For week 7, I only used 2 of the Project Life Olive journaling cards, and made my own filler cards with some spare paper, card stock and a classic Hero Arts background stamp. Not that I want to use the term ‘quick and nasty’, but that pretty much sums up this week (but hey, it’s done!)
Left hand side
I love how simple it was to transform some old plain cardstock into some cute filler cards, simply by stamping on a background stamp. It gives a lovely faux texture background. The stamp didn’t fit all the way across the 6″ wide title card, so I simply stamped twice and washi’d over the “seam”. The alphabets are many many years old, and I couldn’t see myself using them on a scrapbook page, so I put them to use in my PL album. Waste not, want not.
I had played around with doing a digital card for the 3 photos of my brother and Scooter, but in the end I chose to keep everything traditional, as I just love how quick, easy and personal it is to use my own handwriting. Plus it adds to the candidness of the photos. (Side note, it is totally on the cards to make a font of my own handwriting!)
Right hand side
Ok, so I know I said I didn’t want to go too digital, but I may have bent that “rule” slightly for the Valentine’s Day photo of the kids. But I still kept it quick and easy and simply changed the opacity of the background photo of the hearts we made together that day, then popped the photos of the kids on top, added a quick title – bam. I am yet to locate one of those hearts to pop into this page somewhere :S
I’m certainly not going to say this week was one of my finest ‘hours’ but it’s documented and done 😉
Materials: Project Life Olive cards, Bazzill cardstock, Hero Arts Wavy Leaf Pattern stamp, Stampin’ Up! punch, Basic Grey alphabets, Stash paper and alphabets (this will be the term I use for the really old products that I do not know the brand of!)