Out Of Your Comfort Zone!

Firstly I just want to wish our readers a very Happy New Year! Where did 2011 go to? This year I plan to use papers that I have at home already, and within that may mean scrapbooking colour schemes that are a little out of my comfort zone. This is due to buying papers on a whim and my tastes in colours changing so much from month to month.

With this in mind I thought I would do a blog post here about getting out of our comfort zones and trying something different. I have loved all the Authentique ranges that have been brought out, and although I thought the Blissful range was gorgeous I had avoided it because yellows and greys were not colours I ever scrapped in. So this is the range I picked this month to blog about. And needless to say I actually really liked the pages I have created, and its made me think about other paper ranges I have avoided!!

This is the first page I created, which is an 8.5 x 11 with a photo of my dog Brodie on Christmas Eve 2005. He will be 14 years old this year and is getting a very old man now, so it was nice to scrap a photo of him when he was a bit younger and still had a fair bit of energy.

The second page I created was a 12×12, and a photo from a little village in the Cotswolds called Bibury, its a beautiful town with a river running through it which leads to a trout farm. The cottages in the photo were on a walk around the river, and they are just gorgeous!

Well I hope I have inspired some of you to revisit your paper collections and maybe mix up some colour schemes that you may not usually scrap in. Or to even be brave and buy that new collection you’ve had your eye on, even if it isn’t in your usual colours!

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