My Scrapbook Resume

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Clique Kits August Pep Rally

Hello, and welcome to Clique Kits August pep rally! 

You should be coming from Donna's blog. This month is my favorite kind of challenge- anything goes. It's nice and easy for the summer time. 

While summer is sadly coming to an end, this layout is about the very beginning of summer when Sam began his first job. That first day of work sure tuckered him out. But he went back everyday, and he is already talking about it again for next summer. As a parent, I am proud of him choosing to work this summer.  In the long list of things to teach your kids before they leave you, I feel like I can look at "work ethic," and know that he is on his way. 

I used the main kit and some paper add one for this simple layout, and I used my silhouette for the title. I loved this kit, and now I am looking forward to the next one!

Next stop is Kim's blog! Have fun!
Here is the full line up:
Aliza (That's Me!)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Write.Click.Scrapbook. Time

Yes, everyone. It's the moment you have been waiting for. The moment that I reveal my latest layout for Write.Click.Scrapbook's July gallery!

The theme this month is "seven," since we are heading into the seventh month of the year. So, I decided to use seven photos. I used a similar strategy as I did in my most recent post, which included 6 photos. I arranged them in a grid. Printed them all out, and then treated it all like one big photo. Super fast and easy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Clique Kits Pep Rally!

Hello and Welcome to Clique Kits' June Pep Rally! You should be coming here from Kim's blog. The challenge this month is to use at least three photos on your layout. I am a good rule follower, so I did just that. In fact, I included 6. To make life easier for myself, I arranged my 6 photos in a grid, using photoshop elements, and I printed out the whole grid. In that way, even though I incuded 6 photos, I was able to treat all those photos as 1 large element. 

See what I mean?


This is the only travel themed layout I have made with the June kit, despite the kits' many themed items. I love the embellishments on this layout, and they support my story perfectly.

And, here is a little design tip that I once learned (and it was kind of eye opening for me). When I arranged my photos for printing, I made sure that the people were facing inwards, so that they would not lead  the eye off the page. Who knew?

So, onward to the rest of the blog share with you! Nest stop is Sandy.

And here is the full line up:


Sunday, June 7, 2015

June Challenge at Clique Kits

Hello! Clique Kits' June challenge is now live. It's anything goes, so any project will do. You can link up here until June 30th.

I am super excited for my project here, because I got to use the cute little deer that came in the kit. I know that deer, along with pineapples and flamingos, have been trendy for some time. But I can be a little slow about things like that. However, here it fit perfectly, because I have photos of actual deer. Go, me.

Here are a few details to go along with this month's challenge:

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges.
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times.
  • Link up your projects by June 30th, 11:55 pm CST.
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up.
  • Create any type of project.
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post.
As always, you can get 10% off anything in the Clique Kits store using the code ALIZA10.

Good luck!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Clique Kits and Waffle Flower Craft Blog Hop

Hi, and  welcome to the Clique Kits and Waffle Flower Crafts blog hop! Hop along and comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning a fabulous prize pack!

 I am not by nature a huge stamper. Mostly because I'm too chicken to stamp directly onto a layout. What if it doesn't come out all the way? What if I need to move it over?! So when I do stamp, I am most likely to use stamps on a separate piece of paper, so I can cut out the image and put it where I need it to go. Which is exactly what I did here using Waffle Flower Craft's circle doily stamp set. I love the way it turned out. I used clear Versa Mark embossing ink, and then embossing powder. Each time  I poured off the excess powder, I gasped at how pretty the image looked. Like, literally gasped.  

Everything else on this layout is from the June Clique Kit, which happened to coordinate smurfingly  with the stamps.  

Thanks for hopping by here! Here is the full line up for the blog hop.
Aliza Deutsch -THAT'S ME!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Write.Click.Scrapbook June Gallery

Hi! It's ahrd to believe it is June already, though I am not complaining. I am excited for summer.

This month's gallery theme over at Write.Click.Scrapbook, is "inspired by year 6." Which mean I got to look at everything from the past year at WCS, and choose a project that inspired me. I did not have to go too far back to find this layout by Marnie.

I love how clean and simple it is. It actually took a little work to keep mine simple too.  I am accustomed to adding more and more to my layouts, so I had to break the habit. I love the way it came out, so I'm glad I did the work. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Learning Something New

Since I am trying to slowly crawl my way back into the blogging world, it means that I have lots of projects that I have yet to share here.

Like April's Write.Click.Scrapbook gallery project. This month is mini madness, which gave me an excuse to try out one of those adorable 4x4 We R Memory Keepers albums. I have long admired all the gorgeous pocket paged scrapbooking out there, but have not been able to successfully implement it myself. I find myself uncomfortable with the format, which make me give up pretty quickly, and I head back to my good ole' 12x12 paper.  But when a new format or technique is a challenge, I have always found it easier to start small. When it come to pocket page albums, 4x4 is about as small as it gets. I also kept the journaling to just the first page, which gave me one less thing to think about in the later pages. Without worrying about journaling, I had a little more brain space to practice making pocket pages look pretty. There were also times in the making of this album, where I felt like I was just copying other people's style. I decided I was okay with that too, because imitation is a great way to learn. I encourage my preschool children to learn from their peers, so I figured I should give myself the same permission.

While the format and the style is all a little new to me, the subject matter, that is my family and our love for sitting on the couch  is something that I am quite familiar with.