August Guest Designer - Ginny Hughes
We are very happy to introduce our guest designer for the August release, Ginny Hughes. Ginny is a mother of five and an avid scrapbooker. We just love the way Ginny thinks outside the box with her projects. She makes us want to cut everything into circles it looks so good! Wait until you see what she did below.
But before we do that we asked Ginny a few questions about her scrapbooking history and her design aesthetic so we can all get to know her a little bit better.
How long have you been scrapbooking and what is your history with the craft?
I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years and I have tried just about everything! I have come to find that simple tends to be what I always come back to.
What are your favorite types of projects that you like to make?
This year pocket page scrapbooking has really clicked for me, I like the week to week documenting & the everyday life that is captured in those spreads. I have just recently discovered Travelers Notebooks and they are so much fun, but I will never turn my back completely on the 8.5x11 scrapbook layout, that was my go to for so many years and I still love it.
Do you like to scrapbook certain types of stories?
Again, it’s the everyday life & that has always been true for me since I first started way back when. I don’t lead a super exciting life and that is OK, we have plenty of adventures around the house with 5 kids.
What is your go to style of scrapbooking?
Cutting up patterned paper and stamping is my tried & true. I love to make something with the basic supplies.
What is your scrapbooking philosophy?
I scrapbook for me for sure. The creative outlet is a necessity in my life, it is my time to do what I want and I really try to feel no guilt, but that doesn’t always happen. Looking back on the memories makes my heart happy & sometimes a little sad for what was then, but I am so glad that I captured those moments.
We couldn't agree more Ginny, the creative outlet scrapbooking provides is a necessary and vital part of our creative lives. Seeing what you do with the most basic of supplies is so inspiring and we always look forward to seeing what you make.
Now its time to turn this over to Ginny to let her walk you thru the threee projects she made.
Hello all, I am really excited to be here this month! I created 3 projects and I would like to share them today.
First off is a spread in a Travelers Notebook, I am new to these little notebooks but they are quickly capturing my attention. I used the a combination of the Today Is stamp set, the Roosevelt alpha stamp set and the papers from the Take Care Travelers Notebook kit.
I used a circle punch and some stamps to make the embellishments and I think they are really fun, and not too bulky for the notebook.
The 2nd project is another Travelers Notebook spread using the Back to School mini kit. This time I included some pockets as well. Whenever I get a new notebook I remove the staples and disassemble the pages, for me I find that it is easier to work that way, and when I finish the notebook I will bind the book back together. In doing this I was able to put in a pocket page, this one was a 12x12 page protector with 4x4 pockets that I cut down to just 4 4x4 pockets, I will then have the other 2 pockets to play with later on in the notebook.
It was fun to do a comparison photo of my 2 oldest girls, my how they have grown!
My third and final project this month is a pocket page spread using the cards and stamps from the Yes monthly kit. This year I am using a 6x12 album and I have found this to be a great size for me, plenty of room to play but not too overwhelming and hard to keep up with. I LOVE the new Roosevelt alpha stamp set, it is a great size. I used the stamp set as the focal point and to tie the spread together.
Thank you so much for inviting me to play along this month & I can’t wait to see what you all make with these amazing kits!
Thank you so much for being our guest desinger Ginny! We loved what you did with this months kits and stamps. Make sure you check out Ginny's Instagram account to see more of what she creates, her feed is filled with great projects.