Thursday, April 9, 2015

Another Layout with the "It Takes Two" Kit

I really stretched the Scraptastic "It Takes Two" kit.  Today I've got another video where you can really see my process in creating a layout.

Unfortunately, my camera battery died so I wasn't able to capture the end of the layout on video, but I think you can get a good idea of how I place my paper layers.

You'll notice some background noise in the voiceover.  My husband and boys were playing Mario Party across the house and my microphone is apparently VERY sensitive.  :)

Here's the finished page:

How do you create your layouts?  Do you measure all your papers, or just eyeball it like me?

Note: I am not affiliated with Scraptastic other than being a subscriber to the kit club, and am not being compensated in any way for this post.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

And we're back!

Hi Nesters!  I'm so glad to be back sharing with you.  :)

My original game plan was to take a break for a few weeks to deal with the start of school (we homeschool + I've been teaching part-time at a local college) and a Disney vacation.  Then life just sorta got crazy so it turned into a multi-month break.  

Recently, however, I made the conscious decision to start scrapbooking again.  I don't know if you're anything like me, but when life gets busy, my hobby ends up being the first thing crossed off my to-do list.  And for a brief time, this may be necessary, and a good thing.  But I've found that when I go weeks (or more realistically, months) without taking any time for myself, I really start getting worn down.  And that's no good for anyone.  So after talking with my husband, I decided to start crafting again.  I still have a long to-do list, but I'm finding that I'm more relaxed when I take small breaks to play and get my mind off the craziness of life.

And that brings us to today.  :)

I pulled out a small pile of pictures and my February "It Takes Two" Scraptastic kit.  Using just a few extra items, I've scrapped 7 layouts in the past couple weeks.  

(There's also an "It Takes Two" Add-On kit which includes the chipboard shapes and heart enamel stickers that I used.)  

Here's a little video I made that walks through the kit and the first layout I created with it:

Here's a photo of that layout:

I'll be back shortly with more of the pages I finished, and also one more video.  Until then, here's the  stack of pages I created with the kit:

It makes me happy.  :)

P.S.  I'm not affiliated with Scraptastic, except that I purchase monthly kits.  I am receiving no compensation for writing this post.
Images by Freepik