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Remember that beachy mini album I made back in July?  The one I took on vacation with me?  It’s finished!  And I finally took photos of it!

Turns out that I wasn’t so good at keeping up with it during the actual vacation… at least for the first few days, I did sit down in the evening or during some spare afternoon hours to write journaling and decide where some photos would go.  And thankfully, I was good about uploading photos from my camera to my computer during the trip– an especial blessing because my camera was stolen on the last day.  Because I’d been pretty faithful, I lost only a day and a half worth of photos.  While losing a camera hurts a whole heck of a lot, at least I didn’t lose all of my photos, too.

But, having the mini-album ready made putting it together a snap after vacation!  After I got home, I sat down with the album, my computer, and my little mini-kit of stuff to add, and edited photos, wrote journaling, and embellished as much as possible without the photos in place.  When my photos arrived from the online photo printer, I slapped them right in, and the album was done! Probably the fastest vacation scrapbooking I have ever done!

So I’m going to share some photos of some of the pages (but not all the pages, because there are a lot!), to give an idea of how it all went together.  Notice that sometimes I just punched holes in stuff and added it straight in (like business cards and our mini-golf scorecards).  Sometimes, I adhered 4″x6″ prints back-to-back, punched holes in them, and added them as pages.  I also had prepared some basic 4″x6″ clipping masks in Photoshop Elements so that I could easily put together photo collages.  For a couple of them, I even added digital paper and text to one of the fields so that the journaling was printed right in the collage.  I guess that makes this a bit of a “hybrid” album!  I also added some of the smaller/flatter shells that I collected on the beach throughout the album.  I adhered them with Glossy Accents so that they’re strongly bonded to the pages.  They make the album even lumpier, but I like it that way!

So without further ado, the photos:

Supply list can be found in THIS post.

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This layout was originally posted on the Lucky Girl Crafts blog on September 25!

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There is a huge farmer’s market in our city, and Husband and I finally made it up there to sample its goodness.  I took lots of photos the first time we went, and the patterned papers in the September Lucky Girls kit with their homey, small-scale prints were perfect to fill in sections of my photo grid.  I used my sewing machine and some butter-yellow thread to give the patterned paper sections a little border.

I used the Project 12 July sketch again because I just loved it so much–it holds so many photos!

I wanted to embellish the patterned paper blocks in the grid, so I pulled out a couple of the corrugated hearts that came in this kit, inked their edges with some brown ink, and pop-dotted them in the pink sections.  I added a couple of the foam dots from the Thickers set to tie in the aqua color from the title.

For the kraft sections, I made layered flowers by cutting three circles of increasing size out of two of the floral papers with my pinking shears, inking their edges, and crumpling them.  I punched two holes and tied the layers together with twine.  I think they are pretty cute!

A Jillibean Soup label sticker was the perfect place to add the date above my title, and I framed the journaling with a large bracket die cut with my Silhouette.


Supplies from the Lucky Girl Crafts September 2011 kit, “The Little Things That Count”
cardstock: Bazzill (White, orange peel texture)
patterned paper: Jillibean Soup Staples (White Macaroni), Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup (Sauerkraut; Crushed Tomatoes)
embellishments: hand-cut/layered paper flowers with twine from Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks Twill Polkas, Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup Labels, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes
alphas: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Merry Mermaid Foam Thickers

other supplies:
alphas: October Afternoon Farm Fresh Mini Market Stickers (red & cream), Echo Park A Walk in the Park 12×12 alpha stickers
Silhouette SD: bracket_1007
brown journaling pen: American Crafts SlickWriter
brown ink for edging: Stampabilities
foam adhesive: Therm O Web
sewing machine stitching

sketch: Project 12 July 2011

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This layout was originally posted on the Lucky Girl Crafts blog on September 24!

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Husband and I have made it an unofficial goal to see as many of the waterfalls in our area as we can while we live here.  Earlier this summer, we traveled about 20 minutes from where we live to see Chittenango Falls.  It was a beautiful little hike, even if it was a grayish sort of day.

