Saturday, May 4, 2013

Scrapbooking the everyday

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Also Happy Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You) and Free Comic Book Day. Today I'll be editing photos, using a gift card at an LSS, and seeing Iron Man 3. Life is good.

On to scrapbooking...

Confession: I don't do Project Life. I can talk more about that later, but from what I understand, one of the selling points is how you can use it to scrap the everyday. well, I do that now, so I don't want to start a new system to do something I do already. He's one of my latest installations of scrapping the everyday, as seen in the Write Click Scrapbook gallery this month:

My husband had been away for much of April helping his dad prepare to sell his house and move to assisted living. That left me as the shuttler-around-of-boys. I took photos of these various boy errands that make up my week and that I had to plan my time after work around and scrapped it.

I used Studio Calico's April kit Spencer's. The bright colors seemed suitably boyish. I LOVE the Cosmo Cricket woodgrain background paper. And the collection of embellishments was fun. I think I used these arrangements on several layouts from the kit.

Here's some details of those embellishments:

It took me a couple layouts from the kit to realize the cork camera lens and flash could be punched out. I added an enamel dot to the center just because.


Here's the embellishment cluster I loved to make: acrylic frames from Basic Grey, die cut speech bubbles, Basic Grey stickers (some I de-stickered with my embossing buddy and lifted with dimensional stickers), and cork camera.


I love cutting apart journaling into strips. For me it's a little more organic, fitting into the design of the page any way I want. To do the journaling, I type it out, measure the space I want to fill, hit "ENTER" at the end of the line to make sure it's not too long for the space I have, then set the line spacing at 1.5. After I trimmed it, I also inked the edges with stamp pads.

Thank you for sharing my page! Tell me, what are you doing this (inter)National Scrapbooking Day? Anything for Star Wars or Free Comic Book day? Do you scrapbook your everyday?


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