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Hybrid Scrapbooking – My First Project Life Album

It’s been almost three years since I’ve done any scrapbooking.  Since then I was introduced to Project Life, the fast and easy way to scrapbook.  Although I’m more of a traditionalist when it comes to scrapbooking, mostly because my stash of scrapbooking tools, dies, stamps, you name it needs to be used and I think it allows for more creativity too.

Project Life does make it easier to create memories in a simplified format to scrap those special events in your life and getting it into an album instead of sitting in your computer.  My kids still like going through their scrapbooks, especially when they’re home for Christmas.  The beauty of Project Life is since the album itself is in binder form, you can keep adding pages or move them throughout the album without having to deal with those annoying post albums.  So I’m sharing this hybrid album I made as a Christmas gift this year.  As a result, I’ll be continuing to send pages of picture updates throughout the year to the same recipient.  By the way, I was told, “it was the best gift ever.”  Who wouldn’t love a “handmade” gift?

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Smile it’s the February Scrapbook Class

This month we did a generic layout that can be used for most anything.  Since I love photography it’s no wonder I fell in love with the MFT camera dies and stamps.  There are a lot of MFT products used that will be listed at the end of this post.  Click on the pics to see up-close details.

1 - Scrapbook 12x12 layouts

A double page layout using the mirror effect

1 - Scrapbook left page

The outside borders are MFT’s Mini Film Strip

1 - Scrapbook left page close up

I think I’m showing my age, but how many of you remember these polaroid cameras? I love the pic coming out of the camera and the sweet little heart on the lens cap.  Vellum paper was used for the ring around the heart.

1 - Scrapbook center spine

I used MFT’s Striped Background stamp to keep the two pages cohesive. The background stamp is SU Sanded Background stamp (retired).  “Say What” is MFT’s Chat Bubbles and Say What Die and Say What Sentiments stamp set.  To get the stripes to line up perfectly, I measured 2-1/2″ down and 2-1/2″ across from the corner.

1 - Scrapbook right page

On the bottom film strip, I wrote the names at an angle.  It left a good spot for some journaling.  However, I didn’t want to include it in the pic. (smile)

1 - Scrapbook right page close up

Love this large MFT Behind the Camera die.  A 1″ circle punch was used for the pic in the center of the lens.

1 - Scrapbook right page close up 2

Close up of the Cute Camera Dies.  Silver glimmer paper was added to the back to show the lens and flash.

Supplies Stamps:  MFT Say What Sentiment, Striped Backgrounds, Behind the Camera Sentiments, and SU Sanded Background Stamp

Card Stock:  SU Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer and Vellum Paper.  MFT Sour Apple and PTI Harvest Gold pattern paper (on large camera)

Ink:  MFT Black Licorice and SU Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  MFT Dies Cute Camera Dies, Cute Camera Dies 2, Precious Polaroids, Insert It InstaFrame, Mini Film Strip and Chat Bubbles & Say What? dies, and SU Bigz Alphabet Typeset and Tasteful Trim Sizzix dies.

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Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags

The Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags on page 12 of the holiday catalog are not just for tags. See how you can turn these tags into fast and easy cards. You get 25 double-sided tags; 5 each of 5 double-sided designs. They are also acid-free which works great for scrapbook page accents. Did I mention they are only $3.95!

My favorite

Stamp Set: Greetings of the Season and Snow Swirled
Paper and ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Rhinestones and dimensionals

Create your own background paper. I used the reindeer from Joyous Celebrations in soft suede for a subtle tone on tone look. Love the tiny dot of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to bring out the reindeer’s nose.

Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages, Joyous Celebrations
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede
Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and dimensionals

Stamp Set:  Joyous Celebrations and More Merry Messages
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Twine, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and Dimensionals

Tip: Let the cherry cobbler ink dry a minute before handling.

Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder and Dimensionals

I love how the argyle background matches the hearts on the tag.

Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Primrose Petal and Gumball Green
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder and Dimensionals


“I Can’t Drive 55”

Wow, did you know that My Digital Studio not only does scrapbooking and cards of all sizes but also multimedia.   This is my first attempt at completing a 5″ x 5″ scrapbook, along with creating a slideshow with music.  My husband’s office recently had an outing at the Orlando Grand Prix.  It was a great time even though I came in last.

These are the 5″ x 5″ scrapbook pages that went into this slideshow.  I’m looking forward to getting them printed.


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Music by Sammy Hagar – I Can’t Drive 55

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