Monday, July 26, 2010

Scrapbooking Tip: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

     For Haley's 4th Grade school layout this year, I decided to change things up a little bit.  I've been using the Brenda Walton Citrus Neopolitan collection up until now, but I saw the most adorable school papers by Creative Imaginations last month.  I just had to use them.  Because I didn't have a lot of photos, I copied and reduced the certificates she earned this year, and I used them instead of photos on the left side of the layout.  I focused on Science and Chorus, because those were Haley's favorite subject and activity this year.
     The music transparency is from Hambly, and I made all of the embellishments with my Cricut (Locker Talk).  I jazzed up some plain white circles that I had cut awhile ago, and they are behind the die cuts.  I colored them with Bic Mark It markers and added dots with Sakura Souffle Pens and Crystal Lacquer.  This was a lot of fun for me, because it was a big change from the other school layouts in Haley's album.
     The next time you're in a slump, or you just don't feel like doing the same-old-same-old, step out of your comfort zone and change things up a bit.  And remember to be your crafty self.  Thanks for stopping by.

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