Great Outdoors Page Kit

Great Outdoors Adventure Layout - Scrapbook Generation Page Kit (2)

Here’s a quick layout I made with the Boy Crazy page kit from Scrapbook Generation.    I like using page kits from time to time to help get me closer to my goal of being caught up.  This boy crazy kit comes with everything you need to make the layout and even a sketch so you can do it again.    All you have to do is assemble!

The sketch outlined 5 photos but I wanted to add two more for a total of 7 photos.  I changed a 5×3.5 photo to a 2×3 (on the far right side with the three kids) and then added the two 2×2’s to the layout.  I like how many photos you can add to this layout and LONG title across the bottom. 

Great Outdoors Adventure Layout - Scrapbook Generation Page Kit

This Take a Hike line is great for the camping trips & hikes in the mountains.  I used it for our camping trip from last summer and this might be the most recent event that I’ve scrapped.  If I go by my chronological list of pages to scrap I am working my way through 2011 now. 

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I subscribed to some of the monthly SG kits during 2012.  I’ve stopped them now so that I can get through them all and also need to finish up with my stash.  I haven’t had to buy any paper or embellishments for layouts for quite some time (at least 6 months)!  I love all the new stuff out there after CHA but I am holing back till I actually need new supplies for layouts.  We have another scrapbook retreat weekend coming up soon and I am excited to get more layouts completed.  

Supplies:  Paper & Stickers-Simple Stories Take a Hike Collection (Page Kit from Scrapbook Generation)

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Layout Page Kits

Recently I’ve ordered a few page kits from Scrapbook Generation and wanted to share one that I’ve completed.   

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This is the Girl Crazy Page Kit from a few months back.  It’s  made with the lovely Pebbles Fresh Goods Collection.     I love the colors in this kit and that such large pieces of pattern paper are used, it crates a nice backdrop for photos from our trip to the San Juan Islands. 

Page kits are a great way to keep up with your layouts because everything that you need comes in the kit so they are very FAST to complete.   The only thing you need to do is select the photos, edit/resize to fit sizes in the layout.   

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Do you have a huge list of layouts on your list?   and you’d like to get caught up?   I recommend you try this shortcut for some of your layouts.  Also my good friend, Tara, swears by page kits and pretty much uses them exclusively these days and is very caught up with her scrapbooks.    On the Scrapbook Generation website you can see all the different themes/versions they offer.  The best part is if you sign up they automatically come each month. 

For this sketch there are there are 3 4×6’s, one 4×4 (top middle) and then the far right called for a 4×6 too.  I love when there’s room for so many large photos.

I decided to change the far right from a 4×6 to 6 smaller photos (a few 2×2’s and 2×3’s) so that I could get a few more photos in this layout.  With Allison Davis’ sketches she always mentions that you can change the photo block to make it fit the photos you’d like to share.

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After completing the layout, I had just a few leftover pieces and made a simple spring card that could be used for for any occasion (spring, Mother’s day, simple note to a friend).    I was inspired by the MCM Sketch #83 at Scrapbook Steals.   Since I only had a few small scraps left I didn’t follow the sketch fully. 

Spring Hello Card

For this beautiful colorful spring/summer paper I think simple is best to let the patterns shine.   For the final touch, I added some leftover ribbon from the birthday pennant banner that is the perfect color for this card and the inked the edges.

To respond to Shawna’s question of “what are you doing with all cards you’ve been making?”  I need to start mailing them to my friends & family.    If your address is in my outlook then there’s a good chance you could get one.  :)