Finished Starting Points – Part 1

Hello! I’m still taking a nice long break for the holidays, but wanted to pop in real quick before I head out to run some errands. I hope everyone had a great holiday. Mine was quiet as we didn’t have family visiting this year. I spent a few days with my parents and after Skyping with my brother and nephews on Christmas day, we ended up at the movies and saw Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. It was fabulous!

I have two finished layouts to shared from an earlier post:ย Finishing Starting Points.

Both pages are super simple in their design, with just a few added embellishments.ย What I love about the concept of starting points is that I use up scraps that are on my desk from other layouts and create a background to use later. The design is very general so that when I ย select photos later, the design can accommodate what ever I need. And since the background is already done, all you have to do is add photos, some embellishing and your journaling.

I completed both of these starting points in under an hour. I can’t remember the last time I put together two layouts in under an hour! It’s really a refreshing way to scrapbook. I probably won’t scrap this way all the time, but it’s a great way to mix up my process with something different and it’s a great way to use up scraps. Next week, I’ll share the last two completed layouts from my original post.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I always love to see how starting points translate into a finished page. These are both awesome! Happy New Year, Tammy!

  2. Beautiful pages! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful 2013!

  3. Love the way you finished these pages! I’ve been wondering if Parental Guidance was worth seeing. If I can shake this stupid cold, maybe we’ll go see it this weekend. Happy New Year!

  4. Tammy these turned out awesome! I love the finished product ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially the black with the wide banner pieces, so striking. I’ve taken the week off from blogging, thought it would be a couple of days, but it’s turned into more than than. Ha!

  5. Both great layouts, but love the banners on the top one!
    Very dynamic! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wanting to see Parental Guidance, so glad to hear it get a good review ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love the layout!
    Also love seeing the family!!!

    Happy New Years!!

  7. These are awesome. Hope your holiday was great

  8. These turned out great! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

  9. Wow “2” layouts in under an hour!!!
    You are my hero.
    Both layouts are lovely ๐Ÿ™‚
    Another goal for me in the new year, is to do more layouts. thanks for the tips ๐Ÿ™‚


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