Hello Time | Michaels Make Every Moment Count Traditional Scrapbook Layout

Last week Katie and I took a little field trip over to Michael's to pick up some products to participate in their Make Every Moment Count Challenge.

This month they are offering a variety of sales and discounts on memory keeping products in celebration of Scrapbook Month. You can grab a coupon packet in the store.

Here's what I came home with:

Of course I found lots of fun things I wanted to play with - it's not hard. I was especially excited about those Brilliance inks. They are awesome little ink pads. I also got pretty excited about those giant MAMBI silver glitter alphabet stickers.

I got stuck for awhile in the specialty paper section - specifically the gold and silver - and ended up using the silver sequin paper on my layout.

Here's a look at the page I put together:

I started with a white 12 inch x 12 inch background piece of cardstock and printed my two photos to 5 inch x 5 inch.

And man, can I tell you that I spent way too much time today trying to get the color right on the photograph of my layout above? No matter what I did it kept turning out with that gray-ish/green-ish tint. Color-correction master I am not but I think you get the idea.

After that I cut some of the specialty paper (cork, burlap, and silver glitter) to 5 inch x 5 inch to start creating my accent blocks. From there I played around with placement.

I trimmed the cork paper after adhering the silver glitter Thickers from American Crafts. I used the Smash label maker to create the "then and now" and "yesterday" and "today" labels. I adhered the burlap with some Scotch rolling adhesive and then ran the whole thing through my sewing machine.

In the center of my page I added a Martha Stewart kraft oval sticker + one of the cork letter stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle + two silver mini brads. That whole piece got popped up with some foam sqaures.

On the bottom left square I hand-cut out the word love from the silver sequin paper (probably my favorite thing here). On top of the "o" I added a red star embellishment. Along the top of the cork paper I added "so much" using the Little Yellow Bicycle letter stickers. I love how it looks like it was cut with a Silhouette.

Around the edge of the layout I added my journaling and use ColorBox Cranberry ink to stamp two of my stamps from Technique Tuesday: Super Fantastic and All My Love.

Big thanks to Michael's for including me in their challenge!

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26 thoughts

  1. Kelly

    2013-05-07 07:39:39 -0400

    You are an amazing and talented woman! Michael's should sponsor you as I am sure everyone will be running to the specialty section now! I know I am just waiting for them to open! :)

  2. Carla

    2013-05-07 07:40:50 -0400

    I think I would just die if I walked into my Michael's and found you there!

    Love what you did with all those goodies.

    Truly inspired, once again.

  3. laura g.

    2013-05-07 08:04:31 -0400

    awesome layout! i have been making layouts now and again because i miss the creativity of making them while doing PL...i put them in my PL album...there's nothing like a blank piece of 12x12 cardstock to make me smile..

  4. Amy

    2013-05-07 08:22:57 -0400

    This layout is absolutely beautiful, Ali. You did a great job with all of those elements. I have some of those papers, but just haven't figured out a good way to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Michelle L

    2013-05-07 08:51:41 -0400

    OH man that sequins paper! Makes me want to leave work right now and go get me some! =)

    Can't wait for your class! It looks amazing!

  6. Gina

    2013-05-07 09:20:46 -0400

    All right Ali. I have been having terrible trouble with my Epsom printer as well. My pictures come out super red and pinkish, almost neon! Can you help me.? I have no idea what to do! And have tried everything I know to do. Thanks.
    By the way I LOVE. the layout. The texture is awesome and I am totally into gold and silver too! Love that we can use that on boy layouts!:). Thanks for all the inspiration! Heading to Michael's soon!!:)

  7. Jean Marmo

    2013-05-07 09:22:03 -0400

    Love this!

  8. Karin Podolski

    2013-05-07 09:28:22 -0400

    I needed this inspiration to get "back to basics" and create some good old fashioned layouts!

  9. Jo-Anne from ZA

    2013-05-07 09:55:13 -0400

    Crazy about the sequin paper too!!!

    Your page looks FAB:-)

  10. Michelle

    2013-05-07 10:01:15 -0400

    Love it! So inspiring :o)

  11. Laura

    2013-05-07 10:50:32 -0400

    Love the cork and all the dimension and texture overall on the layout. I just used a piece of cork on a layout over the weekend to simulate a school bulletin board with enamel dots to emulate push pins. It made me happy. :-) Happy Tuesday!

  12. Patti L

    2013-05-07 11:02:17 -0400

    Love this! Didn't know Michaels carried those specialty papers, great find! I love the simplicity of your process, yet it comes out looking so "designed".

  13. Melissa Shim

    2013-05-07 12:23:24 -0400

    Awesome! Love the corka and love love love that sequin paper! Hope mine has it

  14. Leslie

    2013-05-07 12:54:54 -0400

    Wow, that is a fantastic layout!

  15. Jessica

    2013-05-07 13:08:51 -0400

    So cute! I'm loving the cork!

  16. Christine

    2013-05-07 13:32:00 -0400

    So cute, love seeing your layouts! I myself can get stuck in the paper section at Michael's too, such a good selection!!

  17. Hillary

    2013-05-07 13:40:12 -0400

    Love the layout. Love that Michael's has really upped its game in terms of scrapbooking supplies too!

  18. Linda

    2013-05-07 14:55:03 -0400

    This is gorgeous! Did you use the silhouette to cut the sequin paper or did you do that by hand? I would worry about the silhouette getting caught on all the texture so I'm always scared to use very textured papers in it.

  19. Alishia

    2013-05-07 15:09:38 -0400

    I want to go shopping with you... and then you can come over to my house and play! Thanks Ali. I am headed to Michael's.

  20. Carrie Alexander

    2013-05-07 15:10:10 -0400

    I totally thought the cork WAS cut with your silhouette, how funny!!! I saw that and was totally thinking about ways to use the PL 4x6 cards I've gotten off of the silhouette store that have the words on top like that. I don't like using them for journaling, they always look too blah to me, so adding that big sequin word onto it really got me inspired!

  21. Liz

    2013-05-07 18:31:35 -0400

    fun to see the sparkles in action - would never pick those up and yet they look so dang cute! Always fun to see what you come up with!

  22. J3SS1C4

    2013-05-07 19:24:23 -0400

    Looks awesome! So fun to handcut elements for pages like that! Looks like you got an awesome haul from there too, and the papers really are awesome!

  23. Lisa W.

    2013-05-07 21:32:51 -0400

    I'm with Alishia, I want to come over and play...just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you imagine, I would pee my pants if I ran into you at Michaels,,,LOVE Michaels:)

  24. dawn

    2013-05-08 06:26:45 -0400

    I'm with Lisa and Alishia above, would love to run into you there. How awesome that you came home with all these goodies and made a COOL layout. Oh man is Simon growing up, no more little boy face. I love Michaels too, could spend hours in there and come home with a cart full.

    LOVE LOVE the layout and the photo looks good to me. Thanks for the inspiration!

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