Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Under the Sea

I think we skipped Spring and jumped right into Summer! All the forecasts show temperatures in the 90's for the next week. With those kinds of temps it makes me want to be at one place in particular...the beach!!

With that in mind, here's a little beach inspired card to get you in the mood:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Catching up with Albums Made Easy

I have been just itching to scrapbook since Lily was born, but sleep won out every time! Now that she is getting in a better routine I feel human again and that means scrap time for me!

Since my time is so limited, I need the easiest route possible! I love these new Albums Made Easy cards from Teresa Collins

This first layout is about the day Lily was born. I wanted to keep things as simple as possible to really add impact to the colors and photographs, but I also wanted to personalize it some. I am in love with all the script fonts that are out now so I decided to try my hand at some writing. 

Here is a close up of the making of this card. I wrote everything in pencil to start off with. I wanted her middle name in a different font tucked right under her first name but I'm not very good at winging it. I used 2 pieces of washi tape to give me some writing guides. I penciled it in and then went back over it in pen. To get that script font look you widen the parts of each letter that were down strokes.

Be sure to gently erase all pencil marks when you're through. 

 I loved how her name turned out so much that I did the same thing with the word baby. 

I absolutely adore this next layout. I captured some priceless moments of all my girls just waking up on a Saturday morning. I knew I wanted a punchy title and since I'm really loving the script font writing I decided to do it again.

 While I was creating my layout my oldest mentioned how she hated her bed head in these pictures. So I decided to use that as the basis for my journaling. I wanted her to know that I see so much more in these pictures. To make the journaling really stand out I chose to use some alphabet stickers for certain words. The journaling can be read either all together or by just reading the words made with the stickers.

These layouts came together so quickly and easily! I really love these pocket pages and cards! My 3rd layout I added an clear overlay that is part of the Albums Made Easy card sets. I love how subtle it is without distracting from the photograph. 

Once I placed all the cards and started embellishing them I realized I had very little room for actual journaling. To make room for that I used washi tape and taped 2 cards together. The bottom card slides into the page protector allowing the top card to be flipped up and the journaling to be read without having to remove the card from the pocket. Did I mention how easy these are??

My final layout was a super simple one. I have a lot of catching up to do on last year's Project Life album and these cards were perfect for getting this accomplished. I finished this layout in under 30 min which included printing the photos too. At that speed I see the light at the end of the tunnel for this album.

I used another one of the beautiful overlays that was included. I just love these!

Thanks for stopping by! I am so excited to be scrapbooking again and look forward to sharing many more layouts!

Product List:
Teresa Collins Albums Made Easy "Snapshots"
Teresa Collins Albums Made Easy "Archived"
Teresa Collins Albums Made Easy "Hello Life"
Teresa Collins You Are My Happy Kit