Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing another installment of my ongoing baby album. This spread was all about sharing our happy news with our parents. It was such a pivotal moment in this whole adventure, I thought it was worthy of two pages ;)
For the lefthand page, I used one of the inserts that came with the album as my background and covered the page with a handful of my favorite papers from BG’s Spice Market and new Capture collections. And those awesome sans serif white letter stickers from Kelly Purkey? Easily my favorite stickers ever.
On the righthand page, I used a 3 x 3″ Capture page protector to house photos + papers embellished with KP’s Hello World Kit stamps and a little typewritten journaling.
This spread turned out to be one of my favorite layouts to date! I went heavy-handed on the pink and florals, because — spoiler alert — we’re totally having a girl. (But even if we were having a boy, there’d still be a generous pink coverage ;))
The lefthand page features a Highline paper cut into six different 3 x 3″ squares to act as the background for my photos. To break up the grid, I adhered my strip of baby bump photos directly atop the page protector and sprinkled in Spice Market die-cuts and few strips of yellow and aqua washi tapes.
For the righthand page, I took a screenshot of my Little Ones board and placed it over a mix of Highline, Spice Market, and Capture papers. As with every big life event, my pinning habits tend get slightly out of control. What can I say? I need my fix!
P.S. Here’s part one of my baby album!
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It should come as no surprise that stamping is one of my favorite techniques for customizing my paper craft projects. For this card, I used a mix of BasicGrey’s Highline collection paired with Hero Arts’ Capture Number Background cling stamp to create a bold + colorful birthday greeting.
Using the Number Background cling stamp and Bubble Gum Shadow Ink, I first stamped the numbers onto a sheet of “So Fresh” Highline paper and trimmed that out to use for layering. Without wiping off the ink from the first stamp impression, I stamped again onto the card background paper to create a subtle typographical pattern. This technique is also referred to as “ghost stamping” and is perfect for tempering a bold ink color or adding texture to any stamp-able surface.
To embellish my card, I typed out “happy birthday” by running a sheet of the Capture Weekly Notepad through my typewriter. I then adhered it atop a Highline chipboard banner and added a Capture sticker and red + pink Candy Buttons for extra details.
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I recently had the pleasure of guest designing for Cocoa Daisy’s January kit and had such a blast putting my projects together. It also marked the first time that I worked out of our new home office (setting that place up is a sloooooooow process) and it totally reinvigorated my creativity. You can check out the rest of my projects here!
It’s been a few weeks since last I shared my Capture album spreads, so I’m playing catch-up today!
I’ll let you in on a little secret: normally I make these pages the day before the BG blog post needs to go up and usually with only a few minutes left of daylight to photograph them in. (Procrastination. It’s what I do best.) But since I was going to be MIA from my computer for a few weeks thanks to the wedding, I had to make a bunch of pages in advance. That’s when I came to the realization that it’s so much more satisfying to get things done ahead of schedule! With natural light to spare! Ever since then, I’ve been designing, photographing, and blogging my projects way earlier than before. And it feels goooooood.
You can read all about my pages on my weekly column on the BG blog!
Getting rid of everything in sight is the name of the game these days. It was only fitting that it earned a spot in my Capture album!
Crazy two weeks ahead, but I had to squeeze in a fun Capture spread! This week I focused on the awesome pop-up photography workshop I recently attended and used a clear adhesive pocket to house all of the awesome memorabilia I collected. Easy peasy.
After working in the scrapbooking / craft industry for over three years, I’ve amassed an insane amount of product. It was ridiculous for me to think that I needed to keep it all this time, through various moves and craft spaces, “just in case” the right project came along and I absolutely could not create without that one pack of stickers. So, in an effort to lighten my load, I have filled sixteen large flat rate boxes with a ton of awesome products from a variety of manufacturers. I am so happy to lighten my load AND pass along a ton of supplies to good homes. You can get your own box of goodies here! Happy Friday!
For this week’s Capture spread, I used the backside of the October calendar pocket page insert and a 3 x 5″ / 4 x 6″ divided page protector. I also put my Cameo die cutting machine to work and used a handful of BG cut files to embellish my layout. I’m telling you, that machine…it’s the stuff of DIY dreams.
I’m loving the way the Stems cut file turned out on the Crumb Cakes paper from Persimmon. Just the right amount of pattern.
For this page, I treated one of my favorite Snippets like patterned paper and used it as a colorful background for my bridal shower photos. I also busted out the Persimmon waterfall pack for the title and label stickers.
And in the interest of keeping things real, this is what it looks like when I shoot my Capture spreads. Every. Single. Time.
Another week, another Capture spread! This time I changed things up a little and alternated one divided page protector with a calendar pocket insert for storing all of my wedding / bridal shower / moving-to-Pasadena memorabilia. Life is nothing short of CRAZYTOWN right now, but I’m trying my hardest to enjoy every last moment.
P.S. You can read more about my process + supply list here!
Another week, another Capture spread! The highlight of the past week was definitely seeing Flight of the Conchords (among other comedians) at Oddball in Irvine. ‘Twas AMAZING. Also, I may or may not have a fat crush on Jemaine.
To showcase the event, I used a full-size page protector to create a mini layout and tucked my ticket behind the photo. I also added a little title to my photo in Photoshop before printing, just to expedite the process a little bit. The “Favorite” Snippet actually comes from the 25th & Pine waterfall pack. Who says you have to wait until the holidays to use Christmas products? Not this gal!
On the second page, I used a 4 x 6″ / 1.25 x 6″ divided page protector to house two of my wedding crafting photos and that awesome die cut arrow paper from one of the designer journal inserts. There’s also a handful of the usual suspects, including label + arrow stickers, ledger paper, and red + pink Candy Buttons. But of course.
Hope your week is off to a great start! Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter to win a spot in this amazing class! ;)