Katy’s 21st Birthday Layout

Have you ever seen a layout made by someone else, and known straight away that you HAD to scraplift it? That happened to me when I saw this layout by Naoimi Atkins (which you can also see on her blog here). It’s just so pretty. I especially loved the rounded corners on the 4×4 squares of paper and photos, and the mix of black and white photos. It inspired me to make this:

I made it for the 6×6 papers challenge on the SJ Crafts blog, though the deadline was yesterday! I had made the layout in time… but I ran out of time to blog about it. I’m super glad I’d read Lisa-Jane’s 6×6 posts though, as it reminded me how much I love to use them! The 4×4 paper squares on my layout are all from the Studio Calico Hey Day 6×6 pad, and I love how they look as a backdrop to the title and other elements:

The background paper is Pink Paislee Nantucket ‘Jumbo Shrimp’ 12×12 paper, which I wrote my journaling straight onto with a uniball gel pen. I used to be able to write straight by sight, but lately I have to draw pencil lines for my journaling so they don’t go all wonky. I can’t tell if it’s my eyesight or my attention span that’s changing! 
The doilies at the bottom of the page were punched from train tickets that I used that day to get to London and back. I added half my underground ticket too – I thought the layout might look more balanced without it, but I wanted to include it, and sometimes the memorabilia has to win out, doesn’t it?!
So, have you pinned or spotted any layouts that you want to scraplift? I’d love to hear about them… I might add them to my list. 
If you make any scrapbook projects don’t forget to link them up to my Scrapbooking Soiree for the chance to win a gift voucher! x

  • this is such a pretty layout Jennifer and the photos are a treasure. I did spot the part train ticket, great idea! x

    September 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm
  • I’m loving these papers more and more now that I am seeing them in use. I think they are a great foil for your party pics and I love what you’ve done with them.

    September 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm
  • Pretty papers and love the grid design. The girls look beautiful

    September 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm
  • Mary Jo Rhoda

    Really cute!I may have to lift your lift 🙂

    September 18, 2012 at 2:34 am
  • It’s lovely – a perfect design for more than one photo plus journalling

    September 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm
  • Great layout, I like the blocking on this and the use of doilies, so pretty 🙂

    September 19, 2012 at 2:28 am
  • What a happy occasion and lovely design and execution too :). Your little train ticket is a brilliant addition.

    September 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm
  • Annmaree (Emu)

    Great page, I love the rounded corners on the elements, really adds interest, and I love the sections!

    October 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

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