Saturday, June 5, 2010

This weekend, I'm busy trying to wrap up the 2009 album.  I thought I only lacked the title page but just realized I miscounted the pages and will need one more to make the spreads work out.  Ugh!  So close...  I love to scrapbook but when I get close to being finished with a project, I'm always anxious to get it done.  Of course there are some photos that I had not worked with so I'm sure I can work out one more page.

The page above is the last of the "Party" pages from last year's birthday party. Actually it is the first as it precedes "Party" in the book. Scrapbooking is supposed to be about doing what you like and not really having to follow 'the rules.'  Yet, there are guidelines, sort of, and one of those is not to use more than 3 fonts per page.  That was always the rule in Power Point presentations, too, so it must be a general copy editing rule or a carryover to the world of scrapbooking.  Anyway, I smashed it to pieces with this layout - with 6 fonts!  There really isn't any journaling in this introductory page so I just used lots of stickers, some die cuts and one stamp to get my message accross.

Project Notes:

  • The 3 rows of stitching around the edge help unify the busy layout.
  • I painted the arrows and then stamped the green one in tone-on-tone polka dots to coordinate with the pattern paper.  The white one is also painted before stamping with 'Family.'
  • I cut Turning with the Cricut and SCAL software.  Many fonts cut better if you use the Shadow option as it makes the letters a little thicker and less likely to bend or tear when removed from the cutting mat.
Finally I used some new puffy stickers from American Crafts for "and."  It was my first experience with these.  I really liked the look and dimension.

Ingredients: Stamps:  Polka Dot Basics by PTI; Make it Count by SU!
Ink:  Brilliant Blue by SU!
DSP:  Jersey Shore by SU!
Cardstock:  Bassill
Stickers:  Ledger stickers by October Afternoon; "and" Blackberry puffy stickers by American Crafts; the rest are old and I don't know where they came from.
Font for "Turning":  Honey Script
Font for "60": Arial Narrow

1 comment:

  1. What a fun layout. I didn't know about the 3 font rule. Actually I don't know of any scrapbooking rules. Guess I need the handbook teehee


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