Traditional Thursday: Layouts featuring Pebbles, Crate Paper, and American Crafts.

Today I thought I would share a few scrapbook pages that I have been working on. It’s been nice working on my project life album, but sometimes I want to do traditional layouts as well. So I picked up a few of my favorite lines from Pebbles, Crate Paper, and American crafts and decided to dive in!

First, I adore the Pebbles Lakeside line! It was so perfect for some photos that I had that I just couldn’t find the right look for and had set them aside.

This is a simple layout I did with all Lakeside papers and embellishments:

Working Lakeside with Pebbles @thecraftypickle.comWorking Lakeside with Pebbles

I cut a portion of the chalkboard 12×12 paper to use as a sign embellishment and attached it to some wood grain cardstock. I then added a few pop dots for added dimension along with a small popsicle stick I rubbed on a dark brown ink pad. The wooden sign, tags, and little bird are all embellishments from the same Lakeside line by Pebbles.

For a different look on this next layout, I used the same Lakeside line but pulled more of the floral papers and the sheet music paper as a background. It was the sheet music paper in this line that inspired me to create this layout in the first place. It worked perfectly for a girl scout camping photo of my daughter at the “singing tree”. I really wanted to pop the floral patterns in the paper so I matted each on black cardstock. The title was done on the silhouette as well as the music notes. To get the outline effect of the title as well as the shadow piece on “singing” I used the offset option in the silhouette software.

Working Lakeside with Pebbles

Those chalkboard alpha stickers… yep, amazing! I rubbed regular white chalk on them and erased to give them a more used chalkboard look. I am in love with these alpha stickers and I know I will be using them again on some school related pages soon!

Working Lakeside with Pebbles

Next my little girl really wanted me to put her ear-piercing experience in her album (she was scared at the time but now loves to show off her *bling* and loves looking at these photos.) I created another simple quick layout using some American Crafts Mayberry papers and some American Crafts POW glitter paper.

Ear Piercing Experiance

If you haven’t worked with the POW Glitter Paper yet its amazing in the silhouette. It cuts so crisp and smooth and the glitter doesn’t come off the paper like some other glitter papers. I love making sparkly die cuts!

Ear Piercing Experiance

Finally, this last layout has to be one of my favorites, mostly because of the photos of these two precious little girls. I decided to pull papers from the beautiful new ThePier collection by Crate Paper. I love the soft tones in the papers and embellishments offered in this collection. I wanted to keep the colors soft as to not overpower the photos which I really want to be center focus.


The washi tape strip on the left was cut from a 12×12 washi paper sheet. I also used one of the slide frames from the collection to draw the eye to the center photo (isn’t her expression priceless?) The little green squares were all punched out using a 6×6 piece of ombre paper from ThePier 6×6 paper pad that I had and I attached peach matte sequins to the squares using a clear liquid adhesive. The sequins reminded me of seashells 🙂


I was stuck for a while after working on the sequins portion and then last night at 2am I remembered a layout that I saw from April Foster that used the amazing Noah alpha stamps and the watercolor effect she used.(Yes I wake up in the middle of the night and think about scrapbooking, don’t you?) I shortened the popular quote by a couple of words to make sure it all would fit and I painted in the letters using three different colors of Mister Huey’s (Cameo, Shell, and Dewey) I mixed in a little bit of the shell color with the other two colors to give each letter color variation. I was really happy with how it came out.

I hope you enjoyed my Traditional Thursday layout share. Definitely click around on the links provided to check out these amazing collections!

Happy Crafting!3

2 thoughts on “Traditional Thursday: Layouts featuring Pebbles, Crate Paper, and American Crafts.

  1. The sign was great. I’ve never seen the chalboard letters before. They are excellent on your layout. The sequins must have taken ages but look so appropriate. Great layouts.

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