Welcome to the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop for September. If this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.
This month I am once again working on this older travel album that has been pre-prepared as double layouts with the photos and journalling awaiting me in each sleeve of the album. I highly recommend this as a way to get a larger story told, since it makes the creative part of the process very relaxing and yet there is so much story being told in each layout.
I used a kit and pulled out one of my favourite sketches from SG which lets me get a lot of different patterns onto a page all at once. I often use this one with 6×6 paper pads, as each square is 3×3 so you for a double sided page you get 2 of each pattern with nothing wasted at all, and with a double sided layout, that uses about half the pad. If you have used only half od a pad you really like and would like to feature it, this sketch is ideal.
The other thing I added to these layouts is some cut files from Wilna Furtenburg used to cut out wood veneer. Unfortunately these are not currently available as Twopeas has closed and that was where I bought the digital files from, but there are plenty of other frame products that would produce a similar effect like these transparent gold frames by MME or these chipboard frames by Maggie Holmes or these die cut frames by Fancy Pants Designs.
You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out. Next on the hop is Cassie, leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store.
The winner will be drawn on Monday, September 8th which leaves you one week to leave a comment.
In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs
Scrapbook Generation blog – http://scrapbookgeneration.blogspot.com/
Steffanie – http://steffanies.blogspot.com/
Ruth - << you are here >>
Cassie – http://allsmilesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Devra – http://mycreativeview.blogspot.com/
TinaGale – http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com
Lori – http://savingmine.blogspot.com
Lori S – http://loriannie670.blogspot.com
Katy Taylor – http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Cicily – http://www.pinkdalmatianscrapper.com
Corrina – http://anotherthingoffthelist.blogspot.ca/
If you would like to join the blog hop in December (we have them every quarter), then we would love to have you, shoot me an email or friend me on facebook and I’ll add you to our blog hop facebook group! The more the merrier!