This month I'm making scrapbooking kits and making lots and lots of pages:
Last month was all about Product Play at GET IT SCRAPPEDand the contributors all made their own kits; that combined with Noell Hyman's share of her kits on the live Paperclipping crop; and add in that I love the Counterfeit Kit Club Challenge --- well, that all led to me deciding to challenge myself to Make My Own Kit inspired by this month's Story Play at Get It Scrapped.
Because I tend to go overboard, I made three kits! This month I'll be playing with the kits and creating layouts that are inspired by the layouts that you can find in the membership section of GET IT SCRAPPED in the Story Play edition.
Of course I made a process video for putting together the kits:
I hope that you will make your own kits and play along with me this month - if you do, please leave a comment here, but share your kits and pages over at the GET IT SCRAPPED gallery.
I've been making scrapbook process videos and a whole bunch of scrapbooking layouts that I'll be sharing starting September 1st in a blog series about using GET IT SCRAPPED's Story Play as inspiration for making your own kits and scraplifting lots and lots of pages. Meantime, I'm making some 2 Minute Scrapbook Tips Videos whenever I do something I feel like is a clever solution for me; plus it is hard for me to wait to share - so this gives me a little something to share with you now!
This tip is all about how to use the negative space shapes that are not connected and how to transfer the shapes to your scrapbook page so that the shapes stay put in relation to each other:
This tip is about how use use your Copic Markers with your Silhouette die cuts made of patterned paper:
And here's a link to that Full Moon Party video that I mentioned in the Copic Marker video - thanks to Debbie Hodge for sharing this hilarious bit about a girl's first period:
If you are a girl or have a girl, you must see this. Periods don't have glitter in them - scrapbook pages do. Way funny.
I love giving myself scrapbook challenges. I was so happy to see the Make Your Own Kits in this month's Product Play at GET IT SCRAPPED. So I challenged myself to create a kit and then make three scrapbook pages.
Layout #1: Conflicted / inspired by a Celeste Smith layout in GIS Product Play
Layout #2: Happy Ruby / inspired by an Amy Kingsford layout in GIS Product Play
Video for layout #2:
Layout #3: WWII / Things That Go
Layout #4: First Time Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks
Here's the page and the scrapbooking process video. Enjoy.
This page is about who the mother of my great grandmother, Ellen Louise Joyce, is: Mary O'Brien who was listed in my baby book or Mary Shutters who Ancestry DNA shows I'm super connected to DNA wise. I don't know the answer yet but this page gave me the opportunity to make notes so when I revisit this issue I can remember what I knew right now.
We had another un-photographed adventure with Debbie Hodge on the river which included talking up Mainahs and ill-advised jumping off railroad bridges (not it); and fabulous rope swing jumping - which Debbie lead the pack with her bravery! After leaving Debbie and New Hampshire (sniff, sniff - we had so much fun), we did the human hamster balls (so exciting) in Massachusetts and then drove through the night back to Philadelphia.
York, Maine was delightful - I'd never been there before - but we weren't going to be able to get all the way up to Bangor, Bar Harbor or Calais, Maine (places where I grew up), so we went over the Maine border about a 1/2 hour and found a very friendly beach with Candlepin bowling, a Fun O Rama, lots of rocks to climb and a lighthouse down the street with one of the best lobster rolls of the trip. Plus! Today when I went back to work I was delighted to see that on my screensaver was the exact lighthouse that we saw in York, Maine!
Another favorite days of the trip - this was the day that Debbie Hodge, her son, and Allison and I kayaked down the river to an island, then walked through the woods to a waterfall which we then bravely went down on our bottoms! And then a long walk back through the woods and country roads - barefoot - to her house. And we didn't even get any pictures of that adventure! We topped off the day with a trip in to Portsmouth for lobster rolls and a stroll through a cemetary where I found one of my great-grandma's graves and at the exact same moment Debbie got the message on her iphone that Two Peas in a Bucket was closing - definately a memorable moment for me as a family historian and scrapbooker! Debbie and her family were wonderful hosts and we decided to stay on for several days in her beautiful New Hampshire woods on the river.
Ok so I think Plymouth was actually day 8 in the evening but I ended up putting the photos with Salem which was Day 9. Salem is a charming little city; Plymouth Rock is sort of underwhelming. We have family ancestor connections to both places.