Friday, April 20, 2012

Organize!

I just got around to thinking about organizing my house- my scrap room needs some help in that department especially. So, with that on the brain, I received my goodies from Simple Stories and pulled out these little gems:
And the first thing that came to mind was to use them to help keep all our paperwork in one place at all times. So, I combined it with the Awesome line and came up with this:
Now when we bring home the mail it can go in its designated spot instead of on my kitchen counters! Ladies and gentlemen, I call that success. You can see more over at the Simple Stories blog, along with more great work by the other designers and your chance to win the new Summer Fresh collection!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

List of Favorites

This week on the Pebbles blog we're highlighting our favorite things. I decided to do a quick and easy list format of some of the first things that popped in my head- you'll see the list is pretty simple and a bit random but I guess that's me in a nutshell!


I cut banners out of various Hip Hip Hooray papers and then used them horizontally. I love that the space in between the pieces creates a little chevron pattern.
I've had the craziest past few weeks and it doesn't show any sign of letting up but I'm trying my hardest to get working on some things to share with you, thanks for being patient!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Inspired

Have you seen this video over at PaperCrafter's Corner? Watch it. It might just change the way you look at scrapbooking.
First of all, I'm not much for layering. I'm always afraid of "overdoing it" so I tend to get the jist of my page down and then leave it be- afraid that adding just one more thing might push it over and make it a mess. But, after I saw Corrie Jones go through her entire process in a fast-motion video, somehow layering just clicked for me. She builds from the top going down which puts her photos center stage (which is how I prefer) and then adds little things here and there underneath them so they don't overpower them. For some reason when I thought of layering, I thought working from the bottom up, maybe that was why I was so afraid of it?
As soon as I watched the video I HAD to scrapbook, it was so inspiring. And this is what I got, arguably my most layered page ever.


I love everything about this page. You can see that I stuck pretty close to how Corrie laid her page out (I am sorta new at this, after all). I used my March Cocoa Daisy kit and then pulled a few older bits from my stash, just tucking in bits here and there until I was happy with it.
Another thing I got from her video was the multitude of different types of product she pulled from. She used lots of rubons (which I have a lot of but tend to just sit in the basket), she laid down gesso (for all you messy gals), etc. I have enough product to open my own scrapbook store so this is great to use more on each page.
I will definitely be incorporating layers a lot more now- no more flat pages for me! =)