Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global August 2019 Blog Hop! Our theme this month is back to school chosen by this months designer Elizabeth Rush.
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I am excited about the Back to School theme this month because I have SO many school photos to do. My daughter just turned 20 and I still haven’t finished her school album!
I pulled out the kids school albums and realized I had lots of their class photos to still document so decided to go with one of those (added after photo was taken). I love the Check You Out stamp set. It includes perfect little images for back to school themed pages!
I created my own background paper by die cutting a bunch of letters from the Hand Lettered Prose alphabet dies, sponging around the edges with whisper white ink and then mounting them on the same colour 12×12 card stock. I love how it turned out. But it was a lot of work! Notice the pattern only goes up half way lol.
The other fun thing I did was tear a piece of grid paper out of one of my kids old coil bound notebooks and tucked it in behind the photo mat.
When it comes to my kids school albums I always like to recreate the same layout for each of their albums. I usually use different products but the same design. This second layout is exactly the same but using colours and patterned papers (a peek at one of the new papers in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue).
The layouts look very different even though the layout and accents are the same. No one will ever notice that they are the same because they’ll be in two separate albums with different photos. It’s all about working smarter, not harder right?
Thanks so much for hopping along, be sure to check out the other blogs for more back to school inspiration! But before you go, keep reading for today’s Scrapbooking Tip!
Scrapbooking Tip #11
If you’re a regular blog visitor, you know that I’ve been doing a 31 days of scrapbooking tips series. If you are not, you may want to check out my previous tips. They include anything from organizing your products, where to find inspiration, ideas on how to get over a creative road block etc.
Todays tip is to start a sketch or idea book. This is some place you can jot down title ideas, sketches, colour combinations, quotes, song lyrics, technique ideas, insert magazine cut outs for inspiration, I could go on and on. Basically somewhere to include any inspiration you may want to come back to.
Whether you want to use a physical book or start a board on Pinterest, is up to you. Just have one place that everything gets filed in so that you can easily find inspiration when you need it!
My little sketchbook has come to the rescue often. I love it. I’ve actually used this concept for years. I filled up a composition notebook with ideas and am now on my second book. I’d love to hear where you keep all the ideas that inspire you!
Have a creative day!