Sunday, September 19, 2010

I've been scrapping for me!!

Sometimes I just get too caught up in trying to meet deadlines or trying to do things for my classes at my LSS that I forget to scrap about things I really want to get onto pages!

So the past few nights I have been doing some things FOR ME and because I want to!  Some of them have been inspired by challenges, others by sketches.

Scrapdango has their "Back To School" crop going on and it is so much fun!!!   I have done a whole bunch of LO's so far and the challenges have been so inspiring. 

This one I used some of the new AC City Park papers.  I LOVE this line!  The colors are so bright and cheery.  The challenge was to use an animal photo, along with a few other requirements.  I took this photo last summer when my dad caught a frog.  I love the photo, but what I REALLY love about the LO is the memories that it brought back.  My journaling is all about how I used to catch frogs with my mom and dad when I was a little girl.  I am so glad that I got to scrap a memory like that!

Next up is my FINAL entry for the Treasured Hunt at Treasured Scrapbooking!!!  YES!  I made it to the final round!  There are 6 of us left.  We had SOOOO many things to do on this page:

  • Use a closure of some sort on your layout, this can be staples, a paper clip, the little clippy off a manilla envelope, those tie thingies, anything that closes or holds things together.
  • Use the word "end" in your title.
  • Include journaling (if it's hidden, please give proof that it is there)
  • Use FOUR or more photos to symbolize each week of the contest
  • Use fibers, cord, ribbons, twine, thread, anything like that.
  • Include a handmade element (week one)
  • Use lined or ledger paper- handmade is fine (week two)
  • Use bling (week three)

This LO came to me right away because I have been thinking about the end of summer lately, so naturally I had to use the word "end" in reference to that. My title was made with some black Cosmo Cricket chipboard letters which I painted white, then yellow, then used glossy accents and sprinkled yellow glitter on top. This is my BLING! The "I wish it never had to end" part I printed on a transparency and cut out.

The closure I made on this little pocket/envelope. The metal pieces are some jewelry making parts and I just added some ribbon around the envelop and through the metal to make a belt-like closure.

Inside there is hidden journaling which I typed because the space was very small.

There are 9 photos on the page that are my summer highlights.

For ribbons/threads, i used yellow embriodery thread and I crocheted the sun (which is my handmade element). I watched a tutorial on you tube! I then took the crocheted circle and added it to a sun sticker and put a button on it.

I also used some ribbon on the red pocket/envelope, and some bakers twine to hold the pinwheels together. I also made the pin wheels using a tiny square of paper, some brads, and some toothpicks for the sticks. My lined paper is on the square with the pinwheels.

OK, one other thing I forgot to share on my blog, but that I shared on the Scrapbook Circle Blog is my mini album all about Charlotte's friends!!!  There was a sticker on the Cosmo Cricket "Happiness" sheet that said "My Friends" and when I saw it, I knew that that was what I wanted to do.
It is simple, really...just a piece of paper on each page, with a circle cut out and gesso'ed for journaling, a sticker border, and the name of her "friend". 


She seriously LOVES it...Froggie is her bestest friend, and she always wants me to flip to that page.

Well I have a special "trio" of pages to show in the next few days that are some things that I WANTED to scrap, and I'm so glad I did!  Will share in a few days...


Tkat said...

oh these projects are awesome!!!!!! i absolutely love your summer page -- what a great way of showcasing favourite moments! and multiple photos. i think i'm gonna lift that idea!!! :)brilliant and gorgeous pages!!!

Diana Waite said...

I totally agree about the scrapping for yourself! Sometimes it gets pushed on the back burner...these layouts are VERY fun--I especially love the multiple photos one.

KarenW said...

It's been awhile since I have visited your blog. You are so creatvie and dedicated. I'm just going to bring over some pictures. ;)

Unknown said...

I love, love, love your Summer page. I am going to have to bookmark that one for future reference. Thanks for sharing! You are really talented!

Alicia said...

I so love the frog and summer layouts! I can't wait to use the city papers in your class! I hope this is one of the layouts. Soooo talented! You should do stuff for yourself more often. :)

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Gorgeous work as always Audrey!! I totally need to scrap for me too - thanks for the inspiration!

Erica said...

Hey Audrey! Your Summer Mini won the Summer contest at

Please email us your address so we can get your prize mailed out to you.

WhiteRacoon said...

The Summer LO is very inspiring! I'm really happy that I found your blog, there's a plenty of funny ideas you share, which actually keep me inspired! Thank you for sharing. And good luck! =)

Dettao said...

FAbulous pages and mini book. The titles on the two pages are my favorite parts.