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'!