Today, I have a scrapbook page to share that I created with My Memories Suite software. I’m continuing to work on Shannon’s school scrapbook. Obviously, I’m going out of order since these are recent photos. (I tend to do that a lot.) But, I figure as long as I get something done, I’m working in the right direction. I like to complete pages as inspiration hits me.
My friend Beth Rush (who was a fellow designer for MDS Monday with me) told me about a great sale that’s going on at the Lilypad. So, I checked it out and they had some really beautiful watercolor and paint digital downloads that I thought worked great with these grungy photos.
The Lilypad downloads I used included Just Jaimee Paint, Just Jaimee Painted Words, and Kim Jensen Watercolor Summer (the background paper). Then, I added some good old MDS downloads, including Downtown Grunge, Watercolor Winter, Mis-Stitched, and Delightful Digital Tape.
You could create a similar look with the Awesomely Artistic DSP that’s available during Sale-A-Bration, as well as the Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets.
When I’m scrapbooking, I like to start with the photos and build the page around the colors and style of the photos. Because these photos were very casual, with the bricks and grungy jeans, I decided to use casual elements to match, like tape, mis-stitched sewing, painted words, and faded stamps. I also chose colors that would compliment the photos, but not draw the eye away. Therefore, I used the color picker tool on My Memories Suite to match the stamp colors to the colors in the bricks.
The best thing about scrapbooking is that you can never mess up. It’s always unique and totally about what you like.
Come back tomorrow for my newsletter about Stampin’ Up! specials and some exciting news about next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.