Monday, May 5, 2008

Simply Savvy Schemes

Here are all the 6x6 basic Schemes compiled into one post.

Remember you can twist and turn all the components - and sub pictures for papers etc.

6 x 6 Toodle Loo

I have started working on Rylea's baby book and I thought Toodle Loo was the BEST choice for this project!! In my layouts, I'm using Toodle Loo cardstock, ribbon, hardware and cardstock collection.

I AM So excited about this NEW concept, I have got several 6 x 6 layouts done, with the intentions of adding them to Rylea's 12 x 12 album!!

I used the scheme 2 - Quick Quads and Scheme 5 - Four Corners together several times in making these first pages!! I'm working on going forward with other layouts! So, here is my first layout!

As you can see the one on the left (with Rylea's first photos) I used the Four Corners scheme and on the right I used the Quick Quads! I think these 2 go together VERY well!!

OH, under the photo of Jackie and Rylea, I put a tag so Jackie could add her thoughts at that moment. This was something I didn't want everyone to see. It will JUST be meant for Rylea to read someday!!

I did the EXACT same thing here but made the photo on the bottom left a little longer than the 3 x 3.

I will be adding more later!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

8x8 page

I started with the Offset Opposites Scheme - a 6x6 Brown CS and 2 3x3 Rustic Chic papers.

I layered that 6x6 page to an 8x8 Kraft page. My photo is a 4x6 and I trimmed off about 1/2 inch from one side. On the 8x8 page I stamped Twists and Twirls with Versamark ink in 2 corners. I love the Office Notes stamp set for "little" journaling prompts. I punched out the File Tab punch from Ivory CS and folded it over the edge of the 6x6 page and stapled it on. Then I wrote my journaling with the American Crafts red journaling pen.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Side Splash take 2

Here is the second part of this Side Splash idea. I started with a 3x3 square of white cardstock and stamped my fave swirl again in black. That is the background for the photo here. Next I used 6x3 (two 3x3 size squares) and trimmed it down just a bit for the left side base. I stamped again with the swirl which grounds it to the center piece.

Bringing out any size of page with an element like the 3x3 pieces is the perfect way to quickly get these pages done! For the remainder, I used the Miss Moxie papers again which I just LOVE and also black cardstock, the purple from Miss Moxie cardstock collection, black scrappers floss, coordinating hardware, and ribbon. I just love it!

My tip? Use the end of a paintbrush or another small tool and wrap your scrappers floss around it for a fun twirly effect.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

6 x 9 Savvy Side Splash

Ok, here we go! This is the first of my 6 x 9 themed pages for my daughters graduation. Just to break it down and make it simple for you, I decided on this size as it would be interesting and easy to accomplish. First I started out for this layout with my daughters graduation announcement. This is the base of the idea. I love starting with ideas from other projects.

I took TWO 3 x 3 white squares for the Side Splash on the scrapbook page. To me it means just starting with a block on the sides to start and then filling in the middle with your photos, or journal areas.

By using the Side Splash of squares, it totally grounded the page. It didnt matter what size the photos were, or the pieces of patterned paper, so long as the sides were balanced in this layout. This was important to me as I have tons of tiny photos in different sizes and this brings it all together in one place, but doesnt feel a bit mismatched!

Oh you just have to love those Miss Moxie papers! I know I do...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mimi 8x8 page

I am having fun with the Quick Quads scheme - and adding it to an 8x8 size page - which is my FAV size to scrap. Not to big - not too small - and best yet I can use my 8 1/2 x 11 papers for the base of the page! I have used pieces from a Mimi Simply Savvy Schemes Page kit for this spread.
I made 2 6x6 Quick Quad pages and then added them to the 8x8 pages butting them up to the inside edge of the spread. Under the 6x6 I layered some different sized pieces if Coordinating Mimi Cardstock. I also used the Office Notes Stamp Set from The Angel Company which makes journaling in a pinch a BREEZE!

Another TIP: When creating a Quick Quad that will be totally cover with pictures (Like the left side page) Don't use your good paper and cardstock. We ALL have TONS of papers that we don't like any more, right? Use it up! No one will be able to see it anyway! You can also use it for the right side page - because it is totally covers also with 3 3x3 pictures and one 3x3 pattern paper square. Genius!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Simplest Things

The Two Corners theme starts out this simple 12x12 LO. The bottom photos are left full size so you can see the sand and white cardstock is added for an accent. Coordinating squares of patterned paper are turned into photo corners and tabs, to carry the color throughout the page. The faux notebook detail on the left is made with the Bind it All machine.

Pop Rockz Soar With It Collection- The Angel Company
Alpha Grunge, Distressed Typewriter Bet, Mini Bet, My Sunshine, Floral Labels, This Girl (stamps from The Angel Company)
Palette Noir and Reflection Blue
Sky Blue Scrapper's Floss