Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So In Love - My Very First Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! Whew! Today's project was definitely a labor of love :) I spent hours on this, but I wanted the very first layout that I shared on my blog to be fun and as good as I could make it. I have been so inspired by Lauren over at Lauren's Creative. Her scrapbook layouts are phenomenal! I definitely used a lot of tips and tricks of hers in my 2-page layout today so thank you so much Lauren for the inspiration!

Here is the full 2-page spread (I really need to practice photographing these, I'm used to photographing my small cards :)

Close up of Page 1:

Close up of Page 2:

Close up of the tree and the couple:

Close up of girl on scooter:

My 12x12 craft cardstock is from Michael's and my DP is from K&Co. All other cardstock is from SU. I designed the entire layout on my Gypsy. I also used several different cartridges. The tree, the couple, and the girl on the scooter were all cut out using the Sweethearts cartridge. The corner embellishments were cut out using the Storybook cartridge. The "So In Love" was cut out using the font from Winter Woodland. The journaling tag was cut out from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. My photo mats are matted for 4" x 4" photos and one 4 x 6 photo. I doodled on everything! :) I used my white gel pen and my black gel pen for the doodling. I added some Stardust Stickles to the hearts on the tree. The sentiment on the heart is from My Creative Time's You Had Me at Chocolate Stamp Set. For some finishing touches, I added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and a bow to the top of the journaling tag. If you want any specific measurements, please send me an e-mail, everything is saved in my Gypsy and I can get that for you. What do you think of my very first scrapbook layout? I have decided to enter this project in this week's Paper Playtime Challenge. The challenge this week was to use either cupid or hearts on your project.

I sure hope you like my project for today. Thank you SO much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Christine, WOW Gorgeous layout! will enhance thepictures beautifully. Lovely papers and die cuts!
Hugs. Danielle

Crystal said...

Christine WOW you did a fabulous job with this scrapbook page,,,Your first I wouldn't believe it :) girl it looks amazing!!!

jimlynn said...

Those hours you spent on this were well worth it! SO PRETTY. Love all the details.

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Christine, this is amazing & fabulous!!! you did an awesome job on this layout...love the die cuts!
I really need to scrapbook my 2 million photos but I just can't stir myself up to do it! Inspire me Christine! :)
take care hun
hugs & blessings

Marlene said...

FANTASTIC layout!!! WOW!! You should do more of them!

Psst....check my blog tomorrow if you're interested in a freebie sentiment! (But you didn't hear it from me.)

Lyn S said...

Fabulous layout Christine! Love the die cuts!

Anonymous said...

You've had much practice with your cards, if this is your first ever layout...it is adorable! TFS!

aka cyimbugbitten

My Creative Time said...

Your layout is BEAUTIFUL!!! you should DEFINITELY do MORE of these layouts!
big hugs,

Nancy Ann said...

Love it! So simple, but yet so beautiful and detailed. I love that sort of look.

Heather said...

This is the most adorable layout I have ever seen. Can not believe it is your first. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime this week.

Hugs, Heather

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