Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CLS Winter Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's Winter Blog Hop! I'm following Julie Tambrini from  Julie's Creative Memories Blog today and Candace Bouldin from Scrappin' Jpegs will be your last stop. If you missed any of the stops, you'll find a list of each of the stops at the end of today's post. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the list for some great ideas from the scrapbookers and crafters at Creative Life Scrapbookers. You might also want to follow our Facebook page at Creative Life Scrapbooking for even more inspiration and ideas for your scrapbook layouts!

Just in case you've had enough of winter, I've created a more spring-like scrapbook layout for today's blog hop. The pictures I used were actually taken in early fall but CM's Blend & Bloom Pink Decorative Paper Pack is a perfect backdrop for my photos.


Here's what you'll need to complete this layout:
Blend & Bloom Pink Designer Paper Pack 
Blend & Bloom Designer Stickers
Blend & Bloom Greenery Laser Cut Embellishments
Blend & Bloom Foiled Flower Embellishments
Tape Runner & Foam Squares
Precision Point Adhesive Pen
12-Inch Straight Trimmer
Silver Pen
Optional: Retired Postage Stamp Punch if you have it

Instructions:
  1. Using the pink & white plaid decorative paper shown as your base and the 12-Inch Straight Trimmer cut one 4 1/2" x 12" and one 2 1/2" x 12" strips from the pink & green pattern paper shown. Adhere the 4 1/2" x 12" strip about 6/8" from the left edge of the left page. Adhere the 2 1/2" x 12" strip about 1 1/2" from the right edge of the right page. 
  2. Adhere pink border sticker to each page as shown. 
  3. Using the 12-Inch Straight Trimmer cut two 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" photo mats, one 3/8" x 12" strip, one 3/4" x 3" strip, one 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle, and one 1 3/4" square from pink polka dot paper. 
  4. Using the 12-Inch Straight Trimmer or Personal Trimmer cut one 3' x 4" rectangle & one 3 1/2" x 1" strip from the pink pattern paper on the reverse side of the pink polka dot paper.  Use the Postage Stamp Punch or Personal Trimmer to create two 1 1/4 x1 3/8" rectangles. 
  5. Adhere photo mats and 3/8" x 12" strip to right page as shown. 
  6. Adhere squares and rectangles to layout, layering pieces as shown. Use a silver pen to create faux stitching on pink polka dot pieces. Adhere 4 x 6 photos as shown.
  7.  Use foam squares to adhere a title from Blend & Bloom Embellishments. Use Precision Point Adhesive to adhere leaf and flowers as shown. Journal your page and your done! 
There you go! I'd love to see what you've done with your own photos. Just visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cmcdbrinsley to leave a photo of your layout. 

For more information about the products used in today's blog post, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have an advisor, I'd be more than happy to be your personal Creative Memories advisor. Just visit my website at http://www.creativememories.com/user/dbrinsley to create an account. 

Here is a list of today's participants:
Stop 1: Lisa Graham at Lisa's Workshop 
Stop 2: Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Stop 3: Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops
Stop 4: Julie Tambrini at Julie's Creative Memories Blog
Stop 5: Me …. you are here
Stop 6: Candace Bouldin at Scrappin' Jpegs
Stop 7: Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef 

Your next stop is Candace Bouldin at Scrappin' Jpegs

Don't forget to visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLifeScrapbooking/
Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting my blog! 



Monday, February 18, 2019

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today is #BorderMakerMonday on the Creative Life Facebook Page and I have a new scrapbook layout to share. If you're not following us on Facebook yet be sure to check us out. You'll find lots of ideas for your album pages.  
Today I'm sharing a border maker project created with CM's new Blend & Bloom collection. For today's layout idea I choose papers from the Blend & Bloom Blue and Blend & Bloom Green Designer Paper Packs and used the Blend & Boom Designer Stickers, Embellishments, and Greenery Laser Cut Embellishments. I also used the retired Grass Border Maker Cartridge to create the border on the bottom of the page.
To create today's layout, use the Grass Border Maker Cartridge to punch a grass border from green patterned paper, then the 12-Inch Trimmer to trim the border to 2 x 12 inches. Using blue checked designer paper as your base, adhere the grass border to the bottom the page as shown and add a yellow checked sticker border. Use scissors to cut the Laser Cut Embellishment shown into two embellishments as shown below and adhere to the page with Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Use foam squares to adhere a title, butterflies and flowers from the Blend & Bloom Embellishments.
To create the upper border simply cut a 5/8th x 12 inch strip from the blue pattern paper shown. Adhere to the page and add another yellow checked sticker border as shown. Use a tape runner to adhere a sun embellishment and foam squares to adhere a cloud. I also added a 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" photo mat, a
4 1/4" square photo mat and a 1 3/4" x 4 1/4" journal box to my layout.
There you have it. An easy peasy spring layout for those of you who can't wait for spring to arrive and for those of you who are already experiencing spring!
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a great day! :)
Diana
 
 
 
 

 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Super Duper Boy Fast2Fabulous Album

Hello and welcome to my blog. It's my turn to share a new project for #FeaturedProjectFriday on the Creative Life Facebook Page. If you're not following us on Facebook yet be sure to check us out. You'll find lots of ideas for your album pages.
 
