Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing and fun weekend. We are going to kick off this week by sharing some layouts from our Layout Designers. We have a little fall, a little Halloween, and a little sports ... and we even have a two page layout worked into the mix!
“Hello Fall”, by Jennifer Chapin.
Don't you love it when a layout comes out exactly as you envisioned it in your head? That was the case with this page! I knew I wanted to highlight my main photo of the changing leaves as a 4x6, then use a bunch of smaller supporting photos. To move the eye across the page, I started by placing them in the upper left corner and flowing down to the lower right corner. After adding embellishments from the Thankful collection, I used my typewriter to make labels for my photos and added a title.
Thankful: Borders, Bountiful, Our Spot, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alpha: Blueberry; Quattrofina Alpha Stickers: Brownie & Cream; Flags: Thankful 2; Button Market: Outdoors, Merlot Flowers; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Trees
“Trick or Treat”, by Diane Payne.
I knew the Too Cute to Spook collection was perfect for this sweet photo from my daughter's first Halloween. I gathered up my scraps and layered them behind the photo and filled in the spaces with my title, embellishments and my journaling card that I tucked behind the photo. To finish the layout, I added strips of paper, designer tape and embellishments and chipboard pieces along the top and bottom of the layout.
Too Cute to Spook: Spooky Night, Full Moon, Jacks-A-Glow, Borders, Cute Cuts, Quadrants, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Ciao Chip Icons; Christmas Wishes: Miniatures Stickers; We're Expecting: Baby's Firsts Miniatures Stickers; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Saltwater, Pickle Juice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue, Yellow; Designer Tape: Jail Bird, Yellow Chevron, Gulf Dot; Button Market: Orange Stars, Tie Dye, Wood Mix
“Keeping Up”, by Malika Kelly.
Too Cute to Spook has beautiful and vibrant colors. Perfect for those Halloween pictures taken just before dusk! I used four strips of patterned paper in the background of my layout. To help keep them anchored down in the background, I stitched, used some designer tape, brads and twine. I used a fifth patterned paper (the purple) to mat my pictures and push them into the foreground of the layout. From here, I added my title, journaling and finally all of the fun embellishments. Orange stickles on top of the orange Alpha+Bits Sticker letters help make them stand out.
Too Cute to Spook: Full Moon, The Boo Crew, Jacks-A-Glow, Spooky Night, Quadrants, Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; Designer Tape: Jail Bird, Orange Stripe; Button Market: Orange Stars
"Packer Party", by Katherine McElvain.
It's football season, and if you live in Wisconsin like I do, almost every Sunday afternoon is dedicated to watching the Green Bay Packers! That is unless you live in the McElvain home. We are not big followers of the "Green and Gold", glad when they win, but I seldom know when a Packer game is scheduled. That being said is why today my layout, although about the Packers, does not support my own pictures. I made this layout for a class I am teaching at my local scrapbook store for all those Packer fans here in town. Thankfully my pal and Bella Blvd owner, Stephanie Hunt, had this collection of great photos taken at her wedding party Packer party. You can see more about her fun Packer party event on her blog. Stephanie likes to put her layouts in double page format in her wonderfully organized albums. I created just that kind of layout for her with the Making the Team collection and some little extras. I haven't made a two page layout in a long time. Wow, Packers and a double page layout all in one project. It was fun to step out of my scrapbook safety zone!
Making The Team: Borders, Wall of Fame, Football, Volleyball; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Designer Tape: Green Chevron, Jail Bird; Button Market: Orange Stars