11 Dan n Anna Lyons couple layout (KathHernandez)

Loved Up Couple Scrapbook Page!

11 Dan n Anna Lyons couple layout (KathHernandez)

Creating A Beautiful Couple Scrapbook Layout

Having a life-long bestfriend is how I see having someone in marriage for eternity . . .

. . . this is my inspiration for the couple page LO I’ve done for both my LO subjects Dan and Anna Lyons of ScrapbookingCoach.com.

For my scrapbook layout, I wanted to show the practical scrapbooker in me. As I started in years 2010 to 2011 as a practical scrapbooker, the technique in use for my LO is creating your own pattern paper. You also have the option in creating your own embellishments with your own tools and equipment . . . . or to be even be more practical . . . . upcylce or recycle materials for the love of Mother Nature.

In my LO, I focused on creating my own pattern paper by painting on my own the whole pattern paper design. You may go from student’s painting supplies to artist-grade paints. I created my own handmade heart tag for the lovely couple to matt their photo with.

Done in predominantly sweet color tones and hues, I wanted my layout for them to be as sweet, entitled: A LOVE STORY. Do tell your love stories thru embellishments capped off by journaling. And, you may even have it with a memorabilia from and with that wonderful day captured in a photo and now into an LO.

Your Beautiful Couple Scrapbook Layout Materials

  • Watercolor Paper (Canson)
  • Happy Days Pattern Papers (Echo Park)
  • Camel Watercolour Paint
  • Toyodo Watercolour Paint
  • Wooden Key Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio)
  • Wooden Heart Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio)
  • Foam Letter Stickers (All About Scrapbooking)
  • Subway Chipboard Stickers – Thickers (American Crafts)
  • 2 Paris Washi Tapes
  • Heart Rub-Ons (Bee Happy Crafts)
  • 1 meter beige Lace
  • Pink Fibers Adornaments (EK Success)
  • Silver Thin Glitter Ribbon
  • Baby Blue Embroidery Floss (DMC)
  • Post Office Wooden Heart Stamp
  • Craft Pick (Tonic Studios)
  • Scallop Scissors (Provo Craft)
  • Stapler and Staple Wires

0 Supplies (KathHernandez)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut a 12×12 in size watercolour paper from your pad.

1 Watercolour Paper (KathHernandez)

2. Prepare your watercolour paints, brush and water. Paint and create your own pattern paper from your white blank watercolour paper.

2 Paint with Watercolour (KathHernandez)
3. Cut embellishments such as pattern paper strips, word strips, tickets, flower graphic images and paper flairs. Create a heart handmade tag from plain pattern paper. Position everything at the center of your layout with the photo. Adhere. Then, add a pink fiber and a silver ribbon for the handmade tag.

3 Create embellishments and Adhere (KathHernandez)
4. Get your letters and create an LO title – A LOVE STORY.

4 Create LO title (KathHernandez)
5. Choose 2 Paris Washi Tapes. Add washi tapes to your LO.

5 Add washi tapes to LO (KathHernandez)
6. Prepare baby blue embroidery floss and your stitching tools. Stitch on your handmade heart tag. This was done last or after the handmade heart tag is adhered to the LO, to further anchor the tag to the paper thru stitching. But, you may also opt to stitch on your handmade tag before adhering It to your layout.

6 Stitch on heart tag (KathHernandez)
7. Adorn heart and key wooden embellishments to your LO.

7 Adorn wooden embellishments (KathHernandez)
8. Staple a strip of lace on the bottom of your photo.

8 Staple lace on LO (KathHernandez)

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9. Add Heart rub ons all around your LO.

9 Add Heart Rub-ons (KathHernandez)
10. Stamp hearts all around your layout with a wooden heart stamp.

10 Stamp hearts on LO (KathHernandez)
11. Journal the couple’s names. I used calligraphy in journaling – Dan Lyons and Anna Lyons.

11 Dan n Anna Lyons couple layout (KathHernandez)Ta dah!! You now have a wonderful couple page layout, capturing one sweet moment in time. For more love scrapbooking ideas go here.

 

Layout By Kathleen B. Hernandez

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles - Masculine, Boy

Five (More) Scrapbook Example Layouts using Circles

Continuing on from my previous post on scrapbook example layouts using circles here are five more examples of how to use circles in your scrapbook layouts.  The scrapbook examples below include the use of clustering; white space; minimalism and adding everything you have to the layout.

