“Lens Lover” Scrapbook Layout
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“Lens Lover” Scrapbook Layout

Are always taking pictures?

You’re always the one behind the lens?

I know that for me, I’m usually the one taking pictures. That’s ok because I’ve always loved taking photos and playing with my camera.  I find it exciting to see the shots that I’ve captured from a little afternoon hike or a family vacation.  Plus I always yearn to learn more about taking better photos.

So I decided to create a layout about me & my camera.


LensLoverLOcopy| Cari Locken for Silhouette copy


closeangle|Cari Locken for Silhouette


I used the Sketch Pens & Washi Tape on this layout.

First of all, I used it on my title.  I cut the title out of the chevron design Washi Tape.  I then offset the title and cut out the larger image from some black Adhesive Backed Cardstock.   I kept the white backing on the Washi Tape (so that it didn’t get washed out from the black card stock) and adhered it to the black card stock.


Washitape title|Cari Locken for Silhouette


I used very small strips of the heart design Washi Tape along the top & bottom edges of my layout. Very simple but adds just the right amount of colour on the white background to make the page ‘pop’ a bit.


journalclose|Cari Locken for Silhouette


I then used the ‘oh-so-fun’ Sketch Pens.  I love using these!

I went into the sketch window and selected ‘plain’.  (this creates a clean sketch of the image).

I then selected ‘Charcoal’ from the Fill Window. It fills in the image with these lines.


camerasketch|Cari Locken for Silhouette


In order to have a red coloured heart I ungrouped the entire image.  Then selected the heart shape and chose a ‘red’ colour from the LINE window.


In the CUT SETTING window I clicked on the heart shape and chose NO CUT.  This way only the camera would be sketched in black.  When it was done I selected NO CUT for the camera shape and then selected CUT for the heart, changed the sketch pen to red and voila!


heartsketch|Cari Locken for Silhouette


Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


CAMEO Cutting Mat


adhesive cardstock

sketch pen starter kit

essentials 12 in. x 12 in. adhesive cardstock 16-pack

Adhesive Corrugated Paper

Assorted Rhinestones - clear, metallic, black

Adhesive Washi Sheets

Kraft Paper


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  1. Love it! Very clever layout.

  2. I adore this page, Cari! The subject, the colors, the sketching, the smattering of rhinestones. Beautiful!

  3. you do such good work. So beyond my creative abilities!

  4. very nice

  5. Your layout is amazing! Being a camera bug as well, I may have to scrap lift some of your ideas…thank you for sharing!

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