September's sketches/templates and story starters for Simple Scrapper are incredibly inspiring. Here's what I made:
The sketches in particular were particularly inspirational. I chose this one to make a page for my son's album of his favorite memories from our trip to Hawaii. He picked the photos and created the list. The die cuts and embellishments I chose from the file folders that I had created for my die cuts at the start of the summer. Woot!
The title of Heidi Swapp acrylic letters I used my tiny attacher to staple down. Now, I don't have a long-reach tiny attacher, though I would if it existed. Instead, I punch holes 1/4" apart--the size of the staples--inserted the staples by and and closed them. I won't tell you the number of times I poked my fingers doing this.
Next was the page I made with September's story starter. The theme is Journeys, so I scrapped about the states I've been to in the United States.
Right away I thought of the Studio Calico United States die cuts I've been hoarding in my stash. I've been hoarding them because I didn't want to split it apart. I felt like it was meant to be used as one. I mean, beg my forgiveness, Colorado, but you are a square. So, I decided this would be the heart of my page.
I used the tags to do my journaling. Seriously, I debated for a long time about adding photos to this page, but ultimately decided not to. I like the drama of the map. Here's some details:
I used a DCWV 12x24 piece of corrugated yardstick for the background. To make everything stick, I used glue or glue dots.
Thank you for stopping by! Again, a reminder to visit Simple Scrapper. They have truly inspirational classes, sketches/templates, story starters, and a monthly magazine to help inspire you.