And This Happened | A Scrapbook Layout

by Tammy on April 22, 2014

One of the things I wasn’t able to do when I was unemployed was to buy new clothes, new shoes, new handbags. Three of my favorite things!

So now that I’m gainfully employed again and catching up, it has been necessary to update my wardrobe. New shoes have been a bit of an addiction lately. Shoes for work. Flip flops. Wedges. This adventure was definitely scrap-worthy.

I had so much fun creating this layout! There are tons of little details.

All of the papers and some of the embellishments came in my April Scraptastic kit (I am still LOVING these kits!).  I used the Sawdust cardstock and Fancy Pants As You Wish Dictionary papers as the background layers. To emphasize each photo I cut the Fancy Pants As You Wish This & That paper into mini strips. I cut one oblong rectangle away from each strip to help frame the photo and then attached one triangle stud from Maggie Holmes Syleboard collection.

I used lots of pieces from the Fancy Pants As You Wish ephemera pack as well as some My Mind’s Eye stickers from my stash. The subtitle ampersand also came in that ephemera pack and the “this happened” flair is from Two Peas. I used a Fancy Pants bag from the Etcetera collection as a place to hold my journaling. The tag comes from American Crafts new DIY collection and I also used some American Crafts chalk markers on that tag. I really love these chalk markers! The ink is very opaque and smooth.

For the finishing details, I added some Icicle stickles to the Thickers in the title and splattered some black and gold paint. (I didn’t use mists, I used plain old acrylic craft paints mixed with a little water. I much prefer the thicker texture of the paint for splatters like this.)

I’m really happy with how this one turned out. I’ve been having lots of mojo issues lately, but this fun layout helped get me back on the road to creating again.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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1 lilgik April 22, 2014 at 8:57 am

Such a fantastic layout, Tammy, definitely a lot of great details!

2 michelle t. April 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

Great layout! Love it! The gold splatters, the variety of embellishments (those triangle studs), the variety of Fancy Pants papers, all awesome. Very fun thing to document. Tell you I’m not much of a shopper, I don’t go out much, but you made it sound like great fun with this layout. I can see why you love your kit club, looks like a winner. Enjoy your creative mojo and your new things. Michelle t

3 Lisa April 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

So cute! Love the square photos and the bright colors :)

4 Erica April 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

FUN layout. Lots of movement that draws your eyes to the photos.

5 Lisa Swift April 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Such a fun page, Tammy! Love how you used the PP behind the photos!

6 Melissa Gross April 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm

What a FUN layout & memory to capture. I want some new shoes for summer but just haven’t talked myself into the shopping part yet!

7 Mary Jo April 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

So, so cute and such a fun page!

8 Becky G April 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

What a fun layout!! I really love the gold splatters, going to have to try that out with my paints!

9 Debbie P April 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I love the sandals!! What a fun layout :)

10 Tracy :) April 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm

This is such a fun layout.
I love the fun colours, the layers and of course the subject :)

11 Susanne April 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

This is so fun and very colorful – love it.