Did you know that our Lucky 13 Circle Journal Project from last year was published in this month's Sommerset Memories?!?!?! Woohoooo!! I hope to post a pic of the magazine soon!

I have two projects in it, the Cover of my Lucky 13 Album and the page I created fro Candace McLean.

I had a blast working with canvas during our Lucky 13 Journey and created some pages that really challenged me creatively. Some of us made copies of our canvas pages to keep a second book for ourselves. Why not translate the canvas pages into 12×12 pages?

One of my favorite pages is the one I created for Elena Etcheverrry–the rich, bright blue with the white and brown accents really pops of the page for an intense effect. I took this page that I created for Elena:



And simply did the same exact thing on a 12×12 piece of cardstock that was the same blue.


The blue on Elena's page is actually painted. I taught this “copy” in my Project 12×12 Class on Going Green–we used some Martha Stewart Felt Doilies in a new way! They came 3 to a pack and who needs 3 in their house–use one for decor and the other 2 for craft projects, why not?

Just because art is on canvas or presented in a different way than our familiar scrappy 12×12 scrapbook pages doesn't mean we can't translate that to our own work! Next time you're feeling a little stumped about where to go with your page, look outside of scrapbooking for inspiration–translate a piece of art into your own scrapbook page.

Happy Creating!!

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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