I guess red has been my favorite color to scrapbook lately. I am currently out of printer ink--it's supposed to be coming in the mail soon, and so I have been working on some pictures that I had printed previously. These are some of my favorite pages! I have been seeing my scrapbooking style change. Lately it has been a lot of bold colors, browns, glitter, lots of embellishments crowded together, and funky patterned paper. Getting the Express Kits from Memory Works and using the products has been a TON of fun!!
Haha! You'll probably need to click on this one also to get the full perspective of what is going on in this picture. Natasha took this picture of Quent and I last year. The paper came from the December Express Kit by Memory Works. The back side has some beautiful designs on it too! Check out the next post to see the details of the chipboard letters spelling "ME" and also the flower I made out of ribbon. It was the first time I did that!
Paper has been a big thing for me lately. What I am discovering is that the biggest part of planning a page for me involves two main things...the picture and the paper. Those two things are going to be what expresses the feelings you want to portray. Now, I may have just lost some of you...but really, scrapbooking is about expressing and capturing memories through the pictures you have. It's art! Ok...I'm getting off a little bit here. Ha! Check out the post below to see more detail. Oh...this is a picture of me and my friend Carly.
Orange is one of my favorite colors right now. This picture is dark on purpose. I played around with it on Photoshop. I used quite a few brushes on this layout. All of the hearts, except for the sewn hearts are brushes, along with the 2 bright pink sun-shaped ones, and the boxes around the picture and journaling.
The background paper was purchased specifically for a page like this. Don't be afraid to combine different colored papers. The center of the flowers are something I made months ago using Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up! To make the embellishments you: 1) stamp your image (circular is best, or something that will fit in a circle) 2) color, glitter, or whatever you want to your stamped image 3) wind wire around a pen (I used a Stampin' Up! marker) until you have as many circles as you will need. 4) take wire off of pen and cut circles from wire 5) reshape circles if necessary 6) put circle wire over stamped image and drop in and spread around Crystal effects 7) let dry to get your epoxy looking embellishment 8) cut out and add to page, card, etc.
I cropped so you can read the journaling. I am learning to find more ways to journal creatively. The bench was a perfect spot!
I subscribed to receive an Express Kit each month from Memory Works. They put together a kit of paper, embellishments, ribbons, etc. and it costs just under $40 each month. It's exciting to see what comes and it's neat because some of the products is not stuff I would normally order, so it will widen my creative scrapbooking box. This is what came in November's kit: