Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Scrapbook Process: Gathering Supplies

Time to start a new layout! My first step is always some photos, a story, and a design inspiration. Cat is optional. But Lucky does enjoy being my helper.


I've been experimenting with limiting product to make my process flow more smoothly. Starting this page with patterned paper (Bo Bunny Olivia), some cardstock and a border punch. The colors in the photos usually influence my color choices.
Adding some lettering from my trusty Thickers stash and newer Bella Boulevard Sophisticates. Journaling tags pulled from Bo Bunny, October Afternoon and Little Yellow Bicycle.
And finally some embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle, Basic Grey, Jenni Bowlin and some miscellaneous buttons. That should do it!
I think this is my favorite part: playing with the paper and getting a basic design on the page. First time using my new border punch. These things are so addictive!
Voila!
Still working on my layering techniques, but I like how this turned out.
I pulled all my supplies very early in the process because I know stopping in the middle to hunt for more stuff bogs me down and zaps the mojo. What about your process? Do you gather everything at once or in stages? Do you make yourself stick with a certain amount of supplies or always go back for more? 

18 comments:

  1. Neat Layout!!! The colors just pop!!!...fantabulous... hugs...xoxo

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  2. Lovely layout and you have some gorgeous little details. I know what you mean about border punches. I can't wait to get using my new doily border punch I got in the post yesterday.
    Do you mind if I make a suggestion? Where you have the button next to the words 'family ties', it might be neat to have a thread through the button and tied on top.
    Your layering is great.

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  3. Looks like your new process is working for you! I love to pull product first, too -- I find I think a little harder about my choices instead of just grabbing what's easiest. I will go back for more, though, if I think something I just can't go without!

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  4. What a lucky daughter-in-law to have such a nice layout about her! Thanks for sharing your process!
    Oh and I have a trusty Thicker stash, too :) Aren't they the best?

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  5. Awww, what a sweet LO! I love that you did it about your DIL & that punch totally makes the it awesome!!

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  6. great job and i love the tags.

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  7. Fantastic layout! I love seeing how people put together their pages. Mine never seemed to be quite so organized.

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  8. I totally agree about the border punches being addictive! This is a lovely page. I pull everything to start with too, then lay it all out before adhering anything.

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  9. Lovely layout - thanks for showing the steps :)

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  10. What a sweet layout! Love the pp. Maybe I need to come up with a better process. I usually pick out paper based on my picture and start digging into my stash as I go. But I like the idea of digging into the stash first, I'll have to try that!

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  11. love the layout! the colors, the negative space, the variety! its great!

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  12. Sue, great layout! Thanks for the peek at your process. Even when I am working from a kit, I still will stop in the middle to pull some more embellishments. It seems as though what I gather up ahead of time is never completely right.

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  13. Love the layout! I love seeing other people's processes. I pretty much follow the same process but recently I've been trying color combo's as a starting point. I try to pull stuff in the beginning so I'm not totally overwhelmed by all my supplies....I need to purge some things again...stash is big again!

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  14. I go back for more; I have the basics when I start, but as I go, I pull embellishments. I love to see how others create!

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  15. Great layout! I admire you organization. I pick my photos and paper. If I really have a stamp I want I'll get that. But I'd love to pull it together in the beginning.

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  16. Thanks for the peek ;) love the way this turned out! I think need some new border punches now...

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  17. Gorgeous layout! It did turn out great. Love the colors and papers. I tend to pull stuff out ahead of time and keep it all together until I'm ready to work. I am thrilled if I just use what I pull but sometimes the layout just *needs* something so I will hunt until I'm happy. :)

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