One of my favourite places is Roger's Gardens, especially at Christmas (and, of course, Halloween). They have spectacular displays and beautiful outdoor gardens. For today's layout, I am highlighting some pictures I took on December 9th when I went there to meet up with my dear friend, Kathy.
When it comes to metallics, I tend to like silver more than gold, but I have to say I am just loving this American Crafts glitter paper in gold! It's such a rich looking gold and I love how it compliments my pictures.
I loved this picture of the snowy tree looking into the Floral Studio, so I had to make it a full page...
Here's the 2nd page for that day on the right hand side.
I am a true hybrid scrapper. I don't think I ever scrapbook without my computer & Photoshop. I lay out my design, resize my pictures and print. However, I don't like all digital layouts as much as those with something "real" to embellish them. So that's when I like to add the extras or what I call the "physical" embellishments.
For those of you interested in how I put this together...I start by laying out my pictures and design in Photoshop and this is how it looks before I print and embellish.
I printed the photos on matte photo paper and trimmed. Then I glued them down onto the specialty glitter paper and added some pre-made embellishments to come up with the finished 2-page spread. It makes it just a little bit more special than a completely digital, flat layout. And, you'll notice the punched holes in my layouts, that's because I put them directly into an album without page protectors. I put them in order in the book and glue the pages back-to-back. For these mini-albums (this one is 8.5"x8.5") I like to be able to touch the layouts and not have them under plastic.
Now, with my 12x12 layouts, I put them into albums with protective sleeves. It wouldn't work to punch holes directly into them (or glue them back-to-back) because there's no particular order to them when I make them and I sometimes move them to different albums as I go along. So the sleeves work for that purpose. But I do miss the tactile element when the plastic covers them, so that's why I like doing it this way for my mini-albums.