But when I'm really feeling creative and inspired and have lots of time to sit down and scrap, here is how it goes:
1. I like working with sketches. It helps boost my creativity, even if I don't follow the sketch exactly. Here is the sketch I started out with for this layout: http://pinterest.com/pin/69594756714556504/
2. Then I go through my supplies and try to put together my own "kit". I look for papers that coordinate as well as embellishments and letter stickers. Right now, I have LOTS of supplies to choose from, so finding stuff that goes well together wasn't very hard. Believe me, it's not always like this! Here are the supplies I chose. (I had stuff leftover to do another layout, too.)
3. Then I get my pictures together. In the case of this layout, I was using three pictures that I took at the St. Louis Public Library back in December.
4. And then I lay out everything WITHOUT USING ADHESIVE. Too many times I adhere stuff to the page, and then I want to remove it and put it somewhere else. This is actually the reason why I use the removable adhesive squares, but not everything can be removed, including ribbon glue tape, glue dots, and some stickers. So to be on the safe side, I just lay stuff down to make sure I like the way it looks.
5. And then I apply the adhesive and stick it all together. And here is the finished layout! Isn't that doily fun?
How do you guys scrapbook? Do you have any tips about approaching your layouts and getting creative? Please share in the comments!