and I don't mean "crafty love"...nope, I am talking about my addiction to Kraft paper. I can't get enough of it! The perfect neutral background, yet it never feels stark or cold. I scrap with it 90% of the time. It is not that I have anything against black or white...Kraft just sings out to me.
Another new addiction in my scrappy life is my Hipstamatic photos. Is is bad that I have a fab digital SLR camera, yet I reach for my iPhone a ton? The retro effect seems to give so much feeling to the photos. The results are unexpected and fabulous!
Combine both things and you have a layout that just fell together in minutes. Gosh, I love when that happens! I used the October kit from My Scrapbook Nook...my monthly vice!
I really like how the Hipstamatic photos come in squares...allows for an always popular grid pattern! To make this layout, I simply laid out my photos, varying the colors. Then I reached for scraps...I needed to balance the weight of the photos on the left side so I added the large block of red. (By the way, red polka dots are another reliable go-to). I like to ground my design so I used matching strips of striped paper...I think it makes it cohesive. Then I just filled in the spaces of the grid like the bottom where I put the rub-on. I could be very addicted to Lily Bee's rub-ons!
Add in a large block of journaling to explain the randomness of the photos. I just put together a variety of images from the summer! It was nice, but still missing that ONE thing...so I added the banner.
Yep, banners are a staple too!
I can't help it...I love what I love and I love it forever!