I finally finished a layout that has been in the works, in one way or another, for a full two weeks. Crazy how little I'm getting done these days, and that's not just referring to scrapbooking. I've got this new layout up at Kerri Bradford Studio today.
I mentioned this a few posts ago, but I recently re-organized some of my albums, and in the process I came across a handful of layouts that I pulled out with the intention of re-scrapping them. The original layouts were extremely bulky and took up a lot of space in my albums. While I don't feel the need to re-scrap each and every layout that has a little bulk to it, there were some that were just way too bulky for my taste now. And quite honestly, with the massive amount of albums that I have accumulated from 22+ years of scrapbooking, I really like to be able to squeeze as many layouts into each album that I can.
These photos of my girls, from 10 years ago when they were flower girls in my cousin's wedding, were on one of the layouts that I wanted to re-scrap. Well, not these exact photos, since my original layout was a two pager, with just three 4x6" photos. Anyways. I was browsing thru Kerri's cut files and came across the floral piece from her Life Additions #2 kit. It could be sized as a 3x4" cut, and I knew it would be perfect for this layout, since I could print several of my photos in the same 3x4" size and collage them all together in my favorite style - a clean and linear grid design.
I picked several patterned papers from Fancy Pants for this layout, and cut four of the floral pieces from three different papers. I picked out the word "beautiful" from Kerri's Something To Say kit, because - well, because I think my girls looked beautiful in their flower girl dresses and pinned up hair! The brown tone-on-tone striped patterned paper that I used for "beautiful" is also from Fancy Pants. I finished off my title with some simple white alpha stickers from Bella Blvd.
I knew I wanted to keep this layout very simple and clean looking. I added a few brown enamel dots to the centers of the floral pieces for simple embellishing, and at the last minute, I added a few chipboard words that were out in the open and caught my eye. I didn't feel the need to add any journaling, since I do have another layout with additional photos of the girls with the other flower girls, and that layout has journaling on it. Overall, such a simple layout, so I'm still trying to figure out how it took me so long to get around to finishing.