For the most part I try to feature projects using current stamp sets, colors, papers etc. Once in a while I just like to visit old friends - after all you all have many of the items in your cupboards and it's nice for you to see a project to inspire to use what you already have.
This is another one of those cute "memory folders" - I've shown you some others recently and I' hope you've enjoyed them. Have you ever thought of doing something like this and just taking pictures of your "favorite things" and making a memory folder of those? Why not give it a try.
If you haven't visited page 71 of our new catalog, please do -there are some really cute ideas using these sets on there and I know you're going to love the Melon Mambo Patterns Designer Series Paper that is featured there.
Have you ever looked at a scrapbook page that's a work of art, but the problem is that it's the work of art you see first and not the picture? When it comes to scrapbooking I want the first thing you see to be the picture.
Journaling is another one of those things that doesn't always come naturally to me...... The way I think of it is - If I could stand next to the person looking at the picture and tell them about it, what would I say, then I journal that, or maybe there is a fun story that goes with the picture and so I try to journal that.
I don't consider myself a "scrapbooker" - I just happen to like "scrapbooking" and so I just apply lessons I've learned through life into my scrapbooking - for example, my Mom said when you are building a flower arrangement always use odd numbers and the rule of three for colors, so when I stamp I use odd numbers of the same image and when I'm choosing colors I generally use three colors or three shades - you can always add more later.
I didn't create the page below, but I just wanted to show you how simple pages can be and how nice it is that the photo is the feature and the page just enhances it.
I need to show you more projects using these cute envelopes created with the Big Shot because every time someone sees them, they get rave remarks and you wouldn't believe how easy they are to create....
It's difficult to show you in the picture, but the inside of this card is the same as the butterfly one I showed you a few days ago and when you open it, "Stampin' Up!" looks like it's floating, these are so much fun to give and receive.
Stay tuned, I have a few more examples to show you in the coming days....