This layout is about my Gabbi Girl. The little chipboard accents around her are cheapies that came in some big kit I bought somewhere along the way. I really like having all colors of cardstock on hand. But, I also love having the new scalloped and shaped cardstock too!
An example is the green above in scallop. The clip at the bottom is from Office Depot, and is some sort of decorative paper clip. I just used a couple of scrap ribbons to decorate.
Ok, and this is a sad little layout. On the weekends, we often go over to our buds houses to hang out and eat. It drives me nuts. I love my friends, but they KNOW by now, that I will be there with some sort of rolling suitcase in tow... FULL of crafty loveliness! On this particular night, I had all these rhinestones in fun jeweltones. However, the paper I picked didnt' match. I know, I know, you probably would have never noticed... but it would have driven me crazy to not admit it.
I had a set of stickers, but didn't have all the letters I needed. SO, I used the white/black packaging and cut around them. Really I guess the final product isn't so bad. I just wish it matched better. But, actually the kid is so cute, probably no one except the bunch of you will ever know my secret!
I LOVE this one!
I keep a pile of scrap papers on my desk pushed over to the side. I dont' throw much away! I liked all these colors and wanted to use some vibrant pastels. So... I just started hand cutting circles. Some projects have to be taken downstairs because my kiddos will not let me be away from them !
So I like to have little projects available to me that I can keep on my nightstand and just take upstairs and assemble when there is time. I will also cut up letters out of cardstock or trim letter stickers. I will aloso ink edges or work on mini books in such a manner.
I wanted to use these little glitter stickers, so.... here we have it.
I used the scalloped paper again and used mostly wallet sized photos. Know what I really like about this layout? The heavy black line around the edge. I know, I am weird!
Just remember, I don't do an actual baby book per se, so my scrap pages serve as my kids' memories of their childhood. I put all my letters to them, details of their little lives, and highlights of their personalities.
I really, really like to use different sized pictures. When I order pics, I just throw in 8x10's, 5x7's, wallets and 4x6's . Then, as I am so inspired to scrap certain pics, they are there for the taking and the different sizes keeps things interesting! It don't get much easier than this! A picture and a strip of text detailing Gabbi's first experience with baby food.
The clear/black "Gabbi" in the corner was printed on transparency. I love that stuff!
These are 4x6 pictures that I trimmed down on the edges to make them all fit. I liked them all. Couldn't decide. So they all made the "cut". Pardon the pun!
Easter Bunny brought me this cool paper pad with nothing but initials in the whole thing. I thought it was pretty neat ! I LOVE bright colors on black paper.
I had this pile of pics that I hadn't put in any particular spot yet (old ones), so they were fun to look through and just nab one I felt like working with. Then, on black paper, I , obviously, just picked all different sized colors and letters fo the title.
I also have these fun scalloped borders that come many to a pack. I wanted my words to stand out a little more, so I surrounded them with these scalloped strips.
Ok, so there are a few more for inspiration! Keep them in mind when you get your scrap kit and want to get busy. I definitely use other people's layouts for my ideas! I cut out some favorites and keep them handy and I also have LOTS Of magazines that I keep near my work space.
Seriously, I will post pics of girls tomorrow! I just took a gazillion pics of these layouts this weekend and determined to use them! Have fun! And Denise Bell, didn't hear from you. DId you want a scrap kit or jewelry?!
Happy Thursday. Melanie