Monday, September 20, 2010

4 Photo Layout

The challenge thrown at us this week over at ScrapTiffany is a 4 photo layout. Before I show you my layout, I would like to take this opportunity to show you why I gave up on filming any tutorials.

When I started working on this challenge I went through my MANY saved sketches for some inspiration. I found this sketch,

This really cute sketch is from Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking. I picked out my pictures first and then the paper that I wanted to use. The more I tried to make my layout match the sketch the more frustrated I got. It took me about 3 hours to make this ONE layout and it doesn't look a whole lot like the sketch. Oh, there are bits and pieces of it here and there, but I started laughing when I thought about trying to edit a video of me trying things then taking them off. Trying things...taking them off...trying things...Oh, you get the idea. It's something I like to call "my creative process", just not much fun to film and edit!

Here is the layout that I ended up creating using this sketch,

I really had fun making that pocket. I almost cut up a pair of my jeans, but after much debate I decided not to. (it's my skinny jeans that I hope to get back into someday!)

I hope that you will join us this week at ScrapTiffany! I'll be here with another ScrapTiffany challenge next Monday.

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list:

DP - DCWV All about boys, My Minds Eye Simply Delightful
Cardstock - Georgia Pacific White
Journaling done on Word with the Chalkboard font
Cricut Carts - Hello Kitty Font, Accent Essentials
Star Punch - unknown
White Gel Pen - Uni-ball Signo Broad
Paper Distressing Tool - Tonic/Tim Holtz


  1. Oh I forgot to ask if you got my emails???

  2. adorable layout, kristina! i love that pocket! too cute! love the journaling spot in there too. thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

  3. LOL I laugh because I can relate. Sometimes it just isn't working for you and you keep trying... 3 days later your layout is finally finished! :) Such a cute layout! I love the pocket and the colors are great! TFS!


  4. Love the journaling in the pocket. I know what you mean about sometimes what we go through to make a layout. Sometimes it is easier not to use a sketch but other times it gets the juices flowing.

  5. This is a beautifully composed layout! (grin)... I do love it... great photos of the cutie Eric and the pocket is so clever (glad you didn't cut up those jeans!!)... you rock! :-)

  6. In the end it turned out beautifully!

  7. This is a fabulous layout! I just love the addition of the pocket & the idea of using real jeans for it. :)


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