Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Write.Click.Scrapbook. | Day In The Life

The October gallery has gone live at Write.Click.Scrapbook.!  This month’s theme is “Day In The Life”, and I loved that each team member interpreted this theme differently! 

Here’s my layout.
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12 x 12 | materials cardstock (American Crafts) + patterned paper (Gossamer Blue, My Mind's Eye, Teresa Collins) + buttons (My Mind's Eye, Teresa Collins) + alphabets (Pink Paislee, Recollections) + twine (Whisker Graphics) + washi (Freckled Fawn, Cutetape) + sequins (Tree House Studio) + wood veneers (Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico) + paper clip (Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico) + stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) + stamps (Elle's Studio, Studio L2e, Papyrus, Kelly Purkey, Office Depot) + ink (Tsukineko, Prima) + punches (EK Success, Fiskars, Martha Stewart, Marvy Uchida) + stapler (Tim Holtz) + adhesives (Scotch) + scissors (Tonic, Fiskars) + pen (American Crafts, Sakura)

I wanted to share my process with you.  I picked a day (August 30, 2013) and set reminders on my phone to take photos every hour throughout the day. Then I just picked my favorites that reflected my day and ended up with nine photos. Including nine photos on a layout can be difficult, so I sized them at about 2.4" square and created a collage in Lightroom.  (I printed 3 extra photos for other layouts on there.)

I exported the collage as a jpeg file, then pulled it into Photoshop and typed the time and description of each photo on top of each photo.

Then I printed it out 8.5x11 and cut the photos apart for my layout.

I knew I wanted to use a stencil to draw a big camera on my layout, so I did that step first.  (Sorry about blurry phone photo.)

Then I took my 2.4” cut-apart square photos and placed them onto my layout where I thought would look good.  I moved them around a bit before settling on their positions.

After that, I built my layout with pieces of patterned papers and embellishments.

And lastly, I added my title and journaling.


I think typing the time and journaling onto the photos allowed me to fit so many photos onto the layout.  Otherwise I don’t think I would have enough room!

Adding the little bits of embellishments gave the layout the finishing touch.

You can see my layout in the Write.Click.Scrapbook. gallery here.  You can see the whole October “Day In The Life” gallery here.  And you can see the gallery launch post here!  :)

And before I forget… I created these Silhouette .studio cut files as a September free download for Write.Click.Scrapbook.

You can download it at this post over at Write.Click.Scrapbook.  Enjoy! 


  1. Love this layout! Thank you for sharing! You are awesome!

  2. Gorgeous layout! I really need to get back into making 12x12s!!

  3. Fab layout, love seeing your process and the typing on your photos is awesome!

  4. great layout! i need to try the "day in the life" sometime...

  5. awesome layout christine!!!

  6. very good! thanks for the tips! May i know what do you use to cut the pictures? My memory cutter or other scrapbooking cutter? Thanks! love the pictures!

    1. When I made this layout I used a different trimmer. Now I use the Fiskars Procision.


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