There is an absolutely amazing sketch challenge over at The Memory Nest
today; I love it.
What appeals to me most about this sketch is that it just screams for a lot of different patterned papers and being the paper lover that I am, I was so excited to work with it.
I used paper and embellishments from the Capture Life line by Echo Park for my page. I bought this paper at my favorite local scrapbook store, which unfortunately just closed up. So sad. On the plus side, I got this paper on sale...
I love the punched circles - a great way to add lots of pattern to the page.
While there was no spot for it on the sketch, I added some journaling to my page. I find that as I look back through my albums, which I have been doing a lot more of lately, that I love to read the stories I wrote, the details, the words....to me that is where the memories are truly captured.
As always, you can get inspired and link up your own creations over at The Memory Nest
(P.S. I have never been so grateful for a creative outlet as I was last week. We had some major construction work done in our basement which meant that I had to pack up all my scrapbooking supplies to keep them protected, and once the workers left, I spent countless hours cleaning. It was quite the job...but my house has never been so dust-free. Sitting down to work on this layout was just the relaxation that I needed....thank goodness for scrapbooking, or any craft for that matter, the best form of mediation/therapy/relaxation that there is.)
Fabulous! Love the hot pink background paper, really showcases the patterned circles. I'm so with you on the importance of journalling, it's amazing to read back and remember all the forgotten little details.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jane. I stood in the living room the other day just reading the journaling in my scrapbook I made when my daughter was a baby....it was so incredible....Delete