Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2x2 pocket layout & a winner

This month's theme at Two Peas is "all about me". I rarely scrap myself. How about you? I knew this theme was approaching so I took the opportunity to use my phone for a few selfies and self timer photos.
I am a fan of the 2x2 pockets. You get to use up bits and pieces of paper and product and then combine with mini photos and put it together like a puzzle. Maybe this comes from my childhood  of loving all things mini sized? In any case, huge fan. This will definitely not be my last layout like this.
This particular layout combined exclusive printables from Two Peas printed on kraft. Try printing printables on colored cardstock or patterned paper that isn't too busy. It gives them a whole new look.
I also added some of my fave pieces from a few new lines in the shop: Studio Calico Thataway (paper, flair, feather, circle die cut & state sticker), Amy Tan Cut & Paste (heart sticker, fabric stickers, paper) Crate Paper Close Knit (paper) and the awesome overlay/transparency by Alison Kreft for Webster's Pages. I even used a little watercolor action on one of the squares, just for fun.
On a layout like this, it can get busy fast. I tried to keep it clean, yet graphic and use a cohesive color group of black/white, kraft, reddish orange and bits of yellow.  I think it's fun to have a few squares utilize the transparency for a see through look. I couple of the embellishments (heart sticker and silver star) are on the outside of the page protector, adding interest. You can see more and read my whole process here, as well as view the other amazing layouts from the design team.

Does this layout say a lot about me? Word wise, no. There isn't a whole lot of journaling, and yet I think I think it gives an idea of where I am right now in my life. Have you tried a 2x2 layout yet? What about scrapping yourself?

The winner of a goodie box from me is iwilling. Yay! I'll contact you to get your box out.


  1. This is cute! Never done a 2 x 2" let alone a project about me. But this I think I can do! So cute. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. All I can say is, so much awesome!

  3. Love this! I'm a fan of including a bunch of 2x2 layouts into my Project Life as well. :)

  4. i love the theme this month at 2peas! i will be following and challenging myself to take part on this fun theme!! thanks for picking me for the goodies!!
    Im so tickled!!

  5. I wanna try and use 2x2's. They seem like so much fun! Your spread came beautifully creative as always!!

  6. Simply love your layout! I have to go and buy some kraft paper!

  7. I love your layout! Need to go and buy some kraft paper soon!


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