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.
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