I’m back with another layout of my little one…this time of her with her friends during “Twin Day” at school. These pictures were taken back in 2012 and I continue to be amazed at how much she has grown.
I used a mix of Crate Paper’s “Oh Darling” and “Little Bo Peep” collections on this 2 page layout. I find myself going through phases in my scrapbooking where I tend to favor certain SB Manufacturers and lately I’ve been totally digging anything and everything Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes. These lines were no exception.
Here’s a snapshot of the layout:
Close up of one of the embellishment clusters using mixtures of the paper cut parts (for the tag), ephemera, older flower pins, Studio Calico wood veneer, chipboard pieces from a friendship themed collection from Me and My Big Ideas, as well as some enamel dots from Echo Park Paper:
There were a total of 7 different embellishment clusters throughout this layout where I continued to utilize the same items throughout to tie it all in together.
When I was done with my layout as is the case for so many of us scrapbookers, I was left with tons of paper scraps. I also still had some full 12x12 sheets and cut aparts after completing this project which gives me enough to do another 2-4 layouts. Knowing I couldn’t easily find additional manufacturer embellishments to go with the collections since they’re a bit on the older side (nor did I necessarily want to spend more money anyhow) I dug deep and came up with the results below.
I’ve always loved all the layered embellishments Crate Paper and Dear Lizzy make and I knew one day I’d have to try and make my own using up leftover scraps. Here’s my attempt at it:
I’m super thrilled at how they turned out! Not only were they easy to make, but I used up a lot of the scraps and bonus — now I have more matching embellishments for upcoming projects when I need to finish using up these collections! It’s a win-win-win!
I made flags and tickets for the base for most of the layering of these embellishments. I also threw in a few homemade flair in here. In addition, I layered using various punches in my stash (yet another great way to “use my stash”). I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I can maximize what I have on hand - I’m sure my husband appreciates it as well since it means I’m not buying more supplies (you’re welcome, babe! :))
I hope you’ve enjoyed and thanks so much for stoping by. Hope you’re all enjoying your week leading up to Mother’s Day :)