Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July Projects

Here's what I turned into to SGT for the month of July.

This layout features "Penny Lane" by My Mind's Eye and showcases the day we brought our sweet Makaela home from the hospital. Nothing like getting to those pictures over a year later right? If only that was how behind I was. {sigh}

And this layout below uses Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday line. I really like this line! More so than I first thought I would. There are so many different directions you can go with these papers. I chose to document Hannah with all the flowers we saw on our trip to Breckenridge, CO. Holy cow! If there was any other place I would want to live besides CA, it would be here. Truly a stunning place. And awesome for skiing and snowboarding in the Winter if you're into that.

I did something different with this layout. I chose to not only make a 2-page layout but to also add a sectioned page divider in between by Pebbles, Inc.

So here's the regular 2-page layout.

I used my circle cutter to get a nice half-circle. Then I backed it with cardstock and used some scallop decorative scissors to trim a border/mat for it. Got this idea from Kelly Goree of Basic Grey.

I grabbed some KI Memories lace paper I had and cut a section of it out. I backed it with cardstock as well to give it some punch. Got this idea from Christine Middlecamp.

For this little journal spot, I simply into a piece of patterned paper. This design was printed on it and I took it! Probably got this idea from many different people.

Now here's how this project will look when you flip through my scrapbook. The title page on the left and then the front side of that page protector. See how it has six 4x6 sections. It's perfect for extra pictures or added embellishment. I didn't have enough pictures to fill every slot, but didn't want to leave the ones I did have out. So I chose to embellish several of the sections. It's like doing mini layouts. I loved it!

Here's a closeup of the front of the page protector.

It's hard to see in this picture, but I actually cut out a circle from the plastic protector and then glued a flower directly onto the paper "showing" through. I wish I had popped each level of the flower up more, but hindsight is 20-20 right?

And here's what the scrapbook will look like when you flip the page protector. A couple more pictures and some embellished sections.

A closeup of the backside of the page protector.

These pockets still allow you to add some dimention.

I am so very hooked on these page dividers. If I sit and think hard enough, I can come up with endless possibilities for them. Like for example, cutting a slit on the very edges and making journaling tags that can be pulled out. I remember interactive pages were big a while back, but the problem was always how to allow for the interactive portion and still keep the layout in a page protector. This is one way to bypass that. I also think just loading them up with nothing but pictures pertaining to the event you're scrapbooking is an awesome use for them.

Now I am off to attempt to do some scrapbooking. I have so much I intend to work on but am feeling uninspired. I struggle with this A LOT! It's very frustrating. The times I am most inspired seem to be when my kids need me the most! When the house is all quiet ... crickets chirping! Go figure! Happy 4th of July if I am not back before then.


simply susan said...

Love these layouts. They are so precious! ...(I am so used to Facebook now, I was looking for the thumbs up icon at the bottom of your post....dah!)

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Those are all very pretty layouts. Love all the Cosmo!