Freshening Up | January at Simple Scrapper

After the rich colors and holiday decadence of the Christmas season, I am ready at the start of the new year to freshen up and lighten up. In January, I find myself looking for pastel colors and soft patterns to create new pages. I used a collection of papers in pink, light blue, and yellow to make two layouts using prompts and sketch/templates from Simple Scrapper.

A few years ago we had a perfect snow. It was deep enough for sledding and just below freezing so the snow was not too slick (and it was not too frozen for driving!). My kids and I went over to a friend’s house where we had a nice sledding party. The pictures I took were not great–it was still fairly cloudy–so I converted them to black & white and cropped them to focus in on the subjects.

I used one of this month’s Story Starters on the topic of Friends Forever to create the page. I also used a past Sketch/Template to give me a starting point in getting these photos on my page in a pleasing arrangement.

My children know that I hardly ever pass up an opportunity to take pictures of them. After we visited a museum one day, we were waiting to meet my husband who was in a meeting. As we were waiting, I noticed that the statues and landscaping around the outside of the museum were as striking as the exhibits on the inside. So I immediately took out my camera and took several photographs of the kids exploring the outdoors.

I used one of this month’s Sketch/Templates to create the page–a great sketch that allows for one focal point photo along with two smaller supporting shots.

As a member at Simple Scrapper, you will receive Spark magazine–a PDF publication full of layouts from all of the Creative Team members that shows you how to create wonderful pages of your own using Sketch/Templates and Story Starters. This magazine is just one of MANY advantages of being a member at Simple Scrapper. Go here to find out more.

Now go create!

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