Scrapbooking

September Counterfeit Kits--Challenge #1

This month, I am so excited to be joining the amazing team from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge as both the curator of a personalized kit just for them as well as guest designer for the month. The first challenge this month asked us to dig a little deeper into the meaning of curate and use that definition to inspire a project. According to the dictionary, here is what we found: 

curate. verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing.

to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit)

to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content

This definition immediately sparked an idea for a layout revolving around the idea of a gallery wall. Just like the custom kits I curate, a gallery wall is a collection of original pieces and touches with meaning and significance to the family, topic, or theme of the display. Here is the gallery wall example that I found on Pinterest that I chose to use as inspiration for my piece: 

gallery wall image

I loved the different use of textures as well as the mixture of images and text and thought that it would be a perfect fit with the kit that I designed for this month. It was also a perfect fit with the photo that I wanted to use of my son on a recent camping trip. I used only the things that I had previously added to my kit for this month and then made sure to include stamping, hand stitching, jute twine, and dimensional adhesive as ways to carry this texture and gallery wall feel throughout my layout. 

scrapbooking layout gallery wall
scrapbooking layout close up
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If you want to see more about how this layout came together, make sure to head over to my You Tube channel and check out the process video for this layout. I cannot wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!



xoxo,

Khristina

Scrapbook.com Instagram Scrapbooking Inspiration Hop

What’s this?!?! A blog post….it can’t be! Let’s just say that it has been quite awhile since I’ve posted over here but it’s time to bring that blog back! Things around here have been a whirlwind but in such a good way! We just returned from an amazing scrapbooking retreat in Oak Harbor, Ohio with our amazing kit club friends and already can’t wait to plan the next getaway together. Baseball season is in high gear with two tournaments the past two weekends and Tai just living it up in his happy place on the pitcher’s mound. Parker is getting ready for his huge once in a lifetime trip to Cooperstown in June and Nadi just finished up playing soccer for the first time.

But….now…the part you are really here for….the scrapbooking! This week, I was invited to participate in an Instagram inspiration hop featuring the scrapbook.com affiliates. I created a super fun Disney layout for the event and I wanted to include some of the details here since I didn’t create a process video for this layout.

For this layout, I started with the My Minds Eye Blast Off collection which works just perfectly with my Disney photos. Right now, Scrapbook.com has a HUGE deal on this collection going on and I highly recommend picking it up with this bundle.  Click here to check it out.

For this layout, I started with the My Minds Eye Blast Off collection which works just perfectly with my Disney photos. Right now, Scrapbook.com has a HUGE deal on this collection going on and I highly recommend picking it up with this bundle. Click here to check it out.

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I decided to fill in a few areas of the background paper with patterned papers from the collection in order to create more interest and variety. Then, i used chain stitching to stitch along the dividing lines of each section. This creates more continuity and gives the appearance of a patchwork, hand-created background design. In the planets section on the right side, I also fussy cut a few planets from my scraps and put them on dimensional adhesive to create even more depth and interest.

Finally, it was time for my title, journaling, and embellishments. I used the embellishments from the My Minds Eye Blast Off ephemera pack that came with the bundle deal (you can also buy just the ephemera by clicking here.) I combined two different mini alphabets to create my title for this layout. One of them was the navy blue foam thickers called Happy Life from Paige Evans and the other was the puffy sticker multi-colored alphabet from Pink Fresh Studio. You can find both of those in the supply list below.

Happy Life Thickers

Puffy Sticker Alphabet

My Minds Eye Blast Off Collection Pack

I hope you enjoyed reading a little more about this layout as well as my return to blogging! I will see you again soon with more….

xoxo,

Khristina