Well, it’s time for another Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop with Designers Choice as I share a quick scrapbook page featuring the Layering Alphabet Bundle along with the Artisan Textures Stamp Set. Join me each month on the 3rd Sunday of the Month for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop.
This months theme is Designer Choice! So, welcome to the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop!
Quick, Simple Scrapbooking
Lined Alphabet Bundle
Today, I’m sharing a fairly simple scrapbook page. The details are simple with not a lot of extra embellishments. Instead, I focused primarily on the photos, title, and journaling.
Also, did you notice the handwritten journaling? Since I’m traveling I do not have access to a printer. Therefore, it meant I needed to handwrite the journaling for this scrapbook page or leave it unfished… Ugh, I really DO NOT like my handwriting but I did it!
Why? Because I wanted you to see that I handwrote my journaling.
Writing your Story!
Journaling can be scary. But, you don’t need to stress because journaling is about your story and what you want to share. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
- Mix it up! Journaling can be a few words on one page or take up most of the page.
- Typed, handwritten, or stamped; think about mixing it up on your scrapbook pages!
- Don’t forget to add a date and identify individuals in the photos.
- Minimal journaling is also fine, or consider hiding the journaling.
Journaling Ideas… revisited!
Last month, I shared this wonderful list for journaling ideas. I’ve left the list since it really is helpful with the journaling process.
- Keep in mind that there is NO right or wrong way to add journaling to a scrapbook page!
- Struggling to express your thoughts or tell the story behind the photos, consider using a famous quote.
- Better yet, use a personal quote.
- Write down the first 10 words that come to mind when looking at your photo(s)!
- Use the word dump you just created to create a bullet list as your journaling.
- Interview the person or people in the photo and use that as your journaling.
- Don’t be afraid to ask others to contribute to the journaling on a page.
- Do you use a calendar? Consider keeping notes from the days’ event that you can then refer back to when you scrapbook your photos.
- Use your creativity… Consider filing a report to explain the event being scrapbooked.
- Write a poem to express your feelings about the photo or event.
- Keep in mind that you want to evoke strong feelings in your writing.
Mud Puddle Scrapbooking Page
I’ve been wanting to scrapbook these photos for a while and I actually have more photos from this event but they still need to be printed. Last year, I visited fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Andrea Tracy-Tucker. A Severe Thunderstorm blew through the area just before I arrived bringing a deluge of rain and hail.
In fact, I almost got caught in the hail storm that had hailed as big as baseballs. As I was coming in towards town, I slowed down to a crawl as I could see the green haze. Thankfully I only drove into hail that was Pea sized and I had no damage.
Then, when I arrived at Andrea’s house, all the kids were outside running around and jumping in this HUGE Mud Puddle. Caleb wasn’t certain at first but eventually joined in the fun. It was lots of fun watching him lose his fear and with lots of assurance from me, jump into the puddle.
Designers Choice Scrapbook Page
Originally, my plan was to work ahead but I ran out of time. So, I brought a few different photos with me. The Mud Puddle photos were exactly what I wanted to create a scrapbook page around for today’s Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop.
The base is Whisper White 12″ x 12″ cardstock with an added layer of the Lemon Lime Twist from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Serie Paper. I love the bright contrast of the Lemon Lime Twist against the photos featuring the mud puddle.
In the background, I used the Artisan Textures Stamp Set to highlight the mud puddle theme. Then the use of Sahara Sand also ties into the Mud Puddle theme with the title and background stamping. The final touch besides the journaling is the addition of the enamel arrows from the Best Route Enamel Shapes.
SUNNYGIRLSCRAPS TIPS AND TRICKS:
- Simplicity! You don’t always need to add a lot of extra elements to create a fun scrapbook page.
- Designer Series Paper can add just a pop of color and accent the photos.
- On occasion, you really need to handwrite the journaling.
- Use what you have.
Mud Puddle Scrapbook Page Details:
- I am using Whisper White 12″ x 12″ for the scrapbook page base.
- On the Whisper White scrapbook page base, I stamped a background using the Artisan Textures Stamp Set with Sahara Sand Classic Ink.
- The Lemon Lime Twist Stripe measures 4″ x 12″ and is from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper.
- I matted the photos on Whisper White Paper and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- The “Puddle” is stamped using the Lined Alphabet Stamp Set with Sahara Sand Classic Ink then die cut with the coordinating Layering Alphabet Edgelits.
- Once the Puddle was die cut with the edgelits, you still need to use paper snips to finish cutting out the letters.
- I stamped the “Mud” using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set.
- Next, I added the journaling that I handwrote using the Stampin’ Up! Journaling Pens.
- Finally, I added the enamel arrows from the Best Route Enamel Shapes embellishment pack.
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