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Scrapbooking Starting Point :: Pink & Grey

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Starting a new week with fresh energy and bountiful intentions. How are you this find morning? And would you fancy a scrapbook starting point, perhaps?

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This starting point and resulting page comes from this month’s kits at JBS Mercantile. This includes elements from both the main kit and the minibook kit. (There are still a few of the main kits left. The mini has sold out, I’m afraid, but many of the items from that kit can be found here.)

Somewhat odd for my layouts recently, this actually requires two sheets of cardstock: one 12×12 for the background and one cut smaller to mat the two patterned paper boxes in the centre of the page. That full area in the middle pieces together to be 11.5 inches wide and 10.5 inches tall. Then a gathering of patterned paper scraps, a journaling card and some washi tape forms the start to the embellishment. But where will you go from here? Is that the space for writing, the title or more layers of pretty paper?

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In this case, that spot was just right for the title, and a few more layers of paper both here and at the top left balanced things out, leaving room to add writing on the green patterned paper above the title. I’d been toying with how to write about these pictures without my album starting to have a sort of farmers’ almanac twist since the pink trees turn up in my photos every spring. Then I realise the farmers’ almanac was actually pretty nifty as it goes – so each year it will document that little bit of perspective on the weather and the seasons and so forth. This year there was very little of the pink on blue and instead pink on grey, with many of the cherry blossoms struggling through since we had one week of really warm weather followed by a cold front and freezing rain. In the end I photographed these under an umbrella in a downpour because I was afraid the rain would bring all the blossoms down, but I did manage to get a few blue sky shots the next morning when we had about two hours of sunshine. So yes, apparently I’m now so engrained in British culture that I will scrapbook the weather. Next: a page about queueing, obviously.

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We’ve actually had two starting points since I last posted a round-up, so here are a few favourites from those two. Click the corresponding link to take a closer look and get to know the scrappers behind these pages: one, two, three and four.

If you use this week’s starting point to create a scrapbook page of your own, I’d love for you to share it here!



21 May 2012



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13 Comments for Scrapbooking Starting Point :: Pink & Grey

  1. Anne Says:

    Great, great great ideas. Doing a small album at the moment and some of these will be fantastic in it. Thanks!

  2. KimberlyMarie Says:

    Fabulous LO, I love layers and how you put it all together!

  3. Kim Thomas Says:

    Great layout. I haven’t visited your blog lately, and I’m glad I did. Thank you for posting it on fb. Take care. :)

  4. Natalie G Says:

    Oh goody – starting points are back! Yay, Shimelle!

  5. Glen Says:

    I love the layered look Shimelle. Love the design too. TFS. Glen

  6. Jersey Girl Anne Says:

    I love your starting points. Thanks for having one this week!

  7. Judy S Says:

    Shimelle – Do you ever have any Starting Points, classes, etc for two-pagers?

  8. shimelle Says:

    Judy, there are some two page layouts in my Hitchhiker’s Guide workshop and there are several two page videos in the 4×6 Photo Love series (linked at the left). I don’t scrap enough two page layouts to make a whole class on just that. Eventually some may sneak into the Starting Points posts, but it always comes down to what I’m scrapping at the time as they are always the basis for whatever real pages I am working on at the time. :) Hope that helps!

  9. Gia Thompson Says:

    Love the inspiration I get from your work. Your style really speaks to me. Keep it up Shimelle!

  10. Danz Says:

    That’s so funny! How about complaining about meals, but not mentioning said complaint when asked by a server. Deffinitley layout worthy ;)

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