Friday, November 22, 2013

becoming...

Hello my wonderful friends! 

Raise your hand if you are behind in your scrapbooking.

Yeah... me too. 

(you can all put your hands down now.)

Echo Park has a fun and super easy way getting a hold on those photos. It's called Photo Freedom, and you can check it out HERE. Their focus is really about keeping it simple and getting the photos and stories recorded. However, that doesn't mean it has to be style has to be sacrificed! Their papers and embellishments are adorable!

I was sent one of their "Oh So Thankful" kits to work with for ScrapbookUSA Expo...

My page came together so quickly! I was amazed! 

Tucked behind the photo is a hidden journalling tag. The kit comes with some super cute double sided journalling cards, all I had to do was add a tab on the edge so it is easy to pull out.

I made a few border strips as well as a the quote tag with some stamps from my stash. I love being able to mix in stuff I already have with current kits on the market!

Here's a quick tip for you...

When using stickers to make titles, I like to use a section of the sticker backing paper to figure out the spacing. By putting a ruler underneath, you can get your letters straight and evenly spaced (you can often see through the backing papers enough to see the ruler lines). Be sure to leave the stickers hanging off the edge of the paper for easy transfer...

To move them to your project, simply place them where you want them, firmly rub the stickers on your project where they are hanging off the backing, slide the backing sheet out and rub on the other half. Easy titles! LOVE!

Enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Echo Park "Oh So Thankful" photo freedom kit
Ink: Memento, Archival, Distress
Stamps: Unity "Tribal Trend", "Jumprope", "Strength and Dignity"
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels 18"
Other: tissue paper, glitter, pearls

14 comments:

Gaylynn said...

Beautiful page. Very nice presentation and great stamping.

Ruby said...

Great layout with the stamping. TFS

Tracy said...

Beautiful layout and love the hidden journaling!
Big hugs
xoxox

Scrapper Myra said...

LOL... I definitely raised my hand. I think, us, scrapbookers have so many ideas and projects in mind, that is impossible to be up to date with all. What a beautiful page you have created. TFS.

Rachel W K said...

very beautiful layout. great tip with the title alpha stickers!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Cynthia said...

I'm so behind I may never catch up! Love this simple layout, Kassi. Thanks for sharing!

Miwa said...

What a great layout! I'm behind on my scrapbooking, but I don't like to rush - that's my excuse! :)

Angeline Choo said...

Beautiful layout! :)

Kary said...

So Beautiful!! Wish I could scrapbook like you, Kassi!! Have a great weekend!

Kris said...

Beautiful page Kassi. That's exactly what I do with stickers.

Julie Odil said...

Beautiful LO, Kassi. I use that ruler trick, too. Behind in my scrapbooking? Hmm, yes, guilty.

Karen (karey2005) said...

How clever with the ruler, Kassi. I usually make my titles purposefully crooked ;)

JPScraps said...

Great page! I love the focus on the photo.

Michelle said...

Great layout!