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Making one big choice: A new scrapbooking video series

choosing patterned papers for scrapbook pages // scrapbook process video by Shimelle Laine

Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit. Not a lot. Just a little shift in the routine makes things feel new, right? I’ve needed that when scrapbooking and making videos lately, but I think I’ve found a simple little premise to set me up for some happy creating for at least a few weeks: making one big choice.

Starting with this video, I’ll be sharing some simple pages that come from one big decision, like how this layout all came from the decision between two different raindrop-printed patterned papers. This way I can show you both options, you can decide if you would make the same decision on your own desk, and if we want, we can try to figure out why. (If we don’t want, we can just make layouts we like without worrying about all the why and that’s always a good thing too.)

choosing patterned papers for scrapbook pages // scrapbook process video by Shimelle Laine

Supplies include papers and die-cuts from my Starshine collection and Amy’s On a Whim collection, plus stickers from True Stories, red Fitzgerald Thickers, and a Studio Calico stamp set.

If this type of design process video helps you but you’d like to break things down further, take a look at Design Decisions, a class now available in a self-paced format that is entirely based on the choices we make on each new page.

I’d love to hear if you think you’d choose the same patterned paper or a different option for a page like this – or if you’ve used either of the raindrop papers on pages of your own, please share what you’ve made!

23 May 2017



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18 Comments for Making one big choice: A new scrapbooking video series

  1. Maureen Says:

    oh I love this!!!

  2. PamC Says:

    A perfect page for that adorable photo!

  3. Mary Says:

    Awesome layout! What is the manufacturer and name of the stamp set you are using?!

  4. Janet Fritz Says:

    I love this. I would have made the same choice. I love the striped background paper it reminds me of rain when it’s really windy. Looking forward to more “big decisions”.

  5. Cynthia Says:

    I would have made the same choice. Love how the l/o came together. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Andrea Says:

    Awesome layout, after watching I go over to scrapbook.com to look at paper. You are the Inspirational Crafter for the month of May. They mention you are originally from Kansas City…I have always been a fan since two peas, but will ensure that I continue to support someone from Kansas City my home town.

  7. Lisa M Zepponi Says:

    The LO looks great! knowing me…I would have tried to use the raindrop paper as the 12×12 background .

  8. Rebecca Sadler Says:

    Love the complex layered layout!!! Colors, patterns, & embellishments all work together to support the adorable photo!

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  10. Sherelm Says:

    I absolutely loved your final page,and little things you do while constructing the page is not lost on us. Thank you for shaking things up and always making scrapping fun.

  11. Gab Says:

    I love this page. And I really love the idea of one big decision too! WB is just adorable!!!

  12. Cerpen Says:

    The LO looks great! knowing me…I would have tried to use the raindrop paper as the 12×12 background .

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    Scrapbooking is my hobby! Thanks for the video! Like it!

  15. Emma Says:

    Nice lovely kid video!

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