Happy Saturday! We are so glad you are stopping by to share in another sketch from our June 2006 gallery, Why We Scrapbook. This week, we are sketching from one of our original founders, the always talented, Elizabeth Dillow. Here is our original layout, This is What I Do.
And here is the sketch it made.
Our first layout from Marnie maintains most of the elements of the original sketch, with the only change being the lower embellishment cluster being moved to the top.
The second layout is 12x12 with the center circle graph being transformed into a single circle and made smaller for increased white space. The title was also circled up to the topside to balance the cluster being moved downward.
Thank you for stopping by! Stay warm and enjoy the sketch!
Hi everyone! It's Aliza here sharing a layout that has been sitting on my desk, unfinished, for weeks and weeks. And even more weeks. I had the title, and the photo, and even the background paper ready to go since December. And then I went into high gear planning and preparing for my son's Bar Mitzvah. ( I tend to throw this tibit into coversation often.) Now that the Bar Mitzvah is finally a warm, fuzzy, pleasant memory, I can go back to every day living and crafting.
Yesterday at church I heard one of my friends griping about how much she hates January. “It’s cold and dreary and smoggy,” she was saying, “and you can’t do anything outside. You’re just stuck in your house.”
Which really is precisely the reason I sort of love January. It’s cold and dreary and smoggy, and no one expects you to get anything really productive done. What’s not to love about a month of staying home and getting other stuff done?
The love of staying home is the topic of this layout, and reading her words gave me just the kick I needed to finally type up some words, and glue everything down.
If you're a homebody like me, I say, celebrate that fact!
I hope ypu enjoy your weekend whether you choose to stay in or go out.
I loved Diane's post yesterday. Maybe it's the big hair (and I don't just mean Diane's!!) and maybe it was the nostalgia. But it got me thinking about times' past.
Combined with the overarching theme of decades, I went looking for a picture from 10 years ago and a recent one. Looking at them together, I got to dreaming about life ten years from now. I realized that the changes from the past ten years aren't going to hold a candle to those that are coming! Egad. I will admit that there might have been some crying attached to the making of this layout.
To help me keep the elements all organized, I made use of one of Crystal Wilkerson's page templates. I do like how it helped me with repeating elements and allowed the next ten years to have a place of prominence even though there are no photos.
I hope that this gives you an idea for documenting a decade of your life, too! You may want to keep some kleenex nearby if you choose to make your own. Creator beware!
Thank you for stopping! I hope you have a wonderful day!!
Since the gallery was about decades I thought it would be fun to scrapbook a photo from back when my husband and I were dating in the late 80's...big hair and all!
Life sure is easier without all those perms and big hair of the day, but I sure do miss those sweet carefree dating days. With Valentine's Day just around the corner I decided to use the photo to tell the story of what life was like for us when we were dating. How old we were, how we lived, what we ate, the things we were into. Things I wish I would know more about from my parents and grandparents.
I pulled out my pinked circle punch to create the fun grid and filled some in with love themed products. Those cute conversation hearts really remind me of my childhood.
My journaling is written on the tag and tucked behind the photo.
I hope you will take a look at your photos from decades past and take the time to remember some of those fun little details that seem to slip away.