I'll be honest. National Scrapbook Day came and went, and I didn't do a single thing related to scrapping. In fact, I havn't scrapped a thing in almost two weeks. I wanted to throw something new up on the blog, so I figured I would share my other layout from the Simple Scrapbooks special issue from Creating Keepsakes.
As seen in the Simple Scrapbooks Special Issue, from Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.
There are a few articles in this special issue called "Keeping Scrapbooking Simple", and they are broken down to how many supplies you used. I created this layout for the "7-9 Supplies" article, and was asked to use just 7 products total for my page. The catch was that each patterned paper counted as 1 product. I love my patterned paper, so right away, I knew that at least 3 of my products would be patterned paper.
I started out with the die cut paper from Studio Calico. I just loved the cut out circles, and thought it would add lots of interest to what would end up being a "simpler" layout. I layered it over a neutral graph paper, so it wasn't solid white peeking out of those circles. Then for my third patterned paper, I choose a bright blue paper from Pebbles, to pick up the blue in Sarah's shirt. My fourth product was the green ribbon, used to seperate the patterned papers on the page.
My fifth product was the corrugated alphas I choose for my title. I choose red alphas, because I knew I would be using the dimensional butterflies, and a few of them were red. The butterflies were my sixth product. They are layered, with 3 different colors/patterns/papers, and come with the rhinestone brads already in the centers. I wanted to add a few matching rhinestone brads to my ribbon, to mimic the butterflies. So those three brads in the ribbon were my seventh product.
If you see this layout in the Simple Scrapbooks special issue, it will look a bit different. You won't see the computer printed journaling, and instead will see hand written journaling strips. Turns out, my computer font was a "product", and I had to switch it out. Bummer, I know. LOL. I know our handwriting is important to see in our albums, but I also feel like my own handwriting ruins the clean and linear look of my layouts. This is still the version that I love, so it's the version I'm sharing :)