Sunday, February 22, 2015

Scrapbooking with Page Elements from Swaps

My last big group of photographs to scrap from 2011 were from my niece's quincenera (a Mexican religious birthday party/celebration for a girl's fifteenth birthday). The photographs were all very feminine, with lots of purples. In order to scrap them quickly, I turned to my large bin of page elements that I have received from swaps over the years. This page used a kit, which had a title, border and journaling block. Simple, but effective.
For this page, I found the border on the top of the left hand page in my bin. I created a complimentary border for the right hand page. Again, very simple, but pretty. And done!
Finally, this page elements kit had a title border, a tag, a hanging journaling box, several photo mats (including one nicely embellished) and a pretty hand-made dress element. I thought it was perfect for this group of photographs!
I haven't been involved in a page elements swap in years, but I'm glad I still have a few of these kicking around in my stash, as they make my scrapping go really quickly! Do you have any similar hand made elements hanging out in your stash?

9 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely pages I like the number of photos you've fitted on with still room for lots of journalling.

After attending my best friend's big sister's party, I was so sad to learn that WASP Quakers didn't get a quincenera.

Yes, I had similar kits and class pieces - I used most of them up and then purged and a delighted a friend who took home a box full of bits which she joyfully used up.

Sian said...

I was just thinking the other day about a felt embellishment swap I took part in years ago..I should look out what I have left from that.

Perfectly joyful pages :)

alexa said...

I can see how useful it must be to have a box of these ready for use. What happy photos and pages!

Karen said...

Great photos, and a group of fun pages!

debs14 said...

Lovely pages, I esp love the last one. You've chosen the perfect amount of embellishments to complement the photos.

Cheri said...

beautiful layouts. I remember when we used to do tag swaps and such. It has been a loooooong time and anything I had was either used or purged a long time ago. But I do still have an album with partially created base pages I can pull from.

Susanne said...

Looks good. Coincidentally, I just read about a quincenera in a book today. It sounds like a wonderful tradition to mark this passage.

Melissa said...

This definitely reminds me of a few embellishment swap items I still have in my stash! Great job using these on your pages.

Gail said...

Lovely pages and I'm so happy to see handwritten journaling. I've gotten away from it myself as mine is kind of choppy now that arthritis has hit the hands.