Today Jana Eubank is Making Memories guest designer. We are in for a real treat today. I asked Jana to create one layout to share with our readers, but in her own words she said, "Once I had all my stuff grouped together I was having so much fun that I didn't want to stop!" I love how Jana mixed and matched different Making Memories' collections. These are great layout ideas if you have scraps of older products.
Here are her layouts and her explanation of what she created.
For this page I used the striped side of the Great Escape Tile Pattern paper to determine my color scheme. I kept the colors on the softer side to go with the feeling of my page topic, Easter morning. I mixed patterned papers and embellishments from the Great Escape, Chloe's Closet and Chelsea's Place collections. The felt flowers and buttons are from the Funky Blossoms & Buttons set. I also incorporated a few things from the Vintage Findings collection. The letter stickers I used are Spotlight Simply Fabulous Velvet Alphabet Stickers, Alpha Peapod Shimmer Stickers, and Rust Metro Mini Shimmer Alpha stickers.
My jumping off point for this page was the floral pattern from the Great Escape paper. I carefully cut out the flowers eliminating the background and layered them along the left side of my page with additional paper strips. I added papers from the Chloe's Closet paper collection, border and label stickers from the Sabrina collection, a felt flower from a Design Shop sticker set and Funky Blossoms & Buttons. I also added paper flowers and leaves with a tropical feel. The letter stickers are the Black Puffy Alphabet . . . I love mixing upper and lower case letters for a fun, casual title.
I created a layered strip background for my photos using papers from the Great Escape, 5th Avenue, Animal Crackers - Jack, and Noteworthy collections. I accented some of the strips with borders from the Sabrina collection. It doesn't feel too chaotic when you ground everything on a neutral background like the Ledger Bookkeeper paper. Mount your photos on solid patterned papers and keep the rest of your embellishments and other elements in solid colors so they don't compete with the patterns happening behind them.
Next time you find yourself with more than one sheet of a fun die cut paper, try layering them together for fun and dimensional layers on your page. Patterned Papers, borders, buttons, flowers, label stickers from the Sabrina collection. Other items used are Black and White Chipboard Buttons, White Jumbo Blossom, Black Puffy Alphabet, and Spotlight MM Kids Fresh Stickers.
Thanks Jana for sharing your talents with us.