Hi, Heather here and I am so excited to be back here guesting on the October Afternoon blog. I’ve been having so much fun creating with the Daily Flash collections. You can see the 12x12 layout we revealed last week using the Summertime collection HERE but I’m just dying to show you some of the daily life spreads I created using the new Snapshots collection.
I have to admit that I got a little carried away with the various picture and card options and ended up created 2 complete page spreads for one event but, that’s what’s so nice about this. I was able to scrap all my favorite photos of my daughter’s first gem mining moment.
When I’m documenting a moment in time, I usually only use between 1 - 3 photo on a spread and that is what gets scrapped. With Daily Flash, I can scrap those main photos and also include the others that help tell the story.
I started by choosing two photos that would end up getting scrapped on their own page, one each side of the paper and then matched up the right cards to the various sleeves and printed the photos to the sleeve size.
I scrapped this page like I would any other, knowing that the 1st coordinating page could hold my title and journaling. I had fun layering papers, cards, blurbs, and snap caps. I create a sort of mini title using the Daily Flash roller stamp.
I still had a lot of photos that help show the progression from sifting the pebbles and sand through the water to finding the gems so I created a 2nd spread.
I snapped this photo of my perfect little gem showing off her perfect little gems and added it over more layers of papers, cards and blurbs. I did all my stitching on this page and the other side before I actually adhered it to the layout so that the stitching wouldn’t show through on the
other side of the paper.
Finally, I added additional journaling cards and card sentiments that when read together almost form another title on their own. I outlined some of the cards with washi tape, as I did on the title card in the 1st spread.
I added final touches by hand-stitching over a few speech bubble cards and added my journaling.
Thanks for joining me again this week. I can’t wait to show you what I’m working on for my final guest blog post next Friday. In the meantime, stop by my blog for more inspiration.