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Make | 8×8 Layout – Lost Lake

8x8 Layout | Lost Lake | Blackbird Darlin

Okay, first off, I swear I do things other than just eating brunch. It just seems to be the thing I always want to take pictures of for some reason.

I wanted to replicate the font used on the menus for this place, so I mixed the uppercase “L” from the Quickutz Magnolia alphabet, and the lowercase letters are from the Zoe alphabet. Not an exact match, but I still love how it came out!

Animal carcasses on walls are kind of a thing at bars/restaurants in my neighborhood, so I couldn’t resist fussy cutting out a deer head for this one. I’m sure it’ll happen again, because I’m fully on board the deer head trend in papercrafting. Way less freaky than the real ones mounted in my Meme’s den in the 80’s.

8x8 Layout | Lost Lake | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: cardstock (Bazzill), woodgrain cardstock (LCI Paper), graph patterned paper (Scenic Route), deer (fussy cut from Carta Bella Wildflower paper) border sticker (Basic Grey Clippings Elements), die cut letters (Quickutz Magnolia and Zoe alphabet), brown Micron pen, photo corners, date stamp

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Make | 8×8 Layout – Glo’s

This layout makes me happy. This particular spot has been a brunch tradition for me for several years now, and the fact that there is no one else sitting in those chairs waiting to get in is a freaking miracle. (I always expect a 30ish minute wait or more if it’s a weekend morning…it’s tiny and popular) Always worth it though. Oh Glo’s, I love you so!

Pretty simple layout as usual. I rounded the corners on the patterned pieces to give it a more “diner” vibe, and the journaling strips are cardstock scraps with a touch of black ink around the edges. This is probably only the second time I’ve used the Quickutz Phoebe alphabet…wasn’t a big fan of it when it was sent to me for design team purposes, but I think it worked perfect for this title!

8x8 Layout | Glo's | Blackbird Darlin

Supplies Used: cardstock (Bazzill), black check patterned paper (Fancy Pants Memories Captured 6×6 pad), green herringbone patterned paper (Lawn Fawn Dewey Decimal 6×6 pad), title sticker (Basic Grey Clippings Elements), die cut letters (Quickutz Phoebe Skinni Alpha)

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Make | 8×8 Layout – Let’s Be Still

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | "Let's Be Still" | Blackbird Darlin

I finally jumped on the monthly scrapbook kit bandwagon, and I am looooooving it! Almost everything on this layout was done with the November “Good Stuff” Citrus Twist PL kit, my first one ever, and the ones I’ve received after that are also pretty rad.

I love texture on my pages, but I’m a pretty flat scrapbooker…adding those wood chips to the page was a definite jump out of my comfort zone. They’re JUST flat enough though, that I might be doing this more often!

YAY for happy, pretty things in the mail. And pretty new records worth scrapbooking about. ;)

8x8 Layout - Let's Be Still (closeup)

Supplies used: Citrus Twist November Pocket Life kit (Dear Lizzy patterned paper, Basic Grey letter stickers, CT wood chips, CT stamp, Pink Paislee sticker label), Bazzill Swiss Dot white cardstock, mint cardstock scrap, black Micron pen, Scrapbook Adhesives black photo corners, 4×4 Persnickety Prints Instagram photo

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Make | 8×8 Layout – King St. Station

8x8 Scrapbook Layout | King St. Station | Blackbird Darlin

Okay kids, here we go with some more 8×8 action! So much easier for me than doing 12×12 these days. I’m usually only taking one or two pics of something at a time now, so all that space was getting overwhelming.

I raided more of my stash for this one – that 8×8 brown polka dot paper is a KI Memories piece from forever ago, and the cream and black cardstock was dug out from my scraps folder. The little date flags are from the Clippings sticker sheet from Basic Grey, title is done with the Studio Skinni Mini Quickutz alphabet (one of my all-time favs!) And finally, the 1.5×4 piece of clock patterned paper is cut from the “Labeled” Good Life collection sheet by Fancy Pants.

I’ve only been Instagramming for six months now (ehhh, I’m a bit slow on upgrading my technology), but it’s definitely pulled me back into taking random snapshots again. I’m sure most people are fine with just letting their Instagram be what it is, but I can’t resist having them printed in physical form, surrounded by pretty things. Any of the rest of you noticed this in your own crafting?

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