Beale Street


How are you paper Goddess’s doing?  I am great and I have been crafting, DIY-ing and all sorts of things this summer.  Summer time always is a challenge for me..I want to enjoy the festivities but I also want to hibernate an MAKE!  Grr…so Torn!  When visiting my Mom we had always heard about Memphis in May, Beale Street, MLK Civil Rights Museum and the Lorraine Motel. This layout focuses on Beale Street:



I normally use one photo so I try to change up my style a bit here.  I tried to capture the macro and the micro.  I split the page, used stamps and stars and made the page busy…like the venue.





“Jazzy” royal thrones



1-IMG_5558I didn’t use a ton of dimension as it wasn’t needed.  What is raised the the location which is what ‘s important.



Silhouette cut titles my fave and that wrapped up Beale street.


Happy Summer!



Mr and Mrs Hopkins


I have been a busy bee!  I haven’t been memory keeping over the last few weeks as I had some other projects underway but this week was dedicated to scrappin.

Now off to what is going on with this title right?  Yea!  Scraps of Color posts weekly challenges and this week is all Weddings as they are popular this time of year.  I orginally started my wedding album when I first began memory keeping, I did not care for the pages I was creating…so I stopped.  Gathered my style. Started over.



I used a Shutter page protector for this layout as it will be the first page in my album. Our wedding was on Valentines Day it was small , elegant  and full of DIYNess and that is what I want my album to reflect. I fell in love with My Minds Eye Ruby, Heirloom and a few other collection some time ago and knew I wanted to incorporate them in my pages.


I ordered our prints from Persnickety Prints and was able to get some nontraditional sizes like this photo at 12 x 12.  TIP: use differnt size photos gives your album a little something different.



I trimmed the hearts from my cardstock and began to layer on both sides of the 6 x 12 panels.  Use good adhesiive as Glitter can be tricky..use something like the best glue ever.




I also added some machine stitching to add details and incorporate the DIY-Ness.





Since my goal is to use my Silhouette on every layout I used it here to cut out my title see the file here.



I think I always have to have a frame on something…even a wedding page :)


Well there you have it the first page of my wedding album is complete.  Have a great day!






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