I know many of you out there are card makers by heart, and I consider myself one as well. However, I did think it would be fun to really look into how I make a scrapbook page. Please note, I am by no means the best scrapbooker.... if you are looking for one, I would try Ali Edwards.
Before I begin, I also want to point out that the way I scrapbook and the way I make a card is completely different. 95% of the time I make a card in one sitting. When I make a scrapbook page I work on over a period of days. Every once in awhile I make it all in one day, but generally it sits around while I think it out.
So here's how it goes for me.
Step 1: Choose pictures. Bring out some paper I think might work. Let it sit.
Step 2: Still sitting on my shelf. Think about some different paper.
Step 3: Finally come up with an idea. For this page I decided I wanted to use my own handwriting, and I thought it would be fun to make a page out of all of our Twitter updates from the summer. When I got done it really looked like something I would do in High School. I decided to separate my tweets from my husbands with color.
Step 4: I decided I wanted some kind of edge on this sheet. Alot of times I have cool die cut sheets that are a great shape, but don't work with my color scheme. So I just trace away!
Step 5: Add picture and layer elements.
Step 6: Add title and I'm done.
It does look a little crazy! And I promise when I finished writing it all I didn't think there was any way I could make it look good, but in the end I like the messiness.
So here's what I would like to know. Last night I caught up on Project Runway, and one of the girls said she didn't sketch and all of the designers were shocked. I started to wonder if I'm that girl of card making. I NEVER sketch. I can work from one for a challenge, but I rarely sketch before I start my own project. I just grab swatches of paper to get my color scheme then I go from there. So how do you create?