Today's post was completely inspired (and encouraged) by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Holly Krautkremer. She makes scrapbooking look so fun and easy!
I am in the process of working on a scrapbook of my beloved pup, Kayla, who passed away from cancer a few months ago. Armed with a scrapbooking magazine and a cup of coffee, I came across a sketch that really appealed to me. So, I went to work to create a 12x12 page that showcased the beautiful, brown eyes that always melted my heart.
The sketch is simple, but allows my sweet girl to be the focus of the page. The fun colors and patterns in the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper (#126922) pops off of the white background. I added a few flowers created with the Big Shot and the Blossom Party Original die (#115971) for some dimension. And that was it. Simple. Easy. Stress free.
Does this sketch look familiar? If you saw yesterday's post you might see the resemblance. Take a look at the side-by-side comparison:
Same sketch! I actually made the scrapbook page first. It didn't take long before I realized what a great card layout it would make too. I was really surprised how quickly both of them came together.
I know so many card makers that are intimidated by scrapbooking. I was one of them!
Keep it simple. Don't stress out over a layout or sketch or the amount of embellishments you have. As my friend, Holly, says, "Just have fun!"
Enjoy what is left of your weekend. Make some time to create something memorable!