HI! I am Gretchen McElveen and I am excited to be doing my first blog post here as a new member of the Creative Memories design team!
To get started, I'd like to share one of my recent layouts. I absolutely adore the Reflections line and I could not wait to make to make something with it! So I made this layout about a couple of our best friends.
Here are a few closer views of the layout...
I used Foam Squares to adhere the title block. I like how it adds some dimension to the page!
I am a big fan of these sweet paper flowers! I used the epoxy stickers from the Divine collection to add centers to the flowers. (sneak peak alert!)
I like to cut the big designs out of a piece of patterned paper and use them as an easy embellishment on a layout. The leaves below were cut out of a piece of the Reflections Designer Print Paper.
Since this is my first blog post here, I also thought it would be fun to share my favorite (and oh so simple) journaling tip. Even though I do use my computer for a lot of journaling, nothing beats the personal touch of hand-written journaling. The biggest challenge with hand-written journaling is that it is SO easy to make mistakes!! So here is my journaling tip for you: use a pencil first!
This is how I did the journaling on this page:
1. I used a ruler and a pencil to draw out the lines for my journaling first.
2. Using those lines as my guide, I wrote out all of my journaling in pencil next.
3. Then I went back over the pencil marks with a Black Dual-Tip Pen.
4. Once dry, I erased all the pencil.
This method isn't 100% mistake-free but it sure has helped me to eliminate a lot of errors. And maybe it will help you too!
Thank you for letting me share my layout with you!
Have a great day and happy scrapping!