Thursday, May 14, 2015

Traditional Pretty in Pastel Layouts

I'm not a one photo a page scrapbooker. I take a lot of photos - usually at family events. If I only created one picture per page albums I'd have to find space to store 500 photo albums (okay, that's an exaggeration but .... ). 500 scrapbook albums would make the scrapbooking industry happy but it wouldn't make my husband very happy! That being said, every once in a while a special photo demands a page of it's own. Such is the case with the photo I took a few years ago of my granddaughter in her beloved boots. I already created a digital page with this photo but I wanted to use it again for a Pretty in Pastel layout so I printed a copy to use.

Lexie's Beautiful Boots Layout

Here are pictures of the process I used to create this page along with instructions:

Base of layout created on a 12 x 12 white scrapbook page
Cut elements as instructed and adhere as shown in layout above
Cut oval from slide in card as instructed & adhere as shown in layout. Add paper flower and bling to journal box if desired. You can also doodle around the journal box and pink stripe if you like.

One final piece of advice - if you look closely you'll notice that I dot lettered my journaling. Once I started I wished I hadn't but had to finish the way I started. By the time I finished dotting every single letter my hand was sore! Dot lettering is cute but I don't advise it for a long journaled story. It's not fun!!

Want to create a similar page for multiple photos? Here is an alternate layout for 5 photos:

Sweet Baby Layout
Here are pictures & instructions to help you complete the above layout:

* Use the same base as Lexie's Beautiful Boots without the 1 1/4 x 12 inch border.
* Adhere the 4 3/4 x 12 inch multicolored stripe paper - same as for Lexie's Beautiful Boots Layout
* Layer one 4 3/8 x 11 1/2 inch floral paper then one 3 7/8 x 11 inch white cardstock on top of multicolored
    stripe paper. Adhere three 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch photos as shown
* Follow the instructions below to mat two 4 x 6 inch photos and adhere to page as shown in layout:
* Cut oval from slide in card same as for Lexie's Beautiful Boots layout. Then follow the instructions below  
   to create the Sweet Baby embellishment and adhere to page as shown. 

Here's a list of supplies used for the above layouts:
12 x 12 white refill pages and page protectors
Pretty in Pastel Decorative Paper Pack
Pretty in Pastel Slide In Pack
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I also used left over white cardstock from my Creative Memories days and paper flowers and bling that are no longer available (I do hope we do get more in some time soon!).

 I really do hope these layouts encourage you to create an album with your own pictures. And thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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