Today I've just been scrapbooking like crazy! I'm lucky that I'm starting to get it worked back into the swing of things... but today I did FOUR pages!! That is crazy! In a normal week I'd be lucky to get even that! I actually signed up for a bunch of challenges over on scrapbook.com like I said in a previous post. Yesterday I told you guys that I was going to use my blog to keep track of daily challenges that I complete and I DID finish one today! I guess I'll share that one first. Here it is:
The challenge was to use at least eight pairs of two on your page. My pairs are: 2 neutral cardstocks, 2 colored cardstocks, 2 red flowers, 2 pink flowers, 2 buttons, 2 brads, 2 fonts in the title and 2 photos. I didn't journal as much on this page as I did on some of the other pages I did today. I think that it depends on the page itself to determine how much if any journaling a page needs/wants. I really like the way this page turned out... I used a sketch, but sometimes I feel like when I use the same colors, a lot of my pages start looking the same.
This page was a little bit different. I was trying to do a different challenge... to use up those stickers that you have lying around! I know I have a bunch and I decided that it would be a good one to try. The purple circles just came to be - you see, when I'm working on a scrapbook page, I'm really spontaneous... I just let the page flow and go where it wants to. I had a scrap of dark purple cardstock and I thought that it would make a really good accent. But I couldn't just leave it at one circle. I added more, and the more I added, the better it looked!
A Day in the Life was actually the first layout that I did today. I was just playing around with a sketch that I found on a sketch challenge and it just sort of happened. The primary colors were chosen because I really liked the color the towels gave my picture and I thought that if I used the same colors, it would give the same kind of look to my page. If I was to only give you guys one tip to my scrapbooking style, that would be to never, ever, think about what you are going to do next. That, I think, is the reason my pages come together sooo quickly.
The last page I have to share with you guys today is titled Together Forever. It is a page about my parents wedding and how I KNOW that they are going to be 'together forever.' The journaling doesn't say that particularly, but I just feel it directly from the page. My parents have been married for 13? years and they are still as much in love as they were when they were married. The one tip I have for you from this page is, that, if you have a crop-a-dile, that you can dry - emboss dots!! Using the part that sets the eyelets, simply place it where you like and squeeze the handles! You can see the embossing below the title.