Hi everyone. Heather here again and welcome to my last guest designer post for August. I am ecstatic to show you what I created this week. When October Afternoon asked me to create some everyday life pages with their new Daily Flash sleeves, I was so excited. Mind you, I typically scrap traditional 12x12 layouts with loads of layering but I was soo up for the challenge. I mean, have you seen the large 12x12 sleeves yet? They are perfect for all your Instagram photos (and any photos really). I searched through my stash of Insta-photos and found the perfect fit.
As I was sorting through all the Daily Flash cards and bits and pieces, I realized I needed to find a way to keep all the cards and embellishments in one place so I created this camera-shaped box, using a cutting file I purchased.
Now I have all my Daily Flash cards and embellishments in one place! Here’s a peek into the everyday life at home with my youngest daughter, playing with all her little friends…
To create this layout, I chose my photos but before I printed them, I pulled out the cards that I thought complimented the photos the most and started laying them out. I moved them around until I felt they had the right balance of colors. I then looked to see what space was left for my
photos. I chose to do 1 large photo per page and did a mix of vertical and horizontal photos in the empty spaces, moving the cards around again and again until everything was in just the right place.
I placed the photos so that they would draw your eye around the page, in a sort of triangle, with the major emphasis on my daughter peeking in on her friends. I added the title and embellished the page with washi tape, tags, flair and a bit of stamping.
And of course, I had to journal about how much fun we had playing together.
I love printing the photos larger in these types of sleeves so you can still see the details on a larger scale while still keeping it simple. You just have to be careful and plan out where you are going to cut so you don’t accidentally cut through an important detail.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my projects this month. If you wish to see what I’m working on next, connect with me via my social networks, which can be found on my blog.
I want to give a huge THANK YOU to the October Afternoon team for inviting me to hog your blog every Friday this month. I’ve enjoyed getting crafty with your amazing new products. Quite honestly, I am in total denial that my time here has come to an end. But of course, that doesn’t mean I won’t be scooping up all the newest collections. Heck, I already have my photos ready and waiting. Thanks again!