It helps me to journal, which is a must do on every page. I need a sturdy pen, fine point...Zig Writer is my man! It helps me to add small details like dots to boring letters. It also helps with adding frames of all sorts.
I relied heavily on my pen for this layout:
Good, old, reliable Kraft can be jazzed up with a pen! I used it to add some pizzaz here and to make all the circles pop!
I started with the journaling spots and some smaller circles I cut from polka-dotted paper. Once I had it laid out, but not glued, I decided to doodle the circles. My technique? I used the Happy circle to make the larger circles for the green #2 one. I used the orange #3 to make the circle for the Happy. And so on... In essence, I just made use of the supplies in front of me!
The rectangular shape here is not pen. I used the Jillibean Soup stamp in the August Scrapbook Nook kit! This kit is so fun...beautiful bright oranges! I did use my pen to make the lines and journal!
Speaking of journaling, be sure to sign up for Leah's journaling class over at the Nook. She is such a talented writer and will have so much to share. We are having a Virtual Crop on August 19th and 20th so be sure to come and play!
Bring your pen! I know I will have mine!