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Scrap Like a Sugarbabe: Trish Harden

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About Trish:

I’m Trish and I am super duper awesome excited to be one of the newest Sugarbabes. I’m 26 and I have four kiddos ranging from 9 years old to 1 year old. Three of them are little dudes, one is a little chick. I’m a stay-at-home mom with an educational background in Early Childhood Education. And up until I had the oldest dude my goal in life was to be a starving artist, then die, and then become wildly famous. I never did paper scrapbooking – minus one school assignment for my last year of high school – because I can’t even cut a straight line with a paper cutter. I started digital scrapbooking in the fall of 2007 and haven’t looked back since.

My Claim To Fame:

Um, I don’t honestly know. If I had to guess I’d have to say that being messy and versatile would be it. I can just imagine the chaos my work area would be if I did do paper scrapbooking. I used to jokingly (seriously) tell people who asked me about how I made my pages that my method is simple – open the most obnoxious paper you can find and then just sort of dump all of the elements on. Move everything about a bit. Throw on a photo or two. And voila! You’re done. I don’t think that answer ever was really all that appreciated.

 

The majority of my pages are preplanned in my head. No seriously. I lay in bed at night and plan scrapbook pages. (Or while I’m driving, or sitting places waiting, or other random places and times where I should be doing other things) I find myself breaking up things I see into how it would be blocked out or mapped out on a scrapbook page. When I take pictures I plan out how I would make them into a scrapbook page. When I get my kits to work with each week I take a long look at them, shuffle my newest pictures through my mind, pick a few that might work with it, and then eyeball out what in the kit immediately grabs my attention as something I need to use. Then I open all those things and get to work. I have a horrible time with templates. They stress me out because I think they need to look just like the template, but at the same time I can’t stand the idea of making a page that is going to look just like a page anyone else with the template will make. It takes me three to four times longer to complete a page using a template.

 

But better yet, let me just show you how I make a page:

 

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

And the final page

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One Comment to “Scrap Like a Sugarbabe: Trish Harden”

Thank you so much for taking the time to capture your process step by step. Your layout is gorgeous!

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