Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New way to journal...

This week I was graciously asked by Inspired Blueprints to create a page for their new sketch #43! (see below)

If you haven't been over there to visit, you will be very inspired. I plan to pop over there more often for inspiration - these ladies are SO talented!

I don't usually go by sketches, but I found it to be something new and fun to try. It can really get you started - even if you don't use the sketch exactly!

Here is my thought process as I built this page:
I found this brown die cut paper in my stash and liked the sides on it and thought it represented the design on the left in the sketch. I also had an idea to do a full page of journaling in the background (inspired by an ad that I saw) and then lay my photos over the top. I had these cute pics of Kati playing puzzles and instead of writing, "Kati loves puzzles" (boring!), I decided to jot down all the things I could think of that she loves to play these days! I ended up repeating the journaling, because I couldn't think of enough things to fill up the whole page. But it turned out to be a good thing because then I didn't feel bad covering up some of the journaling with the pics. I don't have a 12 x 12" printer, so I printed my journaling on a piece of 8.5 x 11" vellum and layered it over the die cut paper.

Jenni Bowlin supplies used: Town Square die cut paper, Sheriff's Office Town Square paper, chipboard stars, orange Vintage Sew-On Buttons and the yellow paper is Lemonade from the Front Porch line. Alphas are Pink Paislee.
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Working on my March 19-20th classes for Connecticut and I'm thrilled as to how they are turning out! I can't wait to visit them again and share what I've been up to! Hope to see you there. Here is the information again: Lasting Memories. More info on the classes is coming soon, I promise.

Thanks!
Danielle

22 comments:

deana said...

That page is gorgeous & I ♥ the repeated text idea. :-)

Nancy W said...

Amazing! Love it! Hugs from Texas!

Charlene said...

Your funny, you sound so much like me starting to do Lo'S. Use a sketch?, don't use one ..and the last few weeks I've been trying it and I like the jump start! This is a terrific journaling idea and just so cute!

Molly said...

Wow, I love the idea!! Great LO!

~Molly

Frances said...

Love your layout...I am going to give the journaling a try!

mustangkayla said...

Your layout ROCKS! I love the journaling background, too cool!

mustangkayla said...

Your layout ROCKS! I love the journaling background, too cool!

Danielle said...

I love that layout, Dani! :)

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

Hi Danielle! LOVE that round LO is so beautiful!! :)

Melonie said...

Totally in love with this page Dani! The colors and embellies are all so perfect together. Love the idea of a journaling background too.

Cris said...

I love your take on this sketch Danielle! And I can't wait to see you in CT in a couple of weeks. xoxo

Kay said...

Amazing layout Danielle and you did awesome with the sketch! I love your journaling idea and how you repeated it. The stars are great! ♥♥ Kay

KimA said...

Thanks for joining up at Inspired Blueprints - I love the way that you interpreted the sketch.

Anabelle said...

LOOOVE this page. You are so amazing.

Guylaine said...

Good day!
I really love your blog and your work.
I'm a Franch Canadian and the owner of a challenge, magazine blog named Karma Scrap. Each week I post a link to a blog to discover. This week I choose your blog and put some of your creations too. Let me know if you are not comfortable with it.
You should have some visitors from Quebec theses days :)
here is the message you can see: http://karmascrap.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-decouvrir-danielle-flanders.html#googtrans/fr/en

Andrea Amu said...

Such a great layout, girl! Love the repeated journaling on vellum, and I LOVE Inspired Blueprint sketches!

krista said...

absolutely love this idea Dani!!! thanks for sharing.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

This layout is just WOW! love all your stuff!

Jennifer Y said...

Hey Danielle! Thank you so much for being with us this month!!! We appreciate all the IB *LOVE*!!
:)

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Babydoll said...

Great page! I love all the journaling. :)

Juliana said...

love what you did with the journaling and what a great LO design!