i really like to look at gina miller's gallery for inspiration. while i find that her pages are too busy for my style on a 2 page layout, i think that they work well for my beginning and end sheets. this time, i looked at a gallery on the the lilypad website, a great place for digital scrapbooking. i found a design that i wanted to emulate:
i really like this page because of how simple it is....just using pieces of ribbon to make the statement. here's is what i came up with for my end sheet:
i didn't love the result, though. i mean, it's fine....it's just not what i had in mind for the end of my scrapbook. so i went to gina's own website for inspiration. i found this while looking around in the gallery at her site, gina miller designs:
from there, i went to work. i loved how simple the layout was, only utilizing a few papers and some extra embellishments. also, there was plenty of writing. and i wanted room to write, since it was the end of the scrapbook. here is what i came up with for my end sheet:
i really like how it turned out. while i typically do not use this color scheme, it suited my needs. i really like the pink and the black with the green. i was able to tell the story the way i wanted to and as you can see i changed a few things around....played with the sizing of the elements and used bigger pictures. overall, i love the end result.
what did i learn? that if i'm not satisfied with something, keep working at it until i am. i think i knew this before, i but i guess there is a lesson to learn in every situation.