Ever have so many cute pics you can’t decide which to use on your layout? Um, that is me ALL the time. I finally decided instead of trying to squeeze my pics onto one layout (and I’m not a fan of 2 page layouts these days) that I would simply use a 6″x12″ insert and DUH: Problem solved. Not sure why I haven’t thought to do this sooner? Clearly I own these inserts and they were just begging to be used. Anyway, this layout came together quickly and I LOVE that I got all my favorite pics into one layout/insert. Woop!!
This page started off a little tricky because I didn’t want it to be overly “themed” with ladybug stuff – but I certainly wanted the colors to match. I decided to simply use some red polka dot 12″x12″ patterned paper, some touches of striped paper – and then I punched out some black circles with various sized circle punches. This gives the hint of a ladybug, without being ladybugallupinyourface. Know what I mean? 😉
I ran a 3″x4″ card through my printer for journaling and used a piece of ladybug flair that I have literally had in my stash for YEARS. These were the original pieces of flair that American Crafts came out with in like, 2008. Can’t believe I still had it (and was able to find it! HA!!)
Here’s a closeup of the insert. It holds 3 4″x6″ pics and I think they are from American Crafts (snagged them at Hobby Lobby). I didn’t really do any embellishing on these pics at all, aside from these few words stamped with a Heidi swap stamp set. Done!
Sharing another layout today. I recently bought a package of cards from Simple Stories, from their Sn@p “Everyday” collection. The cards in this pack vary in size, from 4″x6″ to 4″x4″ and other small square shaped cards. I love all the colors and they coordinate with the original Sn@p collection nicely. I pieced together this layout with a grid of these cards arranged on the page. It turned out to be quite colorful…!
This part of the page was made using scraps of Sn@p paper, and stickers from the Sn@p collection. It’s sort of busy looking – but I do like it. Just a high level glimpse into our week right now – and what typically goes on each day:
I think this would be a great page to make once or twice a year, to get a glimpse into our daily life and routine. I also love this photo of the kids so so so much, that I knew I had to make a page about it. It was just a candid moment of them playing in their PJ’s that I caught one morning while drinking my coffee. But it’s totally our life right now – love it
Hi guys! Just wanted to let you know I have a new article up over on the Craftsy blog where I show you how to create this cute little Mini Album using Project Life style cards.
…any pocket-style scrapbooking stuff will do -if you’re like me, you’ve collected all kinds of brands. I’m always looking for ways to use up mine! I hope you find the tutorial helpful
You can find a full listing of all my Craftsy articles here if you’re interested. Thanks for looking!
The other day I was in the dining room with Henry – he was exploring, being a little mischievous and the natural light in the room was excellent. I looked over and saw my camera bag with my DSLR sitting on the floor and decided I should bust it out. I never seem to grab my real camera these days, and I need to be better about it. I got several super high quality candid shots of Henry just being himself and playing. I just love how they turned out, and knew that I needed to use them right away, in a layout!
I mean, this face…(mischief!)
…and this one… (SWEETNESS!)
I decided to pair these photos with some recent journaling that I had done about him. I kept things in a list format, as that is what I used when I sent myself the email with all these little facts about him at 14 months. It was pretty easy to just print out and scrap everything around it.
I had fun adding detail to this page with little embellishments. I used Echo Park That’s My Boy Kit for almost the entire page. (Plus some Thickers from American Crafts for my title). I (again) found that going with an 8.5″x11″ size was much less intimidating and it allowed me to complete this layout relatively quickly.
Love this little guy, and I am enjoying scrapping all these fun things about his life!