I've been in the middle of a major scrap clean out lately, attempting to reclaim my dining room for its intended use before Thanksgiving arrives. It's currently serving as overflow storage for finished layouts, half-used kits and many, many scrap supplies! I'm making good progress (fueled by my recent obsession with Latte Macchiatos) so look for my annual Blogarage Sale to pop up soon- there are lots of goodies that will be up for grabs!
In the meantime, I wanted to share a layout perfect for Simple Saturday. It's based on a 4-square grid and it's easy to allocate the squares to photos, journaling and title for a page that will come together quickly.
S U P P L I E S :
This page is proof that grids don't have to be squares - and each block doesn't have to be the same size, either! I've used two blocks for my photos, mounting them in frames that coordinate with the paper line (it's BasicGrey's B-Side and there's still a few pieces available). The frames help give the photos more weight and visually tie them to the other elements within the grid.
The largest block is my title & journaling combo which features a fussy-cut cassette tape with stickers and die cuts layered over the top. To keep the journaling simple and minimal, I printed the text in blue and pink to indicate the favorite songs of each kiddo.
The final block is comprised of circles (yep, you can mix those in a grid!) with small die cuts and chipboard layered in a column. I added other circle embellishment clusters to my photos that help all the blocks relate to one another. While the result isn't a standard, symmetrical grid, it is balanced and cohesive - and maybe just a little bit unexpected and funky. Which is totally ok in my book (and probably inevitable when you're on your third latte macchiato of the day)!