Scrapbook Layouts

Two Hen Party Layouts for NSD Challenges

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Hello all, I hope that if you have a long weekend where you are then you are enjoying it!

Did you join in with National Scrapbook Day a couple of weeks ago? I didn’t get to join in with too much on the day because my mum came down for a visit, but I did manage to make two of pages over the weekend! They were both for challenges at Two Peas in a Bucket, and they both feature photos from my Belated Hen Party last year.

This one was for a challenge to use This Free Cut File, I had to enter this one since I had only just received my Cricut Explore and was trying it out as much as possible!

Live, Love, Scrapbook: 

Live Love Scrapbook by Jennifer Grace using Heidi Swapp Dreamy

On the Sunday morning I got to share my hobby with my girly friends and family! We all had a look back over the photos we’d taken that weekend, then made a page each to go in a Scrapbook album, I’d fill in the gaps with pages like this one! It was fantastic seeing all the different styles they had and how excited they got to see all the pretty paper!

I used mostly the Heidi Swapp Dreamy collection, which I got from the SJ Crafts April Kit. I used the ‘Dreams Come True’ paper for the background, and I cut the ‘Live Love Scrapbook’ from the Free Cut File using the ‘Pink Dream’ paper:

Live Love Scrapbook by Jennifer Grace using Heidi Swapp Dreamy

I used an Amy Tangerine Plus One Die Cut Tag above my journaling – I lifted the word gently off the background to give it more dimension:

Live Love Scrapbook by Jennifer Grace using Heidi Swapp Dreamy

The background was decorated with Clay Mister Huey Mist and lots of Dreamy embellishments, plus some enamel and wood dots. I also stitched around one corner of the smaller photo:

Live Love Scrapbook by Jennifer Grace using Heidi Swapp Dreamy

I rummaged through some odd bits and pieces for items to finish off the page, one thing I found was this butterfly which I punched from scrap paper almost 2 years ago (originally posted HERE), but the colours matched the page perfectly:

Live Love Scrapbook by Jennifer Grace using Heidi Swapp Dreamy

Now the next page will take you back in time to the Friday night when we arrived in Oxford and went out for dinner…

Friday Night:

Friday Night by Jennifer Grace

This was for a challenge to use gold, which I love right now so I found several ways to add some!

I used a retired Sweet Stamp Shop stamp to create a firework effect with Metallic Gold Embossing Powder, I sprinkled the background with Gold Mister Huey Mist, and added some Studio Calico Essentials Gold Stars and Gold Enamel Dots:

Friday Night by Jennifer Grace

I also added some Gold Glitter Tape and Gold Airmail Washi Tape above the journaling:

Friday Night by Jennifer Grace

I’d stuck this speech bubble on my page but it looked really dull, then I realised it needed some speech in the bubble, lol:

Friday Night by Jennifer Grace

I love these two fun pages, they fit well into my Hen Party album! I only have a few pages left to complete, I can’t wait to show it off to all the ladies who shared my special weekend with me.

I found NSD super inspiring as there was so much going on all around the world, I love how far reaching this hobby is!

Bye for now, Jennifer x

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Scrapbook Layouts

SJ Crafts April Challenge – A Mood Board For Ideas!

Hello everyone! I don’t know what season you are experiencing wherever you are in the world, but here spring is in full swing, with flowers blooming and warmer days making me look forward to the summer!

So this Mood Board I created for the SJ Crafts April Challenge feels especially inspiring to me, though I’m sure you can get ideas from it not matter what weather you’re having…

April Challenge Mood Board:

SJ Crafts April Challenge Mood Board

You can take ideas from this however you choose, for example:

Use the colours – Yellow, Green, Peach, White, Cork/Kraft
Use the quote ‘Look How They Grow’
Make a page about flowers or plants
Use some of the elements, eg. feathers and stars on your page
Use the composition somehow (eg. two lines along the base of your project)
Or anything else you get from the mood board!
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For my sample layout I mainly chose to use the colours of lime green and yellow, with some cork elements (including some American Crafts DIY Shop Cork Alphas and Arrows), but I swapped out the peach for a bolder orange because I wanted to use some Amy Tangerine Plus One items!
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Treasure Hunt:

Treasure Hunt layout by Jennifer Grace

I love this combination of colours, it makes me feel happy and lively just to look at them!

The background paper with the circles on is actually from Crate Paper’s Boys Rule collection, it’s called ‘Race Track’ – I bought two sheets of this paper because I loved the front and back! I sprinkled some drops of gold mist on this side to break up the circles a bit.

The page is about a ‘treasure hunt’ walk my daughter and I went for last year – she designed the map and said we had to look for jewels!  The journaling reads:

‘I took you for an adventure one hot day, we left little brother with Rosie so we could explore properly. You drew a map for us and said we were looking for jewels and a castle. 

We hid from pretend dragons, collected jewels that were really pebbles, and the bridge by the quay was a castle. The alcoves were the king and queen’s thrones! I {heart} adventures with you!’

I also took inspration from the mood board by sticking a couple of elements (cut from the Plus One 6×6 Pad) down with washi tape, and by using star embellishments, particularly some gold and woodgrain stars from the Studio Calico Essentials range:

Treasure Hunt layout by Jennifer Grace

I added a couple of feathers like those on the mood board, though I coloured a white feather with Heidi Swapp’s Coral Color Shine Spritz first, then stitched them onto the layout:

Treasure Hunt layout by Jennifer Grace

Finally some Plus One Puffy Stickers and Accent Stickers, plus some Studio Calico Woodgrain and Gold Enamel Dots, are sprinkled around the page for my usual touch of scattering!

What do you think about the way I used the mood board? What inspiration can you take from it? Check out the Challenge Post at SJ Crafts to see what ideas the other Design Team members found on the mood board and the samples they made! Plus you can enter your own project to have a chance to win a small spring prize!

Have a great day!

Jennifer x