Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scrapbooking Step by Step

I am making a commitment to show you more of my scrapbooking... and today I want to show you something really neat. If you've seen my earlier scrapbooking pages (scroll down to see all of them), you know that I really enjoy making 6"x6" pages. I do realize, however, that not everyone likes this size. But since the smaller pages are so much easier to make, I thought I'd show you how to use a 6"x6" page and step it up to an 8-1/2"x11" page, and then step that up to a 12"x12" page! So this post should cover almost everyone!

First, let's look at a 6"x6" page I made showcasing our beloved cat, Emily. We lost her a couple years ago, but we all still have a spot in our hearts reserved just for her.

Nice looking page, right? It would be perfect for a "Favorite Photos" album, or as a cover page for an album dedicated to Emily and all the photos we have of her over the years. Well, let's step it up to an 8 1/2" x 11" size:

As you can see, the page transforms into one that focuses not only on Emily, but on the relationship between my son, Morgan, and Emily. He truly loved her and I cherish these photos of him and her together. All I did to change the look was put the 6"x6" page on top of an 8-1/2"x11" sheet of textured Always Artichoke and added a new title and some more embellishments from Brocade Basics.

Now let's take it one more step, up to a 12"x12" page:

Neat, huh?! I still have the same look, but with the larger size, there is room for another photo and some journaling. If you compare photos, you can see that I just moved a couple pieces around a bit to keep the balance in check.

That's all there is to it! I would love to hear your thoughts - I am considering starting a Scrapbook Club that will meet every-other month to make 4 pages using a particular pack of DSP (chosen by the hostess of each month). I would design the layouts, provide the supplies, and all the members would reap the hostess benefits. There would be a small supply fee as well as a minimum order amount. If you are local and are interested in something like this, please let me know. I need commitments from 6 people to move forward with it.

Thanks for dropping by!

Page Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Brocade Basics, Lovely Letters Alphabet, Classic Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Photo Corners punch, Word Window punch


Carrie said...

I love your progressive page! I've only done 2 myself, and they are pretty fun. I found your blog through a comment you left on someone else's blog which I found throug SCS. Now I should get off the computer and do some work myself!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is fantastic, Michelle!

Pattie Sykes (psychspa) said...

Although I prefer making cards over scrapbooking, I have been having Michele withdrawals, so I'll take anything. This is very inspiring.....almost makes me want to make a scrapbook page. (I said, almost!)

Thanks Michele for all you do!


Wendy said...

You did a great job with this, Michele. Each layout looks great and I love the building concept.

Tasha Hickert said...

Great page(s)! Maybe if I keep looking at it I will get my scrapbook stuff out again... Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Michele! love them all! TFS

Lesa said...

Very Cute Michele!! You are as creative with scrapbooks as you are cards! I love to scrapbook too!


KJ said...

Fabulous job!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job Michele!!! I have been trying this samething since returning from Convention. TFS!

Anonymous said...

I love the 3 steps to get to the 12 x 12 page. I am not a scrapbooker, but would like to be. I think I could do this! I'd like to see more of these. Good job!

bettybetty said...

THAT is one BIG cat! Love the pages!