So here's the deal. I haven't scrapbooked in awhile. Most of my scrappin' supplies aren't new or even close to being new. And that's okay. Because photos and stories can be recorded with whatever you have on hand. I think what I love about the Silhouette and digital cut files (as well as stamps and traditional dies) is that they can be used with whatever paper and embellishments you have on hand, at any given time, to make your memories come to life.
I am a big fan of simplicity in my layouts. Repetitive elements, 1-3 color scheme and photo collages. My layout today was inspired by a Facebook post after my daughter and niece recently attended their first high school prom. I had included recent (NOW) photos with snapshots of them playing dress up with them were little (THEN).
If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen me share a couple of sneak peeks of my layout, including this one below:
This is how 99.9% of my layouts begin. I almost always use my Silhouette to die cut elements for my pages. And probably 99% of the time I'm using Kerri's designs. Because they are my favorite. Kerri is awesome. ;) I import the photo collage I'm using, open up the cut files I think I'll use and size my elements to fit the photos. Then it's time to begin cutting paper and printing the photo collage.
Here are the digi kits I used for the die cut and digital elements:
- Travelers Templates (photo collage)
- Plan It: Dividers (tabbed journaling and background)
- Around Here (title)
- Heart Backgrounds (background)
The greeting from the Around Here Kit perfectly expressed my feelings for these photos and gave me a great starting point for my journaling. I die cut the greeting from some glitter cardstock I had on hand. It was old from my stash. Probably from American Crafts POW collection. I think the color called it "Rocky Road" or something like that but to me it really gave off that rose gold look I was going for.
The tabbed divider pages from the Plan It: Dividers kit don't have to be used to make a mini album. Tabbed paged are some of my favorites for creating a great journaling spot and in this case a journaling spot with room for a greeting above. Plus, those tabs provide the perfect spot for some stamping!
Kerri’s stamps added the perfect additional touches to the text on the page. I used words, phrases, and images from her Line By Line Stamp Set and Tagged Stamp Set. I stamped everything with Versamark Ink and heat set with the amazingly awesome Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Embossing Powder! I am in love with this embossing powder! Looks amazing with the patterned paper and other rose gold elements on the desgin!
The tone on tone die cut heart background mixed with a few peachy pink hearts added interest and texture. I love how a die cut background brings interest to a design and when cut for a tone-on-tone look, it only adds texture and doesn't take away from the photos and story.
V I D E O
To watch the creation of this scrapbook page from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
G I V E A W A Y W I N N E R
Congratulations to Sandy M, the winner of the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit from the giveaway on THIS post. I've emailed you!
The winners of the Online Card Classes Sheer & Clear Class registration:
The winner of the goodie bag from the Simon Says Stamp My Favorite Release Blog Hop blog post is: Maureen Reiss!
I've emailed everyone!