I just finished up an assignment today for the upcoming Spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. So I figured it was a good time to share a layout that I created for the Winter issue. If you haven't given the Winter issue a look yet, it's not too late. You can view, or even download it, for free HERE.
When you heard me say "Winter issue", were you expecting me to share a winter themed layout? Honestly, I was expecting to be assigned to a winter project, but was actually really happy when they asked me to work on the "What's Next" feature. It's a quick look at what to expect in the next issue, which is why I got to create a spring themed layout.
I was sent the From Me To You collection, from Pebbles, to use for my layout. There are so many great embellishments that coordinate with this collection. Sometimes I have a hard time deciding what to include, but sometimes I can rule things out because of the page design I end up with. Once I had the papers and photo in place, I narrowed down my choices. These stickers and chipboard pieces fit nicely into my page design.
I used my Silhouette die cut machine for my title, cutting out the word "Spring" fairly large. You might see a few indentations in the reddish cardstock. That's because it was an embossed patterned paper from an older collection that I had on hand, but the solid color on the back matched this collection perfectly. Those little chalkboard looking banner alphas are super cute, so I used them for part of my title as well. I took this photo before stitching them in place. So just imagine them all stitched down with white string.
There were lots of fun patterned papers in this collection, making it hard to choose just one or two. So I incorporated quite a few different patterns, just in small amounts. I cut strips from each paper in varying widths and pieced them all together on the page.
I can't wait until the Spring issue comes out, as I'm dying to share the layout I created for it. I just love how it turned out and it's so different from what I've been doing lately. But in many ways, it's a lot like layouts I've done in the past. I'm sure the issue will be here before we know it, with how quickly time seems to pass these days.