Saturday, May 4, 2013

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!

I'm so glad you found your way to my blog. It's national Scrapbook Day, woo hoo!

I discovered scrapbooking 13 years ago after my Honeymoon to Alaska. I had all these gorgeous pictures that I couldn't bear to keep in boxes, so naturally I discovered scrapbooking through a friend and I've been hooked ever since. I've come a long way since that first scrapbook, I've learned countless techniques, bookbinding, card making,and how to use a myriad of embellishments. I love how all those things make my scrapbook pages and card drop dead gorgeous, but they take time, sometimes lots of it. Sometimes I need to throw something together quick, which is what I'm going to share with you today.

Now, a secret... Club Scrap. Oh man, they saved my scrapbooking life. I have no eye for coordinating.. I hate shopping... And quite frankly shopping and coordinating takes too much of my time, so I gladly pay them to ship me a box full of paper goodness every month. It's all coordinated around a theme with coordinating paper, stamps and embellishments. SCORE!

In this project I used paper and embellishments primarily from Club Scraps April Kit, Spring Chorus. Now, I don't know about other moms, but I'm horrible about sending out my kids school pictures every year. So I though for my moms birthday, I'd send her a scrapbook ( of sorts) of all my kids school pictures (surprise mom, its not in the mail yet). Now instead of a traditional book, I opted for one of those decorative tabletop scrapbook page holders so she could display her grandkids proudly. No fancy techniques here, I just used what was in the box, and just placed things until I felt the page was balanced. Quick and easy and I was quite pleased with the end results, scroll through my creationa nd you will find the link to the next blog below.











Oh wait...I lied.  I did use a bleach masking technique on the page below.  I basically layed down the leaf mask that came with my kit on a green 8.5x11 paper, and misted bleach on the paper.  The areas that were touched by the bleached turned a blue, while the areas underneath remained green.  Love the bleaching techniques and love making my own background paper using masks and stencils.


I do apologize for the pictures...I was using my phone, and certainly have not perfected the art of taking photos for my blog when I am doing it at the last minute.  

When you are done here, hop on over to Debby's blog and see what she had in store for You can find her blog here:
                           http://masculineinspirationsinpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by!



27 comments:

Julie said...

SHONA!!! Your Mom is going to go CRAZY for this gift! I want it too :) This is so wonderful and love the stand, amazing way to display pics of the kiddos! Great job!

Hetty said...

Happy NSD, Shonna! Super pages of your children and I love that stand too! What a great gift.

Tricia Morris said...

I can't wait to hear what your mom says when she receives this. What a great idea!! And it all goes together so well with Spring Chorus!

Cyoung said...

Where do you get the decorative stand?

Kay Williamson said...

Great project! Great idea, you Mother is gonna love it!

Lisa D said...
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Lisa D said...

Gorgeous gift! She's gonna love it. I bought that stand too (@M's)to show off my digital pages in my house. Great pages, Shona!

Karen Wyngaard said...

What a wonderful project and an amazing gift idea! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and happy NSD!!!

Christine OConnor said...

Always great to see layouts of your kids, Shona, Happy National Scrapbooking day!

nancy y said...

Great project, and a most wonderful gift!

crzymom said...

This is an awesome idea! Love this.

Lyneen said...

What a great gift.... love the idea!!!! the layouts are super! This will be gift cherished for years to come! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Sue D said...

Great gift for a grandma!

April Puzzuoli said...

She will love it!

jandbspiegel said...

What a wonderful gift - I know she will definitely love it.

CathyJGray said...

Love all your pages, what a wonderful gift for you Mom, she will love it!

Debby H said...

What a great idea for a mother's day gift she'll truly treasure.

Carolyn said...

I absolutely have that problem Shona - Great idea!!!

julieB said...

Shona, Wow! A great gift. I think I will try this project. Thanks for being on this Hop

Debbie Weller said...

WOW how awesome is your project?!!!! Love it! Great a great keepsake to have for your kiddos!

rettaescape said...

Cute easel project!

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, you made a lot of pages with this kit, and a fantastic job, I might add. TFS.

LUCYG said...

Shona, cute kids AND cute pages! Thanks for sharing.

Robin Horasanian said...

What a great way to showcase the yearly school photos.

Beth Norman said...

Awesome project. Your layouts are all so professional looking. Great looking family too.

Holly said...

I love this project!

Queen of Dishing said...

Super cute idea for Grandma!! =)