Monday, June 24, 2013

Inspired By...Masterful Scrapbook Design

The current issue of Masterful Scrapbook Design, Make It Mean, has been inspiring me with wonderful layouts that go beyond the obvious in meaning and detail. Since I have a substantial collection of older photos, an article written by Emily Pitts immediately caught my attention. "5 Ways to Find A Story" (when you really have no idea why this photo was taken) prompted me to create these two pages.

This humble piece of wood veneer was the inspiration for a layout about my great-grandfather.

By creating my page around a phrase I remember him saying frequently, I was able to focus on his personality and capture a bit of who he was, at least as I remember him. Love that.


Collection Featured: My Mind's Eye Kate & Co. Oxford Lane
This photo of my grandfather in 1936 with his new car inspired multiple stories. On this page, the journaling reads:
     I can tell Grandpa Bump is proud of his new car. No doubt he worked hard and saved money to buy it. By the time I came along, he was a successful business owner. Even when we were kids, he wanted us to earn a little money and was always happy to hear we were putting some in the bank, saving for that proverbial rainy day. (...or maybe a new car)
I have already scrapped this photo again for a July assignment, so you'll see it on a new layout next month. Since this is an older photo that was scanned, I can print and scrap it as many times as I want! Do you have stack of older photos? Are you ready to find a story or two?

As wonderful as the Make It Mean issue is, I'm eagerly anticipating the release of Grids and Blocks on July 10th. Can't wait to dive into that one!


20 comments:

  1. Striking pages, both of them. It's a very inspiring issue..no doubt about it!

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  2. Definitely want to read that article. It is so hard to know what to say about these great old photos. Love how you used a favorite phrase for your page, particularly incorporating the wood veneer piece. Clever!

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  3. super pages!! you rocked the vintage photos

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful article. I know I can use all of the inspiration I can get when it comes to scrapping most of the vintage photos in my possession. Fabulous pages, Sue!

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  5. Love these pages. Wonderfully done with those special vintage photos!

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  6. Lucky you to have some many older photos. These layouts are both wonderful!

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  7. Lovely pages and great photos to have!

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  8. Love these pages Sue! Your designs are always so amazing!

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  9. Great ideas! I will definitely check out that article. I've been using Oxford Lane recently, too - it's a fun change from my normal paper choices. I think you've worked it beautifully here.

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  10. Love both pages! The colors and papers fit perfectly with the photos.

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  11. Wow, love both of these layouts! Fabulous design on both!

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  12. Amazing first page! Love the colors.

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  13. Great pages, Sue!
    I saw the second one in the gallery at 2p's earlier today and left you some praise :)

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  14. Awesome pages! I love the first one especially, I need to do those kinds of layouts more.

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  15. Sue, these pages are absolutely wonderful and I love that you used the article as a jumping off point for your old photos. Thanks for letting me know, it makes me feel happy :)

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  16. Great designs! LOVE how you used the circles!

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  17. Your blog give many information thanks for share this informative article.

    Heidi Swapp

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