Friday, March 8, 2013

Fun with Polaroids

I had a lot of fun creating this layout!  It's a lot brighter than what I typically do and I'm glad it is! The inspiration came from so many places including:
  • Sketch - this was a PageMaps sketch for last month's challenge at Paper Secrets.  Even though I didn't use it for the challenge, I loved the sketch so kept it handy knowing I would use it.
  • Photos - the idea of using the Polaroids is from Brenda Ragsdale - she is our guest designer this month at Sketches4All and has a great challenge running that calls for Polaroids, layers of paper, and mixed alphas.  Check it out here.
  • Title - in addition to Brenda's inspiration, I saw a graphic design challenge at A Cherry on Top that presented the idea of tucking parts of your title in with other parts.  Given how huge the letters where in "ride", this technique worked exceptionally well
  • Stamping - I am trying to do more stamping on my layouts, if only to justify the plethora of stamps I have!  Scrap It Girls and have challenges this month to include stamping so all the more motivation.
  • Punches - love using punches so thanks to Shopping Our Stash and Scrap It Girls for continuing that!  For this I used a circle punch for the stamped "best day ever" circle image (added Glossy Accents to top) and then a notebook paper border punch for the red strip - great addition to the layout for
  • Paper - no motivation needed here!  I have so much paper that I always try to use as much as possible.

  • Paper: Simple Stories Snap; My Minds Eye Miss Caroline, On The Bright Side; Echo Park Photo Freedom; Paper Studio
  • Alphas:   Little Yellow Bicycle Corrugated Alphas; Pressed Petals Chipboard Chatter; Colorbok
  • Stamps:  Close to My Heart (the arrows and the "best day ever" sentiment)
  • Stickers:  Echo Park Hello Summer
  • Washi tape:  Queen & Co.
  • Punches:  EK Success circle punch and notebook edge punch


  1. Totally awesome LO. Love the clean and simple style. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it Girl challenge.
    Rachelle DT

  2. Super cute LO! Love the bright colors! Thanks for linking up at Scrap It Girl this month!

  3. Great page. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

  4. What a fun layout! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  5. Super fun page, love the layout, love the title. Thanks for joining in at Scrap It Girl.

  6. Great title choice---Thanks for taking the Scrap It Girl challenge.

  7. sweet layout.. love the colors.. thanks for playing with our scrap it girl challenge!