Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scrapbook Remix & Laundry Room Remodel

Shimelle's new class, Scrapbook Remix, is in full swing, and in typical Shimelle fashion, it is full of inspiration! Each week there are five prompts with four layouts for inspiration with eight new videos along the way. If that isn't enough, Shimelle has also provided "extras" in the form of Extended Play and Spot Your Style handouts, links to other videos that are relevant to the prompt (Glitter Girl episodes, etc), and a gallery on the forums where we can be inspired by everyone else's work.

The idea behind the class is learning how to mix patterned paper from one collection with papers from other collections. In all honesty, that part of the material is completely lost on me since I rarely keep up with the manufacturer of a product and never purchase kits or collections of paper. However, the material is written so that we all learn how to mix and match different patterned papers - and that is definitely fun and inspiring!

Prompt One started us off with four ideas for layouts, the first one being to use one color of paper in multiple tones to create a monochromatic layout. I decided it was time to scrap about our Laundry Room Remodel, so I started with one full sheet of patterned paper and my yellow scraps.

I mounted my photos on yellow cardstock, then pulled several patterned papers from my stash to create this layout based on Shimelle's example. Since she suggested using a small amount of one additional color, I allowed a small amount of red to show in one patterned paper and added a red brad to create a trio of red pops of color.
 
I only used one before and one after shot for this layout, but I had a lot of photos of the process that I wanted to include in my album as well. I chose a 10x12 divided page protector (both sides) to showcase the additional photos, adding in a few paper strips and embellishents to coordinate with the layout.


I consider these pages together to be a three-page layout with twelve photos, and I really like how together they tell the story of our remodel while still allowing me to use lots of patterned paper scraps.

19 comments:

humel said...

Great layout, Melissa - and I love how you've included those extra photos :)

Jane said...

looks good, I'm enjoying this class!

Sian said...

The red pop really does add extra panache ..I like this very much.

S said...

I think that page really pops - it exudes the happiness of a completed remodel for sure. I think I may have to take a cue from you and get some of my remodeling pic's into protectors and the before and after on a page. Nicely done Melissa. I think your post is every bit as inspiring as that class must be.

Maria Ontiveros said...

The pp with the red flowers caught my eye right away in the pile of supplies, and I think you use it perfectly (especially with your red bins). Great job!
Rinda

Alison said...

I do like this Melissa! The red really does make your LO pop....and I am definitely going to look into getting some divided page protectors...thanks for the inspiration!
Alison xx

MiniOwner said...

Never mind the red, I'm loving that yellow! What a fab page.
Sue xx

alexa said...

Those little pops of red are perfect! Your papers are very successful together.

Debbie P said...

Excellent job Melissa! I love the bright happy yellows you used. Love those page protectors with the additional photos. I really need to incorporate more of them in my albums! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

I do love the yellow for your layout. Hope the remodel didn't take too long.

Sue Althouse said...

Love the yellow monochromatic look! Also, your new laundry room is fantastic, what a transformation!

Karen said...

Another fine layout! I love those little frames you used as an embellishment.

Cheryl M said...

Oh my gosh, what a lovely remodel and equally lovely layouts! Fantastic! Now......when are you two coming over to help me remodel my laundry room? Hmmmm? LOL

Tammy said...

Fabulous layout, Melissa! Love the bold lettering and the bright sunny yellow. Love everything about this! :)

Missus Wookie said...

As a woman with yellow walls in my laundry room I'm enjoying yours. Really like the font you've used for remodel and agreeing that the hint of red makes the page pop. Extra photos with scraps makes sense and tells the rest of the story.

Jimjams said...

I fell in love with your sunny laundry room when you first showed the re-modelling here. Great pages - they really are happy colours.

Lisa J said...

Lovely page and how happy is that yellow laundry..love it.

Rebekah said...

Wow, look at you go! I love everything about this layout. The title, the colors, the design! Awesome!!

Lorraine said...

Great LO and nice laundry room. : )