Scrapping Old School

Scrapping Old School

So Thursdays are my "Anything Can Happen" day...and today it's the cover page of my newsest scrapbook...our cruise to Alaska!

I love scrapbooks.  I love looking back through them and reliving the memories we created when we took those pictures.  Over the years, I've tried a lot of scrapbook style techniques but I find I fall back to my "old school" style for most of my books.  By that I mean, there are no pockets, I don't use a lot of "stuff" around one photo...I keep the photographs as the focal point of my project.

As I said, today's project is the cover page, the first page you see when you open this album, and it actually has quite a few more pictures on it than the pages in the rest of the album.  With this page I wanted to give my viewer a little sampling of what they are about to see in the rest of the book.  When I scrapbook, especially with a book that covers a single trip or event, I like to theme it:  I'll choose a color scheme, and a stamp set and accessory or two, then I carry that theme throughout the entire project.  This accomplishes several things for me...it makes the project move along quickly because I'm not having to redesign each and every page, it keeps the focus on the photos because the viewer is not caught up in seeing what's new on every page (except the photos!!), and it keeps the pages minimalistic, which is just my style!

Besides the pictures on this page, I highlighted the products my viewer can expect to see throughout the project:  colors (black, wood grain DSP and a pop of Lemon-Lime Twist), the Labeler Alphabet, large letters, trees and stitched circle cut-outs, and ribbon and twine accents...and then I stick to only using those products to the end.  This is a great way to complete a large album project in a short amount of time!  Try it on your next big project!

I used the following products on this project:

 

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Lol, on a side note, I just realized that the card I posted on Tuesday uses several of these same things.  I guess you can tell what was sitting on my work space that morning!  

Until next time...happy stampin'!

 

 

Until next time...happy stampin'!

Dena