It's been quite a while since we've had a free-for-all layout sharing day. We have a fun mix of layouts from our layout designers to share with you. Look closely and you'll see some creative uses of our new collections (which will be shipping out VERY SOON!). I love seeing designers use themed collections for everyday layouts, as it shows just how versatile our products can be.
“Big Boy Sand Toy”, by Katherine
When creating a scrapbook layout I find
it fun to use paper and products from a specifically themed collection for a
completely different reason than what it was intended. That was the case for
this layout. Who would have guessed that many of the patterns of this layout
were intended for engagement and wedding themed projects. Even the green arrow
and the phrase "Its gonna be awesome" comes from the Engaged at Last
Boarders Paper. I also liked how the black lined paper coordinated with this
driving page with the lines mimicking those on a road instead of lined paper.
And the neutral colors of some of the papers from Love and Marriage and Engaged
at Last pair wonderfully with the elements from the Sand and Surf line that
gave the project a pop of color.
Love And Marriage: Smokeys In Love, Borders; Engaged At Last: Bachelor Party,
Bachelor Extras; Sand & Surf: Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Flags: Sand
& Surf; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Oreo; High Five Alpha Stickers: Brown,
"Cute Brothers", by Yohko
I wanted to use the photos that my sons were
playing tag. The Birthday Boy collection is perfect for boys not only the
birthday. I started with the Streamers as my background paper. I then choose
orange, green and blue items and added the little cute frog chipboard.
Birthday Boy: About A
Boy, Toadilly Cool, Just A Note, Eat Cake, Streamers, Borders, Alpha+Bits
Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Button Market:
Stars; Designer Tape: Orange Stripe; Chao Chip Versatile Elements: Trees,
Family Words; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Family Dynamix: Just Write
Journaling Stickers; Sophisticates: Miniatures Family
of Play Doh”, by Megan Klauer.
to show how versatile the new lines are. Even if you don't have a wedding in
your plans this year, the color combinations and designs can be used for
everyday activities such as playing with a mess of Play Doh. The Stars &
Hearts Chipboard pieces continue to be some of my favorites to use.
Kiss Me: Flutter;
Love & Marriage: May Eighteenth, Borders, Smokeys in Love, Just Write
Journaling Stickers; Engaged at Last: Bachelorette Party, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just
Write Journaling Stickers, Bachelor Extras, He Proposed; Sienna Chipboard
Alphas: Punch; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Designer Tapes: Piggy
Pink Stripe; Crochet Flowers: Poppy, Daisies; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars &
“I Belong With You”, by Jennifer Chapin.
My newest favorite song is "Ho Hey" by the Lumineers. It's been stuck
in my head for weeks and I thought it would be a perfect title for a layout
about my husband and me. I used the Sienna chipboard alphabet to make a bold
title on the right side of my page. Try using one of your favorite songs as a
starting point for your next page - it's a great way to come up with new
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Scallop, Freestyle Banana; Love And
Marriage: May Eighteenth, Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling
Stickers, Wedding Day Miniatures; Sienna Chipboard Alpha: Blueberry; High Five
Alphabet Stickers: Gulf, Piggy-Punch; Designer Tape: Cotton Candy Chevron, Gray
Dot, 12mm Combo Pack; Flags: Bachelorette
"So Proud”, by Leanne Allinson.
My daughter has recently graduated from Primary School and is now, in 2013,
about to start High School. I wanted to document this moment as a
celebration even though she is unsure of this next phase. The colors and
patterns I've chosen from the Bella collections, still have a little girl feel
to them but with a sophisticated twist. The photo placement, journaling and
embellishments have also been bordered by paper strips to represent a road for
her up-coming journey.
Kiss Me: True Love, Flutter, Bouquet Kisses, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write
Journaling Stickers; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Oyster, Sprinkles
& Lace Ice, Miniature Card Sentiments; Birthday Girl: Miles of Smiles; Birthday
Boy: Eat Cake; Designer Tape: Piggy Pink Stripe; Simply Simona Chipboard
Alphas: Saltwater; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; Ciao Chip Elements: Trees,
Stars & Hearts