Memory Keeping · Project Life · Videos

How To Make Your Own Photo Overlay

Hi guys!!! I know I’ve been M.I.A lately, even on Instagram and it seems like I haven’t been crafting at all but that is far from the truth! I have been so busy crafting it up for something special I have coming up next month AND I CANNOT WAIT to share! I’ve already started on my March layout and this is the first time I don’t know what to do because I have sooooo many pictures of our Moab trip. I’ve actually used these pictures for not only my monthly layout, but a couple of traveler’s notebook pages, mini album pages, another layout that will be used in next month’s surprise, and now a video!


Yes, I actually made a YouTube video in where I show you how to make a quick photo overlay. So making videos is no joke! I about tore my hair out a couple of times but alas, here it is. It’s actually kind of sad it took me so long to make it and video came out to be under four minutes but this is still a learning process for me.


I hope you guys enjoy and feel free to leave me any tips on how to make videos! I will be back soon with more layouts for you guys!

Memory Keeping · Paper Crafts · Project Life

Florida Trip ’12

Hi guys! I’m so excited about today’s post because I FINALLY made a Project Life layout! I have been wanting to do this for the longest time. I’ve had a lot of Project Life supplies just collecting dust in my craft room and I always used the excuse of not having any pictures ready. I was determined to make something this weekend and I went ahead and used pictures from our trip to Universal Studios back in 2012.Florida Trip '12 1 I am so into gold right now, and I knew this was the album for me. It’s this beautiful solid gold and I purchased this at my local Hobby Lobby a couple of months ago. Florida Trip '12 2 I used my card-making supplies for this layout. As you can see below, I used a little Lawn Fawn, a little Mama Elephant, and more. Florida Trip '12 3 Florida Trip '12 8 The “This Way!” was stamped using Avery Elle’s Elle’s Alphas Set (no, I didn’t accidentally type “Elle’s” twice). I stamped this with Tsukineko’s Brilliance Moonlight White, which is my first time using this ink. I need to practice with it a little more, I’ve never been good at using white ink but I do have to say this dried real fast which is great. Florida Trip '12 4 I have a love/hate relationship with my handwriting… I’m left handed and my handwriting has a funny little slant to it. But it’s unique, what can I say! I found this sweet quote on Pinterest, this really applies to the trip for me personally. Florida Trip '12 5The “2012” and Florida state shape were cut out with my Cricut. The “Best Trip Ever” was written as well with the Cricut and colored in with some Copics. The gold star came with my Simon Says Stamp Kit for April ’15. Florida Trip '12 6 Florida Trip '12 7 Florida Trip '12 9 Not only was this trip the best trip ever, but also the best time of my life! My husband, son, and I had the greatest time and I hope we can take more trips like this in the future! I loved making this layout, I like playing with pictures, quotes, and of course paper and I will definitely be making more soon! Thanks for checking out The Lovely Pear!

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