Sunday, 22 May 2016

Victoria Long Weekend - Scrap Much?

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
and the Stuck?! Sketches May Challenge

I also spent some time working on a few pages 
for the Winter Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Now I know this isn't a very "Wintery" Page but it is
a page using Minimal Supplies, with Mostly Papers, a clothing tag, some sewing
and a free NSD Digital Word Strip File from Crafty Jen Schow
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!  

Friday, 13 May 2016

InterNational Scrapbooking Day

I hope everyone enjoyed some scrapbooking time last weekend to celebrate InterNational Scrapbook Day. I miss the days when a group of friends would run away for 3 or 4 days to Scrapbook at Rustic Ridge Ranch and celebrate National Scrapbook Day together for a whole weekend! 

This year I managed to find some time to hide away in my studio on Saturday night and Sunday morning as I had the house to myself for a couple nights.

I tried to participate in a few INSD challenges with the ladies on Mercy Tiaras FB Scrapbook Group. Its a great group a scrappy people sharing what they love to create & document and its lead by Tracy Banks - who has an awesome youtube channel and is inspiring not only as a scrapper, but a mom, friend and therapist!

Here are a couple of layouts that I completed.

Sketch Challenge - Twist and Sketch
Modify the format of the sketch - for instance make an 8.5X11 layout, or even a card. OR flip the sketch on its side, either side, or upside down even. But never fear, you can stick to the sketch as well!

 Create your own Background Challenge
I dug into my scrap box and pulled out all the earth tone pieces, I put them together to form a patterned paper background for the photos to be displayed on. It made a good dent in all those little pieces that I keep for cards and the occasional layout. I must try this again, it also eliminated the need for a lot of embellishments on the page. 
I used lots of letter stickers instead and typed out my journalling.

Lucky Me! This one will be in the next issue of Creative Scrapbooker!