Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our Time Together

In many of the popular scrapbooking videos, product is used liberally.  Well, I'm a bit frugal.  Take label stickers for example.  I want to use them to actually label something often the date as I did in the lower right corner of this two page spread.  Yet on videos, such as Shimelle's, label stickers are often part of the embellishment often in significant quantity.

I found a compromise for this layout.  I just started out doing a two page spread but realized I could take a tip from Glitter Girl and flip and reverse the layouts so they are a flipped mirror image.  All I had to add was something oval or circular to the upper left corner to balance that label with the date on it.   A grouping of labels would work but what a waste it seemed.

Then I found one that had been partially torn - the small yellow scallop and then the red one that is actually a holiday sticker I probably would never use.  So I picked those plus the orange one and hid the offending parts under the photo. This made good use of stickers that would have been tough to use.  And I think it really pulled this layout together.

So don't throw away those torn or odd stickers, just hide the under something and put their best side up.

For the rest of the layout, I used Pink Paislee canvas banner for the title by brushing with pastels and then stamping with a small dot stamp before adding the Basic Grey chipboard letters.

The banner was CASEd from this layout from Abstracts Mixed with Extracts blog.  I used a couple 6x6 paper pads from My Mind's Eye.  The little people from Studio Calico represent our family on vacation - Lenny, me, my stepdaughter, her husband and the two children.  I just love these wood accents plain, painted or whatever.  They are so versatile.  The brads are from Teresa Collins.

I picked these photos of ordinary stuff to start scrapping our family vacation rather than starting with the big events.  They are heavy on the journaling of just simple stuff about games we played and meals we shared. Just hanging out together is a special part of the trip.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Glad you used the circles. They do seem to pull the layout together. I love what you've done. It has a relaxed, fun-loving feel. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I've been looking at this again, and I didn't do you justice on my initial comments. The more I look, the more I LOVE it! I love the banner title, the multi-color "ribbons" at the bottom, the mirror image, the little wooden people, and most of all the ordinary slice of life subject matter. Once again, you have wowed me. Well done!

  2. Love your banner title and all the little details you put into this.

  3. This is a great spread, Lisa, with so many wonderful details! I love the ribbons across the bottom and the little wooden family. Great tip about the stickers, too.


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