No, I don’t have any new big news! This layout is about the weekend when we told our parents that we were expecting our daughter– back in June 2011.
(Click the layout image for a slightly larger view.) I made this layout for the Lily Bee-Gossamer Blue challenge (make a summertime layout). We did a ton of outdoor stuff the weekend we revealed our big news to our parents. We sort of celebrated by doing all kinds of summery stuff around where we lived at the time (we went to a local waterfall, saw glacier-formed lakes, and visited the huge farmer’s market).
I have a large-ish stack of Lily Bee paper, but I don’t have many embellishments besides rub-ons. So I decided to fussy-cut flowers from one of the patterned papers to scatter across the diagonal of the page. I also added some loops of crochet thread to tie (no pun intended, ha!) them together.
I had a huge revelation with the title. I could picture what I wanted in my head–a handwritten-script title cut with my Silhouette, but I just couldn’t find a font. I made a comment to Husband about how I wished I had a tablet so that I could design some of my own word art… and then I realized I could– all I needed to do was write the words with a thick sharpie, scan them, and use the trace tool in the Silhouette. It was amazingly easy! I made a few adjustments to the traced image, and then I had exactly what I wanted. I cut it twice, once out of the patterned paper, and once out of white cardstock so that I could layer them and have the title show up better on the kraft background.
The other huge revelation I had was using my glue gun. I’ve seen several people around the online scrapbooking community use a glue gun to assemble their layouts, and I always admired the dimension it gave. I love my foam adhesive, but it doesn’t work so well for a thin title like mine. I decided to give the glue gun a whirl, and I LOVE the result!
patterned paper: Lily Bee Design Vintage Poppy (Chic, Treasure)
cardstock: Recollections, (kraft) Paper Company (white)
rubons : Lily Bee Design Laugh Rub-Ons
hole punches (office single-hole punch, Martha Stewart Bubble Bath border punch)
Silhouette SD (trace of scanned image, also files vintage labels and pantry labels)
based on sketch from PageMaps page 47