As a designer for scrapbook manufacturers, I think sometimes we forget that it’s okay to mix and match various paper lines and embellishments. I think we also forget that it’s okay to use some of your older stash. Seriously, some of that older stuff is just as good, if not better!
The bottom line is scrapbooking is about getting the photos and documentation into your books. If you can do that, whether or not it’s stylish and trendy or simple and old-fashioned, that’s what matters.
With that in mind, I pulled out a stack of my scraps, a pair of scissors, my adhesive, and I got straight to business. I had a lot of fun — there was no agenda, no pressure, no deadlines. It was pure creative bliss.
Here’s a couple of layouts I created earlier this morning just for fun:
This first layout is loaded with a mix of old and new. What do you think?!
There’s no reason why you can’t use older paper for layouts, right?! If you look closely at the “N” flower, I used Christmas paper from Crate Paper. In my opinion, it all still looks great!
As for my second layout, I’m in love with this one. *swoon*
Again, it’s a compilation of old and new. …and I bet you couldn’t tell that I used Christmas paper on this one too, hehe. 😉
Today, it’s the first day of rain since around Thanksgiving. Thank goodness! We’ve been really needing some source of water around here. I believe it’s supposed to rain for four to five days, which means it’s time for me to bust out my cute galoshes. I can’t wait to jump around in the puddles with the furkids.