It's The Everyday That Counts

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Happy Tutorial Thursday! Today we have a fabulous tutorial showing how to create a stunning layout from an everyday kind of photo! Riikka is filled with creative information, and she's an amazing teacher, so make sure you watch the video as she shares lots of tips and tricks!

"The idea behind this layout was to document the everyday, something so non-glamorous as brushing teeth. Usually I scrapbook occasions and mile stones like first bike ride, holiday or birthday, or something equivalent. But, like the title of the page goes, it’s the everyday that really counts." ~ Riikka

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For an everyday theme I chose to go with a jean blue color scheme and tried to add time reflecting elements to the page. I used a clock stamp, calendar sticker, and used canvas alpha to write weekdays to the background as a design element. If you want to see how I created the page, please see the video below. I also gathered a couple of tips for you if you are new to scrapbooking. Video link:    

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Tip 1: Let the color rule. A fool proof way to make the layout look cohesive is to use a color scheme throughout the page. Use the color scheme to pick the papers, embellishments, and maybe even the photo, too. Or choose a main color from the photo and go from there. You can mix different collections and elements, but everything will go together, ruled by the color.

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Tip 2: Something under, something on top. To tie the photo to the page easily, add something on top of the photo and something under. And that doesn’t always have to be something grand, a paperclip or two will do the trick wonderfully!

Tip 3: Clip it to fit it. Out of alphas? I always run out of Es. Bring in the scissors or use your imagination! Usually you can change a letter to another with some cuts or just by flipping it around – like a 3 for an E.  

Tip 4: Use your handwriting. No one writes like you do. Your handwriting is unique and a part of you. You may not like the way your handwriting looks now, but you’ll cherish those pages later as it makes the pages more personal. If you don’t want to show your handwriting on the front, use a tag or journal and add to the back of the page.

p r i m a  p r o d u c t s

848262 – Amelie Rose Dotty 12x12,  994181 – Santorini 8x8 Pad,  994198 – Santorini 3x4 Journaling Cards,  992729 – St. Tropez 6x6 Pad,  595517 – Zella Teal Chipboard,  595562 – Zella Teal Rubber Shapes , 595555 – Zella Teal Puffy Stickers , 597733 – Havana Decorative Tapes,  593599 – MPP Stickers Travel,  961466 – Clear Gesso, 589318 – Color Philosophy ink Midnight Blue,  586781 – Color Philosophy permanent ink Chat Noir,  573898 – Color Bloom Cobalt Mist,  562854 – Uppercase Canvas Alphabet Stickers Engraver,  562939 – Canvas Alphabet Stickers Engraver,   961268 – Honeycomb stencil,  961893 – Messy stamp,  992330 – Wild and Free cling stamps,  570453 – IOD Sugar Dots

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Here's a great challenge! Choose one, not-so-exciting event that happens in your house everyday and just snap a photo, get it on a layout, and write down a few silly or serious things that evolve around it. From doing the dishes, to making breakfast, folding laundry, or brushing your teeth...those can really be life-changing moments when your kids open up to you, or your sweetie and you just support and help one another. It really is the little things that sometimes lead to the bigger things in life!


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