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Friday, March 20, 2015

#SNOWDAY: A Scrapbook Page

Hi crafty friends! In celebration of the first day of spring, I'm sharing a page documenting our adventures in the snow this past winter.  Not the best timing though, huh?!  Well, once you see how bright and colorful this page is, you might just forgive me for mentioning the 'S' word on this first spring day. LOL!


Supplies used: Bella Blvd - patterned papers, icon, border & word stickers, letter stickers, washi tape, button; Doodlebug - brad, enamel dots; Martha Stewart - snowflake punch; American Crafts - cardstock; Other: foam adhesive, machine stitching, computer font - Veteran Typewriter.
I really hoped to convey the fun and memorable time my little family had on one of our winter snow day adventures, when I put together this page.  The first step in doing that was to select some bright and fun patterns.  In my opinion, nothing quite says bright and fun like anything and everything Bella Blvd!  So, I dove into my stash of Bella and went to town pulling bits and pieces from several different collections. 
 
With a handful of 2"x2" photos and lots of colorful prints, I needed to find a way to make sure my page didn't look too busy or chaotic.  Trimming blocks of patterned paper into 2.5" and 3" squares, for which to mount my journaling and smaller sized photos worked out to be a great solution.  It gave each little photo and journaling square, it's own 'home' on the page.
 

These Bella letter stickers are such a playful font.  They worked well, because I had them in a mix of colors to tie in with all of the other patterns and colors of the page.  With the space I had left for the title, I was even able to sneak in some last little bits of journaling.  If possible, I love to break my journaling up throughout the page, as I've done here.  It's an easy way to create movement and guide the reader's eye to all four corners of the layout.

 
As much as I try to avoid it, this Martha Stewart snowflake punch ends up being incorporated to every winter and holiday themed page I make.  I just can't help it - it's just that cute!  On this page, it makes a subtle appearance in a sprinkling of snowflakes tucked in and down the left side of the page.

 
Thanks for allowing me to hang onto winter for just one more day, to share this page with you! 

Happy Friday, friends!  I hope there is some crafting among your weekend plans!

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