I used the August Project 12 sketch as the basis for my layout, and I took it pretty literally:

The papers in the September Lucky Girls kit were perfect for the photos I had from our afternoon at the falls.  I am a B-side kind of girl, so I immediately was attracted to the gray houndstooth side of the Bite Sized Bits paper.  And probably my absolute favorite paper in the kit as the kraft-background White Macaroni.  I cut my title and the scalloped border from that paper!

The polkadot twill tape was the perfect continuation of the circle theme… and I added the vintage buttons tied with some of the twine.  To highlight the photo of Husband and I, I traced a small plate and stitched along the pencil line with more of the twine.  As a warning if you try this yourself– make sure you pierce nice big holes ahead of time!  Stitching with twine is not for the faint of heart, haha!

Supplies from the Lucky Girl Crafts September 2011 kit, “The Little Things That Count”
patterned paper: Jillibean Soup Staples (White Macaroni), Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour (Bite Size Bits: B-side)
embellishments: Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks Twill Polkas, Jolee’s Boutique Parcel Vintage Round Buttons, Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup Labels

other supplies:
white cardstock: American Crafts (journaling cardstock unknown origin from stash)
Silhouette SD: custom-created scalloped border design, title font: HoneyScript
photo corners: Scrapbook Adhesives, “dyed” brown with pigment ink pad by Stampabilities
brown journaling pen: American Crafts SlickWriter
lime green Sharpie for edging journaling strip
staples

sketch: Project 12 August 2o11

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This layout was originally posted on the Lucky Girl Crafts blog on September 23!

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I started as an “event” scrapbooker… where all of my pages were about holidays or trips or “big” life events.  As I’ve progressed over the years, I have started to add in pages celebrating the “little” things, too.  You know, the random everyday life stuff… and it captures what “real life” is like, sometimes even more than the big events.

This is one of those pages.  Even though it took place at the beginning of a Thanksgiving trip, I still wanted to include this episode as a separate Little Things page. The name of September’s kit, “The Little Things That Count”, was a great reminder for me to pull out these photos and scrap them!

Twin Bings are a favorite candy of Husband and his family, and they are made by a company native to his home state.  When he and his sister found out that I’d never had one, they decided that this must be remedied as soon as possible!  Of course, I had my camera with me, so I made sure to document the whole experience!

These pom pom picks are so fun, and perfect to accent my title!

The journaling is on tiny strips to caption each photo.  I added some red bling I had in my stash (haha get it– Twin Bing… bling… okay, so I thought it was pretty funny :)) for a bit of extra sparkle to go with the pom poms.


Supplies from the Lucky Girl Crafts September 2011 kit, “The Little Things That Count”
cardstock: Bazzill (Black Beetle, criss cross texture)
patterned paper: Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup (Sauerkraut)
alphas: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Merry Mermaid Foam Thickers
embellishments: Jillibean Soup Red & White Journaling Sprouts, Crazy 3.5″ Pom Pom Picks

other supplies:
white cardstock: the Paper Company
alphas: October Afternoon Farm Fresh Mini Market Stickers (red & cream)
gems: the Paper Studio
photo corners: Scrapbook Adhesives
journaling pen: Sharpie Ultra Fine point
foam adhesive: Therm O Web

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I have sad news to share with you today– Lucky Girl Crafts is closing its doors.  I have had a wonderful year designing for Jessica, using her fabulous kits.  I always could see the care she put into constructing just the right combination of products to include.  I will greatly miss working with her and the kits!!  I want to wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

There are more details on the Lucky Girls blog (including a sale).

Lucky Girl Crafts

Goodbye, Lucky Girl Crafts, I will miss you!!

 

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A third layout

… is on the Lucky Girls blog today; another two-page layout!

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Another one

I’ve got a two-page layout on the Lucky Girls blog today!

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