Happy Sunday everyone. First I must apologize for my misstep with yesterday's blog title. I entitled my post "Happy National Scrapbooking Day". But that left out all my wonderful international scrapbook friends, so my apologies.
I was able to make three layouts yesterday before lunch time came around. After that I got busy with family, and didn't get back to it. I was so tired last night I actually went to bed at 8:30 pm. I thought I'd get up this morning and whip up another page or two before the day got going with renewed zest. But I have almost zero craftiness in me today. I was able to struggle through my LOAD challenge layout, but I am less that happy with the results. Go figure. I work better with less sleep than I do with more I guess.
Today's prompt was a sketch. Sunday's challenges for LOAD will be "Sketchy Sundays". I love sketches, so I thought this layout would be a breeze. I figured out fairly quickly my title, and of course where the main elements were going to go thanks to the sketch. I turned the sketch 90 degrees which helped with my photos. Here's the sketch:
And here's my layout:
Product Used: Cardstock: The Paper Co. - Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Daydreams/Wonderful Day & The Paper Studio) - Title Letters: American Crafts (Thickers/Daiquiri) - Buttons: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy) - Chipboard Button: K&Co. (Wild Saffron) - Flower Gems: Colorbok (Flashy Finds) - Word Stickers: Authentique (Delightful Elements) - Border Strip: Crate Paper (Neighborhood Collection) - Flowers: Unknown.
I was at a stand still with embellishments on this one. I was on such a roll yesterday and embellishing was coming easier for me. Now it's like I'm back to square one today. Very frustrating!
I was able to join in at Big Picture Classes on two of the Creative Crop challenges yesterday. And the two challenges I was able to participate in were hosted by two of my favorite scrapbookers in the whole wide world. Stacy Julian hosted the first challenge. She challenged us to create a fun and unique border around one of our photos. Here's my double paged layout:
Products Used: Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Je t'adore/Heart Doilies & Red Ledger) - Washi Tape: Hambly, Queen & Co. & Kamoi Kakoshi - Heart & Bracket Stickers: Adorn It Carolee's Creations - Die Cut Stickers: Echo Park (This & That Alph Sticker Sheet) - Word Lable: My Mind's Eye (Miss Caroline) - Die Cut Machine: Craft Robo - Epoxy Sticker: Unknown.
I absolutely love washi tape, and have seem many crafters lately using it as borders around their layout elements.
The second scrapbook challenge host was Ali Edwards. Her challenge was for us to create a layout with two photos. One photo from a few years back, and one from now, and then journal what has changed since then. Here's what I came up with:
Products Used: Patterned Papers: Prima & American Crafts (Daydreams/Happy Day) - Title Letters: American Crafts (Thickers/Daiquiri) - Grungboard Shapes: Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Chipboard Clocks: Teresa Collins (Clock Diecut Charms) - Border Punch: Fiskars - Number Stickers: Cosmo Cricket (Tiny Type) - Journaling Card: Making Memories (noteworthy) - Paint: Apple Barrel White - Pen: Zig Writer - Tag: Avery.
When I was cleaning out my scrapbook stash last week, I came upon the grungeboard pieces that I've had for over a year. I had immediately thought of flying clocks and so I was happy to finally be able to create that on a layout!
I loved creating layouts for both challenges. Wish I had more time to do more yesterday when my creative juices were flowing, but it is what it is. They had some great guest hosts and sponsors.
Hope you all are having a great weekend. Keep scrapping!