Monday, April 1, 2013

My Scrapbook Process: Quick & Easy

For this Peek At My Process, I started with a photo of our son with my parents that was taken at his high school graduation (gulp) ten years ago. This page came together rather quickly by my standards. Here's how I kept it simple.


Step #1: Pulled some kraft cardstock and patterned paper based on the colors in the photos. Decided on photo placement, jotted some journaling ideas.


Step #2: First layer includes patterned paper cut in basic shapes, one border punch and the photo matted on white card stock and vellum, given a slight tilt. (sorry for the dark photo; basement remodel is messing with my lighting)


Step #3: Placed a simple title below the photo. The small green letter stickers are from Dear Lizzy's release last year, still a good fit with her newest collection. The white Thickers provide a contrasting font and dimension. That was easy!


Step #4: Finished embellishing this block with addition patterned paper, chipboard and flair. Loving flair these days. Pre-made embellishments are a big time saver.

Step #5: Placed the journaling at the top LH corner of the page. My trusty typewriter is faster than computer journaling and printing. Sprinkled a few buttons, and that's it!


Collection Featured: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm

I added a little hand stitching for the finishing touch.  It takes extra time, but while I am sewing, I catch up on videos from Two Peas or this new self-paced class from Get It Scrapped!
Sometimes a fast and easy layout just does the trick. The key is to get the photo, title and journaling down without over-thinking, play with paper and pre-made embellishments just a bit and call it a day. How do you whip up a page and keep it simple?

13 comments:

  1. I really liked getting a glimpse of your process. Your attention to the little details is inspiring. I don't do that often enough.

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  2. Interesting color combination. The darker color really anchors your grouping. I like the half triangle squares and their embellishments. Thanks for sharing your process!

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  3. love this layout sue! just perfect

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  4. I love seeing how your pages come together, Sue. The kraft background is the perfect backdrop to the elements on the page.

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  5. Love this Sue! Thanks for sharing your process! Love the sewing and the typewritten journaling! Perfect touches to the layout!

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  6. Great layout, love the glimpse at your process :)

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  7. awww~~ love the layout and seeing your process!

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  8. Love seeing the process! This turned out great. Love the scattering of buttons at the journaling block. :)

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  9. love the layout .. color combo very different.. but nice.. thanks for sharing..

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  10. Great layout...love the colours you close...always love some kraft on a page!
    You did a great job making it fast...it doesn't look like a fst page at all...looks well planned and executed!

    I can't ever make a fast page...have trouble making decisions!

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  11. Awesome page Sue!! Love the use of the Lucky Charm and the Flair buttons look great on the quilted square design. Love the little bit of stitching you used to add some texture to your page!

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  12. The stitching and flairs make this page so pretty!

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  13. Another amazing page, the colour cobo is really striking

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