Friday, January 4, 2008

52 Weeks Layout Page

I don't do New Year's Resolutions but I decided that this year I would do one but not a typical one. Yes, Im overweight, I should be nicer, I need to quit smoking, but this is what i decide to do. 52 weeks of scrapbook pages. I am going to do one page per week for each of my daughters. It doesn't even have to be a photo from that week. Just a page, any page. I am looking so forward to it that I even made a layout to keep track....and this is where it begins.

Each page that I do, I will use the 4 mini flowers from the "A beautiful thing" to fill in the circles. Probably alternating white, brown and versamark.

Again being completely obsessed with the pink/brown combo and the fact that I have not odne a page l/o in ages this was the way to go. Not to mention it matches my Design Room and the Album I plan on putting all the layouts in!

I used Retired Stampin' Up! papers from the "Rebecca" Collection, but since it is for my own use, I don't care..ha!

I started by finally mounting the calender peice from "Mark The Date" only I cut the days of the week off and mounted along the edge. I do this sometimes cause it is easier to mix and match colors this way until I finally purchase some of the markers. Not to mention it makes it fun to use just the circles as I did on this L/O.

Next I used some new rubons, that I picked up at a LSS. They are American Crafts Mini Marks, and let me just give a big eads up to Kristina who used them in one of Make a Card Monday videos. If you have not checked out her blog, go do it! seriously....just go. Well ok, AFTER you are done here. *wink* Anyway, back to the rubons. They are fantastic! All the letters are in strips in a booklet and has a guide on the cover as to what row each letter is in to find them easily. then you just cut each letter you want and use the include tool (which is by far way better then a plain 'ol popsicle stick) I will now be on the hunt for more because they are so awesome but the LSS only had the one style. MUST. HAVE. MORE! haha

After I did one card for each of the girls, I put 2 strips of ribbon across the main background paper and maticulously tied the bows (I am getting better at it if I don't say so myself...Look out Martha!) I then placed th cards evenly on top of the ribbon. Then the space between the 2 ribbon strips looked pretty plain so I added 3 different layers of prima flowers, joined them together with a build a brad and topped it off with Prima "Say it with Jewels" Af ter that I dotted it with my white pen.

A this stage in the game I didn't have one yet but made the 3 layer mat for it. I cut the striped paper first and then added the 2 layers of pink one at a time and just cut it all out freehand. Once I had them all cut out I glued them together and then made the bigger one on the side to match. I figured I would put the journaling there, again just didn't know what. Journaling is most certainly not my strong point. I glued both peices on and then started the journaling.
I love the idea of cutting the peices so thats exactly what I did. Once I had done the underline dots I decided to do the outline of the title & matte peices. To add some depth to the page I applied my journal words with dimensionals. The I finally came up with the title.
I used Martha Stewart Stickers for the "weeks" part of it and then outlined it with my (at this point very stubborn) white gel pen. Then I got out her alphabet stamp set and stamped the numbers to match.
Page numero uno, complete-o! I love it so much, I may even find somewhere to submit it for publication or something.....hmmmm. Anyone know of a place?
So drop me a comment, what do you think of the lay out? and what do you think I should have done differently?

Talk to you all later, I am going to do another page. Week 1!
Project Supplies: Rebecca DSP, rose red & pretty in pink c/s, purely pomegranate classic ink, dimensionals, build a brad, white gel pen all Stampin up. Alpha Stickers, number stamps & ribbon from Martha Stewart. Mini mark (Ricky) Rub ons from American Crafts. Paper flowers & jewel center from Prima.


  1. Thanks! I loved doing it...took about 1.5 hours to do start to finish (of course with kids that means it took 3 hours to do...haha)