Issue after issue, for the past six years, ScrapStreet has brought it's readers countless numbers of projects for inspiration. That's what we do! We like to inspire all levels of scrappers; the seasoned, the "weekend" scrapper, the ones just starting out, or those whom have yet to begin.
Looking through the magazine, you may pick out little things that appeal to you like a fun way to use an embellishment or the way a ribbon was stitched to a page. Sometimes, larger ideas jump out at you such as a color combo or a design layout, which you may file away in your head for future use. Now and again, there is one special layout or card that you love everything about and want to copy it exactly- I call that a Scrapjacking!
Kat Poole did a fantastic job of a full blown scrapjacking of Dora's layout from the October '10 issue. I actually had that one on my list, Kat! She made it work for the amount of pictures she had and the embellishments of her choice. I love the color scheme- really bright, busy back round paper and simple touches on the layout in the same colors. Brilliant!
Kayaking by Kat Poole
Supplies: Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: Recollections, Stickers: Jillibean Soup, Ticket: Tim Holtz, Alphabet: Sassafras Lass, Jenni Bowlin Studios. Tools: Sewing Machine: Brother.
Inspiration: I loved the original layout by Dora Phillips so much, mainly because of all the stickers she was able to work into her layout. I had a lot of the same stickers that she used and I loved her layout so much that I copied it almost verbatim! This is a fun way to use up some of that sticker stash and is a great “beginner” layout for using sewing machine stitching.
Journaling: Eric, AJ, Sarah & I decided to go kayaking one weekend. It was tons of fun – we saw sea lions, explored caves – and no one tipped over!
Drive by Dora Phillips
Supplies: Paper, Stickers, Ribbon: Jillibean Soup, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Button: BasicGrey, Font: Sylfaen, Other: thread. Tools: Other: sewing machine.
Design Notes: I printed the photos and journaling together on photo paper and then used stitching to disguise the block. The text looks like it was printed on the cardstock instead. Easy hybrid trick.
Journaling: Zack wanted to drive his own car so badly that he was willing to wait in line for well over an hour in the rain. The smile on his face made it totally worth every minute.