Sunday, May 09, 2021

How to Make a Mother's Day Scrapbook Layout

Today I"m going to show you how I made a scrapbook layout of my mom. My 

My mom loved to dress up and this was 1951 when all the great dresses and hair styles were all the rage. My mom had just gotten this dress and she did her own hair styles. I guess it all paid off because she later became a beautician. 

For this layout I used 3 different paper collections from Relative History. 

"My Dearest Jane" 

"The Family Tree"

The other collection was Deco Art. The piece that was from Deco Art is the check pattern directly above this tag. I loved the fact that all of these collections can work together.

To the top of my layout I added a bling strip that reminded me of a belt. This helped my theme of clothing. I also added a ribbon bow, a wooden heart, and a sticker title. 

Here again is the finished layout. Keeping watching today for more Mother's Day crafts. 

Till next time, Penny 


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Saturday, May 08, 2021

How to Make a Scrapbook Page About Your Grandchildren

 Hi today I'm here to show you how to make a page about my mother and her grandchildren for the "Dearest Jane Event" 

I started this layout with papers from the "Dearest Jane" Collection from Relative History. I loved the prints and colors in this collection and it was so easy to use. I The colors of this collection matched the colors in my photo perfectly. 

Another beautiful collection is "The Family Tree" Romantique. 

To make my journaling block I used a heart shaped doily, and some "Wallies" of flowers. Wallies are small pre-cut wallpaper die cuts. I love using them as I am not a great fussy cutter. To make the flower centers stand out I used brads. I used a fine tip marker for my journaling to keep it from running. 

To make my title I first cut out a piece of the "Dearest Jane" to use as the background mount. I attached foam adhesive to the bottom and top piece to give it some added dimension.  The title itself was cut from another brand of paper. 

To divide the two patterns of "Dearest Jane" I used the pale yellow from the kit along with a strip of washi tape. 

Again here is the finished layout. I hope you enjoyed following along today .

Please hang around for more fun projects!. 

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Friday, May 07, 2021

How to Make a Mother's Scrapbook Page.

 Hi today I'm here to show you how I created a Mother's scrapbook page. My page features a photo of my mom when she was 14. She had just gotten a new coat and was proud to show it off. It was also rare to have that much snow in Alabama so that makes this photo extra special.  

I started this layout with the papers from Relative History "Family Tree" collection. I used the tan tree with the roots on it and then titled my page "Family Roots" to match the paper's theme. 

This collection also pairs well with the "Dearest Jane" collection. 

One of the fun things I added to my layout was a hidden journaling block behind my page. I have horrible handwriting and this is a way for me to include my handwriting without making my page ugly! 

To add a hidden block like mine all you have to do is glue 3 sides of a piece of paper to the back of your layout, leaving the top and middle open. Just make sure the top opening is large enough for your journaling card to fit into. You can do this with the side opening as well. 

I cut part of my background page out to make the tree embellishment. Super easy!

Also included on my layout are some fun pop up hearts, and alphabet stickers forming the title. I also used washi tape to outline my page. 

Hope you had fun today, stick around for more fun Mother's Day crafts. Penny


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Thursday, May 06, 2021

How to Made a Heritage Scrapbook Page

 Hi again, today I'm going to show you how to make a heritage scrapbook page. I chose to make my page about my Granny. That's what we call our favorite grandmother here in the South. 

For this layout I used papers from both of the following collections: 

"My Dearest Jane" I loved the soft yellow in this kit and it matched my granny's sweater perfectly! 

"The Family Tree - Romantique"

On my layout I used silk flowers that had been removed from the stems. They are so much cheaper than the ones sold in scrapbook stores. The leaves are die cut wallies. Super easy! 

To add a little punch to my photo I added photo corner stickers. The same sticker pack is also where I found the block around my journaling. 

This layout was easy and quick, so don't think every layout has to take you hours to complete. Stay turned for more Mother's Day crafts! 

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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

How to Make a Scrapbook Page Featuring Your Grandmother.

 Today I'm going to show you how I made a scrapbook page featuring my grandmother. 

This is my layout I recently completed featuring my grandmother. She was a huge part of my life, and I loved her dearly. I started my layout with some amazing paper made by Relative History. They make lovely collections that making family history scrapbooking a breeze. I used paper from "My Dearest Jane."

I choose a leafy green, and a lovely old fashioned pink to match her dress. My grandmother adored pink. Here she is 67 and doesn't have a wrinkle on her face. She was so proud of that. 

Another collection available is "The Family Tree Romantique". The papers are just fantastic, and have a great weight for scrapbooking. 

Some of the fun accents on this page are this little camera die cut I used. If you look closely you'll see a dew drop added to the camera lens to give it some definition, and to make it appear that it's glass. 

