Friday, May 13, 2016

Scrapping Ease Using Kits and Sketches Together!!!

Hello,  How are you this week? Hope you feel a scrappy mojo burst of energy! Lately, I have been learning tips I've picked up from Shimelle's class, "The Scrapbook Process", class has allowed me more freedom to get busy into the scrapping and less into the decision process. By the way I encourage you to check out her online classes. If your like me, you can easily get distracted by a number of things. My brain will easily side track by the pretty things, things I need to clean or organize or cool techniques I want to try. However, the way she explained putting it all together was actually very helpful. 

Here is the sketch shown on Shimelle's blog. Here
Here is my interpretation of the blog sketch. When I came across my pre-made kit I put together a while back. I was so thrilled to discover I had the perfect vintage style birthday papers Cartabella- "Its a Celebration" for actual vintage photos of me and during that era of the 60's.  Don't you love it when papers come together so well with what you planned? (pg. created for my Childhood album).

    Don't be afraid to mix old and new product together. Here you will notice some older style bling title. Did you know you can change the color of rhinestones with permanent markers or Copics?  I also found some very old RED Lined style adhesive numbers from Stampin Up from 10yrs ago. I added some guilding with gold leaf on the number "6", and a few circles.
Sometime you find the best titles are on the journal cards and tags. Here I cut apart a journal card, inked and of course if you know me, one of the things I love is adding glossing accents, ink and bling.
      Don't be afraid to cut up the journal cards and create your own embellishments with them. I         adored   the expressions on the journal card and fussy cut it as embellishment, below...

    Above you will notice more inking, bling and using some layering techniques with the round stickers and circle punches more glossy accents along with a banner label from the collection. Yes, that is me a little more 40 plus years ago as the birthday girl.

If your like me you grab this or that, then decide not to use it. Before long you have to climb out of your scrapping area.. Or is that just me? lol. Shimelles class showed me techniques for getting the most out of my precious allotted scrapbook times.  For years, I have been putting kits together with old and new items, but never utilized them before now. Having a plan really does help! I'm Not a planner by all means. So having something to follow makes a HUGE difference and helps to get you going on a page. Limiting yourself to using mostly whats in the kit might help keep you from getting buried alive at your scrapbook table.. I hope you can spend a few extra minutes to get to know this technique of kitting, (is that a word)?  Pairing your supplies, both old/new, along with sketches really helps me get out of my rut, use more of what I have and feel good about it again.  I hope you will try this. Bring on your old and new products and mix it up.. Lets see what you can do!!!

Make sure you link back here to let me see your pages.

With Love,
Lana Jo.


  1. Great take on the sketch. I'm surely sraplifting this. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you. I would love for you to share what you've done.

    2. Thank you. I would love for you to share what you've done.

  2. Hi Lana! What a fun layout! I love all of the detail and love you put into it! The vintage feel is great! Terrific job!

  3. Thank you Melissa, Im glad you dropped by. I love vintage, even though its hard to digest that my pics of me are considered "VIntage" lol I love all those old style cartoon prints that remind me of the See Dick and Jane books that I learned to read on. So many advertisements looked like this too.


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