Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Inspiration from Michelle

Welcome back to Getting Scrappy With...! Today I'm going to show you how Michelle's layouts have inspired me.

On Monday I posted one of Michelle's layouts, called "My Chef", and that happens to be the layout that I scraplifted. 

Click here to see this in Michelle's gallery

I really liked the swirl of paper at the bottom and the overall simplicity to the whole layout. Proof that you don't need to go crazy to make a great layout, especially if it's the pictures you really want to showcase and not the supplies. My layout uses pictures I took of the pretty fall trees around where I live. I used papers from Crate Paper, Recollections and Colorbok. The sparkly letters and numbers are American Crafts, as are the sparkly flower shapes.


As you can see, I didn't put a journaling rectangle above the pictures like Michelle did on her layout. Instead, I used one of the brown side spots to journal. I did that mainly because I was using stuff from my stash to create this layout and I didn't have a coordinating journaling spot or extra blank piece of cardstock. So I improvised! That's what's so fun about scraplifting. You can take the general idea of a layout and then change it up to suit your style and your scrapbook stash.

If you've visited Michelle's blog or gallery and used one of her layouts as inspiration, post a link to your work in the comments. I'd love to see it - and I'm sure Michelle would, too! There's something good cooked up for Friday, so don't miss it!

1 comment:

  1. Love! Love! Love your lift, Laurie! (Say that 10 times fast!) Thanks again for the kind words!