Just ten days left in the 31 Pages in 31 Days blog series challenge! I've enjoyed myself immensely this month, and hope you have had fun, too! if you're just joining us, check out the posts every day of August 2012 for a different scrapbook page or 2-page layout each morning.
Today's single page is a little cheerful Christmas patchwork using the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Papers.The 2x6 strips are laid semi-randomly across the middle upper portion of the page, to form a mat for the semi-randomly placed Cherry Cobbler photo mats! It's kinda like that carefully achieved "just out of bed" hairstyle that actually takes an hour and two cans of hairspray, huh?
Now, I LOVE clean design with lots of white space, and if it were up to me I'd have left it at that. Honestly, if money were no object and it didn't look ridiculous in my current house, I'd be very happy with Swedish Modern furniture (think IKEA). BUT, I'm still training my scrapbookers not to think they have to put something in every single corner of their page, so I did go ahead and run a couple of border items across the bottom. The first is a repeated word stamped strip (TIP: A great way to make use of a small stamp that would otherwise be lost on a 12x12 page) and the second elements was the totally adorable new Sweater Trim from the 2012 Holiday Catalog. Too cute!
Do you have a scrapbooking "bad habit" that you find hard to shake? I mean OTHER than the one where you leave the photos in the shoeboxes?? One bad habit I have is to finish the page entirely except for the journalling. I mean, the entire album will be DONE and the journalling boxes will be sitting there blank. For years. 'Cause memory improves with age, you know. NOT!