Sometimes I just marvel at what we can do now in our own homes with paper crafting. I worked with Desiree Tanner at Provo Craft about fourteen years ago. I remember when they first came out with the lacy paper accents (Laser Layouts, if I remember right). It was an expensive process. And now we can do it ourselves? And let’s not forget title making! Who remembers printing a title in reverse on cardstock and using scissors an x-acto knives to cut the out…just for the look of something unique.


Digital craft cutters?

Ohhh, the ease of it all! I love it!

Here’s a little something from our darling Miss Laura using all those things that were so pain-stakingly and expensively done just a few years ago. Makes ya appreciate what we have now, right?

Loved this. :) 

[ Shapes | Storyboard #1 (photo template) / Background Basics (circle background) / Pack Your Bags (“Loved This”) / Life Additions #2 (file folders) ]

Here’s what Laura has to say:

I created a layout a few months ago that ended up being one of my favorite layouts in a long time. It wasn’t just the page design that I loved (which included one of Kerri’s Storyboard Templates and a few of her words pieced together for my title), but the photos and the meaning behind the story as well. I decided that since I loved it that much, I would use it as inspiration for this layout. The overall page design has the same look and feel (except the other layout is about football!), and I even used the exact same Storyboard Template to create my photo collage as I used on my original layout.
I keep trying to branch out and use different background cuts for my projects. After all, Kerri has so many great backgrounds to choose from in several of her kits. But I always seem to come back to that circle background. It’s a favorite of mine, and I’m pretty sure I use it more than any other background in my collection. I cut two of the tall file folders from the Life Additions #2 kit, and I had every intention of using those to hold my journaling. But I came across the chipboard jar piece and it just fit there to nicely, along with a little embellishment cluster. So I simply moved my journaling to the bottom of the page, which is where I had it on my original layout as well.