Showing posts with label Simple Fridays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simple Fridays. Show all posts

Friday, July 24, 2009

Simple Friday #2

I love the idea of making simpler scrapbook pages so that I can make more productive use of my scrapping time. I liked last week's page but it was a little too simple for me since I really had to restrain myself to just using those few products and it was HARD!! This week's page is still relatively simple but a little more my style.

I pulled some Bo Bunny Alyssa paper from my stash, paired it with some recycled paper that I had sitting around, added a couple wallet-sized photos, a journal spot (also Bo Bunny)and a few embellishments, added my title and did a little doodling and voila! Still simple but not so plain.

I hope you have a great weekend! I'm off to play at the park with the kiddos and some family here visiting (yay! we're so excited to see Jamie, Zach and little Rachel) so I may not be on again today. I do have some great new pics of the girls I want to share with you but perhaps I can just put them on a layout tonight because I'll be scrapping for sure!!!
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Simple Friday #1

I mentioned yesterday that I would be starting something new today...Simple Fridays!

While I love to make frilly, layered pages I would also like to be able to get more of my pictures onto pages and into albums so I need to figure out a way to make my scrapping quicker so that I can get more done. Not that I am scrapbooking "just to get it done" but I have a big basket of pictures that are just waiting to be scrapped and that pile just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I guess I just don't want some of those little moments to be forgotten.

And, no, I am not going to change my style completely, I love layers and lots of embellishments and ribbons and buttons and things but some of my pages, at least the ones for Simple Fridays, are going to be more on the simple side.

Take this page, for instance. I limited the amount of supplies I could use and kept the design about as simple as I could. I did cut these pretty butterflies out of the Jillibean Soup patterned paper but that was the most time consuming thing. All in all it took about 20 minutes to make this page. Not too bad, huh? If I could make all of my pages this quickly I'd get so much more done. Some layouts just take more time to put together. I maybe would have added more to this one but wanted to keep it nice and simple. And, the pics are just 2- 4x6 ones.

Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper x 3, Cherry Arte background polka dot paper (from June AC Bailey kit), white American Crafts Thickers, black pen, staples. Oh, and my Fiskars scallop edge punch.

What are your plans for the weekend? We are having a pajama party and will be watching a movie together as a family. And, as Sarah says, "you can't have a pajama party without treats" so we're going this morning to shop for the yummiest treats we can find. The girls have been so good lately so this is our reward to them. What sweet children we have. I am so lucky.

Have a happy Friday!!