Friday, June 21, 2013

Live Life 24/Seven

When I started scrapbooking many years ago, I already had 5 kids and a bookshelf of photo albums bursting with memories. I quickly abandoned all hope of being "caught up" and concentrated on simply scrapping the photos and memories that grabbed my attention. I often hop around from year to year, picking out various photos to scrap. Here are two pages from my recent trip through time, both created with Scraptastic's Carry On kit.

The first layout begins with a simple cardstock base, a few layers of patterned papers and a triple matted photo. The "24/seven" card works as the main title, leading into the subtitle, Every Moment of Every Day:

My favorite part of this page is the casual little banner, composed of several Ormolu pennants and a few tag shapes cut from one of the Simple Stories patterned papers. Fun stuff!

My next page has a bit of a grunge look, beginning with an inked, stamped and misted background. After that I brought in lots of the color, greatly contrasting with the dark, nighttime photos.

The cut-apart cards did the talking for me one stands in for the title. Another is cut up for the quote at the bottom. My own label maker mimics the look as I add the date and place. The label maker went back into the drawer but I left one of its rolls on my washi tape that I will remember to use it sometime! TFL!


Kimberly Kett said...

Sweet photo of the two of you in the first layout and I love the banner. GREAT layers in both layouts, this is something I need to work on!

Cindy England said...

Fun layouts! I also really like the casual banner on the top page and using lighter elements around the nighttime photos is a great idea to balance the colour weight in the page.

Jilliene Designs said...

Both layouts are gorgeous! but I have to say my favorite thing is the photo in the first one. it is so heartwarming and then you used fabulous product and bam - the layout is a knockout! Great job. thanks for posting a link on 2peas. I'm inspired!

Sue Althouse said...

Great pages, love how you are using the cards! I don't worry about being caught up, either. Just scrap what I feel like!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such sweet pages, Madeline! I love how you used the cards!