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Creative Monday with Jen

February 25th, 2013 | Posted by Nicole Seitler in Layouts & Inspiration

Happy Monday! Jen is here today with a beautiful page to inspire you to start your week off on a happy note! Here’s what she has to say about her lovely page:

I’ve loved the rich fall colors in these kits ever since Nicole released them, and thought it would be a great pair for the Heart Art alphas that I love too. I struggle sometimes to use themed kits since I live in places where we don’t get a lot of seasonal color changes, but I found this picture I took of the sunset on new years day and knew it was a perfect color match. I love trying to find new ways to use theme kits and push myself outside the comfort zone, and make my kits go further.

Sugarplum Paperie : Creative Monday with Jen

Since I knew I wanted to use the photo and the alpha, I started with just those two items on the page, and built from there. I went back and forth between the two kits, finding papers and elements that complemented the alpha and photo. It surprised me how easily I was able to do a non-theme layout with this kit once I stopped thinking of it as a theme, and just looked at the colors I loved. Don’t forget to think outside the box when you are looking for ways to make your kits go farther, and give something new a try!

(Credits: Sweet as Pie : Collection, Heart Art : Hand Painted Alpha)

I hope this happy page leaves you feeling scrappy!

And what about you? Are you big on theme-y kits? Or do you also like to look for ways to make them work for other kinds of pages?

Personally, I’m not big on themes. I love finding new ways to use something. It’s like an extra challenge and I think it’s fun. :)

Hope you have a wonderful start to your week! Happy Scrapping!

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