I am going to admit that I have been in a scrapping funk for about the last 6 months. In fact, I don't remember the last actual layout I did. I LOVE making the Punky Sprout's mini albums and I think that is because I can start and finish a project in a day or two. Sometimes I feel I'll never get "caught up" with my layouts!
When Becky Higgins introduced her Project Life way of scrapping, I didn't want to even look at it...here was one of my favorite inspirations telling me how to make scrapping easier. But I knew if I started PL, I'd probably never scrap layouts again! :)
This last fall I finally took the plunge. I decided to use my own stash for this instead of buying the kit. I knew I would never keep up with a photo a day type of project and so to get my feet wet in this type of scrapping, I decided to do a National Parks album. Since we've been married (14 years) we have visited close to 20 National Parks...starting with Yellowstone on our Honeymoon.
I have absolutely loved doing this album and in fact in just a weekend getaway I was able to scrap almost all of the parks!
Here is the first double page spread of our trip to the Redwoods. You can see that I do mostly pictures with a title and some journaling mixed in.
For my title block, I used some Lil' Blossoms along with a Denim Lil' Stem to give some texture. The numbers are Cocoa Daisy stamps and have a textured pattern as well.
On my journaling spot I used a Cocoa Daisy border stamp to decorate the grid paper and added a bit of Lil' Twiney to add some dimension.