We have lots of layouts to share this week. You saw a handful on Monday, today we have even more to share, followed by another round coming up on Saturday. Today is a free-for-all day for our Layout Designers, so let's check out what they've been working on!
“Story Teller”, by Leanne Allinson.
My nine year old son has such an enthusiastic way of relaying how his day was, while at school. He has always been one to express himself in a funny, narrative style. I can only imagine what his English assignments are like in school, but his teacher has quite affection for his lively ways! And even though I can’t possibly document every story he shares, I can create a page about his “story teller” instincts! I love that the beautiful Bella Blvd patterned papers are so versatile. Here I have used a majority of Birthday Boy patterned paper, but have mixed them up with coordinating colors from other collections.
Birthday Boy: About A Boy, Eat Cake, Borders, Alphas+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; My Boy: Borders N’ Blocks; Thankful: Turkey Tracks; Birthday Girl: Party Dress; Ciao Chip Elements: Clouds; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Yellow
“Six”, by Kim Jeffress.
My eldest recently turned six and I wanted to record some of his milestones and interests at this time. I took the opportunity to use the Birthday Boy collection, without it actually being a birthday page. I have more photos waiting from his birthday party for an actual birthday page and again the Birthday Boy collection will be perfect. I love the bright pops of orange and yellow in this collection makes for a happy layout!
Birthday Boy: Toadilly Cool, About A Boy, Streamers, Alphas+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sienna Chipboard Alpha: Blueberry; Designer Tapes: Orange Stripe; Button Market: Outdoors; Flags: Birthday Boy1
“Love”, by Sheri Reguly.
My favorite layouts to design tend to be those that involve no rules, and give me the creative freedom to simply play and enjoy the process. I had so much fun mixing and matching a variety of different collections together when designing this light-hearted page. I even opted to convert my photo to black & white so that there would be absolutely no restrictions when it came to my color scheme.
Baby Girl: Daddy’s Girl; Sophisticates: Short Stories, Petite Pieces; Birthday Girl: Celebrate, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Boy: Eat Cake, Just A Note, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Winter Wonder: Blizzard; Finally Fall: Miniatures Stickers; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Blue; Designer Tape: Piggy Pink Stripe; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers
"At The Patch", by Gina Lideros.
I just adore the colors and patterns in the Thankful collection. They are perfect for documenting Fall days and trips to the pumpkin patch. I started my layout by tracing a wave pattern on cardstock then I used it as a template to cut out my pattern papers and piece together my background. I used my sewing machine to stitch each section down. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the tree and stitched it with embroidery floss. I added in chipboard icons from the Ciao Chip Thankful collection and hand cut the leaves and pumpkin from the cute cuts paper. To add dimension, I folded some of the leaves in half and added some embroidery stitching before gluing them down. I finished off my layout by adding a blessings flag from the Thankful flags 2 collection and some High five alphas.
Thankful: Our Spot, Turkey Tracks, Burlap, Perfect Day, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Green; Flags: Thankful 2; Button Market: Outdoors, Fruit Punch
“Thankful For Your Smile, by Sheri Feypel.
Every Fall we venture out to one of our local parks to take in all of the beautiful colors, and snap a billion pictures. Really, this year we took less than 180 :) I created this layout using Thankful to show document how thankful I am that my son still smiles for the pictures and it's genuine smile (most of the time).
Thankful: Perfect Day, Turkey Tracks, Homey, Burlap, Our Spot, Cute Cuts; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron; Button Market: Orange Star