Today I'm sharing the Super Duper Boy Fast2Fabulous album I just finished to showcase the photos I took at my great-grandson's 1st birthday party. Fast2Fabulous predesigned albums are great for getting a special event scrapbooked quickly and easily! Originally, I choose the 8x8 Super Duper Boy Fast2Fabulous album because my granddaughter and her husband used a dinosaur theme for the party and the Super Duper Boy stickers included a cute dinosaur. Yay! I wasn't even paying any attention to the colors. But I was pleasantly surprised that the colors also coordinated with the birthday party colors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's what you'll need to create a Super Duper Boy Fast2Fabulous album similar to what you see in this post:
 8x8 Super Duper Boy Fast2Fabulous pre-designed album
8x8 Super Duper Boy Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack
Super Duper Boy Sticker Pack
Navy or Black Sticker Letters
12-Inch Straight Trimmer
Star Banner Chain Border Maker Cartridge
Zig Zag Border Maker Cartridge
Tape Runner
Precision Point Adhesive Pen
Foam Squares
Pinking Sheers or, if you have them, an old pair of Zig Zag decorative scrapbooking scissors (Mine are in a box that I kept for the grandchildren to use …. the great-grandchildren will be using them soon!).
 
Here are a few tips for creating your own Fast2Fabulous Album:

 * Plan your album in advance. I usually stack the photos I will be using for each album on the right side of a 2 page layout then stack the album pages together. If I don't plan the entire album first I end up with either not enough pages for the photos I want to use or not enough photos for the album.
* You'll notice that not all of the pages in this album have been journaled. In the interest of time, I left space for journaling later on some pages but other's were left un-journaled. Although I normally journal on all my album pages I don't always journal on every page when I'm creating an 8x8 one event album. A page or two of journaling that tells the whole story is all that's needed in a one event album like this one.
 
Don't forget to visit the Creative Life Scrapbook Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLifeScrapbooking/
So that's it for today! Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting my blog.
 
 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

CLS Fall Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's Fall Blog Hop! I'm the last stop in today's blog hop following Julie at Julie's Creative Memories Blog. You'll find a list of each of the stops at the end of today's post. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the list for some great ideas from the scrapbookers and crafters at Creative Life Scrapbookers. You might also want to follow our Facebook page at Creative Life Scrapbooking for even more inspiration and ideas for your scrapbook layouts!

 Fall is my favorite season to photograph as well as my favorite season to scrapbook. I love the beautiful colors of fall and I love autumn inspired scrapbooking papers and enhancements. Creative Memories Gather Together Collection is no exception! As you can see, the Gather Together Collection is perfect for the photos my husband & I took while traveling through Colorado a few years ago … in the fall!






To create this layout, you'll only need one sheet of double-sided designer paper and 2 sheets of cardstock or your choice of 12 x 12 pages.

Here's a complete list of what I used to complete my fall layout:
Gather Together Designer Paper
Gather Together Foiled & Layered Embellishments
Gather Together Designer Stickers
Grey Cardstock
Tape Runner and Foam Squares
12 Inch Straight Trimmer
Black dual-tip pen

Instructions:
  1. From one sheet of doubled-sided, printed paper and starting with the 1/2 " x 12" pieces, cut the following strips with the 12 Inch Straight Trimmer: two 1/2" x 12" strips, two 1" x 12" strips, two 1 1/2" x 12" strips and two 3" x 12" strips.
  2. Use your thumb and forefinger (having a bit of a nail helps) to tear about 1/8" to 1/4" off the top edge of both of the 3" x 12" strips and both the top and bottom edges of the 1 1/2" x 12" strips. Optional: I used a copper pen and a ruler to draw lines on the edges of the 1" x 12" strip but gold would also work well with this color scheme. 
  3. Using grey cardstock as your base, adhere the 3" x 12" strips to the bottom edge; reverse the 1" x 12" strips and adhere to the top of the 3" x 12" strips as shown; adhere the 1 1/2" x 12" strips to the top of the pages as shown; reverse the 1/2" x 12" strips and adhere to the top of the         1 1/2" x 12" strips as shown.
  4. Adhere one vertical 4 x 6" photo, three horizontal 4 x 6" photos and four 2" x 2" photos to the page as shown, overlapping two horizontal photos on the right page as shown.
  5. Adhere stickers and enhancements as shown. Use the Black dual-tip pen to add a title and journal your story and walla! Your done!
There you go! I'd love to see what you've done with your own fall photos. Just visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cmcdbrinsley to leave a photo of your layout.

