You know, I’m a big fan of not reinventing the wheel, especially when it comes to designing or papercrafting. I mean, who says every page has to be unique? There’s no law (that I know of) that says every page needs to be its own 100% original design.

That’s why I’m just loving what Laura is sharing today–variation on a theme. Check it out.

And now, same song…different verse.

[ ShapesStoryboard #8 (collage template) / Background Basics (circle + petal background) / Borderlines #1 (flower border) / Borderlines #2 (scallop border) / Love: Every Little Thing (‘together’ tab) / Oh Baby (‘perfect’) / This+That: Love (‘love’) / Giving Thanks (‘priceless’) ]

Doesn’t that just make life so much easier? 
Love it.

Here’s what Laura has to say:

It’s not often that I stop and take the time to scrap about my immediate family, unless they’re included in photos of my little family that I happen to be working with. I recently got a small order of new 6×6″ paper pads, and immediately pulled out four coordinating 6×6″ patterned papers from two different pads to use on layouts. While searching for photos to match the papers, I ended up with a few photos I took of my brother and his wife a few years back, and a set of photos taken at my parents 40th wedding anniversary party six years ago.
Each layout has the same basic page design. I arranged the four 6×6″ patterned papers on a white sheet of cardstock. I had one paper on each layout that was more of a solid, sort of ombre’, color. From each of those, I cut a 6×6 background piece using Kerri’s Background Basics kit. I created a photo collage for one layout, as I had more photos that I wanted to include, and lined up three photos in a row for the other layout. I cut a few borders from Kerri’s Borderlines #1 an Borderlines #2 kits to use on the layouts. And then finally, for my two titles, I choose a block style word and a cursive word to combine, since that’s my favorite look for titles these days.