I Just Like Scrapbooking : Two New Layouts

I've been playing.

There will be more about his birthday in layouts to come, but this photo deserved it's own page. Click layout to view larger.

I used two pieces of acrylic that came in a 12x12 package from Fancy Pants to designate the shape of each side (product is a couple years old). I cut around the shapes using a fingertip craft knife from Fiskars. The photo and the cardstock with journaling are underneath the acrylic pieces. Those pieces are kept in place by three small pieces of embroidery floss that I stitched in place.

The faint lines on top of the white cardstock are actually some clear embossed stamps that show up much better in person. There was a bit of glitter mixed in with my UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) which made for a bit of festive embossing.

American Crafts (Testing it out and it's really nice. For those of you who've been around awhile you may notice that I have ventured out of my self-imposed five cardstock colors. And yes, it feels good.)
JOURNALING : my typewriter
ALPHABET STAMPS : See And Stamp Alphabet & Numbers Set

THE MOST WONDERFUL STORY STAMP : coming soon from Technique Tuesday or available now digitally at Designer Digitals
8 : Sassafras Numerical Chipboard
INKS : Technique Tuesday, Close To My Heart


My friend Kim took these photos of Anna in December. She's got great light at her house. Click layout to view larger.

Both these layouts today are stories of celebration. One celebrates a specific moment and the other is celebrating the simple blessings of everyday life. I want my layouts to be a balance of these sorts of celebratory pages and others that tell longer stories with more words.

I will be sad when my stash of classic Making Memories wordfetti is finally all gone.

Bazzill Dotted Swiss
PATTERN PAPER : Sassafras Candied Double Sided Sweet Marmalade, SEI Pearl Paper Poppy
WORD STICKERS : old Making Memories Wordfetti, 7gypsies
CLICK CLICK CLICK STICKER : 7gypsies Photo ATC Cardstock Stickers
PINK LABEL STICKER : Jenni Bowlin Studio
I LOVE YOU STAMP : Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday - coming soon
LETTER STAMPS : Hero Arts Basic Uppercase
SCALLOP RIBBON : Studio Calico January kit
BORDER PUNCH : Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
PEN : American Crafts Precision Pen

I've even got another layout in progress on my table right now.

74 thoughts

  1. Sara B.

    2010-02-02 12:21:43 -0500

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Barb

    2010-02-02 14:21:32 -0500

    Love your celebratory pages, Ali! :)

  3. Elisa

    2010-02-02 14:23:39 -0500

    Hi Ali,
    As usual, two amazing layouts. This post came at a perfect time for me. I have a scrap day scheduled with some friends on Friday, and while I am usually one to scrap the stories, you have inspired me to create a celebratory layout for each of my girls. It has been too long. I can't wait.
    Thank you, as always, for your daily inspiration.

  4. Icecat62

    2010-02-02 14:29:12 -0500

    Both layouts are beautiful, but the yellow used in the one of Anna draws me to it. The metal circle with the heart is darling!

  5. Ali Edwards

    2010-02-02 14:44:39 -0500

    Acrylics are plastic pieces. The acrylic pieces (2 that are mirror-images of each other) were used to trim the photo and the white cardstock for the journaling. The acrylic pieces are just on top of those two - the brown cardstock is just plain ;). Totally hard to explain :)

  6. Heather Hopkins

    2010-02-02 14:51:46 -0500

    I've always loved how you use the wordfetti, Ali.

  7. Ali Edwards

    2010-02-02 14:53:38 -0500

    I definitely do. Let me see if I can find some to link you to - some of them have been in my books and/or used in my online class. I think it's important to include the challenging times as well as the happy times - they are all a part of each of our lives.

  8. Elise

    2010-02-02 14:55:52 -0500

    I've got the Wordfetti love too!! My LSS still has some. :)

  9. Evelyn

    2010-02-02 15:33:18 -0500

    They are both beautiful layouts with photos that make me feel the emotions...what more can you ask for!! However, the scrapper in me feels with you when you've moved to a 'new' colour of cardstock (how risque) and one of my biggest fears...not enough wordfetti. I love making memories for all thier products, and Margie. But there can never be enough wordfetti!!
    chuckles, ev

  10. sheri

    2010-02-02 16:36:57 -0500

    thank you for posting these lovely layouts. paper scrapbooking, yes, indeed!

  11. Carolyne

    2010-02-02 16:40:20 -0500

    Ali I just love when you share your layouts....I am going to miss them in Creating Keepsakes although you were the only reason why I brought them, I have reason to stop since we have to pay over $9.95 for a copy here. Love these two as always......thankyou for sharing.

  12. Michele H.

    2010-02-02 17:29:56 -0500

    beautiful layouts Ali! i always looks forward to seeing your creations:)

  13. Thinkie

    2010-02-02 20:40:11 -0500

    great pages!

  14. Jamie Rex

    2010-02-03 00:58:51 -0500

    Great layouts, Ali. So nice to see you just loving scrapbooking!

  15. ShellyJ

    2010-02-03 01:41:17 -0500

    Absolutely fabulous! I've been going through "Ali" withdrawls since not seeing you in CK... So glad you are still willing to share your layouts with all of us! And that title of the post... love it! It says it all, doesn't it? :)

  16. Diane

    2010-02-03 05:00:41 -0500

    I got it! It's that positive/negative thing that got me screwed up. I thought you use the acrylic pieces to cut the shape out of the brown card stock and then placed the card stock on top of the journal & image pieces.
    Thank you for explaining. :-)

  17. Debbie in Nashville

    2010-02-03 05:11:46 -0500

    Great layouts. Love your clean beautiful style! I always enjoy seeing your creations.
    I just finished a layout after a long break from scrapbooking. Please stop by if you get a chance and let me know what you think!

  18. Cheiron Brandon

    2010-02-03 05:34:50 -0500

    Gorgeous layouts! The layout of Simon is so sweet...

  19. Erin in Germany

    2010-02-03 07:26:36 -0500

    thanks so much for sharing a couple of paper layouts with us! love love love your work!

  20. Paula in Australia

    2010-02-03 09:27:39 -0500

    Yes Ali it is the blue one thanks. I thought it was the bottom of the white scalloped paper. I went in and had another look and I can now see that it is ribbon. Should've had a closer look before I sent the question! Thanks again

  21. nicole petersen

    2010-02-03 23:35:26 -0500

    u can buy mm's word confetti at Michael's. If ya dont have one near u, e-mail me. i'l send you some - i have a local store.

  22. chantille

    2010-02-04 07:33:55 -0500

    Ali, both layouts are just gorgeous :)

  23. Erica Hettwer

    2010-02-04 16:11:07 -0500

    Bummer, dude! I'll just have to rope someone else into doing the OSU pose with me this year! ;)

  24. sarbear

    2010-02-05 06:05:38 -0500

    Thank for replying Ali. I went ahead and did the layout I had wanted to do. I read my journalling to my son (paraphrased the difficulties part a bit), and he said "mommy, why did you say that?". I was too choked up to answer. Thanks.

  25. Maria

    2010-02-07 11:16:25 -0500

    Love the layouts... I love to scrapbook. Love that we can celebrate both big and little things. And I love that we can tell the story of our lives. Thanks for the inspiration...

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