For more information about the products used in today's blog post, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have an advisor, I'd be more than happy to be your personal Creative Memories advisor. Just visit my website at http://www.creativememories.com/user/dbrinsley to create an account.

Here is a list of today's participants:
Stop 1: Fran Smitherman at CelebratingYourBeautifulLife
Stop 2: Lisa Graham at Lisa's Workshop 
Stop 3: Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Stop 4: Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops
Stop 5: Julie Tambrini at Julie's Creative Memories Blog
Stop 6: Me ….. you are here.

Don't forget to visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLifeScrapbooking/

Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting my blog!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Spring Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's Spring Blog Hop! I'm the last stop in today's blog hop following Lisa at Lisa's Workshop. You'll find a list of each of the stops at the end of today's post. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the list for some great ideas from the scrapbookers and crafters at Creative Life Scrapbookers. You might also want to follow our Facebook page at Creative Life Scrapbooking for even more inspiration and ideas for your scrapbook layouts!

It's been awhile since I've done anything digital and I've been looking forward to trying out Creative Memories new digital content. Even though I love working on my traditional scrapbook albums, I love the fact that all of my digital papers, embellishments, and tools can be stored right on my laptop!! I can take it anywhere to work on my digital books. On the other hand, my traditional stuff takes up an entire room! Anyway ..... I thought it would be fun to create a digital version of a traditional scrapbook layout I created for our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook Page with Creative Memories' Cake My Day products a few weeks ago.

Here is what I created and posted using the traditional Cake My Day collection:



And here is the digital layout I created using the Digital Cake My Day Digital Kit:


As you can see, I used my digital tools to create an almost exact replica of my original traditional layout. The only difference is that I gave each of my embellishments a bit of a 3-D edge and matted my photos with white.


I had a lot of fun working with digital again and can't wait to create more digital layouts using Creative Memories Digital Artwork!

For more information about the products used in today's blog post, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have an advisor, I'd be more than happy to be your personal Creative Memories advisor. Just visit my website at http://www.creativememories.com/user/dbrinsley to create an account.

Here is a list of today's blog hop participants:
1. Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef
2. Fran Smitherman at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
3. Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
4. Candace Bouldin at Scrappin' Jpegs
5. Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops
6. Lisa Graham at Lisa's Workshop
7. Me .... you are here!!

Don't forget to visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLifeScrapbooking/

Have a good day and thanks for visiting my blog!





















Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's February Blog Hop. Creative Life Scrapbooking is a circle of photo lovers, memory keepers, scrapbooking and paper crafting enthusiasts, and bloggers. Our mission is to provide inspiration and education that will encourage people everywhere to celebrate their memories, exercise their crafty talents, and engage in a truly Creative Life!

I'm your first stop followed by Stefani at Crop With Stef. You'll find links that will take you to each stop in today's blog hop at the bottom of this page. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the list for some great ideas and inspiration from the scrapbookers and crafters that make up our group. You might also want to follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLifeScrapbooking/ for information about upcoming blog hops and more.



So ..... have you seen Creative Memories' new 13x9 Pocket Album yet? I love pocket albums for quick and easy scrapbooking and the 13x9 is my all time favorite. All you need to complete an album in no time are your photos, a Slide-In Pack, and a Dual-Tip Pen. If you're feeling a bit more creative you can add stickers and/or embellishments. 

Here are a few layouts I created using my granddaughter's engagement photos, the 13x9 Pocket Pages, Natural Elegance Slide-In Pack, Natural Elegance Embellishments and Natural Elegance Stickers. I hope these layouts inspire you to create a Pocket Page Album for yourself or even as a gift for someone else.


 
 


As you can see there is a 2 x 4 inch pocket included on each page to slip a journal or title card into. I used my personal trimmer to trim 4 x 6 slide-in cards into three 2" x 4" cards. You can then use them as is for journaling or enhance them with stickers and embellishments. It's just that easy!

Here's what I used to complete my layouts:
Creative Memories 13x9 Pocket Page Album
Creative Memories 13x9 Multi-Pocket Pages
Natural Elegance Slide-In Pack
Natural Elegance Embellishments and Natural Elegance Stickers
Personal Trimmer
Dual-Tip Pen
Adhesives

There you go! I'd love to see what you've done with your own Pocket Page Album. Just visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cmcdbrinsley to leave a photo of your layout.

For more information about the products used in today's blog post, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have an advisor, I'd be more than happy to be your personal Creative Memories advisor. Just visit my website at http://www.creativememories.com/user/dbrinsley to create an account.

