I was up at the crack of dawn this morning and let me tell ya, it is a strange feeling to be freezing COLD when you know that afternoon temperatures will be flirting with the high 90s! We had a cold front move in last night and I'm actually quite glad because that meant RAIN! Luke Bryan said it best, "Where I come from, rain is a good thing!" We definitely needed it. Anywho, since I got my chores done this morning, I have a scrapbook how-to to share with you!
Here is a page I recently made using the Cocoa Daisy kit for the month of May, Graffiti Bridge. The colors in this month's kit were perfect for scrapbooking the pictures I've been saving of my MIL! I created this page was created as part of my Design Team Application to Chattering Robins! WooWoo! Let me show you the steps I used to make this page!
Usually I try to make pages quickly because I already have WAY more pictures than I could ever scrapbook in one lifetime, but at the same time I like to give each page a *pop* of interest! To create interest on this page, I chose to do a paint technique using bubble wrap. There are SO many options of utilizing old "junk" on your scrapbook pages. Ordinarily, I would pop all the bubbles on the bubble wrap like a madwoman and then simply chunk it in the trash. Resist! The paint effect is worth it!
After stamping the bubble wrap onto the cardstock and blasting it with a heat gun, I matted my photo on 2 patterned papers from the Graffiti Bridge kit and inked the edges and I stitched "1974" on a tag I cut out.
If you like the bling I used, you can find similar bling at The Robins' Nest !
Here's the finished product...