Monday, February 20, 2012

2012 Scrapbook Trend #5: Chalkboard

Hi everybody! It's been a while since I posted one of my 2012 Scrapbook Trend projects. I kinda got stuck on this one, which is chalkboard. I was actually really excited to try it out, but then had a really hard time finding a way to fit it into a layout. I think this trend would be perfect for a back to school project, or labeling. Lots of fun uses for the new chalkboard paper. I wanted to show how it could be used in a layout, and that is where I got held up. Either way, I incorporated it into this layout of a photo taken at a surprise party we held for my mom's 60th birthday. She's a teacher, so the chalkboard did fit...kindof, lol! Here is the project:
I used this week's sketch over at SOUS for the layout design. The actual chalkboard paper is from DCWV- they actually have a whole line of chalkboard paper pads, so if you want to give it a shot I would recommend them. They have different size stacks, as well as different colors, and the paper was not too heavy- I easily cut out this blurb shape from Plantin Schoolbook with my Cricut. I tried writing on the chalkboard with an actual piece of chalk, and it worked fine, I just didn't like my handwriting with the chalk. So I rubbed the chalk dust onto the paper (so you could see it was a 'chalkboard') and then wrote the actual text with a white galaxy pen from American Crafts. It still looks like chalk, right?
I cut the rosettes from the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge. I got this cart for Christmas, but have been sitting on it. I finally pulled it out a few projects ago and have used it 3 times since! I have been loving it! For the middles I cut balloons from Create a Critter. I used my Zig glue pen to adhere some trendy twine for the balloon string, and tied a bow.
I cut one more balloon to add next to the title. I wanted to make it clear that this was a birthday page, even though it might look like just a family photo :)
Make sure and stop by tomorrow for 2012 Scrapbook Trend #6- Doilies!

Supply List:
Cardstock: Colorbok
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Chalkboard Paper: DCWV
Cartridges used: Simply Sweet (title) Ribbons and Rosettes (Rosettes) Create a Critter (Balloons) Plantin Schoolbook (blurb)
Bakers Twine: My Craft Spot
Brads: Basic Grey

Challenge Entered:
Stuck on you Sketches - Sketch


  1. Heather, I'm in love with this layout! The bright colors are so cheery! Rosettes are gorgeous! Great always! SMiles, Jill

  2. What a cheery page .. lots of great stuff going on with the rosettes and cute little chalkboard. I've seen that paper but haven't any yet. So glad that you could use our sketch! Awesome interpretation! Hope to see you back!

  3. Well cool!
    This is a very fun page and I really enjoyed checking
    out your blog! Cuteness!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week, I appreciate
    it! Have a good one!

  4. I have a couple of pads of this but wasn't sure what to use on it in my scrapbooks- thanks for sharing.

  5. What a fun take on our sketch and yes, it does look like chalk..LOL Loving your rosettes, must look into that cartridge cause it looks like a lot of fun..
    thnx for playing along with us girls..

  6. Very cool page, thans for playing with us! S.O.U.S has great sketches!

  7. Cute layout!! Love the bright colors and the rosettes!! I've not ever used the chalkboard paper, but love the way yours turned out!!! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS!! Hugs!!

  8. I love the bright colors too and those rosette flowers! Thanks for playing with us at SOUS