Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Double Header Today...

I have two layouts and process videos to share today, one for My Creative Scrapbook and the other for the Crafty Maven Getaway. I'm going to start with the layout for My Creative Scrapbook. This will be the last layout that I am sharing using their June main kit. I still have a lot of this kit left, but time just ran away from me. I could easily make another 3-4 layouts. My inspiration for this page came from the Thickers that were in the kit. I love to use words as journaling prompts and for my titles (especially since I'm not super creative with my titles). Right Now can be used for so many prompts....documenting a pregnancy, a baby's development, a list of your favorite television truly is one of the best prompts that I can think of for me to start a page.

I chose to make a page about my daughter's back to school shopping for her first year in middle school (sixth grade). Oh my gracious how her style changed in just a few short months. I am so glad that I thought to document this aspect of her life, and I would love to have this glimpse in my own life as a pre-teen. 

It is so hard to photograph silver. The heart stickers in two of the clusters are so pretty in real life. The photos just don't do them justice. Once again, I fussy cut these flowers. What can I say...I am predictable when it comes to floral papers :)

I loved this chipboard stamp from the moment I saw it and knew that it would be perfect for this page. I layered the flowers for a bit of dimension and so that the butterfly could be tucked underneath.

Here is my process video if you'd like to take a peek. 

My next layout share is for the Crafty Maven. I'm up on Free Flow Wednesday and the mood board this week is incredible! I chose to work with the pineapple theme since I have been wanting to redo my Honeymoon album. I love the bright colors of this mood board and the shoes reminded me of the luau photos that I wanted to get onto a page...a page that I really liked.

I need to say that as a general rule I don't remake layouts. However, if I don't like what I have done, and if I don't enjoy the album, why keep it?!?! I would much rather take the time to remake a layout, use supplies that I love, and tell the story that I want to tell rather than keep a page just because it is done. Everything that I used on this layout is from Authentique's Utopia line (except for enamel dots and Heidi Shine). It's perfect for tropical photos and the quality of their paper is outstanding.

My original title was Luau...because I could not remember which luau we went to while I was making the album back in 2002. Thank goodness for the internet! I was able to do a bit of research, and within minutes found the traditional luau and the location. It makes for a much better title.

I have some other photos from this luau of the dancers wearing red, so I chose these accents to tie the pages together. 

Here is a link to the video on my channel. I also have it posted onto the Crafty Maven channel and would link it there but blogger will not let me. I hope that you enjoy these process videos and have a great day!


  1. Hi Kelly, I so love your style. Your pages and thought process in doing them is just so beautiful. I would love to see how you slot your pages in to your albums? Do you have a specific plan when doing so? Would you consider an album share?
    Hugs, Tracey

  2. thank you so much for your sweet words Tracey. I would definitely consider an album share. I am not that organized when it comes to my albums. I have several years that are rather slim because I was in graduate school and scrapping only occurred on holidays. I use 3-ring albums to give me the flexibility to move layouts around as needed. I don't scrap chronologically, but I try and store my layouts by year. Let me know if that doesn't answer your questions!

    1. You've answered brilliantly. Thanks Kelly.
      And I'm sure your albums are set out perfectly :-)