Monday, June 28, 2010

The One with June American Crafts Layouts

These are the two layouts I made for American Crafts for the month of June:
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Grandpa Tedder the Gooder and Better.

Tips and tricks: I actually didn't watch anything while scrapping today. I just wasn't in the mood I guess. In my drawer of "to scrap" photos I have a book full of pictures of my Grandpa Ted from back in the day when he was a soldier. (Grandma if you want this album back let me know and I can bring it in August). All of the pictures have deckled edges and are held in the book with photo corners. That's old school scrapbooking for ya! :) So I chose two of my favorite pictures of him, trimmed down the deckled edges, and glued them to a yellow cardstock background. Then I spent a good amount of time handcutting these flowers from patterned paper. I stuck the flowers around the photos using pop dots. Then I found six different kinds of black Thickers, the smaller the better, in my stash. Each word is a different texture - I used velvet, flocked, epoxy, glitter, vinyl, and fabric. American Crafts also makes foil, foam, regular chipboard, glossy chipboard, etc. So many options, that's why I heart them. Once everything was in place I journaled around the flowers.

Journaling says: Ever since I can remember, Grandpa Ted has referred to himself as Grandpa Tedder the Gooder and Better. He had so many sayings, phrases, and stories that he'd tell his three daughters growing up that they combined them all into a Book of Tedderisms. I can see where my mom and brother get their good looks, my Grandpa was (and still is!) a handsome man. One of my favorite stories he likes to tell begins with: There I was, prop blast blowing in my face...

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, letter stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Craft knife, paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars

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Dear Fox

Tips and tricks: I wanted the main embellishment of this layout to be pinwheels so I chose a patterned paper background that matched my photos and picked one color patterned papers to make the pinwheels out of. I cut various sized squares from the papers, snipped from the corners towards the middle, pulled every other section to the middle, and secured them all to the middle with a brad. I added some crocheted flowers and fancy brads to the mix. I like to lay everything in place before I glue it down and take a picture of it in case Rachel comes in and starts batting all my little pieces around.

Journaling says: Dear Fox - It's so much fun to feel you move, wiggle, kick, and squirm. It makes this whole pregnancy thing feel so real. So keep it up! Love, your Mom.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, brads (fabric, glitter, jewel, pearl), crocheted flowers, letter stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Scalloped border punch, paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love these two pages, so gorgeous!

Chris said...

These layouts are both soooooo good!

Nate and Annie said...

I love these pages! Beautiful work!

Mandie said...

ove these! love all the cut out work on the 1st one & the second one is so darn cute!

vanessa said...

awww this is such a cute scrap layout!oh, and by the way do you already have a name planned out for the baby??

Maria said...

Both awesome, awesome layouts Paige!!!!

LadyBug said...

Beautiful Pages. I love that you post the journalling for us to read it make the LO's so much more "alive" to understand them fully :)

angela ploegman said...

Love both your layouts...the one about your grandpa really speaks to me...must get some photos of my grandfathers scrapped soon!!

Melanie said...

Wow--what gorgeous layouts! Love the pinwheels :)

You look adorable--and I love the name Fox. My friends have a Fox and he is the cutest thing ever!