Monday, June 27, 2016

10 Things I Love about Popsicles

When packing for a recent crop, I ran across a pile of photos that I had order back in the days of Most of the photos were printed at 2.5x3.5 inches. I knew I had originally purchased some photo-real patterned paper with popsicles all over it for these photos, but never made the page. I think with 15 photos, for one layout, with little to no story, I just never felt compelled to make the page. 

Also when preparing for this crop, I happened to go through my stash of Scrapbook Generation Super Sketch kits that I never got around to using, and found a perfect layout for these photos. 

Now, there are some things I changed and added to this layout for me to make it more my own. The photo placement was the biggest. This was originally designed with a sketch using 4-5 photos. I have 12 on mine. I placed 9 in a grid, cutting most of the 2.5x3.5 photos down even further to 2.5x2.5. 

The other thing I changed was the die cut title. It used to say, 10 Things I love about Summer. I found a piece on the cut apart that the other die cuts came from that looked like notebook paper and used that to mask the word summer. Used some Simple Stories title stickers to finish it off. 

Another change was the chill out title, wasn't part of the original design, but a better fit for my photos.

Now, my mother in law has had a type writer collecting dust, and when I mentioned that I would love to have one, she gave me hers! Score! It has tape and correction tape that still works inside! Still learning the ins and outs of using it, especially in regards to using oddly shaped journaling cards, but it is legible and all good! I had to handwrite the last word but love the emphasis it brings to it. Happy accidents are the best!

A few enamel dots and some of Ali Edwards' mini tapes that pulled out the orange in the photos, and I could call this one done. 

Noticed after these photos were taken that the date was omitted from this layout. It has been added and was 08-08-08. So cool!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Aaron's Favorite Things- 2013

Here is another layout that I completed at a recent crop. 

This layout uses MME Alphabet Soup collection from quite a while ago. Still love this collection, despite its age. I wanted to put emphasis on the six on the ruler strip, but it was going to fall behind the photo. I did some creative cutting and used some stickers and enamel dots to make it more visible.
Stamped >>Never Forget<< above the large photo, which is one of Ali Edwards' stamps.

Other things I pulled from my stash, was this wood veneer word from a Project Life/ Heidi Swapp kit. 

The twenty thirteen badge was from a Simon Says Stamp/ Kelly Purkey kit from that same time.
Used a stamp from one of Ali Edwards' Story Stamp sets, Little Things above the small photo.

I tend to be a very linear scrapper, so this page was a bit out of the box for me. I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy, #151 as a jumping off point and love how it turned out!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Maddie's faves- 2013

I recently attended a day long crop and got some pages done! I thought I would share one of them with you today!

So I started a private blog back in 2013. I was trying to find the best way for me to keep track of my photos and journaling for Project Life as well as have a place for me to have other stories that I wanted to scrap, but just hadn't had time to get around to. 

One of my first non-PL posts were the kids' current favorites. 

Since I have gone digital when it comes to my Project Life, I still have a ton of cards that I have collected and I was trying to think of a way to use some up. I decided on a grid pattern, using some Amy Tangerine cards. 

Also in my stash was this Amy Tangerine tag that I cross-stitched and added the stickers (Simple Stories tiles and foam Thickers) to make my title. Something else in my stash that I came across was this twenty-thirteen sticker from a Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey kit. Figured since the date and color worked, I should find a way to use it on this layout.

Something else in my stash that I had picked up that hadn't been used was the Heidi Swapp date stamp. 
I had recently purchased Ali Edwards' washi tape when she had a sale on her website. The grey strip at the bottom with the text is hers. Thought it worked perfectly for this layout. 

I journaled Maddie's favorite things where it framed the grid, highlighting the topics. 

And there you have it. A traditional layout completed! 

Thanks for looking!