Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Scrapbook Process: Solve the Puzzle

Do you ever feel that creating a layout is like putting a puzzle together? Except harder, because you can't look at the box and see what the finished product looks like. You gather pieces, decide where to start and hope it all goes together in a way that makes you happy. At least it seems like that to me sometimes. Take the layout I made today, for example.

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I selected photos, patterned paper and Thickers, but it wasn't until I created my title that I knew how to put the rest of the page together. Then everything fell into place quickly. I never know at what point in my process it's going to be smooth sailing. That is both the pleasure and frustration of scrapping.

You can see my entire process in this YouTube video. Yes, I'm finally back to making videos! It's been a while. I feel like we are finally settling in after the move and this is tangible proof.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel if watching that way is more convenient. What's your process like these days? Anyone else putting puzzles together?


  1. I'm looking forward to watching your video! I agree with the idea that creating a page is like a puzzle. It sure is!

  2. I love the title and the layout! Off to watch your video!

  3. Love the alphas you've used!...fab layout
    Alison xx

  4. Wonderful page design and great use of color, Sue!

  5. I love those letters too. Your layouts are always so lovely and balanced. Michelle t

  6. Well, actually, we just finished a puzzle today! LOL And I've been completing lots of layouts using sketches lately - it is like a puzzle, but I get to chose which pieces I want to use! Your layout turned out great!

  7. I agree: sometimes putting a layout together is like a puzzle! I often get started and think, usually about halfway through, though I don't always realize I'm only at the halfway point, "this is going to be boring," or "I don't really like this." But when I stay with it, have fun with it, keep adding pieces, I almost always wind up happy with the end result.


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