when i started scrapping years and years ago, there was one scrapper that always caught my eye in the magazines and idea books ... and that was erin clarkson (terrell). she has always had amazing layouts ... with such attention to detail and layers and texture. her style is very linear and fun ... and i think i have taken on the same sort of style in many ways. a few years back, i got in touch with her for some advice on some things. and now i don't just call her my "scrapping idol" (although i DO still call her that!) ... i get to call her a friend now too.
i love having the chance to swap photos with friends every now and then ... and scrap them for each other. i think it's fun to have new faces to scrap ... and i love the challenge of creating something for a friend that i think they'll enjoy. erin liked the idea too. so we picked out a few photos to swap. and here is what i made for her.
isn't her daughter daisy so adorable? i thought this was such a cute photo of the two of them. i have to admit ... this took me a while to do. i must have started about 4 different layouts ... using different products each time. honestly ... i think i was just a little nervous. i wanted to make something fabulous that erin would really love ... a lot of pressure scrapping for your "scrapping idol/friend". lol! which i know is crazy ... because i know she likes my stuff. i finally pulled out these my minds eye paper on monday ... and just went for it. the basics of this page (the paper placement and tags) are actually a lift of an older layout i did ... but one i always loved.
then i just started pulling random embellishments out that matched. found the large flowers and loved that i could bring some orange in there. i was looking for some chipboard for the title ... and i came across this chipboard tag that i thought was really cute. i tied it to a journaling spot with some string ... and then adhered it to the flower using pop dots for extra dimension. then i just added some buttons with mini brads in the centers. i asked erin for a small bit of journaling ... once i had the title on there.
and now you have to go check out the layout that erin made with my photos. you can see it HERE. i seriously love it ... so excited that she created something so cool for me!
pattern paper - my minds eye
ribbon - american crafts
journaling spot - heidi swapp
buttons - basic grey
brads - making memories, heidi swapp
flowers - heidi swapp
chipboard tag -
punch - stampin up
other - string, staples, tags