Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Not Your Average Layout

Happy New Year scrappers!

Now that the holidays are over and life is getting back on track I have a lot of scrapbooking to catch up on, so I decided I'm going to take it easy on myself. I purchased some divided page protectors from American Crafts, which you can see here. This is my first time using them and I have to tell you it was a lot of fun and so easy.

I started by printing three 4x6 photos. Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut a title and accents for my page. As a side note, I love my Cameo! I use thick cardstock, primarily Papertrey Ink, and it cuts beautifully, even thin details like you can see in the picture below.

I added some color mist to my cardstock. You should know, I make a big mess if I spray the paper while it's on my desk, so now I have a designated "misting" box.

It's a little difficult to tell from the picture below but I tested out where I wanted to adhere embellishments by placing the photos/paper in the pocket and then laying stickers, buttons, etc to the plastic. I also added stick pins to the layout by pushing them into dimensional adhesive. You can see that in the bottom right of the picture below.

A couple close-ups of my layout.

The Details:
  • Pattern Paper: October Afternoon 'Sidewalks'
  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
  • Silhouette Cameo: images from Silhouette online store
  • Stickers: October Afternoon
  • Star Stick Pins: Maya Road
  • Stamp: Technique Tuesday 'It's Ok'
  • White Embossing Powder-Stampendous
  • Sprinkler/Mist-October Afternoon 'Brown Bag'
  • Buttons: My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found"
  • Twine: The Twinery
  • Border Punch: Fiskars 'Apron Lace'
  • White Gel Pen
If you're looking for permission, I'm going to give it to you now...go easy on yourself. I love traditional 12x12 layouts, but I will admit, they take time. Allowing myself to use one of these divided page protectors saved me time, and right now that's important to me.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you today. I hope to see you back here soon!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I have used these before and it is a wonderful way to save time and it looks absolutely beautiful! The main thing is we get the photos in the books and tell what was happening in them. I figure it is always a bonus when they look this nice. Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

Carole P said...

I love your layout, Kate. I have never used these divided page protectors and now I want to. But, I think I need to use some of what I have before I buy yet another thing I'd like to try! The time saving aspect really appeals to me, especially when you can make a page look so nice in the process!

Dayna Sabrina said...

This is fabulous Kate! What a wonderful keepsake for your family. As always, I love to see your work!

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

I just love it! What a great idea!!

Michelle said...

Having spent the last 2 days on a LO try to get it 'just right' I think I'm going to try some of these pages - yours look fabulous.

Rebecca said...

I was looking at those sleeves at HL the other night and wanted to try them. I am behind on my scrapbooking and thought it would be a good way to get caught up some. I love the pics and the layout.