Scrapbook Sunday ~ Simply Embellished

November is here.  There are so many things to be thankful for this month.  For me, one of them is being creative.  Since I can't draw I never thought I was, but I guess I have some of my Grandma Jean in me, because I have creativity flowing in me.  Scrapbooking was one of my first creative loves.  Cardmaking has definetly taken over my creative time, but with the cooler weather I've been making time to scrapbook too.

If you're like me and strapped for creative time, you might just want to simplify your scrapbooking a bit.  I'm trying to use up some of my enormous stash, so I have been pulling out old papers and stickers, and combining them with some new punches, ribbons, etc.

 On the RHS I matted the 2 photos together, then added a second mat and offset them on the page.  I did this by justifying the top 2 pictures to the left and the middle 2 pictures to the right.  Then I took an old title sticker and centered it on the bottom.  The right hand side is tied in by justifying the pictures right-left-right.

The tag comes from the same sticker sheet.  I matted it on some Wild Wasabi cardstock to so that I could pop it up on dimensionals.  Next I used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole and threaded some taffeta ribbon through the hole.

Early Espresso 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!
Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

My next page was all about the pictures.  I wanted the photos to shine so I picked a fairly nuetral background.  I arranged the photos to get the most out of the page, then I added some title stickers to some of the empty spaces.  You could also use a stamp, rub-ons or your own handwriting.
***Side Note*** A fun part of being 3 years behind in my scrapbooking is seeing the changes in 3 years.  We did almost all the landscaping in our yard.  In 2009 we added many of the trees, bushes and plants you see in todays pictures.  The ones that have survived have grown by leaps and bounds!

Here's another page where most of the pictures are not matted.  This is very unusual for me, but it gave me the opportunity to make one picture on each page stand out from the rest.  How did I do that? 

I picked one photo on each page to double mat, then I put those pictures in opposing corner.

My friend Roxie A. gave me some Washington stickers shortly after we moved up here.  I put them to good use on this page to make a title.  I simply layered two stickers together to let you know the pics were taken at Pike Place Market.  Of course the picture of the sign and the Space Needle embellishment are also a dead giveaway if you've ever been to Seattle.  ;)

Creative Blessings,
Heather North


Lynn McAuley said...

I love Scrapbook Sunday so I can peek in on the fun things you have done and great places you have been!!

Smiles, Laurie said...

It amazes me that you post these pages so consistently...and not just one set this time! They are lovely. (I don't know how you can be behind haha, but it is neat to see the changes over time, isn't it!?) Would make for a neat page of a 'then and now', maybe.