It feels like we skipped Fall and moved from Summer to early Winter! It also feels like the perfect time to work with those Summer photos while the details are still fresh so that I don't struggle with the journaling. Here are a couple that I have finished of late...
Last weekend one of my Hockey Mom friends challenged me on Facebook to do the "Love Your Spouse" Challenge. I managed to post 3 of the 7 challenge photos but then my work week went into overdrive. Glad that work week is behind me! I'm very proud of the work that was done by our team despite the very very long hours that were put in! Sean decided to help me out and did post one photo of us for me (he is still a hopeless romantic every once in awhile)... so I was short 3 photos for the challenge. This weekend I cocooned in the Studio on Saturday night and all day Sunday...
I made 2 layouts with the FB challenge in mind!
The first layout came together quickly, the Stuck Sketches September 1 challenge with some very old paper collections from Fancy Pants and Basic Grey.
This layout has been laying on the pile to scrap for way too long!
Yesterday as I was packing up my layouts that were chosen for the Winter Issue of Creative Scrapbooker,
I decided to send Jackie and her team at CS a note of thanks.
This week Jackie has been posting a few videos with sneak peeks of all the layouts she is receiving for the Winter Issue..
I thought it might be fun to send her something she wasn't expecting besides my layouts!
I decided to make a photocopy of each of my layouts, cards and published photos starting with the Winter 2011 Issue.
As I poured over 5 years of CS issues I realized how fortunate I have been to have a little part in each of these magazines.
I spent the entire evening flipping thru those issues, looking at all the little flags and post it notes that I still have on many pages and it really inspired me to spend the next few nights in the studio!
Jackie, you also inspired me to do my own little sneak peek video and this is my first video ever on my blog!
This weekend I managed to enjoy quite a bit of Studio time, I managed to get 3 layouts done!
The first was this month's Creative Scrapbooker's June Sketchy Challenge
I have had these photos sitting on the "Pile to Scrap" along with the event tickets and the Silent Auction Brochure from the event. I turned the sketch so that the 3 photos were running across the lower half of the page in stead of vertically. Again this was a layout that really didn't require many embellishments.
Its been a cold rainy long weekend which we certainly need in Alberta!
Well maybe not the cold part... just the rain!
Anyways, I have spent some time hiding away in the studio playing with some of the pictures that I had printed to scrap with during NSD weekend. Here are a few of the May challenges that I completed with inspiration from Scrap Much?
The first is a combination of the Scrap Much? May colour challenge
I created this fun layout with some pictures from Easter 2016.
And the last layout for the weekend was taken off the "pile to scrap", Shimelle's weekly challenge this week was scrapbook with square photos, I think when I developed these I intended on cutting them all apart and place them in a strip but when I reached for them today I decided to leave them intact. A fond family memory from Christmas Vacation in Costa Rica a couple years ago... I just realized that I was pretty focused on scrapbooking photos of trips to CR!