So, I needed a break from the Boxed Set album manual and decided to scrap a layout last night. I was feeling inspired since I have a new(ish) scrap space and recently bought a new paper pad from Michael's.
It took me forever to get this "quick" layout done. This layout gave me so much grief, I actually thought for a while that I forgot how to scrapbook! I definitely need to print photos more often and work on some layouts so I don't lose all my skills. ;D
Here is a picture of the layout:
I was hoping my photo frames would look more like instant photos, than they do. I think the technique works, I just need to have a wider strip at the base and narrower strips on the sides.
I enjoyed being less uptight about everything having to be straight on my layout. Normally I would have printed my photos in a grid and had everything aligned perfectly, but I wanted it to have more of a "hey, I just got back from a trip and stuck these Polaroids and tickets to the wall!" vibe. I was very happy with how that casual aspect of it turned out. And it gave me a good excuse to play with dies, which is always fun. Most of the dies on this layout came from the Lifestyle Crafts "Tab" It Kit.
Despite this layout giving me grief, I even made a YouTube video! I know, can you believe it? It's like I turned over a new leaf or something. Of course, it's been a while since I've done that, so both my camera and editing software decided to be cranky and give me grief, too. Maybe they've been feeling neglected...?
You can watch the video below, or click the link to watch it over on my YouTube channel: Around the World Layout Video.
Enjoy the video and the rest of your weekend! I'll be putting my nose back to the grindstone and hopefully finishing the Boxed Set manual. Wish me luck!
See ya Monday!