Scrapbook Process- 8×10 photo

So the pile of photos from the last couple months are now holding a grudge because I laid down these before them… Sometimes, you just really get inspired by a certain collection of pics and you can’t help it.

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It’s been a while since I used a big photo. It’s funny how your style changes. A year or so ago, I was all about big photos and two page layouts. Now, I like small photos and one focal page. My pattern these days is a 12×12 of my fav pic, and a projectlife style spread for the details on the facing side. Like this:

 

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The produce paper is from the Studio Calico April kit… but I really can’t say what else is… I was in organizing mode and just mixed the kit into my stash when I got it…

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So I actually made a mistake when I was sewing this picture onto the background.. I’ve never met a sewing machine that liked to sew through photo paper… some less than others… so sometimes you get a little bubbling because the photo paper sticks a bit. (especially super glossy paper)

So I decided to cut along the sewn line on top of the photo and use it as a pocket for layering stuff. And this was just one of those times that a mistake ended up to be my favorite thing about a project.
And here’s the blow by blow for any craftypants peeps that are interested!

 

 

And remember, Happiness is Homemade!

 

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Have a great week!

Ladies with Lenses – a twelve by twelver

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WEEEEEEE! What we did with the Studio Calico June kit (so far…)
The following pic is actually the back of the 12 x 12 layout. Sometimes the back looks cool enough to use as a background for another layout.. haven’t decided yet. But this is all my sewing nonsense…  no thyme or reason… or sage. But def. cinnamon!
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So anyway, this post is really about spending time with your kid(s). A lot of people tell you to enjoy them while they’re young and don’t hate you yet… so I decided to listen damn it!
It’s all true and that’s why I’m just trying to enjoy every second with her. I have a couple jobs, like most moms these days so most of my day is spent away from my daughter, but when I come home… I feel like spending time with her is more important than rushing her off to bed. Schedule Smedule!
So we have fun no matter the day or time! And since my daughter is a veteran at making videos of herself… I decided it would be fun to do a youtube series with her.
We call it Ladies with Lenses. When I got all those stickers from Paperchase, I also found a pencil topper that was a pair of glasses. They were so cute, and as soon as Roo saw them, she immediately took em’ over. So when she grabbed them during our first “share” video, the title of the series was born.

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And we invited Norma in to take part in the lenses wearing!

She looks nerdtastic in them I think!
So in true Project Life fashion, I decided this was an opportunity to make a layout as well to document the start of our video fun… however long it lasts…

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The products used are all from the latest Studio Calico scrapbooking kit:

ROUNDABOUT Scrapbook Kit

Cardstock:
Kraft (American Crafts)
Vanilla (American Crafts)
Surf (American Crafts)
Blush Red Medium (Bazzill)

Patterned Paper:
Carte Postale “Canal Street” (Basic Grey)
Pack Your Bags (Simple Stories)
Divine this line (ILS)
Jet Set (Simple Stories)
Today (Paislee Press)
Pier “Carousel” (Crate Paper)
Optimism (Studio Calico)
Sky Atlas (Studio Calico)

Embellishments:
Black & White Die Cut Clouds (Studio Calico)
Acetate Alpha (Basic Grey)
1 Yard Airmail Divine Twine (Whisker Graphics)
2×2 Stamp Set ( Life-Love-Paper for Studio Calico)
3×3 Photo Overlays (Crate Paper)
Silver Stars (Basic Grey)
Camera and Geo Tag Resin (Freckled Fawn for Studio Calico)
Urban Traveler Chipboard Stickers (Simple Stories)

So I have plenty left for tons more LO’s and PL’s.

Here’s the building of this layout via Youtube:

Thanks for stopping by Fitty’s Arty blog!

If your bear needs to help with the cooking…

Then you might want to let them help in the cutest way possible!

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I decided to put my holiday material to good use and whip up some aprons for my new shop.
It’s less than a day old, so I only have a few things… but I picked out some super duper cute paper crafting items from my favorite suppliers (studio calico, pebbles, american crafts… etc.) and they are on the way and will be shortly available to get started on some Holiday paper crafts!                                                                                                                     APRONSThese aprons make adorable gifts or grab em’ for your own little sweetie to help you in the kitchen, or for playing in her own kitchen! I also take custom orders, Just send me a note through my contact page!

I wish I could say I have more of this yellow material with the

“kitchen ladies” on it… but I’m afraid this is it. It just makes me wanna bake and bake and bake and let my husband think I tattooed the smile on my face!

Well, I hope everyone is well on their way to a Merry and Happy season!  If you are shopping, shop indie! It’s more personal and makes it highly unlikely that the person will already have that thing!  So check out my new Fitty’s Arty Shop page! Like I said, it’s like a naked christmas tree right now, but I figured, why wait..  you can even register so when the Christmas scrapbooking kits come in, you won’t have to re-type all your info!

Hope the rest of your week is awesome!  And tomorrow, tell someone how nice their sweater is… unless it’s not nice. Then offer them yours.

Happy Baking while looking super cute!

Oh, and here’s some extra entertaining from Roo..

Scraps on the beach

So these pics are beach themed…  but the layout itself doesn’t scream beach.

I think just the blue background and the  brown bag ink shading kinda give it a

beachy feel…

I orginially was going to overlap the photos on top of the octagon background,  but after placing them, they just didn’t look right.

My favorite part of this layout is the different fabric scraps under the octagon cut-outs.

 

The main idea I was going for here is just a big cluster.  Putting any little clusters around the edges would’ve just competed and looked too busy.  It’s busy enough in the main cluster with fabric, ribbon, and brads.

As far as materials go here, most of it was using scraps.  I used one blue background cardstock,  some scraps of fabric, some ribbon, ric-ric, brads, and some scrap pieces of cardstock for the Beach letters and octagon outlines and the one by the word beach.  Lately, I’ve been on this kick to set the photos back a step.  Instead of being on top. This layout kinda takes the focus off the pictures a little.  Not that I don’ t love the pics, but when you have a bunch of pics that aren’t really the greatest photo masterpieces, putting them in a busy cluster lets you kinda jimmy up the photos without covering up the whole scene. You can still tell he’s playing in the sand in one, he’s on a ride in the other, and he’s looking cool in his sunglasses! Three major beach activities!  So it’s more of a story layout than a posed photo orient.

So here’s the making of this layout! Enjoy and have a great week!