I actually got some scrapping time in yesterday so I decided to try out my new Basic Grey goodies. I am in LOVE! I used the Sugared Collection on both layouts and it is so girly and it all matches wonderfully!! I may have to start saving my pennies and get some more packs. ;)
The first one is a picture I got of Emily in the early morning when she was still all curled up and just looked so beautiful. :)
To start, I took out my trusty dinner plate and drew a circle onto the patterned paper, cut it out and inked the edges. Next, I took the picture, sanded the edges and also inked them. Once I put the circle and picture in place, I added some beautiful Prima flowers and journaled around the edge. Very simple and I think it looks great!
The second one is Madison helping me make a cake for Emily. I went in the kitchen to start getting the stuff out and she came running in asking if she could help me. Of course I said yes!! ;)
I had 3 pics I wanted to use for this layout but thought they would cover up too much of the patterned paper if I left them all full size so I cut 2 of them down and left the last one full size. Next I took a template that I have (a square with rounded corners), used it to make the corners of the pictures rounded, and then inked the edges.
Once that was done, I took the pink piece of cardstock I wanted to use, placed the pictures on it where I wanted them, and trimmed the rest. Then I inked the edges and placed the entire piece in the center of the patterned paper.
I felt like it needed a little something else, so I decided to do a title. These letters are Basic Grey chipboard letters (Hip) and I reallllllly like them. They were raw to start with and I thought about inking them but realized they would just blend into the background so instead I painted them white. This was the first time I painted anything for a layout and I really like how it turned out! I'll definitely be doing more in the future...
So there you go! I did a layout for each of my girls that I'm really happy with and also tried something new. That's a pretty good day in the scrapping world, huh? ;)