Here's a new layout I had up on the Chic Tags blog using some of my favorite embellishments and a pic from our road trip up the California Coast last summer.
I wanted my photo (straight off my phone) to be the
center of attention, so from there it was just a matter of picking the
perfect pieces to highlight and accent my photo. I started by die
cutting my cardstock and layering it over the patterned paper. Next I
did some machine stitching on the sun rays, then added the cute Hello flair button right on top of my photo.
Here's a new layout I had up on the 3 Birds Studio blog using the Midday Medley collection and this great sketch.
If you’ve never tried using a sketch before, this might be a fun time to give it a go! There’s no right or wrong, it's just there for inspiration. For my take on the sketch, I followed the general design pretty close with just a few changes.
One element from the sketch that I didn't follow was the title and journaling placement. Instead of adding them below my photo, I added the journaling directly to the photo before printing, then added the title using stickers from the Sticker Flair Kit. You could also achieve the same look by writing directly on the photo with a “photo-safe” permanent marker, then adding your sticker title.
We returned from our trip last Friday, by Saturday morning I had looked at all the photos, and by Saturday afternoon I had already scrapped a few ;)
Now before you think that I'm all caught up with my scrapbooking, let me set the record straight that I'm not caught up, and probably never will be. I loved this photo of my son though, so it just had to be scrapped.