Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Super Simple Scrappin'


Although I enjoy fussing over every detail with my cards I rarely do that on my scrapbook layouts.  Not sure why exactly.  Partly because the photos are the real star, partly because in a huge album of layouts I wonder how much one embellishment will stand out, partly because I get all frazzled and feel like I'll never have time to scrap all my photos if I spend too long on one layout.  *LOL*

So, today I present a super simple layout.  All the papers are from the DCWV Autumn Splendor stack that came out last year.

On the top of the layout I have strips that are 2 inches wide.  The paper has all kinds of words on it like "pumpkin picking" and "family outing" with lots of glitter.

Below that I have another strip that is 2 inches wide.  It's a brown gingham type paper.  I placed my title on it.  The title was cut from the Ashylyns Alphabet Cricut cartridge at 1.8 inches.  It's cut out of a polka dot paper.  The polka dots are teeny tiny, so they show up well on die cuts.

On the very bottom of the layout I have a strip that is 1 and 1/4 inches wide.  Yellow with some soft white flowers.

The main paper reminds me of growing grains or something.  I intend to lay 4 photos horizontally that measure 4 by 6.  They will cover both pages edge to edge to look like a continuous strip, to fit right in with the other long strips going across the pages.  When the photos are laid down there will be a bit of the "grain" paper showing on both the top and the bottom of the photos.

So easy, no stress!  By choosing all the papers from one stack and only die cutting a title I was able to whip this whole thing up from start to finish in about 15 minutes with no pre-planning whatsoever.  We are planning on going to a farm next weekend for fall festivities and I felt inspired to prepare a simple layout.

5 comments:

Pat N. said...

I know what you mean, Amber. The pictures are the focal point, so your layout will be perfect for your Day on the Farm. How much fun! I did all that when my daughter was little, but now she's 23! But I still have all that scrapbooking to do! Wish me luck!--Pat N.

Audrey Frelx said...

Well, all you need are the right photos! Your paper is great and the design is just perfect for a "Day on the farm"!!!

As you know as said so many times before, I've never did a layout, so I'm fascinated by layouts -- period!!!

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
Super simple and super cute. I agree about the photos
Hugs, Stacy

cricutalltime said...

greal lo.im very simple for lo.love the papers.

Michele F. said...

I'm so with ya Amber. I have lots of "Simple" layouts for this very reason. But since I am on some scrapbook page design teams.. I step it up a notch sometimes. Funny... I just posted a layout TODAY of my son at "The Farm." You might enjoy it. Hope you are well!! ;)