Do you ever scrap the same photos more than once? This is one of those times where I have. I did the first layout for Jacob's graduation album(s), but this one I did for my own.
Now after having scrapped it once and being pretty pleased with that layout, do you think I would have scrap-lifted myself and not tried to reinvent the wheel? Well, of course not. I thought I'd go way more girly with this layout since it is for my album(s) and not the boy's. I should have just scrap-lifted my first layout.
It's ok. But I so like the first one better. See my October 21st post here...
OK, on the pink layout... I used so many older scraps and partially cut pieces I truly have no clue what companies they are from. I went with kraft cardstock, trimmed slightly and layered onto a pink patterned paper for the background. From there it was just a matter of tucking in various sizes of papers with pink and beige in them and adding a couple of tabs and a sticker (also in pink). The stitched banners I know are from Crate, part of their Close Knit collection and the title letters are pretty much all that was left of a pink canvas set from Prima. I also tried spattering gold, white and pink mists (once again I am not entirely happy with this---they just didn't set up as well on the kraft cardstock as they have on other papers).
All in all, like I said, it's ok. But not as good, I don't think. as the first page I made.
Live and learn. If you are really happy with something the first time, do it again you fool~!!!