Thursday, February 25, 2010
Catching up on my Scrapbooking
I've been working so much on my card techniques, I let my scrapbooking get behind. I keep a running scrapbook for each year. I add to it as the year goes on. It has worked out so that I use 1 scrapbook per year of our life. I am in the middle of scrapping a trip we took last September to the UP-Upper Penninsula. It is really beautiful up there. I was so surprised by how much prettier the flowers are. I guess due to their mild and wetter climate. Here in Central Illinois everything get's so dry and dies out in late summer. Anyway, Here are a few pages. Each page is a 2 page matching spread, but I only took pics of one in some cases.
This first & second one are the start of this section in my SB for this trip.
In this one I used a little Flip Book insert to put some goodies my husband collected for me from the local woods up there. You could also use these to do a flip book of pictures when you have too many for one page and yet they all go together on that page.
I like to keep my pages more on the simple side. I've never understood doing one picture on a page and then adding tons of other elements. Yes, if you're going to frame it for the wall. But if I did my scrapbook that way, I wouldn't have many actually pictures in it. I'm all about pictures.
I started using my Cricut Cartridge "Camping" and it is really simple diecuts. Not much layering. I like that too.
I usually try to mimic something in my picture. In this one we were above all the trees. So, I simply used a branch.