Every once in awhile I go back through my older photos and find ones that I didn’t scrapbook for one reason or another and decide whether or not I need to include those pictures in our family albums.
These little gems of my youngest daughter are from clear back in May 2010. They are just a couple of snapshots of my daughter sleeping on the couch. They are blurry and not very significant, but they tug at my mama heartstrings … so into the book they go!
BLESS YOUR HEART
Writing this blog post, I realize that I need to go back and add more journaling to this page about WHY I wanted to scrapbook these photos (sometimes I get a little too wrapped up in having fun playing with the fun papers 🙂 ) … I’m thinking I will add the words in the top right corner or on the back of the page.
Camryn is my child who never got whiny or cranky when she got tired … she simply would disappear to a quiet place in the house, usually her bedroom or the couch in the front living room, and fall asleep. She does the same thing at night. When she is tired and ready to go to bed … she just goes to bed! She continues to do that to this day. 🙂
I used my Sihouette Cameo machine to cut out the title for this page. I really love handscripted titles. I added a layer of white cardstock below the blue cardstock to give it a bit more lift and dimension.
Of course, you know, that I am addicted to cutting out florals for my pages these days. The Love Story collection by Webster’s Pages includes these roses that are to die for! I love the mix of feminine florals with the clean and simple patterns in the papers.
I cut the same floral out three times for this embellishment at the bottom of the page. Each time I cut out a different section of the roses and then layered them on top of one another with foam squares for added dimension. It’s a bit tough to see, but the center rose is all by itself, and then the rose to the left of it, along with a few leaves, are another layer. So fun to do!
Hope you are having a great week!
Sugar and spice and everything nice … that’s what little girls are made of! And don’t you think we need to add … princesses, fairies, castles, and wishes, too! The Pretty Princess collection is fit for royalty and you are going to love creating your next project with it!
I grouped my photos together in a band across the bottom of the page, and then created a cute princess scene along the top of them using all of the adorable Element Stickers
… totally girly in every way!
There’s even a fairy making this little girl’s birthday wishes come true!
The quote on the die cut
at the bottom of the page captures my sentiments about this darling collection perfectly … “No One is Too Old for Fairy Tales or Magic.”
Time to don the crowns and get your princess memories scrapped with this cute collection
Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting Machine
2″ Circle Punch
1/16″ Circle Punch
White Crochet Twine
Brown Distressing Ink
Computer/Printer/White Cardstock for Journaling Strips
This week there is awesome sale on all of the Digital products at Bella Blvd! From now until June 11th, receive 25% all digital products by using the coupon code DIGI25. How awesome is that?! Check out all the goodies available by CLICKING HERE.
In honor of the sale, for my project this week I created a hybrid layout where I mixed together the Secrets of the Sea digital embellishments along with the physical products of the Secrets of the Sea Girl collection. You can see this page come together in the process video below.
What better way to kick off summer than with a page about the pool?!
I talk about this in the video, but the thing I loved most about using the digital products on this page was the ability to punch up the cute factor with the large mermaid art. These photos are just a few shots I snapped on my cell phone without too much thought, so they aren’t the greatest, but the mermaid really helps to dress things up!
I placed the journaling at the top of the page along with some of the Secrets of the Sea Designer Clips and puffy heart stickers in Ice Mix and Punch Mix.
The blue mist splattered here-and-there feels like splashes of water from the pool!
At the bottom of the page, I printed the SWIM embellishment really large and then cut out the letters to use as my title. Cute seaweed die cuts flank either side and make you feel like you are swimming along the bottom of the ocean floor along with the fish and mermaid!
Thanks for checking out my page today! If you haven’t given a hybrid layout a try in awhile, I recommend going for it! I loved having the flexibility of printing the images in any size that I wanted and will definitely be giving this a try again soon!
Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea Digital Embellishments
Creating a Soft Tone-on-Tone Textured Look with Flowers
For today’s page, I wanted to use a simple and soft color palette. To keep it from feeling boring, I added in lots of texture with tone-on-tone floral embellishments by Queen & Company.
This page has a monochromatic feel about it, but when you take another look you realize that there is actually quite a bit of color. The colors are softened by all of the white embellishments layered on top of the patterned papers.
At the top of the photos I placed a cluster of Simple Stories Faith stickers anchored by two white doilies. The white Pom flower
mimics the softness of the doilies, but the clear Sunflower and white Sparklers
, keep things interesting and dimensional.
Next to the title is a large, fussy-cut floral paper piece that I cut from one of the 4×6 Horizontal Cards. I added dimension to the big flower with a button, and red Iridescent Pearls
… placing the embellishments right on top of the printed design.
Around the floral piece, I added several white floral embellishments. This helps to make the flowers the focal point for the page and gives this area lots of interest. The white Pom Flowers
again give softness, while the white Sparklers
and clear Sunflowers give dimension and reflect the light.
Silver Skinny Glitter Tape
at the top and bottom of the photo strip catch your eye, leading it through the page from the title and journaling on the left side over to the photos on the right side.
By using tone-on-tone white embellishments throughout the design of this page we are giving the eye a reason to linger. The colors blend with one another, but the varied textures make us pause and take in the details.
Why not give this approach a try on your next page? Use embellishments to give your pre-printed page elements more dimension, and then add more pieces to keep your eye lingering on the textured details.
Silver Skinny Glitter Tape
White Pom Flowers
Red Iridescent Pearls
Gray Distressing Ink
Studio Calico Clay Mist
Computer/Printer for Journaling
I hope you enjoyed my design today! See you again soon!