Tuesday, March 3, 2015

that is SOME [grand] PIG Scrapbook Layout

There was a challenge issued a while back by Leigh at to the full to create patterned paper. And Simon Says Anything Goes. I'm not the best at getting challenges done with deadlines, but I sure do get a lot of inspiration from them : ).

This is my grandpig. The journal tag is also a pocket because I often forget to write down something. If I have a pocket I can just write it on a tag and pop it in. Now I almost always add them. The title is a nod to Charlotte's Web.

I recently realized I can use my camera to store layout ideas. This is the majority of the components just before I bagged them up.

I also realized that I can use a top loading scrapbook to hold pages in progress.

I keep a small box of leftovers and experimental embellishments and mats within arm's reach of my work desk. For this layout I pulled 4 of the box.The crafting cuppie ephemera represents me (grandma). I didn't need all those pillows, so I stamped it on the other side.

To minimize mistakes, I write the journaling out in pencil (which allows me to erase the wonkiest lines, adjust for size, etc). Then I write over the pencil and finally erase it after the marker has had time to really dry.

The Details.
Stamped Patterned Paper:
White cardstock. Large flower from Papertrey Ink's Funky Florals stamp set. Petals stamped with Berry Sorbet, centers stamped with Pure Poppy, details stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Ink gold embossing powder.

Hibiscus Burst cardstock stamped with all three stamps from Background Basics: Woodgrain set in Versamark.

Picked Raspberry cardstock stamped with Mod Squad set and Black Soot Distress Ink

Journal Tag
Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge., Sharpie Fine Line marker, Funky Florals stamped with Versamark

We R Memory Keepers Extra Large Grommets
White Organza Ribbon
Title Cricut Fonts: A Frightful Night cartridge, Calligraphy Collection cartridge. "[grand]" is run through the little Xyron sticker maker.
Ephemera: Stamping and coloring experiment done a few years ago with Taylored Expressions Crafty Cuppie colored with Distress Ink and Stickles.