Spring Break 2014 | A Scrapbook Layout

The thing about taking blog breaks??? It’s so hard to get back into a regular posting schedule. I’ve had two layouts queued up for weeks and haven’t gotten around to writing a post or publishing. Bear with me…I am still here.

It certainly doesn’t help that I haven’t been feeling the mojo lately. I don’t publish everything I create and several of my layouts lately have gone straight into the scrapbook. The good news is, the creative wheels are slowly spinning again. I just need to make the time to turn some of these ideas into creations that get photographed, uploaded and posted.

Speaking of…I have a new layout to share today.

spring break

I love this summer collection, We Are Family, from Echo Park. The colors worked perfectly with this photo of me with my nephews (my oldest nephew is still against having too many photos posted online, hence the blurry face). And what better way to show off pattern papers than with a grid? It’s hard to tell from how this layout photographed, but I added the squares somewhat randomly. They don’t line up, they are not perfectly straight.  The scallop border helps soften the hard edges a bit. I also inked the outside edge with some navy ink.

spring break details

A few details: I added a few flashcards from the Healthy Heart collection from Jillibean Soup. The flair badges and arrow clips came from my stash. The white flowers that anchor the embellishment clusters are all cuts with my Silhouette. I sprinkled a few enamel dots and Doodlebug hearts around in each cluster to add in a little more blue and red.

No journaling to speak of on this one. This page will go into an album along with other pages from the same time/event so I wasn’t too concerned about writing anything specific here. It’s OK to have have some pages without any journaling. On this page, the photo and the flashcards say all I need to say.


Thanks for stopping by today!



  1. Loving the grid design on this page, Tammy! Wonderful work with this Echo Park collection too! I hope your creative wheels keep churning up ideas and you get back to scrapping and sharing regularly again soon. 🙂

  2. Oh wow, love the colors on this and the grid! Amazing layout 🙂

  3. I like the idea of using the papers in a grid design as a background element & adding embellishments along the strip with the photo. This looks great!

  4. As much as I love to journal, as well as read others journaling, I agree with you, not every layout needs it.
    Great layout, and I really like those fun vibrant colours.

  5. I love the squares as a background!
    I know what you mean about blogging. I will get a good run going and then totally fall off again 🙂

  6. Such a fun layout, Tammy, love the grid and the color palette!


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