It's that time again to share my Simple Scrapper layouts for the month. The Story Starter theme for April is 'Right Now' which is right up my alley. I enjoyed all the prompts this month and would like to go back and create a few more layouts!
First up is my 'Day in the Life' layout. I documented this day, which was a randomly great day. One of those days where nothing happened but it was sunny and I was in a good mood.
I used a pretty simple grid template but purposely staggered some of the lines. I knew that the edges would never line up perfectly, so I will usually put things off center or staggered on purpose. That way, it doesn't look like a mistake.
I snatched up a pack of screenprints from LifeLovePaper a few weeks ago. They've been hanging on my wall ever since and I decided to use the 'Adventure' print on this layout. I love the turquoise color and the bold type.
I typed up the journaling from this post real small and printed on a Dear Lizzy PL card. It was one of the 4x6" cards and I trimmed it down to a square-ish size.
I worked in layers on this layout. I chose the main elements first; photo, background paper, screenprint. Then I just added in various paper scraps and simple embellishments until it felt finished.
Next up was this layout. Billy and I rarely take photos together these days. When his parents were in town this weekend, they took some good photos of us that I really liked.
I really wanted to use this yellow patterned paper by Crate Paper that I've been hoarding for a while. It's very bold, so I had to choose my photo and other products wisely. I converted my photo to black and white so the colors wouldn't clash.
I hardly even noticed the random blue letters scattered amongst the background paper at first. I decided to pair the blue polka dot paper with the yellow since the colors matched but the dot pattern was simple enough to blend in. After that, I chose various black, gray, navy and other neutral products to add.
The tag is also from the LifeLovePaper screen print pack. I really love this layout. I had to be very aware of my product choices so I spent a lot of time deciding what to use and where.
I'm linking my post up at the Simple Scrapper Community Show & Tell today. Over there, you'll find a ton more inspiration!
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