Another week, another Capture spread! As much as I am ready for Fall and the start of the holidays, I’ve got stuff to do, September! Slow your roll! This week’s spread features a mix of Capture, Persimmon, and Carte Postale. I also used a mix of solid and divided page protectors to keep things from looking too uniform. Heaven forbid there be uniformity in my projects ;)
For this page, I alternated 3 x 3″ squares of Pecan Pie paper and a phrase die cut with photos. I also used a variety of Carte Postale embellishments, Capture vellum tape, and Candy Buttons to enhance the page even further.
On the second page, I used Capture ledger paper, Snippets, a gold feather, and alpha stickers to create a mini layout featuring one of my favorite wedding crafts that I worked on recently. Mini layouts juuuust might be my favorite way to use Capture albums. I definitely favor the rectangular shape and creative freedom, but on a smaller (read: more manageable) scale than 8.5 x 11″ pages.
P.S. You can read more about this spread over here!
For this week’s Capture spread, I used a mix of divided page protectors to showcase our recent engagement photos and two quick Instax pictures that we took on the fly (I lurve that little camera). I have to say that actually having lots of photos to pick and choose from (vs. scrambling to find images at the last moment) makes the whole creative process so much more fluid. Remember this, Ann-Marie!
For the left page, I used a mix of Capture, 25th & Pine, and Persimmon products, including my favorite supply of the moment / of all time: these printed feathers. Ugh, I’m obsessed. As always, I placed products above and below the page protectors to break up the grid and keep the pockets nice + smooth.
Last week was all about big changes, so it was only fair that I titled my Capture spread accordingly (and as for those red-orange acetate alphas? I’ll take a thousand packs, thanks!). Additionally, I have no interest in this blazing Summer heatwave we are currently suffering through (#WHY), so I broke out all of my favorite new supplies from BG’s forthcoming Autumn and Christmas lines. That’ll snap a girl riiiight out of her overly-sweaty, anti-Summer funk. At least for five minutes.
Lots of journaling this week, which felt like a nice change of pace for once. Usually I am trying to squeeze in as many photos as possible that I run out of room for writing down my thoughts. Alas, this week’s brain dump was made possible by a sheet from the always-handy Capture ledger pad. Yay for journaling!
P.S. You can read more about this week’s Capture spread over here!
Happy Monday! I can’t even tell you how much better I am feeling this week than I did last week (actually, I will tell you…tomorrow!). Needless to say, the Instagram photo I used as the focal point for my latest Capture installment could not be more fitting for my current state of mind. Fast forward to Fall? YES PLEASE. Aside from being my season of choice, I’m finally feeling ready – excited, even! – for what the next few months have in store.
This week’s spread was so inexplicably difficult for me to finish (chalk it up to a doozy of a head cold), I am still amazed it turned out the way it did. Creative people, do you ever feel that way? For me, it all boils down to color. If the colors aren’t jiving, nothing is jiving. My foolproof solution? Bring in more yellow! Yellow is the great equalizer in just about any design realm.
This past weekend, I was able to spend time with some of my favorite scrapbooking friends at Amy’s gorgeous baby shower and then jet back down the 405 to have an impromptu coffee date with some of my nearest + dearest gals (and one adorable Cole baby). For this page, I used the 3 x 5″ / 4 x 6″ divided page protector and a handful of I also used a mix of Carte Postale and RSVP supplies, including one of my all-time favorite metal flair badges. I also used a little white craft paint on the pink patterned paper to visually carve out a spot for my journaling. It takes two seconds to dry (the extent of my patience) and it makes a big difference!
For the right side, I used a solid page protector and printed a recent Instagram photo (edited with Mextures light leaks!) to fill up the whole space. I then embellished the top with a handful of Carte Postale supplies, including a ticket page flag and a tag sticker, in addition to the adorable sun acetate die-cut from RSVP.
Another week, another Capture spread! This time I was determined to get some of my favorite colors into the mix. I noticed that some of my previous layouts weren’t exactly meeting my color quota (everyone has those, no?), so I made sure to crank it up this go around.
Aqua, yellow, and pink…the gang’s all here! I like having a mix of divided page protectors to keep my spreads a little asymmetrical, so I went with the 1.25 x 6″ / 4 x 6″ design on the left page and the 3 x 5″ / 4 x 6″ design on the right page.
RSVP is BG’s forthcoming party-themed line and it is a dream. I love all the bright colors and the celebratory designs. Even though this past week wasn’t exactly a fiesta, RSVP fit right in. I also used a photo frame (flipped inside out), some vellum tape, and my absolute favorite new pen.
