October 29, 2014

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Homestead

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Why hello!  Welcome to the Homestead blog hop! This month we're using Club Scrap's Homestead collection.  I'm going to show you how I used the monthly Assembly Line Scrapbooking instructions to make a quick and fun page!

If you traveled here from Lisa's blog, then you are following the hop!  If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

Life is getting ever so busy, and it's just going to get busier as we get closer to the holiday season, so I decided I needed to do something quick and easy this month.  I turned to Club Scrap's trusty Assembly Line instructions to make a page.  I made 4 2-page layouts, in fact, following the instructions included as part of my Lite kit, but have only completely finished one 2-page layout with photos, embellishments, and journalling.

What I like most about ALSB is that the "theme" of the kit doesn't necessarily need to match up with your photos.  I tend to base my photos choices on the colors and mood of the pages I've pre-made using the ALSB instructions.  While this kit would be great to use to document a day out in the country, I used the prominent oranges to bring out the colors in my sunset photos from an evening at the harbor in Auckland, New Zealand.  Country life, meet city life!

I love all of the details the instructions encourage you to add, such as the stenciling along the top of the left page and the stencils around the journaling box.  You don't have to be clever since Club Scrap does that for you already!  The pre-printed wording on these pages even ended up working for my photos, as we joked that this giant and expensive yacht was my friend's new and humble home...

I didn't end up buying the stamps this month (even though they are oh so cute!  On my wish list!) but I did the second best thing and printed out the images that are sent as a link to members each month and used my stencil to enhance those as well.  Another added bonus of being a member - free printables are included each month!

So just a simple page for me this month, but sometimes that's all you need - to get your pictures in a scrapbook and journal about your adventures before you forget about them!

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to get out your ALSB pages and get some scrapping done before things get too crazy for you too!

Now head on over to Annette Dragon's to see what she has to show you this month.  Come back next month when we're relaxing with the Lakes collection!

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