10.31.2011

Minimalist???

I am pretty sure that I do not qualify as a minimalist. However, I can see lots of reasons why being one would be useful.

For example:
  • Less stuff to store
  • Less stuff to buy
  • Less stuff to dust
  • Less stuff to lose
  • Less stuff
For the scrapbooker, this applies as well and the reason's are as follows:
  • Less stuff to store
  • Less stuff to buy
  • Less stuff to dust
  • Less stuff to lose
  • Less stuff
Hmmm, pretty similar list isn't it.

Well, the fact is that I am not a minimalist. In the layout below I will show you my attempt at being a minimalist.  (It is sad indeed, at least in terms of achieving the minimalist ideal).

In my mind, this layout was going to be quite minimalist ala Laura Kurz.  I had something planned in my mind's eye that looked like this, but with much less stuff.  Then I started working and this is what happened.





I think you'll agree that for me, this is somewhat minimalist, but in the truest sense of the word I don't think I quite made it.  However, let me tell you what I did do and that I love the end result.

This was made to meet a challenge to use up scraps.  So the following items are scraps: inside lining of the file folder (scraps from the giant chevron LO), the negative butterfly cutout book page, the gold, silver and white piece (came from a gift my aunt brought me from Japan), the Blue punched butterfly, the red and white chevron.

The rest of the items were all laying out on my desk.  I am so happy that I came up with a layout from leftovers and incidentals.  Oh, and the background paper was from what was left after I cut what I needed for a different layout.

Hope you enjoyed!  Have a great day!



31 comments:

  1. Love it. I did this last week, i thought Glee was done and pulled all the scraps of paper out and got 3 more layouts from them, could not believe it and i LOVE each one so much

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  2. Ursula, this is fab ... love it! I don't know what your original intention was, but I LOVE the result! So many clever ideas and it looks just so wonderful!

    Sylvia xx

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  3. I love it!! I think you achieved what you wanted.

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  4. So pretty! Love how you used the butterfly and the negative!

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  5. It is kind of minamalist....that said...it's a fabulous page!

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  6. lovelove it... love all the elements.. u make so many things beautiful. xo

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  7. Ohhh, I remember when you shared this photo shoot with, the pics were amazing!!

    Well, there is not a ton of stuff, so I guess it qualifies as minimalist... I, for one, love the result!!

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  8. love this!! the design just rocks and the little touches are perfect. you do 'minimilist' beautifully.

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  9. I think it looks great! And it does maintain that clean and simple feel.

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  10. minimum, maximum you do it so well

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  11. Not minimalist, but lovely none the less <3

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  12. I think I might need to lift this layout - imitation is the purest form of flattery! Love the file folder lined with scraps. If I get it lifted I'll be sure to link back to you on it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Well, it's okay to be "minimalist for you" Seriously. And besides, I find my designs in my head rarely turn out the same on paper. And even when I scraplift, it usually ends up being part of the design that I use and then change it up. In the end, it doesn't really matter so long as you like it!

    PS - I think it's a cute layout! And great job on using scraps!

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  14. So pretty! LOVE those photos too!

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  15. Very, very cute, Ursula!
    Love the pull-out tag :)

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  16. Definitely minimalist, and I love it!

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  17. Minimalist or not it's beautiful. I wish I was a minimalist at home but alas, I'm not.

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  18. i am more minimalist in decorating than scrapbooking...hmmm...very cute layout!

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  19. Great job using those scraps! Thanks for sharing and embracing your inner minimalist. -Amanda

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  20. Very pretty! And a good way to use the scraps!

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  21. Love it. I too, am not a minimalist - try as I might!

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  22. The background paper is so unusual and such a neat choice!

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  23. Love it - minimalist or not! :) It's always a good thing to use up scraps.

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  24. Beautiful -- of course, I'm biased toward the subject! lol Evie loves the butterfly punch, btw!!! ;^)

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