On the second page, I was able to work in a little memorabilia from Lemonade and a bunch of Instagram photos. After all, isn’t that what scrapbooking all about?
The first page features a 3 x 3″ divided sheet protector that was just begging for Instagrams. The cute little owl that sits directly on top of the page protector comes from BG’s forthcoming RSVP line – so much fun!
Over at the BasicGrey blog, I have a standing Monday post that features my “week in the life” in Capture album format. Prior to CHA, I had grand plans of posting my layouts here every week as well, but…we all know how that went (ha!). However! Now that the trade show crafting madness has subsided and I can actually clean up my desk and think straight, I am so excited to put my plans back in action. Here’s what the past month and a half has looked like:
Thanks to the wedding I recently shot and a trip to Ventura for the fourth of July, finding photos for this week’s spread was a snap (love when that happens). In addition to the two different divided page protectors, I also added in a clear pocket page (with velcro closures) to house and protect all of the fun wedding ephemera that I received. Super simple. I also included an interactive journaling spot by folding a sheet of Carte Postale paper in half, tucking it into the page protector, and embellishing with alpha stickers, label + arrow stickers, and a chipboard button.
This past week in Vegas made for lots of Instagram photos + memorabilia that I wanted to include in my album. In order to maximize space, I used two of the 3 x 3″ divided page protectors and cut everything down to size. As always, many of the embellishments (such as this Carte Postale flair badge) were added directly on top of the sheet protector so that the pockets wouldn’t bulge and in turn, look terrible in photos ;) I also included a ticket from the Zarkana show with two Attach-Me stickers, which I promise, are a TOTAL game-changer (I will be sure to let you know when they hit stores!).
Whew! Feels good to be caught up!
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And now, to make the world’s longest post even longer, have you seen the BG Capture video? I flew out to Salt Lake a few weeks back to shoot it and could not be happier with the way Collin pulled it together! Here it is:
These past few weeks have been a total blur of CHA preparations + madness, but now? A much needed moment to breathe. I had such a great time in Vegas working with the BasicGrey team, hanging out with good friends, creating mini Capture albums at our always-hoppin’ make and take table, and indulging in so much food that I may swear off eating forever.
But like all business trips, coming home and sleeping in my own bed is easily the greatest reward of all.
I have so many fun things in store for this blog now that I have time to catch up a little bit! Have a great weekend!
Hello everyone! My apologies for the radio silence…life has been all sorts of crazy lately, but I am determined to get back on track! ANYWAYS. Remember back in January when I talked about wanting a smaller format for my everyday memory-keeping? Well, I think I may have found the perfect solution: BasicGrey’s Capture albums. Not only are they the perfect size (6.5 x 9.5″), but they are so well-designed that it’s super easy to crank through them quickly (take my word on this…I’ve made six albums and counting for CHA over the past two weeks…!). I’ve decided to designate this particular album as my “week at a glance” book for the summer. Even though I don’t like too many rules, making weekly spreads is a breeze with this format, I promise!. And thank goodness for that, because let’s be real, I’ve got work to do and a wedding to plan! #realtalk
The first page is a calendar pocket that I’ve stuffed a bunch of memorabilia into. Every couple of days, I’ll clean out my purse and remove all of the fun souvenirs that are taking up space (and getting soaked by my water bottles) and immediately tuck them into these folders. Easy peasy.
LEFT: I embellished the back of the calendar pocket with a few of my favorite products and a photo of me doing what I do (even if it is from the holiday season, hence the Starbucks red cups – ha!).
RIGHT: I have to tell you that 2013 has been the YEAR for my Cameo die-cutting machine. Not a day goes by that I don’t fire that baby up to work on scrapbook pages, cards, and of course, wedding decor. For this particular page, I ran a sheet of ledger paper through the Cameo to cut out the “2013″ and backed it with a white sheet of cardstock for a subtle effect. I then embellished the rest of the page with a handful of Snippets and candy buttons to set the tone for the rest of the album.
LEFT: I am such a fan of oversized photos paired with minimal embellishments, so the 6.5 x 9.5″ page protector was perfect for this particular week. But let’s be real, I just wanted to stare at Sarah’s amazing home all day long.
RIGHT: To maximize the 4×6″ pocket on the bottom of the page protector, I printed three vertically-oriented photos at 4 x 1.75″ and glued them to a sheet of white cardstock.
To record the highlights from trip to Utah, I wrote down bullet points on this journaling pad, popped it right into the interlocking rings, and called it GOOD. Now that’s my idea of scrapbooking!
You can read more about my weekly page updates here!