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Places I’ve Been – Oregon

August 9, 2021

Karen here today sharing another couple pages I’ve made for my “Places I’ve Been” journal. I have very much enjoyed going back through old pictures and reliving some of these fun moments. Today’s pages are about a trip I made to Lincoln City, Oregon back in August 2017. I had decided to go spend a couple days with my parents who were vacationing there, drove 11 hours and was lucky enough to be there during the total eclipse!

The base for my page was cut with the Planner Essentials 3. On the front I also used the Planner Essentials 23 – Retro Alphabet Trio to cut out the letters and added a stamp from the Family stampset to the tab. The “love” die can be found in Planner Essentials 3, and I cut out the “Total Solar Eclipse” journaling piece from a die in the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces set. The arrow is also from that set. I added the cute glasses from the Party Accessories Kit. And of course, no page would be complete for me without reinforcements from the two variety packs.

For the back of the page, I used the Planner Essentials 36 – Windows Overlay. To get the four-box overlay, I just basically cut off the bottom two boxes with a pair of scissors. The #sofab is also from that set. The stamp on the tab is from the Family stampset as is the stamp on the top of the page.

The yellow picture above in the corner shows an “oops” moment of mine where I hadn’t closed a black ink pad and accidentally dropped the page on top of the ink pad. I decided to turn it into a design element by adding dots and adding a line and dots elsewhere on my layouts. I kinda like it 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and solid cardstock, black ink, black multiliner pen

Fantasy Flowers Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Cabo Scrapbook Layouts

July 17, 2021

Karen here today. I love that we are starting to be able to travel again. My guy and I made a whirlwind trip to Cabo in Mexico, and it was glorious! I created a full-size planner page for my “Places I’ve Been” journal, and I created a similar Sidekick sized page for my journal about adventures my guy and I are having. So fun!

I used an older Reminiscence pack for the paper and started my regular sized Planner page by cutting a Planner Essentials 4 page base. On the “front”, I added some bubbles from the Water Creatures Stamps using some light silver embossing. I love the additional texture. Then, I also cut the Planner Essentials 24 frame. Els did a GREAT video about using this particular page that you can find – here. I added the sentiments from the Family Stamps and some lettering from the Planner Essentials 23 set to both the front and the back. (This fabulous set has three sizes of letters!) On the back of my page, I used the Fitted Circles to cut out the pictures of the gas station and the circle behind my picture. The sand dollar stamp is also from the Water Creatures Stamps and is stamped in Distress Oxide and fussy cut. Last, but never least, I added some reinforcements that came from a combination of the Reinforcement Variety Packs 1 and 2. As usual, I backed the paper with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make the letters and reinforcements stickers!

For the Sidekick sized pages, I started with a Sidekick Essentials 6 base. I cut a half Fitted Circle for the top (that I ran through a second time with the base from Sidekick Essentials 6 to get the top shape right!) and added some leaves from the Leaves and Branches dies. The rest of the products I mentioned are also listed above.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Cardstock, inks, gold paper

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Uncategorized

Florida – Virtual Travels

May 8, 2021

Karen here today. As things are starting to open back up, I’m getting more and more excited about the possibility of travel, and I’m still enjoying adding to my “Places I’ve Been” Journal. Today, I used the BEAUTIFUL new Rainbow of Happiness Papers to create a couple journal pages of my trip to Florida in 2006.

I love this fun, bright colorful paper and thought it perfect to use for pictures of fun, bright and colorful theme parks we visited in Florida! For the page base, I used Planner Essentials 3. I die cut a Fitted Heart and placed it off to one side and used letters from Planner Essentials 23 to cut the word “Florida” after backing that piece of paper with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. (Makes assembly SO easy). I added a couple postage stamps and the little banners that were part of the Planner Essentials 3 set. Finally, I added a funny little sentiment using my Dymo labeler. And of course, no lay-out is done without some fun reinforcements. The small circles are part of the Reinforcement Variety Pack. The stars are part of a Planner Essentials that is no longer offered. The sentiment stamped into the tab is from the Family Stamps.

On the back of the page, I added a Giraffe (so cute) and used similar products to the front side. On our trip, we had the opportunity to pet and feed giraffes, and that adorable die marks that occasion perfectly. The “Wow Moment” stamp is from the Months Stamps.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Postage Stamps, Black Ink, Dymo Labels

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

My Virtual Travel to Illinois

March 5, 2021

Karen here. I’m still doing some virtual travel through my “Places I’ve Been” planner/journal. It’s been a kick to look back through old pictures and to create pages. Today’s creation is all about a trip to Chicago back in 2007. One of the highlights of the trip was a Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field, so I chose a color palette of blue and red.

I’ve been creating two-page layouts (front and back) for each place I document. The paper I used in this lay-out is from Reminiscence, The Book. Gorgeous papers in blue and red!

