Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.


Fuji Instax Mini 8 Review

Scrapbooking, Crafts, Photography, How to, Supplies, Reviews, ShoppingGabriela SimsComment

Hey there everybody! I am writing today about the super cool camera I just got, an instant camera. I have been eyeballing these since they can out but the price tag was a little steep for a purely fun purchase.  However, I found a nice sale at my local Best Buy and decided to take the plunge...and I'm glad I did!

A sweet setup! 

A sweet setup! 

I wasn't sure how much film I needed, so I got 20 regular exposures and 10 rainbow border exposures. I bought more film 3 days later, not because I used it all, but I did go through 10 fairly quickly. The pictures are very cool and they are about the size of a business card. I bought an album that holds 120 photos so that I could snap all of the photos. I'm going to decorate it with some vinyl designs from my Cricut eventually too.


l really like the case too, I chose the light pink camera because I thought the other colors were heavy and the white was too plain.

The flap of the case snaps on and off. 

The flap of the case snaps on and off. 

You can see some of my first shots below.

Little slices of a weekend. 

Little slices of a weekend. 

Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and I can't wait to scrap these photos. Happy crafting!

Make Your Own Pocket Page for Project Life Cards

ColorGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a new way to use your paper.  Sometimes you have a really nice piece of paper that you want to use because it just looks amazing.  Pocket pages allow you to showcase several paper patters and even multiple photos.  I used my Fuse to turn an ordinary scrapbook page cover into a pocket page for Back to School, check out the video below.

I hope you enjoyed the video and found a new way to use some papers you already have, thanks for stopping by.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Urban Oasis - 100 & 104
Whistling Dixie - 108

Scrapping with Coldplay

Scrapbooking, Paper crafting, Color, How to, Quick Quotes, Layout, We R Memory KeepersGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a page I loved doing. I went to see Coldplay in Chicago last month and I knew I wanted to scrap the concert and use some bold colors. I started by making a mini pocket album.  I cut my paper at 12" x 6" and scored at 1.5" across and 3" vertically.

These panels will be taped together.
Then I added a background and my letters.
I chose a picture from when the band was performing "Yellow" and adhered the mini pocket album to the page.  Inside that I placed the ticket stubs and a journaling card.

This concert was absolutely amazing and to be honest, I will probably scrap it again :), happy crafting.

Quick Quotes products used:

Whistlin' Dixie - 109, 104, 108
Urban Oasis - 103
49 Shades of Gray - 104

Make a Brag Book

Coloring, Diy, How to, Paper crafting, Quick Quotes, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here with a project made from this month's Club Q.  I immediately fell in love with the small bound book and since I am preparing a set of baby items for one of my friends, I thought I would create a small book to go with the quilt and burp cloths.  I mention in the video that I am making a book for colors, but you can use this as a brag book or a miniature art journal as well.

I left a space on the front for a name for baby, I'll be putting "Colors" in that space; check out the video below.

I hope you enjoyed the video and you make something amazing with your Club Q.

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Club Q
Powder Puff Chalking Ink - Lemon Sorbet

Happy crafting, my next post will be all about sewing...I think.

Scrapbook Layout - "Enjoy" with Quick Quotes and Xyron

Layout, Paper crafting, Diy, Quick Quotes, How to, Scrapbooking, Crafts, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a layout using Whistlin' Dixie papers. This layout is for any special moment you enjoyed and would like to remember. I chose a photo from my first year of gardening because I grew sunflowers that were over 6 feet tall. I added some glitter and wood cutouts, check out the video below to follow along.

I hope the video was easy to follow and you have time to scrap a memory you love.

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Whistlin' Dixie 100, 101, 102
Powderpuff Chalking Inks: Coconut White, Berry Jam, Barn Board

Thanks for stopping by.