Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Exploring the City Double Page Layout

It has been awhile since my last post. It has been difficult for me to update my blog because I've been traveling a ton and I'm also getting ready to move from sunny Arizona to the east coast! Most of my supplies will soon be boxed up, so it may be awhile before I can craft again. Sniff sniff. Here's a layout for you to enjoy! The papers and embellishments are from the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 line. 

This girl is just like me, a world traveler: 


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Delhi Double Page Layout

Hi Friends! I'm not sure who looks at this blog, but it seems like I have friends in South Africa, Canada, Puerto Rico and Alaska. :) Welcome! I hope that you are finding lots of design inspiration from the pages I post! Feel free to "follow my blog" or leave comments. Those make me feel special and help me to see that what I post is actually helpful to people. Also, feel free to let me know what you'd like to see or what I can do better. :) The focus of my blog is mostly double page layouts. I feel like these are neglected in the blogging world and most of the projects seem to be cards because they are quick to put together. I love cards and they give me great ideas, but I always wanted to see more blogs dedicated specifically to double page layouts. So that's my intention for this blog. :) 

Here's another travel layout! I promise my blog will become more varied, but I scrapbook chronologically, so that's what you'll be seeing most of for now. I am still in Washington DC and I will be in Utah this weekend!
I thought the Beware of Pick Pockets sign at the post office was hilarious. 
The monkeys scaling the city wall in Delhi were so cool. I wish we had monkeys running around our cities in the US! That would be an interesting sight..
 These fabric tags from Making Memories are great!

Have a lovely day!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Taj Mahal Double Page Layout

I am enjoying my trip to Washington, DC. Before I left, I made a scrapbook page using India themed paper. I love it when Scrapbook companies make country specific paper. It's perfect for travelers like me! This line is the Reminisce - Passports Collection. Here is a look at the entire layout: 
The first page has a picture from the Taj Mahal in Agra, India: 
Page Two has pictures from the Lotus Temple. The stickers coordinated perfectly! I liked how the stickers have "Taj Mahal" and "Lotus Temple" printed on them. They were the exact stickers I needed.
 Here is a close up of the luggage memory tag:
 One last close up:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lotus Temple Double Page Layout

I'm traveling a ton again. This time instead of Hawaii, I'm in Washington DC. This is such a simple layout, but I think it turned out very elegant. This American Crafts paper was perfect for the lotus theme: 
I used Sure Cuts A Lot to cut the image of the lotus flower. The silver embossed letters are from an alphabet stamp set from Close to My Heart: 
 The photo mat is from my Cricut Imagine More Cartridge. I really love that machine. 

That is all! Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Traveling the Globe: Double Page Layout

Another double page layout for you! Yay! I was able to fit 9 photos plus journaling on this page without it looking too crowded. It always feels great to get a bunch of photos scrapbooked and out of boxes. :) I love that I'm-so-productive feeling. It's like a high for me. Here is a look at the entire layout: 
I love the camera and little rolls of film, because that is what I was using when I took these pictures. The cool fish is from the Cricut Pagoda cartridge. That cartridge has been great for scrapbooking my Asia photos. I love it. I wish Provo Craft would come up with a more updated travel cartridge.  
Here is a look at page 2. The branch is from the Pagoda Cartridge and the photo mat is from the Story Book Cartridge. The journaling lines are from Stampin' Up!: 
This was a fun branch to paper piece and I love the color: 
Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Through the Streets of Hong Kong: Double Page Layout

Do you ever feel guilty for working on cards or other projects because you are so behind on your layouts? I do! I force myself to scrapbook chronologically. Otherwise I would have a bunch of random layouts from different years and different events, never quite filling an album. I am really proud of myself that I finished an album from Hawaii from 2003! I definitely got my fill of beach themed pages. Now I'm trying to finish my album from my summer visiting Hong Kong, India, Japan and Thailand so most of my posts for the next while will have an international theme. :) Here is another layout from Hong Kong: 
The paper is an older set from Stampin' Up! The chipboard letter stickers are from Heidi Swapp:
I was really excited about how many pictures I was able to fit on this layout:
The cool dragon is from the Cricut Pagoda cartridge. I used the same pattered paper to make the brushstroke on the center of the dragon: 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lantau Island, Hong Kong Double Page Layout

I'm back from my Hawaiian vacation. It was amazing! It's always so hard to leave the islands, but I had an awesome birthday with a huge group of friends! I was bummed that I didn't make the Doodlebug Design Team, but there's always next year, right? They definitely selected some talented scrapbookers. I have a new page to share this morning: 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Colorful Boating Double Page Layout

Good morning! I have a bright and cheerful layout for you. I'm going on vacation to Hawaii to celebrate my birthday tomorrow! I'm so excited but that means I won't have any posts this next week. I promise though to have many more layouts for you when I return! Here is a look at the whole layout: 
Here is a close up of page one. This lovely paper is from Webster's Pages. I cut the journaling mat from the Cricut Cake Basics cartridge. The butterfly border is from K&Company. 
Here is a close up of page two. I love little details. The pretty canvas star is from Jillibean Soup:
This was a fun and easy layout to make. That patterned paper really made things simple. 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

India Travel Double Page Layout

I am really plugging away at these college photos. Here is a layout that I made using paper and embellishments from TPC Studio. Here is a look at both pages: 
Here is a closer view of the first page. I thought that the "See the World" embellishment was perfect for these pictures. 
The gold chipboard letters are from DCWV:
The rub on with rhinestones is so beautiful!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Boating Double Page Layout

Banners and twine are really trendy right now, so last night I felt inspired to try my hand at one. I looked through my sizeable Cricut library and found lots of banners, but none in the shape I was looking for. What? No Cricut shapes? I thought back to the old days when I didn't have a Cricut and thought, "Hmm...maybe I can try making my own." And I did! I guess I don't have to be so dependent on my Cricut afterall. :) I'm still working on my pictures from my trip to India. Here is the whole layout: 
The banner I was so proud of: 
Lately, I've really been into using three patterned papers, cutting them into wavy shapes and then layering them. I found this K&Company paper pack from the 4th of July on clearance at Michael's and I thought it matched the blue and white striped sail on the boat in my photos.  
This little medallion had an American flag on it, so I removed it and replaced it when a chipboard circle with the year the pictures were taken: 
Here is a look at the second page. Do you remember the Advantix camera system? This panoramic photo was taken before digital! I remember the fog being so beautiful right off the lake in this tiny town nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.: 
Here is a sailboat that I did make using my Cricut. :) I love those striped flowers.
Supply list:
Boat- Cut from the Cricut B is for Boy Cartridge at 4.5"
Paper: Bazzill Basics and K&Company Americana
Medallion: K&Company
Flowers: Michael's Recollections
Twine: We R Memorykeepers
Font: Cut from the Cake Basics Cartridge at 1"
Banner: My own design :) 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Doodlebug Birthday Cards

Good morning! I wanted to share a couple of cards with you that I made from the Doodlebug Design-Paper Crafts Go to Sketches- Card Companion Kit. I picked up this kit at Hobby Lobby and made 18 cards really quickly. There are pictures of all of the cards you make and the papers and brads are all very high quality. This is what the kit looks like:
Here are two of my favorite cards that I made. I switched up the design on the second card from the sample just a bit. 

Super cute and super easy! I was able to replenish my card supply in an evening after making all of the cards. I like to keep cards on hand for when special occasions arise.