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)
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.
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...