Scrapbook Soup | Instagram Layouts, Part 2 [Giveaway]

And we’re back with the second part of my up close and personal look at my layouts from my Instagram segment for the new season of Scrapbook Soup!

Since Instagrams are square, they lend themselves perfectly to making grids. Before stitching, I measured and drew my grid very lightly in pencil. When I was done stitching, I erased with a white eraser in any areas where the pencil line was too dark and was visible through the zig-zag stitch.

For this grid layout, I combined an assortment of photos from the entire month. It provides a good overview of the high points of our month for May. There’s my birthday, our family time on my husband’s weekend visits, my daughter giving thumbs down in the dressing room to something while going birthday shopping for her…

I filled the leftover empty spaces in the grid with vignettes that I created (with the exception of the title block) with a recipe of patterned paper, a text element, and a chipboard element. All the major elements are from collections – the patterned paper is all from a Maggie Holmes paper pad, and the chipboard is from the Color Magic collection by Heidi Swapp. Each element also has some Recollections pearls added to tie them all together as well.

The edges of the patterned paper blocks are edged in white paint with a dry brush technique that I used a make-up sponge to apply. It softens the harsh line of the grid and ties the white stitching to the blocks a bit. It also mimics the vignetting on the edges of most of the Instagram pictures.

The label next to the big blue butterfly is from Martha Stewart’s line for Avery, which is a Staples exclusive. I have a big basket of those labels in my drawer right next to me when I’m working and I use them a lot!

Instagram Grid Layout by Nancy Nally for Scrapbook Soup season three


Bazzill Basics 12×12 Cardstock (Kraft)
Sewing Machine & White Thread
Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper 12×12 paper pad
My Mind’s Eye “Kate & Co” – Cambridge Court 6×6 pad
Ranger Inkssentials stamping paper
Kelly Purkey stamp – Happiness…
Technique Tuesday Stamps – Simple Joy by Ali Edwards
Elle’s Studio stamps – Serendipity
Hero Arts “Make A Date” stamp set
Close To My Heart Inks in Blush & Buttercup
Donna Salazar Mixed Media Ink by Colorbox in Denim
Stampin’ Up Classic Stampin’ Pad in Midnight Muse
Martha Stewart for Plaid Satin Acrylic Paint in Wedding Cake (white)
Recollections Self-Adhesive Pearls
Martha Stewart for Avery labels (Staples exclusive)
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Chipboard Embellishments – Hearts, Butterflies
Bella Blvd Blue High Five Alphabet stickers
Recollections self-adhesive lace on a roll

My second layout is all about food. I normally am not a huge picture taker when it comes to food, but when my husband started coming home on visits and cooking, that was an event that I couldn’t resist taking pictures of!

The cork frames are cut from a Polaroid frame die by Lawn Fawn, but they take on a whole different aesthetic cut from the cork material.

This golden yellow is normally not a color that I would ever use – it’s just one of those colors that for whatever reason I really don’t like. We all have those, right? Well this is one of mine! But with the color tone of the food and the Instagram filters, I just couldn’t avoid admitting as I was constructing this page that this really was the best choice for the project. I tried to keep my color choices very natural, in keeping with food, which is why there is a lot of earth and neutral tones in this project.

I’ve never been one for heavily themed layouts. I like lighter touches for my themes, which is why things like the doily and the fork are perfect elements for me on this layout. They provide the gentle suggestion of a food theme without screaming “THIS IS A FOOD LAYOUT.”

Scale is important on this layout. The doily extends about 2/3 of the way across the page. The words on the title also extend about 2/3 of the way across the text block from each side. Any bigger or smaller and those elements would have been out of balance.


