Contrary to what I have been posting on my blog lately, I do create my own original layouts. It's not all about "lifting" others work. It's just lately, I've needed an extra kick in the pants to be creative.
you get another idea inspired by someone else.
I'm still following along on Smitha Katti's "Quilt Block of the Month" over on Fiskars. You can also see it at Smitha's blog.
This is a simple design that she used for May, but as you can see, it works perfectly as a scrapbook page background.
I've had this picture of my daughter and my grandma for quite awhile and I just didn't know how to scrap it because of the bright colors in my grandma's shirt. No matter what cardstock color or patterned paper I brought out, it was just too much. Using this patchwork background allowed me to use the LOUD colors of her shirt and add in the light pink from my daughter's dress. Somehow, it works.
Here is a picture of the squares all laid out before I added the photo, title, etc.
It's a great way to use up some scraps too!
Ok, wait... here is one thing that is original. These cute rounded doily-like squares are what you get when you use Fiskars Peacock Corner Lever Punch on a 1 1/2 inch square (punching all 4 corners).
I'm finishing up the school year this week and here's hoping that I'll be posting some original designs real soon!