward to this class. You can sign up for the class here and if you can’t make it don’t worry you can watch the replay for a limited time.

 

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Can I just say I am super excited about this class that will be happening over at Big Picture Classes as well. I do a December Daily. I just started in 2012 but it is one of my favorite projects and every year I take a class of some kind to get me jump started or more inspired then I already am. This is what the class is all about.

12 Days of Christmas: December Duos: Document Your Holiday in a Delightfully Fun and New Way

Taught by Stacy Julian, Amy Tan, Elise Blaha Cripe, Aly Dosdall, Kelly Purkey, Tami Morrison, Elizabeth Dillow, May Flaum, Angie Gutshall, Rebecca Cooper, Jennifer Wilson, Tammy Tutterow

2-week guided workshop • Starts December 12, 2014

Capture Christmas as it happens! A dozen instructors are here to help you photograph this year’s holiday memories in real time—and display them in a delightfully simple album that will warm your heart for years to come.

The “December Duos” concept is easy, stress-free, and inspiring. Every day for the twelve days leading up to Christmas Day, two of our twelve instructors will share a scrapbook layout, video message, and a page prompt in the form of a duo (“warm & cold,” “give & receive,” “near & far”). That’s a total of two-dozen inspiring ideas!

You can follow the instructor’s lead or march in your own direction as you snap your photos for the day. Then, after printing our fabulously free journaling cards and title cards, you’ll either slip the cards and your photos into a Project Life mini album from American Crafts or use them on a traditional (or digital) scrapbook page.

You can grab this awesome class by clicking here.

Well their you have it this is what I will be looking forward to. Do you take any scrapbooking classes. Let us know in the comments so we can all find new classes to take.

 

 


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