Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2 page Layouts

I've been making more 2 page layouts than normal lately. It seems I have a lot of photos from this summer, and getting them down to just a few doesn't seem to be working. I always feel like my 2 pagers aren't quite as fancy as my 1 page layouts. Anyone else ever feel like that? Today I thought I'd share 3 of the 2 pagers I've made recently.

Last month we got a dirt bike, mostly for my husband, but the kids like to go for (very slow) rides with him, and I'm learning how to ride it , too (and I haven't hurt myself...yet!). When I have a theme like dirt biking, I like to mix the more themed stickers and papers with "regular" patterned papers that go along with the color scheme.

For this layout, I used Moxxie Racing Burn Rubber paper to form the background base of the layout. Then, to keep it from being all dirt bike, I added pops of color with patterned paper from October Afternoon's 9 to 5 collection. Then, to bring the theme back around, I used some dirt bike and helmet stickers from EK  Success.

Layout # 2 also mixes 2 collections:

We picked up a couple of build your own rockets to make and launch with the kids this summer. They're a lot of fun and go really, really high. This layout commemorates the inaugural launch. I used paper from Pink Paislee's Declaration collection. While it's more of a 4th of July collection, I felt the red, white, and blue theme went quite well with a rocket launch. To make the layout feel more rocket-y (it's totally a word) and less 4th of July-ish, I added stickers and journaling tags from October Afternoon's Rocket Age collection.

My final layout is just a bit of silliness.

My parents picked this up for my kids, and it's a lot of fun... so much fun that, if you look at the very far right picture, you'll see that I just had to get in on the fun too.

The paper is from a gorgeous collection by My Mind's Eye called On the Bright Side. It's fun and funky and really easy to create with.

So that's my tour of 2-page layouts for today. Thanks for stopping by!


laura t. said...

Love that first layout. That background paper is perfect for it.

Kelly Sas said...

I too really like the first lay out. The pop of color in the center and then those great tire marks on the outer areas really make the right statement. Like the other layout too. Great examples and inspiration for 2 page LO's.