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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a photo of how it ended. Not too much, but just enough to give it a little hint of me.
Some close ups of each page.
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!!