These Are Our Happy Faces – a layout for LGS June Week 2

I am playing along this week with Team B over at Let’s Get Sketchy. It was way too fun a sketch not to!!

LGS June TeamB Week1

Don’t you agree?

Here’s what I did with it.


I haven’t made a layout for our Disney album in awhile so it was fun to get out the papers and embellishments again and play!

My eldest daughter Marley took control of our little blue camera and was snapping pictures of everyone and everything during our trip from home to Anaheim so most of these are her handiwork. Funny story: when I went through the memory card there were a whole lot of photos with a view up her nose! I didn’t feel the need to use those ones!!

When I started my Disney album project I pre-made many layout bases using hints and ideas I’d learned from Shimelle Lain’s True Scrap 3 Class – The Perfect Collection. In it she shows you how to take a selection of papers and create single and double page layout bases like I did for this album. Then she creates her pages showing how easy it is to use those bases plus the extra scraps you have left over. She even included a PDF with cutting instructions. If you’re interested, you can buy it from Lain Ehmann by clicking here. Well worth the $12.95, let me tell you!

And now for some detail shots.


One of the sheets of paper I chose to use in this album was full of word phrases. I have chosen to cut them apart and sprinkle them throughout the album. Here you can see one (the ‘Family time’) layered with other tags, stickers and some washi tape.


I’ve used another one here in the title cluster. The title itself is made up of 2 different alphabet stickers plus one of the white word stickers I’ve also been scattering throughout the album. Using the same papers, embellishments and alphabets throughout an album helps keep it cohesive even if you don’t create the album all in one sitting. Especially if you don’t make the album in one sitting!


While it’s great to have a stash of product ready to go at a moments notice, sometimes you come across other things in your stash (or something that gets added to your stash!) that fit in perfectly. The ‘Hello There’ speech bubble tag is one such item. It was originally a square tag and though the blue was the right blue for my colour scheme, the orange surrounding it most definitely was not. So I just cut it away! Now it’s perfect in all regards!


If you look at the full layout, you’ll see that I rotated it 90 degrees in order to write the journaling up against the side of one of the photo strips. Have you ever considered writing your journaling in anything but horizontal lines? I encourage you to try thinking outside the box once in awhile. Rotate your layout to write in vertical lines like I did here. Or create a border around your page or photos with your journaling. Or write in a circle or rainbow. As you, your family and your friends flip through your albums, these pages that offer something different to look at will stand out and be lingered over!

Okay, that’s all from me. Now it’s your turn. Create your own layout using photo strips (got any photo booth strips from a wedding to use up?) and link it up on the blog by Saturday for a chance to be featured in our header! Did you know we feature our favourite entries in our blog header? How fun would it be to see your layout there?! This month the prize (that you are eligible to win if you complete 3 out of the 4 sketches for the month) is sponsored by Colorful Creations. It looks like the Down By the Shore collection pack from Fancy Pants. Perfect for all your summer scrapping!! Good luck to all!

PS – if you are interested in seeing all the pages I’ve created so far for my Disney album (in random order!!) please visit my Flickr Gallery here.

If you liked this post, say thanks by sharing it with your friends.
This entry was posted in challenges, layout, Let's Get Sketchy, Scrapbook, sketches. Bookmark the permalink.

26 Responses to These Are Our Happy Faces – a layout for LGS June Week 2

  1. Jenessa says:

    Fun page!! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  2. Lisa M. says:

    Love the Mickey ear bling, so fun! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  3. Alison, this is adorable! Some of the best pictures come from our little ones! Great job with the sketch!

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Melinda. Can’t wait to see what she takes this year at “Granny Camp”. I may have to make a mini of it! Or better yet, have HER make it!!

  4. Very fun! Love it! What an awesome idea! Thanks for joining Team B this week!

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Debbie! VERY occasionally I have brain waves. but shhh … we wouldn’t want it to get out!! 🙂

  5. Chelsea S. says:

    I love the idea of journaling up and down like that! Thanks for the idea! Great layout 🙂 Thanks for joining up with team B this week!

  6. Lovely page you got there! Love the Mickey Mouse bling! Thanks for joining LGS this week!

  7. Sherri says:

    Great title to accompany all those happy faces. Thanks for playing along with all of us at Let’s Get Sketchy.

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Sherri. I have trouble coming up with titles sometimes so it’s nice to be given a compliment on one!! 🙂

  8. Love the way you used the sketch, Alison! The clusters are so fun and I love the paper strips behind the photos!

  9. Michelle says:

    This is an absolutely fantastic page Alison! Great photos for the sketch. Love the title work, journaling, and bling!

  10. Leslie says:

    Love your layout and use of the sketch. Stop by and say hi.

  11. sandra says:

    I agree – way too cute a sketch. I played too. I love how you were able to get the whole family in on one page (and the grandparents) Great page!

  12. Buffy Esser says:

    wonderful take on the sketch! thanks for joining us at Lets get sketchy!

  13. Wendi R says:

    ohhhhh what a fun way to get all the family pics on a page!!! sooo glad you playing along with Let’s Get Sketchy!!!

  14. Bev Code says:

    amazing photo strips.. and great take on the LGS sketch

Comments are closed.