August 27, 2016

Awesome

Good morning scrappers! Have you been in our shop lately? There's lots of goodies to be had. Like, Crate Paper, American Crafts and We R Memory Keepers to name a few. I just received a big box from Clique Kits last week and I felt like Christmas came early, but my wallet disagreed with me. LOL. Today I want to share this adorable layout with you. Edward is CRAZY about collecting these little Mine Craft dudes so I wanted to create a layout for him. I think I'll buy a frame and hang it up in his room if he likes it.

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Initially, I was going to grab a sketch and start scrapping, but then I wasn't sure I wanted to do a sketch. I was all over the place. And then I looked over at the bowl of washi tapes on my desk and thought to myself, " I really need to use those." I started this layout by pulling a few washi tapes out of the bowl that would go with the color scheme of my layout. I just love the "Cool Kid" collection by Crate Paper. It is so perfect for scrapping your boys. My son is already trying to take my rubber embellishments from me so I just ordered another set with my add-ons for this month. I used several strips of washi to decorate my paper.

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Then I used Picmonkey to create a collage of my photos. This is a free program if you just need to do basic editing.
 
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Once I had my photos printed, I pulled out a few die cuts that I wanted to use. I LOVE the tags and the "Toys Rule" cut-apart. I just started moving everything around until I was happy with the placement. At the last minute, I decided to create another collage of photos to tuck behind the top tags.
 
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I added a few embellishments here and there. The rubber embellishment would not stay on the paper with a glue dot so I used a gel medium and it worked great! Here are a few close-ups. I can never add enamels right... They never look right, but they are there and wouldn't come off without messing up the layout so I left them alone.
 
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Thanks for stopping by today!
 

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