Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sharing a layout - These Are the Days

Sometimes, fun product just makes an entire layout more fun. I think that's the case with this layout I made over the weekend. How adorbs is that retro chipboard van? (For some reason, the pic looks dark online but not irl. Idk why that is...)

I started by cutting down my background paper (Crate Paper, I think)  to 8.5 X 11 since I only had one photo for this layout. Since this page is about a trip to the drive-in, I thought the tickets as background made sense. After trimming the photo a bit to get rid of busy background items, I placed in on the page against a horizontal strip of the side B of the same paper. (That's a great tip if you aren't sure how to match papers/patterns. Just use the reverse of the paper you chose.) I added a PL card to the left of the photo, so I'd have a spot for journaling. After that, I layered a chipboard old-timey looking sign to capitalize on the vintage feel.

In this photo, you can see the title block at the bottom right hand side of the page. I know a lot of people like to always put their titles on the top left since that's how we read, but I like to mix things up a bit. I started by tucking a PL card underneath the strip of paper to ground it a bit and to reduce its overall size. Then, I layered some goodies on the left to up the fun factor - stapled a couple of tags to the side of the photo, parked a chipboard retro van at the corner of the photo, added a Jillibean Soup fave label with the date, and finished with an arrow sticker.

Here's a look at the finished layout. It makes me pretty happy. Isn't that what scrapbooking is supposed to do?

Did you work on anything crafty this past weekend? Was it fun?


  1. I absolutely love this!! It's one of my faves of yours! Perfect!

  2. Gotta love the drive-in :) I need to go sometime. I recognise the Kraft PL card. I just spotted that exact one on my desk and put it with some photos to use. Thanks for sharing your layouts and stories with us.