For last year or so I just haven't been inspired to scrapbook much. I didn't order prints of my photos, I am not organized with the prints I do have, and well, if I can actually get out the door and arrive at a crop, I am ahead of the game! For that reason, I just started scrapping layouts without pictures. My crop bag is always full of goodies, new and a lot of old ones I need to use up, I knew some of the things I had done with the family, like flying kites, so I just used the themes I could remember to generate themed pages and made generic pages the rest of the time. This year I have created almost 60 “blank” pages!

I finally added photos to one of these generic pages:



  • Stickers, Paper – Creative Imagines
  • Journaling Pen – Copic
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Chipboard Letters – American Crafts

I took these pics of our dog Cooper using settings I learned in Rad Megan‘s DSLR Photography class at Craftcation this past March 2013. I am still working on it but I am really proud of my photos. And this 5 year old layout is pretty good too, if I do say so myself. Simple is good.


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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