Project Hawaii: the one with no embellishing

Question: What’s wrong with a scrapbook page that is just paper + words + photos?

Answer: absolutely nothing. They don’t all have to be fancy with embellishments or take a ton of time. This week’s installment of Project Hawaii you’ll see a layout that is, well, boring.




The thing is – I have lots of patterned papers and loads of photos and I said what I wanted to. I saw no need for embellishing beyond the bit of washi tape that I added to the edge of two photos. I was totally happy with it as-is. So, I let it stand! It’s fast, easy, and takes up less room in that quickly filling album.



So my note to you this week I suppose is to just relax. It’s ok if you just stick pictures to paper, tell your story, and move on without techniques and embellishing. Just do your thing, have fun, and enjoy the process.

This was actually the second Project Hawaii layout I made, I just couldn’t bring myself to posting it early on because it was so, well, BORING! haha. But – I’m sharing them all and so even this one gets a turn. The supplies are simple – PL Olive kit cards like crazy, a Basic Grey Envelope, Pink Paislee raised word, my grey Hero Arts ink, and trusty G45 stamps.

Happy Crafting!!

6 thoughts on “Project Hawaii: the one with no embellishing”

  1. Before I read your description I just looked over your LO and thought how wonderful the pages looked. The photos are the focus rather than embellishments. I really like it.

  2. Totally LOVE your layout.
    I’ve done something similar in the past but I really love the way you incorporated the pp into the layout!
    I’m working on some vaction photos right now from Disney World and The Nick Hotel—since I have so many photos—this is a perfect idea!

  3. I must repeat this like a mantra–stick pictures to a paper, tell your story and move on! Just read your bio at Big Picture. My husband was a fire fighter for 32 years in California, I scrapbook and make cards. Small world, huh?

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