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Layout | Absolutely The Sweetest

These photos just screamed to be scrapbooked as soon as I took them! It’s rare for me to scrapbook photos this fast, but then again I have motivation now to scrapbook stuff fast to send it to my husband in its scrapbooked form.

Once again, this project is digital. And…drumroll please…this is the first digital layout that I have made that wasn’t created from a template! This was created entirely from scratch on a blank canvas, the same way I create my paper layouts! I felt like this was a big step in my digital skills, that I felt confident enough to try that (although I’ll admit I was only pushed to try it because I had a look in mind for these photos that didn’t match the templates in my library).

This layout is also another first for me. I’d never done a horizontal-oriented 8.5 x 11 sized layout before. In fact, I’ve never been particularly found of the landscape orientation for layouts. But with these photos it seemed to work so much better so in desperation I tried it after struggling for quite awhile with a portrait version of the layout, and was really pleased with the results.

I was going for a grandma’s garden & kitchen kind of look. That look is probably typically busier than my usual style, but I am happy with the suggestion of it that I was able to make here with my simpler style with a few carefully chosen elements. The torn paper blocks are layered templates that any patterned paper can be inserted in. I think I tried 4 different papers in the journaling block before I was happy with the look I got. This layout is a fabulous case for organizing your supplies with tags by color, etc. (which I don’t currently do) because no two of the elements in this layout are from the same kit, except the two torn paper blocks!

Also, don’t ask me how long it took me to draw the circle around the number 19 with my finger on the trackpad and get a result that I was happy with. Thank goodness for the Undo button!

Supply List (all from Designer Digitals):

Patterned Paper: Jesse Edwards – Apache Solids, Katie Pertiet – Vintage Book Paper Pack No. 2, Lynn Grieveson – Beth Paper Pack
Title: Lynn Grieveson – Strawberry Patch Mini Kit
Frames: Katie Pertiet – Filed Photo Frames No. 4
Embellishments: Katie Pertiet – Harmony Grove Elements, Katie Pertiet – Digital Date Stamps Vol. 20, Lynn Grieveson – Ripped & Stitched Do It Yourself 2

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