Scrapbook layout – Let’s go for a walk

I love buying scrapbook kits, as they always contain a great mix of papers and embellishments. Even though the kits I buy are designed so that all of the elements work together, I often find myself mixing and matching bits and pieces depending on the look/style/theme I’m going for on a particular page. This time, I decided to challenge myself by creating a layout primarily composed of items from one single kit – and this is what I came up with!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - let's go for a walk

I used the Bookmarked scrapbook kit from Studio Calico, with only a few small elements from my stash. My favourite thing on this page is those big chipboard letters – they make such a big statement!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - let's go for a walk

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - let's go for a walk

I really enjoyed the challenge of sticking mostly to just one kit – reducing the options for papers and embellishments pushed me to be a little more creative to tell the story I wanted to tell. I’ll definitely be doing this a lot more in the future!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - let's go for a walk

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Project Life – September pages

Sharing my September Project Life pages today! I didn’t have a ton of stories to tell from this month, so I only did a few spreads, but that’s what I like about my month-by-month approach – I can just use as much space as I need to. Some seasons of life are busier or fuller than others, and that’s totally okay!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - September

One of the big stories of the month was that my niece, Maddy, spent a couple of days with my parents and they took her to Movie World and Sea World. They sent a bunch of photos to our family WhatsApp group, so I used a few of those for my September title page – they’re just so bright and colourful, and I always love having Maddy on my monthly title pages!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - September

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - September

I just happened to have a couple of strawberry-printed journal cards, which were perfect for one of the stories on this page! I love it when you can find the exact right print on a journal card.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - September

This month I had a lot of black and white photos, so I used a lot of patterned filler cards, which made the perfect colourful backgrounds to my journalling. I just cut down a few plain white or grid cards to make journalling spots. On this page, I outlined the journalling spots with a black felt-tip pen to make them stand out a little better.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - September

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - September

The top 4×6 card is actually a little postcard that came with the flower crown kits I ordered from Oh Dina on Etsy. My friends and I loved making these flower crowns – definitely recommend Oh Dina’s kits for your next crafty party, or even a bridal shower!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - September

The washi tape on this page was originally used to wrap up an online order I received from Alice Nightingale – it was the perfect colour, so I repurposed it to attach my journalling spots to my patterned cards. I love it when I can reuse or recycle things from around my house in my projects.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - September

For the last page of the month, I went pretty simple and just added a couple of puffy stickers and did a repeated stamp title on one of the journal cards. Centred dimensional elements on patterned journal cards are probably my go-to design for most of my pocket page documenting. I love that the practice of putting together my albums each year has helped me find my ‘style’ or my ‘rhythm’ when it comes to scrapbooking!

And that’s it for September! Hope you enjoyed that look at last month’s pages – stay tuned for the next month!

Scrapbook layout – Christmas 2017

This 12×12 scrapbook layout is the result of me looking at the pile of 3×3 journal cards I’d accumulated from old Messy Box kits and thinking “I really need to use these on something!”

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Christmas 2017

I had this photo from last year’s family Christmas lunch, and it worked really nicely with the 3×3 journal cards from one of the Messy Box kits, so I decided to put them together in a simple grid layout.

The foundation of this layout is a beautiful floral transparency from Studio Calico’s Confidant scrapbook kit, overlaid on a plain kraft paper to bring out those lovely warm tones. I added the grid in gold foil washi tape that I cut down into skinnier strips.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Christmas 2017

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Christmas 2017

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Christmas 2017

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Christmas 2017

I kept things simple with the embellishments – just adding a phrase here and there, a couple of icon stickers, and one small journalling spot. Using cards from just one kit made it easy to put things together in a cohesive way.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - Christmas 2017

I love the simplicity and effectiveness of this grid layout, and I’m glad I was able to use up some of those 3×3 cards in my stash!

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Scrapbook layout – let’s go fly a kite

Earlier this year, my family had a delightful morning out at the Brisbane Kite Festival. I decided to take one of the photos from that outing and make a traditional 9×12 layout, based on one of my favourite songs from Mary Poppins!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - let's go fly a kite

I knew I wanted to have a big feature title and that I wanted to incorporate the lyrics from ‘Let’s Go Fly A Kite’. This lovely neutral grey stripe paper made the perfect background – I just wrote in the lyrics in black pen in all that white space.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - let's go fly a kite

I had to get a bit creative with my title! I originally wanted to do the whole title in the plastic alphas, but the pack didn’t come with doubles of any of the letters. I decided to just highlight the key words with the plastic alphas, and have the rest of the phrase in black foam Thickers. I didn’t actually have an ‘e’ left in those Thickers…so I ended up using the ‘l’ for the ‘e’, and cutting down a ‘j’ for the ‘l’!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - let's go fly a kite

I trimmed down my 4×6 photo so I could mount it on a 4×6 Project Life journal card for an easy colourful border. And for a bit of extra colour, I bordered the whole page with skinny washi tape.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - let's go fly a kite

I’m so happy with how this page turned out – and every time I look at it now, I get ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’ stuck in my head!

Supplies used:

  • Patterned paper from an old Messy Box kit
  • Black foam Amy Tangerine Thickers purchased from Spotlight
  • Plastic alphas from the Studio Calico ‘Let’s Go’ scrapbook kit
  • Skinny stripe washi tape from my stash (purchased in Japan)
  • 4×6 patterned journal card from the Dear Lizzy ‘5th and Frolic’ core kit