I have been scrapping since 2003 when I created a scrapbook for my grandfather's 90th birthday and never stopped after that! I live outside of Dallas on a farm with 11 goats, 45+ chickens, 2 donkeys, and 50+ guinea hens, plus our dogs and cat, so chaos rules especially since both my husband and I have full time jobs (the farm is a hobby). The only calm element in our life is my DD who will be a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. I no longer maintain a blog but am very active over at A Cherry on Top and really enjoy sketch challenges like Stick It Down.
I love double page sketches for travel photos and the grid design of this one was perfect to document a visit to the Guiness brewery in Dublin. I admit, though, that the layout went through several versions before I was happy. I began with darker papers and smaller squares but it was very busy so I went with larger squares and changed some to have more white space. I have a philosophy that when using sketches or scraplifting someone that there is no reason to take things literally - use it as inspiration and a starting point, then adapt it for your style and situation.
You can find Lisa's gallery HERE