A few months ago I had an idea to make a scrapbook layout based on a greeting card. Some of the cards are called “Flip Flop” and others are called “Never Ending” because of the way the card opens and changes from one turn and flip to another.
I called my layout a “Gilley Layout”. The incorrect spelling is because I did not do any research. I know the military uses a camouflage suit to hide in the bushes, grass, trees, and other brush so they blend in with the environment. I knew the suit had stuff that hung off from it and blew around in the breezes like grass and leaves do. Only after I had the video posted to YouTube did I go find out how it is correctly spelled. I have decided to keep it misspelled because it is not military related. Okay, okay, I admit it. I just didn’t want to go and change it. To see this layout check out my YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSW1ekvFfNk
The scrapbook layout I created is four pages in one. The exciting thing about it is the mechanical workings of the layout. One could spend quite a few minutes playing with the page to just see all the ways it opens up. Looking at the photos would be secondary for a while. After the initial excitement went away then the person could look at all of the photos.
Another plus for this layout is that it holds a LOT of photos. Just think of the possibilities! A child’s soccer game. The first page could show the entire team in their uniforms with the team’s name proudly displayed at the top. Open the layout to the second page and highlights of the kicks and goals could be displayed. There would also be room for head shots of the kids at the outer edges of the page. Open the layout to the third page and the winning trophy, along with the exuberant team members, could be displayed prominently. Then flip to the last page and there would be more photos of the team. Maybe some of the kids playing in the rain and mud during the soccer season.
All of the different sports and athletics could be displayed in such a layout. Softball, karate, gymnastics, golf, fishing, snowboarding, skiing, water skiing. The list is endless that this “Gilley Layout” can be used to display treasured photos. Let’s not forget the dance recitals, ballet productions, musical recitals, school plays, and proms.
Trips to theme parks, family reunions, weddings, or other happy occasions could be documented in my “Gilley Layout”.
Now, I am happy to say, the full instructions are up on YouTube. Ready for you to be totally amazed and be overcome with the strong desire to create one yourself.
Do you need supplies? I have the answer for you. Click on this link: http://www.leslieb.stampinup.net
Click on the button “Shop Now” and then click on one of categories to the left for paper, tools, or adhesives. Find the items you want and click to add them to your cart. If you are new to the website you will be asked to “Start An Account”. Fill out the information requested for your billing, shipping, and payment options and you are done. All that is needed next, besides waiting for the UPS person to arrive, is to get your photos chosen.
I simply can’t wait to see what you have done!!! When you have your “Gilley Layout” completed send me a video of your amazing work, or take pictures and send them to my email address you will find in the “Contact” section of my website.
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