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03 Jun 2013

Times Up 08 with Stephanie

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Love that although Stephanie’s layouts are quick there’s still bits of layering and details so you don’t think about how fast it took her. Especially products like these fabric frames that come with the stapled banner and words at the bottom. Not to mention how easy stickers are to layer and embellish.
Tags are also a quick way to add journaling to your layouts.

Time to complete- 20 minutes

This layout was super easy to make. The only thing that took any time at all was distressing the edges of the big piece of patterned paper that I used as the base of the layout. Sidenote: I LOVE my Heidi Swapp edge distresser and I’m so sad they were discontinued!
I completed this entire layout in one chunk of time. It looks like it took more time because of the layering and clustering. This is such an easy way to add depth and detail to a layout! It looks way more time intensive and complicated than it really is.
I “hung” the tag through the “o” in the title for a fun detail. These cute canvas polaroid frames already come embellished with words and staples. Fussy cutting the right edge of the black/white chevron paper adds a fun detail as well.

Maggie Holmes PAPER, THICKERS, FABRIC FRAMES//Dear Lizzy stickers// AC Cardstock


23 Apr 2013

Times Up 07: You Are My Anchor with Stephanie

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One of my favorite things about this layout by Stephanie is the pop of turquoise and yellow/gold. Such a nice touch! -Lizzy

Hey y’all!

This is Stephanie and I’m here with another Time’s Up layout! This column has taken a whole new meaning to me the past few months. At first I thought it would be a fun challenge for me, and then I started realizing that breaking my creative time into chunks is a necessity if I want to get anything done.
This layout makes me so happy. I rarely have photos with my husband. We always have the best of intentions, but we run out of time. When we got a shot on our ten year anniversary, I just knew I had to use it on a layout. I coupled it with an Instagram photo of us from this past summer.

Time taken to complete layout- 35 minutes. Three ten minute chunks and a short chunk of five minutes.
First ten minutes- print photos. place chipboard heart over small photo and mat larger photo on patterned paper. trim left side of photo mat with pinking shears. tuck doily envelope on right side of larger photo. mist back of chevron card with color shine, set aside. layer doily, large photo, and anchor tag. adhere.

Second ten minutes- layer smaller photo on misted chevron card, adhere. cut strips of anchor washi and layer on left and right sides of page. place miniature doilies, anchors, and enamel dots on top of washi strips.
Third ten minutes- tuck tag and enamel dot under left photo. add date and details. add stickers and garland.
Final chunk of five minutes- add journaling. use 2 different sized pens to add visual interest.

Supplies used: patterned papers- Dear Lizzy; “You Anchor Me” paper- Glitz Design; Anchor washi tape, Anchor garland- Glitz Design; Chevron 4×6 card- Dear Lizzy; Chipboard anchors- Dear Lizzy; Enamel Dots- MME; Small Doilies- Greatest View ;Mint Green Color Shine- Heidi Swapp; Date Tag- Chic Tags; Chipboard Heart Frame- Crate Paper; Doily- Michael’s; Stickers- Dear Lizzy; Doily Envelope- Martha Stewart; Journaling Pens (medium tip, .03 tip)- Recollections

26 Mar 2013

Times Up 06: With Stephanie

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Time to complete- 20 minutes in (2) ten minute chunks.
1st 10 minute chunk- Adhere photo to doily, cluster items around bottom left of photo and top right of page.
2nd 10 minute chunk- string tags on ribbon, add embellishments and title to tags. finally, add journaling to left tag.This month’s layout is super simple. I just didn’t have time (as hard as I tried) to do something more intricate or fancy. But here’s what I’ve come to understand. I got this memory and story down and I did get to make a few embellishment clusters which satisfied my creative side. As my dad says…it is what it is. :) Hopefully next month I’ll have more creative time and I can add in more “chunks” for a more embellished page.-Stephanie

