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January 23, 2011

Sound Advice from a Scrapper

Doreen has great advice to follow but before we get there I want to point out how totally rad her title is. Don't you think so too?

What Came First the Picture or the Paper?
-“Say Hello To My Little Friend”-

I don’t know about you, but when I scrapbook I usually start with the pictures.
I’ll look through my stash and find a picture that stands out to me and then proceed w/ creating a layout. That has always been my process.

Well, this time I veered from that process; I let my papers dictate the layout I created.
It was quite by accident too! I was doing some cleaning up of my scrap area…you know that thing we hate to do, but must do because if we don’t we won’t be able to scrap…and I came across a pack of papers – it contained some full sheets and some scraps.

When I saw these papers just lying in there in their Ziploc bag…it instantly brought to mind a picture that would go great with them!! Of course, when inspiration strikes, you gotta go with it, so I stopped cleaning (hee, hee) and dug out the pictures and quickly created this layout!

I love it because, well, it’s cute (even if I do say so myself LOL!), but also because it came to me very easily! There was no stress involved, even the title just popped into my mind once I saw the pictures again! Also, I used up some scraps and that is always a bonus!

So next time I am struggling to complete a layout, instead of digging through my pictures first, perhaps I will start with my papers instead...

Give it a try, it may just inspire you too!


  1. isn't this layout fabulous? I love the colors and her advice! I've noticed that I have been letting my papers/embellishments dictate what pictures I use lately, and indeed it is FUN that way!! :)

  2. You were so right that paper is perfect for a buggy LO . And , aren't you happy when you can find that po you're looking for!

  3. Beutiful layout and those some fun pictures....they go so perfect with the paper..... i usually look for the pic first and them pps...but this other way sounds good also!!!

  4. Soooooooooooooo fun! I love love love love the photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. What a great idea! I am going to be helping some budding scrappers soon and I'll pass along this information! Cute layout! Love the grasshopper!


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