Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Throwing in a Double Pager!!

I used to feel like I needed to do a double page layout for everything.  When I first started Scrapbooking, I had these rules that somehow got in my head that I thought I needed to follow.  Double page layouts for everything and I also liked to mirror my pages and carry over any element or color that was on one side to the other!!  :)  Well, one day I had an epiphany and realized, hey there are no rules in Scrapbooking!  So, I actually did a 180 and started creating almost all single page layouts.  I find that they are so much easier to design and I feel more comfortable with a single page, instead of spreading out my design across two pages.  But with that said, there are just some events that require a double page layout.  And who better to go to for some amazing double pagers than Sketch Support??!!  When Allison sent us the sketches to work with for February I knew that I definitely wanted to use the Two Page Sketch #25 for the photos from one of my daughter's Girl Scout activities.

This sketch was pretty perfect for the photos I wanted to use, so I didn't really change up very much on this one.  Here are some of the variations from the sketch:

Variation #1 - I made most of my changes to the sketch, in the sizes of the photos that I used. Instead of the two 2x2 and one 4x4 on the left page, I used a 6x4. I also changed the 3 photos on the far right hand side from two 3x3 and one 3x2, to two 2.75x2 and one 2.75x4.

Variation #2 - I added border strips above and below the photo grid.

Variation #3 - I stitched along the perimeter of the page.

Variation #4 - I added a frame (mat) behind the title and the pinwheels (which I added in place of the flowers on the sketch).

Variation #5 - Because of the size of my title, I moved the journaling strips down a little further on the page.

I hope you will head over and check out what my fellow DT members, Noey and Michele did with the sketch!  There is some great inspiration so far this week!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper and Anna Griffin
Adhesive Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket
Brads: Bazzill
Thickers: American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers: October Afternoon
Stickers: October Afternoon
Font: CK Handprint
Edgers: Provo Craft
Embroidery Floss: Janlynn
Pen: Zig Memory System
Adhesives: 3L Mounting Squares, Zig Memory System and Recollections


  1. Love the chipboard accents you used! So cute! And the stitching all the way around the page is fabulous! I am loving your 2 pager!

  2. I just love your pages! The bright colors and the detail are awesome and I love pages with plenty of photos. Be sure to enter it in this weeks challenge at She's A Sassy Lady. TFS

  3. Kudos to you for the two pager! Love how everything coordinates! Just love the title with the chipboard!

  4. I love everything...the sketch, bright colors, borders, and the fact that it is a two page layout, my favorite!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. I loved this layout when I saw it this morning on Sketch Support. Could be because I was in Girl Scouts so it made me smile, but it's more the embellishments. Such a cute layout!

  6. Kudos to you on creating a 2pager!! I always struggle with those! I loveeeeeeee the photos and the colors!!! GORGEOUS!! And I totally agree and it's one of my scrappy motto's... there are NO RULES in scrapping! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. Super cute! I used to only scrap 2 pagers and I really felt limited so I stopped! It has totally allowed me more freedom.

  8. What a bright fun layout! I love how you did a two page spread for this! Beautiful work.

  9. this is adorable Ashley! very colorful and fun, I feel the same way, one pagers are more fun, I only do a two pager if it's a birthday or holiday with a lot of photos.

  10. Adorable. I love the use of OA paper.