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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

Picture my Life Frame

Abby Frame

Just another thing you can do with our Picture my Life cards- these cards are from the Chalk it Up kit.  I created this for my daughter’s friend – she was celebrating her 3rd birthday and we wanted to make something special for her!

I used a cut from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge to create my circle background.  I then layered PML cards in different ways on the circle overlay.  I cut some cards apart to add dimension or phrases.  Finished it off with some of the puffy stickers from the Chalk it Up Assortment (LOVE THESE!!).

Abby Frame close up

Until we craft again, The Brae-er