Even though it’s too late to officially “enter” this layout into Shimelle’s weekly challenge from last week, I did start this layout in response to her “use square photos” prompt!
I’ve had these photos printed for a very long time now, and when I went to my binder-of-stories-to-be-scrapbooked, I was pleased to see that I’d remembered correctly–the largest photo was square!
For supplies, I again turned to the Gossamer Blue May 2014 kit. (I think that I’m going to try and focus some scrapbooking effort in the coming weeks to “kill” that kit now!). I creatively layered up lots of tiny scraps from the first layout I made with the kit to make them look larger than they really are, and fussy-cut a large pink rose from the last bit of floral.
Out came the remaining white floral die cuts, too– I love the texture that they added, plus they partially conceal some of the background in the photos so that the focus is on my daughter’s first steps!
I went back and forth between whether “first” or “steps” should be the larger letters, but I like what I finally settled upon. I stapled the sheer alphas (which I’ve had in my stash forever!) to the page using my long-arm stapler. I added strips of washi tape under the title to not only secure the vellum in an aesthetically pleasing way, but also to give some more contrast so that the striped alphas are more readable (they’re surprisingly difficult to use!)
I repeated the washi tape at the top of the photo cluster and then at the bottom of the vellum, where I also added the date. For some reason, I had the date wildly wrong when I first made the layout. I don’t even know how I could have made such a glaring mistake– but thankfully, it was on washi, and very easy to take up and replace with the correct date (which I did AFTER these photos were taken, because that’s when I realized how wrong the date was!!)
grey diagonal stripe: Hello Sunshine Rain Drops – Pink Paislee
black+white striped/aqua: Favorite Things Seeing Stripes – Heidi Swapp
floral/triangle geometric: Favorite Things In Bloom – Heidi Swapp
pink/red diagonal: Pen Pals – Pink Paislee
white textured cardstock: American Crafts
vellum: Paper Studio
Favorite Things Epoxy Title Stickers – Heidi Swapp
fussy cut flower from patterned paper
die cut flowers (via Silhouette SD; font = Amigirl Script)
pink enamel dots: Paper Studio
Style 308 Washi Tape – Freckled Fawn
aqua polka dot washi tape – Paper Studio
date stamp: Becky Higgins Project Life (from years ago)
long-arm office stapler
Sheer Alphabet Atlanta – Maya Road
Hello Sunshine Chipboard Alphabet – Pink Paislee
journaling font = traveling typewriter