Wednesday, March 25

Goodbye to an Era

When I first started scrapping 9 years ago I was given the choice 8.5x11 or 12x12 by a lady at Michael's. She told me there wasn't much difference so I picked 8.5x11 because the supplies were a tad cheaper. I have regretted that choice almost from the beginning. When I made a gift album in 12x12 for my step-mom last Spring, it made me even more adamant that 12x12 was the way to scrap. You can fit so much more detail and creativity (not to mention PICTURES) into each layout. My big problem was that I'm a little OCD. It was making me ill to think that my albums wouldn't all match. I know....train leaving....first stop crazy land! LOL. Well, recently I discovered that Hobby Lobby sells my black leather albums in both 8.5x11 AND 12x12 sizes!!! So even though the new ones will be bigger...they'll MATCH!!!!!

Now that my 2008 album is complete, I can start the new layouts in 12x12! YAY! Here are my last two 8.5x11 layouts for a while. I still have 2-3 layouts planned and a spot saved for that I need to buy a few supplies to complete earlier in the book though. Enjoy the last of my smaller layouts and I hope you'll enjoy sharing the next phase as much as I do :)

I cut the letters 'Brrr' out of my red tag sale Cuttlebug alpha set. Then ran them through the swiss dotts embossing folder. I cut the brackets out by hand from a picture I found online. The snowflakes and the brads are from a winter swap I was in a few months ago.
I used scraps from the first layout and a few more coordinating pieces from Joann's to complete the second page. I used more brads and snowflakes from the winter swap I mentioned. I cut a navy piece of cardstock with my threading water border punch. I used my Fiskars scissors labeled 'clouds' to make the tab at the bottom left. Both the top right and bottom left tabs were run through the divine swirls embossing folder then inked with blue ink.

1 comment:

  1. Great pages!

    (12x12 is great too because there's more paper to choose from!)


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