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Scrapbook Layout :: Layla

OMG...I actually did a scrapbook page! What's the motivation? Well, there are a couple of reasons. On Saturday, I directed my first family photo session (helping my hubby, Mac, the photographer). I didn't know what to expect, but I came prepared with notes, ideas, and a great attitude that it would work! It all turns out that Layla, who is featured in the photo above, is a natural model and responded well to my direction! The photos turned out so well, I decided to scrapbook a page to capture it in its full form. My other reason for scrapbooking (so quickly) was to participate in American Crafts weekly challenge. This past week, they challenged designers to use three different sets of thickers in one layout! GOT IT!

Wanna see a few of the photos? Click here! So proud of Mac...he's a really GREAT photographer! I'm so happy to be able to scrap great photos now! :)

Here's what I did

I started with an 8.5" x 11" page, added the photo, then strips of paper, pom poms, and buttons. The strip of summer sunrise cardstock is stamped with a circle image from PTI Retro Background Basics! I adhered a small button on top of a large button for added dimension. Boy, I've been WAITING to use that big button...you just don't know how happy I am about the button! The scallop edge on the right side is a short-cut strip by Bazzill that I stamped using PTI Damask Designs in raspberry fizz + summer sunrise! I cut a strip of Amy Butler pink damask fabric and wrapped it around until I created a flower and adhered a glittered brad to the center! I folded a piece of spring moss cardstock and cut two leaves to confirm that "it's a flower." Next, I stamped a border at the bottom, added an eyelet (by SU!-it says, "too cute to handle"), and of course the thickers. I embellished the remainder of the page using my white gel pen, rhinestones, and a curly label punch.

I'm giving it to Mom + Dad in a Making Memories shadow box. I really wanted one last minute and couldn't find one - even online (I probably didn't look hard enough). So, I was at Target yesterday, checked out the framed section...NOTHING...then was in the scrapbook section and found it...not there, but by the photo albums...YES YES YES! I knew it was meant to be! I'm such a 'signs' person!!

Have a great Thursday! Thanks so much for stopping by!

:: My Goodies {layla...got milk?}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-damask designs + background basics-retro
Ink: Stampin' Up-white; Papertrey Ink-raspberry fizz + summer sunrise
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-new leaf + spring moss + summer sunrise + raspberry fizz
Pattern Paper: Paptertrey Ink-raspberry fizz mix
Accessories: American Crafts Thickers- charcoal lullaby + white giggles + orange sprinkles; Stampin' Up!-scallop edge punch + hooray designer hardware + curly label punch; Amy Butler-pink damask fabric; Bazzill Basics-cardstock strips + floss; Chatterbox-brad; Uniball-signo gel pen; Joann Fabrics-pom pom trim; Craft Supply-buttons; Making Memories-shadow box frame; Photo Courtesy of Boldlifestyle Photography


Deanna said...

Like love it! It toally rocks! I also did this AC challenge, I have to get that posted today! Awesome job!

Ifat Art said...

That is so adorable!!!!

I love that photo!

Regan said...

omg omg- this is so totally amazing!!

M. Newell said...

Got Skills!

Ashley, you totally rocked this design out! It was a great photo session and I am so happy that you selected one of my photographs to be in your design. Very cool indeed:)! You rock babe!

Stamping Cafe said...

Such a fabulous layout, Ashley!! Love the colors, the flower, and the pom pom trim! Perfect!!

Heather P. said...

Wow, this is ~gorgeous~!

Cathy Pascual said...

omg - this is sooooo adorable!!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Look at you go! A scrappin' queen too! Gorgeous layout and photo!!

naomi said...

i love this layout!!! I love what you did with the flower too...genius! I also thought that overlapping the 2 pom pom colors looked really good!!

Good job on this layout!!! Amazing Ashley! Talk to you soon!

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous!!! I love the bold & bright colours, and the pic is absolutely precious!! :)

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