Well, I mentioned last week that I’ve been feeling all vintage-y lately. Not as much as some (not enough to get out my sewing machine!) but definitely out of my regular box. I’ve been tearing and inking and sanding and I even soaked some of my old metal buttons to get a bit of rustiness going.
And it’s carried over into my recent scrapbooking.
I’m not a major scrapbooker. I find a 12 x 12 page a little intimidating and my experiments rarely live up to my mind’s eye so I stop about half way thru. (Besides feeling totally overwhelmed by having years and years to catch up on!) But I’ve taken so many pictures I love this summer since I started blogging that I decided to give it another go. So I got a book for each of the kids (thanks to a certain gift card to Michael’s from my wonderful family) and decided that I would just scrap whatever I wanted and figure out how it fit together later.
The pages are actually 8.5 x 8.5. Seems like an odd size, but it feels much more manageable to me when I’m staring at a blank spread.
So I started with my girl. Yep, MY GIRL.
I just love that picture. And the words from that original blog post were just exactly what I think every time I see it. So I printed the post out and taped an envelope to the back of the page and tucked it in there rather than do regular journaling. The pink and green was really working for my Ladybug (since she almost always has something pink on) so I’ve stuck with it for now.
And I really enjoy using the words from an old thrift store thesaurus. There’s always something that fits. And I’m nothing if not wordy, right?
This last one is my favorite so far.
I enjoyed having extra room on the tag to write, write, write.
I also really liked using staples for the ribbons. It gives it a rough texture and lets the ribbon have breathing room rather than being flat to the page. (And it saves a lot of adhesive!) I found colored staples in the office supply section of Wal-Mart for my regular desk stapler.
Sticking with that same pack of Raspberry Tart paper from Stampin Up! and the word papers has given it a consistency so far that I like. But I’m just going to keep going and try not to get too tied down to the style or anything. I don’t want to get bored or frustrated and quit.
And if anyone has any ideas for getting pictures of my pages, I’m all ears. I can’t scan the two page spread with my scanner (only does 8.5 x 11) and I’m not quite sure how to put two pages together if I do them separately. And you just don’t get the full effect without the two-page view. Any help is appreciated!