Thursday, February 13, 2014

Honeymoon Scrapbook Pages

Since I'm stuck at home with the flu and TN was slammed with it's 3rd snow storm in 3 weeks, I passed some time this afternoon snapping pics from our honeymoon scrapbooks.  I am so glad I went ahead and got these books made right away (there's 3 12x12 albums total) - I know I will enjoy looking at these books for years to come!  I incorporated several of the Project Life page protector designs with my traditional 12x12 layouts and LOVE the finished products!

I wish the stickers were more prominent and this isn't my favorite title page ever but I thought these Jolees stickers were too cute to not use.

I carried the "Day X" theme throughout the book

These envelopes from Becky Higgins products are one of my favorite finds ever!  I used this 12x12 one to hold our travel plans and other related documents that I wanted to keep.

This is design B in the Project Life (PL) brand of protectors.  The 2 journaling cards are from the Blush core kit.

This was right after we landed in Tahiti after traveling for almost 24 hours!  I collaged the middle pic at the top to fit 3 pics into one 4x6.  Again, this is Design B.

This is an 8x10 protector and I had the pic developed at 5x7.  I added white thickers for the letters and some little flowers with brads for embellishments.

I find Design P to be one of the trickiest for me to use -- I don't Instagram and haven't figured out how to print my picstitch pics as a square so I just found pics that could be cut down to match the squares on the front and back.

Design B again.  I collaged most of these pics, printed them as 4x6s and then cut them apart to fit into the 3x4 slots.  To decorate the journaling cards, I made the boats with my Cricut.  These jounaling cards are also from the Blush core kit.

The looks of this layout make it one of my favs.  I love that I was able to incorporate the magazine article with info about Moorea and also the map into 2 of the slots. 

Design H with thickers for a little sparkle.

I printed my journaling onto vellum and pinned it down with some brads. 

"Fantasy Island" was cut with the Life Is a Beach Cricut Cartridge.

"Summer of Love" was cut with the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge.  The handprint pic is printed as a 5x7 to make it stand out a little more -- Love this picture!

Another 8x10 page -- these work great when there's only 1 picture to highlight.  I ordered the pic as a 5x7 and then decorated with cuts from the "Life is a Beach" cartridge.  I decorated the pineapple drink with stickles.

Design G is one of my favorites to use.  Mainly because it's one of the only PL protectors that incorporates both vertical and horizontal 4x6 picture sizes. 

Quite a few of our fav pics were panoramics.  After playing with the options in Shutterfly, I figured out how to print them as either 2 or 3 4x6 pics and then lined them back up as one long picture on my pages. 

"All Dolled Up" and all of the bows were cut from the Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge.

Design F -- Love how this front/back turned out!  I was able to use a lot of the pics from the Soiree without taking up multiple pages.  I cut the little hula girls from the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge

Design I is 3 4x4 squares.

The back of Design I

Design J with journaling cards from the Amber Core Kit.  The colors in the Amber Core Kit worked out great with our pics! 

The back of Design J - this sentiment card is from one of the Recollections products at Michaels.

So I know this layout isn't that fancy/special but can I just say I'm in LOVE with the yellow thickers?!  Something about these exact ones just makes me smile!  What a fabulous pop of yellow.

Yep... more of my yellow thickers.  In love!  How cute are these little bananas I made with the Cricut too?!  I thought this background paper was perfect -- looks very bamboo-ish which is what is in the middle pic at the top.

The back of a 5x7 vertical page protector.  Adventure cut is from the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge.

Front of the 5x7 vertical page - pic is printed at the same size.

Design G - Accent/Journaling cards are from the Amber Core Kit.

This is the back of Design H -- I used one of the cards from the Cat theme pack in the Project Life cards for my journaling.

The snorkeling girl is something I purchased YEARS ago and one of those that you glue the pieces together (pre-Cricut!).  "Little Mermaid" was cut from the Life is a Beach Cartridge

How fun is this 6x6 envelope to hold their local currency?!  I'm undecided about adding a journaling card because I think it will block the coins. 

The back of Design H with cards from the Honey Core Kit

Design H - Card from the Honey Core Kit and pink thickers

The back of Design H and a sentiment card from the Recollections brand products at Michaels

A traditional 12x12 page with an 8x10 photo.  The palm trees were made into the paper but I used a blade to cut the leaves loose to make it appear 3D.  The stickers are a MAMBI product from Michael's/Hobby Lobby

These stickers are Jolees

By far, one of my favorite pictures.  It just captures the Honeymoon perfectly. 

Then it was off to Bora Bora!  This is Design A and probably the most popular PL layout. 

LOVE this 2-page spread using Design A!  I had an "ah-ha" moment when I realized Bora Bora was 8 letters I knew I had to make this work!  The journaling cards are from the Amber Core Kit.  The white chipboard letters are from Hobby Lobby. 

The back of Design A

Design B with a twist on the pic -- I ordered one horizontal 4x6 as 2 vertical 6x4s to fit into 2 of the 3 vertical slots.  The journaling card is from the Blush Core Kit and I added the fish stickers.

The back of Design B with the same concept applied to two of the pictures in this layout as the one before.  I added some stickers to journaling cards from the Honey core kit. 

Design D

The back of Design D

These little scuba embellishments are from one of those scrapbook-page-a-day calendar things.  I use to always buy 1-2 per year but just have so much to use up I haven't bought lately -- they've been a great investment though and I love that there are things to use for practically every event/holiday!

I can't remember what brand these little embellishments are that I used - probably Recollections or Jolees.  The letters down the sides are fabric covered thickers.

This is another page from the scrapbook calendar

You can see several sizes of protectors peeking out here -- I like the layered look

Another Design G -- I used the Cricut to make the little water guy - He's from the Create a Friend Cartridge.  The cards are one from the Blush Core Kit and one from the Honey Core Kit

Phrases cut from the Cricut Phrases cartridge

Design C always feels like a cheater page to me but it's sooo simple!  Sometimes there's just not much you can do with pics and this is a great layout to use to get a lot on a page

These military pages were in the scrapbook calendar too and it's funny because I didn't think I'd ever have a use for them!  They worked perfect with the cannons on Bora Bora

A fun and simple 2-page spread with a panoramic photo from the iPhone.  The little sailboats were cut with the Cricut

...and the last page!

I hope you enjoyed!  I know this post was picture overload but I wanted to share how I incorporated the Project Life pages and Core Kits into traditional scrapbooking.