My scrapbooking style is pretty simple. You won’t see a lot of tedious work for most of my layouts. My embellishment clusters generally only have three pieces to them. It seems like the more I scrap, the less intricate my layouts become. I just don’t have the time or creativity to make something more complicated.
Today’s layout takes the idea of simplicity to the extreme. I have three incredible photos of my husband and I with Kylo Ren. If you look at the bottom two photos, you will see me smarting off, and my husband laughing. Kylo Ren told him to get control of me. I informed Ben that my husband hasn’t been able to do that in over a decade. It was a delightful moment that I will always cherish.
When I began choosing papers for this layout, I immediately knew I wanted black and red. Not only does it match the background, but it just feels intimidating. I loved that black background paper. Then I added the simple tone on tone red paper to mat the photos. When I placed the photos on the red paper, there was something not quite right. It was just missing something. It needed another color that would pop a bit. I decided a bit of blue would work well and bring out the planet in the background.
Once I got to the photos and papers glued down, I was a bit stuck. I found the “Awesome” card, and knew I wanted to use it. Then I tried many different additional journal cards in order to document this particular story. No matter what I tried, I just could not make it work. I finally decided that the story could be told on the back of the layout. In the end, I ended up putting the small embellishments on a diagonal across the page. A sprinkle of silver stars, some hearts, and a couple of other small pieces finished the page off rather quickly.
Is it a page that will win awards? No. Will I still enjoy it in my scrapbook? Absolutely!
Disney tip: Being ready to interact with the characters just makes for a better experience… and better photos. You can tell which photos I was awkward in, and which photos that I went with the flow and had fun. Have something to say, even to those characters that can’t talk. I promise, it’s worth the effort.