Hello Gossamer Blue lovelies! Vanessa here! I am so thrilled to have joined the Life Pages Design Team, and so excited to be here today to share a few layouts that I created using September’s lovely kits.
After combing through all the kits and getting an idea of the color scheme, I gathered all the photos that I want to use, and decided on what elements from the kits would complement the photos. (Side note: these photos from our day at the shore are my most favorite ever.) Since the photos turned out to be light and airy, I decided to use the Main kit and Add-on #3 because of the pastels.
Being so in love with the Main Kit and Add-on #3, I was inspired to do something different in my album – a mini 6×8 layout. Usually I like to reserve 6×8 page protectors for full page photos, but I really wanted to use more of these two kits.
About this layout:
I’m not much of a scrapbooker, which is why I use the pocket page style for documenting, but it was so much fun creating the mini scrapbook layout. I created the full 6×8 page using elements from the Main Kit. This is the first time that gold is making an appearance in my album, and it definitely won’t be the last. I loved that there were so many gold elements in the Main kit. I mean, seriously, gold alphas and gold hearts?! (Insert heart-eyes emoji.)
Add-on #3 includes a set of tags (like the “Hello” tag featured on the 6×8 page) that I had to use E V E R Y W H E R E. No kidding. I used them on every layout I created with this month’s kit.
For the pocket page, I used the 3×4 cards from Add-on #3 since they complement so well with my photos and the Main Kit. I also like to include quotes and sayings into my layouts. For the quote, I printed it on vellum and then used paper from the Main Kit to create the block style.
Here’s another layout featuring a 6×8 mini scrapbook layout.
About this layout:
This time I wanted to play around with layers since the adjacent pocket page is so simple. The paper I used are all from the Main Kit, I loved mixing the different patterns together. Again, all different, but all complementary. The “Today” kraft tag is from Add-on #3. I like to add little embellishments to bring an element of fun to the layout. The butterfly and the label are both from the Notes & Things accent stickers available in the Main Kit.
After creating these two layouts, I feel like I’ve sharpened my scrapbooking skills a little bit more. Maybe I’ll even tackle a 12×12 in the future. For now, I hope you’ve enjoyed my first time here on the blog as much as I have. I can’t wait for this exciting year on the LP Design team!