Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our October 2019 Guest Designer post.
Our Guest Designer is no stranger to Altenew! She was part of the very first Altenew Scrapbook DT and we adore her so much that we just had to invite her again as a Guest Designer (in case you missed it, she was our Guest Designer last February 2019)! Patricia Roebuck's layouts and TN are always vibrant and oozing with yummy colors! Don't believe us? Head over to her Instagram feed and see for yourself!
Get to know Patricia!
Hello everyone, I am Patricia Roebuck! I live in Louisiana with my husband, 10-year old daughter, and two cats. We were in the process of adopting our daughter from China back in 2007 when I started scrapbooking. Sometimes I enjoy getting messy with paints or mixed media and other times I crave a nice clean design. I love the creative process as well as the documenting process.
My current favorite way to document is using a Traveler's Notebook or in small pockets, but I really love to stamp and create cards as well. I've always been a fan of Altenew’s style and have missed being a part of their first Scrapbooking team. I left designing for teams to create exclusively for a direct sales company for two years, but I am so excited to be back and involved in the creative community again. I'm extremely honored and grateful to be guesting here at Altenew a second time!
Let's check out Patricia's projects!
Altenew's Remember the Day Creativity Kit inspired all of my projects that I will be sharing with you today. Focusing first on the Journal Card Builder Die, I created Traveler’s Notebook pages for my TN pockets. I really enjoy creating in both a pre-made TN or for TN pockets. The first thing I want to do is create a unique background for the left side of my TN using the Journal Card Builder Die.
“Happy Moments” Traveler’s Notebook
Your die-cutting machine will show recipes either on the platform or online of how to emboss with dies. I started by angling the Journal Card Builder die along the bottom and top for the left side of my TN. This creates a great place to then die-cut cards from the Live Your Dream 12×12 Paper Set using the same die and adhering them along with my embossing. This gives me the texture of the embossing and the patterned paper, providing a unique frame for my photo in the center.
For the right side, I used another piece of white cardstock, but this time using the Scallop Builder Stencil from the kit along with Crimson, Rocky Shore, Autumn Blaze, and Desert Night Crisp Dye Inks applying them using a small brush applicator.
I used the Journal Card Builder Die again to cut from the Live Your Dream 12×12 patterned paper to type my journaling. Using the same ink colors, I stamped out images from the Remember This and Journal Card Builder stamp sets, using the coordinating die for the flowers and leaves. Then I applied those onto the left side.
Next, I added a large title using the Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veneers from the creativity kit, then added stamping onto my journaling card on the right, finishing it with another wood veneer.
“Sweet” Traveler’s Notebook and Pocket Page
My Life Crafted Traveler’s Notebook and 6×8 Albums accommodate both my TN and 6×8 Pockets. So I’ve been playing with mixing up these two formats to fit in either of my albums. For this project, I am using a full-size 6×8 pocket page with 2 3×4, and one 4×6 pocket, and one full-size Traveler’s Notebook page.I picked my photos with the intention of using some of the days of the week stamps from the Remember This Stamp Set. These stamps are an essential set for anyone documenting weekly pocket page spreads. After my photos were picked, I then selected papers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection Paper Set.
For my full TN page, I first created a pattern that resembles the chessboard using the smallest Altenew Acrylic Block and Jet Black Ink, then I added my stamping in shades of browns or tans using Sand Dunes and Paper Bag inks. You can see from the video, I tend to go back and forth a bit to balance both sides, especially when doing pockets like this. And while trying to create balance with the four original photos, the Journal Card Builder Die inspired me to create a hinge to still include the additional photo, but under another card, so I could then create a more balanced spread.
On the right side, I switched out some of the papers, but my main thought is I typically don’t want too much of the exact same side by side. For example, the patterned paper card in the first pocket breaks up the solid cardstock from the card I created to the right of it. In the 4×6 pocket, the smaller flower pattern paper under the woodgrain creates balance with the large flowers on my journal card, the 3×4 pattern paper card, the background on the left, and the brown/tan ink I have used.
I also trimmed small squares to add to my left side to bring some of those colors and texture from that same 3×4 patterned paper card I have on the left, top pocket. I now have a nice flow and balance to both sides. To finish, I added the Sweet Hearts Wood Veneers, Pocketful of Sunshine Enamel Dots, and more stamped images in blue ink colors.
“Love” Mini Album
One of the first things the Journal Card Builder Die inspired me to do was create an accordion mini album. You can see from the video how easy it is to create a quick album using this set. All I did was use the leftover flowers and images I had previously stamped to add to each page.
I used a variety of patterned papers, acetate, and cardstock for my cards, leaving them as is or adding the Journal Card image or the stencil and inks to them. I was away at a crop while completing all of these projects. My photos for the first two projects were picked out, but I had to wait until I got home to add photos to this mini-album.
All of these photos were already printed, which made me think how cute this would be to create several of these using various photos to give to family or friends. So simple and quick to make.
So grateful to be guesting here at Altenew again. I had a blast creating with the Remember the Day Creativity Kit and hope this gives you some ideas and ways to use it. Enjoy and happy creating!
These projects are so pretty and super creative – we can't believe you just used one Creativity Kit for all of them! Comment below and tell us which of Patricia's projects caught your eye. Thank you so much for being our October Guest Designer, Patricia! We are looking forward to having you again!