I chose Echo Park's This and That Graceful line. I had purchased 5 sheets of patterned paper, the alphabet stickers and a brad set.
I started with a 2-page layout. No worries about not having enough paper, and I get to use a good chunk of it right off the bat. Like all my double spreads, I used a sketch to get started.
I pulled a few items from my stash to help complete the page. These letter stickers will now become part of my working kit.
The completed 2-page layout. This collection of photos spans more than 50 years! I think matting the more recent photos on white cardstock helped pull everything together.
I had two full sheets pages left, so I decided to work with them for my next page. I wasn't sure what to do, so again I used a sketch, this time from Sketches for Scrapbooking: One Page Sketches, Vol. 2.
First, I created this photo mat.
Then I selected my photos and wrote up the journaling.
This time, finishing the page was all about the tools! I used these to create my embellishments.
Here is the result, my first layout from our Spring Break trip. This is one of my favorite pages. I just love the colors.
I added some border stickers from the alphabet page. Now to find photos that will work!
I'm please with the way this turned out. The photos are not very colorful, so they work well with all the patterned paper. I had plenty of room to journal. I also like the mix of horizontal and vertical lines.
This is all I have left! I will add the letter stickers and brads to my stash. Maybe I'll whip up a quick card with that bit of patterned paper. I do not need to build up my stash at this point, so this is a great strategy for me right now. After all, I still want to play with new pretty paper!
Lo and behold, as I was finishing up my project, Glitter Girl came along with a challenge to assemble a kit and scrapbook with it. You can see how she scrapped through her kit here!