Last weekend, National Scrapbooking Day, I help The Scrap Kitchen (Facebook) celebrate NSD by following along a trail of incredible, inspirational blogs. I get comfortable at times in my own little circle of blog or places to draw inspiration and I see my layouts begin to take on some of the same features. That's okay and matter-of-fact it's great at times. But it is also great to shake it up with learning something new.
I was inspired by a layout I found on the Basic Grey blog that I was lead to by one of the blogs I hopped to. Although I did not use Basic Grey (whom I love as well) I did find inspiration in Pamela Young's layout The Difference. I knew this layout would be cool with my Red Album Project.
About the layout...What I learned: don't use printable transparency for your journaling unless you have a creative way to use it. I knew better but I did not want to use my handwriting, so I did not get the same feel as Pamela's. But I did love making the squares.
About the Red Album Project....What I learned: fuzzy photos are much better than no photos! Use them.
Bo Bunny's Flower Child; Ali Edwards' rub-on title; antique buttons; Graphic 45 chipboard buttons; Tattered Angels stamp for clock face; impression Obsession background stamp Corduroy; Rangers Archival Black and Coffee inks.
I know this is a long list but I wanted to share with you the blogs I hopped to last weekend. They are all different styles, personalities, tutorials, etc. within this list of blogs. I highly encourage you to check out the blogs, follow where you can, leave comments to encourage (let them know you came from here...it would just be a nice thing...thanks); bookmark a few, etc. Have some fun. Be Inspired!
Leave a comment and let me know about that something special that you find.
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Have a Crafty Day!
Gratitude List1. Ruth
2. inspiration from Connie to go antiquing often
3. God's grace and certain mercy each moment of my life
4. God's hand of love and protection on my grandchildren and children alike
5. beautiful weather