Back in 2011, I had a guest post on Shimelle.com all about ideas using Polaroids. And I've pinned a lot of pages with Polaroid-inspired designs and papers on Pinterest. Sadly I've never owned a Polaroid camera and I think it's unlikely that I will, but that doesn't mean I can't use the theme anyway :D
It's been a while since I used Polaroid's though, so I thought that for my November Pinspiration, had better be that. I had a look at my scrapbooking Pinterest board for layouts I had liked using this idea. I particularly loved Corrie's page and Geralyn's layout. And then I took those ideas and made my own page with Polaroids.
Being the only girl on a school trip with all male staff and all boys was...interesting. Sometimes I would be one of the guys, playing cards, having a drink and, apparently, answering to the name Smitty. Don't ask. At other times, they would fall over themselves to let me get on the school coach first in a No-No-After-You-Miss-Smith sort of a way. Seriously guys, make your minds up. There are perks to being the token X-chomosome, however. Your own (double) room.
I love that this is essentially a take on a grid design, but it still has movement down the page. I also popped some of the little Polaroids up on foam pads to create dimension. The Polaroid frames came from a sheet of Studio Calico paper but I cut out the middles and backed them with patterned paper from October Afternoon's Woodland Park line.
And then what page isn't complete with a paperclip, some flair and a little ink?
P.S. You can see here for my original Pinspiration post - I intend to hop on Pinterest once a month and craft something that is inspired by pictures I've pinned over there.
P.P.S. Watched "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists last night. Excellent times :D