Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Title Page Idea For Scrapbooking and Simple Scrapbooking

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

We are struggling our way through some kind of flu, presently.  So with a very achy back and endless coughing, I give you today's blog featuring the cover to our Simple scrapbooking mini and we are nearly finished.  I do still want to get one more page, which will be the inside of the cover.

This book is taking me months to finish and so what.  Scrapbooking should always be fun, right?  Otherwise, you'll see the results in your finished project.  If ya just don't feel like it, then let it go.  Although, I would advise a few things, first.

Go and peruse your favourite creative spots.  Nothing gets the creative juices flowing for me like Pinterest.  Man, the ideas and inspiration are unreal over there.  Maybe even look specifically at scrapbooking pages?  Find a page that inspires you and sketch it out on some paper and take that to your desk or creative nest.

I would also recommend, just getting started.  Sometimes I don't think I feel like it until I actually have the scissors in my hand and I start working.  Just get started and if nothing looks good to you, then maybe it's time to give it a break.

I don't have a step by step tutorial for my cover, unlike the rest of the pages. I was scrapping with a new friend and I didn't want to make her feel  uncomfortable for the time we hung out.  I'm kind of a strong character and she was so sweet and timid.  I tried my best to be low key.  heheheh...Not an easy task!

Allow me to just walk you through the steps for this kind of cover page.  I'd say  most of my cover pages are without pictures, but sometimes I do add photos to them.  I just thought it'd be a great idea to show you various cover page ideas.  So, I'll be blogging that up soon.  Stay tuned!

As you may have seen in our previous entries for this mini, I've already scrapped up the background on all of the pages in the beginning.  I'm using goodies from the Barista collection, which is not too current seeing how I started this at least a year ago!  Hehehe...But, hey!  It's getting done, right?  Hehehe...

This page was so easy to put together because of all of the embellishments and stickers in the collection.  I've said it over and over, how fantastic it is using collections.  You save SO much time and your pages look super.  I totally recommend it for people who do not work magic when it comes to just grabbing this and that from various kits and collections.

I used that huge polaroid sticker frame and placed a paper in the picture spot.  I wasn't super thrilled with the look until I traced around the inside edges with a good marker.  It gave it a lot more contrast and looked so much better.

I placed the Happy Time banner on black card stock and cut it out for more layers and contrast and used a thick dot to give it lift.  A simple arrow with word title also backed up on black card stock and placed for decent symmetry.  Then to finished up that cluster, I cut out the two leaves from a paper in the collection (I did this all throughout my mini for cohesion.)  I used that same paper from under my polaroid frame for repetition and used a flower punch.  I inked slightly around the flower for more yummy contrast and added a pearl to the center for just a touch of sophistication.

The border was way too, easy!  Since my page is 6x6 and the border was 12 inches, it was a breeze.  Just cut that sucker in half and pasted it down.  Then took my "Pearlz" drops and dotted in between the teeth and that's a wrap!

I'll link you up with just a few other pages from the mini in case you've missed them.  They have step by steps with them.

 simple scrapbooking

This top page with my hubs is pretty great when it comes to simplicity and it's a flip page.  When you work with small pages, it's not easy getting a lot of photos on your pages.  So, flip pages are great for this!  Click on the image to see the yummy dinner behind the flap.  Hehehe...

 simple scrapbooking continued

Mmm...what a fabulous breakfast, with a  fabulous view.  Scrapbooking can be really pretty and simple.  It can take a lot less time and  money, too.  Click on this image to see more and find tips and tricks on how to scrap simply, quickly and inexpensively.

You may have noticed I have a new banner in my side bar for Craftsy.  I've been sharing a lot of ideas from Craftsy for months.  I even started a Pinterest board for Craftsy because they had so many great ideas.

When I first started The Cherry On Top, I covered everything.  Cooking, cleaning, weekly menus, handy house hold tips and of course, paper crafts.  As you can imagine, it was not easy to keep up with and I found that my heart was set on the creative stuff and I decided to stick with just the design and scrapbooking aspect.  On our page, I still share recipes and house hold tips, though.  

If you've never heard of Craftsy, I suggest clicking on this image and checking it out.  It is exactly what The Cherry is all about!  Taking your creative muses to another level.  Making the best of your creativity.  

There are Cricut and Silhouette courses.  You can learn to draw, paint, crochet, wood work, garden...even learn to make Mexican food and something I always thought was cool, make one of those T-shirt quilts.  Pop over and see if there is something for you.  You may want to sign up for the newsletter, too.  I love the blog posts.  Full of ideas, freebies and tutorials.

 Craftsy Classes

Speaking of Cricut, they are are having a limited time bundle deal.  The time is almost up for this deal and it is a big money saver.  I've been always wanting to make my own t-shirts and recently found out that Cricut has just the machine for it.

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