How are you including our Naturals embellishments and Clear Stamps into your day to day memory keeping? We know that everyone gets busy with life and even though many people would like to record their memories in a beautiful and elaborate scrapbook, there isn't always the time.
Today we want to show you some simple ideas for using photo sleeves or divided sheet protectors and Little Yellow Bicycle products to quickly document a day in the life... Not to mention that the Clear Stamps and Ranger Ink totally enhanced the look of this project, were easy to use, and included the right kind of sentiments.
As you can guess, my son loves to play with our Wii (now don't worry we make him play outside plenty too). Some might say he is even a bit obsessed with it. We're pretty sure he could bowl on our Wii before he could talk - now at 4 1/2 he does both quite well. So on Monday, I asked him if I could take a few photos to document his passion for Wii and he said yes...
This is basically a mini 4x6 layout with the Vacation Clear Stamps as the focus. I grabbed my Makin' the Grade 6 x 6 paper pad, a fun notebook punch and some of the cork and canvas Naturals embellishments.
On most of the stamping, I used the Ranger Archival Ink, because it is so clear and true, but on this Naturals canvas tag, I used Tim's Distress Ink in Faded Jeans for a little rougher texture and color that would go well with the whole concept of the poject. I also had to add one of the little Ranger Idea-ology fasteners shaped like a hanger.
That blue alphabet is part of our Naturals canvas alphabets and it comes in both upper and lowercase letters. It's so striking with the red Archival Ink. Again, cork is such a great surface for stamping like on the little star.
These Naturals burlap hearts are so stinkin' cute! I used some of the Tim Holtz stains to die the largest one and then stamped the sentiments on the other two with black Archival Ink and added a couple of the Idea-ology Memo Pins.
Ranger Ink Products:
Archival Ink in Black and Red
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fasteners
This particular sheet protector is by Becky Higgins and consists of 3x4 and 4x6 inch sleeves. There are many different manufacturers of these types of photo sleeves, but I chose Becky's because you can order them from Amazon.com Prime, which means I had them in 2 days, free shipping, not bad.
This is a long product list, but I have so much left in each package to keep going with the same themes...
Prizes: We are going to giveaway 2 big boxes of our Naturals on each Friday of the next two weeks (March 8th and 15th). Just leave a comment here on the blog and/or on our facebook (maybe do both just to be safe) to enter to win. Leave a comment each day and increase your chances.
AND we are giving away a set of stamps each day on each of our social sites: Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Leave a comment at each of those sites each day and increase your chances to win some of our amazing stamps.
Also, be sure to visit our friends at Ranger Ink on their facebook page. They have wonderful inspiration to share on their FB and blog each day. Check it out.
Don't forget... to use all of the inspiration from our Design Team to enter our Naturals Contest. See details HERE.
We'll be back next week with more projects. Have a great weekend and happy crafting!