Sunday, May 8, 2016

Hunting for Treasures at Farm & Frills

Besides scrapbooking one of my favorite things is to go to junk/antique shows.  I typically do more looking than buying but everyone now and then, I will find a treasure that I can't part with.  The Farm & Frills shows are so amazing and I am envious at the people with the mini-trailers.

Here a few photos that I captured yesterday.

The drive out to Enumclaw was so beautiful.  I love all of the old barns with Mt. Rainier looking so majestic in the distance.  I had to pull over to take a photo.
If only I had room in my car, this would have been coming home with me.  It's an adorable potting table for the garden.

Trailer Town was a must see before I left.
Each one of the trailers have their very own "theme" and personality.

Here were the few treasures that I left home with.
A galvanized star.

An old milk jug and gardening tools.

The treasure of the day......and old hardware store storage bin!  Can't wait to decide how I will use it.

Now let's go create! Shanna

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Wild Goose Chase

Here is my May Design for Stick It Down. I created this layout using photos that my sister took of my adorable nephew chasing the geese and discovering a baby gosling on his adventure.

Here's the steps that I followed to create this layout.

  • Create a circle template using a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and a large plastic bowl
  • Place the bowl on the paper and trace around it with a pencil 
  • Cut out the circle with scissors
  • Now fold the circle in half and using a paper cutter, cut along the crease (you will have two half circles now)
  • Take one of the half circles an fold that in half and using your paper cutter again, cut along the crease
  • You can continue to fold and cut to make the template smaller and smaller
  • Create whatever size you want, your preference is probably going to depend on the size of photos that you want to use 
  • I used 3 different sized pieces for this layout
  • Place different sized photos on top of the template pieces and cut them out.  I used a 8 x 10 photo on the large shape, a 5 x 7 on the medium sized shape, and a 4 x 6 on the smallest shape.

A great class that I recently took and highly recommend was by Ali Edwards called Hello Story.  She demonstrates a similar process when documenting timeline photos.

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Gold Thicker Words, Paper-Cutting Board-Harvest-Pebbles, Giddy Up-October Afternoon, Goose Sticker and Labels-October Afternoon, Wood Veneer Arrows-Studio Calico.

Here's the Sketch:

Stick It Down is a great place to find inspiration and new ideas. It's a fun way to push your creativity.

The sketches are revealed on the first of each month. You will have all month to create and submit your design by linking it on the site.  A few of the submitted designs will be featured with one winner being chosen and the opportunity to be a guest designer in the future!

Now let's go create! Shanna