I LOVE so many of the people that I have “met” online. Recently, I met Elizabeth from Broken Treasures through a giveaway that she hosted on her blog (and that I won!). We have been chatting back and forth through email and she is such an awesome and talented person. I cannot wait for you to meet her and see the incredibly wonderful scrapbook layout that she designed to share with all of you.
Hello friends 🙂 My name is Elizabeth and I blog about papercrafting (mostly scrapbooking) over at Broken Treasures. I was so excited when Desi allowed me to guest post! As a Mama of three young children (ages 5, 4, and 2) I am often looking for great deals and creative ways to use my stash for paper crafting. Pinterest is a HUGE inspiration to me!
I put together a fun summer layout for you today using my Footloose paper, twine, and stamps.
I’m not sure how many of you have alphabet stamps but I have a bunch of these alpha stamp sets (I just got a FREE set this month to add to my collection). I often find I only use these sets for titles and need to come up with some more creative ways of using the stamps I already have 🙂 So I used several different sets on this summer layout to create my own word border.
I found this this super simple video on how to create your own chevron using papers you have on hand.
I cut the strips into 1×6 and then made the marks every inch instead of every two inches like shown in the instructional video (just click on the link under the photo above for the video tutorial)
I also used some twine to and stamped images from the Just Chillin Stamp Set to finish it off
A little story here . . . I fell and broke my foot on June 1st and have been confined to the sofa since then as my foot heals. I have been working on scrapbook pages which happens to be more difficult from the sofa than I thought and have almost 24 pages designed and 12 done using this beach themed paper. I’m super excited about having the layouts done because now when we are done with our summer trips all I have to do is print out my photos, cut them down and paste them into the layouts 🙂 The other thing I love about this layout is the photos are average sized 4×6 and 4×4 (easy peasy to glue in and cut 4×6 photos down slightly)
Another great way to scrapbook and save money, especially if you do not have a large stash of paper products, is to go digital. I use Close To My Heart’s Studio J program because as a consultant I get a discount but also because I love that I can play around with it for FREE. You can do that to by setting up an account (it won’t cost you a thing) and seeing if it works for you.
Thanks so much for having me, Desi! I hope some of you are inspired to create your own Summer Layouts 🙂 I’d love to see your summer creations – please drop by my facebook page and upload you photos or just say “hi”. I can’t wait to see your artwork! Have a wonderful summer and remember that scrapbooking does not have to blow your budget or be supper time consuming to produce beautiful results!