Thursday, January 27, 2011

More January Blues

My sister posted her completed blue quilting projects last weekend, so I decided to finish up the month with a couple more January Blues layouts.

I had a wonderful note that Pun'kin Natashia left on the guest bed after one of her visits, and I really wanted to preserve it on a layout. I mounted the note on blue cardstock, used my scallop punch on a photo of Natashia from that visit, picked some miscellaneous blue letters for a title, and completed a quick simple layout.

Then I created a two-page layout for our 8x8 Do It Yourself album, this one featuring the paperback bookshelf that Robbie made several years ago. I started with a 12x12 patterned paper from Karen Foster Design aptly called "DIY Construction." I cut one 8x8 piece and one 4x8 piece, then added a solid blue cardstock to complete the background for the 2 pages. I pulled several strips of matching cardstock from my scraps file for the title and journaling and used an old set of Rubber Stamping Ideas alphabet stamps for the title.

I really like the way this patterned paper adds to the DIY theme of the layout.

I don't know yet what February's color will be, but I've enjoyed making these blue layouts and can't wait to try a new color next month.

5 comments:

Tammy said...

Ah, what a precious note! I've saved some things that my nephews have sent me and included them in some divided page protectors inside my albums. But I love this too. Next letter I get, I may just have to scrapbook it. :)

Comfort Cove Designs said...

Just lovin' your scrapbook pages!!

Tonight instead of sewing, I plan to start organizing my recipes to make my scrapbook recipe binders!!!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Sian said...

You are right - that paper is perfect and really does add to your theme.

Preserving that note on a scrapbook page? That's the very best kind of scrapbooking :)

humel said...

Such a sweet note! :-) And I love to see shelves crammed with books xx

Kathy said...

Just here checking out the rest of your blue scrappy pages. That's such a cute idea to preserve that thank you note from your niece! What a nice memory. I've got to work hard this weekend on the finishes to my blue quilty things.