Friday, January 18, 2013

Family 8" x 10" Layout Page

Hi! We've made it to Friday. Aren't Fridays fun? Today I'm going to show you the first in a series of 8" x 10" Scrapbook Layout Pages. I normally use 12" x 12", but this is a special album I'm doing this year with a friend of mine. Here's our plan...

  • Each month we take a picture or two of something we did or something our family did
  • We create 2 layouts exactly alike. Put one in our scrapbook, set the other aside.
  • In December, we send the duplicate layouts that we set aside all year to each other as our Christmas gift.
  • Then we add those pages to our album.
For my first page, I cheated a little. Instead of using pictures of something we've done in January, I just chose 3 random pictures from the recent past. I wanted to give an overall feel that our family travels near and far often, and that we love having all types and kinds of adventures.  Next time I won't try to squeeze so many photos onto one page though. I would much rather have a lot more die cuts and decorating than I was able to fit on this page, but hey, I've got all year to create more pages. 

I left this image rather large for uploading here. If you'd like a closer look, you can click on the image and see a much larger photo of it.

8x10 LAYOUT PAGE (1):
  • Creative Memories 8" x 10" scrapbook page base
  • Black cardstock cut to 8" x 10"
  • Green pattern paper cut to 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" (DCWV The Floral Fair Stack)
  • Photos are 4" x 6" untrimmed
  • Black cardstock photo mats cut to 4 1/8" x 6 1/8"
  • Creative Memories Circle template used to cut one of the pictures.
    • Circle Black cardstock mat cut @ 4 1/4"
  • 50 STATES:
    • Virginia cut @ 1/2"
    • Texas cut @ 1"
    • Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
    • Wave embossing folder
    • Bear looking around tree p. 60 cut @ 3 1/4" with shadow and FLIP feature
    • Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide and trimmed to fit
    • Inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • White tag from Walmart:
    • Hand written photo descriptions
    • Inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink
  • Team Lewis:
    • Printed from computer using GEORGIA font
    • Black cardstock mat
  • Adhesives:
    • 2-way Glue Pen
    • Micro Glue Dots
    • ATG Photo Safe (archival)
    • Scotch Photo Splits
That's it! I know the details look like a lot, but it was easy and fun to create. Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see you again next time. And there will be another 8x10 layout page in February, plus hopefully some 12x12 scrapbook layout pages too for my other scrapbook album.

Oh... almost forgot to tell you.... I'll be doing a give away next week. No challenge involved, just a chance to win a fun crafting item by leaving a comment on that post. I'm not sure what day I will get it posted, but when you see it, be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win. 

Smiles :) Janis

Shopping Our Stash - W, C13 - #85 Suits Me To A T (use two items beginning with T) (TAG and TEMPLATE)
Fab 'n' Funky - 1E, C10 - #154 Get Moving (show something that has someone moving or doing some sort of activity)
Inspire Me Fridays – Anything Goes

Crafty Catz - 1E – #166 Anything But a Card


  1. I love it! You are getting me inspired with all kinds of ideas! I just might be a copy cat on this one!

  2. I love that you are scrapbooking again....:) What a great way to have a wonderful present for a friend. Hugs!!!!

  3. Great layout Janis, I really like how you added the circle photo! Looks like you guys had a great time on your adventures :)

  4. Hello...Super page, looks a brill day! thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  5. FB page and what fun. Thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

  6. Thanks for joining in Anything But a Card's Things with Wings challenge this week! you forgot the "texas" in your t description! Fabulous page!

  7. This is such fun and a great entry for our get moving challenge - thank you for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs judith x