Design Team Monday with Meghann Andrew!

Design Team Monday with Meghann Andrew!

 

Welcome to the SCT blog! It’s Meghann Andrew with you today. With the Crop & Create fall schedule in full swing at the moment, I thought it was definitely time to document my Crop & Create experience in Toronto earlier this year, and I’d love to share my project with you today!

Supplies | *(included in the Crop and Create Exclusive Spring 2017 Kit) *Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Pink Paislee; Die-cuts: American Crafts; Glitter word Thickers: Pink Paislee; Enamel Dots: Pinkfresh Studio; Buttons: Doodlebug. *(Additional supplies)* Alphabet Stickers: Studio Calico

I began my documentation by creating a 12″ x 12″ traditional layout, featuring two photos, both a horizontal and a vertical, which can be quite tricky to design for. When I saw the Pink Paislee frame patterned paper in the Exclusive Spring 2017 Kit, it reminded me of the “Toronto 2017” frame I was holding from my Crop & Create photo, and that sparked my idea for the design of the page. I fussy cut seven of the frames from the paper, taking the central phrase out of each one, and flipping that cutout over on two of the frames to reveal the patterned paper behind. I arranged the frames askew, and in a way so that the stark difference between the horizontal and vertical images was minimized. The colors in the frames mimic the colors in the background of my photos, which was exactly as I had hoped! I added my photos to the top of the frames with dimensional adhesive, and gave them a white photo mat to help them stand out from the colorful background.

Because there was so much color and pattern in the frames behind my photos, there wasn’t much embellishment needed. A triangle of clusters of die-cuts, glitter hearts, enamel dots and buttons was all that was required. To ground the page, I added strips of patterned paper to the bottom edge, which also created a “shelf” on which to place my title, created with glitter Thicker words and smaller alphabet stickers.

Supplies |  *(included in the Crop and Create Exclusive Spring 2017 Kit) *Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Pink Paislee; Die-cuts: American Crafts; Glitter word Thickers: Pink Paislee; Enamel Dots: Pinkfresh Studio; *(Additional supplies)* Patterned Paper: American Crafts; Alphabet Stickers: Studio Calico; Pocket page cards: Elle’s Studio

I had SO many photos I wanted to document from that weekend that I created a 6″ x 12″ pocket page, to be placed alongside my layout in the album.

These pockets housed the details about the weekend—the dates, who I met, what we ate, what I packed and so on, allowing my layout to be clean and simple, but still documenting all of the important facts on the following page! These pocket cards were simple to create with the scraps of patterned paper and cardstock from my Spring 2017 Kit, along with a few 3″ x 4″ cards from my stash.

On the back of the pocket page, I had a spare 4″ x 4″ pocket that I placed my name tag in—I love having bits of ephemera in my pockets! I also created a custom 3″ x 4″ tag with white cardstock and a scrap of patterned paper, which I typed extra journaling onto.

I’m so happy to have this awesome weekend documented in my album. Knowing how many of you have attended the amazing Crop & Create events this year, I hope you’ve been inspired to document your crafting weekends with SCT, too! Happy creating!

~ Meghann Andrew

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2017-10-16T11:46:10+00:00

12 Comments

  1. Judy O October 16, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Love your layout! All those fun colours truly express the great times we have at the Crop and Create events!

  2. Sandy Kerr October 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Meghann, I absolutely love your layout…a lovely memory documented from an amazing Crop & Create event. Such inspiration you have given us to record our own memory.

    Sandy K.

  3. Mona Toth October 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Lovely layout <3

  4. Barbmac October 16, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Awesome layouts! I love hoe you did the larger picture behind the smaller one! It really makes it POP off the page! TFS!

  5. Kirsty Vittetoe October 16, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Such a fabulous layout!

  6. Teresa Medeiros October 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I love these pages! The colours just pop right off the page! And what a great use of all those frames. I have that Pink Paislee patterned paper too and I’ll definitely be giving this a try. I also love how you added that pocket page. Great idea!

  7. Margy October 16, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Your talent is AMAZING! This page is just beautiful. I love that it is so festive, you can see the excitement just in the colors you used.

  8. Jess October 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Meghann – you are so talented and I am so thankful to be included in your layout! It was magical weekend! Xo

  9. Sandy Clinton October 17, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Awesome pages Meghann! So happy we were good table mates and made it into your album! You’re welcome to join us anytime!!!

  10. Fay Jeffcoate October 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    It was wonderful to meet you and hear all about your beautiful family! I LOVE your amazing talent and creativity!
    I hope you join us again, it was an honour to spend my weekend with you.

  11. Marjorie Dumontier October 18, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Very peachy layout !

  12. Marjorie Pinne October 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Love your 12×12 layout and then adding the 6×12 pocket page was a great addition. Thanks for sharing!

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