Wednesday, July 15, 2015

First Recital ~ Fun chalkboard frames

Hello everyone.  I found a fun download of frames that I just had to have.  I think chalkboard elements are so fun, and I know they have been around for a while but I seem to be drawn to them all the time.  Maybe its because I have three children and they are fun for kid pages.  This collection of frames was part of a download called Di's Doodling Frames #1.     There are 75 frames in all.  Chalkboard, cardboard, grid paper and stamps.  Really fun! They have 6 pages for inspiration too.   I had a lot of photos of Jillian's first recital so I made a two page spread this time.

An easy way to make your page into a two-page spread is to "insert a duplicate page".  You can see this option at the top editing bar in both MDS and MMS.  You can insert a mirrored page as I did for my pages, or you can insert an exact duplicate.  Then you can change the pictures in the frames and move things around as you like. This way you don't have to recreate your embellishments and all the backgrounds.

Here is the sketch...
I hope you find some digi inspiration today.  If you would like to share what you did with this sketch you can attach a link in the comments section or add your page to my Facebook page.

Here is the frame collection. 
It was $3.99

I thought this was an interesting way to use the frames.  You could print them out onto paper and use them in fun ways like art journaling or cards.  I see some framed cards in my near future!


  1. Hi Beth! I'm sitting here trying to scrapbook, but feel lost with no MDSM sketches to spring off of :-( Then I thought of your sketches and came over to have a peek! Now I have all sorts of inspiration! Thanks a bunch!

    1. yea! glad to offer some inspiration. I am missing MDSM too! hope you share what you make! feel free to post to my Facebook page!