Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Scrapbook Nook Design Team Call and Layouts

I've only discovered all the wonderful scrapbook resources available on the internet in the past few months.  While the opportunities to buy supplies online and to see new products online are great, my favorite part is looking at all the great projects people post.  I get so much inspiration from them and am grateful that people are willing to share their work. 

But my friends and I are more traditional scrapbookers than many of the designers.  Most of our scrapbooks are a vehicle for storing the pictures we take of our families and friends.  We tend to put many pictures in a layout and sometimes are concerned about bulk in the layouts when we put our albums on a shelf.  When I talk to my scrapping friends, they often struggle with taking inspiration from the wonderful designs posted on blogs and by design teams.  They don't see how I get from a layout on line to the layout in my album. 

So I decided to apply for a design team.  I've never entered a scrapbook competition before, so I am way out of my comfort zone.  (It's both exciting and scary).  I hope I can have the opportunity to bridge the gap between many design teams and scrapbookers like my friends and me.  To that end I picked the following layouts to share. 

The first layout is from a visit to the butterfly exhibit at the Franklin Park Conservatory.  It is one of my favorites of all time.  I'm especially proud of the fact that all of the embellishments are cut from paper.  (I do love stickers and other embellishments, so that was a real accomplishment for me!)  It also highlights one of my favorite parts of scrapbooking - mixing papers from different lines.

This layout was a lot of fun and really inspired by the Dear Lizzy Paper with the clouds.  I again used lots of paper from lots of different manufacturers.  I love the clouds I created with overlapping circles and my cricut.

This layout is another favorite.  I think it captures the fun of the festival.  I did give in to my sticker habit with some fun carnival stickers from Jolee, but I also incorporated ribbon and tickets from the event.  I try to incorporate memorabilia from events in my layouts whenever possible. 

This Thanksgiving layout is another I really like.  I used an unusual color palette for the fall holiday.  While my daughter complained about all the pink and purple, I really liked the way it turned out.  And it was fun to use unexpected colors.

I know the design team is a long shot, but I'm really trying to challenge myself - in my scrapbooks and in my life.  Wish me luck!


  1. Hi Julie! Thanks for your nice comment! I love it that you use so many photos on your projects! I find that very difficult to do!!! Congrats! You should also check out "My Creative Scrapbook" kit club! It is my favorite and the gallery there is really inspiring!!!
    Take care!
    p.p. I hope you will acomplish your resolutions!!!