13 Mar 2013

Times Up 05 with Stephanie

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I love this Times Up article by Stephanie. She had a really busy couple weeks with her family and walks us through how she finished a page in six 5 minute chunks. How awesome that even when life is chaotic she makes time to document photos and life?!
I told you she was super mom! xo, Lizzy
Time to complete- 30 minutes in six  5 minute chunks.
Here’s how I made it work. First, all the papers and embellishments I used are from one line (Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm). This means I didn’t have to search for matching items. By using only one collection on your page…it all just “fits” without any muscle work.
Second- I chose photos from my “already printed” pile. Every few months, I order a couple hundred 4×6 prints from Snapfish. They sit in a pile on my desk and I use them when I don’t have time to print photos.
1st 5 minute chunk- Select photos, adhere to vellum. Trim vellum. Apply chipboard title to photos.Place heart clip and sticker to left of title.
2nd 5 minute chunk-Arrange embellishments so they “peek” around photo mat. doily under title,flower stickers on bottom right corner of photos and top right and  left corners of photos. Add enamel dots as embellishments to flowers.
3rd 5 minute chunk- Adhere “You make my heart sing” die cut card to paper from 6×6 pad. Place to right of photo mat, arrange doily so it is peeking out to right of title card.
4th 5 minute chunk- Scatter more embellishments. Add badge and arrow sticker, add subtitle using die cut banner
5th 5 minute chunk-Add star sequins (on pop dots), star stickers,and star rub-ons.Put enamel dots on star stickers.
6th 5 minute chunk- Journaling, quickly stamp phrases around page.

19 Feb 2013

Times Up 03 with Stephanie & Giveaway

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Time to complete- 40 minutes in three ten minute chunks
1st 10 minute chunk- select photos. Mat one 4×6 photo on patterned paper and frame other two using your favorite die cut/chipboard frames.
2nd 10 minute chunk-collage photos on background paper. Apply title to 4×6 photo.
3rd 10 minute chunk- journal on tag, place bow on tag,adhere tag to background paper.Lightly mist “2” die cut with gold shimmer mist and leave to dry.
4th 10 minute chunk- cluster embellishments in visual triangle.
Tip- I love the look of “scattering” sweet embellishments around my pages. Mini word stickers+brads+enamel dots=my favorite embellishment combination.

Supplies: patterned paper: Crate Paper (pink background,floral photo mat),  frames: Crate Paper, mini word stickers,enamel dots,label stickers:My Mind’s Eye,brads,circle embellishments-:Dear Lizzy, vellum banner:Crate Paper, journal tag: Dear Lizzy, bow: Dear Lizzy, ticket: Dear Lizzy, letter stickers: Dear Lizzy Thickers, pen: American Crafts precision pen

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Five Ways to Scrapbook Your Most Important Relationships taught by Stephanie Howell  
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About the Class: Learn to identify and treasure the relationships in your life, both big and small, while creatingauthentic and meaningful scrapbook layouts in five vital relationship categories. Above all, learn to share a little piece of your heart on every page you make. Stephanie Howell—a popular blogger, devoted Army wife, and busy mother of four youngdaughters (including twins)—welcomes you into her inspiring world in The Ties That Bind, her very first online class. As you connect with Stephanie’s stories, you’ll discover the importance of sharing pieces of yourself as you honor the people and ideals that have made you who you are. In this class, you’ll create the kinds of pages that you and your family will treasure all your lives. read rest of description here 

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30 Jan 2013

Times Up 02: with Stephanie

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Stephanie is back with another tip for how she gets her layouts done during her daughter’s naptime!


Time to complete– 20 minutes, broken into 2 days, 10 minutes each day.

Tip: I made a “kit” of my favorite Dear Lizzy,Basic Grey, and Crate Paper supplies. I picked various embellishments I liked, took them out of the package, and put them in a baggy. When it was time to get to work, I simply pulled embellishments from the bag and surrounded the photo with clusters of the embellishments. Clusters look like more work than they really are, it is an easy way to add visual interest to a layout if you have limited time.  –Stephanie