July 30, 2013

Basic Grey Capture + Carte Postale Video

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 and Glitz'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. 

July 19, 2013

Hello Heatwave

There is nothing quite like coming home from vacation to a blistering heatwave. One step out of the airport and we were ready to go right back here…where it was cooler!
Marco Island, Florida.  A last minute getaway to a place we'd never been to or really heard of. I found it on Trip Advisor where it was rated one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S. It was exactly what we were looking for - beautiful white-sand beaches, shelling, great restaurants and pretty resorts.
The Marco Marriott Resort was beautiful. The location on the island is perfect and the service top notch. I would highly recommend it.

On the scrapbook front, I just opened this box of Capture from Basic Grey. Love the colors and bits + pieces in this line. It immediately inspired me to do a mini album about our time in Marco Island. Over the next few days I'll be busy scrapping and filming a new video about this vacation. I can't wait to dig in. 

Video will be up on twopeasinabucket.com next Thursday. Let me know what you think!

July 5, 2013

Jillibean Soup Happy Camper

Welcome to the Jillibean Blog Hop introducing their brand new line, Happy Camper Stew! I love the bold colors and icons in this line.  I used some of my favorite patterns and die cuts to create this camping page. I love these photos of my son and niece roasting marshmallows on a recent camping trip.  To highlight the photos, I created a sunburst effect with dark and light gray patterned papers from the collection. These are two of my favorite 'B' sides because of their subtle pattern and neutral color.

I layered small and large patterns of paper for punches of color that compliment the photo. I used one of the title cards to add some themed camping critters and as a base to the embellishment cluster. The tone-on-tone title and camper die cut complete the page.

Now go on and hop for more great ideas using Happy Camper Stew.