September 05, 2016
A few weeks ago I was here on the blog talking about how I was inspired to scrap some older stories and get some older photos into my albums. Today I am sharing another older story.
Here is a look at my layout.
I think the thing that inspired this layout the most was all the heart embellishments that came in the kit. As soon as I saw the patterned papers with those super cute hearts on it, I immediately thought of this photo of me with my bug!! I loved this car so much, and I was seriously so sad when we decided to sell it. I don't know that I will ever scrapbook any other car that I get, but this car was special!
I started out my arranging some of my bigger pieces in a square. I'll be the first to admit that I get stuck in design ruts, and right now it is grid style layouts on an 8 1/2 by 11 canvas. I just can't help it!
I was originally going to use a white tag from my kit to journal on, but I decide it just didn't look right. I ended up using it as a template to make a new one out of the lighter orange paper that came in the kit. I think it turned out so much better and made me wonder why I don't make my own tags more often!
After I had my basic design taken care of, I moved on to embellishing. I used several of the little heart charms, plus a couple wood veneer hearts from my stash to create a little cluster to the left of my journaling. To add even more girly cuteness, I layered a doily behind my homemade tag! Love the way this ended up looking!
I wanted to bring some of the embellishments to the top of my layout so I added another cluster to the patterned paper square. I used another doily plus another little heart charm to create a cohesive feel.
I knew I wanted to add a title, but I struggled with the placement of it. I moved it from the top of my layout, to the bottom of my layout about a thousand times. I finally decided it looked best below my journaling. By the way, how stinkin cute are those wooden alphas!! LOVE them!!
If you want to see how this layout came together, check out the process video below!
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