Inspiration by Joey
Go with the flow. That's the inspiration this month - just go with the flow! I've spent many years designing scrapbook pages, home decor, and other various projects and one of the key factors for doing this is to be original, be fresh, and do something new with the products at hand. It's pretty much ingrained in my creative process to immediately try to think outside the box, expand upon the product and thus, create added value.
Well, that's all well and good, but it pulls me away from the primary reason for programs and themes in scrapbooking products. So this month I decided to go with the flow and use Making Memories' Just Chillin' collection pretty much out of the box. You'll see in my "Make a Splash" page that I didn't do anything extra to the papers and elements - no inking, distressing, or special techniques. It just goes to show how truly incredible and versatile the Making Memories products are.
I used Just Chillin' as my background paper (my bottom layer) and how changes from blues to greens - just the opposite of my pictures with the green grass on top and the blue pool water at the bottom. The Just Chillin' double sided papers give me plenty to choose from for my color strips, adding texture and interest and breaking up the patterns a little. I used the journaling blocks from the glitter die cuts to tell the story and added little doodle outlines around the white cardstock to contain the rest of the embellishments.
So go ahead and let go a little. Create from the box and see how easy and fun it can be!
This page was created using the following from the Making Memories Just Chillin' collection: papers, metal signage, glitter die cuts, layered chipboard, and glitter brads. The title was created using Making Memories' Puffy Alphas in green.