Well, I made a layout! Here it is…
Ta da. My first paper layout in over a year.
It took a ridiculous number of hours. Maybe as many as 6? Haha. Yes, I know. It’s pretty simple for all of that time. Especially when you consider that I’d sketched the layout idea, printed the pictures and drafted the journaling back in 2011.* All I had to do was choose supplies! But in the intervening time, I’d lost track of what supplies I had and where they were… so making this layout was also me starting to get reacquainted with my stash.
*Before I had my daughter, I spent some time sketching ideas and printing photos for many of the layouts I’d added to my scrapbooking “to-do” list. I included journaling for most of them, too! All through the months that I wasn’t scrapbooking, a few of the layout ideas (like this one, above) kept popping into my head and I would mull over them. In my imagination, there was a lot more blue on the page, but it turned out I didn’t have the right blues in my stash. I am really happy with the greens, though! I think it actually makes the blue in the photos stand out more.
To keep myself from getting too overwhelmed with options, I decided to follow along with the Use Your Scraps challenge for January posted on the Lily Bee blog. My Lily Bee products are pretty “old,” but I’ve hoarded every little bit because I love them so much. Everything on the layout, except for the solid-colored cardstock, is Lily Bee. I’m also linking it to a challenge at Two Peas in a Bucket because I used a 4-word title.
The title is cut with my Silhouette. I inked the large letters (purposely unevenly) with some brown ink so that the script would show up on top of them.
It’s a two-pager primarily because of the big long “panorama” photo. The story behind the panorama is told in my journaling; in short: I was too petrified to go up the observation tower at the top of the mountain (I was high enough on the ground!), so when my husband and his sister made it to the top, they took the series of pictures so that I could “see” the view, too.
patterned paper: Lily Bee
cardstock: American Crafts (textured); Paper Reflections (smooth)
die cuts: Lily Bee
rub-ons: Lily Bee
brown ink: Stampabilities
foam adhesive: American Crafts
Note: The photos for this post were taken in nasty overcast daylight. And on top of that, I’m still trying to learn how to use Lightroom to edit them. Thanks for understanding!