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Start to Finish: True Love and Dear Lizzy

Have you ever gotten a new set of supplies and couldn’t wait to get scrappy? Last week, I ordered the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6×6 paper pad from Paper Issues and when it came in, I couldn’t wait to use it to create a layout.

Don’t you just love how they wrapped it up and shipped it to me? I love that they shipped me some fun baker’s twine why they were at it! 🙂

First thing I did was picked out a sketch from the new Designs by Ashley Rock Sketch Book. I am LOVING this book and it is totally worth it. I would recommend it to anyone who loves to scrapbook.

I will let you know, I used this sketch as a starting point and I made quite a few liberties with it as I went along.

First thing I decided to do was to cut banners out of two different colors. I cut two strips of each pattern at 1″ x 6″ and also 1 1/2″ x 6″.

I can also cut them at various heights and placed them in the middle of the layout. I did this to be able to maximize the paper as the middle part would be covered with a photo.

On the two sides you see two more prints cut at 3″ x 4″ and given rounded corners. I also had a strip of 1″ x 6″ grey chevron placed at the top of the right side to go with the strip in the sketch. Once all of this was done, I grabbed my white acrylic paint and splattered paint all over the base of the layout.

After placing my middle photo down (on a scrap from Authentique), I began to embellish the top corner with randomness. I used a kraft paper punch from my EK Success Labels punch, a Martha Stewart label {yellow}, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, a cut out of one of the mason jars from the 6×6 paper pad tied off with Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery and popped up on foam tape, a green button with Honeydew twine from The Twinery, a Bazzill brad and a flat back blue jewel.

Moved on to embellishing the bottom of the layout to create a diagonal balance. Use the other half of the yellow label sticker, an Authentique word sticker, a clear button with some more Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery, and some brads from my stash.

**You will not that the two smaller pictures should be in this spot. The banners kind of took that away and I will show you what I did with them instead.

I knew I wanted my title on top of the banners. I had to go digging for some matching colors for this layout. I would have loved to use all of the green across the bottom but as you can see, I am running WAY low on that color. I decided to just emphasize the word love in the green Sprinkles Thickers and used my smaller Silver Sparkling Thickers for the word True. It pulled in the grey from parts of the layout and worked great.

I grabbed the accent sheet from the stack again and cut out the piece that said Smile. I am always tell my husband to do this so I though it would be a great accent on the photo. You can also see a sneak of where I put my smaller photos.

It finally all came together and I totally love it. It shows some great color and my photos pop on the light colors from the collection. You can see I moved my photos that should have been on the bottom up to each side of the main photo. I did this because I wanted the banner but I also wanted the square photos.

Since I had the scraps out on my table, I decided to go ahead and put a card together using the scraps. I love how simple and easy it was to create since it was all right there. The only thing I added was the Kraft cardstock and the lavender card base (from my scrap bag) as well as the scalloped circle (from my journaling spots box). Everything else was already out on my desk for one reason or another.

I definitely think that I will get back into the swing of making cards from my scraps so the scrap bag can get a little lighter.

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