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Wednesday
Feb222012

Scrapbook Layout: Enlightened

Over the past few years I've barely done any scrapbooking but I am trying to motivate myself to get back into it a bit. Hilary's comment on my Picture of the Day Post about the Fruit Juice Stand in San Pedro made me decide to finally get a layout done last night.

I had these pictures from Todaiji in Nara, Japan that I thought were fun so I decided to scrapbook the story behind them. I liked the tealish patina that the Buddha has developed over the years so I decided to use teal as an accent color. I wanted to keep things simple on the layout and focus on the pictures so I just matted my large photo, added a sticker title and drew a line to outline my smaller picture and journaling.

The journaling reads, "At the Daibustuden at Todaiji there is a special column off to the side of the great Buddha. It's said that if you are able to pass through the hole cut out at the bottom you'll achieve enlightenment. Despite being the only foreigner and one of the only adults in line (the opening is quite tiny) when my turn came I did it and was able to squeeze through. August 2010" 

Reader Comments (9)

Hooray! So glad to see this! So happy to hear I inspired you! I totally understand taking a break, I'm getting back to it after scrapbooking very sporadically the last few years. It feels good to get creative again.
Keep it up, I would love to see more!

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilary

So glad to see that you're inspired to do a layout! I totally get needing a break. I was at the point awhile back too. Please do more. :)

February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Thank you so much, Hilary and Jen! I really appreciate the encouragement!

February 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

Loved your book "Step Up Your Scrapbooking" a few years back and keep it as a reminder to let myself relax and create. Great idea to use a light box to keep your journaling lines straight!
Thanks for the inspiration.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercdmscrap

Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my book and that you liked my light box idea. It's great to get such nice feedback!

February 3, 2013 | Registered CommenterLisa

You are a genius with a camera and I love your clean layouts and creativity. Thanks!!

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

Missy- Thank you so much! What a lovely compliment!

February 21, 2013 | Registered CommenterLisa

Hi Lisa! Your "Step Up Your Scrapbooking" book was the first scrapbooking idea book I ever purchased, a couple years after I started scrapping. I still refer to it often. I love your clean, beautiful style and hope to see more layouts from you in the future!! In the meantime, I'm really glad I found your blog and look forward to reading it and seeing your great photos. Have a great weekend!

April 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather V

Love the simple layout. Sets the photo's of beautifully.

October 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLyn

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