Guest Designer Kasi

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Hi, my name is Kasi.  I’m from sunny Southern California and have been scrapbooking for about three years now.  I am so excited to be guest designing for We R Memory Keepers.  I use and love many of We R’s products and am so honored to have this opportunity!

I used We R’s Chalkboard Collection for my project today.

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The background cardstock is 12″x12″.

I used three strips of coordinating cardstock measuring about 1/2″ each in width and 12″ in length as the border on the left, one of which was cut in a scallop design.

The top right has been folded over and fastened with a snap using the We R Memory Keepers Cop-a-dile.

The 5″x6″ picture showcased in the layout is a placed on a 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ piece of distressed patterned polka dot cardstock, also part of the Chalkboard collection.

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Below and above the picture I  pieces of patterned cardstock each cut into a scallop design.  Each lower layer varies in size and width between 1″-2″ in width and 8″-11″ in length.  The top layers are thin and measure up to 7″ in length and 1/2″ in width.

I clustered the elements on the left.  The “You & Me” sentiment and the large heart are both elements from the Chalkboard collection.  I used the Crop-a-dile once again to attach a pink eyelet for the twine to run through the top of the heart.  The butterfly is layered for dimension.  The chevrons were cut from one of the sheets of patterned paper from the collection.  I also used We R’s Sew Easy to sew a little zig zag detail using twine at the bottom of the page as my finishing touch.

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Guest Designer Stephanie Bryan

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I’m Stephanie and I live in North Carolina with my husband and two adorable children. I love all things creative and have a slight obsession with paper and photography.  It’s safe to say that I play with paper way more than any adult should!!   My style is simple, but classic with occasional fun pops of color. As of January this year, I found a love of recording memories through traditional scrapbooking after taking a class at Studio Calico. I currently serve on the Design Teams for Glitz Design, Chic Tags, Elle’s Studio, Jot Magazine, write.click.scrapbook, Gossamer Blue, My Mind’s Eye and Color Combos Galore. I am so excited to be a guest designer with We R Memory Keepers today!  Thank you all so much for having me!!  I am so in love with the Chalkboard collection and had so much fun playing around with all of the papers and tags!!  I love the contrast in colors!

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I was immediately drawn to the “Collage” paper from the Chalkboard collection.  I loved how it was layered with all the beautiful pastel colors, as well as the pops of black!  To add a little texture and dimension to my layout, I trimmed out each row and then spaced them some on my white card stock.  I sewed them into place and gently lifted the top and bottom edges for some depth.  Then I layered my picture onto several pieces of patterned paper from the collection and finished my layout with the “so lovely” tag and my journaling.

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This layout began with the picture of my sweet son and the “i love us” tag.  I created several layers using tissue paper, vellum and a few different papers from the Chalkboard collection and tied them together with some twine.  I added the “i love us” tag slightly over my smaller photo to help draw attention to my son and the beautiful tag.  I finished this layout with a few drops of paint to break up the white background. stephaniebryan_iloveus

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