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Monday, January 28, 2008

Scrapbook Layout #4 - Close - Good Times

Good Morning Everybody! Hey this is my 4th 12 x 12 layout I ever made. I'm rather proud of it because I think it turned out better than I expected. I've started scrapbooking recently (a few months) and I'm beginning to feel a little better about it. I've always been intimidated by scrapbooking 12 x 12 layouts because I just felt it took too much work and that I always thought "how the heck do I fill up such a large piece of paper?". LOL.

As I make more of them, I feel a little better and I'm actually faster in making them now. This only took me a little over an hour to create. Having a sketch really helped. The designer paper I used came from the Close to My Heart - My Reflections Scrapbook Kit -
Good Times. I love the pretty colors in this kit and the patterns are pretty cute.

I used that "visual triangle" rule for scrapbooking. Honestly, I never thought there were any rules for scrapbooking. See. . .that's how much I know about this stuff. I thought you could just put things together in any fashion that made you feel good. I still don't understand all these crazy scrapbooking rules . . .it just seem so technical if you ask me. Why can't you just slap things on? Isn't it more artistic to not follow any rules? You know . . .your own gut feeling, your own inspirations rather than following the "visual triangle", "the rule of threes", "setting the mood", and all of those other technical stuff that makes for a great scrapbook layout! Sheesh, I always thought that you just stuck embellishments where they look like they would fit nicely or where ever there's space and stuff like that!! LOL! Sometimes when I look at other people layouts. . .there seem to be no "rules" being followed. . .even the "pro" scrapbookers. . .they just look pretty randomly laid out to me.

Anyway. . .if you take a look at my layout and focus on the silver brads at the left corner, the silver brads at the lower right of my page and the mini tag at the upper right. . .well that's a visual triangle. This particular visual triangle suppose to bring my journaling into focus. I have at least 3 visual triangles. Can you spot them? Okay. . .for the scrapbookers out there in the know. . .is there a limit on the amount of visual triangles you are allowed to have on a page? Just curious if there was a limit.

Until later, folks!!!


Tracy.H said...

Great job, Maria!! I am quite intimidated by scrapbooking as well. I have done about 4 pages, but they were 8 1/2 X 11. I don't think I really would enjoy the 12 X 12. I am thinking of maybe trying out some 6 X 6 pages and see how I like that. But I think I would like to take a class on scrapbooking to get a 'professional' outlook before I get started...maybe. :0)

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Anonymous said...

The layout is CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing!! I'm planning on getting that paper packet, but haven't gotten around to it!

Congrats on your new venture! :)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Is that your son? He's adorable! I've been scrapbooking for quite some time now, and I've never actually paid attention to the technicalities of it all! I've heard the visual triangle thing, but I never consciously followed it! I honestly just lay things out in a way that appeals to me, and that's how I design a page. This page is FANTASTIC! You did an amazing job!

Rita said...

Luv your layout Maria! You did an awesome job!!! I am one of those scrappers that just do what I feel like & don't go by the rules. Of course I'm still working on old pictures...whenever I get to the more recent pics that may change. I'm trying to fit a lot of pics on a 2 page layout in my books.

pescbrico said...

Great page!
I like the colors a lot :)

Kathi Carlson said...

Your layout is AWESOME!

chelemom said...

Love the LO!!!

malieta said...

Love you layout Maria!
This is a perfect layout for a male and it is great! I think I see two triangles, the upper right and the lower left. Thank you for sharing some of the rules also.

Ila said...

This is a Fabulous layout!!...I'm not into scrapbooking at the moment...but...I sure love this!!

Michelle said...

I love this paper pack-it was the first thing I bought from the new catty, along with Sweat leaf card stock and ink!

My Paper World said...

It's a great layout Maria! I love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great page Maria! The colors and just fantastic and I love the big bold title and the brads... TFS!
Good luck with your club... wish I lived nearby... would join up right away. :o)