Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stepping Out: Behind the Page

Stepping out of the box can bring a refreshing element to what you do.  Buying a pattern you don't usually wear, getting a funky pair of shoes, saying yes to your kids when you usually say no. 

It keeps that thinking flexible.

I was playing with my September kit from My Scrapbook Nook and decided to step out a bit.  I thought I would share my thinking process with you.

I have mentioned before that I start from the small and move to the big when I scrap.  I create a cluster with my photo and layer from there.  My idea for this layout come from the photo!  My daughter is standing next to a telescope.  I grabbed this paper from my kit, which features the Random Collection from Crate Paper...it has lots of fun circles.

The telescope reminded me of the circles because of the lense.  So I thought I would cut a row or two of them to use as my main cluster.  I chose a chipboard circle and the pleated Stand-outs to compliment the theme.

Then, I layered and made my layout.  The title got placed and I realized I had no place to journal.  The yellow seemed like a good place.  I thought of journaling strips and then stopped myself.  I decided to write around the circles.  I was nervous...I wasn't sure...but I like the end result.

The buttons finished it all off and grounded that writing!

Stepping outside of the box or in this case, the circle, resulted in a fun and different layout!  You never know if you don't try!


  1. Love that you shared the process Stacey. Thanks girl.

  2. I love how you stepped out side of the circle, Stacey! That is such a cool layout. I love the circles with the journaling and all your details behind and around the photo. It is good to try something new and thanks for sharing the process.

  3. oh my love this unique and cool page!


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