Sorry for the crappy photo…having camera issues today. I’m not sure I should admit that I have had this layout sitting around for <gasp> years! I’ve cleaned my scrapbook room this week and found it has made it’s way to the next step of having pictures with it. Really, all I needed to do is add the photos… At least it was an easy one for today when I am short on time! I will use flip flaps for to include all the individual family photos under the one on the right page of everyone. I used 3D Foam Tape to pop up the photos as needed around the dimensional element pieces. The Posterboard Alphabet stamp set that I used is great for many different techniques. I stamped it on my patterned paper, then cut out the letters for my title.
Challenge #6 for Use it or Lose it is Rainbows. You can use the colors, use rain, clouds, or rainbows, however you want to interpret it.
When I hear the word rainbow, I think a rainbow of color. My new Dotty for You Paper Packet was sitting on my desk at the time and I couldn’t help but notice the variety of colors in this packet so that’s where it started. My daughter was helping me and found the First Birthday title which surprisingly went with the papers and it came together from there. The paper isn’t exactly what I consider using up my stash because it is brand new but I mixed it with some older things from my stash so think that counts too! The flip flaps are not shown but I will be using them for a pile of 4×6 photos on the left page.
Supplies used: CTMH Dotty For You Paper Packet, Cock-A-Doodle Designs Page Topper, Recollections Lace Borders, Paper Studio epoxy stickers, Basic Grey Bling It, and CTMH Flip Flaps. August 2011 Page Map.
If I didn’t like paper scrapping so much, Studio J would definitely be my first choice for digital. Or I would use it if I had a big project that involved multiple layouts or many that coordinated I would use it. One of the changes lately in the Close to My Heart Idea Books is that the Level 1 layouts have changed from paper to Studio J. This isn’t a bad thing because it is so easy to use. As I look through the Idea Book, I find many of these Studio J layouts that I really like, however I have so many scrapbooking supplies that it makes sense to use these up. I’ve decided to start taking these Studio J layouts that I love, just like any other layout I would find online or in a magazine, and use it to create my own paper layout.
Studio J layout:
Supplies used: Making Memories Think Pink Slice paper, Close to My Heart White Daisy Cardstock, Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Close to My Heart Flip Flaps, Prima Iced Got Flowers, Kaiser Paper Flowers, My Mind’s Eye Kaleido Grams Small “5”, Me & My Big Ideas Rhinestone Word, and Close to My Heart Clear Sparkles.
These are some of my favorite pictures of my daughter. They replaced her school photos since at this age they no longer trade with their friends. I figured if it’s just for me and family why not get some really nice photos so we took a trip to a flower garden and got these great shots! I don’t have the flip flaps on yet because I wanted to take my picture without the glare of a page protector but I have a stack of 4×6 photos on the right page that will be attached to my completed page with a couple flip flaps. I am very happy that I like the page as well as I do the photos!