Welcome back to 31 Pages in 31 Days, Song of My Heart's exclusive August blog series for scrapookers! Take the #31pagesin31days challenge and get a TON of scrapbooking done in a single month. You can do it! Today we have another treat... another special friend who wanted to help me out this month since I've not been well. Cheryl Tumbarello knew I was stressed about falling behind and she made this gorgeous spread for me to share as today's inspiration page--so sweet! And is it ever beautiful!
I love her beautiful color scheme of Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Soft Sky and Whisper White, and the trendy diagonal layout she used.
TODAY'S TIP: Cheryl says she likes to put pictures on the diagonal because it draws more attention to them. She also says most people are too afraid of cropping their photos. A typical photo by an amateur photog contains just 25% of area that we actually need to see. Chop-chop that background and you'll be able to fit lots more photos on a single page, and be able to use more clever layouts, like this one.
Cheryl says she's gotten very good at throwing photos away after all these years as a dedicated scrapbooker, because she's learned to tell the story with just the best of the best materials, and let the rest go. Good advice!
Cheryl even handed me a paper with the measurements all written down for you guys! Here you go:
- Old Olive cardstock: four strips 1 x 10.5 inches; four pieces 1 x 1.5 inches; six squares 3 x 3 inches; and three rectangles 4.25 x 6.25 inches.
- Floral patterned paper: six squares 3.25 x 3.25 inches and two rectangles of 4.5 x 6.5 inches.
TIP: Take a look at this fun little accent below--she actually cut little slits 1 inch apart in her base page and THREADED the strips though to make these cool little basket-weave corners. Then she scored accent lines and added some Clear Wink of Stella glimmer pen to them. Now that is paying attention to detail!
Now, wasn't that an amazing page? It's so pretty and it was such a thoughtful thing for Cheryl to do. I'm definitely going to try the slit pages/threaded paper technique. Thanks so much for stopping in to see Day Twenty--hope you'll come back again tomorrow for Day 21!
PSST: Leave a comment and tell Cheryl you think she should start a scrapbooking blog of her own! She's amazing!
I love this layout. My daughter got married recently and this would be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.
Posted by: Susan Passey | 08/20/2016 at 11:55 AM
What a lovely page!!
Posted by: Sharon Undt | 08/20/2016 at 03:28 PM
Love the colors & all the details! Way to go Cheryl!
Posted by: Renee Hughes | 08/20/2016 at 06:55 PM
I'm loving all the petite petal flowers on the pages!
Cheryl did a wonderful job!
Hope she shares again sometime!
Posted by: Paula Poindexter | 08/20/2016 at 07:08 PM
Posted by: Deb | 08/20/2016 at 09:12 PM
Hi Lyssa and Cheryl, This page is fantastic! Yes, Cheryl, a lot of people would benefit and be happy to see your paper crafting designs! What a great idea to punch floral papers, and such a time-saver compared to fussy cutting. I like the woven effect... These are ideas I have not seen before. Thanks for helping Lyssa out... Your kindness and creavitity are much appreciated!
Posted by: Patricia Allison | 08/21/2016 at 07:30 AM
Cheryl you did a beautiful job on the two page layout! I love the little flowers scattered around, the weaving and the Wink of Stella! i am so sorry that Lyssa is not well so thank you very much for jumping in and helping her. The two of you together make a great team. Blessings to both of you!
Posted by: Cheryl Yates | 08/21/2016 at 12:06 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful comments. So glad you enjoyed this. I had a blast putting it together for you (and helping Lyssa out)!
Posted by: Cheryl Tumbarello | 08/21/2016 at 05:18 PM
Cheryl, I think you should definitely have your own scrapbook blog!! Your layout is so beautiful. I love it - and I can see you love to use the same flowers that are my "go to" on a layout.
Posted by: Lynn T | 08/21/2016 at 08:50 PM
very nice pages for my grandaughters!!! I am a flower person and it looks so bright and cheerful. Really like this layout
Posted by: Barb Pohl | 08/23/2016 at 11:15 AM
I love the corner detail. It is so simple yet so effective.
Posted by: Kathy Sinnamon | 08/23/2016 at 05:10 PM