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Sunday, May 21, 2017

How to Make Scrapbook Wedding Layouts on a Budget

Penny here, I have a lot of friends who know I scrapbook, and often I am asked to make pre-made wedding layouts, and albums on a budget. So here are a few of my tips.  Often I buy my supplies in bulk, or I'll make make my own embellishments. I buy quality products that can be used sparingly, and will work on many different items.  I also love finding unusual items from around the house to use on my pages. This page combines all of those techniques.



So here are some of the supplies I started with. First off let me apologize for not getting a clearer photo of the pattern paper that was used as my layout's background. It is too close to the white poster board color to really show up properly. I won't make that mistake again, I hope. .


So included in these supplies, were some pre-printed sheets that came from a wedding invitation kit. I LOVE buying these kits. They normally have gorgeous high quality paper, and for the most part they are acid free, and I can usually get them at Goodwill, Flea markets, or other places at a fraction of a cost of the kit in a paper, wedding, or stationary store.


For photo mats I used just some black cardstock, this will normally show wedding photos really well no matter what colors the wedding photos incorporated.


For the flowers on this project I used some of my DIY flower embellishments that I make using punches, brads, etc. Super easy, pretty, and can be made to match all of your wedding's colors. For more instructions on how to do this go here to see DIY flower post
To glue these flower's together prior to adding the brad, I use ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever


It's great for holding all those pieces of the flower's together until I can add the brad. I use it for all of my scrapbooking needs, and for many other uses around the house. My favorite product by far to help me save money because it will glue so many different types of materials, and it doesn't require me to use a lot of it in order to hold my items in place. Definitely one of my most used, and high quality products. 



Now for the Flea market find item:  You'll notice that it already has holes in it that will fit small brads.


This used to be part of a women's belt. You can go to this link to see what the belt looked like before I took it apart. Women's Belt. That is my frugal tip for you today! Below you can see it attached to my layout. I think I ended up with like 30 medallions for the price of one used belt. I normally pay $1.00 - 2.00 for these belts. What a bargain, compared to scrapbook embellishment prices where just one of these small metal embellishments would cost me about $1.00. . 


Here is my final completed layout. I also used some stickers, brads, gems, and an arrow punch.


I hope you had fun following along today, come back soon, and I'll show you how I made the matching page! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How to Make Lovely Daughter Scrapbook Pages

Good morning fellow crafters, today I am here to show you how to make lovely daughter scrapbook pages


So I stared with some photos I took of my daughter at the park one day, and then I found these wonderful matching supplies from Robin's Nest Scrapbooking Store

Daughters-Cardstock- This is what I choose for my background paper, I loved the words that were already written on the paper which fit my theme perfectly. Of course it also helped that it matched my daughter's shirt. To this paper I added some strips of washi tape, and I darkened the words using a brown marker.


Girl-Crown-Glittered-Cardstock- I'd have to say that is by far my favorite paper that Robin's Nest sells. I have used this paper on several layouts, and I just think it's great, and so versatile.

Alpha-Glitter-Stickers- I used these to spell out the word "Forever".


Rusty-Rose-Cards- I love how these cards work with anything as well. 


Vintage-Card-Kit- This is where the sticker under the photo came from.


Dew-Drops-Originals- Of course you can't use the crown paper without putting these little jewels in them.



Embellie Gellie - The best tool to add those little Dew drops is the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect


Here it is in action. 


So a little more bling, some pink glittered washi tape, and we are done. 


I hope you had a great time today following along, and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Robin's Nest Sneak Peek for Daughter's Scrapbook Page

Good morning friends today I am here with a sneak peek for Robin's Nest daughter scrapbook page.



Well that's all you get till tomorrow! Hurry back! Till then Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Learn How to Make Scrapbook Layouts With Doilies

Good morning Penny here today I am going to show you how easy it is to make scrapbook layouts with doilies. Here is my pre-made wedding layout. On this layout I used the doilies as my photo mats, and journaling sections. Since I often make pre-made albums for my friends, I found that by using doilies in this way it not only saved me time, but it also saved me from purchasing more embellishments, since the lace on the doilies added so much texture to the layout.


To add to the doilies effects, I punched out several lacy butterflies in white as well.  You'll notice that the doilies, and the butterflies are in groups of threes. Odd number's of items on a scrapbook page are more pleasing to the eye. So place your embellishments in 1's, 3, 5, etc.. So on this layout you will see 3 butterflies, 3 doilies, 3 bows, etc.. In order to glue these doilies in place I used the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap from  ScraPerfect.

This combination of products, let's me do several things perfectly. The no clog writing cap make's is a breeze to glue the doilies, and intricate butterfly wings in place without leaving a huge mess. If I had tried to glue these items with a glue stick it leaves glue coming out of every hole in the doily, and butterfly as you apply it. This also makes you waste glue, and leaves your hands, and work area a mess as you try to remove the excess glue. The cap is also great for letting you just place as little, or as much EXACTLY where you need it. No waste, and no mess.



This glue will also glue so many different kinds of products as well, here it is used on gems, ribbon, the "soul mates" in an epoxy magnet, that I used as an embellishment. All of these things were glued securely in place with one type of glue. This also saves me a ton of cash since I don't have to go out, and buy several different types of glue to complete my project.


On my title it glued the fabric bows, the foam hearts, and the chipboard title.


In this section it held accents onto a highly glittered surface, (the checked paper), and helped to hold together my DIY flower till I could insert the brad into the center of it as an accent to the flower..



Well I hope you had fun today, and learned a few tips, and tricks. If you enjoy making pre-made pages as I do, check out the rest of this blog for even more samples. Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

How to Make a Fun Scrapbook Layout About the Zoo!


Welcome crafter's Penny here, and today I"m going to show you how to make a fun scrapbook layout about the zoo! My grandchildren recently visited a zoo, and these are the photos they brought home. So of course we had to make a zoo layout!


We started with some fun Robin's Nest Scrapbooking Products

Glitter-Starfish-Cardstock- This is double sided paper, and I used side B for my project, This is side A.

Brown-on-Brown-Glitter-Cardstock - This was used to mat all of my embellishments, and my photos.

Green-Elephant-Glitter-Cardstock- This was one of my favorite papers from this collection, and I loved using it. I can't tell you how pretty this is in real life, and it is also double sided. 


Robin's Nest Safari Sticker - This was used throughout the layout on many of the embellishments, and to make the title.  



Teal-Glitter-Chipboard- I used this one several of my embellishments to add a little flare, . 

Flower-Die-Cuts- This was the center flower accent. 


Dew-Drops-Originals - These were used all over the layout to help draw the eye to several locations.


Here is an example of how the Dew Drops were used on the title. Later I also added glitter to the title, and arrows. 


To glue them in place I used ScraPerfet's Best Glue Ever, with the No Clog Writing Cap this makes gluing these tiny beauties in place a breeze. . 



To start off I used the stickers, and the brown cardstock to make a title and photo mats. 


Next I added strips of Giraffe style washi tape.


Then the second row of photos, and a tag made from the sticker sheet, a tag, and brown cardstock.


On the next level I added more photos, and more sticker embellishments.


I also added some fussy cut elephants, with Dew Drop eyes, I loved these. 


Since my grandchildren are not the best photographer's I thought I'd give you a close up of the animal photos. First up the elephant.


Next the giraffe, and some sort of antelope, or ram I think.. 


The ostrich, and I think a warthog, but I am not sure.



To finish the layout I added some glitter, and some arrows to help show the viewer where the animals were located in the photographs.


I hope you had fun today at the zoo with me, and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 
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