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Make a Fairy Sparkle Card

I don’t really make a lot of cards, but when you have a super-cute fairy sparkle stamp set, how can you resist? (Don’t miss the video below!)

Here’s the card:

The bad thing about these stamps is that they are NOT high quality. I was late night shopping on Etsy and I ordered some super-cute stamps. Fairies, and mermaids and unicorns, and princesses… all the girly stuff! They came in from China.

Yeah…

Just trying to get them off of the backing was a nightmare, but I’m a determined gal, so I did it. I managed to get a decent image. I’m really glad I had the Tim Holtz stamp platform to help! I could re-ink parts that didn’t get inked up enough the first time, and stamp in the perfect spot.

Here’s a process video:

Here’s some more photos:

I love the sparkle enamel dots from Freckled Fawn, and the ombre fairy turned out pretty!

I REALLY love how the ombre looks on the sentiment. I used the Distress Oxide in ‘mermaid lagoon’ and ‘wilted violet’.  Ooh la la!

Are you ready to get crafty? Join me for Scrapbook Live on Sunday, November 26. I’ll be scrapbooking live online and I’d love to have you join me… plus there’s a draw for a free kit from The Wild Hare Kits!

Sign up for the Scrapbook Wonderland email list and you’ll receive notifications and the link to crop along with me!

 

Happy scrapping!

Alice.

 

 

Products Used: (affiliate links)

Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet

Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry

Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick

Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Distress Oxide Ink in Mermaid Lagoon

 

Spellbinders Nestability die (similar to this one)

Design Objectives cut and emboss die (similar to this one)

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Crop with Me November 26

Do you want to do more scrapbooking? It’s always fun when you scrap with friends!

Join me for Scrapbook Live on November 26 as I create two layouts using a kit from our SPONSOR The Wild Hare Kits.

Sunday, November 26 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern.

You’ll love the kits from The Wild Hare Kits. They are custom curated JUST FOR YOU! You tell them what kinds of products you like, and actually use, and that’s exactly what you’ll receive.

I can’t wait to show you what’s in my kit for October, I haven’t even peeked yet, but I don’t know how long I can hold out!

Want to see what happened last month? Check it the October Scrapbook LIVE event HERE.

If you aren’t on the Scrapbook Wonderland email list yet… what are you waiting for?!!!

Sign up with the pink and blue box and you’ll receive the link to join the live event. It’s totally free, so grab your scrappy supplies and let’s get some pages done!

 

Alice.

 

 

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Fun Friday: You don’t know me!

It’s Friday, let’s have some fun!

What do you mean I have enough patterned paper? Haven’t you seen my Pinterest boards? You don’t know me at all!

 

Did you miss the last Fun Friday post? You’ll love this: SCRAPBOOKING KITS ARE LIKE SHOES!

Have a great weekend. Let your creativity shine!

Alice.

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What to do when your life is too BORING to scrapbook. I love these ideas for things I can scrapbook about my life! #scrapbook #scrapbooking #dailylifeThis is part 4 of a 4 part series looking at what to do when your life is too boring to scrapbook. The first thing we did was decide that your life is NOT too boring to scrapbook. You have plenty of stories to tell, you just need a bit of inspiration to get them out!

 

If you’ve missed the rest pop back to Part 1 here.

Our final area of inspiration for topics to scrapbook about is to tell your family stories.

Every family has stories that become legends, at least within your own family. They are the stories that your family tells every time you have a family gathering. They are also the small, seemingly insignificant stories behind the family members and their belongings.

Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

Family Stories

  • Tales from your mother and father and their childhood
  • Tales from your grandparents and their childhood
  • Places your family lived/spent time
  • Heirlooms
  • Jewelry
  • Tales of that epic game of Pictionary/Scrabble/Monopoly

Not all of the stories will be from the past, you’ll also want to include the new stories that are happening now.

If you’re not close to your family it can be tough, but of course you’ll still want to include them in your albums. Thankfully there are a few tricks that can help.

