A couple of weeks ago I got a big parcel in the post: a boxful of layouts which had been published in Scrap365 magazine. We work months in advance, so it had been a while since I'd seen some of these, and it felt like a reunion with old friends...
The pie chart page, from the November 2012 issue, was for an "And Finally" feature: something a bit different to finish up your reading at the back of the magazine. It's definitely worth thinking about if you have a list to scrapbook.
Or, if you have something a bit more private in mind, how about some hidden journaling? In the same issue I did a piece on that very subject:
Now, don't laugh - this next very simple page has turned into one of my favourites. The journaling is hidden underneath the patterned paper which drops down out of the way. It's about a university experience, so I cut some shapes I hoped look like dreaming spires and lots of blue, which always says "hard work" to me. I'd like to try the same design again with a different mood and new colours, just to see how it looked. There are other possibilities: leaving the words on show over or instead of the patterned paper; or using a photo instead of the shapes. I can see it miniaturised as a card too, maybe?
and, finally, a lighter, brighter look with banners; for a page about a cheerful Monday morning, inspired by an article I did on using songs as inspiration.
A delivery of new supplies might just be as good as a Monday gets. Thank goodness it's Wednesday. Have a good one!