Just finished this graduation cap topper for my cousin’s upcoming graduation ceremony from CSULB. I’m actually super happy with how it turned out! I’ve never been able to use paints decently so I was so scared to mess up. I really love how the colors worked together as well!
Slowly but surely trying to find the motivation and inspiration to tackle the mound of pictures I need to scrapbook. It’s been years since I’ve done any! I’m definitely rusty and most of the pictures just ended up going into a regular photo album because I just didn’t have the time.
I mostly want to take the time to get all of Giuliana and Gabriella’s pictures done. I know how it sucks to not have any pics from childhood so I want to make sure they have memories.
The last few times I’ve tried to sit down and scrapbook, it’s been so hard to find inspiration. I either didn’t have any cardstock or embellishments to work with, too indecisive, or mostly I was just unable to be creative.
I think hitting a creative block has got to be one of the hardest and most frustrating feelings. Ever notice that it always happens when you finally have a moment to sit down and actually devote a day to working on a project?!
I pretty much forced myself to sit down and not get up until I finished at least a page. I didn’t care if I ended up loving or hating it. I knew I just needed to at least get something in the page! It’s the only way to get better, and it’s the only way to start getting out of the creative block.
Overall, it’s OKAY. I wish I had some more cardstock with neat prints and designs rather than just plain colors.
I gave away so much of my scrapbook stuff when I did a clean sweep a couple of years ago so now I wish I still had some! I look forward to improving again and complete both of their scrapbooks this year!
Trying to tackle a few scrapbook pages this month. My pictures have piled up so much over the years so I want to take advantage of having a little (a lot!) more free time. It’s also so nice to have a Cricut now (thanks boo!😘) so I can actually make die cuts and embellishments. After all, that stuff costs way too much to buy all the time!
I’m loving all of the different images and cartridges available! I decided to start with a Monsters Inc. page. I was trying to put off purchasing any extra Cricut tools, but I’ve realized the spatula really helps keep the cardstock from breaking/curling when removing from the cutting mat.
I’m also waaaay too lazy to replace the different colors after each layer is cut! I’m sure most experienced users already do this, but a nice tip is to arrange the layers on the mat so that you can fit as many different colors on a single mat.
I love seeing the assembled die cuts! So cute! Can’t wait to start on the scrapbook page and cross some more crafts off the to do list.
So incredibly excited for my new Cricut Explore Air!! As with most people, I’ve wanted a Cricut since FOREVERRRR, but I never could/would for many reasons. My wonderfully amazing boyfriend knows how much I love crafting, and gifted it as an early birthday present. I really want to open up an Etsy shop at some point, and this will definitely help take it to the next level! 🤗 I’m super intimidated by it, but I can’t wait to try it out for the first time! If anyone has any tips or tricks for a beginner, please share!