by Richelle Naegle
Don't panic, but I'm 500 pictures behind on my scrapbooking projects - that's only about two years worth! I just ordered a bunch of new pictures. Whenever I run out of room on my camera, I download and order the photographs. I find that if I don't order them then, I will never remember which photographs I have physical copies of. It's always good to have them on hand for scrapbook events. That way you don't have to pay a higher price to have them developed and shipped quickly.
Making the Gone Fishing Layout
This time around, I let my pictures inspire my scrapbook layout design. Projects made with Silhouette CAMEOs are so much fun! I had some fun pictures of my boys fishing with their Grandpa in my lineup. That led me to decide to go with those memories. I remembered seeing these super cute fishing bears in the Silhouette Studio Shop. They are called Gone Fishing Bear Holding Pole and Gone Fishing Bear Holding Fish and then I just used Gone Fishing for the title. You can find them all by searching "gone fishing". Both bears stand about 5" tall from their feet to the top of their hats. I put two 4" x 6" photo picture slots on the first page and one 5" x 7" with three 3" x 3" slots on the second page.
This layout took a little bit of work and time, mainly because the two bears have so many layers to deal with. The torn paper on the picture frames also took a little bit of work but I love the way it turned out! If you are doing this don't glue down the whole edging, otherwise, you can't slip your picture in. Just glue the edges down, I don't like to glue on top of my pictures, so even if I added the pictures while I was creating, I wouldn't glue the whole thing down. I really love how this page turned out. These cute bears also come handy a lot for holiday themes.