Let Me Take a Selfie

I have a confession. I am a selfie-girl! I’ve been taking photos of myself for years, long before this became a craze, and well before the name ‘selfie’ came along.

If you are not sure what a selfie is… where have you been hiding? LOL! A selfie is simply a photo you take of yourself, usually at arm’s length.

I was thrilled when my friend Claire Cummings shared her selfie scrapbook page on Facebook the other day. Immediately I asked her if I could share it here.

Claire Cummings lemme take a selfie

But Wait, Lemme Take a Selfie scrapbook layout by Claire Cummings

Storytelling Tip:

Use pop culture, like Claire did by using selfies and the chorus from the song #Selfie by the Chainsmokers, to capture a moment in your life, or the life of your kids. These pop culture of today will make this moment in time memorable, so make sure you use it in your scrapbooks!

Design Tip:

By splitting this page into sections Claire was able to add interesting pattern and keep a large area available for a title with impact. A simple colour scheme makes this page eye catching and will save time when you are embellishing.

A Sneak Peak at My Next Project!

I’ve been planning on creating an “Alice’s Greatest Selfie’s” scrapbook for a while. After years of taking photos of myself I thought it would be fun to gather them all up in one scrapbook. I’ve put off starting this project because I just haven’t seen a book that made me think, “This is it!”

Close to My Heart is releasing a new My Crush book called In the Pink Book. When I saw it I knew it would be perfect for my selfie collection!

My Crush In the Pink Book CTMH

Close to My Heart My Crush: In the Pink Book to order in Canada visit alice.ctmh.com

Isn’t it pretty? I love how gorgeous the pages and embellishments are for this adorable book! I’ve ordered it and I’m gathering up some of my selfies so I can get started on this project. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the photos I’ll be using.

Selfie of Alice at the Taj Mahal in India

Selfie at the Taj Mahal in India

Selfie of Alice with her two boys.

Selfie with my boys back when they were little!

Selfie of Alice flying with her husband.

Midair selfie while flying with my husband in his plane.

Selfie of Alice at the Colosseum in Rome

Selfie time at the Colosseum in Rome.

Selfie of Alice taken into a mirror with multiple reflections.

Bonus points to me for my multi- selfie!

I can’t wait until I can share this project with you, so cross your fingers that my order arrives quickly! I’d love to see your selfies too, post one, or more on the Scrapbook Wonderland Facebook page! HERE  Please leave a note to let Claire know if you love her page too!

Let your creativity shine!

Alice.

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Anything Goes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrapbook Wonderland stop of the Anything Goes Greenhearts blog hop!
anything goes blog hop image The last stop was Julie’s blog The Scrap Zone. The next stop is Sandra Bleiken’s blog Paper Sage, but don’t worry, I’ll remind you at the end of this post!

The scrapbook layout I’m sharing today features ‘Free to Be Me’ paper from Close to My Heart. Actually, all of the supplies are from Close to My Heart!

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Design Tip: Working with bright colours.

This layout was designed to be quick and easy with some great details and design. When working with photos that have bright colours, like the bright orange t-shirt, you have a couple of options.

  1. Create a layout with bright papers to match the tone of your photos.
  2. Alter the photos to mute the colours or convert them black and white.

For this layout I felt that the fun hair cut theme would be better with bright paper and this specialty pack is bright with fun designs.

Featured Products

Paper:

  • Free to Be Me (includes vellum with metallic dots)

Title Stamp:

  • Marquee Uppercase Alphabet

Embellishments:

  • Timberline Stickease (arrow and Wild Thing)
  • Free to Be Me cut-off strip (Be Yourself and Awesome)
  • Stars: Marquee Enamel Shapes
  • Metal triangles: Durables Triangle Studs
  • Ink used: Sorbet, Sunset, Crystal Blue and Lagoon
  • Adhesives used: Tombow Mono, Glue Dots, Foam tape

These products and more are available for a limited time! Get them while you still can at alice.ctmh.com

Thanks for hopping! If you love scrappy tips and techniques sign up for the Scrapbook Wonderland mailing list. You’ll also receive a special free gift from me just for signing up! Your next stop on the hop is Paper Sage.

