Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A scrapbook page

I don't know why, but I've suddenly been really inspired by scrapbook sketches.  I've been working here and there on my "my childhood" album, but now I want to make a page every single day, it seems.  When I saw this month's challenge over at My Creative Sketches, I knew that it was going to be perfect for me.  I recently came to the realization that I had more paper than I had pictures, so I don't need to be so stingy on using it up, and this sketch had different paper and embellishments than I'm used to, so I wanted to go for it!

Be warned: when I showed this layout to my husband, he said "wow, that's a lot of polka dots and flowers."  I asked if that meant he didn't like it, and he said "no, I think it looks just like something you'd make."  So, I guess polka dots and flowers are pretty "me." I don't usually mix patterns so much, but this was really fun!

I tend to scrap 8x8 moreso than any other size, and so this entire album is 8x8.  Every page is based on a piece of off-white cardstock that I got in bulk at Joanns, so that is the common element throughout.  For this particular page, with a picture of me at the house my family lived at until I was almost 4, I used mainly Vintage Bliss from Simple Stories.  First I layered on a piece of the white butterfly pattern piece, then over that is the grey polka dots.  I used a piece of Amy Tangerine's Yes Please 6x6 pad for the coral paper with arrows and hearts (my favorite from that line!) and then went back to Vintage Bliss for the teal flowered paper, which is from a 6x6 pad too.  I cut it into a circle with my Cameo.

The title is made from a sticker from the Vintage Bliss line, and the butterfly is from the chipboard stickers pack.  Each embellishment cluster has a mustard colored MME enamel dot (or two, in the case of the butterfly).  The main parts of the other two embellishment clusters were cut out from journalling cards that I probably won't use on an 8x8 layout and then enhanced with stickers from the sticker sheet.

In case you would like to play along at My Creative Sketches, here's the sketch I used:

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  1. What a pretty layout! Thanks for playing along with us at MCS!

  2. I love your use of the paper patterns. Awesome use of the sketch you have created a Beautiful page. Thank you for joining the My Creative Scrapbook sketch challenge.

  3. This is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with the My Creative Sketches challenge.

  4. very cute! I love the papers you chose! Thanks for playing along with us at MCS!