Spring Break Love | 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.

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. Which means less to share here.

The good news is, I do have a new layout to share today!

A scrapbook layout featuring a grid background and lots of embellishing details.

Design Notes

I love this 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 his photo posted online, so he gets a blurry face).

What better way to show off pattern papers than with a grid? It’s hard to tell from the photo, but I added the squares somewhat randomly. They don’t line up, they are not perfectly straight.  I wanted to add in the scallop border to help soften the hard edges a bit. I also inked the outside edge with some navy ink.

spring break details

The Details

I added 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 from my Silhouette. I sprinkled a few enamel dots and hearts to add in a little more blue and red.

No journaling to speak of on this one. 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.

Are you OK with skipping the journaling on some of your pages?

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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