December 27, 2013

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Aspen

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Hello!  Welcome to the December edition of the Club Scrap blog hop!  This month we're crafting with the wintry Aspen collection.  I'm going to show you how I used elements of this kit on a traditional layout and a pocket-style scrapbook page.

If you traveled here from Lisa's blog, then you are following the hop!  If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap Creates blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.


I have a lot of ideas of what I want to get accomplished in 2014, crafting-wise, and one of them is to get all of my old pictures into albums.  I'm a little overwhelmed with what I have to tackle on these, so I think I'm going to slip most of these pictures into pocket page protectors like these.  I was able to use many elements from this month's kit to create 4x6 and 3x4 cards that I then used on these both on a traditional 12x12 layout and in the pocket page protector.



My original inspiration came from this layout here - instead of using pre-made 3x4 cards, I created my own with the papers in the Aspen kit and all of the goodies that came along with it!


Some of my favorite supplies in this kit include the mica handmade paper and the wood veneer sheets.  And the chevron ribbon.  Oh, and the buttons.  Really, pretty much everything.  This is a pretty simple page for me, but it helps to not complicate things to much when you are going to pair this with a very linear page next to it using the pocket page protector.


I was able to get a lot of photos into these pockets pretty easily - I only had to cut a few down to size to fit into the smaller pockets in the middle.  I had a lot of fun trying to see how I could fit elements like the stickers and the die cut frames on this side of the page.


I think my favorite part about this side is the 3x4 wood veneer card I punched out.  I also ended up using the stars that I punched out on the traditional 12x12 layout, so I got a lot out of this piece of wood veneer and the punch!  Depending on what I put on the reverse side of this page, I might line the back of the card with washi tape so it peeks through the cutouts, or just leave it transparent.  I'll make a decision when I get there!

Thank you again for coming back and checking out what you can accomplish with Aspen and a little time on your hands!  Head on over to Annette Dragon's to see what she has been working on.  Join us again in 2014 when we kick off January with Club Scrap's Graffiti collection!

Supplies // Paper: Club Scrap Aspen: Almond Plain, Blue Pattern, Green, Almond, and Aqua Patterned Paper , Handmade Mica / Stamps: Club Scrap Aspen Collection UM, Art NouveauInks: Club Scrap Sandstone, India Ink / Tools: Martha Stewart Starry Sky Punch, Pocket Page protectors Embellishments: Club Scrap: Wood Veneer Sheets, Tags & Cutouts, Stickers, Chevron Twill, Buttons

21 comments:

  1. Awesome Marya - love you pages.

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  2. This is an awesome way to scrap those "older" photos quickly and beautifully. Very clever using the positive and negative veneer stars! Love it!

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  3. Neat idea. Love the punched out veneer paper and stars!

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  4. Absolutely a great way to use a lot of photo's in a quick way.I love how you filled all the pockets.
    Happy and Creative 2014!

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  5. Simply fabulous. Well, fabulously simple? Both! Yes, my favorite was the punched wood, as well. You so clevah!

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  6. Beautiful use of the papers and other elements from the Aspen kit. Great to see some old photos being used, too!

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  7. Love it, the simple Shapes and colors real set off the Pictures.

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  8. The punched out veneer is my favorite as well. You are going to have a beautiful album when it's all done!

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  9. Lovely layouts. I really like how you used the paper and veneer.

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  10. Why couldn't I think of using that wood veneer that way?!?! Love it, and the layouts are simply...lovely!

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  11. Marya, wonderful idea to use this style of memory keeping. Scrapbooking made easy and I also love that wood veneer paper that you punched! So fun!

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  12. I think your approach to scrapbooking is brilliant-some 12x12 artwork pages, and some "get-er-done" Project-Life like pages. Both pages that you shared here are beautiful! I esp like how you used the wood veneer to tie both pages together.

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  13. Love the punched veneer paper! Such a great idea

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  14. Good way to get lots of pictures done at once, reminds me of Ron's class from Retreat...hmm I need to get some photos on those pages!

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