Joy | Scrapbook Layout


Here's a two-page, 8.5x11 layout using Studio Calico's Bluegrass Farm Scrapbook Kit.

When I opened up this month's kit the first thing that blew me away were the circle patches (!!!). They are almost too cool to add to a layout. They should be on a hat or a backpack or something like that (I might just add one of the other ones to a hat). But I sucked it up and used one because there are three of them and I love the idea of adding some fabric stuff to my pages again.

Here's what I ended up with:


I knew I wanted to cut a large word using the Silhouette from the wood grain pattern paper and that I wanted to pair that with a large photo on the second page of the spread.

The photo was printed to 8 inches x 10.5 inches (I brought three photos together in photoshop before printing).


I used the font Blackout to cut the title.

Behind the die cut cardstock I added a sheet of yellow vellum from this set before adhering the yellow pattern paper behind it.

After I had all that in place I used a Precision Pen to outline each of the letters (which would be matched with some handwriting on the second page) and then added one of the label stickers below.

I stitched the patch in the middle of the "O" using my Brother sewing machine.


On the second page I added a few little sentiment strips that included phrases about Anna and joy. I printed those on white cardstock and used Heidi's Gold Color Shine on top before cutting and stapling to the background pattern paper.


To bring it all together I added the bit of hand-journaling along the bottom and the black border around the edge of the photo and the date using a rolling date stamp.


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Looking for more layout creation inspiration including a lot of video overviews that walk you through my own personal process? Check out my 12-week workshop coming in April to Big Picture Classes: Hello Story (if you took this workshop last summer the content is exactly the same).

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10 thoughts

  1. Susan

    2014-03-31 06:03:39 -0400

    I'm lovin' your inspirational traditional pages.

  2. Dawn S.

    2014-03-31 07:05:59 -0400

    What a beautiful lo!

  3. Dori

    2014-03-31 07:47:35 -0400

    Love this 2-pager! Anna is simply adorable.

    And thank you for all of your Spring Break Guests. I really enjoyed them.

  4. Ann E. Ford

    2014-03-31 10:18:16 -0400

    I love the patches too! Reminded me of Girl Scouts?? A wonderfully "sunny" layout~~ ;) @*

  5. young

    2014-03-31 12:57:47 -0400

    Love this! Thanks for sharing - like the 2-page spread!

  6. Jennifer K

    2014-03-31 18:53:48 -0400

    Neat spread! Love the sentiment strips you made.

  7. Kim

    2014-03-31 20:06:37 -0400

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this layout! WOW!!!

  8. kate blue

    2014-04-01 00:29:55 -0400

    wow-they are almost like girl scout patches; love that! Will have to try the tri-photo thingee sometime-great inspiration!

  9. Denise Raeihle

    2014-04-01 11:26:22 -0400

    LOVE the layout!!! Got to get some of those circle fun!

  10. Kim

    2014-04-01 13:00:18 -0400

    I must get Photoshop.. probably the last person on the planet w/o it :)

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