Thursday, July 21, 2011

BFF Layout from Scraps!

So on that new blog I found, Whimsical Wednesdays, they are having a "Using Your Scraps" perfect for me!!  One of the things I hate after I finish a layout are having to put away the scraps that stay on my table, especially the extra stickers and patterned paper elements, because I know I probably won't ever use them again.  So I'd rather do something with them than put them away.  Unfortunately, sometimes I want to get to something completely different and then the pile just stays on my table and then the piles start to build (just ask my sister, she'll tell you, lol!).  So when I saw this challenge, I thought "perfect, now I'll clear out this pile!", so I got started, not knowing what the heck I was going to make this layout about.  I started putting the scraps of paper together to build a 12x12 page and then it took off from there.  The leftover elements I had are from an old Bo Bunny line and I had BFF stickers which led to the formation of the page.

Here is the pile of scraps I started with...

After I was done (by the way, I made the layout in like 30 minutes - I was so excited to finish a page that quick!), I started looking at my computer for the pics to put on and found two great ones of my best friend and I, one on her birthday and one from mine last year.   Here's the layout with pictures...

Finally, I still had a couple more scraps and I made this card to get rid of some more (the black and white polka dot paper is just a paper that I took the photo on top of, not on the actual card)...

So I'll be entering this in the Whimsical Wednesday scraps challenge.

Today I started attacking a monumental task - putting layouts in albums.  I have over 200 layouts that are not in an album yet, so today I started preliminary sorting.  I'm still trying to figure out how I want to arrange them, so this will be an ongoing task.  Considering that this has been on my to do list for over a year and a half, the fact that I started is a big step!  So I separated the layouts in three piles, MJ, Sofi and Family.  Now I have to go through the Family ones (over 100) and decide if I'm going to put them by themes like summer, holidays, general, etc. or if to put them chronologically.  I'd love to know how some of you out there organize your family scrapbooks to get some ideas so feel free to share in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am so honored and touched to be in your blog. I can't wait to create an crop with you on Saturday. I love you to paper pieces!! Xooxxoo

  2. I love your blog name! Your layout and card turned out fabulous. I would not know you used scraps! Such a fun layout - love the pics. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays! I am a new follower. Melanie

  3. What an amazing layout and beautiful card! It's great to use those scraps! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  4. I am so glad that you entered the WW challenge this week because now I found a brand new blog to follow. I just spent some time trolling around your blog and I lOVE it! Your LO and your card are both so pretty. I never would know that you used all scraps too create them. I love the way you did the letters in your LO, and the edge punch is such a pretty way to break up the colors! Your card is spectacular too. Great job with this challenge. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday!


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  5. I am amazed you put that layout and card together using only scraps!! They're great! I organize my scrapbooks chronologically - just works better for me since that's how I typically scrapbook. :)

    ~ Kristin

  6. Just Beautiful Leinad! Thank you for joining the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at More Than Favors! Hope to see you back for more.

    Happy Crafting!

  7. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are stunning... so cheerful and striking, not to mention the design is fabulous. I'm in awe that you put it together so quickly, too. This is one of the best LOs I've seen in a very long time. Beautiful work! I'm excited to be your newest follower. :o) Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

    Hugs and blessings!

  8. That is such an amazing job... LOVE that from your scrap box you could make the most amazing layout and card. (I'm following my max amount, but am *guilty* going to lose one so I can follow you because I just LOVE your style!) I'll be back! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday. x

  9. great layout and card. i love the colors/papers you used. i like how you used the border punch and love the design/sketch too. love your style, im a new follower :) thanks for sharing this with us at whimsical wednesdays :)

  10. This is just AMAZING!BEAUTIFUL job with your layout,I LOVE all the great details!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

  11. First off, I absolutely love your scraps! Great job rocking them! I have the same problem with my pile of completed pages! The more I think about doing it, the bigger the pile gets! Thanks for sharing your scraps with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

  12. That layout is so cute! I love the color scheme and the punched borders add so much detail. The card is wonderful, too! I love the corner pieces and the little flowers. What a great use of your scraps! Good luck sorting your layouts! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!


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