Scrapbook layout – create

Today’s traditional scrapbook layout was largely inspired by the chipboard pencils from the Studio Calico ‘Roman Holiday’ Documenter kit!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - create

I took inspiration for the layout of the page from this old sketch on the Studio Calico blog. I liked the way everything was centered and symmetrical – a nice balance!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - create

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - create

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - create

I’ve had these pencils for ages and never knew what to do with them… And then I took this photo of my niece drawing with my brother, and I knew I had to use them! The pencils were the perfect embellishment for this photo, so I built the whole page around them. That’s what I like the most about traditional scrapbooking – using up beautiful supplies that I can’t easily incorporate into my Project Life albums.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - little moments

Supplies used:

  • 9×12 paper from an old Messy Box kit
  • White textured paper and animal patterned paper from my stash
  • Chipboard pencils from the Studio Calico ‘Roman Holiday’ Documenter kit
  • ‘Create’ chipboard word from the 1canoe2 ‘Hazelwood’ range
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Scrapbook layout – little moments

Sharing another traditional scrapbook layout today! This time, rather than start with the photo, I started with the product I wanted to use: the Studio Calico Cypress Grove stamp set!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - little moments

The stamping is the star of this layout, for sure – that row of circles made it super easy to stamp an even grid! I opted to stamp the colours off-centre and hand-draw the page border to give the layout a more playful, organic look.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - little moments

I was inspired by the layout by Geralyn Sy that was included in the booklet for the stamp set, and this post from the Studio Calico blog. I wanted to make a centered design with a lot of white space, something fairly minimalist to focus the viewer’s eye, and I’m really happy with how my page turned out!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - little moments

Supplies used:
From Studio Calico

  • Cypress Grove stamp set
  • Color Theory inks in Coral Bay, Sunny Day and Mojito
  • Wood veneer hearts from past kits

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Project Life 2018 – May pages

It’s time to share my May pages from my 2018 Project Life album! My birthday is in May, so a lot of this month’s pages are about my ‘birthday week’ and the various things we did to celebrate!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - May

This month I had a lot of fun breaking out my new Life Love Paper stamp set from Studio Calico, which I used for the left journal card with Color Theory ink in Power Suit. The quote cards are actually little cards that came with purchases from Innosense and Kikki.K – love incorporating ‘found’ items in my spreads!

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Scrapbook layout – Love love love this

I’ve got another traditional scrapbook layout to share today! This one is based off this sketch from the Studio Calico blog.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love love love this

My plans for this layout were to use a blue-based colour palette and play with layering/embellishments a little more. It was a little outside of my comfort zone, but I’m really happy with the result!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love love love this

The page was actually originally 12×12, but after finishing it off, I decided to trim it down to 9×12 as it looked better proportionally.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love love love this

I really dove into my stash for this one and used up some bits and pieces I’d been hoarding for years. It was a lot of fun to play around with embellishments, working out which pieces looked best together on the page.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - love love love this

I think this is probably my favourite traditional layout so far this year!

Supplies used:

  • Blue patterned paper and flat gold foil heart sticker from my stash
  • Patterned paper strips cut from an Amy Tangerine 6×6 paper pad, purchased from Spotlight
  • Wood veneer frame came in a pack of embellishments, purchased from Spotlight
  • Maggie Holmes ‘Chasing Dreams’ phrase stickers from Studio Calico
  • ‘More of this’ patterned paper, chipboard and wood veneer hearts, chipboard tag, sequins and ‘this’ die-cut from past Studio Calico kits

Scrapbook layout – Little Lady

Today I’m sharing another traditional scrapbook layout, which I based off this sketch from the Studio Calico blog!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - little lady

I knew I wanted to use the title “Little Lady” with this photo, so I chose a layout that made a bit of a feature of the title.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - little lady

I used a lot of my favourite things on this layout – wood veneer and cork embellishments, my beloved gold Thickers, washi tape, and gold accents. It felt good to pull all of these elements together on one page.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - little lady

I am so, so pleased with how this layout looks, and I love having a beautiful and fun way to tell the story of one of my favourite photos of my niece!

Supplies used:

  • Heart patterned paper, cork and wood veneer embellishments and stamps from past Studio Calico kits
  • Plain papers, floral patterned card and gold foil patterned washi tape from my stash
  • Dear Lizzy ‘Woodland’ Thickers from Spotlight

Project Life 2018 – April pages

Today I’m sharing my April pages from my 2018 Project Life album! I ended up keeping things really simple for a lot of this month’s pages, and tried to focus a bit more on journalling, as I had a few stories that I wanted to make sure I captured properly in words.

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - April

I used a mix of stamps from past Studio Calico Documenter kits to embellish the 4×6 card. The centre card is my favourite thing on this page – I love how perfectly it captures what was going on in my life in April 2018!

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Scrapbook layout – Hello Gorgeous

Today I’m sharing a traditional scrapbook layout, which I based off this sketch from the Studio Calico blog!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello gorgeous

I like the simplicity and clean lines of this layout, and the way the eye is drawn down the page to the photos of my adorable niece. The pyramid shape made it super easy to work out where to place my embellishments.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello gorgeous

The photos featured pink and green very heavily, so I leaned into that when selecting my colour palette – and I just so happened to have this cute pink and green plaid paper in my stash that matched perfectly!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - hello gorgeous

All in all this layout took less than half an hour to put together, and most of that time was spent selecting which pieces of ephemera I wanted to include. I love it when a pretty project comes together quickly!

Supplies used:

  • Plaid paper from my stash (I think an old paper pack from Big W)
  • Gold foil washi tape from my stash
  • Textured white cardstock and plastic ‘hello gorgeous’ die cut from past Studio Calico kits
  • Ephemera from the ‘Hazelwood’ collection by One Canoe Two, purchased from Studio Calico