The page base I used in the lay-out is from Planner Essentials 28. I love the beautiful deckled edge on this particular base. The letters are from the Butterfly Pocket Insert dies.

On the backside, there was some words on the paper that I didn’t really want in my page, so I added the polkadot paper that I die cut with the Fitted Circles dies and then ran back through with the page base.

And I LoVe playing with reinforcements. I always add 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the paper before die cutting. The beige banners are cut from a die in the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1, and the stars are part of Planner Essentials 14.

Thank you for stopping by today. I have linked up the supplies below.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Dymo Labels, White Gel Pen, Polkadot Paper

Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Wonderland

February 19, 2021

Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan here. Today I am sharing a layout with you. Hubby has been up north tending to our build and sent me a couple photos. I really wanted to scrapbook them so I came up with this.

I began by giving the main paper a trim down to 11.75 x 11.75 and I white washed it with paper paste mixed with a bit of gesso.

I die cut the fitted rectangles in the largest side and then cut three frames from this chipboard to give the frame extra strength. I then added gesso to the frame, added dabs of Allegro Indiano paint and dabbed that with Paper Texture paste. The result is amazing!

I die cut 8 large florals from florals 7, and 8 medium using the Soft Finish Cardstock and colored with Speckled Egg distress ink in the middle. I also colored the foam bud to match.

Sfter shaping and adding the stamens, I added snow paste to the flowers.

The leaves I got a great texture on them by adding a bit more shaping to the tips of the leaves. I colored these with Vintage Photo and Speckled Egg distress ink. I love how they turned out.

I really wanted to frame the photo of our driveway up north so I set the flowers in corners of the frame.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today. I would love to see your take on your winter photos. 

Happy Scrapping!

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used: 

Other products used: Snow Paste; Dusty Attic Chipboard; Speckled Egg and Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Art Journal Collection Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Summer Journal Special

Fun in the Sun

February 2, 2021

Good morning!
I am excited to share my next layout I created using lots of goodies from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – Cover both sides of a 12×12 paper with clear gesso (I used a piece from the Summer Art Collection)
Step 2 – Ink through a stencil (I used the Story telling stencil) then heat emboss

Step 3 – use another stencil and paint in the same area as the first stencil (I used a stencil from the Summer Journal Special)

Step 4 – Use light mat gel and another stencil and while the gel is still wet apply some silk microfine glitter (I used the Make Your Mark Stencil and Midnight Blue glitter)
Step 5 – die cut, ink and assemble 15 flowers ( I used the Florals 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)

Step 6 – use some craft drops on a chipboard title (I used gold)
Step 7 – assemble as shown and add some art stones, seed beads and gems

Thank you for stopping by
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

A Way With Words Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Bliss Scrapbook Page

January 16, 2021

Whether you love snow or not, you can’t but love its magical properties!  Hi Artlets, it’s Suzanne here today with a scrapbook page layout celebrating winter snow.  We don’t get a lot of snow on Vancouver Island at sea level, so sometimes we go to the mountains looking for it!  This page was an early winter day at Forbidden Plateau and it was so fun!  Now if we had this every day, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be so charming, but this day was totally awesome!

Here is how you can assemble this layout and add your own photos.  Let’s get started.

Instructions:

Choose 2 photos for your project.  That’s fun!  Trim them to fit inside the frames.  You can see that I just had the rectangular lake photo loosely placed inside the frame and the people photo was cut to fit perfectly inside the ornament.

Die cut Winter from the 4 Seasons die set, Bliss, Let it Snow, Flourished Frame, the ornament from Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament, the pine boughs from Create a Wreath all from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Die cut the snowflakes from Brrrrr and Merry Christmas 4 from masking paper, a post-it or removable labels.

Choose Distress Ink colours that complement the photos.  Since mine were almost black and white because of snow and trees, I went with pretty dark colours and then added hints of other colours to pick up the jacket and toque.

Adhere the snowflakes randomly on the base cardstock and begin blending colours, right over the snowflakes.  You probably don’t want to do this under where the photos will be!  Every once in a while, move the snowflakes and blend over the original masked area and continue blending.  If you can spritz your blending and get little dots to appear they will also make the background interesting.  By moving the snowflake diecuts and blending over the masked area you’ll create the illusion of depth.

Once you’ve blended the colours to your satisfaction, begin adding the diecuts and photos.  Refer to the sample photos for placement.  The Flourished Frame and photo are adhered to the background with 3D Foam Squares and the ornament is adhere with two layers of the foam adhesive.  Everything else is adhered with Glue Dots.

Now you have an awesome memory of a fabulous day!

Happy creating, Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Personal photos
Glue Dots – Micro
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Distress Oxide Ink in Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord, Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Chipped Sapphire
Ink blending tools
Masking paper or Post-it Note or removable label
White 12×12 cardstock

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