Have you received your free copy yet? Any order you make with CTMH will include the new core catalog & and September/October idea book. But in the meantime, here are some of the great things you may find once you get your book!
The subscriptions are great. You can make them just as they are designed, or modify them to be exactly what you need!
How great would it be to have a year in review all done before the summer’s end? Two double-page layouts arrive at your house. Add some adhesive and photos and you have a complete album!
Before I wish you happy crafting. I have to share one more new product and a card I made when I was able to play with them!
I would not win any awards with the layouts that I managed to do this month, but they definitely accomplished my goal. I had not done any scrapbooking with photos for our family albums in close to 2 years. It is my goal, as we are able to unpack our stuff out of storage, to make photo organizing and scrapbooking a priority.
I came across one small packet of photos that I could scrapbook. After looking up the dates the photos were taken, I looked through the small portion of the papers I had access to, and found some that worked great!
Normally I pick my photos, chose my papers, find a layout or inspiration item to use to create the double layout, and go from there. This time it all started well, but then I went backwards. . . .
So, where may you ask did I go backward? This is a pretty straight forward, average layout in my book. Well, if you watch the Youtube video of my process of creating this, I picked my photos, chose my papers, then started to create embellishments, normally the last step. I wonder if I had done the paper cutting and put the layout together first, if I would have added more embellishments at the end. As I remember doing it, I think I was out of the embellishments I had created and was just happy to have completed some scrapbooking.
The layout is “shinier” in person as if you look closely you can see a trail of tiny stars from the upper left trailing through both pages to the lower right, and I used glitter paper as matting behind two of the photos.
Also, again, it’s hard to see in the above photos, but I did create photo hinges and anytime a page is interactive I think that’s a great thing!
If you want to learn more about creating photo hinges, check out the youtube video. The first hinge explanation happens around the 9-minute mark on the video.
After a year and a half of not scrapbooking any of our photos, I finally finished 4 pages in one day! I felt like I was a novice at first and it took me a long time to get back into the swing of it, but I’m happy with the results.
Not having access to all my supplies and tools has made me dig a little deeper into my bag of techniques. On this layout, I started with one of our how to pattern books a group of photos, and a pack of paper that worked with the colors in the photos. From there I added some homemade stencils, used some flip flaps, and just had some fun.
There is a video of me walking through the creation of these pages if you want to see more of what I did.
Each month I am putting together challenges in hopes to inspire more crafting. There will be a winner drawn from all the entries and that winner will receive a RAK from me.
For each of these challenges, they must have been done during the month of August 2020. Only Facebook VIP members that complete a challenge and post a photo in the August Challenges album are eligible for prizes. To join our facebook group, go to this page and submit a request to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/CraftingwithAmanda
For the card challenge create TWO cards using this sketch as an inspiration. Post a photo of your cards in the August Challenges photo album.
For the Layout challenge you can create two cards, or one layout, planner page, or paper crafting item that is inspired from this sketch. Post photo in the August Challenges Album.
For the Color challenge, create two cards, a layout, planner page, or other paper craft item using only these colors. You may add White, Black or Kraft cardstock. Post a photo of your creation in the August Challenges Album.
For our last challenge, you can double dip as they say. I want you to use 10 of your embellishments that have been in your stash for a bit. The 10 embellishments do not have to be on one project but can be spread over multiple projects that you have created THIS month. So you can embellish your card challenge and your color challenge with 10 embellishments, post the photos of your creations in the album and wah-lah you have earned multiple tickets for the prize drawing.