I've been on an organizing kick this fall. Cleaning out all of closets including the one in my scrapbook room. This closet was a nightmare. It was packed with things that I don't use anymore and the shelves were falling apart. I wanted to move to a cleaner, closed storage look. What was supposed to be a simple project, took me a few weeks to finish. There was major purging done!
Here's a before and after shot:
I have a post on the 2Peas blog with more details and photos.
And now for the winner of the Lily Bee Urban Autumn blog hop:
Welcome to the Lily Bee Urban Autumn blog hop! I was searching for a Fall line that was colorful and bold and not to themed. I wanted a line that I could use with pumpkin patch, fall leaves and then use the left overs for some of my non-themed scrapbooking. I totally found it in Urban Autumn by Amy Heller.
I started the layout on the woodgrain sunburst patterned paper and layered the pretty green wood, chevron and bold orange colors up at the top. I followed it up with a row of the Urban Autumn leaf cuts and some machine sewing.
I used two of the 3x4 cards to add a title and journaling spot. The wood arrows and some enamel dot border finish out the layout.
My favorite embellishment from this line is the wood veneer pack. I love all the shapes and details.
I have one pack of the wood veneer embellishments to give away today on the hop! Just leave me a comment and I will choose a winner on Thursday, November 14 at midnight. Winner will be announced on 11/15/13.
Now stop on by these blogs for more Urban Autumn inspiration and giveaways!
I had the opportunity to be this month's guest designer over at the Teresa Collins design team blogthis week. I love all of her new collections, but especially Family Stories. The colors, the icons...the sequins. Beautiful stuff. Here's a look at some of the pages I made using a 1-photo, 2-photo, 3-photo challenge.
While we've been out enjoying the cooler weather, I've been keeping an eye out for a great Fall collection and I finally found one that I love! Urban Autumn by Lily Bee Design was designed by one of my favorite scrapbookers,Amy Heller. I love the bold colors (yup, even the pink) and patterns. My favorites are the woodgrain starburst and that beautiful ombre chevron. I can't wait to dig into these.
I love these wood veneer pieces, especially the leaves and apples. And some flair for a little more dimension. I have a huge collection of flair and I'll be adding these too.
And 36 double-sided 3x4 cards great for Project Life or my favorite, pocket scrapbooking. I love that there are so many different designs and no doubles!
And the last bit, some pretty stamps to round out the collection.
This is the best use of the Crate Paper acrylic alpha I've seen. I love the enlarged photo, the funky title and layered embellishments. Melissa Man is one of my favorites, check out the rest of her gallery here.
And now the giveaway. Just leave a comment (with your PeaName) by 8/29/13 to win a spot in Jill Sprott's Scrapbooking from the Soul Workshop. I took this class recently and it has really changed the way I choose the stories I want to tell. It's packed with jumpstarts, beautifully detailed pages and process videos. To win a spot, leave a comment (with your PeaName) by 8/29/13. Good Luck!
This is a first for me. Exactly one week from the day we arrived home from vacation, the photos were printed, journaled and tucked away in this mini. Completely miraculous I tell you. It usually takes me weeks if not months to get started on vacation photos. But deadlines loomed and the minute I saw the Capture and Carte Postale lines from Basic Grey, I knew they would be perfect for documenting Marco Island.
I love the color palette, it's bright + colorful and reminds me of the islands. It's been a very long time since I've seen a scrapbook line that was remotely tropical. I combined Capture andGlitz's Unchartered Waters for the beach and sea elements to add just a little bit of theme to the mini.
You can take a look at how I organized and divided the photos + memorabilia into chapters allowing me to tell the full story in a 7x9 mini here:
The mini album includes 5 dividers, patterned paper and divided page. The photos range in size from 3x3 to 7x9, which gives the album an interesting shape and flow. This has been one of my favorite projects this year.
I worked on the mini, filming and editing every single day for a week. Can you say burnout? I love to scrapbook, but sometimes that happens when a deadline looms and I'm trying to get an idea out. It bucks my procrastinating nature.
So this week, it's reading + organizing + the beach. And maybe just a tiny bit of sketching.
I've been scrapping for what seems like forever (1997). I love a good story (listening to one, telling one, or reading one). I'm married and Mama to one little boy named Nico + favorite Aunt to Mario & Yessenia. You'll see a lot of them around here! I love the color aqua, vacations + Disney World. Oh, and scrapbooking - I do a little bit of that too.