Well wouldn’t you know… been scrapping for 6 years and this is the first time I have participated in National Scrapbooking Day Everywhere I turned this weekend, there were giveaways, challenges, blog hops and inspo. I could resist the challenges over at Studio Calico and got down to work (well, and the prize for completing all of the challenges – a $100 gift card!). I got two layouts done, and one notebook cover. Not bad for a Sunday!
This one came together rather easily in my mind, but was time consuming to create. There were 5 challenges, and since combining is allowed, combine I did! In short, I was to use triangles as inspiration, incorporate confetti, get graphic by using a shape, put to work some alpha stamps and finally, use 5 or more photos on a layout. I totally combined ALL 5 challenges onto one, because I knew I’d have to do another one for the sketch challenges, and also knew that I wouldn’t get more than 2 done.
So here’s my Studio Calico NSD Challenge Layout:
And here’s the cover I threw together for my notebook at work with the leftover bits of my City of Lights kit.
I have another LO to share in the next few days from the Sketch Challenge!
How much work, if any, did you get done?
Soooo loving this project! I thought I’d start it off with a shot of me and my camera. How’s that for a happy little moment?
In all seriousness, I bought the camera not because I wanted to take up photography, but because I wanted better pictures for scrapbooking. The results have been amazing, and it’s been worth every penny. One of the best purchases I ever made! Plus, it allows me document all those memories I’m so fond of.
I’d like about 20 more of those Amy Tan yo yo flowers please.
Just a quick shot of the inside of my book. I placed a grey chevron bag behind the glassine bag, and then wrote on it – but forgot to take a picture of that. Oops!
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I am delighted to be partaking in a wonderful online class over at Studio Calico called “Happy Little Moments”, taught by the wonderful and talented Maggie Holmes. I love LOVE that we’re using old Readers Digest books as the base of our albums. The official instructions were to paint the cover, and try I did. Three coats of three different colors went on that cover, but I wasn’t feeling it – so I decided to go with my first instinct. Paper! And boy was I ever happy to pull out my new Dear Lizzy products and put them to good use Here’s how my cover ended up.
The idea is to record those little moments in life that give us so much joy. Maybe not Christmas, or birthday parties, but things likereading a bedtime story with your child, or the note your husband left you before work. The little stuff! A few of us were brainstorming on the message board about other things we could make this book for, too – like travel journals, engagement/wedding photo mini albums and art journals.
I’ll be back tomorrow with my next page
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I saw this challenge awhile back on Amy Tan’s blog, and knew I wanted to play along – and decided October would be the month! I saw this lovely in Marcy Penner’s shop and thought it would be perfect. I got it a couple weeks ago and played around with the cover a bit.
Here’s what I came up with!
Even though today is October 2nd, I am making it Day 1, because there is 31 days in October. And also, because my friend Kim took engagement pics of us today and it would be a really good way to start with my self-portrait
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Hey all Back from our trip to visit my SIL, BIL and Niece in Calgary. We were there from Sunday the 27th until Friday the 1st. We had such a great time, even went for a night to Banff! Does anyone else love Banff as much as I do? Skiing was a disaster for J and I… but man did we rock that bunny hill!
Anyway, I did a little on-the-go mini… here’s just a few pages. I had gotten this book with my class registration for Amy Tan’s online workshop back in the fall, so I thought I might as well use it up!
Very excited that today is Day 1 of Kelly Purkey‘s Sketchbook 3 Class. I am off to go work on the first sketch right now!
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This is the mini I worked on. It was supposed to be more “doing-it-as-I-go” than “after-I-got-home”, but I quickly found it was difficult without the portable printer… I learnt alot doing this one and love love love having all the momentos in one place!
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I apologize for the bad lighting… just thought I would throw a few shots of my DD up here. I don’t have any real shots of the actual pages because a) I am SO not anywhere done this and b) I am not happy with it. I am on the fence about whether I should have done it in the first place… actually, I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t have, but you know how it is when you’re inspired, right? I do take one real positive out of this. I used up SO MUCH of my stash. And I also learned alot, so that’s great. But trying to do this, on top of Project Life 365? Not smart. I’m already documenting each day. My thought was that I’d keep this one festive, and the other one more of the “everyday”. It didn’t work out quite like I planned, and I ended up feeling sooo overwhelmed.
That said, I am already SO excited to start December Daily next Christmas. By then, Project Life 365 will be complete and I will have nothing else hogging so much of my time. I can’t wait to really delve into this Christmas 2012
Here’s a few shots of what I considered to be the funnest part – assembling the album
Here is my Mini Album I’m working on… just the cover so far!
I got the surprise of my life while in Central Park. He pulled off without a hitch and I was shocked! It was one of the happiest days of my life
Of course I said yes!
Happy New Year!
Our shopping trip to Grand Forks was the theme for this little mini that I stitched as part of Amy Tan‘s workshop!
Now all I have to add are my “ABC’s of the trip” to the middle pages and it’ll be good to go!
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