Today we have more free-for-all layout shares from our layout designers. But this month, I've also added in some fun challenges for the designers to take on as they create their layouts. The challenge for this week was to create two page layouts.
“Play”, by Jaclyn Rench.
You might never guess from these photos, but my little girl in teeny tiny. Her confident smile and precarious positioning on the playground equipment, shown here, might lead you to believe otherwise, though. The funny thing is, she thinks she is just as big as she looks, and is always attempting to copy the many things she sees her older brothers do. Because this is so much a part of her personality right now, I knew I needed to document this memory in her scrapbook. I seamlessly mixed and matched elements from many different Bella collections to create this fun and happy page, showcasing this memorable stage in my daughter's life.
Love and Marriage: May Eighteenth, Esther Fleming Floral; Engaged at Last: He Proposed, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sand and Surf: Beach Balls, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; All American: Chipboard Icons; Kiss Me: Bouquet Kisses; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Gulf; Ciao Chip Elements: Clouds, Family Words, Trees; Designer Tape: Gulf Dot
“4 months old”, by Jaclyn Rench.
My youngest son is four years old and I am STILL working my way through his baby album. Fortunately, the challenge to scrap a 2 page layout, was just the push I needed to pull out some of his early baby photos, the Bella Baby Boy collection and get to work! I love so many of the patterns and images in this collection that I wanted to find a way to incorporate as many of them as possible on my 2 page spread. My trusty square punch proved to be the perfect tool to allow me to include bits and pieces of many of the patterns, while also creating a quick and easy, cozy quilt design to showcase my photos.
Baby Boy: It's a Boy, Baby Blue, Momma's Boy, Wild About You, On the Go!, Heaven Sent, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; High Five Alpha Stickers: Brown-Cream
"Date Night", by Katherine McElvain.
Two page layouts are seldom created in my world so this assignment was a bit of a challenge. But I realize that sometimes twice the space is great for accommodating more photos and more memories. In this case I had some fun pictures of a night out with some good friends at a murder mystery dinner party. I wanted to highlight all of our friends and fun, and two pages allowed me to fit it all in. The first page looks like one of my typical single photo layouts, and the second coordinates with a collage of smaller photos. The photos had been taken indoors, at night, with a flash, so the color and quality was lacking. Therefore, I turned the grouping of photos to black and white to help create uniformity. I mixed a variety of Bella collections to create my color story of blues, purples and a bit of red.
Too Cute to Spook: The Boo Crew, Cob Webs, Cute Cuts; Socialite: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Cute Cuts, Dance Circle; Engaged At Last: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Love and Marriage: Smokey's In Love, Cake Tasting, May Eighteenth; Sand & Surf: Chipboard Icons; Feathers: Oreo-Black; Button Market: Wood Mix, Feminine Mix; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; Simply Simona Chipboard Alpha: Oreo, Prune; Quattrofina Alpha Stickers: Milk & Oreo
“Happiness Right Here”, by Diane Payne.
For my 2-page layout I thought it would be fun to use a sequence of photos. For the larger photo I selected one with a lot of white space for my title. The swing photos were perfect for the Sunshine & Happiness collection, especially the Play Date patterned paper.
Sunshine & Happiness: Popsicle Kisses, Play Date, Happy Clouds, Chipboard Icons, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sand & Surf: Paradise, Chipboard Icons; High Five Alpha Stickers: Yellow, Piggy Punch; Ciao Chip Elements: Clouds; Designer Tape: Hot Pink Dot, Ice Stripe, Polka Dot Combo; Button Market: Fruit Punch, Hot Pink Flowers; Flags: Floral
“You Are My Sunshine”, by Sheri Reguly.
The starting point for my layout was this sweet photo taken of my daughter a few years back. I selected a variety of patterned papers and sticker accents that coordinated with the colors in my photo, as well as the patterns within her dress. A large die cut title balances the right hand side of my two page spread with the photo and journaling situated on the left.
Sand & Surf: GPS, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniatures; Love And Marriage: Just Write Journaling Stickers; Kiss Me: Borders & Cute Cuts; Baby Girl: Daddy’s Girl