Thursday Layout.


[ supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; supplies from Jenni Bowlin: trendy journal cards; patterned paper; die cut mini cards; felt letter stickers: American Crafts; stamps from Fontwerks: "check this out", polka arrow (discontinued) ]

A sneak peek at the month of May. I love this kind of page - a look at each of our experiences separately but still together. For my journaling I simply opened up my calendar on the computer and looked back at what we have done so far this month. How cool would it be to do one simple page like this each month?

Often we think scrapbooking has to be so complicated; that we have to get all our stuff out in order to create because we think we need all that stuff. Grab some paper, adhesive, photos, and something to write with and get to work.

 The basics:

1. Trim photos to 2.5 inches x 4 inches (same size as the Jenni Bowlin cards).

2. Align photos & journaling cards across the page. Place the die cut cards along the edges last (trim off excess that goes over the side of the page).

3. Pick three sections to pop up on foam squares. I think giving a couple elements a bit of dimension is one of my favorite simply techniques right now. I popped up "may," "us," and "08."

4. Do a bit of stamping (C, S, and A for each of our initials) + handwrite your journaling + put it in a page protector + move on to the next story.


For those of you looking for Photoshop tutorials, here is a good one from One Little Word on creating photo strips. It is pretty much the same process as I go through in creating a photo gathering.

[ Look for a new weekend creative project tomorrow. ]

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