Sunday, July 15, 2012

In a Flash thinking*through*design {Out for Publication!}

Our assignment for thinking*through*design this week was to use calendars on our layouts. A concept that stumped me for a minute. As I sat looking through photos it struck me how quickly time has passed since the kids were born...and that's when this idea struck me.

 A quick shuffle through my keepsake drawer yielded some old pocket calendars. A grid design seemed a logical choice and fit my linear personality :) My little used 2x2 square punch got a workout. Then I spent a good amount of time searching for this doily like cut in my Cricut cartridge stash. Finally found it in the Straight from the Nest cartridge! It seemed to coordinate well with the pattern in one of the papers from Echo Park. The little camera is on the Going Places cartridge.

Placing the inner square on an angle gave it an element of surprise, it seemed so boring all straight and narrow :)

Tried to use a variety of photos from when they were babies to now to represent the passage of time.

See the little calendars

Yummy Thickers :)

Used photos from my leftovers, the ones I printed and didn't use or extras of ones I already scrapped. A great way to use up all those extra photos, a tip I learned from Stacey Julian.

Pop on over to thinking*through*design to check out the other inspiring layouts ans then create your own layout using calendars!

I'm totally jealous of all the gals on their way to Chicago for CHA :} It's always been my dream to walk the floors  and peruse all the new goodies and meet all my scrapping idols. I know...I'm a goober or stalker as my kids would say! Plus I only live 2 1/2 hours from Chicago!

Off to try to do some scrapping. We have yet another day of 90 degree weather in store and I'm sure the kids will be begging to go to the lake. How can I resist ?!


Linda said...

Perfect page, Beth! Love the title, how you used the calendar and all the pictures on this page!

Steffanie said...

Love your layout, Beth. Great design, paper selection, embellishments (love that you used old pocket calendar pages---brilliant!), the tilt of your grid...awesome!

Ashley Horton said...

Great grid design Beth, and I love the use of the pocket calendars!! The pop of the red die cut flowers behind your photos, is great for drawing your eye around the page!