Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Redoing Christmas Scrapbook Layouts


I started working on my Christmas album the other day and looked back to a few Christmases ago. I really have changed my scrapbooking style so I wanted to redo a few of the old ones. My first Creative Memories consultant did not believe in using embellishment in her scrapbooks and soo that is how I first learned to scrapbook. It took a few years to have my own style. I love distressed papers and nostalgia items so I have just started scrapbooking with a full background instead of white. Most of the time it is a distressed look - So Called Solid. I guess the most important thing to do when you scrapbook is make it something you love. Don't save paper or copy something exactly unless you love it because someday you will want books that communicate who you are and what you love. The change is a process and I am sure I will change more as time goes on. This is one of my first redos. I only remembered to take a picture of half of the double-page layout before I started taking it apart but the other side is pretty much the same flipped.


I did take a picture out because I am not sure it is the same year :-) I used Basic Grey Dasher. I rounded one of the corners on each photo. I also added a green ribbon from Michaels and a ribbon slide by Making Memories. I inked all the edges. I like the way it looks when the journaling looks like part of the design instead of the box I did the first time.

On the matching page I added some snowflake brads and used a sizzix die in my cuttlebug to make a bookplate that was attached with white brads. I am happy with the change and will show more redos in the days to come. My only regret is wasting the solid paper from the first go round.

1 comment:

kristi said...

I liked the new page (the "after"). I like your look and your basic grey stuff. It is amazing the difference!

Saw your hubby tonight. Told him we had fun scrapbooking at his house while he was gone. tee hee....that is so funny to me. we scrap while he is gone.