I have a new layout up over at Kerri Bradford Studio today. It's quite a bit different than my normal style, but I kind of like it.
I have no idea why, but I was randomly thinking about these photos of two of my previous daycare kids, Miranda and Nikolas, last week. I have used these photos on a layout before. But it was using a kit that I was doing some package samples for, and the products I had to use didn't do much for me. So I pulled up the photos and decided to scrap them again.
Now, I am really loving the look of Instagram photos. However, I don't have an iPhone, or a cell phone with a decent camera, or anything special device with a camera. So my personal way of using Instagram is a bit involved. I find the photos that I want to share (or this case, add a filter and print), and email them to myself. Then I take my older hand-me-down iPod Touch, and pull up that email. I save the photos to my iPod, and then from there, I can load them into Instagram. I add the filters that I want, and turn them into the cute square images. They automatically save themselves, and then I email them back to myself. Then I go back to the laptop, pull up that new email, and download the Instagram photos. Lastly, I pull them up in Photoshop and get them ready to print. Time consuming? Yes. LOL.
All of the papers I chose for this layout are from Echo Park. I am in love with using grid patterned papers lately, for my backgrounds, and this one here is from the Note To Self collection. The green, pink, and yellow papers are all from the This & That collections. When I dig around for titles to cut on my Silhouette, I love to look for ones that have a fun mix of fonts. The mix of a more block-ish font, along with a cursive font, is my favorite.
Since my photos were all squares, I thought it would be fun to use a few more square pieces on the page, and just fit them all together randomly on the page. I'm such a linear scrapper, and love to line up my photos, that I wanted to be a little more random in design for this layout. I found these sunburst shapes in the This & That Freedom kit, which is geared towards Independance Day. While this would look awesome on a full 12x12 (sadly, I don't have a Cameo yet), I just cut them into smaller squares to use.
Lastly, I set out to find some embellishments to add to the centers of the sunbursts. Normally, I would go straight to my buttons, but I decided to try and stay away from them on this layout. I came across these tissue paper flowers from Studio Calico, which for whatever reason, I have never used. There are three different sets, and the colors all matched my papers perfectly. Such a simple way to finish the page.