Good Times Together- Layout Tutorial

Recently I was contacted by a very nice Russian friend and she asked me if I wanted to be a guest designer on their blog. Their blog showcases many different types of arts and she wanted me to teach some scrapbooking techniques in the form of a tutorial to their followers.
The idea is to make a scrapbook album about travel and showcase 1-2 layouts a month on their blog
Although a lot of their members are amateur scrappers I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me to teach them about my favorite art.
I decided to scrapbook a few of my pictures from our recent trip to Florida.
I have a series of beach pictures of my kids so I will showcase layouts using these pictures in the next few months.

This is an ongoing project and the winner of this project challenge gets a fantastic prize.
Check out their blog for details.


Here is the first one and a Build a Page tutorial on how I made it.
I used the left over circles from the 2 Crafty Crazy Circle frame. I think I used this frame in 3-4 different layouts as its so versatile.

I used 7 Dot Studios papers for this layout. 


I used 2 different Shimmerz sprays to enhance the colors of the 7 dots paper.


I used this layout to enter a challenge at 7 Dots Studio. the challenge is to use cool colors on a project. I’ve used cool colors for a beach layout.


I used a 6×6 Crafter’s Workshop Template along with some Martha Stewart Textured effect to add polka-dots to the layout.


Here are some close-ups of the final product

Materials Used:
Papers: 7 Dots Studio
Flowers: Recollections, Petaloo, Colorbok, 
Flowers: Prima, Webster’s Pages
Leaves: Prima
Gesso, cheese cloth
Crafter’s Workshop template
2 Crafty chipboard
Martha Stewart textured paste
Thank you so much for visiting my today and how they say in Russian
(I only know a few words in Russian and this one is one of them)

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  • Reply Lean de Ruiter February 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    wonderful page and tutorial…thanks!

  • Reply Sandi Smith February 10, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Wow…this is stunning Keren…love it so much!

  • Reply juscrap February 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Wow! This page is wonderful Keren! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. xoxo

  • Reply Jud February 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Keren, I love it! You used my favorites colors on this beautiful LO.
    Great tutorial!

  • Reply Lynn February 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Gorgeous colors Keren and your tutorial is just fabulous!

  • Reply Irina Gerschuk February 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    So beautiful! And thnx for the tutorial))))

  • Reply Gayle Price February 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Your page is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Amarilys February 10, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    what a gorgeous layout Keren! Love the texture and all the layers. Beautiful color palette and gorgeous picture!

  • Reply L. Akins February 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Gorgeous layout!

  • Reply Lee-Anne Thornton February 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  • Reply Julie Tucker-Wolek February 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee how you created that background, the colors, the flowers….and love love love that photo!!! Congrats on being their guest!! Well deserved!!!!

  • Reply SoniaSilva February 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Muito lindo. Obrigada por compartilhar.

  • Reply MARILYN February 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    BELLO, BELLO!!! I love it!!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial. Love the background. Gorgeous work Keren!!!

  • Reply butterfly February 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Really gorgeous layout, Keren – and a great tutorial – so clear, and lots of lovely pics – thank you!!
    Alison x

  • Reply Marília Lopes February 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Wow…wow…wow!!!!Amazing Keren!!!

  • Reply Shona February 10, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    so so gorgeous love the yummy background 🙂

  • Reply yyam February 11, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Beautiful page Keren. Love how you created it. Gorgeous on being guest designer!

  • Reply Lizzyc February 11, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Well done on your guest DT.. this layout is really beautiful and thank you for sharing the step by step.. your layouts always look so detailed and when you break it down like this is wonderful to see how they layout comes together.. I am sure you will help and inspire many new scrappers to grow and have fun with scrapping!!

  • Reply MichelleMc February 11, 2013 at 12:57 am

    So gorgeous! Love the background! Thanks for sharing the tut!

  • Reply Kelly Foster February 11, 2013 at 2:25 am

    What a beautiful beachy page!! Great tutorial!!

  • Reply Juliana February 11, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Just gorgeous! Love the fun details and the tutorial was wonderful!!!

  • Reply Helen Tilbury February 11, 2013 at 5:50 am

    How gorgeous Keren! Totally love this page and fantastic tutorial!!

  • Reply Denise van Deventer February 11, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Beautiful layout Keren and love all the gorgeous blooms and details! Simply stunning!

  • Reply Lizzy Hill February 11, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Incredible mix of textures & colour- looks fabulous & great to see how you did it – TFS:):):)

  • Reply Lynnda February 11, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous…. thanks for sharing the tutorial Keren… I love this to bits… softness is simply beautiful!!! hugs…xoxo

  • Reply mamaLeka February 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Keren, it's beautiful page! I love this colors, this background!!!Thank you for process…

  • Reply Sonia February 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Congrats my dearest friend on your guess DT,deserved^_^
    This tutorial is fabulous,thanks a lot,the final result is stunning^_^

  • Reply sandi February 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    wow! Beautiful! Love the layers and texture! Great tutorial as well!

  • Reply Sandi Cl~ February 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    One of my all-time faves of yours! Gorgeous work!

  • Reply МамаФиалка February 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Beautiful!!Thank you so much for this fabulous tutorial

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  • Reply Bente Fagerberg February 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the fabulous tutorial,…I've been scrolling up and down the page several times 🙂
    Wonderful artsy page and I could not love it more!!

  • Reply Ava Gavloski February 12, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Keren, well done!!! The tutorial is perfect and you are sure to have all the galz's giving this one a try!!! Bravo.
    ava g

  • Reply ANUPAMA CHOUDARY February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

    TFS the awesome tutorial, Keren! Love every single element on your page.

  • Reply Di Garling February 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Fantastic tutorial Keren & such a beautiful layout. Great design. Cheers Di xo

  • Reply li-bee-ti February 16, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Wonderful layout! it was very interesting to see your creative process. TFS.

  • Reply Marianne/skorpionen February 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    gorgeous layout!! love how you used cold colors to a warm summer layout!!
    and love your tutorial!

  • Reply Monica February 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    what a great tutorial!!!

    Really pretty.

    Thank you very much.
    I will learn Russian from you : Dosvedanya

    LOL 🙂

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