Monday, May 5, 2014

NSD pages

I've said this before, but I think it's serendipitous that National Scrapbook Day is the same day as Free Comic Day. This year my husband and the boys made it a super day, going to two stores and then seeing Spiderman, which left me to scrap all day, uninterrupted. Here's what I did:





My goal was to kill at least one old kit. I killed two. Even better, I love them all. Usually when I'm working with the dregs at the end, I am dissatisfied, but not this time. I really love these pages, especially the last one, where I pulled out a mask and some mist and added a background paper from my stash to round it out. The journaling idea came from a pin on Pinterest; you can find it if you search "bro." (After I made the page, my son came up with "Bromama," which is awesome and reminds me that I need to consult my boys when I scrap more often.)

I finished everything on NSD with this page except the jouranling and stitching. Here it is:


It's another of my 100 most important moments pages I'm making. I am using color blocking on kraft paper and running stitching with each layout to make the album cohesive. You don't need the same products to make an album cohesive; design will do it.

I'm so happy after this NSD weekend. It was so much fun to scrap the stories, use the product, and be creative. Come back later this week for a chance to win a class at Big Picture Classes!

4 comments:

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Awesome layouts! Love that map in the first one-- who makes that? And love the misting on the Bros page.

Jennifer Larson said...

Thanks, LadyoftheLake! I think it's October Afternoon, the Daily Flash Milk Money line. I liked it so much I bought it again. I almost never do that.

Mel said...

I'm really enjoying your blog! Thank you for all the great pages you're sharing. I also like the point you made about design making an album cohesive with different supplies. Good to keep in mind!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome layout! My favorite has to be the first one using the map....wow! Thanks for sharing you wonderful talent!