Embellishing Your PL Layouts

Monthly Sneak Peak | Tuesday 10 September 2013 1:36 am

Hi! It’s Jackie with you today to share with you some on embellishing your pages.

So, I was completely in the dark about pocket-style scrapbooking and I have now become totally in love with it! I find that with 3 little ones, doing a 12 x 12 layout, consistently, was just not happening (I think the fact that my oldest doesn’t have much after her 6 month layout and my middle daughter doesn’t have past her cover, might be a hint that I was not keeping up with it…like at all – they are now 6 & 7).

Anywho, back on topic, the thing that I love the most about pocket-style, is that if I do not have time to do any sort of embellishing, that is totally okay – it still looks great AND I have all of the family’s memories recorded. Buuuuttt, let’s say there are a extra few minutes that I can devote some time to scrapping – I say then, let’s go CrAzY! LOL!

For today, I wanted to show you the same layout, 2 different ways. The first way, I will be using only the Project Life Blush Edition. I will not add anything to it, simply leave it how it was intended to be – super cute all on it’s own…well, with added pictures & some journaling ;) . Then, I am going to use that same layout and add some embellishments to the pages.

Here is my layout for the week of February 22-28. (Shhh…don’t say anything, I am kind of behind). I did a little journaling on each page but, as you will notice, the pink 4×6 on the second page is blank. I left it blank to make it a title card for the layout.

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You see, this would totally work, to leave it as is – the colors go well together and they are super cute, without anything added. But…we are showing a comparison right?. Let’s add some embellishments! I got out a little mix of items, not sure that I would use them all but, it never hurts to have out more than what you will need. I had out some colored sequins, wood veneers, die cuts (I actually used the Maggie Holmes digital kit and my Cameo, using the Print ‘n Cut feature – look for this video on my next blog entry), paper clips, flair buttons, washi tape and glitter.

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For the title card, I started out with a blue tab and a camera-shaped paper clip. When I started playing around with it, I added some black Thickers, heat embossed the numbers, wrapped it with some filmstrip washi tape and punched out a blue heart to fit into the camera. I did get rid of the blue tab by the end, since I didn’t really like they way that shade of blue looked against the other blues.

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Next I used the new fall line of Tim Holtz Distress Glitter and added some color to my wood veneers. This particular glitter requires liquid adhesive, so I used Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal Effects.

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Here is a photo of how it ended. Not too much, but just enough to give it a little hint of me.

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Some close ups of each page.

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Thank you guys for stopping by! I totally hope this encouraged you all to not only feel nothing but love for your kits, but also, don’t be afraid to add a little of YOU! <3

Hope you all have a scrap-fabulous day!!

1 Comment »

  1. Comment by jenny — September 12, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    Jackie, I loved reading your post, and looking at your pages. Your writing is absolutely gorgeous, as are you children! Such an easy way to use up some scraps on our store bought PL cards. Thank you for the inspiration! xo -Jenny

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