Monthly Archives: April 2015

Chalk it Up Layout

first day of grade 5


I love how a one page layout can be just the thing for some tough situations as a scrapbooker. For years I was a devout and faithful two-pager. I just couldn’t imagine not having pages that matched looking back at me from my scrapbook. I even disdained the pages of others who had mismatched pages (in my head only of course). I saw no logic or beauty on their pages and could not wrap my head around why you would even need a one page layout.

Well.. I a happy to say I am converted! I now love the one page layout for a variety of reasons:

  1. They are the answer for the memory that you want to scrapbook but have very few photos for- just use a one pager and let that memory shine!
  2. They are creatively freeing- yes they really are! I don’t know why but I always feel like I can be more creative and risky on a one pager than on a traditional layout.
  3. Great use of the last little bit of papers in a paper pack- you can make them stretch much better on a one pager. Add a piece of cardstock or some PML cards (like in my example) and even scraps can become a beautiful layout.
  4. I feel so very artsy! Every time (and yes this kind of ties in with number two but it was a big ‘aha’ moment for me)- I just love how artsy and creative I feel when creating a one pager!

Now if you like me are suffering and have yet to try the one-pager then I urge you to give it a go- find a layout you love the look of and ‘scraplift’ it or just go for it and try to get in touch with your inner-child crafter who first stumbled across your love of scissors, glue and glitter! I would love to know how it goes!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Disney Aulani Hawaii Layouts

Our trip to the wonderful Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii is fading but thankfully I will have my albums to remind all of us of the fun we had!  I love getting to relive the moments and memories as I create my albums but even better is seeing the reaction of my family when they get to go through the whole album the first time- that will be very soon as I only have two more pages to complete!

Want to see some of what I have so far??

hawaii sunshine hawaii sunset cruise

This sunset cruise layout is one of my fave’s- I love how it came together with the Chalk it out Paper and PML cards!

hawaii sea and art

I wish you could see some of these layouts in person- the picture does not always do it justice. The Art and Culture one is a good example- it has a lot of flip flaps on it which is why it is in the protectors. Each photo has a number that corresponds to my journaling – the journaling shares the history behind the piece. The Disney resort is the second largest hold of Hawaiian art! This tour showed us only a small portion and all I can say is WOW!

hawaii resort hawaii PCC hawaii mickey mouse hawaii itinerary hawaii flowers hawaii characters hawaii characters and cruise hawaii hidden mickey

My hidden mickey layout will end the book- do you see him??

Until we craft again, The Brae-er