6.09.2017

Little Moments: A Maternity Scrapbook Layout

The Little Moments | A Scrapbook Layout by AlThe Little Moments | A Maternity Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderlandice Scraps Wonderland


One of the joys of scrapbooking is the being able to scrap for others.  It is exciting to interact with clients, learn about their likes and preferences and then create something you know they will cherish forever. It's also fun to see their family grow up over time, whether it's in just one album or with a long-term client who sends you photos every month or so to work on.  This particular client has three gorgeous little girls and each one is getting a scrapbook of photos from mom's pregnancy and on.  

The Little Moments | A Maternity Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland


Scrapping for others also allows me to create several different styles and stretch my creativity.  For my own family, I do a lot of vintage and shabby chic layouts.  For this client's layout, I went with a more modern style--bright colors, bold patterns and a splash of mixed media. I picked up on colors from the mom's outfits in the photos for color inspiration too.    

The Little Moments | A Maternity Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland
A splash of mixed media and some colorful and boldly patterned papers make for a fun modern layout.


I love layering papers!  Did I mention I'm a paper and cardstock addict?  I'm literally drowning in it and I look at some papers and say, "But you are just too pretty to cut into!"  Luckily, I always end up finding the perfect project for it down the road.  It's kismet!  Nothing goes to waste in my scrap room, not even packaging, scraps or color mists.  I always have white paper flowers on hand to soak up excess color mists and inks from my non-stick craft mat.  

The Little Moments | A Maternity Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland


But back to this layout.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to add journaling after creating a mixed media background and then began layering on my papers, distressing the edges a bit for texture and depth.  I also added on some stickers for the title as well as a cute little butterfly sticker and enamel glitter dots.  

The Little Moments | A Maternity Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland


To add just a bit more sparkle, I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to add some glimmer to the clipboard I fussy cut out of some paper.  I also added a little bit of glossy accents to the camera on the clipboard. 

The Little Moments | A Maternity Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland
  

And voila!  That is how a plain white piece of cardstock becomes a spunky, colorful layout!

Products Used:
  • Recollections:  Cardstock - white
  • Simple Stories:  I Am - fundamentals cardstock stickers
  • Pink Paislee:  Memorandum - cubicles, labels, punch card
  • Dear Lizzy:  Documentary - bear hug, ever ever, fancy free, happy happy, me and you
  • Doodlebug:  Sprinkles - bright glitter assortment
  • Crystal Stickers:  Bubbles
  • My Mind's Eye:  Miss Caroline- dilly dally "celebrate" brads
  • Sticko:  Dimensions Letter Stickers - black foam glitter
  • Tim Holtz:  Distress Ink - fossilized amber; Distress Stain - abandoned coral
  • Ranger Ink:  Archival Ink - jet black; Glossy Accents
  • Glitz Design:  Finnley - rubber stamps
  • Zig:  Wink of Stella - clear


Happy Scrapping!
Adrienne






6.02.2017

So Happy: A Wedding Scrapbook Page

Alice Scraps Wonderland | So Happy:  A Wedding Scrapbook Page


Today's scrapbooking is a hybrid of the traditional with a mix of art techniques.  It's not just cutting some paper and slapping on some photos--it's an art form.  One of the questions I routinely get asked by my clients are "Do you have those fun scissors that cut the cool edges?"  The answer to that question is, "Yes, I do, but I don't really use them anymore now that I have a machine that cuts my paper for me."  For those that scrap, we know these machines as die cut machines. 


Alice Scraps Wonderland | So Happy:  A Wedding Scrapbook Page | Die Cut Machines
Die cut machines come in a variety of styles--from electronic to hand crank to metal die wafers to downloadable cut files.  Machines from top left to bottom right:  Cricut Explore, Sizzix Big Shot Pro, Spellbinders Amaze, Spellbinders Platinum, Silhouette America Cameo, Tim Holtz Vagabond.  






There are so many tools to create pages these days, it can be overwhelming.  Just in die cut machines alone, there are those you can purchase die cut files online to use, others that you have to buy physical metal dies for, some that plug in and you push a button to start cutting and other that you crank by hand to cut.  But the result is lovely no matter the machine you own and it makes the possibilities endless.

Besides die cut machines there are paper trimmers, paper distressers, stamps, paper flower shapers, typewriters that fit a 12x12 page and have dual colored ink ribbons, multimedia sewing machines that make it easy to sew paper, heat guns and a whole host of other tools. 


Alice Scraps Wonderland | So Happy:  A Wedding Scrapbook Page | Scrapbooking Tools
Tools from top left to bottom right:  WeR Stitch Happy multimedia sewing machine, Ranger Heat Tool, WeR Typecast typewriter, Fiskars 12" trimmer, WeR Ribbon Trimmer, McGill's Paper Blossoms flower shapers tool set