To make these layouts I turned to some fun sketches designed by my favorite gals over at Scrapbook Generation. I am a huge fan of both their monthly downloads as well as their printed sketch books.
This layout just fell together using the sketch and all the great papers from the two collections. I love how Simple Stories designed them to compliment each other and mix & match! For my top border (and bottom one too) I cut strips from the fun filmstrip paper and then popped up a larger heart in one of the frames.
For my bottom border I used some older Spellbinder Pennant dies to cut a banner border from all the different pretty patterns from the collection.
One of the 3x4 cards worked perfectly for my title. I don't always use these as much as I should, but I love how quick and easy they are and how I didn't have to go searching for the perfect title!
For a second page in my album, I wanted to mimic many of the same patterns so I used another sketch which features a large panel covered with strips of patterned paper.
While my first page accommodated quite a few photos I decided to keep the focus on just one special photo for this layout. I honestly have sooo many Disney photos from our different trips over the years that I've lost the desire or need to scrapbook every single one. With the pressure off I don't mind taking the time to do something special for some of my favorites. ;)
I was able to embellish my page using two 4x4 cards which I cut apart and dressed up with stitching. For my title I paired the gold metallic alphabet stickers from the collection with some red alphas from the Sn@p collection in the same font.
These sketches made everything fall together so effortlessly and I had a lot of fun working on them. I hope I've inspired you to pull out a few of your favorite photos from a recent (or old) vacation and scrapbook them. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)
Supplies Used (available at Simon Says Stamp)
- Simple Stories SAY CHEESE 12 x 12 Collection Kit
- Simple Stories SAY CHEESE II 12 x 12 Collection Kit
- Simple Stories SAY CHEESE 12 x 12 Basics Kit
- Simple Stories SAY CHEESE II Stickers
- Simple Stories SAY CHEESE II Ephemera Bits & Pieces
- Simple Stories LETTERS Sn@p Stickers
- Simple Stories DIY OFFICE Foundations Tags
- Simple Stories DIY OFFICE Journal Layers
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