I enjoy digital scrapbooking, and my favorite site for inspiration and products is the Shabby Shoppe. They have such fun papers and digital kits (lots for free download), and I also really enjoy their scrapping challenges, like the one pictured above: template challenge 24. Here’s what I did with it:
The templates are always 12″ x 12″ square, but I prefer scrapping in a 8-1/2″ x 11″ format, since I print out the pages to insert in the plastic sleeves of my kids’ memory books. So it is always a bit of a challenge trying to figure out how I am going to adapt the square design into a rectangular one. This time, I thought the zig zag pattern looked like it would be a nice background for a climbing picture, so I zoomed in on that part of the design. I used papers from several different Shabby Shoppe kits and liked how they all blended together with my photos. There are some super talented scrappers on that site and it can sometimes be intimidating, but I just go with my own style (and I’m one of the rare ones who scraps in the rectangular format) and enjoy it for my own purposes.
Here are a few more pages that I enjoyed putting together: