Saturday, July 20, 2013

SSD Letters: Our Journey to the Cactus

In today's episode of Saturday Stash Dive, I show you how to make a layout using letters as a mask to create an interesting Title.  There is a sketch for this layout and I have the sketch below.
I have used this sketch so many times and I would say that it is my go to sketch.  It's very easy to adapt to either a portrait or landscape photo.  And it also gives you a lot of options as to where to put your journaling or even your title.

The picture is about how my sister and I had never seen a cactus in the wild (if you call if the wild.)  So when we were on our road trip down to the Hoover Dam we stopped off at a lake and we saw one.  We just had to get our picture taken.  I know it sounds crazy but we have never been any desert type place to see a cactus, so it was very interesting to see one close up.  There are very different than what I had pictured.
I used a lot of my older type stash up from stamps to stickers.  It was a lot of fun to dive into them to make the layout a fun and playful piece.

Here is the finished layout and the process video is below.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions.
Process Video:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SSD Letters: July 18, 2013

In today's video I share with you all of the products I've pulled for the next episode of Saturday Stash Dive.  This month's focus has been on letters and for this layout, I plan on making a title using the letters as a mask.  Please join me on Saturday July 20, 2013 to see what the final page looks like.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

SSD Letters: Friends Forever

Today is Saturday, you know what that means.  Another episode of Saturday Stash Dive where this month's focus is on letters.  I must say, I love today's layout.  I love how much texture is created by making your own background using up letters. 

I used the same color combo as I did for last weeks episode.  I love the blue, yellow and black.  It's classy, yet energetic.  I love it.  I must say that I'm not a yellow lover but I could very well turn into one with this combination.

  I made fun embellishment clusters, using a stamped image and some photo frame from the Pier collection by Crate Paper.  I love those frames and have been dying to get them.  A huge thanks to Sandra who sent them to me in a RAK.  I also added some black epoxy heart from Close To My Heart and some stickers from On Trend (Crate Paper) and Woodland Park (October Afternoon).  With a finishing touch of some star wood vernier and misted butterflies (Studio Calico) I felt that the clusters were finished.
So I realize that I screwed up on the title.  It was supposed to say "Friends Forever" but I was tired when I did this layout and ended up putting the title as "Forever Forever."  I did make the changes to it after I took the pictures, but I didn't take the pictures after I made the changes.  I just thought I would put up the pictures with my error to show you how funny it was.
Here is the finished page.  I just love the paper I chose.  From the background paper from the DIY Shop (Crate Paper) to the yellow triangle paper from Color and Composition (Webster's Pages).  I even dove into my stash really deep and pulled out the blue paper I used for the photo mat.  This paper is from Close to My Heart.  I have a prep video for all the supplies I used in the video below. 
This is the sketch for the layout that I made.  Please feel free to use this sketch for your next layout:
Here is the process video for the layout:

Friday, July 12, 2013

SSD Letters: Prep

Today is Friday.  I know I'm late posting the video for the prep video for the next Saturday Stash Dive.  But this time it wasn't my fault.  I had 3 videos to upload yesterday, and it just seemed to take forever.  I'm not sure if it's with the updates that YouTube put in yesterday, or what.  But they all were posted early this morning.   Below is the products I pulled for the next episode of Saturday Stash Dive.  (This month's focus is Letters.)

Please tune in on Saturday July 13, 2013 to see the layout I came up with. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Behind on Blogging

I'm going to apologize right now for the delay in blogging.  My June was such a busy month.  With School ending and getting my kids ready to go camping with their grandparents, there really wasn't much time for anything else.   Sorry everyone for that.  But I'm here to share with you some news. 

I had mentioned on my last video that I had made some sketches and I was trying to figure out how to get it onto a computer file somewhere.  After playing around with a couple of different programs, I finally settled into Photoshop and got the sketch done.  I will put the picture below if you would like to download it. 

And here is the layout I made based on the sketch.
Below is a process video for the page that I made. 

Thanks for watching.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ohsnapgonzo Vaccation Alpha Challenge

So normally, Sandra (ohsnapgonzo) and I have a challenge.  It's usually every week, but this week Sandra is gone on holidays.  So I was sitting in my scrapbook room and realized that I look forward to our challenges.  In fact I look forward to them so much that I hit a road block when I went downstairs to scrapbook.  What was I to do?  Then it hit about challenge everyone else to it.  (I hope Sandra doesn't mind.) 

For this weeks challenge, use up your leftover alpha.  I know you have them in your stash, well at least I do.  It's the package that has hardly any alpha left and it's almost impossible to make a title with.  Well let's use it up.  Get those half used up packages on a layout.  I would love to see what you make.  Leave a VR under my YouTube process video, or post a picture to Facebook and tag my name (Maggie Mylow) to it so I can see what you made.  You can also leave the link below.  I can't wait to see what you made.

I did make a prep video for this challenge, you can see that video here:
And now for the process video:

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

SSD: Impossible

Hi Everyone.  It's Saturday, so you know what that means.  It's another episode of Saturday Stash Dive.  I will be continuing the focus of using 6x6 paper pads on a layout.  I did do a prep video for this episode and I was meaning to post it on the blog but somehow I missed doing that.  Here is the prep video:

So from the pictures, you can see I definitely went a little out of my comfort zone and tried something completely out of my style.  I think it's important to try new things to see if you can incorporate these new techniques into a layout.  Although, I'm not too happy with how the page turned out, I love the elements of the page and I think I would try doing this page another way. 

I love the colors that I chose for this layout.  I just love the soft and light colors and how the pop of Gold Pow Glitter Paper just added some interest to the page.  This was my first time trying a Mood Board and I can say, I love it.  I love how it can give you a fresh set of eyes to try something new.

I must say the only thing that went terrible wrong with the page was the excessive amount of misting splatters on the left side of the photo.  I was trying to do a "Boca" type effect and ended more like a bad paint ball accident.  I do love the misting on the right side of the photo.  I wish I did that one first, then I would have just left the other side alone.
Here is the full process video:

Thanks for watching.