Build Digital Story Kit

The theme for Ali Edwards’s Digital Story kit for August is Build. And I was inspired to make two hybrid pages with it today. I combined them with my Studio Calico kits from this month (Pop Art).
For the first page, I printed some of the Build digital brushes onto white card stock. I tried feeding the paper through my typewriter but I couldn’t get it through, so I typed my journaling on copy paper and pasted it there.

Just yesterday I got the news of a big work success I achieved, and this is how I chose to document it.
Here are a couple details:

The next page is all about pretty paper and embellishments. I love that floral paper from Crate Paper!
The design was 100% inspired by that big cross from the Build kit. I colored it navy and printed it on my kraft background, along with the title (This Is What It’s All About). I also added a brush on top of my photo.

I paired this page with my favorite embellishments this month – gold washi tape and puffy plus stickers. 🙂 I can’t believe I had not scrapbooked this lovely family photo yet!

I hope you’re having a great weekend!

(and these are pages 8 and 9 with my kit this month.. yay!)

Good Riddance July

I am definitely on a scrap roll these days, and I’m loving it. This is the latest page I came up with. Very simple design, with some yellow and blue touches to tie together the different pieces.

I layered on my photo a digital brush by Ali Edwards prior to printing. I made it yellow to match the plastic balloon and the backdrop of the July cutout.

Here’s to hoping that August turns out better than July did. So far, I’m not seeing much of an improvement.. but at least it’s almost time for the weekend!

Week in the Life

Ali Edwards is gearing up to document her Week in the Life next month, and in addition to a physical kit she also has some digital products available.

I have done my first Week in the Life album last year, and look forward to documenting one week again this year. But for now, I started playing with the digital items, and I love them! Those 3″x8″ strips have so many possibilities!

I printed out some elements from the digital kit and made this 8.5″x11″ hybrid page. So simple and easy to put together!

So Much Love

This month’s theme for the Story Kit at Ali Edwards’s is Roots. I was inspired to dig out some old polaroid photos of me with my grandparents. I love these photos! I used the brush in the kit to make the backdrop for the photos.

I printed the designs onto kraft cardstock.

And the title says it all… so much love!

I love how this page turned out.

Fight Song

One of the things I love the most about scrapbooking, other than it gives me a chance to be creative and play with pretty paper, is that it makes me slow down and reflect on what are the things that really matter in my life. These past few weeks have been rough at work as I am waiting for some big news that has been delayed by over a month now. I am trying to cope with the uncertainty the best I can, but the stress has spilled into my whole life. Which is not good. So I made this page, to incite myself to keep going.

This is a hybrid page. I printed the text of the song (using the High Jump font by Amy Martin) and the “jump in” brush from Ali Edwards on a patterned background, then I added all the embellishments.

It’s funny, I usually am not inspired to use lyrics on my pages.. but this time it was just the perfect jumpstart for this page.

Today (& Always)

Hello! For some unexpected turn of events my boss decided to give us today off, making this a 4-day weekend, and who am I to complain?? 🙂 The highlights of my day were catching up on my Project Life, and making this hybrid 2-pager.

I used the lovely Thick Day Brushes by Ali Edwards to cut out the days with my Silhouette. The paper I used is from this lovely set by Valorie Wibbens, which is part of the July BYOC.
Here’s a look at the two pages:

I had fun using different alpha stamps on both pages.

I love how the bright days stand out agains the moon.

I finished off the project with some messy stitching and paint splatters. I love how it turned out!

Let’s Go

Ali Edwards has some digital journaling cards in her store to complement this month’s Story Kit. I love them!
So I made another page in 9×12 format. I have pretty much settled to make a travel album using my gold 9″x12″ album and I love how it’s turning out. A few of the pages I made so far are 12×12 so I may end up trimming them to fit in this album.

I chose a picture from each of the places we visited on our trip. I debated whether to go with color or black&white, but the b&w won in the end.

I added the name of the place on the photo, and a number sticker to put them in chronological order.

I stuck to black, white, red, and some pops of aqua for the page.

This page will likely go to the end of my album. I love it!!

Go See the World

This month’s Story Kit theme at Ali Edwards’ is GO: perfect to keep documenting my month-long travels from this past April. I decided to scrap a picture we snapped from the plane.

We couldn’t have asked for a better start for our trip! The view was spectacular!

I left the photo big (8.5″x11″ on a 9″x12″ background), and embellished the top and bottom with bits and pieces from the digital kit.

I love how it turned out!

Love Being Here

Today I have a page to share with you.. a page that came together in maybe 15 minutes or less. The starting point were these brushes by Ali Edwards.

With a large photo and the brushes, it was so easy to finish off the page with a few embellishments and stamps.

I love mixing digital brushes, stamps and embellishments!

Have a nice week!