Since I'm on maternity leave at the moment I'm trying to scrapbook on a budget. I've found the best technique is to not go into any stores, as my willpower once I see all the pretties is non-existent. The benefit of this though is that I'm going through all my old stash and finding things I'd forgotten I had purchased, like the circle alpha stickers on this layout. Combining this with scrapping older photos has given me a real sense of nostalgia.
This layout features photos taken during a trip with my mum and dad on Puffing Billy, a steam train through the Dandenongs in Victoria. It's such a fun ride and everyone sticks their legs out of the windows as they ride. On the day we went we hadn't realised it was the last day of school holidays though so it was PACKED!
When I first saw this weeks sketch for Let's Get Sketchy I thought 'that is so busy!'. But the good thing about sketches is you don't have to follow them exactly, so I skipped some of the details and focused on the paper background shapes instead. I'm normally not too good at picking sizes for multiple background layers so I cheated and just used up my Vintage Rose Garden scraps by Couture Creations. Keeping the photos and title placement means you can still see the bones of the sketch in the finished layout. Hope on over to the blog to see how the rest of the design team interpreted the sketch.