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Today I thought we'd talk a little about trends we see in our own scrapbooking.
so I'll start with sharing some trends I've noticed in my own scrapbooking lately -
I usually start my page with some of my favorite photos bunched together in the middle or to one corner a la Stacy Julian's finish line method -
then I add the other stuff around / underneath the photos.
I love large circles and have noticed that I include them in A LOT of my layouts -
And of course alphabet stickers [it's an addiction for me-]
And you can see from these I've shared that I don't shy away from one-photo layouts,
but I often do multi-photo layouts too;
I almost always do one-page layouts - that's what I enjoy more [there was a time when I felt pressured to do two-page layouts because someone told me that was the *right way* to scrapbook] but I say do what you enjoy - it's your photos! your art! your memories!
I also like to use my own handwriting on most pages and
tend to outline most everything [alphabets, photos, mats, etc.] with a black pen. Sometimes straight outlines, sometimes squiggly, sometimes little dashes that [I hope] looks like stitches [lol - been doing the little stitch thing since middle school - why give it up now?]
I encourage you to take a look at some of your recent layouts and
see if you find trends in your own work.
Do this a few times a year and you'll see how
your own scrapbook 'style' changes and evolves.
Finally, this is one of my very favorite layouts of a tree in our neighborhood
- and I wanted to leave you with this quote:
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every moment
with love, grace, and gratitude."
I wish you happiness!
And I hope you'll come back and visit often!
I'll do a random drawing from the comments on this post [deadline is Sunday midnight]
and the winner will receive
a [never opened] cricut dinosaur cartridge!
I'd love to have you join us in Faithbooking 101 in the
Faith Based Pages Classes Yahoo Group too!
[It's a free class! - link to the right]
Now - on with the Orange Blog Hop -
go on over and visit Rachel H., Fiskateer # 667 next!