Here is a list of today's participants:
Stop 1: Me .... you are here
Stop 2: Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef
Stop 3: Fran Smitherman at CelebratingYourBeautifulLife
Stop 4: Sarah Fitzgerald at ClickWriteShare
Stop 5: Julie Tambrini at Julie's Creative Memories Blog
Stop 6: Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Stop 7: Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops

Your next stop is Stefani at Crop With Stef.

Don't forget to visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CreativeLifeScrapbooking/

Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! If you are following today's Christmas blog hop, I'm your third stop following Lisa at Lisa's Workshop. Your next stop is Stefani at Crop with Stef. Be sure to hop on over to Stefani's blog post when you are done here.

I absolutely adore the new Creative Memories Christmas Past scrapbooking collection and can't wait to get this year's Christmas photos in my Christmas Past Fast2Fab album. Unfortunately I will have to wait until after Christmas! In the mean time, here are two dressed up Christmas Past Fast2Fab layouts that I hope will inspire you to dress up your own F2F pages.




Here's what you'll need to complete both layouts:

Christmas Past Fast2Fab Predesigned Album
Christmas Past Stickers
Christmas Past Paper Pack
Christmas Past Mat Pack
12-Inch Trimmer
Personal Trimmer
Border Maker System with the Evergreen and Snowflake Chain Cartridges
2-Way Corner Rounder
Postage Stamp Place n Punch
Tape Runner, Repositionable Tape Runner and Foam Squares
Black and Brown Pens

Merry Christmas Layout
  1. Using the Border Maker and Snowflake Chain Cartridge, punch two 12" long borders from the music sheet scrapbook paper. Use repositionable tape to adhere borders to layouts as shown. Note: You'll have some residual adhesive on your work table after using the repositionable tape on your border - simply brush it away.
  2. Using the 12-Inch or Personal Trimmer, cut one 2" x 4" rectangle from green dot paper and one 1 3/4" x 3 3/4" rectangle from red dot paper. Trim corners from both with the Corner Rounder, stack and adhere together. Use the brown pen to doodle faux stitching around the edge of red dot paper. Use foam squares to adhere Merry Christmas sticker as shown and adhere to left page.
  3. Using the 12-Inch or Personal Trimmer, cut one 3" x 4" rectangle and one 2 1/2" square from red dot paper. Using the mats from your mat pack, cut one 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle from a beige mat. Trim the Christmas Bells mat to 2" square.
  4. Adhere beige rectangle to red dot rectangle and Christmas Bells square to red dot square. Use the brown pen to doodle faux stitching as shown. Use Foam Squares to adhere Christmas Tree sticker to rectangle and adhere to left page as shown. Adhere square to right page as shown.
  5. Use the Postage Stamp Place n Punch to punch two postage stamps shapes from green dot paper. Adhere to layout as shown. Use Foam Squares to adhere snowflake and postage stamp stickers shown.
Tis the Season Layout
  1. Using the 12-Inch Trimmer, cut a 1 1/2" x 12" strip from red dot paper. Use the black pen to doodle faux stitching to edges and adhere to left page as shown. Use the Border Maker and Evergreen cartridge to punch a border from green pattern paper. Use repositionable tape to adhere Evergreen border to red dot strip.
  2. Use the 12-Inch Trimmer to trim evergreen tag shown from tags and mats paper. Cut a 2 3/8" x 4 3/8" rectangle from green pattern paper to mat evergreen tag.  Use black pen to create faux stitching around edge of tag as shown. Adhere Tis the Season sticker to tag and adhere matted tag to border as shown. Use Foam Squares to adhere evergreen sticker to tag and corner sticker to the upper left corner of the left page.
  3. Use the Personal Trimmer to cut three 1 3/4" squares from red dot paper and three 1 1/2" squares from green pattern paper. Stack and adhere green squares to red squares. Doodle faux stitching around edge of green squares with black pen and adhere squares to lower right corner of right page as shown.
  4. Use Foam Squares to adhere evergreen sticker to squares as shown. Adhere small snowflake stickers as shown.
So there you go! I'd love to see what you've done with your own Christmas Past Fast2Fab pages! Just visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cmcdbrinsley to upload a photo of your layout.

For more information about the Creative Memories products used in today's projects, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I'd be more than happy to be your personal Creative Memories Advisor. Just visit my website at www.creativememories.com/user/dbrinsley to create an account.

Here is a list of today's blog participants:
Stop 1: Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops
Stop 2: Lisa Graham at Lisa's Workshop
Stop 3: Me ----> you are here!
Stop 4: Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef
Stop 5: Fran Smitherman at CelebratingYourBeautifulLife
Stop 6: Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom

Your next stop is Stefani at Crop with Stef.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! And don't forget to take a lot of pictures!!