Guest Designer Ida Rosberg

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! We hope our U.S. friends had a great Thanksgiving holiday yesterday, and that you all enjoy your weekend. Today we’re thrilled to have guest designer Ida Rosberg join us with an adorable mini album she made with the High Five collection and the Photo Sleeve Fuse!

 

I’m so excited to be a guest designer on the blog and I will share a mini album I created using the High Five collection and the fantastic Fuse tool! The High Five collection was a perfect match to my photos from a trip me and my daughter made this summer. It was a typical Swedish summer… cold and rainy!

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The album is a mix between regular pages and pocket pages. Here is one example of a regular page. I just love the mix of the yellow and the blue.

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I made a lot of different pocket pages for my mini. Some for just one 4*6 inch photo and some for two photos. I also added some flip pockets to add interest! The tabs on the side of the pockets to show where there is more to see!

The holes are punched with the crop-a-dile. Easy peasy!

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Social Media Links:

Pinterest: iddypop
Blog: http://iddypop.wordpress.com/
Instagram: @iddypop
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iddypop
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Bio:

My name Ida Rosberg and I’m from Sweden. I live outside of Stockholm with my husband, dog and three year old daughter. For as long as I can remember I have been crafting and about ten years ago I started to make cards for Christmas and birthdays. Then I found scrapbooking and loved it. I started with a few albums… but wanted more photos per page. Project life was perfect! Today I mix project life with traditional layouts. The main reason I like scrapbooking is because it calms me down and makes me peaceful. It makes me focus and forget about everything around me… Another big reason is because it focuses on the positive sides of life! I often scrap happy moments and photos of people I love… and also, it’s great to have so many memories documented!

 

Favorite We R Product:

The fuse tool (of course)!

 

Favorite Paper-crafting tip:

Take time to look back at your old albums and layouts (or cards)! The thing about documenting your memories is to help you remember. And layouts you weren’t happy about when you made them often looks better some months (years) later. It can also be good to show someone else, family or friend. Family and friends are often less critical than you are about your work!

Guest Designer Audrey Petit

Today we’re so happy to have another guest designer, Audrey Petit, who’s sharing some projects for our final day of Baby Week. First, take a minute to get to know more about Audrey, and then enjoy her beautiful projects below. You’re going to love what she’s created!

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Hello All! My name is Audrey Pettit. I live in Cary, North Carolina and have two wonderful kiddos, Peter and Nicole. I started scrapbooking and card-making about fifteen years ago after being invited to a friend’s house for a stamping party. That party opened my eyes to a whole new world of paper-crafting, and I have never looked back. I currently design for Sizzix and Therm O Web. And just this past year, I opened up a little online shop called AudOnes Prims, where I sell my own handcrafted primitive and folk art creations.

Website: http://audreypettit.wordpress.com
AudOnes Prims Shop: http://audreypettit.wordpress.com/shop
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/audreypettit/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audreypettit/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audrey.e.pettit

Favorite WeR Product:
I love the tools! One of my top favorites has to be the envelope punch board.


Projects:


Hello Pretty Baby Gift Set

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This week is baby week here on the We R Memory Keepers blog, and so today I have a sweet and girly baby gift set to share with you, made with the adorable new Flower Girl collection.


Hello Pretty Baby Card

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I am a huge fan of creating scenes for the focal point on my card designs. For my Hello Pretty Baby card, I made a fun garden party scene using a mix of Accent Stickers and die cuts from the Ephemera Pack. Foam adhesive between the layers helps add definition between all the pieces and adds a sense of depth to the scene. The sentiment was made using a combination of a die cut banner and a second banner fussy cut from the patterned paper. I added a simple baby word stamp from the stash to complete the scene. I think this card is so cute for a new baby gift, or would work great for a baby shower, too.

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I think my favorite pieces from the Flower Girl collection have got to be the adorable ducks I used on my tag. Absolutely love them, and since I had used some birds on the card, I noticed a theme starting. I do love animals on baby projects. To keep the set looking cohesive, I decided to repeat some of the same elements from the card. So once again, I created a fun little scene for the tag using die cuts and stickers, pulling in some of the flowers and papers from the card.

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You Look So Cute Gift Box

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Since I had used adorable die cut birds on my first two projects, of course I had to add one final bird to the gift packaging to complete the set. For this fun pillow box package, I recycled some old plastic packaging for the base, and dressed it up with matching papers and tag. It’s really easy to slip a piece of patterned paper inside the clear box, and a simple belly band sleeve keeps everything closed. Then just tie up your package with ribbon and a fun hang tag. So quick and easy. And I love how everything coordinates.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Guest Designer Diane Payne

Hello everyone! My name is Diane Payne and I reside in Texas with my husband, Tim, and our two kids. In addition to being a wife and mom, I am a flight attendant, a scrapbooker, a fan of all crafty things and an avid scrapbooker. I love traveling, drinking coffee and hanging out with my family.

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I have been scrapbooking since I’ve been married but really got into scrapbooking, as we know it today, when my kids were born. I love creating colorful, whimsical layouts with typed journaling and machine stitching.

Favorite WRMK Product: Magnetic Cutting Mat. It stays on my desk and is used for every single paper crafting project.

Favorite scrapbooking/paper craft tip: If you can have a dedicated craft space, place your tools, like your sewing machine and die cutters where they are easily accessible. This is a must for me…if it is difficult for me to get to I won’t use it.

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Acetate is a fun and versatile element in paper crafting and I loved the combination of gold, silver and black acetate sheets in the Clearly Posh collection. It was perfect for creating a grid layout with pops of green and red that allowed my photo to really stand out!

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When creating cards, 6×6 paper pads are perfect for smaller scale designs. On this card, I used the confetti transparency from the 6×6 paper pad and added some cut out circles from the same 12×12 design to create more dimension and visual interest to my card.

 

Supplies: Clearly Posh collection

 

Guest Designer Nicole Harper

Hello, WeR fans!! Nicole Harper here to share a few quick ideas on how I use the Albums Made Easy system in different ways…I really can’t speak highly enough of the We R quality and designs!!
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I started with the We R page protector that has (4) 4×6 pockets and (3) 4×4 pockets. That top right card jumped out at me from the Memo card set, so I just added some gold spray ink and several of the brand new Enamel Shapes from WeR. LOVE the variety of shapes/colors/sizes all in one package!!

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I am a big fan of the 3×4 Kraft envelopes that come in the card sets…I slipped one into a 4×6 pocket next to a photo I printed at 3×4. I love mixing up what goes into the pockets, and encourage you to think outside the box a bit when using them. Don’t feel that you have to use a 4×6 card or photo in a 4×6 pocket…by doing what I did here, it adds so many more combinations to your page protectors, and keeps your album looking fresh. 🙂

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On the green card with the journal lines, I wanted an added bit of color…so I trimmed one of the other cards in the set to fit along the bottom and added some detail between the two with stitching. The star was punched from some of the We R 12×12 Washi Sheets, and I really like the subtlety of the Washi layered on top of the card.

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The die cut card sets are an added bonus to each line, but I didn’t need one that was 4×6. I trimmed it down to 4×4 to fit the pocket and felt like it still needed ‘something’. After stamping a VersaMark ink pad all over the ‘take note’ card and then sprinkling gold embossing powder on top, it ended up being just perfect. Again, one more reminder to not be afraid to switch the cards up to work for the specific project you are working on.

Thanks to WeR for having me as a guest today…stay tuned for more ideas/projects using the Albums Made Easy products!!