Monday, March 30, 2015

Scrapbook Layout Meet Planner Products!

It's official. Planners and calendaring are super hot trends right now. From Webster's Pages, to Simple Stories you can find gorgeous planners to fit any style. Love the look but prefer scrapbooking? How about using some of those gorgeous products on a layout? In this layout recently published in the Spring issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine, I used some of my own calendar collection to create a layout about my niece in the month of April.



Want to see more of this layout, as well as, the planner trend sweeping the nation? Be sure to download a FREE digital copy of the issue HERE. Or you can subscribe to this high-quality, inspiring magazine HERE.



Here's a look at some of my calendar items available for purchase:


Friday, March 27, 2015

Inspiration Station Sneak Peek: Background Stamped Card and Video

This week for my Inspiration Station project, I wanted to incorporate some stamping. You can see more in the card making process video. But here's a tiny peek at the card I created:



You can watch the video HERE on the Scrapbook Expo Youtube channel or below:



Looking for additional information on this project? Be sure to visit the "Weekly Scrapper" blog post HERE. Look for a layout tutorial coming next Thursday!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Seven Ways to Use Stencils and Spray Mists!

Have you been watching my "Product Playground" videos for Big Picture Classes? This year-long class is all about using up products you either have on hand and perhaps have been hoarding; as well as, giving some new products a try. This month for this scrapbooking class, I'm focusing on Spray Mists and Stencils.



Learn more HERE!

In this month's video lesson and blog post, I share SEVEN techniques for using both spray mists and stencils. If you've been looking for a way to stretch your supplies, THIS is the workshop for you. Here's a tiny peek at the layout I completed using these seven approaches to stencils and spray mists:



Sign up NOW for a monthly membership which gives you unlimited access to ALL the Big Picture Classes. Then watch lesson #1 HERE to learn how I incorporate both paper pads and punches into a layout about my daughter.

I'm loving all the participation in this class. Students are chatting about methods they love, as well as, sharing their completed projects. Don't forget to use the hashtag #permissiontoplay when chatting about this new class.

Watch the video below or HERE on my Youtube channel to get a taste for how this class works:




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Memories Made Scrapbooking Process Video #42: Happy

Today I picked a photo to scrapbook from way back when. In this photo Joey is about 12 years old, which would make Katelyn about 10. This was before I had a great camera so the photo isn't the best quality but it is IMPORTANT to me so I wanted to make sure it made its way onto a layout. Here's the layout I created in today's scrapbooking process video:

Happy Memories Made Scrapbooking Process Video by Jen Gallacher on www.jengallacher.com

You can watch the start-to-finish process HERE on my Youtube channel or below:



Want a closer look at the layering on this page? (You know I love my layering.) Here's a close up look at the layout. Note that instead of creating a cluster of elements we created a layered border with some of my favorite ephemera pieces from Crate Paper. There are so many ways to use these die cut shapes. No wonder I own so many of these packs!

Happy Memories Made Scrapbooking Process Video by Jen Gallacher on www.jengallacher.com

Happy Memories Made Scrapbooking Process Video by Jen Gallacher on www.jengallacher.com


If you want to learn more about my secrets for choosing the perfect products for telling stories in my layouts, be sure to check out my NEW Craftsy class "Scrapbook Design and Storytelling" HERE. There are 7 process videos that also walk you through some special techniques for getting great design AND telling a good story.

Looking for the products I used on this page? I've linked you up below. Be sure to check out the ephemera packs I've linked you to. I promise you'll find yourself using them all the time in your projects.

Suggested Products (click photos for links):




 
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