Memory Monday – 12×12 layout

I love scrapbooking! I found card making through scrapbooking actually. I started making cards because I wanted to find a use for all my scraps of pattern paper, and found that I love making cards as much as I love memory keeping! Recently, what with working as a nurse, card-making, businesses, and wedding planning, scrapbooking has become a bit forgotten, but I’m hoping that this series ‘Memory Mondays’ will help to get me back on track!

Last week I used Project Life to document a trip to Castle Howard, a gorgeous stately home set in  the glorious countryside of North Yorkshire! I love Project Life but sometime I need a little more space to tell my story, and then I return to 12×12 layouts!

Stampin' Up! UK Scrapbook 12x12 Memory Keeping

The weather wasnt the best the day we went to Castle Howard, but in my option Memory Keeping isnt really about the quality of the photograph – its about the memory associated with it!

I used the Flashback Designer Series Paper Pack, in particular the sheets that had Pool Party, Basic Black and Real Red! I love that Stampin’ Up! use the same colours for each product line, it makes coordination just so easy! I picked out the Smokey Slate camera from one of the pieces of Flashback, I often use 3’s both in card making and scrapbooking – I’ll cluster either 3 or 5 embellishments, even numbers just dont look right to me. So, I created 3 patches of embellishments using on of the camera’s on a Dimentional, a piece of Washi Tape and a acetate accent from the Everyday Adventure Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Accessory Pack.

The title uses our Product of the Month – the Back to Basics Alphabet Stamp set, stamped in Pool Party (see, that coordination again!).

The layout looked a little bare at this point, so I added my journalling, argueably the most important aspect of scrapbooking, getting your memories onto the page! This is not always the easiest bit, or the most fun, but ask yourself, why are you making this page if your not saying anything about why! I generally take the who, what, when, where, why approach. Use your journalling to explain who you’re with (or who you are!), what you did, when you did it, where you went, and why you went there.

To finish the layout, as it still looked a little bare, I used a small paint brush with some water, and Pool Party and Smokey Slate ink to create some splatter on the white section of the page.

What do you think? let me know in the comments below….


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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