Greetings From Guam

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Snapshots Feature

Hi everyone, Susie here! When I first got a sneak peek at the new SnapShots™ stickers from Paper House, I immediately fell in love with them! I also complained that they were going to “steal my magic!” I think that one of the things that make my collage style layouts different is including lots of pictures in a variety of sizes. I am also really a little cuckoo about taking supporting photos of the details surrounding events. Well, now Paper House has done that for everybody!

Greetings from Guam- Susie Bentz

My layout today is the perfect example. I wanted to scrap pictures from my father’s time in Guam in 1945. He was a radio/sonar guy on the USS Trutta during WWII, and I have an entire photo album of pictures of his submarine buddies at Camp Dealybut they are all black and white. I started by distressing the edges and arranging them in the center of a paper from the Endless Summer Paper Pad. Interesting, but…

Greetings from Guam- Susie Bentz

…look what happens when I add these little pops of color: a SnapShot™ of a tropical beach, and another of a compass on a map. They help to set the scene and add much needed visual *pop*! You can also see the mixed media look of the background paper; it's like teal glitter paint was stenciled through a piece of punchinella. Very cool!

Greetings from Guam- Susie Bentz

Below that is a wonderful photo my dad took from the beach, with one of his friends looking out to see the Trutta floating in the distance. I added some much needed color with a strip of washi tape and another SnapShot™ of a sun-kissed beachI love the tiny tags that are clipped onto some of the images!

Greetings from Guam- Susie Bentz

I used a second strip of washi tape and a final SnapShot™ in the upper right of the layout. This one is of a camera and is situated between pictures my dad took of a native of Guam and a group of fellow sailors. The sun is from one of the new Cork’d™ embellishments and was actually the last piece I added to the layout. It does a really good job of brightening up that upper corner!

Greetings from Guam- Susie Bentz

Smack in the middle of the layout I added a couple of 3D stickers. The palm tree plays a huge part in breaking up all that black and white in the center! Below, you can see I popped up this picture of my dad and added the 3D dog tag sticker. I used a little glue dot behind the photo to secure the chain in place.

Greetings from Guam- Susie Bentz

So, thanks to SnapShots™ from Paper House, I had a nice variety of pictures to help me tell this story. I always try to look beyond the themes to find the embellishments and papers that will work best.

Products Used:

Paper House Endless Summer Paper Pad
Paper House Endless Summer SnapShots™ Sticker
Paper House Explore SnapShots™ Sticker
Paper House Sunshine Cork'd™ Sticker
Paper House Owls Cork'd™ Sticker
Paper House Military Life 3D Sticker
Paper House Florida 3D sticker
Love My Tapes washi tape
Alpha stickers, tags

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Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find some time to play today!

Paper House - Susie Bentz

Posted in Scrapbooking Layouts By Tara Sturm


jean marmo

posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:00:47 AM America/New_York
Lovely layout!

Mary Holshouser

posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:05:35 AM America/New_York
the page really brightened up with the addition of the embellishments. I love that palm tree.
Beautiful layout. And great memories.
thanks for sharing

Carla Hundley

posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:38:37 AM America/New_York
Beautiful page and love the
snapshots on it. Wonderful
memories for you.
Carla from Utah


posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 2:21:20 AM America/New_York
Great layout. So perfectly embellished to compliment the photos.

Bev Code

posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 11:52:46 AM America/New_York
fabulous page.. great elements, layers and accents

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