Goodbye iPhone | A Scrapbook Layout

The other day I shared these fun cork embellishments and now it’s time to put them to good use!

I sincerely hope that the subject of today’s layout isn’t too controversial. I know there are strong supporters in both camps but I could no longer ignore the facts.

I had to give up my iPhone.

Smart phones have come a long way in the four years since I got mine. I loved having the smart capabilities, but I never used it to its fullest potential. The older the phone got, the slower it got. I was getting entirely too frustrated so something had to change.

Several months ago (when I thought I had to live on a retail manager’s hourly wage for awhile), I realized my iPhone and it’s $75 per month plan had to go. When searching for new options, I knew a smart phone was a must, but the Apple platform…. I could take it or leave it. And it came down to cost. I couldn’t afford to spend $700 on a snazzy new iPhone 5 and I wasn’t signing up for another two-year contract. I had to find another option.

I found a phone that would suit my needs and I’m really happy with a drop to a non-contract, low cost plan. Because of all the hoopla that surrounds these gadgets, the experience was worthy of a layout.

I’m pretty happy with how the layering turned out, though in my head, the layers were more compact and didn’t spread across the space so much. But these 3×4 cards in Simple Stories 24/Seven collection were perfect and they needed to show. It’s because of the cork accents in this collection that I had the idea in my head to add cork embellishments in the first place.

I ended up curling up the edges of most of my layers. One of the things I get hung up on when I’m creating a layout with layers like this is the flatness of it all. I really need the layers to have some dimension or it just looks off to me. I tried dimensional adhesive under some of the corners, but it just wasn’t enough. I ended up distressing each piece somewhat so that the corners would curl up a bit more.

To continue with the layering, I added in white paint splatters about a third of the way in from the right side and splattered them down the length of the page. In addition to the cork embellishments, I remembered to raid my stash of enamel dots and add them to the splatters to draw out the colors from the layers a bit more.

I haven’t done many layouts that explore the technology in my life but creating this did spark some ideas for a few other pop-culture type layouts. I think these layouts are fun to look back on years later. Especially if I abandon Android one day and go running back to Apple. You never know!

Stay tuned, there are more pop-culture layout ideas to come.

Thanks for stopping by today!

13 Comments

  1. great layout and topic! definitely a memory to capture since we can be so dependent on our gadgets!

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  2. I’m a Samsung girl for phones as I love my iPad but can’t see the point of paying a lot extra for the iPhone. Great LO and I have sourced some cork so am going to have a go x

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  3. I love it! I must do a layout about my phone and one about Facebook! I’m happy with my Android, btw 😉

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  4. Your cork embellies look amazing, Tammy, especially alongside all of the other items you used on here. Super page!

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  5. I love pop culture layouts!! Hope you are liking your new phone!

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  6. i love this layout! the colorful layers on the black background are just smashing!

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  7. This is SO FUN, and your cork embellies look fabulous!

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  8. Great layout Tammy – I really like all the layers & being able to see those cards & all the cork embellishments. So much fun!

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  9. That is too funny! I just got a GalaxyS4 and LOVE IT!!!! I never thought about doing a layout like this! Going to have to borrow this idea. I may add a little green android to mine 🙂

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  10. Oh wow what a cool layout! Great idea to scrap about this! 😀

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  11. Oh I love it Tammy! The cork embellishments turned out great on your layout!! I’m an Android girl too…

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  12. LOVE how you used those cork embellies!!!! they look so great popping off that black!

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  13. Oh my goodness, I love this layout.
    It is so fun and I like that it looks like outer space…or futuristic 🙂

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