Let your creativity shine!

Alice.

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Farewell Two Peas in a Bucket

Oh my!

Hearts are breaking across the scrapbooking community today as Two Peas in a Bucket announced it is closing.

Two Peas in a Bucket closing image

Source: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com June 25, 2014

Two Peas has been a huge source of inspiration and connection for scrapbookers. Scrappers are already mourning the loss of the message boards and soon the galleries, classes and shopping will be gone too.

If you would like more information about the closing visit their FAQ page here: Two Peas FAQ

Farewell Two Peas. Thank you for providing a beautiful environment for scrappers and other creatives (stampers, photographers, card makers) to share their passion for crafting. Thank you for giving us a place to connect. Thank you for the inspiration you have provided and allowed others to share through your site. Best wishes wherever your life takes you next.

Two Peas Farewell image

What are you going to miss the most about their closing? Leave your comments on this post on the Scrapbook Wonderland Facebook page HERE.

Farewell from this PeaNut!

Alice.

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When I Grow Up

When I grow up I want to be…

Do you remember what you wanted to be as a child? My dreams changed as a child. When I was very young I wanted to be a ballerina on ice, (not a figure skater, a ballerina on ice). When I was in grade 6 my dream was to be a dentist. Later on in life I decided to become a teacher. These dreams all changed with time but I never stopped dreaming. I created a layout that pays tribute to these dreams.

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Use this page prompt idea for yourself:

  • What did you want to be when you grew up?
  • What did it mean to be a grown up? (from your perspective as a child)
  • Were you excited about becoming an adult?
  • What other dreams did you have as a child?
  • What are your dreams for the present?

I’d love to see your pages inspired by this prompt! You can share them with a link in the comments below, or on the Scrapbook Wonderland Facebook page.

Blog Tour Revisited 

Last week I introduced you to three scrapbookers as part of the creative blog tour. I was invited to this tour by my friend Connie Hanks from Clicky Chick Creates. This week they have answered the four questions so don’t miss their responses!

Janet McCormick from Jan’s Works of Heart

Candra Holmes from Paper DragonFleur

Gina Zee from Messtaken Identity

Enjoy the tour.

Let your creativity shine!

Alice.

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Pocket Cards: Outside the Pocket

Pocket cards outside the pocket imageI’ve fallen in love with pocket scrapbooking! It’s an easy way to complete a project, FAST!

If you’ve tried pocket scrapbooking you may have a generous stack of pocket cards. Hey! It happens!

Don’t miss this guest post about pocket cards I wrote for Carole at Scrapbook Campus. I shared 10 great ideas for using pocket cards with a photo tutorial.

Before you pop over to check it out I have a Bonus trick for using Pocket Cards right here! Don’t worry, I’ll give you a link at the end so you can check out the other 10 ideas too!

Bored of stuffing pre-made pocket cards into pages? Need to step it up a notch? Here’s a BONUS idea for using those pocket cards.

Bonus Pocket Card Idea: Create Your Own Titles

Create custom titles on a pocket card.

Create custom titles on a pocket card.

Sometimes you just don’t have a card that says what you really want it to. Create your own! Let a pocket card be the backdrop for your layout title.

Now, go check out the other 10 tips for pocket cards, you’ll love tip #6!  CLICK HERE for the 10 tips. Don’t forget to leave a comment sharing your most creative way to use pocket cards!

Let your creativity shine!

Alice.

P.S. Looking for digital pocket pages? There’s some great ones HERE and a digital PSP Script to create your own HERE.

P.P.S. Love the pocket cards featured on this page?  They are Picture My Life cards from Close to My Heart. Visit alice.ctmh.com to get yours today. (Canadian only)

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