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Hello everyone! This is Shelly returning again with this month’s dose of the makings of a double page layout.
The kids are heading back to school, and summer is coming to a close. In honor of saying goodbye to another summer, I thought I would bring you guys some summer inspiration to get those memories documented. If you happen to follow my series here, you know that I am a big fan of season summary pages. There is nothing better than piling all those memories onto one page to see it all at a glance.
Supplies: Jubilee: Tangerine – “Story” Triangle Paper, “Adventure” Be Darling Paper, “Story” Wonderful Paper, 6x6 Designer Paper Pad, “Honor” Label Stickers, “Honor” Decorative Brads, “Awesome” Enamel Dots, “Awesome” Mixed Bag; Wild Berry – “Hey You” Gardens Paper, “Life” Tribal Paper, “Hey You” Rub-ons; Other – Alphabet stickers, cardstock.
As always, I started off with a sketch. With these summary pages, my go-to sizes are almost always 2x3 and 3x4. These are the perfect sizes to get lots of those memories on a layout! Summer is almost always the season with the most pictures. I guess the outdoors brings out the photographer in me; that and the fact that daylight seems to be endless. Oh summer!
I did section out my pictures into two categories this time around, everyday summer and our family getaway for the Fourth of July. Instead of trying to put all of those pictures on this summary page, or creating a second one, I printed my favorite shots from that week as 4x6 so I can slide them in simple pocket page protectors.
When it came time for color choices, Jubilee’s Tangerine jumped right out at me with a touch of the Wild Berry too. The aqua, yellow, and orange were all calling to be on this page.
I started off with the yellow “Adventure” Be Daring paper first. It has a fun pattern and the subtle color between the yellow and soft white would let the 3x4 pictures take center stage. Next I pulled the line of 2x3 photos on the left side up because once I placed the patterns and colors they weren’t anchored enough on the page. They were competing too much with the patterned papers. Once I pulled them up against the yellow, my eyes were happy.
Knowing I was going to have a pocket page insert in between my layout, I wanted each side to be able to stand alone, yet still work perfectly together too. I mirrored the horizontal lines on both sides; whether it be with pictures or patterned paper.
Using some strips of patterned paper, I created a banner cluster to draw your eye in on the left side of the page.
Keeping a big blog of smaller pictures is my go-to. Like I said earlier, I wanted each side to be able to stand completely alone on its own but flow with the other side as well. Switching up the horizontal lines from patterned paper to a cluster of pictures and vice-versa helped me achieve the look I was going for.
The new rub-ons are the bomb! I was pretty excited when I first saw them, and knew I could have some fun with those babies. They were the perfect touch for the haphazard graffiti looking title. It also allowed me to have a title on both sides of my layout that would look great together or separate too. A win-win in my book.
When I do something to one side, I like to do it on the other side as well. This is a great way to bring both sides together. This bottom corner was the perfect spot for some more 3x4 photos with white borders and a banner cluster too.
For the pocket page, I simply slide my pictures in with a label sticker for a short title. The pictures tell the story, so no extra words were really needed. This is something we do each and every year, so sometimes it is good to just let the photos tell the story from time to time.
We spent lots of time at the beach and play ground during our week of vacation. I grabbed a couple of my favorites that told the story for each of those adventures.
This insert couldn’t be all business. I trimmed down the same blue stripe “Story” Triangle paper from my layout, printed a quick phrase, and embellished it with an enamel dot from the Tangerine Decorative Brads. That’s simple, but sweet in my book. The best part is that I got the entire summer documented and recorded.
I really love the concept of mixing quick and easy pocket pages with my traditional pages. I get to have fun and be creative, yet I am practical and realistic with my time management. It feels really good to get these memories documented for my children without being overwhelmed with several layouts. Pocket pages aren’t just for my family Project LifeⓇ albums any more. I can mix and mingle them with my creative side too.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hi! Tina here today with a great way to use decorative tape to create a frame on a scrapbook layout.
Supplies:Market Street-Nob Hill:Chipboard Elements, Flair, Foiled Mixed Bag, Enamel Dots, 6x6 Paper Pad, Decorative Tape,Journal Card Packs; Other:Cardstock: American Crafts Twine: American Crafts Adhesive: Tombow (tape runner)
I have a confession. My love for decorate tape was starting to wane. I have loved decorative tape for so long and have been inspired by the amazing patterns, colors, and sizes, but had felt the time had come to de-stash myself of my decorative tape collection.
