Thursday, May 7, 2009

National Scrapbook Month: Layout #1

We're coming to end of the first week of May and I bet you were wondering if I've finished my first scrapbook layout... well, I HAVE!!!!! Take a look:

These are my sister, Keely's kids... yes, ALL 7 OF THEM! Aren't they adorable?! I'm so behind with my albums that the baby (who was 3 months old in the picture) is now 3 YEARS OLD!
The scrappin' kit I used is called Crew Kids-Boy (retired)... which is ironic, considering that there's only one boy out of the whole bunch... yes, Sam is a lucky guy to have 6 sisters, don't you think? :)
Here's a close-up of the title...
Do you recognize the alphabet set I used? It's a sneak peek from the not-yet-released 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog called Jumble Alphabet. Check out the flyer to see all of the 52 letters (2 of each). It's available only during May for you to order (115199/$35.16) at 20% off! After that, you'll have to wait until the new catalog is released on July 1 and pay full price. In case you were wondering, I used a couple other alphabet sets on this layout: Calendar Alphabet & Short Order Numbers.
I sort of got lucky with the wave along both pages. I started off with two pieces of 12x12 Wild Wasabi (retired) card stock and positioned the pictures how I thought they looked best on the pages. Then I took the lined paper and thought "Hey, wouldn't it be nice if I could use this one piece on both pages?" The way the pictures were, it didn't take much for that to work. I drew a light pencil line and cut it out. Then the fun began! I punched circles and "randomly" placed them so that no 2 touching were the same... size/color/etc. After I was happy with the "random" look, I used Tombo Mono Multi adhesive to adhered them to just the lined paper. The pictures are tucked behind the wave, so I attached those in place before the I glued down the wavy layer.
Hope this inspires you to get working on your albums... it is National Scrapbook Month, afterall!
Happy Stampin & Scrappin! :)


Anonymous said...

Great job! You have inspired me to get going again on MY scrapbooking!By the way...your neices and nephew are adorable! (Can you tell I'm the grandma?)

Laura Brown said...

Great layout! Good for you sticking with your challenge to get those pages done this month!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic layout! I really like how the title looks with the new alphabet I had not decided yet iF I was going to get it but love how it looks here.

Carmen said...

Wonderful layout!! Came out prefect!