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Checkmate: Fun and Games

If you are scrapbooking about fun and games, why not have a little bit of fun creating your layout? This post will share a playful way to add journaling to your page.

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If you are hopping along the Make it Monday Blog Circle, welcome! You’ll have arrived from Artful Adventures where Kristie is sharing a technique for spring themes. I’ll share the next post to hop to at the end of this post.

Fun and Games

Scrapbooking allows you to stretch your creativity in many ways. One way to do this is to make sure the tone of your layout fits with the topic you are scrapbooking. Let me explain.

In this layout that shows my son, Ryan teaching my cousin, Emily how to play chess I’ve used paper with a checkerboard/chessboard pattern. This would have been super easy to recreate even if I didn’t have the paper, it’s a simple grid of squares.

Okay, that’s kind of fun. What else?

Creative tips for a fun and games page! #scrapbooking

You’ll also notice that the colour tones on the page are quite muted, not bright and lively. This was done to emphasize the mental aspect of chess. It’s a game of strategy, not a game of lively excitement, and I felt that was suited to a more simple colour palette.

Sure. Anything else?

This particular game of chess was Emily’s introduction to the game. Not only is the game difficult to learn but you have to learn how each of the players move. There were a lot of questions! I thought it would be fun to tell the story and share a sample of the questions asked using speech bubbles. Not all of the speech bubbles are part of their commentary as I used some of them for the journaling I wanted to add to the page too.


I challenge you to get playful with your designs the next time you scrapbook fun and games. Make sure the page you create matches the tone and mood of the game.

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Your next stop on the Make it Monday Blog Circle will take you to see one of Connie’s favourite layered layouts at Clicky Chick Creates. You’ll love the wonder in little faces during Easter egg hunts! 

If you do create a fun layout about games I’d love it if you’d share it! You can post your creation on the Facebook page.

Now go ahead and let your scrapbooking creativity shine!


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