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Make | 8×8 Layout – “On This Journey”

8x8 Layout - On This Journey - Blackbird Darlin

I think this is one of my favorite layouts I’ve ever done.

There really isn’t a whole lot to it, but I love every single element…the photo, the paper, the colors, the journaling behind it, and that chipboard girl is one of those, “I must save this until the perfect photo comes along for it” type of product.

And I’ll be damned, the perfect photo did come along!

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It’s a little sappy, but I’m approaching the four year mark of doing long distance with Boyfriendman, so I think I have the right to be sappy sometimes ;)

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Supplies Used: patterned paper (October Afternoon Public Library 8×8 pad), chipboard “journey” and girl (Crate Paper Storyteller chipboard stickers), die cuts (Crate Paper Open Road ephemera), label sticker (October Afternoon Apple Cider stickers) letter stickers (My Mind’s Eye?), enamel heart, date stamp

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Make | 8×8 Layout – “To Be Together”

8x8 Layout | To Be Together

Let’s talk about HOW EXCITED I was when I discovered that those word strips from an old 7 Gypsies sticker lined up perfectly with my photos on this page.

Oh man. Meant to freaking be.

I started out building this layout on a 6×6 piece of patterned paper, then added the lined piece with the journaling below it. Everything just kind of worked and fell into place while making this one, it’s so nice when that happens isn’t it?

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Supplies Used: patterned paper (October Afternoon Farmhouse 8×8 pad, American Crafts DIY Shop 6×6 pad), “together” (Maggie Holmes Open Book vellum ephemera), word stickers (7 Gypsies), tickets (from various Crate Paper ephemera packs or papers)

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Make | 8×8 Layout – “According To Tradition”

8x8 Layout | According To Tradition

Remember back in the early 00’s of scrapbooking, when we were all recreating the scenes of our photos? (Like, a pic on the mountains had to be backed with hand torn mountain pieces and clouds, or a school picture would have been backed on a paper with a schoolhouse?)

This layout kinda feels like that to me, due to not a lot of white space, and the diner resemblance. I also used a bit of super old product…those Sharon Soneff Flea Market letter stickers were the CRAZE RAGE back in the day, ya’ll.

We kind of overused the Impact font at one point there too, but I love these bold yellow letters!

8x8 Layout | According to Tradtion

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Maggie Holmes Open Book 12×12 pad), chipboard frame (Crate Paper Open Road frames), “guest check” (cut from Maggie Holmes Flea Market paper) letter stickers (old stash! – Reminisce and Creative Imaginations), doily, gold glitter washi tape

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Make | 8×8 Layout – “Scenes From…”

8x8 Layout | Scenes From | Blackbird Darlin

This layout has been sitting for months in my “OMG I Can’t Work On This Anymore All Hope Is Lost” drawer. There were a few different elements I wanted to add so badly to this one, but no matter how I tried the arrangement, it just wouldn’t work.

So I pulled it out the other day, shuffled things around forever, and then gave in. Letter stickers, a small journaling block, and the strip of patterned paper it is then! My love for product was overcome by the selfishness of these photos wanting all the spotlight.

I feel a lot better about it now though. ;)

8x8 Layout | Scenes From... | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Maggie Holmes Open Book), alphabet stickers (Elle’s Studio and Gossamer Blue), gold label (Teresa Collins Studio Gold labels), photo corners (3L Scrapbook Adhesives)

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Make | 8×8 & 6×8 Project Life – November

6x8 Project Life | November | Blackbird Darlin

Maybe you look at this spread, and are wondering why I didn’t just use a full 6×8 page for the left side. Because I’m particular, I have to store my pages in exact chronological order, and I have a photo from a few days before this that I really want to scrap as a layout, not a pocket page. (I haven’t actually done that page yet, but at least there’s a spot reserved for it)

The photos after that I didn’t want to put in layout form, and I didn’t want to leave a big blank space, so this is where my modern day ephemera comes in handy! This catalog page was a bit too small though, so I stuck it on a piece of white 8×8 cardstock, and then ran a strip of washi down the side to fill it in a bit.

The card with the pile of books were cut out from a piece of 12×12 patterned paper, and the library Date Due card actually came from the Seattle Public Library. (In a package at the gift shop, I didn’t just jack them for scrapbooking purposes)

All the pink in this makes me happy. And the fact that Amy Poehler matches my Notes & Things paper.

6x8 Project Life | November | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: patterned paper (Crate Paper Notes & Things 6×6 pad and October Afternoon Milk Money), “currently loving” stamp (Citrus Twist Dec ’14 Pocket Life kit), alpha stamps (Oh lordy, I don’t remember, they’re old stash!)

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