January 2, 2012

4 of 4… Silly, Chilly, Days

Posted in 2 page Layouts, Echo Park Paper Co at 8:37 am by Michelle

This was the last of the 4 layouts that I worked on & it’s also the one I spent the most time on, as I wanted it to be different than all the rest!! I just wasn’t sure how I was going to do that. For this layout, I took the 1st layout & flipped it upside down! Hope you like the way it turned out!!

And incase you hadn’t already guessed, I used the Echo Park‘s new “Winter Park” Collection again!! 🙂

As you have seen with all these pages, I don’t have my Christmas / Winter pics yet… so when I make layouts without pics, I have a set of white paper cutouts in different sizes that I use to plan the layout! So as I was playing around with the group of 4 “pics” on the right hand page, trying to decide on the sizes, I happen to leave a space in the middle… I though that it was a nice change from the 4 square pics that I was originally trying to figure out. This space allowed me to add a pop-dot or some sort of embellishment! (I don’t plan on sticking with the snowflake that if currently there, I won’t decide on what I’ll add until I add my pics… I just didn’t want to leave it bare!)

Also because I wanted the bottom of the pics to all line up, I had to be “creative” with my picture sizes, hence the 2 7/8 x 5 or the 2 3/8 x 5!!

When I remove the fake “pics”, I write the measurements down (as seen below), so that when I’m ready to add the pics, I can cut them to the correct size! It will save a ton of time when I get my pics!! 🙂

You will also notice that instead of the title “Snow” that is on the bingo card, I used the words found on the ribbon that runs across the bottom of the page – Silly, Chilly, Days!!

Oh 1 last thing… when I add the bottom right hand pic, I will round the corner… so 3 of the 4 corners will be rounded… I didn’t want to round the “Snow” bingo card.

Thanks for following this set of 4 layouts! Hope you enjoyed it!!

Till next time… Happy Scrapping!! 🙂

PS : If you missed page # 1, click here… page # 2, click here or page # 3, click here!

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3 of 4… Snowman

Posted in 2 page Layouts, Echo Park Paper Co at 8:37 am by Michelle

This is the 3rd layout using the same basic layout design! Again the paper that I have used for this layout is from Echo Park‘s new “Winter Park” Collection.

This page is a reversal of the 2nd page. I’ve now moved the strip that was along the bottom, to the top. I have also moved the large picture to the middle, so that the patterned paper on the left of the large picture is on the left hand page. This provided room for 1 more picture as well as a journaling square. (which I raises with pop-dots)

Did you notice the top boarder??? How I have 1 large snowflake right in the middle of the page? It can be hard when you have a strip of paper that runs across the whole layout like this one does, but I love it when I can match up the paper from one page to the other… it makes the page flow so much better!! 🙂

Now let’s look at the final layout in this set of 4

If you missed page # 1, click here… If you missed page # 2, click here!

2 of 4… I Love Winter

Posted in 2 page Layouts, Echo Park Paper Co at 8:36 am by Michelle

This is the 2nd layout using the same basic layout design; using Echo Park‘s new “Winter Park” Collection.

As you can see, the bottom of this layout is basically the same as the last page, other than the size & the distance from the bottom of the page!!

I also changed the sizes of some of the pictures and move the larger picture to the right side of the layout. If you don’t have a 5 x 7 pic you wanted to use, you can always replace it with 2 smaller pics!

Click here to go to layout # 3…

If you missed layout # 1, click here!

1 of 4…

Posted in 2 page Layouts, Echo Park Paper Co at 8:36 am by Michelle

I know, it’s been quite a while since my last post! That’s what happens at this time of the year, we get busy with all the preparation that we have to do for Christmas! Theres setting up the tree, decorating the house, preparing food, entertaining… the list just never seems to end! 🙂

Even though I don’t have my pictures back yet, I thought that I would share the layout that I have been working on these past couple of days… The paper that I have used for this layout is from Echo Park‘s new “Winter Park” Collection.

One of the quickest ways I have found to get a number of pages completed, is by taking a basic layout like this on and either changing the measurements, sizes of the pictures or even reverse it as I did here, or turn the layout upside down like I did here or even here!!! 🙂 As you can see, every time you change the direction of the layout, you get a whole new different feel to the page!!

So next time your “creative juices” just aren’t flowing, give this a try & see how many pages you can get done!! 🙂

Oh ya – as for a title, once I have my pics, the title will go above the far right hand pic. As for journaling, I will probably add a matching journaling card somewhere on the page!

If you didn’t clicked on the links above, click here to go to the next page….

October 2, 2011

Lazy Days

Posted in 2 page Layouts, Echo Park Paper Co, Our Dogs! at 1:13 pm by Michelle

Hey there! What a summer… lots has happened, created some happy memories as well as some very sad ones… 😦

With Summer coming to an end, all the regular fall business seems to have taken over. That means that I’m back in school… so between work, school, housework & all the other things that come with being a “Mom“, I was finally able to sit down this weekend and get my creative juices flowing again!! 🙂

I was able to get three 2 page layouts done this weekend but I won’t have time to post them all today. Hopefully in the next day or two…

This first layout is actually a very easy one & as you can see, you can use a number of your photos!!

I like to take lots of consecutive pictures (I like to call them “Action Shots”)… so this layout worked really well!

The inspiration for this layout came from “Sketch Support“. As you will see when comparing my layout with their sketch, I used only 9 photos instead of 10.

The paper I used is the “Sweet Summertime” line from Echo Park Paper Co.

Well I should get back to studying… so till next time… Happy Scrapping!! :-)