Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Discovering Marvel Cave

First of all, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy 2017.  I am looking forward to learning more and creating more this year.  For the first time, I am participating in Ali Edward's One Little Word project. The word I chose is LEARN.  I am excited to get started and will share my progress with you as I move through the project.

For now I would love for you to check out my new layout featured on the Get It Scrapped blog found here.  The article tells all about the Wabi-Sabi style.  If you don't know what that is, neither did I, but that's what I like about Get It Scrapped.  I am always challenged to learn new things.


Below is the layout I created telling the story about a recent trip to Branson, MO, and discovering the Marvel Cave.

Supplies: Paper: Authentique-Jovial, Ink: Ali Edwards, Stamps: Ali Edwards-Wild, Glitter: Martha Stewart, Mini Letters: October Afternoon-Front Porch, Journal Card: October Afternoon-Sasparilla, Date Stamp: Dear Lizzy, circle chipboard, and twine.

 


Now let's go create!
Shanna

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

It's a Wonderful Life

Happy December everyone!  I would love if you checked out my newest creation featured in this months Get it Scrapped Blog found here.  We were assigned to create a layout inspired by the Nordic Christmas Style.

It’s a Wonderful Life by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Paper-Echo Park-I Love Christmas, BoBunny-Sleigh Ride, October Afternoon-December Story, Tag-October Afternoon December Story, Stamp-Dear Lizzy, Deer Silhouette-October Afternoon, Snowflakes-Simple Stories-Claus & Co., Digital Elements-Title-Katie Pertiet-Christmas Word Art, Tree Branch-Katie Pertiet-Seasons Finest Scatters.




Here's to a wonderful Holiday Season!

Now let's go create! Shanna

Friday, December 2, 2016

Autumn Harvest-Get It Scrapped

Hi Everyone!
Check out my layout featured on the Get It Scrapped blog.  This layout was inspired the one created by Debbie Hodge for the Scrapbook Coach Class Top Heavy.

Supplies: Paper-Carta Bella-Autumn, Journal Cards-Carta Bella-Autumn, Title, truck, button, cloud-Simple Stores-Pumpkin Spice, orange mini market stickers-October Afternoon.





Now let's go create! Shanna

Sunday, October 9, 2016

It's All About White Space

Check out my layout featured on the Get It Scrapped Blog and read the article  4 Reasons to Leave Your White Space White.




Now let's go create! Shanna

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Creating a Scrapbook Travel Journal

Creating a travel journal while on vacation is a great way to capture the memories as they happen. Here are 10 tips that I learned through my travels.

1.  Keep it Simple-I limit myself to one small "grocery bag" of scrapbook supplies. If you are packing more than that, challenge yourself to leave some of it at home.  You will be forced to be more creative with less.

2.  Let go of perfection-This is the hardest one for me.  A travel journal is not meant to be perfect.  It's should be created organically.  Journaling mistakes, remnants of sand or your morning coffee on your page, or blurry photos are all part of the travel experience.  Try to embrace it.

3.  Get creative with limited supplies-Since you don't have all of your normal supplies at hand, you will be forced to get more creative. Try some new techniques like hand drawing your titles.

4.  Use stamps-Stamps don't take up much room and they can be used for many purposes (titles, embellishments, backgrounds, etc.)

5.  Don't forget to Journal....that's the whole point right? Notice the small things around you.  How did you feel?  What is the smell? What was your favorite part of the day?

6.  Doodle-First of all, I am not a doodler but I want to be.  I have seen the most amazing photos of doodling in travel journals.  I have tried water color pencils and they are fun to work with.  They can be used wet or dry.  Remember a little water goes a long way.  Try not to get your brush too wet or your paper may wrinkle.

7.  Include Postcards, tickets, receipts, menus in your journal-All of the little mementos that you collect throughout your travels can be used as part of your design.

8.  Attach items to your journal with staplers, washi tape, string, paper clips-Be creative with how you attach items to your journal.  All of the ways I just spoke about are much more interesting than just using tape.

9.  Make pockets to hold memorabilia-There are so many fun ways to add pockets to your journal.  Here are a few links on Pinterest that I like.  Envelope idea #1Envelope Idea #2

10.  Let everyone join in on the fun-Why not ask others in your travel group if they want to make their own journal.  When traveling with my niece and nephew, we worked on our journals every morning.  It was a fun way to start the day.

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Embellishments-American Crafts Shoreline Collection, shipping tag, Derwent Watercolor pencils, Creative Memories fine-tip pen.


Please visit the Get it Scrapped Blog and read the article 3 Options for Scrapbooking on the Go.  It also features the layout that I am sharing with you today along with many other tips and creative projects.

Now let's go create! Shanna

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Add More Fun to Your Layout

I can't believe summer is almost over.  Before I get out my fall scrapbook supplies, I thought I would share a summer themed layout that is one of my favorites.  As I was creating this layout I wanted to add some fun by including a children's poem or quote.  What could be more fun than a Dr. Seuss poem? I found the perfect one and typed it directly on the photo using Photoshop Elements.  I sized it to extend down the slip n'slide with the final word landing in the pool.  To add more interest, I used a font called "Green Eggs & Ham".  This paired perfectly with the photos and story of the kids having fun on a hot summer day at Grandmas.

Supplies:  Paper-October Afternoon-Summertime, Letters-Simple Stories-Summer Vibes.


Now let's go create! Shanna

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Using Trendy Color Combos in your Scrapbook Pages

My assignment for this month's Get it Scrapped Creative team is "Ideas for Using Trendy Color Combos in Your Scrapbook Pages".  
Read the article here:  http://debbiehodge.com/2016/08/ideas-using-trendy-color-combos-scrapbook-pages/

Supplies:  Simple Stories-You are Here Collection (paper, embellishments, letters), wood veneer airplane-Studio Calico.









The photos above are where my color inspirations began.  I just love this color combination for clothing also.

Now let's go create!
Shanna