Friday, February 24, 2012

Yellow Brick Road - part I

In spring 2008, when Lila was in 4th grade, she had an opportunity to participate in a school play. Her elementary school presented a musical - The Yellow Brick Road. 4th and 5th graders danced and performed songs from the Wizard of Oz and Merry Poppins. Lila loved every moment and 4 years later she still loves to participate in the theater productions of our Park and Rec department and plans to join the drama club in high school.

I like looking at Graphic 45 papers but I don't usually buy them. They are not my usual style. But this collection was a perfect fit. When I saw the papers from The Magic of Oz collection , especially the gorgeous Poppy Fields paper I knew that I want to scrap the pictures from the musical. I started with the group picture that we received after the musical. I made this layout as part of my November DT assignment for the Scrapbook Express. I made it simple, the letter are cut with the Lifestyle Crafts alpha dies from the patterned paper.
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), patterned paper (Graphic 45), stickles (Ranger Ink), border punch (Fiskars), alpha dies and die cut machine (Lifestyle Crafts), white pen (Signo)

I cut out the poppies from the paper and layered them behind the title. Few drops of black stickles in the center of the flowers make them really pop out the page.

My next project was a mini album. The pages are 6x12 and I used American Crafts page protectors. The covers are plain chipboard covered with patterned paper. I had only paper scraps left when I made the covers so they are very simple.

The first page protector contains a page made from sheet of acetate cut to size that holds the title.
You can see it better in this picture.

Here are the first two pages side by side. In the album they are layered.

I used very simple format for the inner pages: one focus picture on the left with 6x6 square of patterned paper, 2 or 3 smaller pictures on the right. I kept the embellishments to the bare minimum since the pictures and the cardstock gave enough color to the pages.

The last pages is a collage from patterned paper, tickets, stickers and one last picture.

Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), patterned paper (Graphic 45), border punch (Fiskars), stickers (Paper House), dies (Lifestyle Crafts), letter stickers, acetate sheet, chipboard, binder rings

After I was done with the mini album I still had few pictures left. Stay tuned for part II to know what I did with them :)


  1. You've done a great job on the album! I was in The Wizard of Oz at school too. More than 4 years ago ;)

  2. wanted to let you know you inspired me :)