A few scrapper friends and I went to see a lady who's been a distributor for Creative Memories scrapping products. Honestly, I wasn't too impressed with the line -- my #1 reason being that the papers are a strange size -- 10 x 12 instead of the common 12 x 12 (which is the size I scrap). So if I really liked a certain paper, I had to take at least two sheets, just so I could create a 12 x 12 paper!!! But I ended up bying quite a lot of papers, simply because right now I haven't been able to get to the city...and I have so many photos waiting to be scrapped!!!!
While we were there, we asked to look at a scrapbook she had made -- just for ideas. I love looking at other people's books -- it's amazing how many different styles are out there! And while I may not love the style, there are always little things you can learn or take from the different styles. :) So anyways, this lady did a lot with border designs. It was the first time I had ever seen these -- and I liked it! She had a few paper sets (apparently the border designs are pre-cut)...and I bought one.
This is the first layout I've put together using the papers. This is a pretty simple one -- and yes, she did have more than plain papers, but for this layout I wanted it pretty basic. I absolutely love the border design on the outsides -- it makes the page leap out! I may have seen these pages so often...but everytime I page though my album...I stop and take a second look!!! LOL I guess that says something...
The letters are also from the Creative Memories line. They're great to work with -- not too sticky...and if you place it wrong, you can take it off and set it right...without tearing up your layout! That's the best thing I've seen from this line -- if I ever have another chance, I'd buy more letters...they rock!!! :)
I still want to add some journaling -- in the center of the second page. :) TFL
** I found a challenge to enter into -- Create a layout with NO PATTERNED PAPERS. Perfect for this layout! >>Noel Mignon's Challenge Blog<<