Scrapbook Idea: Scrapbook Your Garden

Well here in the Southern Hemisphere we’re well launched into Spring and the Northern Hemisphere is charging into Autumn. The two best seasons of the year, to my mind.

So what better time to start thinking about scrapbooking the beautiful examples of nature that help to define these seasons.

A couple of weeks ago you may remember we talked about scrapbooking the silly little things in life and how they really tell a lot about you. Well the occasional scrapbook page about how nature and the outdoor world fits into your life is a great asset to anyone’s scrapbook albums.

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Scrapbook Kit is Night Over Rhone from Step by Step Digital Scrapbook

And the layout is from a Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Advanced Tutorial 1.

This is an animated layout. If the animation does not display in your browser, just click on the image.

This is the view from my living room couch. I love my tiny backyard. It is my tranquil place and never fails to put me at peace with the world and all the busy goings on in my life. It’s as much a part of my home as my kitchen or my bedroom. So I think it’s only natural that something as important in my life as this deserves its own scrapbook layout.

I’m a little bit proud of the mosaic I made for the back gate. And I liked the idea of leading the eye towards it using animation in the scrapbook layout. Animated layouts can be a very cool way to tell a story. This is just one of the digital scrapbooking techniques I teach in my Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Tutorial Program.

There’s something about the uncomplicatedness of a garden that helps to give you a sense of balance I think. And I reckon Spring and Autumn are the absolute best seasons to enjoy and appreciate it.

maybe you could scan a flower from a favorite plant and include that in your layout. It’s the little things like that which help make your scrapbook layouts so special and individual. And if you’re a paper or hybrid scrapbooker you can press a flower and use it as an embellishment. Just make sure you seal it between two sheets of acid free acetate because otherwise the decomposition process of the flower will damage your layout and possibly your whole album.

So do you have a favorite outdoor place? How about scrapbooking it in its Spring/Autumn glory. It will be a layout that you’ll enjoy through the bleaker months of Winter or the harsh dry months of Summer. And you’ll know you’ll always be coming back to it.

Let us know about your special outdoor place. And if you have a scrapbook layout about it, leave a link so we can all go and visit and share your space a little.

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7 Responses to Scrapbook Idea: Scrapbook Your Garden

  1. Michelle September 25, 2008 at 2:06 am #

    Karen,

    You and I must be on the same page. Over the weekend, I spent some time scrapbooking pictures that I took over the summer of our newly landscaped backyard: http://scrappyhour.wordpress.com/2008/09/21/a-random-scrapbook-page/.

    Michelle

  2. karooch September 26, 2008 at 8:21 am #

    I always thought there was a psychic thread that ran through scrapbookers all around the world Michelle. Thanks for the link to your layout. I left a comment on it.

  3. plantesjardinsnature August 18, 2009 at 4:10 am #

    Good idea with scrapbooking and i think it’s also fun doing it. i will try

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