Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Color Me Happy

Welcome to the first monthly Club Scrap Blog Hop in 2017.
I hope you have arrived here via
and seen her wonderful projects.

I have focust this time on my new scrapbook for 2017
and made a front page and the first entry.
For making pages I absolutely love the ALSB -
assembly line scrapbooking - formula.
You find a great instruction video by Tricia here:

For my page I used page 5&6 from the instructions.
The first pages in my book are about ringing in
the New Year at my daughter's house with 
champagne and fireworks. The eldest grandson
came out of bed and enjoyed seeing the 
beautiful firework and going to bed late!

I always make the pages first as they are from the instructions.
Once I add my photo's I make some changes that fit my
personal need, like on the middle strip there was another
text. I typed mine on the computer and printed it
to fit on the strip after cutting it out.

Also the left image I changed. I turned it around and 
the white side was beter for the journaling I wanted to add.

For writing I used the free Beacon font that 
you can  download here.

On the other page I had to adapt the right colomn for
picture, for I had two larger ones. It still gives the same
 impression. I added some journaling on an extra piece 
of paper.

I love the font that comes with this kit.
This is printed and colored with some ink around the borders.

Here again the first page. I am sure you want to know
a little more about how I made this. It is made in a 
few layers.
The first layer is the background on 12x12 inch turquoise paper.
For this background I used the dragonfly stencil
that came with this kit. I used dark blue ink
that shades the stencil perfectly on the paper.

The 2nd layer is the yupo paper that is also in this kit.
With alcohol ink you make a wonderful colored paper. 
All about the technique you find here.

The 3rd layer is the cut out year (with number dies from
Stampin'Up!). I stamped the leaves on top of the 
turquoise paper in black and colored it with green
pencils. The white dots are made with Ranger
white distress spray.

The sentiment is one of the cut aparts that came with 
this kit and I am sure 2017 has lots of moment that
we will smile about!

For mor inspiration, I hope you hop over to
and see what she has come up with.

In case you lose your way, go to the main
and see all participants.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Annette said...

As always Hetty, you come up with brilliant ideas and your execution is just perfect.

Tricia Morris said...

I love to see those pages re-created and then customized to fit your needs. Looks like you had a fun New Year's celebration, and now it will be remembered!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Beautiful creations Hetty! I LOVE the brown/blue lo! The mix of the patterns is so lovely and that card rocks! Happy 2017!!!

Capescrapper said...

Hetty, more gorgeous artwork with this happy collection! Love it all!

Jill P said...

you did an amazing job

Cheryl Walker said...

Hetty your layouts are absolutely Beautiful!!! Love the design on them :)

Wendy Bellino said...

Hetty! Your projects are fabulous! I love how you disassembled the blue print on your first LO's, what a great background you created! I really like the fonts that came with the kit too, I used them in my project! Your yupo and stenciled dragonfly background is so artsy, now I've got to get inky with my stencil. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

Donna said...

Very pretty! The layouts are so awesome, I love your paper cutting on the first layout, unique!

Finding Your Niche said...

Love your Dragonfly 2017 cover. The pages are gorgeous! Beautiful use of the kit.

barbara macaskill said...

Vibrant, gorgeous and fun layouts! I really love the card though!!! The dragonflies are so pretty! TFS!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great start to the new year Hetty, and a great record of it too. Love the layout you have used and that grey and white paper - the stenciling on the front cover is wonderful :-)

Karen Wyngaard said...

Wow, Hetty, you were VERY productive!

Lisa D said...

I just love your work with the dragonfly stencil/mask, Hetty! I just can't seem to make mine look that good.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful photos and memories, beautifully set out with great journaling and colours.

jen t. said...

Gorgeous pages!!!

APeeling Crafts said...

Love this Hetty! Love how you cut the paper along the curve-nice detail!

Lilian said...

Beautiful projects!!! Don't you just love that dragonfly stencil? =)
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Kay Williamson said...

Your are always so creatively productive Hetty! Great pages of these wonderful memories!