Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sweet Summer Day Layout
I really liked this weeks sketch from Sketchy Thursdays and I had plenty of time to play along. I used fun papers and embellishments from Echo Park's Summer Days collection. The bright colors in the supplies perfectly complimented the photo. I used the computer to type my journaling, something I haven't done in a while. I thought about adding some machine stitching along the outer edge but didn't feel like dragging out the machine so I used a pink colored pencil to add a thin border. To make the sun cardstock sticker pop I put it on white cardstock, trimmed away the access and added some foam squares to the lift it off the page.
To be honest, sketches and challenges help keep my scrappy mojo going. I have ton of photos and lots of product in my stash but I over think what I want to do and then end up not getting anything done. Having a starting point makes things so much easier for me. I don't stress about the process and I enjoy scrapping again. While I may not love every single layout I am thankful that I finished a page and can share the story. Isn't that the reason why most of us scrapbook? To share the story? I sometimes lose sight of that but when my girls ask to look at their scrapbooks I love my hobby even more. Because I know it matters, at least to them. And that is all that matters to me.