Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Scrapbook Process: My Starting Points

I love Shimelle's Starting Point series, but confess I've rarely used one of her examples. Instead, I take my scraps and come up with my own starting points, like I did here with what's left of my Echo Park This and That Charming collection.

From this starting point, I added my photos, title and journaling.

A few embellishments later, and the page is finished!

It's pretty convenient that I have some products that were a great fit for a page about Phil's recent interest in wood working. Actually, he's always been interested, and now finally has some time and discretionary income to pursue this hobby.


The background paper, title letters and buttons all have a wood theme. I am especially loving the wooden buttons that are available now. I totally see myself stocking up on these!

So far, Phil's woodworking projects have found a place in my scrap room! He made these table easels a while back, and recently completed this little project to store my ink pads. Notice I have slots that still need to be filled...

But his next project is much bigger and very exciting. It's almost completed I can't wait to share it with you!

24 comments:

  1. Great LO for a great hobby. My Dad rekindled his woodworking when he retired - even tried his hand at carving a linen fold panel. And I have a couple girlfriends who've done it too. One even made her own bed!

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  2. Great LO for these pics..can't wait to see the latest project!
    Alison xx

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  3. Wonderful layout... I love it... hugs...xoxo

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  4. cute layout sue! and love the ink holder! very cool

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  5. Love your own starting point page. Great colors and perfect choices for the woodworking theme. He did a great job on your stamp pad cubbies and now you get to fill them up!

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  6. Oh I love what you did with this layout. So pretty!

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  7. Wow, it look like his hobby supports your hobby - sweet!

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  8. Great layout! Shimelle is one of my favorites.

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  9. Great starting point! I couldn't for the life of me create a page base without knowing what photos will be going on top!

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    1. Madeline, I did know what photos I was going to use, just not exactly where they were going to go. The first time I tried this it was a bit scary, but now I love it! There's so much freedom!

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  10. I love your layout and how you were able to pull the wood theme through so many items.

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  11. What a lovely project! What's the betting you'll be asking for a few paper trays next? I love the wooden buttons and that wood paper. Perfect

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  12. Great to see the before photos and after--- what a difference. Love it.

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  13. Fun getting to see your process. I wish my husband was handy. I love seeing all of the hand made desks and organizers out there.

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  14. Such a great layout, Sue!!!
    Perfect product for that topic :)

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  15. I was going to ask if you knew where your photos and journaling were going to go, but I see your answer above. The layout turned out wonderful. I love all the earthy colors in the collection you used. Great job your hubby did on the stamp shelf. Great job!

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  16. Great starting idea and finished layout. I start with a sketch, good for you.

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  17. what a fun idea! Love this concept of your own starting point! your LO came out great!!!!

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  18. So great how you went from your starting point to your finished layout.

    I'm in LOVE with your ink storage. I've been bugging Mike to make me something just like that :)

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  19. Great starting point, I may give it a try some time soon! I totally love your hubby's hobby, how convenient too!! And nice page!!

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  20. What a great idea to create your own Starting Point. Such a nice layout & a fantastic ink cabinet. I use an old cassette tape holder for my inks.

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  21. The paper/embellishment colors are perfect for the page's theme. Great job!

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  22. Love this page - great to see the progression and details too - what a talented hubby!

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