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 1

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles - Masculine, Boy

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles – Masculine, Boy

This is another scrapbook example of a masculine layout using circle design elements.  Clustering is used here, with a curved arrow adding even more curves to the cluster of circles.  The wonky striped frame and the squared block alpha contrasts well when compared to the circular elements.  I almost always ink the edges of all of the elements cut out of patterned paper, as this creates contrast. The extra contrast adds to the cohesion of the design, and consequently makes it flow better.

Materials: Dinner Party Alpha designed by Shabby Princess, Smartie Partie digital elements designed by Suzanne Walker, Fabarooni, Fabulicious, Fabulosity digital elements designed by Lauren Bavin

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 2

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles - Whitespace, Minimalist

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles – White space, Minimalist

This example layout uses only a small amount of elements in total. The style is therefore minimalist.  The circles in the background paper, add to the repetition of circle elements on the page.  Minimalist style layouts can be very striking as they automatically draw your eyes toward the focus of the layout, the photo.

Materials: La Dee Da Add on Pack digital elements designed by Nicole Young, Choc Mango Smoothie, Kiwi Fruit Crush digital elements designed by Lauren Bavin

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 3

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles - Whitespace

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles – White space

This layout also takes advantage of white space to focus the attention on the photo.  The general idea when using white space is that there is uninterrupted space outside of the focus element.  The circle elements in this layout unify the design and also work well with my dad and niece’s round cheeks in the photo.

Materials: A little More Whimsy, Sweet Summer Breeze digital elements designed by Lauren Bavin, Summertime Blues digital elements designed by Suzanne Walker, Tiny Bubbles digital elements designed by Rene Bross, Spring Bling 2 digital elements designed by Nicole Young

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Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 4

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles -Embellishment Overload

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles -Embellishment Overload

The principle of this layout is the ‘over’ use of embellishments to add a sense of fun and business. When working on a layout like this, it is important to add and remove elements along the way. This will give you a good feel for if the embellishment is adding or taking away from the design.  The large circular frame is the most significant element for tying the layout together.  The cluster of elements in the bottom left serves to anchor the layout to the page. The rest flows towards Hannah’s gaze off to the top right of the layout.  Lastly, all the strips cut out of patterned paper may be rectangular but they are placed in a spiral rotated around the center of the unifying circle frame.

Materials: Fluttermore, Frozen Margarita, Limonela, Sweet Summer Breeze digital elements designed by Lauren Bavin, Bubblegum Dreams, Oh So Sugarlicious, Sugarlicious, Sugarlicious Add on Pack digital elements designed by Nicole Young

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 5

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles - Whitespace

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles – White space

This last layout again uses white space around the photo. Charlotte therefore automatically draws our attention. The photo is anchored to the page using lots of circular flower embellishments in clusters around the circle frames. Using odd numbers of elements in clustering appears more pleasing to the eye. The page title and page fold also add interest to opposing corners of the layout. “Cheesies” is the prompt word we use to get my niece Charlotte to give us her most cheesiest smile for the camera.

Materials:  Spring Breeze Alpha designed by Shabby Princess, Eeenie Meenie, Frozen Margarita digital elements by Lauren Bavin, Spring Bling, Sugarlicious, Oh So Sugarlicious, Sugarlicious Add on Pack digital elements designed by Nicole Young, Live out Loud digital elements designed by Marcee Duggar

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Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles - Masculine

Five Beautiful Scrapbook Example Layouts Using Circles!

Circles symbolize lots of different things to us, almost all of them evoke positive thoughts and emotions. Some of what circles symbolize include: wholeness, eternity, love, God, perfection and unity. Circles are also universally present in design and art through the ages. They are also used as templates and stencils for constructing more complex shapes. So here are five scrapbook example layouts using circle design elements as the basis for each design.

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 1

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout - Clustered Circles

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout – Clustered Circles

As well as cutting the photo into a circle and centering it in the layout, a large amount of circles were cut out of various background papers and clustered together to create this scrapbook example layout.  The layout includes spiral and circle stitching on some of the circle elements. A swirly gemstone embellishment with curves and swooshes reflecting the arcs of the circles themselves has been added.  The background chosen contains polka-dots further adding to the repetition of circular elements.  When working with a layout like this, cut various sized circles and layer them randomly until you have a pleasing pile of circles to add your photo to.  This layout of the circles also form a cloud shape. You could work with that by adding actual cloud shapes or even rays of sunshine emanating from your focal point.

