Thursday, November 14, 2013

College Graduation Layouts

Okay, so I'm not sure if I mentioned this here, or on Facebook, but a couple of months ago I ordered about 150 pictures from Shutterfly and have been catching up on the last 5 years worth of layouts (I am a creature of habit, about every 5 years the amount of ephemera gets to a point where my OCD refuses to ignore any longer and I get in a scrapping storm, which leads to another 5 year break in scrapbooking, lol). I have shared some layouts from my wedding showers and today i thought I would share some layouts I did from my college graduation (which took place 6 days before my wedding actually. :) )

For these layouts I used two different Echo Park collections, one by Lori Whitlock and the other by Allison Kreft (I love pretty much anything either of these ladies create), as well as some papers from a K&Company Amy Butler paper pad and Hobby Lobby's paper line, the Paper Studio. I also used some Colorbok die cuts and thickets from a few different lines. I also used some letter stickers from basic grey, a polaroid overlay from heidi swapp and some adhesive backed blue lace from the Recollections brand. All other embellishments were stickers from the Echo Park collections. I have really been enjoying going back and re-visiting these very huge events in my life and all of the memories from these events. It's been fun.

Sorry for the glare on some of these pictures. I forgot to photograph the layouts before I put them in to the paper protectors.

Friday, November 8, 2013

More 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts

Continuing on with my wedding shower pictures, below are several layouts that I did from the Wedding Shower that the church my husband is from threw for us. It was a little intimidating for me at first, because I am not a natural "people" person and the idea of being there with so many people I didn't know at all was a little overwhelming, but the ladies were so friendly and sweet and hubby came with me, so we had a great time!  These layouts were done with products from the Dear Lizzy's Lucky Charm Collection. This first layout is my absolute favorite picture of all the Shower pics that I've scrapped! Overall, I've really loved working with this collection and am really happy with how these layouts have turned out. I didn't plan on using the divided photo protectors, but I had them laying around from how I used to store my acrylic stamps before I changed my storage system and thought I'd step out of my comfort zone a bit and try to work with them. In the second layout, I actually cut up the invitation and glued the details down on to a 4x6 card.

I am trying to get better about adding journaling to my layouts. I don't naturally like to right down the inner workings of me, but I've been making more of an effort to capture the memories so I have them for years to come.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hah, I am finally getting my wedding shower pictures scrapped!

Okay, so I scrapbook in spurts. About every 5 years, the amount of memorabilia I save started driving me absolutely buggy, so I have this obsessive drive to get all of it scrapped and I scrap until I have it all down... and by that time I am waaaaaay over scrapping and another few years pass, lol.

Well, this year I worked on my mom's pictures and decided to get moving on my own as well. I signed up for Shutterfly and as a new user, I got my first 50 photos for free and then 19 cents a photo afterward, so I printed up 150 pictures and got busy! Which brings me to my title, I have finally completed all of my wedding shower layouts from the photos that I got printed, yay, and thought I would share those with you. I used the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection for them. I recently found the entire collection, including thickers, chipboard pieces, stickers, sticker banners, 12x12 paper pad, medium sized patterned paper tags, and die cuts! it was $20.99 with a flat rate shipping, but being a first time user I got 10% off my purchase, so in the end I got the entire collection that would be like 60 dollars in the store, I got for a total of like $22.50(ish). I was so pumped because I have LOVED this collection since it first came out, but refused to pay full price for the products and had renewed inspiration. I have totally loved playing with this collection. :)

Anyhoo, on to the pictures. Today I am sharing the photos from the shower that my best friends threw for me. I pretty much used the Lucky Charm collection, basic 81/2 x 11 card stock I had in my stash, some rhinestones from Studio G and some My Mind's Eye, Cut & Paste enamel dots. Hope that you enjoy! I did something a little different with this set of pictures. I had some photo protectors, so I used some of those for a number of the pictures and picked a few of my absolute favorites to do a complete layout.