Earlier this month the scrapbooking/crafting industry celebrated iNSD (interNational Scrapbooking Day). I was invited by the lovely ScrapGals to participate in their online celebrations. Since it was scrapbooking celebration I decided to create a layout, I have been very inspired by grid designs lately and therefore opted to create a fun design inspired by the large chipboard letters and leftover fabric I had sitting on my work desk.
When creating a grid design I always ensure to include white space and cascading elements to my design. I find that this combo balances out the large amount of small bits and pieces, because a grid design isn’t complete without lots of odds and ends. Love the simplicity of this design and the bold statement the chipboard and fabric bring to this layout.
Hybrid scrapbooking, now there’s something I never thought I would incorporate in my crafting. I love working with physical products, but after playing with hybrid products I have realized that hybrid scrapbooking is actually pretty fun and also very convenient. For instance, this layout I created for Ali Edwards using digital elements from the May Digital Kit. The “me time” brush was originally black I opted to change the color to white, I wanted a very subtle title effect paired with the gold rub on stars, white was perfect! This layout is 6×8, love working with this smaller format, love that it can be paired with a 6×8 pocket pages or left on its own. (And yes I’m totally aware there’s a word missing on my layout, as most of my journaling I always forget a word, I’m ok with that, good enough is fine by me.)
Every once in a while I will have the urge to create a layout, for the past 10 years or so creating layouts was my creative outlet. But ever since the introduction of Project Life in the crafting industry my creative focused changed to creating weekly spreads, this is where I find my creative happiness. But I do get the urge once in a while, especially when I’ve been creating a lot of PL spreads, to do a layout.
This is the result of one of those urges! Love the random bits and pieces used on this page. I keep on my desk a small jar of random bits and pieces of products, basically leftovers from other projects. When the jar is full I create a layout, it’s always a fun random mess of products.