Materials: Sugarlicious, Oh So Sugarlicious digital elements designed by Nicole Young and Birdilicious digital elements designed by Irene Alexeeva

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 2

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout - Masculine

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout – Masculine

A circle layout does not have to be feminine, by changing a few key things, circle layouts are also perfect for the men in your life. Choose a color scheme that works well with your photo or subject or make it neutral like the one above.  Keep things simple with fewer embellishments, although sporting, muddy play or over active toddler pics do lend themselves to more. Use inking on the edges of elements, or distressing techniques to scuff up your elements to suit the style.

Materials: Love Potion, Love Potion 2 and Love Potion Add on Pack digital elements designed by Nicole Young

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 3

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout – Offset Circle

This layout uses an offset circle as an oversized frame for a rectangular photo.  The photo background has been neutralized to emphasize the color of my niece’s skin and clothing.  The circle frame is offset in the same direction as Charlotte’s eyes are gazing toward.  Most of the embellishments, as well as the word art have been placed along the bottom of the photo to anchor it to the layout. Some additional elements have been placed around the circle again in the direction of Charlotte’s gaze.

Materials: Sugarlicious, Oh So Sugarlicious and Sugarlicious Add on Pack digital elements designed by Nicole Young

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Scrapbook Example Circle Layout - Symmetrical

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout – Symmetrical

It’s almost always best to avoid absolute symmetry when it comes to your layouts, but sometimes putting everything around the center point can work. (Quick Tip: If you have a very symmetrical or centered layout that is just not working out, offset it, or justify it to the right or left. You will be amazed at the difference it makes!).  Here there are design elements, (the ribbon tie on the cord as well as the flower cluster at the bottom left) that are not symmetrical but the rest of the elements are all centered  around the photo of my mum and niece.

Materials: Flutter On, Fabulosity, A Little Whimsy digital elements designed by Lauren Bavin

Scrapbook Example Layout Using Circles 5

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout - Echoed Photograph

Scrapbook Example Circle Layout – Echoed Photograph

In this layout I have used the same photo of my niece Charlotte twice, with the smaller circle cropped photo focusing on her adorable face.  The repetition adds to the cute but also means we have 3 repeated circles elements in the layout. The repetition of both the photo itself and the circles unifies the design and helps it to flow well. Again the offset of the frame (as in example 3 above) is in the same direction as Charlotte’s gaze.

Materials: Spring Bling, Spring Bling 2, Bubblegum Dreams digital elements designed by Nicole Young

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Photo 0 - 2008Palawan LO (HernandezKathleen)

A Beautiful Beach Scrapbook Layout

A Beautiful Beach Scrapbook LayoutCreating A Beautiful Beach Scrapbook Layout

Nothing inspires a beautiful beach scrapbook layout like a long vacation on a tropical island! Back in 2008, I went island hopping in Palawan. It was the very 1st time that I braved riding a banca hopping from one summer island to another isolated summer island. I believe they were 3 to 4 islands that our group went around for one summer get-away. And it was my 1st visit to Palawan. And, the first to get hold of a starfish in such clear and pristine waters.

For my layout, I wanted to create hand-drawn art within my scrapbook page. I started by painting with my watercolour pans a seascape as background of my photo, making it more of a scrapbook art than a painting on watercolour paper or canvas.

You can share the technique in creating a scrapbook page with your children or love ones. You can make your children paint something for you and encapsulate it in a scrapbook page, like what I did — A collaborative scrapbook page as an end result. But I did prefer to work my layout alone. But, then, it would be such a good idea for a wonderful and fun-filled family collaboration scrapbook page layout of an art within a scrapbook page.

Your Beautiful Beach Scrapbook Layout Materials

  • Pattern Paper
  • Blooms (Webster Pages)
  • Wooden Butterfly Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio)
  • 3D Sticker Embellishments (Paper House Productions)
  • Dimensional Sticker Embellishments (Recollections)
  • Tiara Glitter Letter Stickers – Thickers (American Crafts)
  • Washi Tapes
  • Watercolour Pencils (Faber Castell)
  • Charcoal Pencil (Faber Castell)
  • Modeling Paste (LeFranc & Bourgeois)
  • Camel Watercolour
  • Inks (Ranger)
  • Wooden Stamps
  • Journaling Smash Pen (K&Company)
  • Stencil

Photo 1 - Supplies (HernandezKathleen)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Prepare your pattern paper by trimming the unwanted portion with your scissors. Prepare a 12 x 6 inch watercolour paper.

