Tag Archives | wood veneer

Make | 8×8 Layout – I Love You

8x8 Layout | I Love You | Blackbird Darlin

I never know what I’m going to see while doing something as mundane as getting groceries, which is why having my iPhone on me is so handy sometimes. This photo is one of those random things…there and gone in a matter of days.

I love the urban feel of this Studio Calico brush script paper; it felt more in place with this photo than my usual woodgrain or polka dots. :) I’m definitely getting better at using my embellishments lately, I think this is my first real attempt at an embellishment cluster. (YAY!)

Do you ever have any photos that inspire you to get out of your usual routine? Or is it tried and true all the way every time? I get bored if I don’t break out of my box every now and then!

8x8 Layout | I Love You | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Studio Calico Printshop 6×6 pad), paper labels and heart wood veneer (Citrus Twist Kits), cork arrow (American Crafts), date stamp

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Make | 6×8 Project Life – May Title Page

6x8 Project Life | May 2014 title page | Blackbird Darlin

I’ve noticed that the pocket pages that appeal to me most always have bits of ephemera in them…things that aren’t anything real special, but reference what the world is like now. (Jamaica’s pages are a great example, and one of my biggest inspirations right now) I’ve always loved, loved, loved magazines, so why not start cutting things I like out of them and add them in? Then, when I’m an old lady, I can remember what I liked in addition to what I did. BONUS!

I’ve decided to group these kind of pages by month…the May title card is a free printable from Caylee Grey‘s fabulous blog, and the quote (a Ron Swanson spin-off) is something I found on Pinterest that I customized myself. The lovely dress image is cut from a May issue of one of my magazines, and I wish it was in my closet right now.

Sometimes I just want to sit down and make something, but I don’t want to work with actual pictures, so this is a pretty fun solution!

Supplies Used: “May” card (Caylee Grey), blue card (One Little Bird Busy Week cards), “#LOVE” card (Miss Tiina Good Life cards), wood heart (Citrus Twist), letter stamps (Studio G), font for quote (Sue Ellen Francisco)

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Make | 8×8 Layout – Like Magic

8x8 Layout | Magic | Blackbird Darlin

I know, I’m the worst. Posting a snow layout when everyone is ready to move on from this past winter and just forget anything related to it. But hey, Seattle doesn’t get a lot of snow, so making this was exciting for me!

Plus, my last four scrapbook projects have all involved eating or liquor, so I don’t want you guys to get a weird impression of me or anything.

I totally broke the wood veneer word while attempting to see if it would run through my Xyron “X,” so for anyone wondering, that’s not a very good idea. Thankfully, it fit back together so well that you can’t even tell. My photo is 5×5, so I used a 6×6 patterned paper to mat it with, and then added a little pearl detail and date stamp to fill the blank space in a bit. A washi tape strip down the side, and a scrap of white cardstock at the bottom for journaling, and I called it done.

By the way, the background paper is a hella old piece from Carolee’s Creations, so using that was also exciting. Magical, even!

8x8 Layout | Like Magic | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: blue pattern paper (Carolee’s Creations), photo frame pattern paper (American Crafts DIY Shop 6×6 pad), wood veneer (Citrus Twist January PL Kit), pearl dots (Michael’s), gold pen (Uniball Gel Impact), gold stripe washi tape, date stamp

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