Almost Home

This is the last throwback layout. I have to start off by saying that I can’t take credit for this beautiful photo. This park was close to where I was staying in Helsinki, and there were little shops all around that sold photo cards and postcards of the area. I loved this park so much that I wanted to make a layout about it. This card captured the park and was also a memory from the area, so I decided to scrap the card.

Almost Home

Almost Home

tlun 2014-07 almosthome 04I knew I wanted to pull turquoise and yellow from the building in the background, to keep to mid-tones, and let the black of the statue be bold and stand out. I kept to larger layers and embellishments so that the page would look full but not cluttered. Looking at this layout takes me right back, and the memories make me smile. This is why I scrapbook.

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Every Day Moments

This is the second last throwback layout. It’s crazy to me how fast the weeks have passed, and maybe a little crazy how much collecting of scrapbooking stuff I collect compared to how much I make!

Every Day Moments

Every Day Moments

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This is a simple layout using very few dimensional embellishments – just a brad and a couple of staples from my Tiny Attacher. The rest of the embellishments were made using punches. My always present We R Memory Keepers Tab File Punch, a Fiskars medium Hexagon Punch, a tag punch, and an old star punch from my pre-scrapbooking days. I used some Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist in Bronze, and the labels are just the Martha Stewart ones sold at Staples. They are a bit translucent, but that really only shows if they’re put over a bold paper. When that happens I layer one right on top of another and the problem’s fixed. They’re so much less expensive than those sold specific to scrapbooking so I don’t mind doubling up the odd time.

3 Days: Life Documented

It’s another throwback! This one isn’t too old, only a few months actually. I was inspired by all the wonderful videos on Two Peas in a Bucket showing how you could mix watercolours into your scrapbooking.

3 Days: Life Documented

3 Days: Life Documented

tlun 2014-07 3daysoflifedocumented 05This was my first attempt at using watercolours as part of a layout, and I knew that a black and white photo of the harbour in Helsinki would be perfect to pair with it. I used a heavyweight white cardstock and there was a little bit of warping, but not too much. The piechart type embellishment was made from old book pages that I painted with some watercolours, punched circles out of, and then cut into wedges. I reassemble the circles using wedges from different circles so that the text and colours would vary. The chalkboard card is from We R Memory Keeper’s Chalkboard Collection. The “escape the ordinary” stamp is one of 12 phrases on Kate Spade’s Rotating Stamp, which I found at my local Indigo books, but that you can find here. It only has phrases – no dates, but it’s the same size as a all my other rolling date stamps. It’s perfect for when I want a little message on a tab or banner. I love finding scrapbooking goodies in non-scrapbooking shops.

Schiphol

This week’s throwback includes a photo of a quiet lounge area at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. It was the perfect spot to watch the sun come up while waiting for my next flight, and it was a picture that I was eager to scrapbook. The layout was part of a Two Peas in a Bucket challenge to scraplift two other Peas. With Two Peas closing, I can’t can’t give proper credit. But I’m hoping someone will recognize the style and let me know – I’d love to give credit, and I’d really love to see what those scrappers are creating now.

Schiphol

Schiphol

tlun 2014-07 schiphol 04I used an assortment of papers on this layout, but tried to keep the colours limited to those in the multicoloured striped paper in the bottom right corner. I did add some grass green, similar to the green in the photo. I used my Silhouette to cut the title, and a We R Memory Keeper File Tab Punch, a Quickutz file tab die, and a tag punch to make some of the embellishments. I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and one of his paper clips to add a bit of dimension. I did include journalling on this layout – but it’s hidden on the pull out tag. A few mist splatters on the background paper kept it from looking empty without adding too much clutter.

Up In The Air

This is the first throwback layout for October. This page was done as part of a challenge on Two Peas in a Bucket. The challenge was to use six of the same element. Naturally, I reached for my We R Memory Keepers File Tab Punch.

Up In The Air

Up In The Air

tlun 2014-07 upintheair 04I took this photo while we were coming in to land at Helsinki-Vantaa airport, and it’s one of my favourite photos ever. The colours I used were all pulled from the photo – steely blues, shades of green, some white and some grey. I used my Silhouette to cut a cloud shape out of vellum, and an arrow circle shape out of some Martha Stewart patterned paper. The Silhouette is great at cutting vellum, and I’ve found that it cuts Martha Stewart’s papers really well too. I used some Tim Holtz Label Letters, staples from his Tiny Attacher, and letter stickers from Basic Grey, then finished it off with some washi tape.

Stockmann: Take Away Food

It’s Thursday, so that means another throwback layout. This is another one that was created as part of a challenge at Two Peas in a Bucket. I can’t remember exactly what the challenge was, but it was about using the colours blue, grass green, and lemon yellow.

Stockmann: Take Away Food

Stockmann: Take Away Food

tlun 2014-07 stockmanntakeawayfood 04The large tabs were punched from the always useful We R Memory Keeper Tab File Punch. The tag was punched using a Marvy Tag Punch. I cut the Stockmann logo and name with my Silhouette, using the software’s trace and cut feature. I love using my Silhouette for making completely personalized titles. It’s easy to do and always adds a finished look to the page.

Utsjoki

Another throwback layout for this week, with a photo from my trip through Finland. This photo was taken in Utsjoki, Finland. Curious just how far north that is? Check this out.

Utsjoki

Utsjoki

tlun 2014-07 utsjoki 04It was part of a day trip that I made from Inari, Finland. Out in the middle of what felt like nowhere, was a church and a church village from the mid-19th century. When the church was built, people would have to travel for days to attend, so they would stay in the small cabins overnight when they arrived.

This layout was part of a Two Peas in a Bucket challenge to create a layout inspired by social media. I took cues from the layout of Facebook – using a long horizontal photo near the top, with a smaller square “profile” picture over top on the left side. I included tabs as a play on computer tabs), and geotags as embellishments. Again, the largest tab is the We R Memory Keeper Tab File Punch, and the smaller one is a Quickutz die.