Friday, May 25, 2012

Decorating With Scrapbook Pages

I just wanted to share what I made with the scrapbook pages I created with My Memories digital scrapbooking software.   I used the Heart & Home Album Template.  I love that you can do several sizes and I chose to make the pages 8x8. What I really love about the album templates is that you have access to all of the papers and embellishments separately so you can use them as you wish.  I removed some of the page elements and added my own WORDart. 

I wanted to make something for my son and his wife to show off their little family.  I started making an album then thought they would look really great hanging on their wall.  I didn’t want to just frame them, so I decided to get a little more creative. 

scrapbook page block 1

I purchased a 1x12x4 in. board at Lowe’s--which actually is only about 11 inches wide—and cut it into 4 pieces the same size as the width to make them square. I only used three of them (I’ll share what I did with the other one later.)  I dry brushed some off-white paint onto the boards, distressed them and wiped on a coat of wipe-on poly. 

scrapbook page block 2

I printed the pages with my inkjet printer, so I sprayed them with fixative to keep the ink from running and coated them with three coats of matte Mod Podge with a foam brush for protection. This also adds a really nice finish.  I painted first vertical, then horizontal and then vertical again, because I like the cross-hatch look it gives.

scrapbook page block 3

I didn’t want the pages to be permanent so we could update them if we chose, so I just adhered them to the boards with upholstery tacks I found at Hobby Lobby in the home décor fabric section.  I nailed sawtooth hangers to the back and they were finished.

I absolutely love the way these came out and so did they.  I plan to make some for my daughter's room with the Teen Dreams album template.  It has a Paris theme that will be perfect for her room.

I am giving away one My Memories software to one of my readers, click here to enter.  The winner will be drawn and announced on May 29th, so you still have time.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a fantastic weekend.



Jennifer said...

Absolutely incredible! I love each of your pages and then the incredible way that you've displayed them! I'm not into digital scrapbooking myself...too much time on the computer, but I love how much you can do with it!

Gemiel said...

Karen, I just love your wall hangings!! Your son's home will be blessed with your beautiful art. Can't wait to see what you did with the 4th board. Your son has a beautiful family.

kiwimeskreations said...

These are beautiful, Karen and I am sure they will be treasured.

Christine said...

Thank you for the scriptures you so beautifully convert to word art. I like to make cards to encourage others and your work is a treasure!

This is a great project, and it's wonderful that the photos can be changed. Thank you for sharing your work and the software.

Teresa Arsenault said...

These are great, Karen. I am so glad to see how much fun you are having with your My Memories software.
Blessing hugs,

Scrapping Julie said...

this is such a wonderful gift. beautifully done. and a beautiful family too

Shelly said...

These are fabulous, Karen! So beautiful and a very special gift. I like the way you made them so that the pictures can be changed out. Great idea!!!