Some other fun embellishments were the flower shaped 'wallies". These are precut flowers made from wallpaper. So easy to use. Added to these are some adhesive foam to make them stand out from the other items on the page.  They matched this paper perfectly. 

Where my two papers joined I used washi tape to add some interest. 

Here again is my finished layout on it you can see I added a ribbon bow, some brads, her name spelled out in some alphabet stickers, and a few other matching items. I hope you enjoyed following along today and stop back another time for more family scrapbook pages. Penny 

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Monday, February 22, 2021

How to Make A Scrapbook Layout About the Titanic

 How to make a scrapbook layout about the Titanic! I found these fantastic scrapbook papers by Relative History Scrapbook Co. that had a full Titanic collection of scrapbook papers. These papers are super lovely and are great if you have actual relatives who sailed on this massive ship, or if you just love the history of it all. Either way these pages make it super easy to create a Titanic themed layout or project. 

Below I will show you exactly how this layout was completed. I started with this single sheet of Titanic 008 paper. I cut it apart to use the photo. The rest will be saved for another project.

Here you can see where those cuts were made. (This sheet was whole, but I forgot to take a before photo.)

Then I chose my background paper Titanic 002. I wanted to use both ship photos to show the whole tragedy of this vessel.

To this sheet I added a blue/brown wide ribbon. It looks more brown in this photo but it really looks bluer in person. I thought the colors and wrinkles resembled the deep dark water.

Next I chose this postcard accent sheet to make my journaling card. 

I mounted my Titanic journaling card on a blue wave paper to also represent the ocean waves. 

I mounted my photo on matching blue cardstock, but first I added some wave strips of border paper, and washi tape. Under my photo and journaling mat I used foam adhesive to lift my items up off the Titanic page layout. I loved the dramatic difference between the before and after photos. 

Then I added some punched flags. 

To those I added my subtitles made from alphabet stickers. I wished they had been just a tad smaller but hey you use what's on hand. 

To finish off my Titanic scrapbook page I added two different sizes of brads, a wooden anchor, and a circle accent from the Titanic Scrapbook Collection. These papers were super easy to work with and matched perfectly making it so easy to complete this Titanic scrapbook layout. 

Be sure and come back and check out more projects done by this wonderful design team. Love Penny 

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Monday, September 28, 2020

How to Scrapbook Vintage Couple's Photos'

 How to scrapbook vintage couple's photo. Vintage photos are always fun to do and this photo while not in perfect shape is the only one I have of this couple.  So let's get started!

To start this layout I chose a light grey paper that matched the pattern paper that I used for my background.

Next I used a border punch to punch out this black strip. If you notice there are two errors in my punching. It really won't matter though because that area will be covered up with my photo. I think it's important to show how to deal with these little upsets on layouts. Everyone makes mistakes so it's helpful to know how to deal with them. 

Then I added this lovely lace heart shaped doily to match my punched out border. The heart was used to represent the couples love for each other. To glue the doily down I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect

The No Clog Writing Cap allows me to place glue in the tiniest area's on the doily without making a huge mess. Its perfect for these jobs, and will also glue fabric, metal, and wood. 

Added next was my mounted couple's photo.  Sometimes it's more important to use the photos you have even if they aren't the best quality, rather than lose the memories altogether.  

To finish off my layout I added a title, some brads, and a cut out. I also added some pearl bling to give this layout even more vintage feel. 

I hope you enjoyed this layout process, and see how choosing the right paper and accents can enhance your vintage couples photos. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

How to Make a Grandmother Scrapbook Page

How to make a grandmother scrapbook page. This scrapbook page is super easy to make and is perfect for your vintage family photos.

To start my layout I had to pick out my pattern paper. I started with these two patterns.

To those I added this lovely grey piece of pattern paper. 

Then I added my vintage photo of my grandmother reading one of her favorite westerns. This was her favorite pastime since she was confined to this wheelchair for the last 17 years of her life.

Next added was another piece of the tan pattern paper to give more weight to the bottom portion of my layout.

To that combination I added some beige cardstock where I wanted to place my title, and a strip of ribbon.

Now it was time to add a journaling box, accented with some washi tape, brads, and some epoxy stickers. To that combination 

To glue down all of my paper and accessories, I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect

I also added the No Clog Writing Cap  to my glue bottle so that I could easily replace the glue on this plastic embellishment that had dried out from the manufacturer. The tip made it super easy to fill in all the tiny letters with ease.

Next I used some washi tape to accent my title and add more interest to my grandmother scrapbook page.

Here again is my finished layout with the sticker title, bow, plastic words, and epoxy stickers. 

Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny

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