If you are a scrapbooker, do you have a certain “style” that anybody could easily recognize? Even if you don’t have a recognizable “style” there are probably items that are your go-to things that you enjoy using over and over on pages you create. That is your style! Maybe you have certain color combinations that have become your style. In my opinion, it doesn’t really matter if you know what “style” is yours, the fact that you get a page done is the reward! The memories and stories are captured. The photos and the stories are what matter!
If you’ve been around me, you know that Layout a Day is something I enjoy participating in. It is an online group where we have a theme and daily prompts to get one page a day completed for a certain month. I have done several of of these now, and I can honestly say that when I look at my own work, I am all over the place as far as a “style” goes. That’s because part of what I enjoy is trying different things. Even though most of the pages I create during these events are digital, I still try all kinds of things; techniques, templates, I even use two different software programs when I create digitally!
Here are the first two pages for this month. Neither one is very colorful, which personally bothers me! Yet they seem to work just fine. The page about the karate tournament was basically started from a template with a pocket page style, and used a kraft colored background. I tried to swap in some color, and it ended up distracting from the pictures. Enough time had been spent on it, so it was done. However, I really want to go back in and add something that gives a little dimension. That may be after I print it out and it will end up becoming a hybrid page.
You may notice that one is done with sort of a nod to the pocket page look. That is the first one I’ve tried like that. I recently bought some pocket pages and I think it will be fun to use them. Think about making some art journal type backgrounds to cut and use in some of the pockets! Or use your die cut machine to add goodies to the pockets.
Do you feel like you have found your own personal favorite items and methods in your scrapbooking? Or do you just like to try anything and everything?