Thursday, April 25, 2019

SIMPLY SPRING | Layout with Caroli

As I told you on a previous post, Last year I had the luck and joy of attending to a huge Latin-American scrapbooking convention held in Uruguay, the Paper Fest. 
In that event, one of the workshops was taught by the wonderful Steffi Ried, one of my fave scrappers since ever! I was so thrilled to attend to a class taught by her, of course I had to document it on my scrapbooks


When I saw this notebook like patterned paper from Simply Spring collection my first thought was that it looked like a diary, so I used that idea for working on my layout. I worked a super simple two-columns design, with lots of embellishments.
I used a photo of one of the gorgeous layouts we made at the workshop. I had a fangirling attack and asked Steffi to autograph it for me, she was so sweet, wrote kind words for me and signed it, how cool is that! :)


I cut some flowers using the cut files from Simply Spring collection and filled with patterned papers from the 6x6 inches pad. I prefer using smaller patterns for backing cutfiles, this way the pattern stands out better .
Of course I journal a lot about that day (you know how much I love to journal!), how I felt, how wonderful the class was and what a sweet teacher Steffi is. I used a circle shaped photo because I love circles!


I am so glad I had the chance to meet one of my scrapbook idols and also I got to document it using this beautiful collection.This is what I love the most of scrapbooking, the possibility of living again wonderful days by documenting them.

Do you have favorite scrappers? Have you had the chance to meet them or attending to their classes? Please tell me I'm not the only fangirl here, hahaha! Thank you for visiting the blog today, have an awesome time!

Products Used
bloomin' bugs double-sided cardstock
simply spring 6x6 paper pad
simply spring odds & ends 
simply spring chit chat
may flowers shape sprinkles
cupcake teensy type CS stickers
lilac abigail CS stickers
sea glass textured cardstock
orchid textured cardstock
flower friends mini doodle-pops
tiny hearts shape sprinkles
heart throb shape sprinkles

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SIMPLY SPRING | Daily Doodles Planner Pages with Anabelle

Many of my recent posts have shown how I love to decorate the front pockets of my Daily Doodles TN. Today, I'm taking a different approach. My back pockets have been feeling quite lonely, so I decided to dress them up and show them off. I love how they turned out.


I decided to use the cards from the Simply Spring Card Pack to design my back pockets. All I needed to do was flip them upside down and stitch the sides. Voila, they turned into a pocket.

For this pocket, I added a die cut from the Simply Spring Odds and Ends pack. I tucked a couple of clips, some sprinkles and my washi tape card into the pocket. Then, I adhered it to the back of my last insert.
To create my washi card holder, I used some leftover packaging. The cardstock from the Sprinkles was perfect. I adhered a piece of paper and a die cut to cover the text. Then I wrapped the washi around it several times. Now I can carry my washi with me wherever I go!
For the back pocket of my notebook, I created a paper insert to tuck into the pocket at the top. I cut the paper to 4 by 10 inches, folded over the top part and tucked it into the pocket. Then, I adhered another stitched pocket to the paper. It makes a pretty background for the pocket and can easily be removed and placed into another Daily Doodle.
I added some Chit Chats and Odds and Ends to this pocket as well. Using foam adhesive to pop up some of the elements gives it a great look. Now my Lots O Dots Daily Doodles is complete. It is decorated from front to back and is ready for Spring.Thanks for stopping by. I hope you got some ideas on how you might decorate your Traveler's Notebook. 

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
Lots O Dots Daily Doodle Planner
Simply Spring Card Pack
Simply Spring Chit Chats
Simply Spring Odds and Ends
Simply Spring Pop of Posies Paper

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SIMPLY SPRING | Mini Album with Virginia

I love making mini-albums with little inter-active elements like pockets and flip outs. I've used the beautiful patterned papers and embellishments from the Simply Spring collection for my project. The mini-album I'm sharing today repurposes the regular file folder! A file folder is strong and sturdy, it can hold up really well to being the base for a mini-album.






I've included a simple tutorial template to show how the file folder is scored and cut to create the album base. There is an additional Step 7 to create the album cover.  A separate piece measuring 8x5 is attached to the little flap (Step 6) to create your album cover.  If you have lots of dimension in your album you may need to make a few vertical score lines to create a spine so that the album cover can close flat.


Hope this inspires you to search out some file folders and craft your own mini album joy!
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