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!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Three Ways to Preserve Your Beautiful Moments

I love it that I have options with the new CM! When I'm in a hurry to complete an album, I might choose our 11 x 14 Pocket Album or a Fast2Fab Album. If I'm in a creative mood and want to take more time with an album or even just a two page layout, I have scrapbooking options available. Here are 3 different ways to preserve one Beautiful Moment:

1. 11 x 14 Pocket Album:

 I love this quick and easy album! When I just want to get it done, all I have to do is slide my pictures into the pockets and that's it. I don't even have to use cropping tools or adhesives if I don't want to! For this layout, I added a title and journaling box from the Sunshine Getaway slide in pack...just slide them in and walla!! It's done!

2. Fast2Fab Album

 The Fast2Fab album is another favorite when I just want to get it done without a lot of fuss. I created this layout using predesigned pages from the Sunshine Getaway Fast2Fab album. All I did was adhere my photos to the page, add a cropped and matted title from the Sunshine Getaway Slide In pack, and add my journaling. I also added a vellum quote to enhance the page. Again, this layout took me very little time to create .... and no fuss!!

3. Scrapbook Album

Of course, this layout took me more time to create. This time I used papers from the Sunshine Getaway paper pack as well as Sunshine Getaway Slide In cards to enhance my layout. In addition to the cropped and matted title, I also used scissors to cut my journaling box from a slide in card. I skipped the vellum quote this time ... by the time I got to this layout that piece of vellum was in pretty poor shape. Since I didn't have another to replace it with, I simply left it off.

There you have it .... three different ways to preserve your memories. Here is a list of supplies used to create my layouts:
11 x 14 Pocket Album
Sunshine Getaway 12 x 12 Fast2Fab Album
Sunshine Getaway Paper Pack
Sunshine Getaway Slide In Pack
12 x 12 Plain White Refills & Page Protectors

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Hope this post inspires you to get your photos into an album .... and thanks so much for visiting my blog!