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Playing along with Global Design Project #025

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Memory Keeping

Hello and welcome back to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find our Pinterest board here. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I just know you loved her project as much as I did.

This week we decided to focus on all forms of memory keeping including Project Life, traditional Scrapbooking, mini albums, etc. Friday, March 4th is International Scrapbooking Day, so we knew this would be perfect timing! This is also our "free" week, so we could use products from our box of goodies we received or add to it with anything current. I have been using the Memories in the Making bundle of products lately, so I made another 2 pages of Project Life using those products.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

 

I chose some photos from July of 2015 including Independence Day. Here's a closer look at the first page.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

 Here are some tips I use while making my pages:

  • If I want to include a lot of pictures or a grouping of pictures, I combine 2 or 3 of them onto a single 4x6 photo. This allows me to use a larger number of photos without overwhelming the pages.
  • I try to keep at least 3 of the pockets on each page for titles, journaling and/or embellishments.
  • I like to keep my embellishments fairly flat. So, sequins, Baker's Twine and thin ribbons like the 1/4" Cotton Ribbon are good choices for this in addition to what comes in the accessory packs.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

I had a piece of a larger Project Life card left, so I attached it to a 3x4 piece of Whisper White cardstock to make my title card. I water-colored the star image from the accessory pack with my Aqua Painter and Tempting Turquoise ink. I also used the black alphabet stickers for the title, and added some silver sequins.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

I used one of the specialty cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection, a free option during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying purchase. It's a gold printed overlay, but if you flip it over they are silver! So, I thought the silver side would work better with the colors in my layout.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

The turquoise image was pre-printed on this card, so I just added some silver star sequins and some Watermelon Wonder sequins from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

Above is a closer view of the 2nd layout.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

I colored a piece of watercolor paper with Watermelon Wonder ink and my Aqua Painter, and punched three stars from it. These accented a sub-title card where I used the black sticker alphabet again. I used another specialty overlay card, flipped to the silver side, over the picture of the doggy. On the journal card, I stamped in Memento Ink for the title using the Memories in the Making Stamp Set, and used the journal pens to write out my story.

Pocket page layout with Memories in the Making Bundle from Stampin' Up!, by Marisa Gunn celebrating the 4th of July! PLxSU

On the right is another one of the specialty cards, the UV Resist kind. I sponged Watermelon Wonder ink in the upper right and Tempting Turquoise ink in the lower left. I added some white baker's twine and staples to keep the twine in place inside the pocket. A few more tips:

  • If the colors in your picture clash or aren't the main part of the story, consider printing them in black and white instead.
  • If you have an empty space in a photo, add some small embellishments, like the two banners here. They can help add focus to the subject of the photo.

Well, that is all for today. You'll want to move on to the fabulous Michelle Long now by clicking the button below! I'm sure she is featuring a project with her adorable family! Thanks for stopping by.

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