Doodle Your Heart Out

Even if you are not that great at drawing, doodling on you scrapbook pages can be a fun way to think outside the box, add some dimension, or just have fun! I fell in love with doodling on my pages, and just cannot seem to stop. If I try to make a layout without some doodling, I find myself grabbing that black or white pen and thinking, where do I need to draw something?

There are endless possibilities for doodling. You can get super creative, or keep it simple. Here are a few ideas for keeping it simple.

1. Outline Things. So often in my layouts, I outline a paper to give it more dimension. Draw a box around your title, or even draw on chipboard embellishments to make them pop more.

2. Doodle your title. I would only suggest doing this if you have pretty good penmanship. Otherwise, it would just look messy.

3. Doodle your embellishments. Love stars or hearts on a page? Draw them! Doing a holiday page? Draw a pumpkin or a Christmas tree.

4. Create a border or frame. Take a pen and doodle scallops around the outside of the main page, or around a single photo. There is no reason why you have to buy those things if you have a knack for drawing.

5. Flourishes. There are lots of stamps out there to help you make perfect flourishes on the page. But, have you ever tried drawing a swirl? It’s not that hard!

By doodling on your pages, you will make it unique. There are lots of people out there that have the same papers and embellishments, but not a lot of people can copy your own drawing abilities. Start small on your page. If you have a layered look, trying outlining just one of your papers in black ink. If it is a dark paper, use white ink. See if you like how it looks, and if you do, try branching out and doodling even more on your page.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at