Today I wanted to share another "Scrapbooking on a Budget" secret and two more pages! It may not seem related to Budget at first but I have my reason's behind it :)
Secret #11: Scraplift to save time and money.
There are at least three reasons why scraplifting helps you stay on the budget.
- First of all, scraplifting saves time, weather you make a very close lift or use a partial idea like photo placement, design, or color combination.
- It's pretty easy to guess pieces of papers you will use by checking project you are scraplifting, so you don't waste your favorite product by cutting a bigger piece and then cutting away smaller pieces that will not be good for anything else.
- Scraplifting is a great exercise for beginners especially. You can save money on classes, since some classes teach by making you copy a project anyway. There are ton's of great classes and workshops that teach you more amazing thing's and techniques, but you can start learning by scralifting.
I did just a few minor changes along the way like including my journaling in a different spot and to shrinking her 12x12 page into a smaller 8.5x11 size. But the outcome is pretty similar.
After making this page, I learned that I love using arrows on the page and I started including them a lot more often now.
My second page was inspired by Nichole Magouirk. I love the way she used butterflies on THIS page, and I love her color combination here. Again, I did my page on a smaller format. Used two photos instead of one. Used papers and products I had on hand, not trying to match any of hers. But I had a visual example that took all of the guessing work out of the game. This layout came out pretty quickly.
The story is about Liana's uncle that always needed a kiss from her...
All of the butterflies were cut with Cameo, which made all the detailed work of the page - a piece of cake. All I had to do is change the size and pattern paper. I used a stamp by Les Papiers de Pandore and a few printables by Heidy Swapp.
And of course I have to mention, that scraplifting is allowed and even incouraged as long as we mention the name of the artist who made the original project. I can tell from my own experience, it was so nice to receive an email from a lady across the country telling me that she scraplifted one o my pages. She also left a link, so I could go check her scraplifted page out. Feels great knowing, that someone was inspired by your work!
If you are interested, here's the list of previous posts on this subject:
Scrapbooking on a Budget - secret 10: 12x12 vs 8.5x11
Scrapbooking on a Budget - secrets 6-9: Make your own.
Scrapbooking on a Budget - secrets 4&5: Printables
Scrapbooking on a Budget - secrets 1,2,3.
Thank you everyone for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll see you next time!