Tuesday, April 22, 2008

One kit- many layouts!!!

I know that I am late posting today. I was catching up on errands and visiting with my grandfather in the nursing home. But I have lots to share!!! I have made 17 scrapbook layouts and 3 cards since Saturday!!!! And the cool part- it didn't take long at all!!! I have a couple tips for you:

1. Find a layout you like (in a magazine, on a blog or other online gallery, idea book, etc) and use it over and over. Change the patterned paper and/or embellishments. Change the color combo. But keep the same layout! No need to start from scratch with every layout! So while all the measurements are fresh in your head- browse through your pics and see if you have another set that will work with the layout.

2. Buy coordinating products!!! That means- buy products made by the same company. I usually buy all of my scrapbooking products from Stampin' Up! Then I know that the colors will match. But if you go to a scrapbook store and you find patterned paper that you like- see if they have embellishments, alphabets, and cardstock to match. This will make creating so much faster later!

OK- now on to some layouts! Now be prepared- I did not use Stampin' Up! products on these pages!!! I have had a kit from SEI since before Christmas and I pulled it out over the weekend and made multiple layouts with the supplies.

I did not use any supplies that didn't come in the kit!!! And I still have lots of patterned paper and a couple sheets of cardstock left! I love that I was able to make a Thanksgiving page with the Christmas kit!! So which page is your favorite????

Come back tomorrow because I am going to show you several scrapbook pages made using the same general layout.

Now get some photos out and get scrappin'!


Sara said...

WOW 17 layouts?? are you kidding me? That's fantastic! What a great idea to get those pages done. All of your pages look great!

Anonymous said...

MAN, I am soooo jealous of all the layouts you got done! WOW!!! I have all my scrapbook stuff out but whenever I sit down to work I end up making cards or visiting splitcoast and next thing I know, it's time for bed! :(
I definitely need some of your motivation!!!!
Your pages look great!