Supplies: Cardstock – Bazzill white, navy and red. Pattern paper – Jenni Bowlin Navy Harlequin, Navy Dot and Red Star. Embellishments – Silhouette cut baseballs — shape: baseball_outline_C00450_17986, Recollections baseball sticker border and words. Tools – Silhouette, Quickutz Studio alphabet, Bic Mark-it navy pen.
Layout Inspiration: A seasonal 2-page layout
It’s been really hot here in Middle Tennessee and that has put me in a summery mood. Nothing screams summer like a little baseball!
Anytime I have a 2-page layout, the first place I go for inspiration is Scrapbook Generations Sketches for Scrapbooking books. I have several of them and this sketch came from Volume 7. These sketches by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders are so well designed. Even though this layout has 9 photos, the photos are not crammed on the page and there’s still room for the layout to breathe. And for the bonus, this design provided me an opportunity to put another one of my die cut papers to use.
The colors in this photo instantly made me think about these older Jenni Bowlin papers. (Tip: it helps to go through your stash on a regular basis to remind yourself of the pattern papers you have. You never know when you’ll have photos that will finally work with a line you had in your stash for awhile.) I cut the baseball die cuts with my Silhouette and attached some sticker words and the baseball border stickers for added interest.
There are two visual triangles on this layout. The sketch offered the first one with the embellishment areas that contain the baseballs. I created a second one with the color red — in the title, the journaling strips and the candy drops pattern paper.
Seasonal layouts can help you get into the mood for the current season. I took these photos last summer but have only just now been inspired to scrapbook them. I have never been one to be concerned about being caught up in a chronological sense, so the fact that it took me a year to get to them is not unusual. Sometimes, the best layout ideas will come after your photos have been hanging around for awhile.
What types of summery photos are you inspired to scrapbook right now?