Monday, March 11, 2013

A Lori Whitlock Sweet Girl 2-page Layout

It's Monday which means I have the privilege of sharing another project over at Lori Whitlock's blog today!

For today's layout I got to play with the new papers she created for Echo Park called "Sweet Girl". In fact with the exception of my cardstock, I made this entire layout with a 6x6 pad! They really are such playful & versatile papers. I love her little pie chart paper and how they mimic the look of beach balls for my summer layout.

I had so much fun playing with Lori's layout files for the blog hop (shared HERE) that I decided to give them another go in a 8x8 format.  I am keeping a small album for my mother-in-law in Japan and this layout file was so perfect for my needs.  I took Lori's single page Summer Layout found HERE and I mixed it up a bit by rearranging all the existing elements to match a sketch I had already planned out.  I'm telling ya... I love how many elements you get with these files!

I took the sunshine shape and duplicated them 3 times in various sizes, dispersing them through the layout to create a visual triangle.  You can never have too much sun here in the NW.  ;)

For the notebook paper journaling card I enlarged it be basically 4 times as large.  However, I didn't want to simply enlarge it and have an oversized notebook torn edge so I duplicated the shape 4 times and lined them up with two on the top and two of them on the bottom.  Afterwards I just welded them together to form my larger mat.

For my title, I couldn't really truthfully use the SUMMER word because these were taken in Hawaii during the dead of winter so I once again mixed it up by using Lori's Summer Fun Titles found HERE.

The "Soak up the" portion was originally attached to the word "sun", but using my knife feature I chopped off the excess and cut it out as shown.  Then once it was passed through my Silhouette, I just took my scissors and cleaned up the bottom edges to make it match better.  Below is a screen shot showing my design process and how I planned the colors and sizes before cutting into my precious paper.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you haven't given Lori's layout files a try yet, I highly recommend checking them out.  More styles are available HERE.  I'll be back next Monday to share another fun "Sweet Girl" layout I've been working on from this same vacation.  ;)


  1. What a great layout design! I love how your "sketched" it out before hand! I love to do that too!!!

  2. This is a gorgeous layout! I love the design of the layout and all the fun and bright colors!


  3. LOVE how you used this sketch! Such great design and photos. Love the papers you selected!

  4. Such a cute those sunbursts!!


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