  1. If you have children/adult children/grandchildren use photos they post online. Ask them to send you photos too!
  2. When everyone is together ask directly for the photos you’d like to have. Photo sharing is easier than ever these days with features like AirDrop on iPhones and sending images by text or email.
  3. When you don’t have photos take screen captures of online comments to use for journaling.

 

Go. See. Do. At Home!

The other thing to consider is that perhaps you could use a bit more spice in your life. Each part of this series will focus on something you can do in your own hometown so you feel more connected to your community and bring a bit of variety into your scrapbooking. We’ll focus primarily on things you can do without going too far or spending too much money.

Groups and Activities

How involved are you in your community? Joining a local group, club or team can be a great way to bring a bit of excitement to your life.

First, consider what you enjoy. Is there a group for that? Some areas have an evening where local groups recruit new members. These are a perfect way to find out what options you have.

Even if you’re not sure if something is going to be the right fit, give it a try! The local choir may not require you to read music to participate. The archery club may have equipment they can loan to new members before buying your own.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for it may be time to create your own group! Chances are good that there’s someone else looking for the same thing.

Bonus ideas:

Volunteering, and joining volunteer associations can be a great way to get involved in your community and meet new people while doing something that makes a difference. Contact your town/city for a list of volunteer groups and opportunities. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you can have while volunteering your time.

If you’re all caught up with your scrapbooking and you feel you’ve told your stories, perhaps there is someone else in your life that would appreciate your time to help them tell their stories.

Art journaling, card making, crafting, these are all ways you can get creative and playful without feeling the need to create layouts when you don’t feel you have a story to tell. (Although after this list I don’t see how something doesn’t spark your interest!)

Want to be inspired to take more photos? Take a photo challenge that gives you a daily/weekly mission of an image to capture.

 

Scrapbook YOU!

Want to create an album all about you? Scrapbook You is a class designed to help you condense your ideas into one album. This album will be like a highlight reel of your life. Find out more about how this self-paced class will help you to tell your story HERE.

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series about what to do when your life is too boring to scrapbook. I hope you’ve realized that you have MANY stories to tell and perhaps you’ve been inspired to find something new in your community that you’ll want to scrapbook about too!

 

Happy scrapping!

Alice.

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What to do when your life is too BORING to scrapbook. I love these ideas for things I can scrapbook about my life! #scrapbook #scrapbooking #dailylifeIn this 4 part series we’ve been looking at what to do when you feel that your life is too boring to scrapbook. The first thing we decided is that it’s NOT! There are so many things you can scrapbook about your life.

For part 3 we are looking at how Top 10 Lists are a great addition to your scrapbooks.  (You can start at PART 1 here.)

Top 10 Lists

Another great topic for your scrapbook layouts is Top 10 Lists. Here are a few ideas to get you started on list-making.

Things that make me laugh

Favourite:

  • books
  • childhood books
  • tv shows
  • foods
  • desserts
  • beverages
  • flowers
  • places to go
  • quotes
  • things to do in spare time
  • places to go
  • holidays I’ve been on

Pet peeves

Gifts I’ve received/given

Top 10 photos from this year

Things that make me happy

Go. See. Do. At Home!

The other thing to consider is that perhaps you could use a bit more spice in your life. Each part of this series will focus on something you can do in your own hometown so you feel more connected to your community and bring a bit of variety into your scrapbooking. We’ll focus primarily on things you can do without going too far or spending too much money.

Special Events

Many communities make a big effort to celebrate seasonal holidays with special events. This can include things like Thanksgiving parades or light up nights.

Consider how your community celebrates national events like Independence Day, Canada Day, or Australia Day. Often there are decorations, parades and events designed to bring community members together. Get in the spirit and join the festivities!

Other special events that can be a lot of fun:

  • Comedy
  • Dance
  • Family and Community events
  • Film
  • Food and Wine
  • Lectures
  • Literary Events
  • Markets
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Music
  • Recreation/Sports
  • Religion
  • Theatre

 

Don’t miss the final part of this series Part 4 : Family Stories.

 

Happy scrapping!

Alice.

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