Hey crafty friends and Happy New Year! I’m glad to be back sharing with you. I know I say this every year, but I hope to be more consistent in posting this year. It’s one of my goals every year honestly…to do more than the year before. To start the year off right I’m sharing this Happy Girls scrapbook layout for the anything goes challenge at Challenge Yourself.
This layout is from a trip we took to Lancaster to see my sister. One of our favorite places to visit is a local bakery that, besides having great baked goodies, has a place with animals you can feed, an awesome playground and some fun multi person swings. I managed to grab a photo of our daughter on the loving the swings. The other photo is of her, I and my sister. I tried to convince our son to get in the photo, but he was just to busy playing on the playground.
The papers that I used for this collection are from a VERY old Mind Minds Eye 6×6 paper pad. It was from the sweetest things collection. Back then they had one over arching collection name and them sub color ways underneath. This one was the Bluebell collection, and as of when I’m writing this can still be found on ebay.
Since I only had the 6×6 pad left from the collection I needed to be creative in the way I used it to fill the page. I started by cutting strips and piecing them together around the edge trying to line up the patterns to make the seams disappear. I also pieced together two pieces to create the larger 8×8 square on the background. The smaller pieces are 2×2 and then I used scraps behind my 3×4 photos. It really was a layout that came together very quickly.
Well, I think that’s it for today. I’ve done website maintenance, cups, laundry, cleaning, shop posting, wholesale ordering, errands, schooling with big kiddo, legos with little kiddo and I’m sure things I’m forgetting….I’m beat. A layout and a post to start the new year though…not to shabby. I hope to be back with you soon. Until next time…Stay crafty!