More completed pages!
Here are a few more layouts that I finished during my February retreat. (I shared others on February 26 and February 18.) I hope you get some inspiration from them. Most of the products are retired in these pages, but the ideas may be helpful to many of you who create page layouts.
I designed this layout below years ago (2012 I believe) when Stampin' Up! carried the Simple Letters Alphabet Dies, the Designer Frames Embossing Folders, and the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits Dies. I had planned to use these pages to feature photos from their swimming lesson days, but never did.
(These pages below share Nick's fun times at the lake during July and August 2015.)
I was super proud of myself that I made goggles from the oval Designer Frames folder, some Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, and White Glossy Cardstock that I colored a bit with the Bashful Blue Marker. For those of you who have known Stampin' Up! products for awhile, I bet many of these product names take you back a bit. ;)
Because we carried Glossy White cardstock back then, I was able to create marbled watercolor background paper by just brushing on (and allowing to dry) watered-down ink.
This is a layout that I created fairly recently. And like the set of pages above, these were pages that we made during a scrapbooking class. I loved this layout, too. But I had to alter it a bit to get my photos to fit correctly. Click here and scroll down to see the original page I shared November 1, 2016.
(Here are Luke's Christmas 2015 photos.)
I didn't do much to alter the left page, but this right one I rotated 45 degrees. And then I lifted up the embossed green layer to re-positioned it, and I placed the "Ho, Ho, Ho" title next to Santa on the left page.
I was sad to cover up the stamped verse on this page, but it was too hard to omit photos from this fun December.
I created this left page awhile back. Can you tell I tried to make a school locker along the right edge of the page. I used brads and the Jewelry Tag Punch to make the handle/lock area of the locker. And I added small photos of Nick's actual artwork to the locker door. The lower corner of the page I stamped with images from the Extreme Elements stamp set, and I stamped the "vents" on the locker door with the Solid Stripes single stamp - both retired back in 2012.
(These pages show memories from Nick's May and June 2015...the final days of 3rd grade, piano lessons with Maddie, and Memorial Day weekend at the lake.)
During the retreat I made a coordinating right page by adding 3 matching hardware frames and matting the photos with Real Red cardstock. Too bad I didn't have that Extreme Elements stamp set anymore.
My favorite part of this layout is how I included photos of Nick's third grade artwork. As you saw already, I added a few pieces to the locker door.
But I also created a hidden pouch from a piece of Project Life Photo Pocket Page to store the rest of the artwork.
I know he will love looking back on these years from now.
I designed this layout just a couple years back for one of my scrapbooking classes. (I wish I could find when I originally posted it here in my blog, but I had no luck.) It features the Work of Art stamp set and the Metro Type Alphabet stamp set. I used the Borders Plate for the Simply Scored tool to get the fun bracket shape on the Real Red cardstock that extends into the left page.
(These pages feature photos from Luke's fun at the cabin during Fourth of July.)
I'm not sure why I made a shaker for this scrapbook page. I obviously thought it was a good idea at the time. But who is really going to pick up an album and shake it to watch the confetti and stars move? hahaha
I have two more sets of pages to share from this retreat, so I hope you'll visit me again.
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