Traditional Scrapbook Layout - Selfie Time

I scrapped the "old fashioned way" last week! Just kidding, of course, but I have found I definitely have better mojo when scrapping digitally now. However I am always itching to touch papers and photos, so I printed out two special ones from our vacation and made a page for them.

When we were in St. John, Austin pulled Brad down and said "Selfie time, Daddy!" so of course I had to snap a photo with my camera of them taking their selfie. I think it is neat to have both perspectives of this. 

My inspiration for the layout was from this sketch I found on Pinterest, from Jayne at Scrap Paper Scissors, Etc.

I picked out a bright solid background card stock (from a DCWV stack), and then some papers from the Stampin' Up! I Am Me dsp pack from a couple of years ago. The cameras and the wavey pattern are what drew me to using this pack.

To cut the circle behind the photos, I actually traced around the edge of my scrap room trash can (which is pretty clean, mostly only paper and adhesive go in there) with my craft knife. I just didn't have anything else circular to cut around and neither of my circle cutters make large enough circles. Then I followed the sketch for the papers and cut several patterns and layered them over the circle. I cut the scalloped strip using another solid card stock from DCWV and a pair of shape scissors.

I didn't follow the sketch 100% with the embellishment or title placement. In the bottom corner, I did add a tag (from October Afternoon) noting where we were, a geotag (from Studio Calico) that coordinated with the camera paper, a cute "Click!" flair (from The Flair Shop) and some yellow enamel dots.

In the top right corner, I added a strip of washi tape (I think from Stampin' Up!) and a clear plastic embellishment that says "I will never forget this" that I stapled to the page. I think that's from BasicGrey but I'm not certain. It came in one of the older Studio Calico Project Life kits, I believe. Then I included more of the yellow enamel dots.

For the title, I used American Crafts Roster thickers. They're a little beat up because those things do not stick very well to the sticker sheet...but they do stick to each other. (Scrapbooker problems, yo).

You probably already noticed but I did distress the solid card stock pieces. I just liked the softness it gave to the paper and it helped the background not look so plain.

I love working on pages that highlight special moments even more than working on one that's of a whole event.  I have this moment to look back on and remember. It's easy to forget those little things that actually ARE important bits, when you look back at a vacation years later.

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