BG Pixels | Hey Girl | Mary Rogers

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BasicGrey | Hey Girl | Mary Rogers


Mary Rogers: My daughter is special needs and autistic so I don’t usually get the ordinary teenager photos of her, or any at all if she isn’t interested.Capturing her everyday and documenting our struggles is just part of why I scrapbook. I want to tell her story and I want to make sure everyone knows that it is okay to capture and journal the not so perfect moments too.


BasicGrey | Hey Girl Digital Collection


I used the new “Hey Girl” Collection for my layout, which just so happened to perfectly match her PJ’s (it’s the little things). The photos really tell the story, so my emphasis was on those. I used a small frame I created and placed it over each photo giving them a bit of definition. For the rest of my layout, I just started resizing and placing layers of papers and elements. The circle stitches anchored the photo section to the page. I kept much of the white space and added a bit of brush work, a date stamp and a heart border along the bottom (from an older BG Collection, Phresh and Phrunky). My final touch was adding the journaling.


BG Pixels | Fact or Fiction


BasicGrey | Fact or Fiction Digital Collection | Mary Rogers


Mary Rogers: I love looking at life through the eyes of my niece’s little girl Harper and also love that she shares her photos with me so I can scrap them. The Fact or Fiction Digital Collection is so versitle you could use it for just about any subject. There are so many paper selections to choose from, I found that layering some (resized) under my photo added depth to the project and allowed me to use several of them. The vast collection of elements made it easy to find many that worked with the story I wanted to share. Just a hint of shadow and stroking was added to certain elements and I created a simple sticker for the title.


If you have several photos you want to include on your project, but still love white space (like I do) you can easily use a grid to group them together.


Holiday Card Week | Mary Rogers

BasicGrey | Aspen Frost | Mary Rogers


Mary Rogers: Every year I have purchased a Lego Advent Calendar, but as my kids got older it didn’t seem appropriate anymore. I wanted something for me.


I created 2-1/4 squares and placed them on my canvas. I then proceeded to decorate each square using digital elements from the Aspen Frost collection and then added a number to each one.


BasicGrey | Aspen Frost | Mary Rogers


I printed out my project (8-1/2×11) on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte and then used my square punch to cutout each canvas.


I am looking forward to placing a new canvas each morning before I head to work. Let the Countdown to Christmas begin.