A Girl & Her Pony Silhouette Scrapbook Layout

This week, my family & I are enjoying the Outer Banks of North Carolina — our kids & the grandsons!  Pretty excited about spending time at the beach with all of them!  Its the first time we’ve ever done this — so I’ll be sharing some pictures soon!  So…….filling in for me today on the blog is Jeana Goodwin!   I’m also excited today to have Jeana  from felicityjane.com sharing with us on the blog!  Jeana is a contributing designer for the Silhouette Design Store, and has her own company – designing & producing paper craft products!  AND for those of attending the All Things Silhouette Conference — she is one of our presenters!   Be sure to visit her site to see more of what she is doing — and look up her designs in the Silhouette Design Store!
Hi there! A couple of weeks ago I got to spend some time with my little niece. Since she was a bitty thing, she loved to ride horses and this last year she got her very own. She’s just her size. The girl LOVES that pony. It’s the first thing she talks about in the morning and the last thing she talks about before going to bed. I was a little bummed I didn’t get a great photo of her and Trixie, but I couldn’t wait to get home and scrap the one I did get! This layout tells the story I want to remember perfectly. I’m super excited to share it with you today and how I used my Silhouette to help me create it. Just about the entire layout was created with the help of my CAMEO. Let’s take a closer look…
Before ever making a cut, I like to start the concept and plan for my layout right in Silhouette studio. I bring in a couple of photos to use as color inspiration, then I open all of the designs I think I might use and start to resize them and organize them on the page. I even bring in the photo I plan to use on my layout so that everything is in proportion.
You can see from the finished project that I made a few changes after this, but designing the layout in studio saves me quite a bit of time and helps me save on paper when I avoid cutting something too big or too small.
The Silhouette is also great for making custom embellishments. You can turn any regular cut design into a print & cut [ like I did with the speech bubbles and the bow at the bottom ] and create dimensional letters/titles by cutting the same shape multiple times and adhering them right on top of each other.
When it comes to memory keeping, the most important part is the photo and the story behind it. With this particular layout the journaling just didn’t jive with the rest of the design. That is the joy of hidden journaling! You can use elements cut with your Silhouette, like the print & cut tags I used here, to tuck away your journaling. The story is still there, it doesn’t feel out of place in your design and it also adds an interactive element to the page.
I mentioned earlier that I used the Silhouette to help create the majority of this layout, but if you are just getting started… give just one technique a try!
I hope you are a feeling a little inspired today to grab a photo, some pretty paper and your Silhouette to create a page in your planner, scrapbook or even your journal to tell the story behind the photo. If you do, tag me @felicityjanestudio, I’d love to see! I can’t want to share a few of these techniques in more depth at the All Things Silhouette Conference, if you are attending come say hi!
– Jeana
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