Monday, January 23, 2012

Scrapbook Monday with the Triple T

Well, so far so good on the resolution to post a layout once a week! It helps that some of my blogging buddies have been checking in to see if I remembered : )

Today's layout used a sketch from Top Tip Tuesday designed by the ever talented, Lisa.  There are two sketches to choose from  and I used the CAS sketch earlier to make a Valentines card, but this one struck me as a scrapbook layout.  TIP TIME:  I have to admit that the angled piece threw me at first, then the logical half of my brain (the part that usually doesn't kick in until I've goofed up) said "Cut the piece to the width you want, then angle it on the page and use a ruler to draw your angles. DUH!!!" (my logic section is not very polite to the rest of my brain) So, if you are struggling with parallelograms or trapezoids, this is my suggestion!  Now to switch off the logic and let the creative and fun part take over lest everyone think they are back in math class. YIKES!!

The banner came from the Apothecary Art stamp set and only took a little fussy cutting to make it. I really like that! My flower was made using multiple layers of the boho blossom punch and the pretty pink rhinestones were colored with a pink sharpie. I LOVE this money saving technique and there's almost no limit to the colors I can create!

Even with the layers and circles, the page remains uncluttered and the photo is still the main element. Now all I need to do is add a little journaling to the page and it's finished.  I still have a stack of Christmas pictures taunting me and they keep getting put back in the photo box.  Maybe next week they will finally make it onto a page and into a book!

I also want to take a minute and thank everyone who visits, follows, and comments on my blog! Whether your comment is encouraging, witty, or advising, I really appreciate the feedback! Especially since my DH (bless his little heart!) says such wonderful things like "Looks OK to me." or "What do you mean, does it need anything else?".  He is incredibly supportive when it comes to a messy table, late dinners, and a ton of supplies that he doesn't understand exactly what they do, only that I need them! So I guess I can't complain too much!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you come back soon!

Page Recipe:  Cardstock-Sending Love DSP (ret), very vanilla, real red, pretty in pink, and the base is from my stash, Ink-soft suede, chocolate chip, Stamp Set- Apothecary Art, Accessories-1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Boho blossom punch, houndstooth folder, chocolate chip corduroy button (ret), real red brad


  1. Another great layout and congrats on posting a layout every Monday. I gave up asking the hubby his opinion on my pages long ago. :P

  2. Great design for a scrap book page! Fantastic.

  3. great cas layout Margaret-I have a book I am trying to finish for my son-your resolution gives me inspiration

  4. Great page Margaret. I so need to get my photos out to start scrapping. I had to have a laugh at your comments on your DH. Mine is exactly the same. Although sometimes he does say if he doesn't like something and why.

  5. A great idea using our sketch as a layout. Good tip too, we all suffer from lack of brain function occasionally. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  6. LOL...your "logic section." least you have one of those. :D Hee hee.
    I really like that this sketch lent itself nicely to your photo being the focal point. There is still tons of room for great journaling!
    Kudos on keeping up with your layout posts too.

    Thank you for playing at Top Tip Tuesday...always a great pleasure to see you there!
    Lisa xx

  7. How fun to turn the sketch into a LO! Good tip on the slanted peice, I know I had to really think about this one too:0)

    Thanks for joining in on the fun at triple that one:0)


  8. Your layout is very nice! I like the clean look of it....great work Margaret & TFS!!!

  9. OH Margaret, there you are!!! I have been unable to find your blog for days! NO kidding! I click on your blog and it would tell me there wasn't a blog any longer :( I near panicked! But here you are and I"m sure it was one of those funny blogger glitches but was I ever worried! And look at your with your weekly goal of scrapping! YGG!! I am so loving this page! The clean look to it, the bold red and pink stripe at that angle - great focal staging for the VBS! And ROFL on the dh - sounds familiar! Mine found me on my hands and knees squealing for a brad I dropped and though I was doing it for fun, ROFL! NOT! You are inspiring me to do another page ;) As long as they are done, right? HUGS!!

  10. He he, the hubby bit did make me chuckle, mine is just the same, 'more what on there?' lol!
    Thanks for your visits too, they really do brighten my day :-)
    Hugs xxx

  11. Fabulous great to see a Layout and that Lisa's sketch works great too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

    Please consider turning off word verification thanks

  12. This is a great layout, I like how the focus is on the photo!!

  13. Great idea to make a layout with the Sketch. Love the tip on cutting the 'odd' shape. Thanks for joining the Sketch Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  14. I love your idea of scrapbooking one picture instead of having to hunt for alot of pictures, I might actually get a page scrapped this way. :-) You did a great job with Lisa M's sketch and I love your page!

  15. Great layout!! I love the the angled DSP and it would have taken me awhile to figure that out. lol


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