Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Putting Happy Mail to Good Use!

This past Saturday was a very happy scrappy mail day!  I received some of the new Cameron collection and Saltwater collections by Elle's Studio, from Paper Issues.  And I also received some of the new burnished Wood Veneers and Sequins from the Studio Calico Atlantic collection from ACOT.  So of course, I had to get all of those goodies opened up and use them on a brand spankin' new layout.  My hoarding tendencies did kick in a little bit and I kind of winced every time I cut up one of those new papers, but in the end, I loved the page that I completed.

I knew I first wanted to use the Cameron collection (which is such an awesome boy collection) on a layout based on the 5/30/13 Sketch Thursday challenge at Elle's Studio.  Our little guy turned 4 on June 1st, and I have a tradition of taking photos of him on his birthday day and doing a layout titled "Today I Am...".  I will admit, that I did pick out a shirt for him that coordinated with the Cameron collection!!  HA!  Hey, those photos have got to look good with those patterned papers, right??!!

I will be honest and say, that the White space on this layout gives me anxiety, but I am really pushing to try new things in my page designs lately.  So I decided to go with it.  Definitely more clean and simple for me.  I used my Cameo to cut the negative stars at the top of the page, and added pop dots under several of the stars and added them back over the negative spots.  I also used some of the new cut files from Two Peas in a Bucket.  They have their June cut files in the shop and they are really fun!

Here's a look at the layouts I did for ages 2 and 3:


These pages are so fun to look back on and see how much our little ones have grown in a year.  And I can definitely see growth in my scrapbooking style from year to year.  

Products Used:  Patterned Paper & Tags:  Elle's Studio; Cardstock:  Bazzill; Wood Veneers & Sequins:  Studio Calico; Thickers:  American Crafts; letter stickers:  October Afternoon; Cut FIles:  Two Peas in a Bucket  

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