Archive | August 25, 2011

Paperclipping Roundtable #80: The Glitter Queens

Ana was in her element on this episode of the Roundtable, because we got our diva on and talked all things glitter! And…do you know which member of the Roundtable isn’t wild about glitter? <gasp>  Tune in to find out!


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Layout | Back 2 School

On Tuesday I showed you my back to school kit, and today I’m back to share a layout I made with it – my first layout of the new school year!

At first glance, I wasn’t sure how I could make the papers of this kit work for the bold colors in my photos. After a few minutes it became clear to me that I needed to play up the yellows, kraft, and brown of the kit for this page. Because I designed my kit with all double-sided patterned papers this meant that I had a lot of options to play with! By combining some of my favorite bits, I really like how this turned out.

Supplies (from kit):
Kraft cardstock (Bazzill)
Lost & Found 2 Sunshine – Forever Classified patterned paper(My Mind’s Eye)
Lost & Found 2 Rosy Ordinary brads (My Mind’s Eye)
Finally Fall – Quadrants (Bella Blvd)
Finally Fall – At the Patch patterned paper (Bella Blvd)
Finally Fall Alpha + Bits Sticker Sheet (Bella Blvd)
Sunshine Broadcast – Kindle patterned paper (Sassafrass Lass)
Uncommon Petite type circles alphabet stickers (Authentique)
Blissful – Prosperity patterned paper (Authentique)
Inkssentials Kraft tags (Ranger)

Additional items used:
white thread
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade (Ranger)
black pen
Souffle 3D Puffy Ink pen in white (Sakura)


With just utilizing bits and pieces of this kit, and by only adding in a pen, some ink, and a little thread,  I love how this page turned out. Here is a simplified sketch version of my page. All you need is two 4×6 photos for this design, and you could easily rotate the sketch if you have landscape oriented photos.


Next up, I want to be sure to capture some of my kids favorites, what they’re into right now, and things they are liking about school. Then in future years, I will do the same so that each fall I have a new layout to add, and notes on what they were like and liking to compare from year to year.

If you have kids (or grandkids, or even your  own school journey) to scrapbook, what school themed pages are your favorites? I invite you to share – and wish you happy crafting.

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Thank You Very Much

Thanks for coming back for part two of the series on office-inspired design!

For this thank you card from the “office supply” series, I decided to use bright cheerful pastels. The office theme here isn’t as literal as the first card. Instead, I created something softer and more feminine.

office inspired thank you card

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