Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Laying It All Out

Hello again, hope everyone is well and enjoying this wonderful fall weather we are having. I wanted to share some layouts that I have gotten done over the last several weeks. It is amazing, I can go months without doing layouts then in two weeks I can bust out 5 or 6. On this epic run I have gotten four single 12x12 layouts done, two double 8 1/2 x 11 layouts done, and four single 8 1/2 x 11 layouts done. Isn't that amazing....I love it!

This holiday layout came together in my head while I was @ work one day. I had the thought to do something similar to what Ali does with her black pen, only I used red stitching to create my grid. I do really like having a spot for everything, including the photos, it helps in keeping the whole layout simple & clean.

I think this layout came from inspiration from one of my many scrapbook idea books. I used the Basic Grey 'Blush' paper pack which I absolutely love and so therefore I really like how this layout turned out. It's simple & sweet.
This layout was my first attempt at doing a sports layout and although it turned out nothing like what I had in my head, I still like it. It doesn't hardly have any journaling on it, but the little that I did hand write conveys enough of what I wanted to say. These two are my team that I could never live without. Notice the baseball, yeah that's from a deck of playing cards that I ran across a while back, thought that it would go great on this layout.

On this layout, the 8x8 square photo mat w/the butterfly, was done @ Archivers during one of their recent make & takes. I added the whole thing to a larger 12x12 patterned paper then added the altered silk flower to help finish it off. The circle stamp I did on chipboard after I painted white; then I went back to it and covered it with a pearl glaze to give it some shimmer & shine. Love this photo of my baby girl @ my Grandma's house!

This layout is one of the double layouts that I thought I'd share with you. Liberty was being a goof that day and I just happened to have my camera handy, love that I was able to capture her being silly. Not sure where the layout idea came from, I think I just started and went with the flow, and I love the result. The colors and the patterned paper all just work so well with the sepia tone photos.
This single layout is just fun. Liberty & I had gone and gotten some bird seed for a bird feeder that a friend of mine got for her, and once we got it outside we thought that we'd be able to see some pretty birds right outside our window - well you can imagine how surprised Liberty was when we saw this squirrel instead. Although the layout isn't one of my better ones, I like how simple it seems, and how easy it was to put the few embellishments together.

This layout is one of my favorites, with all the bright papers and patterns {not usually my thing} but over the last few years scrapbooking has given me a new appreciation for some of these things. And now with another baby girl on the way, I suppose I will be using quite a bit more of the bright, fun, flowery papers so it's good. I also like this layout because of the photo, it captures my little one so well, she's always so curious {love that about her}.

Here again, I have used some bright colors and just made this layout fun & simple. It has the clean lines that I crave, but with a little mischief from the butterflies & flowers - who could be upset by that? : )

This last layout uses one of my digital products from Ali Edwards. I printed the overlay onto a piece of white cardstock then added a light blue cardstock to it which is what I worked my layout on. So other than the journaling, everything is done on the blue cardstock and then that whole piece is layered onto the white printed sheet. I am really enjoying the digital side of scrapbooking because now that I am actually learning how to use some of the products, it just gives that much more to work with within my paper scrapbooking as well. In fact my plan this year for my December Daily Album is to go mostly digital with a few bits & pieces of paper elements thrown in.
Well I hope you have enjoyed today's post as much as I have enjoyed getting things done. Pretty soon I hope to have photos up of that December Daily Album I mentioned. I am really excited about that project this year for the simple fact that I handmade my entire album, hopefully the photos will do it justice, and you'll get a better idea of what I'm talking about.
Well thanks for stopping and looking! Hope the rest of the week goes quickly for those of you looking forward to the weekend!
just B

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