I used the sketch from Creative Scrappers #277 which was perfect to make this layout.
This was a 1 photo layout so I went through my current envelope of pictures I had recently had developed and found this one of the kids :) Perfect photo to scrap.
Step 1 was to get a white, cream or tan color cardstock.
Step 2 was to do something to the background: mist, stamp, paint etc
I chose to mist the background:
The next step was interesting to pick out 2 different patten papers and use it to embellish the page. There were so many questions asked about this one: mine was if I can use it for a paper strip with a punched edge. Yes! I got the go ahead so mine consisted if the letter border with the punched edge and the scallop punch out piece of the number pattern paper.
The next step was something flat, something long, something 3d and something with words on it:
The last step was to include lines of journaling that I added to the project life card I even added the lines to write on.
If you ever want to try something out of your comfort zone this is one way to do it. But boy was it alot of fun and not my regular style layout. Another thing I learned about speed scrap that I am well blessed with organizing my supplies I was able to easily find the stuff I needed and also to come to find out I can tweak my organizing a bit by having like things together so there is only one place to look for that item when I need it :) Of course I couldn't have put it together that fast if it wasn't for haveing my counterfeit kit there within reach of for the layout.