Hello Pebbles Friends and Fans, my name is Laurie! I am so very happy to be a guest designer for Pebbles in the month of November. I was given the opportunity to work with the Along the Way collection by Jen Hadfield and I was so excited to open this beautiful box of goodies! I love the color tones of Jen’s collections and could not wait to dig in and start layering all of the beautiful pieces!
For my first project, I created a traditional 12×12 scrapbook layout. One of my favorite things about Jen’s collections is that they are family-oriented. I’d been waiting on the perfect collection to document some pictures of my girls and this is the collection!
I chose to use a grid design for this page so that I could showcase all of the beautiful embellishments and gorgeous prints. I used 3×4 photos and added some simple layers behind them as well as a simple cluster along with the title. The “happy” in the title is from the phrase Thickers and the girls are using the alpha included in this collection. I love the gold foil. It is a bit muted and the perfect hue.
For the notebook paper layer, I cut a piece of one of the papers into a 3×4 card. I then punched three holes down the left edge so that it looks like a tiny piece of notebook paper. It is so cute!
For the other embellishment cluster, I used one of the cut-apart tags and layered a couple of patterned papers underneath. I also used two of the gold-foiled floral pieces from the ephemera pack. Finally, I fussy cut some of the butterflies and dragonflies from patterned paper and used them on foam dots to give a little dimension.
I printed my photos in black and white to allow the colors of this collection to stand alone – they really are gorgeous!
I couldn’t stop at one project…so here is one more! After all, when I saw this collection I knew I also had to use it to document our family photos from a couple of years ago.
I created a simple one ring mini album, using the 3×4 cut apart cards and the tag pack as my base. I printed all of my photos as 3″x4″ and then arranged them so that I had one picture and one title card for each “page”.
This collection made this mini album so easy to create! The colors and the prints are just stunning and the pieces fit my theme so well.
This hello friend tag had a “to” and “from” section at the bottom…so I just covered it up using a branding strip and one of the pink word stickers from the collection. I thought this tag would be sweet to go opposite from the picture of my girls. They are besties!
I also loved the “I feel pretty. oh so pretty” parts of this collection; they were perfect to document the solo photos of the girls!
Thank you for spending some time with Pebbles and I today! The Along the Way collection was an absolute joy to work with!
Have a happy day, friends!