Adorable Scrapbooking Layout

I'm super excited to share with you our first official design team blog post!! The gals have already received their boxes of supplies and are busy making lots of beautiful projects to inspire you with!! Be sure to subscribe to the blog feed (by clicking the "subscribe" link on the right so that you don't miss any of their fabulous work!! 

Today Stephanie has an ADORABLE layout to share with us! I LOVE her use of the large doily in the background and then all of the layering behind the photos! I am also loving the typed journaling in the form of a list! Thanks for the inspiration Stephanie!!

Hi there everyone!!  Stephanie here with you today and I am so thrilled to be a part of Maggie's Design Team.  Maggie's product lines are some of my very favorite and I often find myself gravitating back to her beautiful papers and lovely embellishments!  Being on this team is truly an amazing opportunity and I could not be more excited to be able to share my work with all of you, her wonderful fans!

One of the things that I love most about Maggie's collections with Crate Paper are the gorgeous embellishments, stickers, tags and vellum pieces.  I love to layer them on each other and create a dynamic effect around my photos and journaling.  The layout that I'll be sharing with you today does just that!  Let's take a look!

I started this page with a large doily, the "Love This" journaling card and my two photos.  I knew I wanted the doily to be the base of my page and I wanted to create some type of grid on my page, but wasn't exactly sure of the placement quite yet.  When I have an idea in mind, I usually like to start by layering my photos and journaling onto a few paper layers or tags.  This gives my photos a good base and lets me move them around my page individually while giving me a good visual of the end presentation.

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After trying out a few different placements, I decided to layer my photos on the left side of my page with my journaling on the right side.  Since my photos were already attached to the paper layers, all I had to do was adhere them down!

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To balance out the height of my photos with the journaling card, I added a few paper layers and tags underneath my journaling and layered the "Adorable" sticker on top to act as my title.   A grid design doesn't necessarily have to be proportional!  Adding in embellishments in your "blank space" can create a fun, playful look to your page.

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I added a few simple embellishment clusters around my photos and journaling card to add a little pop of color and dimension.  As you can see, I mixed in a few neutral colors with the bolder colors to create a balanced and cohesive look.

To finish the page, I sewed around the edge of my background to create a simple, framed effect!  

I hope you enjoyed this sweet layout!  Thanks so much for joining me today and for letting me share my work with you all!!

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  • Tori
    May 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. No doubt in my mind why you are part of the design team.

  • Lisa C.
    May 14, 2014 at 7:40 am

    This is gorgeous!! Love all the pretty details!

  • Bernii Miller
    May 14, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    What a sweet layout.. I have this entire collection so thank you or the inspiration to pull it out and play 🙂

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