Scrapbook Layouts With Emeline | Marybeth Hancher

October 20, 2016

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Emeline.  You're so stinkin' pretty.

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane
For real- I can't get enough of this gorgeous kit!  The moment it landed on my doorstep this month, I dove right in.  I admired each and every sheet of paper, applauded myself for ordering some extras, touched all the puffy stickers and wood veneers & imagined what I would do with all this wonderfulness.  ;)  And then moments later I said, "I'm going into my craft room to play!" and that was that.  :)

Today I want to share with you two scrapbook layouts I created this past week.  So let's begin!

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Marybeth.  Marybeth LOVED to play Barbie dolls with her sisters e.v.e.r.y. single day.  One day, Marybeth outgrew her beloved dolls but not-so-secretly hoped for the chance to play with them again with her own daughter.  Twenty-five years later, her dream came true.  And they lived happily ever after.  The End.

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

For real- the moment my sweet Nadia inherited the infamous Barbie suitcase- full of teeny tiny handmade dresses and shirts and pants that my sweet mama made for the dolls- I was on top of the world!  And obviously, it was a moment worth documenting.

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

This layout actually came together by way of "happy accidents" as I like to call them.  I originally sketched out something a little different, but when I stuck my large photo into my typewriter to add some journaling, the ink on the rollers got all over the place!  Granted, I could have easily just printed out another copy, but in times like these I tend to see these mistakes as a challenge I'm willing to accept.  ;)  That being said, layering the puffy sticker and wood veneer hearts on top of the photo covered up the black ink smudges perfectly... and to be honest, I think it turned out better than I had originally planned. I even used the stamp set next to the arrow to cover up a couple more ink spots.  Done and done.  :)

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

It's no secret that I enjoy a nice piece of vellum mixed into my very bold and messy layouts.  I think it helped break up the blue background paper nicely in order to give my Barbie's their much deserved focal point on the layout.  After all, they've waited a quarter of a century for this moment, right?  ;)  When I was almost finished, I noticed that it was still a little too plain for my liking, so I went back and tucked some doilies underneath it all.  The glue was showing just a bit, so I took care of that by sticking a flair button on top.  Again, not in my original plans, but it worked.

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

I really enjoyed playing with the wood veneers in this kit!  I strung a few on some very delicate string, and just let them fall naturally in place before gluing them down.  I even took just a bit of white acrylic paint and added a touch of a border along the edges of the hearts.

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Nadia was in the room with me playing with the filler material that comes in our kits- (she does this every month!!!  I swear that's what she's getting for Christmas... a box of white paper scraps!  LOL!)- and she decided to put a few pieces on the layout and then told me that they would look pretty there.  Soooo I rolled with it and stapled them down!  Cause it's much more fun to scrapbook with someone you love, isn't it?

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Lastly, I just finished up by putting some of the enamel dots on the layout to throw in just a few more unexpected pops of color.  And that was it!  I really enjoyed making this and documenting the reappearance of my childhood friends.  I typically don't scrapbook photos of this size, but I couldn't resist this time around!  :)

Ready for my second layout?

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

For this one, I decided to do a sort of "pocket page" for me to store tags, memorabilia, and extra photos from the season.  Because I plan on putting this directly into my Project Life album, I wanted to make it more sturdy, so I actually backed all of this with a plain white cardstock to give it more stability.  To make the pocket, I simply sewed the wood grain paper along the edges leaving the top flap open.  I also folded the top of it over a couple of inches in order to reveal the pretty pink lace design that's on its back side.  This also helped break up the colors a bit more.  I think it worked out nicely if I do say so myself.  ;)

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

There are some things on this page that are non-FJ items that I found in my stash (that matched perfectly!), but the majority of this page are things that are either from the October collection or kits prior to.  Like the paint-dipped wood letters... *swoon*

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

To finish, I just popped on some enamel dots, the wooden hearts, flat back pearls, and a flair button.  :)

Scrapbook Layout by Marybeth Hancher | @FelicityJane

Raise your hand if you'd name your next child Emeline after this collection... Yeah, didn't think I was alone.  ;)  Thanks for looking & happy crafting!  XOXO

Supplies Used:  October Emeline Kit  |  Emeline Stamp Set  |  "Smile" Flair Button  |  Emeline Puffy Alphabet | Paint Dipped Wood Alphabet




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