It's been quite some time since I last produced a scrapbook page. Especially a hands on one. My scrapping has very much morphed into that of a digital format, which I print out and stick in my album. I've lost the joy that can be had from going with the flow and just making a page without the use of computer software.
So whilst I was listening to a podcast from Paperclipping Roundtable, my ears pricked up at the end when one of the guests mentioned an idea she had for a different way to scrap. Her thought was to make two layouts, each 12" x 6" format. On one she would place the journaling and the other she would have the design with photo and embellishments.
Now I'm not keen on going down the 12x12 route again with scrapping. I'm staying with A4. But it made me think. Could I journal in the bottom third only, leaving a blank square space above to design as I choose, in a more hands on approach? No computers, no sketches. Just photographs, paper, stamps and embellishments (flat ones at that). To just enjoy pushing stuff around a square space until I was happy.
And this is what happened when I put that thought into practice.
You all know by now that last month, Nick had a hernia operation. Well, for me, the story in that episode was not the operation itself. It was the fear of an unexpected worse case scenario. Of course, everything turned out perfectly fine. It's now easy to laugh it off and admit what a dope I was for panicking in the first place.
As for the scrapping. I loved doing a design without a plan. Just pushing papers around and seeing what gives. It felt like crafting should feel like. It loses something when done completely digitally. I'll definitely be doing this more often.
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