Carte Postale | Celine Navarro

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Today we are so fortunate to have two awesome Carte Postale layouts designed by the talented scrapbooker + founder of EntreArtistes magazine, Celine Navarro!

 

BasicGrey | Celine Navarro
BasicGrey | Celine Navarro
BasicGrey | Celine Navarro

 

Celine: This layout is about a day at the River, here in the South of France. I decided to use the Sunset Blvd patterned paper to locate the place on the map where we spent a wonderful day.

 

I layered some papers, border stickers and tag stickers to create a pattern, then glued my “THE GOOD STUFF” title (cut with my Silhouette) layered on top.

 

BasicGrey | Celine Navarro
BasicGrey | Celine Navarro
BasicGrey | Celine Navarro
BasicGrey | Celine Navarro

 

This one is a favorite of mine! I love the different shades of blue in this layout and I have to admit that this layout color palette is gorgeous. I’m in love with the kraft/pink/blue/white/brown combo!

 

I divided my layout into three different parts: the top one where I glued my photo, and the bottom which is divided in two parts, each one with a different patterned paper.

 

Simply layer different patterned paper and stickers, add elements behind your photos to make them pop and sew your title (cut with my Silhouette) to make it pop out from your background!

 

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Hybrid Projects | Mary Rogers

Today Mary Rogers is here to share two amazing digital + hybrid projects AND introduce the August desktop calendar that she designed! Enjoy!

 

BasicGrey | Mary Rogers

 

Mary: I have two items to share with you today using the Clippings Full Digital Collection and the Serendipity and Shine On Full Digital Collections available at jessicasprague.com. I also used the Capture album system to create a hybrid photo album, adding in items from the Carte Postale line and digital elements as well.

 

I love all the elements and papers available in the Clippings and Serendipity and Shine On Digital Collections. It makes layering so much fun. I wanted to use this photo from my daughters 16th birthday, and even though it was a little blurry, it really represented our day and how much she has accomplished (being autistic, parties are not her favorite thing). Combining collections, using elements from both lines, and moving them around on my project until they were just right, is one of my favorite things about digital scrapbooking.

 

BasicGrey | Mary Rogers

 

I completely fell in love with the idea of the Capture album system. I haven’t used paper supplies in about 5 years, but knew when I saw this I had to give it a try. I won’t say I am giving up digital, but it was nice to play with paper and glue again! Digital + Paper = Hybrid fun!

 

I created the cover of the album starting with a blank canvas in Photoshop Elements. I used this as my base to create the layout, using elements and papers from the Clippings Full Digital Collection. I printed it on photo paper, before adhering it to the album. I also added the camera metal flair from the Carte Postale line and a simple piece of ribbon.

 

I created templates in PSE to make the Polaroid photos for each month, in addition to the 9 photo collage and film strips.

 

I began layering each month’s photos, journaling card and memorabilia, using the Capture Calendar pockets. I will add more as I go, and also some personal journaling about the photos. I keep a daily journal so going back and adding notes shouldn’t be hard at all.

 

If you are strictly a paper scrapper, try incorporating some digital elements into your photos and/or layouts. You can find the complete digital line at jessicasprague.com.

 

August Desktop Calendar

 

BasicGrey | Mary Rogers

 

I used items from the Clippings Full Digital Collection to create the calendar. I included sizes for Samsung and the iphone 4/4s and 5. Click here to download!

 

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What a Week | Week Seven

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today I am here to share yet another What a Week installment featuring photos + memorabilia from my time at the Create-N-Connect show in Vegas.

 

BasicGrey | What a Week | Ann-Marie Morris

 

I decided to go with two 3 x 3″ divided page protectors to accommodate many of my Instagram pictures and paper goods as possible, as well as two Attach-Me stickers (coming this Fall!) to hold a ticket stub that I didn’t want to cut up.

 

BasicGrey | What a Week | Ann-Marie Morris

 

My first plan of action when figuring out where everything will go is to lay out all of my components on top of the page protectors until I find a good balance of sizes and colors, and then tuck them into each pocket. For this week’s spread, I alternated between photos and memorabilia to even out the overall design. As usual, I used a mix of embellishments including label stickers, Candy Buttons, Hey Boy patterned papers (from the 6 x 6″ pad), and a Carte Postale metal flair badge.

 

BasicGrey | What a Week | Ann-Marie Morris

 

One of my favorite techniques for working with page protectors is to adhere dimensional embellishments directly on top of the protector sheet. Occasionally I’ll add a little extra adhesive if I think the embellishment might move around, but most of the time, I just stick it on and call it good!

 

BasicGrey | What a Week | Ann-Marie Morris

 

Love these Attach-Me stickers! I can’t wait for you to try them out yourself once they hit shelves this coming Fall (we will keep you posted as the release date nears!)!

 

BasicGrey | What a Week | Ann-Marie Morris

 

For the second page, I used more of the Hey Boy patterned papers, label stickers, metal star stickers, and a Carte Postale arrow page flag.

 

BasicGrey | What a Week | Ann-Marie Morris

 

When working with lots of memorabilia, my advice is to cut it up! Don’t be afraid to customize the sizes of your treasures to best fit your personal style and design. After all, these are your memories :)

 

P.S. We have even more photos from Create-N-Connect to share with you right here! Enjoy!

 

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