Away At Camp | A Scrapbook Layout

I’ve got a two page layout to share today.

This one gave me some trouble. It was on my desk for almost a week. I always struggle with 2-pagers — especially if I don’t use a sketch — and I didn’t here. I ended up moving stuff around for days and kept making tweaks until I was happy with where things ended up.

I am not much of a seasonal/themey scrapbooker so while it might have been natural to go find camping embellishments and papers or something outdoorsy, I don’t have camping embellishments in my stash. The round embellishments with the woodland animals are as themey as I will go.

I used some new Basic Grey elements and stickers from the Hey You and Hey Boy collections currently available at Joann’s. As soon as I photographed the layout I realized the archery photos are backwards. I have already moved the aiming photo to the top and the follow through photo to the bottom. (The things you only notice later…)

Originally, I was only going with the green and wood grain in the background but the lack of color didn’t work. I pulled out my Fiskars cloud punches to see if adding punched blue clouds would help, but it wasn’t enough. Luckily I found this American Crafts paper from the Heat Wave collection and it added just the right balance of color. It allowed me to bring in more blue elements and the blue title to the bottom of the page.

I pulled out a ton of little bits and pieces from my stash, but added and subtracted them until I found the right words and phrases to reiterate the fun from the photos. The orange washi tape was the final touch, to fill in the last gaps.

This is my last post for June. How did that happen? With this crazy retail job, I feel like time is even more out of my control than usual. Hoping that I’ll have some time to savor summer soon…

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. You’d never know you struggled with this, Tammy. It came out perfectly!

  2. you rocked this 2 pager tammy! awesome job

  3. It is a great 2 pager! And the color scheme is perfect. I love that blue with the brown and green!
    I have to say that happens to me all of the time. I notice so many little things after it’s photographed. And often times things that are pretty much impossible to change!

  4. Great layout – I like all the bits & pieces you’ve used here.

  5. Came out perfect, you did a fantastic job! Love all the details you added

  6. This is an awesome layout, love the photos and the wood grain paper 🙂

  7. This month has flown by.
    I was shocked that Canada Day was this Monday…I actually didn’t believe my husband when he told me..I thought we had at least another week to go.
    Your layout is great. I can’t imagine you being stumped with a layout, they are all so great.

  8. Hope life can slow down for you soon! Summer goes by too fast. Great page! I hardly ever make a 2-pager with a sketch, at least to get me started.

  9. I love the view finder die cut.

  10. such a great double pager! Love those bright and fun papers!

  11. Look at all those fab pictures – wonderful. I especially like the repetition of those downward arrows. Fun.


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