“You” scrapbooking layout by Jill Sprott

Do you ever encounter reluctant or challenging subjects for your photos? My mischievous husband dons a silly expression or feigns a grumpy face whenever I try to take his picture. When this happened again recently, I didn’t let that stop me from documenting his “true” self on the page.

You-Elles-Studio-Jill-LO-BLOGSupplies used: Elle’s Studio August 2016 Kit; “You” Acrylic; Heart Circle Acrylics; School Days Stamp; Sunny Days 12 x 12 Paper Collection.

In fact, these two oddball photos — the best of the bunch I attempted to take — became the inspiration for the layout elements that I chose, including the Elle’s Studio August kit and extras, which I paired with stamps from the new “School Days” mini-collection and paper from the “Sunny Days” collection.

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After using various hues of blue to stamp the pie charts on a sheet of white cardstock, I stitched loops around the stamped images, and then arranged the photos and accents. Over one of the pie charts, I arranged the days of the week, cut from a journaling card in the August kit.

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The days, set against the backdrop of differently sized pies, represent the constancy of this guy’s love regardless of his mood or what is happening in our lives. Over a second pie chart, I added my journaling, which reinforces that idea.

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For the first time, this month’s kit features its die-cut shapes on sheets. I took advantage of the negative space left behind after popping out the shapes, and included the sheet behind the photos on the page. I love how the colors peek through!

While I was working on this page, my husband stopped by to take a look at it, and he chuckled. Hopefully now he’s realizing that regardless of the faces he makes, he can’t avoid a place in this scrapbooker’s albums — or heart.

Comments

  1. Love THIS! LOVING the colors, the fun photos, the circles and the journaling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Tahnaykay says

    I love this because it’s not too much and it’s not too little with an added bonus of my favorite color blue. Some layouts I see have too much going on; I’m guilty of that sometimes.

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