You like? It's still with ScrapStreet's Digital Design Team's Vintage Hawaiian kit - that background is one of my paper designs!
Lemme explain the new title... I think I've finally found my identity in scrapbooking. That question, that dreaded 'What's your style?' question has arisen so much lately, and I never really know how to answer.
I think I can.
Whatever I do, choose and use is always so practical! Here's where this idea came from. The Scrap Off at My Scrapbook Nook called for a project about 7 days in June. I actually chose 14 days because there were a few more exciting things happening in the week after. I immediately thought ''calendar'' and went to work. Now, my description was "desktop calendar gone awry" because that's usually what my life is like. :) There were such creative and positively off-the-wall entries by others for this challenge; but not mine. Mine was practical. Funky and silly, but practical. See?
And that's how it began.
I realized soon after that almost all of my choices are practical. I choose to use an arrow to actually point to something important. I choose colors because they are practical to the photo's subject. I choose bling because it's a page about shiny stuff. Or stuff that should be shiny, I guess. You know all those 'office supply' challenges around the last coupla years? Well, on my layouts, paper clips clip, staples staple, saftey pins pin and anything that looks like a ruler is usually one a page about something being measured.
Maybe that's why, 10 years ago, I collected every shaped eyelet and pretty themed die cut. Boy, am I glad that phase is over for me. I can still use them, ya know... but you better believe that that one last leftover frog brad is going to be on my next pond layout. With frogs in the photo. Practically.
I thought I could.