Goals for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

Goals for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Stampers!  Thanks for stopping by my page as you hop along in this month's Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop!  This month we're following a sketch:

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The photo I decided to use on my page is one of my favorite's of my husband and my daughter, Regan.  They've always enjoyed doing "sporty" things together--basketball is a favorite!--so when she invited him to run a 5K with her on Father's Day in gorgeous Carmel, he was all in!

After I chose the photo, I went through my designer series paper stash to see what I thought would work well with the picture and settled on the pretty Naturally Eclectic collection.  Along with some coordinating colors, I thought there was just enough blue to set off the blue of the ocean behind them.  The first thing I did was cut the accent pieces behind the photo and the flags in the top right corner showing in the template.  I thought the stitched circle cut from gold foil was a fun replication of the medals in the photo!

Even though I liked the layout, I wasn't happy with quite so much white space behind the photo so I decided to add a big piece of DSP in the background.  When I'm scrapbooking, I have to say that's one thing I LOVE about our DSP...I have several patterns to choose from in every collection and they always go together!  What could be easier than that?

The other change I made was where I put my journaling.  Because I used the DSP in the background, it didn't look right to have a journaling block right next to the photo and I'm always afraid to write directly on something I can't cover up if I make a mistake...I ended up cutting a strip to fit on the right edge.  To get the writing to fit perfectly, I always write out what I want to say on a piece of scratch paper to see how much room I'll need before writing it on the paper I'm going to use on my finished project.

Ready to hop along to the next blog?  Just click on the individual links below!  This hop includes some very talented designers so you won't want to miss any on the ideas!  Happy hopping!

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