Audrey Yeager’s layouts always have a WOW factor and her pages (and card and project!) she created for her guest design spot for Spring Break week are no exception! Find Audrey on her blog, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook!
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Our family of 4 lives in central New York State. I teach high school biology part time and am a stay-at-home-mom the rest of the time to my kiddos who will be 8 and 6 in just a few months. In addition to scrapping, I love to quilt, play volleyball, explore the outdoors, and binge watch shows! My favorite shows are The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. My choice of restaurant will always be sushi and I am always rocking out to hard rock and heavy metal on the radio!
How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking over 11 years ago when I wanted a have a way to showcase a ton of photos I had from a Halloween party I threw. I went to a craft store to get scrapbook supplies and I never left the aisle!! I scrapbook for two reasons: to document memories and to express my creative side.
What is your favorite Pink Paislee product? I LOVE LOVE the prints on the patterned papers… there are solids, geometric patterns, florals, papers that can be fussy cut, and icons! So much to do with just the papers!
5 fun facts about you:
1. I went to an all women’s college.
2. I met my husband on a volleyball league and we still play on it 11 years later. A few of our volleyball friends came to our wedding and still play with us, too.
3. I am going to get to see my favorite band ever in concert this May: Metallica!
4. I have a brother who is 18 year younger than I am. When he was young, people always thought he was my child.
5. We raise chickens, grow gardens, and make our own maple syrup! I would also love to get into beekeeping too someday!
I was inspired by the overlapping circles on the patterned paper, so I used that concept as the basis for my design. I fussy cut circles from both the 12×12 paper and the 6×6 paper pad to get different sized circles to add interest.
I used the die cut paper that comes as a part of the 12×12 paper pad for my background. I kept to lighter colors to back the cut design so that it would contrast with the darker colored background.
I took the 4×6 cut card from the 12×12 paper pad and adhered it to a card base splattered with mists. I stitched over each line of the card to add some interest and just added a few fussy cut flowers to make a simple, yet detailed card.
These photos were from some rides at an amusement park, so I envisioned triangle shaped pennants, bright colors, and accent of black and white. I printed my photos with a much lower saturation of color so they wouldn’t be so busy, but they are not completely black and white, either.
Unfortunately, we can’t do a vacation EVERY spring break. So this year I made a little jar of “fortune cookies” with ideas of things for the kids to do every day!
A big thanks to Audrey for scrapping with us today!