Today I got the chance to be a guest designer for someone else's blog! How exciting!
Hello! Michele here from www.michelegreen.com. I'm excited to be sharing with you on SweetSassyDiva today! The challenge is to create either a layout with hidden journaling or a card with a hidden sentiment. I took this as the perfect reason to get some scrapping done! I know, this is a Halloween layout in the middle of all the Valentine posts you are seeing around but it's where I'm at in my latest scrapbook. I also believe that people who scrapbook in chronological order like myself, are not always scrapping along with the current seasons or holidays.
Today I am sharing with you a double 12x12 layout that I made:
Awhile back I made 3.5" squares of the patterns available on the Cricut Imagine carts I own. This created a bunch of papers that have 9 holes in them. I kept them to try a layout just like this. I love the way it turned out!
Since these are just white pages, I inked the papers with black ink, then orange. I then went back and added more black to the corners and places where the rows crossed.
Once I had that done, I arranged my photos and cut them to be just under 4" square. This way I could adhere them to the back of the grid.
Next up was cutting the Cricut pieces I wanted. I used the Wrap It Up cart - tag feature. The bat and spider tag on this page were cut at 2".
Eeek is a Studio G stamp, while Boo came from this baby stamp set. I didn't have any other Halloween saying small enough so I decided to use a Fantastix to ink just the Boo in Booty and use that!
For the right side of the layout, the title phrase was cut at 3", as was the witch tag. I used orange Stickles on the pumpkin to make it shine. All of the tags have Trendy Twine tied on them. The purple paper is from a Recollections Halloween stack from this past year.
The journaling block was created by creating a card of sorts. I used the Martha Stewart Goo punch to create a fun edge. The orange card is glued into the last grid space.
I always practice my journaling to make sure it is going to fit before I put it on the layout. Here, I had a failed attempt at the insert so I used that to practice.
A funny thing about me is that I always write bigger while practicing than I do on the actual page so I knew my writing would fit just fine. It was close but it worked!
I hope you enjoyed the layout I shared with you today. Thank you SweetSassyDiva for having me!
I am entering this in the newest Ribbon Carousel challenge as well. You can find out more info about that HERE.