Jan 21, 2010

I'm on a roll!

I'm still very, very far off of my goal for six layouts for January, but I've added another one to the "completed" list.

I actually wouldn't have done it had I not had to prepare for a workshop on Saturday, but it doesn't matter how I get the layouts done just that I finish them, right?

One of my favorite things to demonstrate at a workshop is a progressive scrapbook page. I think it is particularly good for new scrapbookers because it demystifies the process a bit. Of course, progressive pages are not my idea, but one that is commonly used in the world of scrapbooking. However I find not too many people take advantage of this process.
Basically, you start with a 6 X 6 page, create a layout on that smaller canvas and then move that finished piece to an 8.5 X 11 piece of cardstock and start fresh. So here is my example for Saturday's workshop. I started with this 6 X 6 layout, which the group will get to make and bring home with them:


Then I turned that layout into this:


Once you've created the 8.5 X 11 layout, then you use that layout as a feature of a 12 X 12 layout. Like this:

Cool, huh? I was very inspired by the co-founder of Stampin' Up Shelli Gardner at Leadership in Phoenix earlier this month with the colors and design of this layout. Shelli is a big fan of the vintage style and used these colors on a couple of her projects she presented at Leadership. Love them!
You can see a couple more of my progressive pages here and here (don't worry I have since fixed the spelling error in the TITLE of this second example... what a goof I am, huh?).
Thanks for stopping by today!

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