Monday, May 28, 2012

pinterest made me do it!

Sometimes when I sit down to create a scrapbook layout I get inspiration from the products I'm using, or sometimes from the photos.  Sometimes I'll use a design that I've already done before (scraplifting yourself saves lots of time), or I'll find a sketch I like.  Other times I'll turn to my Pinterest boards for inspiration, and that is exactly what happened with the Anna Griffin page I created below.

Here is my inspiration piece:



I love the folded fabric strips, the soft colors, and the mix of patterns.  I decided to try the same concept with paper, and this is what I came up with:

I ended up machine stitching the folded strips together for extra good measure.  The Anna Griffin paper is heavy weight and such great quality, that I was worried my tape runner wouldn't be strong enough to keep the strips folded.  Then I overlapped them and added some stickers and sentiments.
This page features the new vellum quote stickers.  I LOVE these!  The vellum is so beautiful, but they are so easy to use since they're stickers and you don't have to worry about how to stick them onto your projects without the adhesive showing.
That photo is another out-stretched arm shot of my hubby and me a few years ago.  So love that guy!!

Wednesday I'll share my final two Anna Griffin layouts and a few tips for using her gorgeous flocked papers.  Have a great day!

1 comment:

Smiles, Laurie said...

wow! so classy and gorgeous, worth all the straight folding and sewing!