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Elle's Studio July Traditional Scrapbooking Layout

Annette Haring

Believe it or not, I still do the occasional 12x12 traditional layout. This was made using mostly the July Elle's Studio kit.

For the layout, I used Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine on Bazzill orange peel white cardstock. I sprayed in a diagonal pattern and called it good. I trimmed cards down to fit the layout, and even stitched a border and the top of a tag onto another one for the journaling. I slipped that card into a vellum envelope that I cut the top off. Yes, you could just stitch vellum onto the page to make a pocket too. I stamped Thank my stars using the Cameron alphabet stamps that I'm just in love with. I used gold Brilliance ink for that too. I brushed some of the Color Shine over the lucky and the stars that I punched out too. I added the doily to help the title be more visible and to cover the journaling better. It's easy to see it's there in person, and someone could just slip the card out to read it all (I wrote on the front and the back--I had a lot to say but just didn't want it all visible.)

The title and theme for the page was actually from a Jimmy Buffett song, "thank my lucky stars" (shout out to all the parrotheads out there!) Was just feeling overwhelmed and that song popped into my head, and I took a moment to relax and just be thankful.

Here's a closer look at the kit:

Every month on the 10th, Elle's Studio launch's a new kit for a special price of $9.99 on launch day (at 12:01am on the 11th it goes up to $11.99). Don't miss it - it's exclusive to Elle's Studio and they have a limited stock on hand, once they sell out they will not be restocking!

You can get yours here!

Thanks for looking! Don't forget to thank your stars too! :)

Notes to my girl

Annette Haring

Just wanted to share a layout I did a few weeks ago. I think it's been a year ago since I did my last 12x12 layout. With all the Project Life, December Daily, Week in the Life, etc projects I do, I realized my traditional 12x12 albums were feeling a little neglected. I have organized these by theme, so there is never pressure to complete them chronologically; I just add to them when I feel inspired and I figure it will be a nice little collection at some point. 

Not sure why I felt inspired to do this layout. Maybe it's the fact that my daughter is now 2 and a half! Hello time, where are you going? 

I guess I just wanted to capture this moment, how she is right now, and a few inspirational words. I also added a little hidden journaling a the top left in the glassine bag. It was cool how fast this layout came together. I guess when inspiration hits--follow it! 

Here's my layout in 12x12. I call it Notes to my Girl at 2.

And a few detail shots. Love the little cluster of embellishments. Love the yellow washi tape and the cream and yellow yo yo from Amy Tangerine. Love the wood veneer. I just love it all I guess.

More details. I love a little hidden journaling. I also love numbers--here noting her age and also part of the saying "To be the best you can be..."

So there it is! My goal is to do 1 or 2 of these in 12x12 or 8.5 x 11 each month.

Supplies used: Word art froms Ali Edwards at Designer Digitals.  Yellow chevron washi tape from Bella Blvd, a Yo Yo from Amy Tangerine, a journaling spot from Bananafish Studio, heart and arrow wood veneer from Studio Calico, and a kraft M from Ormolu. The mini library card is from Bananafish Studio, a glassine baggie that they came in I think, a silver clip from Target, the Be the Best You Can Be sticker is from My Minds Eye, the word strips are from Cosmo Cricket (out of stock) and the 2 is from the black Ali Thickers set (Studio Calico has mistable ones or Aqua right now). The pink vellum paper is from Dear Lizzy and the white 12 x 12 is white woodgrain found on Studio Calico's site.