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Scrapbooking with a supply you've been saving

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
I’m not currently keeping an everyday documentation type of album – no Project Life, no daily anything really – but because I file my pages chronologically, sometimes I find gaps that need a few events on one page to give a bit of perspective. We are currently one year on from the London Olympics, and I’ve had a new energy to revisit all those memories and make more pages for my Olympic album. One thing I really wanted to capture was the feeling of just how much everything seemed to hit all systems go in that last week of July. A divided page protector with photos of different elements of the same week helps convey that feeling – or so I would like to believe!

But the real point of this page and this challenge is just one single 3×4 card: the clouds.

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
Are there certain supplies that grab your eye then make you second guess yourself every time you consider using them? You know those supplies that are too good for your everyday photos and need to be saved for something special. I can get on a soapbox and tell you why you shouldn’t fall into that mindset, but the truth is I sometimes fall into it too, and that cloud card is exactly that. It was my favourite of all the 3×4 elements in this kit and every time I started a page I considered it, and every time I put it back.

Finally I decided to start with that card and choose everything else to go with it, so I could get over that block. Otherwise I feared I would finish with pretty much everything else in the kit and it would still be sat there, lonely! So here’s your next challenge: pick something you really like and build your page from there, so you don’t have the excuse of the page not being worthy. Plus sometimes it helps to keep that element pretty simple, so you can still see it in the form that caught your eye. I often add lots of layers on top of cards like this but this time, I kept it all simple so I could see all the pretty clouds.

For this page, I worked with the June Best of Both Worlds Kit for plenty of 3×4 cards and stickers, and added four 4×6 kits from various Project Life core kits. (I arranged to split kits with a group of friends so we each have a portion of all the different kits we liked rather than quite so many duplicates. If you want more variety, I definitely recommend that school of thought.)

You can choose any supply you would like and work in any style. When you finish your project, upload it to your blog or a scrapbooking page gallery and share a link here.


PS: just be glad the challenge wasn’t ‘include a really unflattering self-portrait’. Oh well: sometimes these pictures tell the stories, right?

03 August 2013



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1 Comments for Scrapbooking with a supply you've been saving

  1. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    Great challenge! I anticipate I will have several “favorite” pieces I have been saving that I can use on a LO! P.S. thanks for all the best of both worlds challenges this weekend!!

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