Back to the basics by Nicole

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hello everyone!  Nicole here on the blog today.  Scrapbooking.  So I've been at it for over 10 years now.  I've gone through all kinds of fads and tried to keep up with the latest and greatest.  Lately though I've started trying to get back to the most important things:  the pictures and words.  As much as I like my layers and all the embellishments I also like this simple layout where a piece of ribbon and some buttons are my only embellishing.

I started this layout in Photoshop where I pulled in my photos, typed my title and journaling, and then added some "ribbon".  

Once I was happy with the placement I removed my photos and "ribbon" and printed the text onto white textured card stock.  

I used the wired satin ribbon in Sable and folded it in half to notch the end with some fabric scissors.  I used a little bit of clear glue on both ends to keep the edges from fraying and leave a clean finish.  To attach to my layout I used double sided adhesive. The small finishing touches are some buttons and a little date tag.   

Here is another look at my finished layout.  I'm really happy with the results and love that the pictures and text take center stage while the ribbon and buttons add just a small textile touch.  

The best part of putting together this layout was knowing this moment was recorded and these sweet pictures of my youngest are printed and off the computer. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Crafting, Nicole

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