Well hello weekend! And welcome to a brand spankin' new blog feature - Simple Saturday! While I can't promise that I'll have a post every Saturday, I did take the time to design a fancy new header just for the occasion, so I'll try my best to use it on a regular basis.
Most of you know I'm a simple scrapper at heart. My very first publication was in Simple Scrapbooks, and though the magazine is no longer around (sniff!) I still firmly believe in their philosophy: that scrapping is about connecting to life's moments, memories and stories in a way that avoids stress, guilt, or the frenzy of being "caught up". And who doesn't want to keep things as simple, uncomplicated and easy as possible? So I've decided to use these posts to highlight my pages that define simple as I've come to know it.
To kick things off, here's a recent layout I did with the September JBS Mercantile kit. The only supplies I used? Patterned paper, cardstock, two hexagon stickers and one tiny enamel dot.
S U P P L I E S :
Hayden started sixth grade this fall which means he's now officially in middle school. And while he's handled the transition from elementary to junior high with a cool, confident ease, his mama still thinks IT'S A DARN BIG DEAL. Thus, I opted to focus largely on the number SIX on this page.
I used my Silhouette to cut the number 6 out of several fonts (if you don't have a die cut machine you could easily print an outline of the font and hand-cut it). I added a few hexagon stickers to some of the numbers, trimming away any overhang. I also used my Silhouette to cut out the word "sixth" from the green Core'dinations cardstock.
The chevron design was easy to make using the acrylic stencil from Crafter's Workshop. I just traced the shaped onto my patterned paper and trimmed them out. Once all my elements were cut out, I laid them on my background cardstock and determined how big to print my photos and where my journaling would reside. Then I sized and printed the pictures (I use Photoshop and an HP Photosmart B8550) and set up the text to print directly on my cardstock.
After adhering everything to the background, I used foam squares to affix my photo and title. I like the little extra "pop" that gives those elements, helping them stand apart from the patterns on the page.
So there you have it...the debut installment of Simple Saturday! Hope you enjoyed it!