Layouts, Scrapbooking

Same old, same old

I haven’t been scrapbooking much the last couple of months, and when I do dust off my neglected hobby, I feel like I am just doing the same thing over and over again. Hiking photos, blue and white papers (usually from the same big slab of paper I bought at Costco a couple of years ago because I am too lazy to look for anything else), Heidi Swapp transparent snowflakes (ditto) and a computer font for the title. It’s all about the laziness; my scrapbooking crap is in such a horrid state of disarray that it is impossible to find what I am looking for and, frankly, not very tempting to sit down and make a page. Basically I need to just suck it up and clean.

Ali Edwards used a digital template in the current issue of Creating Keepsakes that I just fell in love with, so I had to try it. I wanted to stuff more photos from our hike to Camp Muir in there, so I made a second page using the top of the template. Easy and fast, huzzah!

(Speaking of Ali, this post made me really want to get into scrapbooking again.)

I made this next layout for the February issue of CK – the photos are from our amazing trip to Jade Lake last summer. The paper is blue but at least I didn’t use those transparent snowflakes.

Jade Lake

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  • Reply Libby April 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I really like the light blue/white against your photos. I know how you feel doing scrapbooking similar layouts though – it can be very hard finding different colour combinations. But if it’s working…. and it does. Anyway, you’re into Spring now, and Summer soon so you’ll be able to use some different colours soon. I always love seeing how you turn your awesome photos into layouts.


  • Reply Charlene April 27, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I love your pictures and your layouts so much. I miss the Seattle area and you
    refresh good memories of Washington and the Mountains I love so much.
    Love your work and the beautiful pictures.
    transplanted back in Ohio again

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