Glitter Girl Made Me Use of Shimelle's starting points AGAIN!

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Posted 10/1/2013 by senoritascrapper in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 504,615
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Posted: 10/1/2013 9:31:19 AM
Thanks to Glitter Girl's new class I am finally tackling the hundreds of pictures I took of my son's first year. And not just in any old way! Thanks to her first chapter I created an outline for thematic series. First up: scrapping the pics with my youngest intently looking at my oldest. I didn't know what to do with these pics since he was always looking at his brother and not the camera. But then I asked myself why I was drawn to these pics. Realizing that I kept snapping away wondering what my baby was thinking about his brother (why is he so loud? do I look like him? who is this guy?) gave me all rationale and titles for my LOs. And since Glitter Girl said it was okay, I used one of her Shimelle's starting points because that always makes my scrapping a bit easier.

Do you use themes in your albums? Have you used Shimelle's starting points in your scrapping?

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PeaNut 51,078
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Posted: 10/1/2013 9:44:28 AM
Lovely layout

I do use the starting points or other sketches quite a bit. I find I have a few standard "go to" page formats and after a while my pages send to look too similar. When I want to mix it up the starting points help me do something our of my regular style.



PeaNut 113,955
October 2003
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Posted: 10/1/2013 9:51:18 AM
I use starting points a lot. I took the Perfect Collection class a while back and whenever I want to kill a kit or collection, I go pack to that class. In fact, the layout I posted this morning is based on s starting point. I have 2 more on deck.


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Posted: 10/1/2013 9:52:04 AM
Great layout. I do use page sketches and starting points. Sometime I see a layout Shimelle did and I put my twist on it. I love all the garden girls. They really know how to inspire.


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Posted: 10/1/2013 10:30:08 AM
Great layout! I love to use the starting points too.

Here is my puzzle about themes - how can I make 4 pages into their own theme within a book that is already a themed book?

The book is for my 9 year old nephew and it's all about how he loves fishing. I am already working with a color scheme, etc. for the book.

Now I have decided that I want to make a single page for each of his 4 stuffed animals (fish of course). How would you make those 4 pages a theme within a theme book? Do I use the same page layout on all 4? or what else?


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Posted: 10/1/2013 11:33:41 AM
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Posted: 10/1/2013 11:43:50 AM
Love the thought process you had in getting your photos scrapped! I've used plenty of Shimelle's sketches, but never her starting point.


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Posted: 10/1/2013 11:50:03 AM
love the Baby Boys layout!
Where are Starting Points?

ETA Found them Shimellie's Blog

and this thread .

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Posted: 10/2/2013 3:54:37 AM

How would you make those 4 pages a theme within a theme book? Do I use the same page layout on all 4? or what else?

Even if you already have your colour scheme picked out is there something that you can tie in to just these four pages that still fits with the overall scheme? Maybe a pp choice or a certain embellishment?


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Posted: 10/2/2013 8:30:37 AM
I love Shimelle's Starting Points! I have memorized quite a few of them,so I now always have a plan for,well...starting.

Happy scrapping,


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Posted: 10/2/2013 8:50:24 AM
Such a cute layout!! I love the little crib going across the page. -

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