Wednesday, January 20, 2016
I picked up several vacation and beach scrapbooking embellishments on this particular trip. Each package had several different embellishments inside it and only cost $1.00 per package. That's a steal compared to similar products selling in craft supply stores for $4.00 and up per package.
As a traditional scrapbooker...I created this layout in the 12 by 12 format. It's not digital and although I know people are into digital layouts...they just aren't my thing. I love paper and being creative with it. My background is a sheet of blue sky printed paper.
I used four photos on this layout. I slightly cropped down all four of them to fit onto the page and in a grid-style pattern. I matted them (as shown in the photo) onto one sheet of white cardstock. I then trimmed that sheet down to make a big rectangular photo block and left a 1/16" edge. I then matted that onto a sheet of medium blue cardstock that had embossed polka dots (they are tiny but there). Along the top edge of this block I used my wavy edge scissors to resemble water waves. I cut a strip from white cardstock measuring 11 3/4" long by 1 1/2" wide. I used those same scissors to make a wavy edge along one long end and then glued the strip to the top of my photo block.
The title for the page is "Picture Perfect Vacation". The rub-on glitter letters make-up the Picture Perfect and the chipboard glitter VACATION word was from one of the embellishment packs that I purchased. The glitter sunglasses and clear rhinestone jewels above the title came from that same embellishment pack. From a separate pack that I bought during that shopping trip to the Dollar Store I used the cardstock surfboard and circle embellishment that flank the title block. From a third pack of embellishments from that same trip is the cardstock 3-D sticker that says "Your Best Vacation" which sits in one area of the photograph block. The seashell embellishment on the left was leftover from another project.
I think it's important to show off your own handwriting so I did a little bit of journaling underneath the photograph block along the bottom edge of my page. Overall...I think the layout turned out nicely and I love that it has just enough embellishments without looking too cluttered. This is an easy beach scrapbooking layout that shows you that you can mix & match your embellishments and get decent looking ones at the Dollar Store.