Saturday, January 21, 2012

First Layout of the New Year

I have not been much of a scrapbooker but I love paper crafting.  My layouts are far and few in between.  But I've been wanting to do a layout of my grandson, Xander.  So here is the captured memories of my grand son's first haircut, in March last year.  I chose Lucky papers to match what he and his dad were wearing.  I just love the colors!!  I actually did this layout in Studio J last year.  [Studio J is the FREE to use online program from Close to My Heart that you can access here.]  I designed the layout in Studio J and used that to create this traditional scrapbooking page.  Feel free to click picture to see details.


Closer look at the left page layout:


 Closer look at the right page layout:

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Lucky Workshop on the Go Kit; Cocoa, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Autumn Terracotta, and Colonial White CS; Lucky My Stickease Assortment
Stamps:  D1471 Vintage Type
Ink: Olive, Cocoa, Outdoor Denim, Bamboo
Embellishments:  Wooden buttons, Autumn Terracotta waxy flax (ret.), Autumn Terracotta brads, Autumn Terracotta photo clips (ret.), Outdoor Denim grosgrain ribbon from the Blue Collection, Autumn Terracotta grosgrain ribbon (ret.) Pewter photo hanger
Other:  Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge; SU tearing ruler

And, for the curious, here is what I actually created in Studio J.  When doing the actual layout, it helped me to size my pictures and choose which way someone was looking (because you can also flip pictures around).  What a super tool to help in designing your layouts (a necessity for me who professes to be more of a card maker than a scrapbooker).


Studio J was fun but when I look at the two layouts, I think I love the classical scrapbooking one best because of all the textures and dimension!  But you can't beat Studio J for a design tool (and it's FREE - go to my shop on line site and create yourself an account and have FUN, FUN, FUN!!)

2 comments:

Casandra said...

Cute layout. Great teaching technique, too!

Sally said...

I'm more of a Card Maker as well - I love your layout AND your Grandson is super cute!!

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