Friday, August 24, 2012

Travel - For Jay's Album

I set a goal for myself a while back......it was to really focus on getting the pages done for Jay's trip album. I was sort of on a roll and then it came to a screeching halt. I have so many photos to scrapbook and very little time to do it. This combination is not really working in my favour.

I decided that trying to design each and every page myself was really slowing me down. I headed to Pinterest for a little inspiration. While browsing around I found this layout! The artist of that fine design is Kinsey Wilson.

Here is my version of her layout. I used one of the newest collections in our store from My Mind's Eye........The Sweetest Thing - Bluebell! The large 'T' was what really drew me in. I created it using my Silhouette. I cut the letter out of my background and then placed a piece of pattern paper on the back to cover up the hole. Then I poked holes around the outside (on the white background) and hand-stitched around the letter. Brilliant, huh?

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I cut this word right out of the pattern paper that I was using and used it as an embellishment. I added some Dew Drops for added interest.

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These buttons are part of the collection. I chose the patterns that worked best with my layout and then stitched them to my background. A few more Dew Drops tied it all together.

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There are some awesome stickers that go with this collection and one of them happened to have the 'adventure' phrase on it.......everything about this trip was an adventure. I had to use it.

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I added some chipboard letters to spell the word 'travel' and create my title.

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I placed my journaling behind my photo with a sticker for the tab to pull it up and down. I used my favourite font (Baby Boston) and printed it on one of the coordinating papers.

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I have to say that it was really nice to 'borrow' and idea from someone and make it my own. I think I will try this again really soon.

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8 comments:

  1. Oh, the timing couldn't be better. I am making a scrapbook for my grandbaby's first year and this will be perfect for the first page. I checked it out on Pinterest and there was a K, which is what I will be using. I love the cut-out and the stitching. Thanks so very much...I love it!!!

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  2. Love this technique...Will definitely use it somehow! Great layout...

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  3. love you take on this layout, beautiful colors and your hidden journaling, brilliant

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  4. I LOVE this...so inspiring...I can think of a few layouts that can do with a large letter on it.

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  5. Wonderful idea and using Pinterest as a jumping off point is great. This is Terrific with the large letter "T"!

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  6. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally amazing!!!! What great details and the layout is fabulous! Don't ya just LOVE Pinterest.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

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  7. Fun page! Congrats on your Sassy Cheryl win this week. Looking forward to your creation!

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