To celebrate National Scrapbook Day this past weekend I made 3 spring scrapbook layouts. It was exciting to see all the fun stuff going on for #NSD across the sites & twitter.
Michelle came over Friday night to scrapbook and we had fun working on our pages. Friday I planned out these three layouts (selecting/resizing photos, finding paper, choosing a sketch for the layout and ordering the photos). I picked up the photos on Saturday and then completed these layouts Sunday evening.
Oh, how I would have given to scrapbook all weekend! The were so many fun crops, contests, make/takes & sales going on to celebrate. (maybe next year?) But I’ll take having time to get these three layouts done any day!
Rainy Day Egg Hunting:
For this layout I used the Two-Page Sketch #19 by Allison Davis found at Sketch Support.
I followed the sketch pretty closely. Except-I decided to not do the stitching around all the 4×4 photos. There’s so much going on already with these photos & paper that I didn’t want to complicate the layout or ruin the photos with the needle.
However, Like some of the examples I used the sewing machine to stich around the large die cut on the left page. The black stich helps make the shape stand out and show the cute little rain boots.
All the pattern paper found in the layout is by Three Bugs in a Rug and the rain boot paper is sooo cute! I am glad that it worked out to be the hero piece.
I love this sketch because the main photo is so LARGE (5×7). I like to have larger photos and this was a great layout to get MANY photos (9 total) on a two page spread. I love that Gavin was smiling for this photo too! (it’s become rare to catch a smile this last year when the camera comes out)
Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzil, Pattern Paper- Three Bugs in a Rug (April Showers), Die Cut Shapes Three Bugs in a Rug (Little Chick), Letters-Thickers
First Easter Egg Hunt:
This layout is based on Two-Page Sketch #20 found at Sketch Support. I love sketch support sketches and use them all the time. Normally I’d tell you they are quick and easy to do. But this one is the hardest one I’ve ever done! You might ask, “Why is this?” Because there are 20 different strips/pieces of paper in this layout. It was very challenging to get them to line up straight, figure out which pattern would look best where and took a lot of time. I think it’s a strong layout so I am glad I did it but boy was I surprised by the difficulty.
I decided to do the stitching across the bottom and down the sides on the right page. With so many pieces it helped hold it all together as well as giving it a more polished look.
Funny thing is that I just now see there’s another stich horizontally under the title and I didn’t even see that until tonight as I am typing this up! I missed that one and think it helps
Supplies: rub on letters- mini Marks American Crafts, Glittery letters- Dear Lizzy + American Crafts, green letters -Thickers, Pattern Paper- Dear Lizzy + American Crafts (Spring Collection), Cardstock- Bazzil, Spring Dimensional Stickers (Remarks)-Dear Lizzy + American Crafts, Ribbon-American Crafts
My little Lucky Charm:
This layout is based on Two-Page Sketch #17 found at Sketch Support. This cute Rusty Pickle circle Celtic style paper is perfect for this sketch with a huge die cut shape on the right page. (I am also planning to do the star version of this page in a 4th of July layout later this summer)
For the garland of shapes that spans the layout I used varying sizes of circles. I sewed them to the page using the machine and was happy the needle behaved and didn’t run the paper.
Supplies: Pattern Paper-Rusty Pickle (Lucky), Cardstock-Bazzil, Letters-American crafts, Making Memories, Brown Thread, Circle Punches-EK Success (5/8, 3/4, 1)
Now that I’ve done Easter 2010 & 2011 I am excited to do Easter layouts for 2012! (hopefully this weekend) I found some cute spring flower paper (in my girl stash drawer) that should work. I made a few spring cards with it yesterday so that I could see how the colors work together and I think it will be great for a layout. I’ll share the cards soon!