Weekend Life Documented with Marsha Farris

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends!  It’s Marsha, and I’m happy to be here today sharing a pocket page layout featuring the new Weekend Stamp. I love the variety of fun icons and phrases included in this stamp, and it is perfect for so many different types of projects!


Supplies | June 2021 KitJune Labels, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Navy, Good Times Paper StackWeekend Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

For my layout today, I created a spread for my 6 x 8 inch album, using two different pocket page configurations. I love mixing different page sizes in my albums for variety and interest. I began the layout by printing four photos from a recent family weekend at the lake. I chose several journaling tags from the June Kit and arranged them on the spread, deciding the best placement for the photos and tags. I knew I wanted to do lots of stamping, so I selected several ink colors to coordinate. I began by stamping the repeated “thumbs up” circles using the Weekend Stamp and navy ink onto a striped journaling tag, which I then layered my photo onto. I also stamped the same circular image onto white cardstock, cut it out with a circle punch, and layered it over the photo. I love the interest this adds to the journaling tag using only stamps to embellish! Next, I used the star stamp from the same set to check off some of the boxes on another journaling tag.   

To create the title card for my layout, I stamped a phrase from the Weekend Stamp onto another journaling tag from the June Kit using navy ink. I completed the title with the Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers in Navy. I then stamped the word “LAKE” onto a yellow patterned paper from the Good Times Paper Stack using the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp and cut it out with the coordinating Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die. I continued using the Weekend Stamp to add the “this weekend rated” stamp and filled in the rating using a star stamp and light blue ink.

For the other page of the spread, I kept it really simple by layering two photos onto another journaling tag from the June Kit. I added machine stitching using white thread onto the sun rays for a bit of extra interest. 

To finish the layout, I typed my journaling, printed it out on white cardstock, and trimmed it to fit the 4 x 2 inch pocket.  I added stamping with the Weekend Stamp and three ink colors, stamping Saturday and Sunday repeatedly above and below the journaling.

This layout came together so quickly using this stamp.  You don’t need many embellishments when you have a really great stamp set!

I hope I have given you some ideas for using the awesome Weekend Stamp! Be sure to share your projects with us in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group or on Instagram using the #ellesstudio hashtag.  Happy creating!

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