Saturday, May 5, was National Scrapbook Day. It seems nearly every scrapbooking website, store or anyone else remotely associated with scrapbooking had an event going on. I joined in an online event at Big Picture Classes. Over the next week, I’m going to be sharing my pages from the event.
Before I get going, I want to share my philosophy for such things. For these events (or anything with a quick period of time), I do 8.5x11 pages. Simple reason: one step in my scanner and I’m done! Unlike shooting pictures of my 12x12 pages and editing them (which is about a nine step time consuming process), I can scan and post in about 30 seconds instead of 15 minutes. Yup, it’s a no brainer to me.
My second philosophical belief (yes, it’s really that deep – I take this stuff seriously : ) ) is this: These challenges are not about creating magazine pieces or true works of art. They are about completing pages and telling a story. This is not the place for perfection. Regardless, I am sharing these pages with you because I think that in my lack of perfection on the following pages, you might be inspired! Yes, it’s okay to create pages that won’t have the editors of the magazines running to your door. Yes, it’s okay to do simple pages, all with one product line. Yes, it’s okay for your pages to be similar. It’s okay, because after all, this hobby didn’t originate after the idea that “I scrapbook because I want to be published”. It originated because it was about the memories, story and photos. Period.
That being said, the first page I’m going to share was for the challenge to use two pictures that span a period of time (I laughed because that was one of the challenges I issued on this here blog a while back!) I created this page with all pieces of paper I pulled from my scrap bin. Uh huh! (Remind me to later share my scrap organization).
Design Tip: Consistent margins While I’m now noticing this page isn’t perfectly centered in the scan, the margins around the outside of the patterned paper as well as the checked matting are the same. This creates harmony and consistency, avoiding confusion of not knowing where to look because of uneven spacing.
Price Per Page: $ (less than $2)
Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper, stickers), American Crafts Thickers, Petaloo Flowers
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