12” x12” Bazzill Cardstock in Yukon Gold
8.5” x 11” Bazzill Cardstock in Smooth White
8.5” x 11” Bazzill Cardstock in (unknown green)
Heidi Swapp “Sugar Chic” 12” x 12” paper collection
Recollections by Michaels Self-Adhesive Cork Sheets
Lawn Fawn “Schoolhouse Backdrops” stamps
Lawn Fawn “Say Cheese” die
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Scattered Straw
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy
Silhouette Portrait Machine
Georgia Font
Rochester Font
7 Gypsies Cutlery in Antique Silver
Wilton 8” Doilies
Sakura Pigma Micron 03 pen in Black
Ranger Glossy Accents
Xyron 510 machine

And now for the giveaway! Thanks to Lawn Fawn, you can win the stamp set that I used to make my journaling lines on the Home Cooking layout above. It’s called Schoolhouse Backdrops, and as you can see from my layout, is useful for way more than ABC layouts! The ledger and notebook lines, especially, have endless uses!


How To Enter: All you have to do to have a chance to be the lucky winner is leave a comment on this entry before 11:59PM U.S. eastern on Monday night, October 14th, 2013. Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winner will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person. Only U.S. mailing addresses are eligible due to shipping costs.

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31 Responses to Scrapbook Soup | Instagram Layouts, Part 2 [Giveaway]

  1. Lucie Hale October 11, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Lawn Fawn’s stamp set is a great one for all the journaling I do, both in my LOs and in my art journals. Thanks for the chance to win this set.

  2. slammie October 11, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Love the layouts! Can’t wait to see more! 🙂

  3. artfulscrapbooking October 11, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Wonderful grid layout and love those cork frames on the second!! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂 Evie

  4. Laura October 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    I love the stitched grid on your first layout. I don’t own a sewing machine, but the look is lovely. The Lawn Fawn stamps would be super handy for journaling. I often draw my own with a ruler, but this would look nicer. 🙂

  5. SusanDR October 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Great layouts. Love the grid with the stitching, and I’ve been looking for journaling stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  6. Lara Read October 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Great layouts Nancy! I’ll be watching for your new shows. The stamp looks so versatile Thanks!

  7. Bobbie Brock October 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    A great useful set of stamps! Love your layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Julie October 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Lawn fawn has really come our with some great stamp sets! Thanks for the chance to win! Love your layout too!!

  9. Sue Moore October 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. Jean A Marmo October 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Wonderful stamps! Love all the details on the layouts!

  11. Jacquelin Green October 12, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    so cute – I am just getting into instagram – great ideas

  12. franny g October 12, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    thanks for sharing!

  13. lori October 12, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Great idea! I love the inspiration – thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  14. Donna Davis October 12, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    Love Love Love the grid with the zig zag stitch! I’ll have to break out the ols sewing machine now!

  15. Celeste B. October 12, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Those stamps would be great for journaling.

  16. Sandi Figura October 12, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Great layout. I think the stamp set would be very cool for many different things. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  17. Laura C - Michigan October 12, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Love Lawn Fawn products! I like your pages with the Instagram photos!

  18. sueinmtvernon October 12, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    I love the versatility of these stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Wendy Orme October 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Darling layouts! I’d love to win this stamp set!

  20. Cropperhopper October 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Love Lawn Fawn’s new stamp set! I didn’t realize that you used a stamp until I read about it!

  21. Ali October 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Nancy, both your LOs appeal to my linear self. Very lovely work. Thanks for the chance to WIN! 🙂

  22. Giselle Homer October 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win & for your up to date scrapbooking news every week!

  23. Dana October 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    I’m in love with both of your layouts! The cork frames are awesome! You’re very talented. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Good luck everyone!

  24. Pamela McGillin October 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Beautiful layouts, I especially love the cork photo-mats and those Lawn Fawn stamps look very versatile!

  25. Leslie Kiley October 12, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Cork is back! In a big way! I loved it the first time and love it still! Your layout with the frames is super cute!

  26. churchmedialady October 13, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Love the layouts and great idea with the cork photo mats!!

  27. Laura October 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Great layouts! Those stamps are awesome. I can already imagine all the places I’d use them.

  28. Annette Allen October 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    another fabulous post.. love those layouts Nancy.. thanks for sharing..

  29. Jingle October 14, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    This is a great stamp set! So useful! Very cute layout, too!

  30. Kim Barlow October 14, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Funny, before I read all the way through your post, I thought the middle stamp in the package was to be used for making a ROAD!

  31. Sherri October 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    I would love a chance to win these stamps. Lawn Fawn is amazing!

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