Happy first day of May y’all! This Saturday is (inter) National Scrapbook Day and we here at KBS are tickled pink to help you get ready!
All week long we will be sharing amaaaaazing ideas from the KBS creative team. And to top it all off, there’s the week-long sale! If you’re looking for a great project to do on iNSD itself, check out the Weekend Workshop classes. They are the perfect project for a Saturday!
Today we are kicking off the Ideas portion with Miss Maggie and her incredible stamping skills! Take it away Maggie!
Hello, hello, everyone! Happy iNSD week!
Maggie here, with a look at how I document random photos. You know what I’m talking about, right? Random photos…those photos you love, but that don’t really have a story…those photos you want to scrap, but don’t necessarily want to spend a whole bunch of time on…you know…those.
Let me start by saying that, as I’ve gotten older, and as the kids have become busier and busier, I’ve started documenting differently. I’m more focused on just getting stuff done…more concerned about getting my photos printed and getting them on paper.
That’s why Kerri’s motto, “Keep it simple. Get is done.” is just perfect for me right now.
I recently took a photo of my boys outside their dentist’s office. I love it. LOVE. IT. It’s one of my very favorite photos of the two of them. But there’s no real story behind it. We weren’t at some major event, it wasn’t a holiday, there was nothing important going on. It was just a “hey, boys, jump up on that rock and let me take a photo” photo. We all have those, right?
So I documented this photo the way I’ve begun documenting all of these types of photos. In a photo journal. It’s a space for me to just pop in a picture, write a little something and be done.
For this photo, specifically, I typed a few lines on my typewriter, adhered them to my page and then just did a tad bit of decorating with some of Kerri’s amazing stamp sets.
To achieve the multi-colored look on the boys’ names, I simply stamped with one color and then rolled the edge of the stamp in a darker color and added it right on top of my original imprint. Easy peasy.
This page came together in about 20 minutes…with the majority of that time being spent deciding which color inks to use.
Sometimes keeping things simple is exactly what is called for…and I’m really good with that.
Thanks so much for taking a look!
Oh my goodness gracious….I am in love with how Maggie used her stamps!!! Those multi-toned ones? Wow! That is an awesome look!
You guys, the verdict–and the projects–are in.
It’s going to be one heck of a week of ideas!