Much as I enjoy taking lots of photos I still have to do something with them and now it is time to get back to my scrapbooking. James’ album will not get done on its own!
As I have said in previous posts, James is growing up in front of me again and here is a two photo layout using the Rugged Baby Boy Addition,s as well as a decorative pack that I received when I went to a Creative Memories training day last year (I am sorry I cannot remember the name of the decorative pack, but it is no longer available). The colours go so well together.
I have used a lovely striped pattern as the base of my page. I then placed a smaller cream patterned paper on the page and then put a trimmed sheet of grey paper from the Rugged Range over it. The two photos were placed side by side (I was just going through my page sketches from Chris Lothian and found a similar sketch from her!) and I have added a couple of embellishments on the photos. With this decorative pack came a gorgeous green metallic cardstock and I have tried to make it last several pages as it tones in so well with this album. I cut a strip of this green cardstock across the page and then placed a small strip of floral paper to add some decoration to the strip and break the wide strip. To tie in with other pages in the album I have used cloud cardstock to place under the cream paper for a tag. I finished this off with a title sticker from the Rugged Baby Addition Pack. I then finished off with a couple of black epoxy stickers from the P.S. I Love You range.
I am sorry that I am unable to give any precise measurements for my layouts but I tend to use whatever I have in my stash. I never throw out my scraps because I never know when I might need just that sized piece for a project. Small strips of paper make great ribbons for other layouts, and different shapes make good embellishments as well for both scrapbook layouts and cards.
Creative Memories Cardstock – Cloud
Creative Memories Cardstock – Green metallic
Creative Memories Rugged Baby Boy Addition Pack
Creative Memories P.S. I Love You Epoxy Stickers
Creative Memories Decorative Pack – sorry I can’t remember which one it was but it is no longer available.
Creative Memories Rotary Trimmer
Creative Memories Scissors
I hope I am showing that scrapbooking is not that difficult and the important part about scrapbooking is actually putting the photos into albums and writing down all our memories for future generations to understand where we have come from.