Friday, January 20, 2012

I seriously did a 2-pager? **giveaway alert**

Boggles the mind.  I used to do these things all of the time, but the scrapbooking world made a move towards one-pagers with one photo as the focal point years ago and I broke myself out of the multi-photo/page box to give it a go.  Not surprisingly I fell in love.  Who doesn't love all the blank space for altering a one-page layout affords you?  Recently, I've tried to rekindle this lost art of creating 2-pagers within myself and I think I've finally succeeded.

Birthdays are just one of the many examples of multi-page layout gold.  So many pics are taken, sometimes it's hard to choose only a few.  Here, I chose my favorite shots and printed almost all of them out in the same size, with one larger photo to showcase.  This page features MME Hip Hooray Girl, a steal at Scenic Route one day many months ago.  I've been sitting on it for a while, glad to finally cut into that first sheet of patterned paper :)

 Page 1: the banner was fussy cut out of a sheet of patterned paper, mounted with foam squares.  I did the same to the Let's Go Party sentiment below.  Added some Black Soot Distress TH Stickles to make the little dots.


 Page 2 (of course I forgot to take a pic of just this one page, and I'm too lazy it's too late to turn back now haha)  MME alpha stickers accented with more of the Stickles, kind of resembling stitching here on the computer screen.
 More Stickles and die cuts from the kit.  I made the banner at the bottom stick out by curling it and adhering just the left and right edges to the page.
 See that dimension?  I also popped up the journal box, banner on the journal box, and present.
I love how quickly layouts can come together when there's a kit involved.  I love mixing them all up, but every once in a while, I will strictly stick with a kit to see what happens.  I have another birthday party to document (Rileigh was lucky the year these pics here were taken and treated to two birthday parties, one for friends and one for family) so I'll have to try another 2 pager.  Do you find yourself doing more one or two page layouts?  Why?  If you answer this question by commenting below, I'll be sending out a cute little stamp set prize, of course Crafter's Companion.  Which one?  Why, this one from our new S.W.A.L.K. Winter stamp line.
Swalk Winter EZMount Stamp Set - Mince Pies
Leave a comment and put this picture in your sidebar by 1/29 for a chance to win.  I will draw a winner 1/30.  Good luck!

xx
Khristen

5 comments:

Stacy H-W said...

Don't put my in for the giveaway. I just wanted to tell you WOO HOO for the two pager!! ha I NEVER make two pagers. Well...sometimes but pretty rarely. I'm not sure why? I'm one of the rare people who don't really like to use a ton of photos. Weird I know. ha
I LOVE your two pager! I love the photos you used and the dimension you got on it. Great job girlie!

Ardilla said...

I have to print my pics to scrapbook a little bit more... Your pages look great, it´s so cool to know in few years you'll have these wonderful pages to watch with your daughter :)

I put a link in my sidebar for your giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

melsanford said...

Fab layout! Love all the lovely photos and how you've made your layout across two pages :-) I'm not really a scrapbooker - I made a few pages a few years back but never really got into it. They were all one page layouts - I could never manage anything like this! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Wifey Cookie said...

What a fab double-pager, Khristen! I've never done double-pagers, I am more of a one-pager gal. LOL.

Keep the great inspiration coming. More power to you and your craftroom!

Cheers,
Jenny
http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

Michelle H. said...

What a beautiful two pager!!
The only time I create two pager is when I have a Bday or Holiday to scrap!
I have not completed any in awhile!!
I tend to stick to one pager because I can create a one pager quicker than a two pager.
What an adorable stamp!!
I will add it to my blog tonight!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!