i'm back with another layout share for you. another layout that was started, then put away and forgotten. only to be pulled back out last week. this one is about my slice informercial trip that i took about 2.5 years ago.
i had started this layout forever ago. but i really didn't get very far. basically, i had two sheets of white cardstock, and all of the photos attached, just like you see here. i was lifting myself, from another layout i had done about a different trip, and using the same sort of photo placement. so the photos on here were all arranged and adhered, with the idea that i'd be adding all my pattern papers around them.
then i created THIS layout for an assignment. which didn't work out, so i blogged it. and i even mentioned the fact that i had this layout started, but had just never finished it. even though i had a layout done, i still wanted to finish this one at some point. it had more photos, and more room to tell the story.
while at CHA, kristin and linda at were sweet enough to share some of their new lily bee papers with me. i decided to put them right to good use, and pulled out several sheets to use. i started with the pink polka dot strip across the center of the pages. when i went to adhere it, i realized that my white cardstock page wasn't quite 12 inches wide. which seems strange, since cardstock is 12x12. lol! it was a noticeable amount too. so i decided to trim down a tad bit from the top and bottom as well, and then mat both pages on green cardstock.
i used a notebook paper border punch on some of the aqua and yellow dot pattern papers, and then layered them together across the top of the pages. i also used a scalloped edged punch on the yellow patterned paper, to go across the bottom of the pages, and a small strip next to the photo you see above.
all of my photos across the bottom of the pages are 2x3 inches in size. such a great way to get lots of photos on a layout. i have 16 photos across the bottom, and 4 larger focal photos across the top. i also pulled out some fun flowers from bella blvd, to embellish the page. i had wanted to give a little seperation between the word "slice" and "infomercial" in my title, and the flower was perfect. there are four flowers in a pack, so the other three decided to find a spot to stay as well.
i used some of my bella blvd simply simona chipboard alphas for my title. they fit perfectly on that pink strip of pattern paper.
i had plenty of room for journaling on this layout. i fit the first part of my story, on the first page. and then a larger journaling piece on the second page. i printed my journaling on some older scenic route grid patterened paper. love that stuff.
yay! another trip and adventure scrapped and in the albums! feels good! i will most likely print out my blog post about this trip, and add it into the album somehow. i love going back and reading those, since i tend to have more info in there, since i usually blog about it while it's fresh in my mind.