Well, even though I’m few days late, I wanted to share a quick layout that I just completed.
2010 in Review
Supplies: Paper – Basic Grey Max and Whiskers Clarence and Patches, Bazzill Cream Puff and Saltillo. Embellishments – Basic Grey Max and Whiskers decorative clips, brown crochet thread, button. Title – cut with the Silhouette SD.
This is a super simple page with a block of 4 photos and a large block of journaling. This may look like an unusual year-in-review page because I did not include a lot of photos. For this layout, I really wanted the journaling to be the focus. I didn’t take a ton of photos in 2010 (which I know is a shocking admission from a scrapbooker) so this page was more about my thoughts and feelings on the year, not really on specific events.
I just discovered that in my journaling, I left out the scariest event of the year — the flooding in Nashville in May. I included a photo, but I didn’t journal about it. I love how the layout turned out so I’m not excited at the idea of taking it apart. I think I’ll just add a tag with my thoughts on the flood behind the journaling. Being flexible is a good skill for a paper crafter!
I used the Max and Whiskers line from Basic Grey. I love the colors in these papers and didn’t let the fact that I don’t have any pets stop me from buying a few sheets of pattern paper. You can’t tell from the ones that I used that these products are pet themed. So don’t be afraid to buy products that you love even if you’re not crazy about the theme. I figured out how to use these papers in a way that has nothing to do with the “theme” of the paper.
I used another one of my favorite finishing touches here, crochet thread. I was tempted to sew the seams with my handy dandy Sew Easy tool, but I stopped myself. I think that just adding a bit of crochet thread through the button, on the clip embellishment and along the journaling border was all it needed. I have crochet thread in many different colors. It’s so inexpensive and it lasts forever. You can find it in the yarn section at any craft store.
(Note – crochet thread not the same thing as embroidery floss that comes with 6 threads in the skein. This is thicker than embroidery floss but much thinner than yarn.)
I haven’t done a year-in-review layout in a few years. Probably because the last few years have been tough. But this one was fun. I think it will start the tradition up again. Only this year, I will take more photos!
I’m so looking forward to great things in 2011.