Photo 1 - Pattern Paper n Watercolour Paper (HernandezKathleen)
2. See placement of your photos, watercolour paper on your pattern paper.

Photo 2 - See Placement (HernandezKathleen)
3. Get your watercolour pan and work on your watercolour paper. Paint a seascape that serves as background of your photos.

Photo 3 - Take out and Paint with Watercolour (HernandezKathleen)
4. Draw a cloud with your pencil on plain paper. Cut out your drawn cloud from your paper. Take out your ink and sponge. Position your cut-out cloud on your seascape. Sponge blue ink around your cut-out cloud without adhering. Sponge or dab more ink around for a skyline.

Photo 4 - Cloud with Pencil (HernandezKathleen)
5. Adhere your painted seascape and your photos.

Photo 5 - Adhere watercolour paper n photos (HernandezKathleen)
6. Position your cut-out cloud on another part of your painted and created skyline. Adhere cut-out cloud with dimensional double-sided foam tape.

Photo 6 - Position n Adhere Cut-out Cloud (HernandezKathleen)
7. Choose the color of blooms to make use. Set aside.

Photo 7 - Choose your Blooms (HernandezKathleen)
8. With a stencil, use spatula to apply modeling paste for waves and lobster on the bottom of your layout. With a scrapbook stencil, use spatula to apply modeling paste on your created seascape for a sailboat.

Photo 8 - Spatula Modeling Paste with Stencil (HernandezKathleen)
9. Prepare charcoal pencil and coloring pencils. Color your sailboat using charcoal pencil and coloring pencil. Prepare gray coloring pencil.

step 9

10. Start coloring the thought bubble with your gray coloring pencil. Finish coloring the rest of the thought bubble with your gray coloring pencil. Prepare your green coloring pencil.

step 10

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11. Color the trees with your green coloring pencil. Color also the nipa hut. Prepare water and your brush. Brush with water part that were colored by water soluble coloring pencils.

step 11
12. Prepare your Blue Blooms. Adhere blooms. Prepare 3D or Dimensional Sticker Embellishments. Stick your 3D or Dimensional Sticker Embellishment around your layout.

Photo 10 - Adhere Blooms n 3D Stickers (HernandezKathleen)
13. Prepare your glitter letter stickers. Form your LO Title – Palawan ’08 with your letter stickers.

Photo 11 - LO Title with Chipboard Letters (HernandezKathleen)
14. Get your smash journaling pen. Write sub-titles.

Photo 12 - Sub-titles with Smash Journaling Pen (HernandezKathleen)
15. Prepare wooden stamp and ink. Stamp “Make a Wish”. Doodle around your stamped “Make a Wish”.

Photo 13 - Stamp Make A Wish and Doodle (HernandezKathleen)
16. Adhere your butterfly wooden chipboard embellishment. Prepare 2 washi tapes. Add washi tapes on the bottom of your layout. Prepare heart wooden stamp and red ink. As finishing touch, stamp a heart on the sail of your sailboat.

Photo 14 - Butterfly Wooden Chipboard, Washi Tapes n Heart Stamp (HernandezKathleen)

You now have one Summer-themed Beach Scrapbook Page!

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Photo 0 - 2008Palawan LO (HernandezKathleen)

Layout By Kathleen B. Hernandez

Photo 0 - A Beautiful Baby Belly (HernandezKathleenB)

Help! I’m Pregnant Scrapbook Page With Distressing Technique

I'm pregnant scrapbook ideas

Creating Your Own Beautiful “I’m Pregnant Scrapbook Page!”

If you’ve ever said to yourself ” Help! I’m pregnant scrapbook ideas please” then relax, we’ve got you totally covered with todays step-by-step pregnancy layout ideas tutorial!

Being pregnant can be a mix of emotions and feelings. One minute sheer excitement the next, complete overwhelm with nausea and fatigue. One wonderful way to capture just the beautiful aspects of being pregnant is with your own layout.

