Hello! It's Jennifer Larson, sharing a page I made about my everyday life. I don't do Project Life for a variety of reasons, but I love scrapping my everyday life and I do so regularly. Since the beginning of June was a major shift for me and my boys from school to summer, I wanted to record the change.
When I do a layout that gives an overview, I print everything the same size, in this case 2.5 inches square. I put them on a template I made with Photoshop Elements and printed them on 4x6 prints.
I chose the collection Memories Captured because of the colors and the theme. The hues are sort of spumoni ice cream colors, perfect for summer, and the theme for the collection is memory keeping, which is perfect for anything dealing with Project Life or the everyday.
I tend to arrange my photos in a line--I'm a linear sort of gal--so to shake things up a bit, I decided to block it out as a sort of quilt. I left bigger blocks for title and journaling and planned on filling in the gaps with various patterned papers. (I generally take a picture at this point so that I can remember the layout just in case things get messed up--I scrap on a lap desk, so that is not unheard of.)
And here it is all glued down
To add to the quilted texture, I decided to stitch between each patterned paper with white thread. It's subtle, but the texture added is nice.
In some of the patterned paper blocks, I added clusters of embellishments. The Memories Captured Ephemera pack is hands down one of my favorite embellishments ever! I used it a lot. Note: to create embellishment clusters, I try for three things: something flat (die cut/sticker), something dimensional (button/chipboard/raised sticker), and something textured (the stitching).
I adhered the journaling in strips, inking along the edges in a light green. Like with the embellishment clusters, I like it when the accents escape the block and overlap another element in the grid. I think it's more interesting design-wise.
My favorite part of the page: the title block. I cut the polaroid frame from the patterned paper called Cards, overlapping it over the awesome, awesome Viewfinder film from the Ephemera pack.
Supplies: Memories Captured Cards paper / Memories Captured Panorama paper / Memories Captured Strips paper / Memories Captured Shining Star paper / Memories Captured Chalked Art paper / Memories Captured My Camera paper / Memories Captured Photos paper / Memories Captured Sticker Fundamentals / Memories Captured Label Stickers / Memories Captured Button Set / Memories Captured Decorative Tags / Memories Captured Ephemera Pack / What a Wonderful Day Mingled Brads
Here's the final layout! From the colors to the papers to the embellishments, the Memories Captured collection was the perfect fit for scrapping the everyday.- Jennifer