Girls Only Trip
Fun In Saint George, UT.
Hi everyone, Shiloh Jorgensen here. Last June my daughter Clara and I joined up with all of the Jorgensen family girls for a trip to Saint George, UT. We spent a few days there in a condo playing games, swimming, going to the Tuacahn Theatre to see some plays, and all sorts of other fun activities! These are a few pictures from our very fun, girls only trip!
It was great getting to spend time with Clara on this mini-vacation. It was the first time that we had ever done a get-away with just us and no boys. I loved having the chance to spend time with her without all of the distractions of home. She is quickly growing up and it just makes me want to cherish these moments while I can.
I created this layout using some really old My Mind’s Eye paper that I had in my paper stash.
I kept the design pretty simple.
Once I had the Designer Templates laid out the way I wanted them, I used one of my main paper patterns to cut out the first set of borders.
After cutting my borders, I played around with the different paper options for the other layers on my page layout.
I wanted the flower to really stand-out on this layout so I decided to go with the pink pattern for that shape.
I had this fun pattern on the back of one of the sheets of paper I was using and thought it would make a cute center for the flower from our Springtime Accessory Set. It is always nice to have the option to incorporate a pattern into your layout from the paper you are using, and because the Designer Templates are clear it is really easy to do so! Just find the pattern you want, lay your Designer Template over the top, trace and cut.
Love the way it turned out!
Once I had all of my shapes cut, it was time to trim down my photos. I love how simple it is to do this with my Photo Templates!
I decided after trimming my photos that I wanted some of them to be matted so I went ahead and added those, as well as some photo corners. I used a punch to create the photo corners but you can also create them by using the 2×2 photo template. Just cut the square in half diagonally so that you have a triangle shape, then snip out a tiny triangle from the long edge to create the photo corner.
The last thing to add to make my layout complete was the journaling. I ended up using a shape that I had already cut out. When I am using a shape that has been cut already, I will first print my journaling out on standard printer paper, then lay my Designer Template over the top of it to check the size. Position it the way you want it and trace around the edges. Then add some adhesive to the pre-cut piece and place it down over the top of the printed journaling, careful to line it up with the traced lines from earlier so that it prints the way you want. Send it through the printer and it should come out perfectly centered the way you want it to!
You will notice in the final picture that I changed the position of the journaling box and added a butterfly. I ended up making the change after my pieces were cut because I felt it gave my layout a more balanced feel. Sometimes as you Play-To-Create you will make changes like that.. and that is ok! It is always ok to go where the inspiration takes you!
In the end, I loved the layout I created almost as much as the memory it was preserving. I know that when I look back at this layout in the future I will be able to relive a really special experience all over again, and that is one of the things that I love most about scrapbooking!
Hopefully this layout will Inspire you to Create a layout of your own! If so, we would love to see it! Share it (or something else that you have created lately) with us below!