Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Brothers Love

I'm back with another page for you.  With the snow day we had today I was able to get caught up on photographing pages for the blog so hopefully I'll be sharing lots of great ideas with you.  Today I not only have a page to share, but I also have a fun idea for using your leftover supplies!

The page above is a page for our family album.  I got my inspiration from a sketch I found on Pinterest.  I love starting with a sketch and going from there!  This sketch I actually turned sideways.  Don't forget that you can always flip a sketch around to fit your photos.  I love having a collection of sketches on Pinterest.  There are so many great ideas on there! 

I used a border punch and a circle punch to add a little extra to this layout.  I love to punch small circles out of a coordinating paper and put them on pop dots.  It adds just a little bit of dimension and it's an inexpensive way to add a little something to your pages.  And see that cute little index card?  I found these super small ones at back to school time.  They are a great size for adding journaling to any layout!   


My title was of course cut using my Cricut.  I used the Opposites Attract cartridge.  It's great for a title when you have two words that you want to emphasize.  The block and script letters look great together.  I cut the 'a' out of kraft cardstock and then inked it to give it a subtle color change.  This is also a great way to use up those scraps.  

Here's another view of my title.  I love how the script word connects with both the block letters and my photo.   

Remember that photo sleeve I used on the Special Delivery page?  Here is the back of that page.  I tried to keep my layout as close to the layout above as much as I could.  I only had to use scraps of the patterned paper and cardstock to fill the 4x6 openings.  I also didn't crop and mat these photos which was a time saver.  To save even more paper I adhered the photo and title to the back of the Special Delivery title!  Your possibilities really are endless with these photo sleeves.

And what about that fun tip for using your leftover supplies?  I read this in a magazine a while back.  Use what you have leftover and the tools you have left out to make a card!  We all need cards and if you already have supplies out that match why not put them to good use.   

For this card I used leftover cardstock to make the base of the card.  I then cut the train out of a piece of leftover cardstock that would have otherwise went in the recycling bin.  The little stars were also cut out of that paper.  The Doodle Twine was from a bin I leave on my desk to to save small scraps.  It happened to fit perfectly.  I left this card blank on purpose so that it could either be a baby or birthday card.  So the next time you finish a page use your leftover supplies to make a card or two!  I'm going to try to do this more in the future and of course will be sharing.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas I had for you today.  Be sure to stop back for Photo Friday.  I have some everyday moments to share that I think you'll like.  Thanks for stopping!


  • cardstock: kraft and misc. scraps
  • patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (Choo Choo, Clever)
  • Cricut cartridge: Opposites Attract
  • ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans) 
  • tools: American Crafts (Knockout Border Punch), EK Success (circle punch), Perfect Layers
  • pen: Zig Writer (Chocolate)
  • adhesive: Xyron
  • misc: pop dots, Oxford 3x2.5" index cards
  • additional supplies used for card: Sakura (Jelly Roll pen-Stardust), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper 1/8"), Doodlebug Designs (Doodle Twine), Scotch (Quick Dry Adhesive)

1 comment:

  1. Jen, I love how you used three different fonts for the title. Great idea! The pics are awesome just like your layout.