Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Trip To Chimney Rock

Good morning! I'm back today with a vacation layout. 

Chimney Rock is one of the most iconic sites in North Carolina, offering sweeping views of the mountains and gorge. So when my parents bought a new RV this year and wanted to take a trip, the first place we went was to Chimney Rock State Park. 

I took this photo of Cory and my parents at the base of the park in the shade of the trees. 

I used my October kit from My Creative Scrapbook to make this layout. The kit's theme was family and that was perfect for this photo. I don't worry too much about the papers being matchy matchy with my photo. Mom is wearing a pink floral summer shirt and I just ignored that! I used the papers instead to bring out the Fall colors from the photo. 

I wanted to add a bit of strip journaling to the page. I typed a couple of short sentences on the computer, printed them out, then took a small piece of aqua paper from the kit and placed it over the journaling. I used washi to temporarily hold the aqua paper in place, then ran the paper through my printer again. 

I used a paper trimmer to cut the journaling strips then placed them on my layout. 

The bottom third of my layout are just strips of border paper from the kit. Easy peasy. This is from the cute Family Frenzy line from Bella Blvd

The border strips give the layout a fun pop of color. 

Here's a photo of the kit I used from My Creative Scrapbook

Here's one more look at the layout: 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hodges Farm Pumpkin Patch

Hello again. I am back today with a layout documenting our annual trip to Hodges Farm to pick a pumpkin.  

Hodges Farm is my favorite pumpkin patch. I think it might be the sunflowers groves that sealed the deal. 

I used the October kit from My Creative Scrapbook for my layout. I looked through the papers, then looked for photos that coordinated. I confess: the fastest place to look for photos is my Facebook feed! I found this cute photo below of Cory with his chosen pumpkin from last year's outing and it worked perfectly. 

I love this blue graph paper from Echo Park. The cluster of flowers in the bottom corner was a great place to anchor my photo. I added a dark blue header and footer to frame the layout, added a few stickers and journaling strips and was done. I am partial to a simple layout. 

Here's one more look at the whole page. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week!

Monday, October 5, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook Reveal: iPad Fans

Hello everyone. Happy October!

Today, I have a layout documenting my young son's iPad love. He was just 3 years old here and no matter how many toys he had, he loved the iPad best!

I made this layout using the new October kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The kit was family-themed, combining the Family Frenzy collection from Bella Blvd and The Story of our Family from Echo Park Paper. 

I made the base of this layout using the front and back of one sheet of paper called "Around the Block" from Bella Blvd.  The houses are the front and the yellow pattern is the back. 

I used my trimmer to carefully cut out a large square of yellow and used kraft cardstock to hide the cut marks. 

Once I had my base, I layered other papers from the kit and created a colorful mat for my photos. 

Below is a photo of the kit I used: 

Here's one more look at the layout: 

You can find all the kits from My Creative Scrapbook on its website.

Thanks for stopping by!