here is my other layout that went up on the jillibean soup blog yesterday.
this is one of those layouts, where the photos were one of the last things i decided on. every now and then, i will create entire layouts, without any particular photos in mind. i had this idea for doing a grid of pattern paper squares along the bottom of the layout. so i trimmed an assortment of pasta fagioli pattern papers, into squares. these are all just under 3 inches x 3 inches. i want to say 2.85 x 2.85 or something, if you want to get really specific. lol! then i inked the edges of all the paper with a brown ink pad, and adhered them down. the inked edges really seperate all the patterns from each other.
next, i trimmed off a strip of the filmstrip pattern paper, and adhered it above the squares using pop dots. i used a small hole punch to make a few notches on either end of this filmstrip piece. then i wrapped white string around the layout, about 7-8 times. the notches help keep the string in place, so that it doesn't slip off your finished layout. i added some corrugated flowers to the left side of the layout. for the center of the smaller one, i simply added mini silver brads to the center of a button and glue dotted it down. for the larger flower, i added a journaling sprout and a decorative brad to the flower using a pop dot.
i created this flower using my making memories slice and the basic elements design card. i choose one flower shape, and sliced it from kraft cardstock, pattern paper, and a specialty glimmer paper, all in varying sizes. i inked the edges of each flower, and bent the edges upward just a tad. i layered them all together, using lots of pop dots. then i arranged three of the sugar picks on top of the last flower (with a few glue dots underneath them), and then adhered a journaling sprout over the ends of the pins. this is an easy way to make sure the pins stay in place. a quick threaded button finishes off the flower.
it was at this point, that i figured i should choose some photos and a title. lol! i had created the rest of the layout, without anything in mind. no theme, no story. so i dug around in my photos, looking for some that i wanted to scrap, and that would match my layout, and that had a story i could tell. i decided to go with a few photos of sarah that i took shortly after her 11th birthday. i went with the space i had left for photos, and sized my photos to fit that space. then came up with a title that would fit the space i had left, after adding the photos. it's all so random when i do it. but it comes together in the end :)
this looks pretty blurry to me. but if you click on the photo, it should come up larger and you can read the journaling.
supplies: pasta fagioli italian seasoning pattern paper by jillibean soup, pasta fagioli romano cheese pattern paper by jillibean soup, pasta fagioli meatballs pattern paper by jillibean soup, pasta fagioli clove fresh garlic pattern paper by jillibean soup, pasta fagioli shell macaroni pattern paper by jillibean soup, pasta fagioli blended beans pattern paper by jillibean soup, atomic soup minced molecules pattern paper by jillibean soup, pasta fagioli journaling sprouts by jillibean soup, blue corrugated alphas by jillibean soup, red corrugated alphas by jillibean soup, baked beans alphabeans by jillibean soup, red cool beans buttons by jillibean soup, brown cool beans buttons by jillibean soup, flowers corrugated shapes by jillibean soup, orange/turquoise sugar picks by jillibean soup, green/quartz sugar picks by jillibean soup, red/brown sugar picks by jillibean soup, brads by making memories
i also wanted to let you know about a great deal over at two peas in a bucket. i do my best to link all the supplies that i use, in case you want to pick it up for yourself. if you have been stashing anything in your shopping cart, now would be a great time to check out ;)
after a rough start this morning, it put a smile on my face to see this on 2peas. i know this changes often, and i just happen to get lucky on being on all three spots at once. but i'll take it and enjoy it. until more gorgeous projects take my place. lol!