There's nothing better for a winter page than flock. That stuff actually looks like snow! I covered three different snowflakes with paint, flock and glitter. I learned by trial and error that the paint is a must. The first one I made didn't look very good without the paint behind it.
This page is for a class I've got coming up at the Scrap-a-palooza mega crop in January hosted by Star 105.1. Usually when I make my class layouts I still use them for myself but this time I was all out of pictures. I've already used all of my snow and winter pictures. At least I've got a page done and ready for pictures from this year!
This time I used embossed chipboard letters, covered them with glimmer mist and then sanded them so the embossed design would stand out.
I thought it would be fun to post a few of my mom's page since someone had asked and since I "copied" her design.
You can definitely tell where I got my style from. We both have very similar styles and yet at the same time very different.
This page is for her Girl Crazy kit club.
And this one is the tree that I copied. It's not exactly the same but the same concept. I love this page of hers! It's for her Generation Page kit club. My kit club is "everyday" type of layouts that will work for many different occasions and hers are all holiday, seasonal or themed pages.
How I stay motivated: (question from the last post.)
I have a list hanging over my computer of all the pages I want to do. One day I got really ambitious and went through all of my pictures. I made a list that has the month and year and then a short description of the page I want to do. Example, drew in green shirt, jackson laughing at toys, etc. I don't look at the list and get overwhelmed, instead I look at it and think that I've got plenty of subjects to scrapbook. In other words if I'm not feeling one I can find another. Sometimes a simple little switch from one subject to another can rev up the creativity. Another nice part about my list is when I get to check something off. It gives me a sense of accomplishment.
I jump around a lot. Some days I'll work on something from years ago and then the next day I'll use pictures from two days ago. I think if I were to go in order I would get bored and it would seem like more of a chore. I just go with whatever is jumping out and screaming, "use me!"
Looking through books and magazines is a great motivator for me. Every time I look through one I'm ready to get in my scrapbook room and work on some pages!
Lastly, when I get tired or overwhelmed I stop. Doing a page a day can get a little stressful at some times. Sometimes I don't have the time or the energy. When I don't want to do it, I don't. Simple as that. It's just like a diet. So you have a bad day and get off track. Don't stress over it, just pick it back up again the next day.