A Risk Worth Taking | A Scrapbook Layout

Page ideas come from all kinds of different places. Most of us tend to start with the photos. I know this is true for me 80% of the time. I have a stack of photos that I want to scrapbook with, I dig through the pile to pick a few out and start making pages.

One of the limitations to starting that way all the time is that it can bind you into only telling the stories in your photos. You know, the who, what, when, why of what’s happening. Once in a while, I try to branch out a little bit. I haven’t created a lot of pages about my parents nor about my brother and sister-in-law so this page is long over due.

In honor of Valentine’s Day (surprisingly, as it is my least favorite holiday) I thought I would share a page celebrating love. The love and relationships of other people, anyway.

I separated the background into four quadrants. (This is a great thing to do with 6×6 paper pads, by the way.) I wanted to just have some fun with hearts on this page and used my awesome Hearts A Plenty steel die from My Favorite Things. With the cream cardstock background in place, I grouped up several heart clusters around the page.

In addition to the die-cut hearts, I added in these fun Flashcards from Jillibean soup. I picked these up in two different sets and they are the perfect size to layer with. Not too big, not too small. I also added in a few wood veneer pieces, a few stickers, gems and enamel dots.

Perhaps a page like this should have lovey-dovey, sweet journaling. We don’t really do lovey-dovey in my family so it wouldn’t have felt right. But I did need to work through some thoughts that have been swirling in my head for awhile. Changes are on the horizon. This is my attempt to clear out the cobwebs to make way for something new.

Thanks for stopping by today.

13 Comments

  1. So pretty, Tammy! Love the layered hearts around the page!

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  2. What a great page and what a good use of those 6×6 pads.

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  3. Pretty page! Love how you tucked those cards in here and there.

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  4. I love your paper choices from the 6×6 pads. Love to see how the color combos work. It’s good to do or start a layout in a different way then you usually do. Keeps the creativity flowing. I agree with you too about journaling. Sometimes we all need to clear things up, move things out and move on to make room for the new. Even just letting go is the most freeing feeling in the world. Also had a laugh, we”re not lovey dovey here either. Good luck with everything, Tammy. Michelle t

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  5. Love the page, the design is fabulous.

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  6. Great layout love the design and the hearts 🙂

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  7. Tammy – this is such a beautiful page with some very real and honest journaling. One of my best friends found love after several broken hearts and is now married with two sweet little boys.

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  8. love the pattern paper and the hearts. Great idea!

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  9. Such a pretty layout and love the subject to this layout.

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  10. I love that you broke the page up into quadrants and used 6×6 papers. Great layout 🙂 change is good, so is risk 😉

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  11. A great layout Tammy & kudos to you for tackling something that’s a little out of your comfort zone. The four quadrants work great on this layout.

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  12. Absolutely! I try to write on random bits of paper and store reminders of other stories to tell with my photos, so that I’ll record them, too.

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