Thursday 18 September 2014

Birthday Flowers

For my birthday (which was some time ago now) the girls bought me flowers. And they were absolutely lovely.

They stood on the kitchen counter for well over a week and in that time I took many pictures of them. One of those pictures is on this layout.
Now, can we talk about scrapbooking style for a moment?

I have never officially defined or announced my style, but as I was scanning through my layout pictures a while back, I was struck by how linear and uncluttered my pages are. While I love uncluttered pages - I think it makes focusing on the picture and the journalling much easier - I wondered if perhaps I could break out of the linear mold a bit and try something different. Something less straight lined, something a little more random. This layout is an attempt to do just that.

True, there are some linear aspects - the photo and the journalling are straight and are aligned along the right side of the page - but the circles definitely add a more random element.
It took me a long time to finish this layout - it sat on my table for weeks before I glued everything in place - but now that it is done, I love it. I guess it takes a while for things to look "just right" when you are doing something a little different.

How would you describe your scrapbooking style? Are you happy just working with it, or do you try something new every so often?


  1. Love this page! The picture is so pretty and love the circles! Great colors too!!

  2. I love circles, and uncluttered, and cute and...this layout!
    IDK what my style is... I'm trying to lean to more "simple" though as it causes me less stress and I generally like my "simple" layouts better than my "not-so-simple" layouts!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Doreen. I tend to like my simpler layouts as well....less is more, and when I am in doubt, I always go simpler.