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?