Do you ever have a hard time trying to figure out a layout for a scrapbook page?  Well, this might be something that will help you.  Last year I was in a "Grow A Page" swap with some of my UDI Diva Sisters.  This was so fun!  Maybe I should suggest doing another swap like this.  Anyway, there were several different teams in this swap.  Each team had 5 members, and each member started their own page.  Keep reading, you will get a little better understand of what I am trying to say.  The first step in the swap was to start with an ACT Card, when complete, would be mailed to the next person in line. Okay, the pictures might help to explain it a little better too.  Here we go……

Grow a page 1This is the card that I made which I sent it to the second person.  I really wish I could remember everyone that participated in this swap.  The team that I was on was AWESOME!  The ATC card is 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" in size.

So I send my ATC to member 2.  When she got my ATC, she had to add to it to make it a standard card size of 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 in size.  Look at what she did.

In the mean time, she sent her ATC to her member 2 that was changing her's into a card. I also Grow a page 2 received an ATC from my member 5 and was changing it into a card.  Do you see what it happening here?

Now that the cards are complete, it is ready for round 3.  In round 3 we had to take the card that received and turn it into a 6 x 6 page.  Have I lost you yet?  Come on, I know you are keeping up with me just fine. Take a look at this.

Grow a page 3   You see how it is growing?  Okay, now that all the 6×6 pages are done, the next step is to change the 6×6 to an 8-1/2 x 11 page.  This is cool, isn't it.  Okay, let's take a look at what happened with mine.


Grow a page 4 Okay, I know that you are really following me know.  This was SO much fun, I did not know what mine would look like when it got back to me.  I was so excited when I got it back.  Oh no, I am getting a little ahead of myself here.  Slow down Jill.  The final step in this swap was to change the 8-1/2 x 11 into a 12 x 12 page.  Okay, now I can continue.  Here is my completed 12 x 12 page…totally AWESOME!  So you really can "get a little help from my friends" and here it is….


Grow a page 5 I guess what I am really trying to say, don't let scrapbooking scare you or don't get frustrated if you cannot think of how to get started.  Start easy.  Do you have a favorite stamp or do you have a favorite color or color combination?  Start small and work your way up.



  1. Judi says:

    Nice layout and very nice colors!

  2. Lauren says:

    Wow, what a neat idea! This project you guys worked on is beautiful. 🙂

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