Hi everyone! Allison here with a Life Documented layout using the Sea To Shining Sea Simple Set and I've got a new sketch to share with you that combines traditional scrapbooking with the SN@P! Pocket Pages.
You can download the full sketch with measurement and placements here.
The left side of the sketch follows a traditional style of scrapbooking design and the right side uses the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 3.
Here is my layout based on the sketch:
Independence Day is by far my favorite holiday. I love the food, our annual "parachute run", and most of all the fun we have together as a family. Plus, any holiday or event that involves sparklers is a win in my book!
The Sea to Shining Sea Simple Set was a great fit for my 4th of July photos. I really like that there are different shades and textures of the traditional red and blue throughout the collection.
I love using stars on my layouts. Maybe a large part of that is due to having two boys and stars just being a go-to! I like to challenge myself when I create a layout with something that I use over and over. In this case, the stars were my challenge. I wanted to find a way to use them in a way that I hadn't before.
I used small stars in columns to accent and frame the photo block on the left page.
I finished the stars with some hand stitched lines down the center of each column.
For the right page I used a combination of cards and photos with the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 3. I love adding little accents to the cards and photos. There are always so many fun stickers or elements to choose from in each collection.
On the "USA" card I added the celebrate sticker.
There was a lot of empty space in this photo so I added a few strips of paper and the "Stars & Stripes" sticker to that space. I arranged the patterned paper strips to almost look like a flag with the blue with white stars on the top and the red and white stripes on the bottom.
This was another photo with a lot of empty space so I added the large star, the "Independence Day" sticker, and some smaller stars.
On the bottom, right card I added two small photos, some small stars, and the "freedom" sticker.
I'm using the 12x12 SN@P! faux leather album in black for all of my Life Documented layouts. The quality of the faux leather is fantastic and I love the stitching accent on them. I also used the 12x12 SN@P! Pocket Pages, Design 3 from the Variety Pack. I enjoy using several different styles of Pocket Pages and since the Variety Pack has so many great options and designs, I have a lot to choose from.
I hope you enjoy the new sketch and for those of you in the US, have a happy, and safe, 4th of July!