I felt that feeling of defeat up until the new decorative tape appeared in the Market Street and Essentials collections. The decorative tape in these 2 collections made me fall in love with washi all over again, and I am again obsessed with adding tape to every project.
Instead of using decorative tape for hints of color, layers, and pattern, why not make the decorative tape the star attraction?I created a frame around my cardstock with 2 tapes. I trimmed the corners to mimic the look of a wood frame.
Using some of my favorite chipboard, sticker, and die-cut embellishments, I layered more goodness across my page. I even used a journal card for fun.
Tie it up with a bow!
Do you still love decorative tape? What is your favorite use for tape? I’d love to know.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
This is Karen, back with a Mixed Media with Karen for August
This month, I decided to couple my Mixed Media page with my assignment for May's One Little Word homework. Our assignment in May was to make little cards to fit into 2.5 by 3.5 pockets. To just have fun with them and then journal on each of them with the "i am" prompt.
So I went back to my trusty cards from My Mind's Eye and picked a collection that spoke to me. I then cut them all down to 2.5 by 3.5. One of the cards I pulled had a camera and some hearts coming out of it. Because the cards are 3x4, I lost some of the camera, and decided I didn't want the rest either, so I pulled out some tape and covered it.
I just want to make sure to remind you that embellishments can be altered to your heart's content. I mess with mine all the time. I then pulled out some ephemera from my Mixed Bags and lay it all out randomly.
I moved all the stuff around back and forth until I ended up with something I liked.
I then decided to move on to my second layer, which is where I added paint. I pulled out yellow, red, green, and gold paint. I added some to the edges and sometimes all over. At the end of this stage, my cards looked like this:
and then I stamped each card with "i am", added a few lines of journaling and stitched around the whole card. After which I ended up with these:
And finally, I put them in my album into their pockets:
I also wanted to show you a side view since it shows the shimmer so much better.
This was a fun project that can be as time consuming as you want it to be. Mine took a while mostly because I was having a good time and wanted to just play. I could have left the cards in the first stage after ephemera and they would have been wonderful just that way. So your taste might vary.
I hope you pick up some of these cards and play just to see how much fun it can be!
Thank you for letting me share and see you next month!
Supplies: Just Sayin': Beauty patterned paper, Belong patterned paper, Posies patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad, transparency, alpha and word stickers, chipboard, decorative brads, mixed bag; Misc: black ink, thread, and pen, pop dots, large corner rounder.
Welcome to the My Mind's Eye blog today, Tonya here with you.
Last month my beautiful mom turned the big seven-oh and for her party she wore an aqua and navy striped dress. When I received my design team box the other day with all of our new product in it and saw Jubilee-Tangerine I immediately knew it was going to be put to use for some of the photos from her celebration! The aqua, blue, orange, yellow and little pops of red were perfect!
Supplies: Jubilee-Tangerine: "Adventure" Be Daring Paper, 6x6 Decorative Paper Pad, "Awesome" Die Cut Mixed Bag, "Honor" Decorative Brads, "Awesome" Enamel Dots, "Adventure" Flair, "Story" Rub Ons, "Fantastic" 12x12 Chipboard Elements
For the title work I cut the words and the large numbers with the Silhouette, then I layered behind the numbers with different strips of patterned paper from the 6x6 decorative paper pad.I separated the "busier" pieces of paper with little strips of the subtle blue patterned paper and some stitching.
I printed up two 2x2 photos to use in the instaframe die cuts and then embellished with many other die cuts in the mixed bag. Oh and see the 'xoxo'? RUB ONS!!!!! I was so excited to see these! They are also in the corner of the photo above, the three little hearts.
Originally my title was going to say "She makes 70 look good", but then I spotted the 'fantastic' piece of chipboard and altered my title to accommodate it.
Another detail I love with this line is all of the handwritten touches and sayings! My Mind's Eye always keeping up with the trends! Thanks for stopping by the blog today hope you leave with a little bit of inspiration!
Hi everyone, Laurel here with a layout I created using the Now and Then: Milo collection.
We have only had Ringo for a couple of months as we was a rescue dog. He had never been camping before.... I must say he adapted very well!
My favorite thing to do lately is non-symmetrical layouts and stacking similar photos as I have done here. It works for me and it is also a way to appease my daughter who I made this for... she doesn’t like layouts with only one photo!
I also seem to use Silhouette on every project, I love to do my titles with it! How about you? Do you own a die cutter, which one is your favorite?