I made these pages Thursday when I crafted with my friend, Deb. They are CASEd from some birthday pages I found on the internet by Lisa Curcio. Her pages were made in bright, cheerful colors and had a birthday image in the circle on the left. I thought the design worked well with our new in-colors and a floral theme, too.
On the left-hand side, I used four-inch strips of Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Strawberry Slush cut from 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. They're attached to a 12 x 12 sheet of Baked Brown Sugar. The circle is cut from Very Vanilla cardstock, and I used my favorite SAB set, Bloomin' Marvelous, for the design. It's such a versatile set. I'm so glad to have it in my stash.
When I first started scrapping, I only made pages to go with my pictures. Then I took some classes where we made pages first and added the pictures later. How eye opening! I could make pages much faster that way and get a lot more scrapping done. Now I almost always make my pages first.
When I go to retreats, I take all my pre-made pages and pictures and match them up! I also take extra cardstock and embellishments in case I need to add anything. It's amazing how many more pages I can get done that way. At the last retreat, I completes over 20 pages and still had time to play scrapbook bingo, eat lots of good food, and have fun!