For my scrapbooking pregnant belly page layout, I wanted to make a play with different photo edits on a single photo. And, making use of these photos in different photo edits as the subject for my layout. It is a way to encapsulate and emphasize the joy of motherhood with a beautiful baby belly. The layout is created with a lot of feminine vibes and frills here and there.

Distressing techniques also came into play to make the number of photos of the baby belly really come into focus. For frills, two photos are bordered with laces and the whole layout is adorned with strings of pearls and twine.

The technique of using different photo edits requires discerning which photo edit would look fabulous. For my layout, I utilized black and white for the 2 photos of the baby belly, a sepia in soft focus for another photo of my subject and the other photo of my subject in natural color editing.

Materials For Your “I’m Pregnant Scrapbook Page!”

  • Pattern Paper
  • Wooden Hearts & Clouds Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio) – PHOTO
  • Wooden Butterfly Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio) – PHOTO
  • Laces(SM Dept. Store) – PHOTO
  • 2 Rolls of Pearl Strings (RC Jade / Jade’s Crafting Journey) – PHOTO
  • Brown Buttons (SM Dept. Store) – PHOTO
  • Native twine with flowers(SM Dept. Store) – PHOTO
  • Brown Flowers (SM Dept. Store) – PHOTO
  • Foam Letter Stickers (All About Scrapbooking)
  • Delight Foam Letter Stickers – Thickers (American Crafts)
  • Roller Rink Glitter Letter Stickers – Thickers (American Crafts)
  • Washi Tape
  • Coloring Pens (Sharpie)
  • Gesso (Reeves)
  • Inks (Ranger)
  • Ink (Martha Stewart)
  • Emboroidery Floss (DMC)
  • Distressing Tool (WRMK)
  • Paper Piercer (Tonic Studios)
  • Cuttlebug Machine (ProvoCraft)
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)

I'm pregnant scrapbook ideas - supplies

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Prepare your pattern paper by trimming the unwanted portion with your scissors.

I'm pregnant scrapbook page - paper and scissors
2. Distress your pattern paper with the WRMK distressing tool and ink around the distressed edges.

I'm pregnant scrapbook page - stamps
3. Apply gesso. Let dry. Dab ink on top of the gesso. Let dry.

scrapbooking pregnant belly - gesso
4. Trim or cut your pink board paper into 4×11 size. Set up your Cuttlebug embossing machine. Ink your embossing folder in 3 colors of ink. Emboss your trimmed 4×11 pink board paper. Make 2 passes. Emboss the other end of the board paper. Watch as the ink color gets on the embossed paper.

Photo 4 - Ink n Dry Emboss (HernandezKathleenB)
5. Get your Sharpie coloring pens and color or outline the embossed parts. Set aside.

Photo 5 - Color with Sharpie (HernandezKathleenB)
6. Get 2 of the photos of your subject and adhere laces around the photos.

Photo 6 - Get photo n lace the photo (HernandezKathleenB)
7. Adhere on your pattern paper the colored, inked and embossed board paper together with all 4 photos, 2 of which already adorned with laces.

Photo 7 - Adhere on paper (HernandezKathleenB)
8. Adhere embellishments – native twine, wooden butterfly, wooden hearts, wooden cloud chipboards and flowers.

Photo 8 - Adhere Embellishments (HernandezKathleenB)

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9. Add the LO title with your letter stickers – A BEAUTIFUL BABY BELLY.

Photo 9 - LO title (HernandezKathleenB)
10. Adhere strings of pearls on your layout.

Photo 10 - Adhere string of pearls (HernandezKathleenB)
11. Prepare laces with kraft paper and buttons. Cut up your kraft paper and adhere laces on them. Cut these up into size and adhere to the back of the torn edge parts of your layout. Make sure the lace is seen with the kraft paper as background thru the torn edges of the pattern paper. Next, adhere brown buttons on your layout.

Photo 11 - lace, kraft paper n buttons (HernandezKathleenB)
12. As finishing touch to your layout, add washi tape. Then apply stitching on both sides of the embossed board paper.

Photo 12 - Add stitching and tape (HernandezKathleenB)

You now have a wonderful “I’m pregnant scrapbook page” capturing that wonderful moment of rearing a baby, starting with having a wonderful baby belly!

Photo 13 - A Beautiful Baby Belly (HernandezKathleenB)

 Layout By Kathleen B. Hernandez. Edited by Anna Lyons.