Sharon here to share some more pocket style Disney layouts with you to hopefully inspire you to jumpstart your scrapbooking. If you have never digi-scrapped before here are some examples of how quick and easy it can be if you keep it simple.
Last week Mary wrote in her post about her need to really get down to basics. You can find her post here if you missed it: Back to Basics You will also find in this post a free template for Photoshop users to get you started. 🙂
So again, if you are like the majority of people who have vast amounts of photos consider scrapping your pages in a simple style. It is especially important for beginner scrappers to keep it simple to avoid getting discouraged.
The very first time I bought a kit with papers instead of predesigned pages where I just dragged and dropped photos I was SO lost & overwhelmed. I sat there and stared at 2 pieces of decorative papers on my screen thinking I had just wasted money and I had no idea of where to begin. Without the template to guide me into where to put things I was at a complete loss.
It took me about a year of scrapping with simple templates before I could begin scrapping from 2 blank canvases and designing my own pages.
Here’s a double page layout using the Quick Pockets templates by Laurie Callison that I wrote about last week. I used Mary’s “Trip Report” kit that is FREE when you subscribe to the Capturing Magical Memories newsletter! I love how it turned out and I still managed to add in a few creative touches to the page and keep it simple all at the same time. 🙂
“Trip Report” kit by Capturing Magical Memories
Quick Pockets templates by Laurie Callison – template #’s 23 & 26
fonts: DJB Amy McPrint & 1942 report
These pages will go perfectly with this one that I created a while back that took me a lot more time and effort but I love them all and most importantly it all tells my story & documents my memories no matter how much I put into them. 🙂
“A Lifetime of Memories” kit by Capturing Magical Memories
In addition to some of my more elaborate pages that I have shared here on this site like the one above I also need to create very simple photocentric pages otherwise I would never get it done.
One of my strategies is I scrap in double page layout 99% of the time – I might make one facing page featuring 1 or 2 of my better photos and I give it star billing with fancier embellishments & often the “story” or title. This satisfies my need to be creative.
The facing page will often be a grid-style or pocket style type of page. I might have 6-8 arranged on a piece of decorative paper as background and that is it – done in less than 10 minutes. This satisfies my need to document & complete a project.