Saturday, May 8, 2010

Scrapbooking Before Cricut, Laptop

How did we ever scrapbook before Cricuts, laptops, and all the other fun toys we have now?? 

Last night I had a few hours to scrap.  I used my Cricut and SCAL for the title on the first page then I got a rush order for some plastic price tags so my Cricut was busy cutting for about an hour trying to get 200 tags done so I could scrap again.  I could have done my titles and die cuts in between loading sheets for the tags, but I really need to use up some supplies.  Sometimes using up supplies helps me get more creative.  No page sketches. No special die cuts.  No titles to cut.  Only things from my stash.  I got two page done before I was just too tired to go anymore. 

My stash has gotten out of control.  I feel an ebay destash lot coming on soon.  Then I can use the money to buy more! 

This week I blogged about using vellum on scrapbook layouts.  On the leaves layout I used vellum twice.  For the Shades of Autumn vellum title I used scrapbook pens on the back to match the colors of the patterned paper.  If you enlarge the photo you can see how smooth and muted it is.  I used Creative Memories vellum adhesive squares cut in half.,  They blend in better in person.  I don't know what is is about photographing it, but it always shows up more in a photo.  For the cute little saying I attached it to the yellow cardstock with eyelets.  I have gobs of eyelets and this seemed like a good time to use them.  I didn't attach it to the paper with the eyelets because I made my embellishments first.  I should have, but it glued down OK without.

For the ferris wheel layout I chalked the edges of the yellow with some orange.  Then I used a purple ink pad to edge them.  It looks great in person.  I have a set of chalk I never use so I thought it was time to dig it back out again.

The Diego Halloween page was very simple and I just used stickers from a Halloween sheet and from a Diego sheet.  I even found one that said Say Click!  How cute!