So I get this nice little package with some of the new Love, Elsie Jack and Abby Collection and what do I see repeated in various places? Little houses… and i'm thinking of Crowded Houses. Huh? Yes? Getting that one? And it turned out to be the perfect little embellishments for my layout about the show (click to see it bigger! and thanks to Jen for supplying me with the visual data for this page!):
This is the first page I've made in a long, long time that's just for me—not for an assignment, or my column at Simple. And it's funny how you kind of gravitate towards what makes you the most comfortable. Type. Linearity. Common margins. Simple bits of repeating colors, papers etc. It's the kind of page that does exactly what I need it to do. For me. As a scrapbooker. It tells a story that I want to remember, in a way that makes complete and total sense. To me. Know what I'm sayin'?
I read with great interest a post over at Stacy Julian's blog in which she asked: If you could change one thing about scrapbooking (and/or our industry in general) that would allow more people to embrace and enjoy this amazing hobby, what would it be?
It definitely reminds you there are a lot of voices, and ideas, and passions, and angles that we all bring to this hobby. And that honestly, there are room for all of them. Every single one. Those just like you, who do it the way you do it. And those like me, who can't tilt a photo to save my life.